Dangerous Bandon pedestrian crossing to be relocated

Dangerous Bandon pedestrian crossing to be relocated

8 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed to the TheCork.ie this week that following his discussions with Cork County Council and the NRA the go ahead has been approved for the relocation of one of West Cork’s most controversial pedestrian crossings and the erection of additional […]

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

8 September 2015 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie Here at TheCork.ie we like the fact that Cork has two separate Councils. Cork City Council, based in City Hall, Anglesea Street and, quite seperately Cork County Council, based in County Hall (Cork’s first skyscaper), Carrigrohane Road Each Council has a different atmosphere, and different set of staff, […]

University College Cork launches Masters in DIGITAL Business

University College Cork launches Masters in DIGITAL Business

8 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie UCC/Cork University Business School and the Irish Management Institute (IMI) have partnered to develop a new ‘Masters in DIGITAL Business’, which was officially launched by Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection yesterday. The word DIGITAL is capitalised here for a reason – is it […]

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

8 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie They used to be called sewerage works, but now they are “wastewater treatment plants”, but regardless of the changing terms today is a good day for Cork Harbour. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, this morning turned the sod to mark the start […]

Cork City Council to discuss Local Property Tax cut at end of month

Cork City Council to discuss Local Property Tax cut at end of month

8 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Council yesterday set September 29th as the date for its statutory meeting to consider adjustments to the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate for 2016. The three Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) Councillors this morning said that they would be proposing that the tax rate be cut by […]

Marriage Equality Referendum promoters named as Cork People of the Month

Marriage Equality Referendum promoters named as Cork People of the Month

7 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Kieran Rose and Arthur Leahy, long time LGBT activists who played a prominent national and local role in this year’s Marriage Equality Referendum, have been chosen Cork Persons of the Month. Kieran Rose, a civil rights activist also played a pivotal role in securing decriminalization of homosexuality in […]

Delay in Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme

Delay in Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme

7 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Independent General Election candidate Cllr Alan Coleman (who left Fianna Fail earlier this Summer) has described a further Government delay to Skibbereen’s flood relief scheme as shambolic and “an absolute disgrace”. The proposed major flood relief scheme is funded by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the […]

State Funeral for Historic Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent to take place in Cork

State Funeral for Historic Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent to take place in Cork

2 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Thomas Kent’s State Funeral will take place on Friday 18th September 2015. Kent (Irish: Tomás Ceannt; 29 August 1865 – 9 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist who was court-martialled and executed following a gunfight with the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) on 2 May 1916, in the immediate […]

25 Tech jobs to be created in Cork City Centre

25 Tech jobs to be created in Cork City Centre

1 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie United Technologies Research Center announced today the expansion of its Cork facility at The Penrose Business Center, Penrose Wharf (near the Train station). Like many Tech giants their work is B2B so their presence is low key. The addition of the Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems for […]

Gardai are watching Cork water meter protesters – says AAA Cllr

Gardai are watching Cork water meter protesters – says AAA Cllr

31 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Mick Barry (pictured below) this morning called for the disbandment of the Garda special investigation unit established to spy on the activities of anti water charges campaigners. His call came after last Friday’s DAILY MAIL newspaper ran a page one story which said that […]