[Audio] Should Cork City and County Councils merge?

22nd March 2014, Saturday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A former Mayor of County Cork is calling for a “public vote” to establish if the City and County Councils should be merged. Fine Gael County Councillor Tim Lombard wants a “plebesite” – essentially a local referendum – for “one county, one authority” saying it would bring […]

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

19th March 2014, Wednesday 11am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Irish politician has been named “MEP of the Year” Sean Kelly – who represents the constituency of “Ireland South”, which includes Cork – received the award in the “Digital Agenda” category. MEPs are chosen following a vote by their peers, and the awards took place […]

[Audio] Cork Tech startup TrustEv continues to grow

[Audio] Cork Tech startup TrustEv continues to grow

10th March 2014 by David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It was exactly one year ago this month that I first visited the offices of TrustEv (pronounced as “Trust F”), a start-up based in Bessboro, Blackrock, just off the Skehard Road in Cork. I had difficulty locating their building because they were so new there was no sign. […]

[Audio] José Manuel Barroso receives Honorary Doctorate from UCC

[Audio] José Manuel Barroso receives Honorary Doctorate from UCC

6th March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The President of the European Commission now has something in common with half of Cork; a degree from UCC! Well to be correct it’s a Doctorate, and an Honorary on at that. José Manuel Durão Barroso was on the University College Cork campus yesterday. Protestors were expected, but […]

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

6th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Former GAA President, Sean Kelly, MEP, today encouraged Banks, Small Businesses, Researchers and Universities to collaborate closely to make Ireland a world leader in Innovation. Cork is ideally placed to nurture this global hub of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with its strong academic foundations in UCC & CIT, along […]

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

5th March 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune, has today (Wednesday ) welcomed the latest figures from the CSO, which show that the number of people on the Live Register has fallen for the last 20 months in a row. In Cork City, the number of people signing on has reduced […]

[Video + Audio] March to save Mon Primary School in City Centre

[Video + Audio] March to save Mon Primary School in City Centre

1st March 2013, Saturday, 2.15pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 800 parents, students and supporters of the North Mon Primary School marched in Cork City Centre this afternoon to stop their school being amalgamated with another. The aim was to send a message to the Dublin based Edmund Rice Schools Trust that the North Mon primary […]

[Audio] City Council flats “unsafe” according to Engineer

1st March 2014 By Elaine Murphy & David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie An Engineer and Solicitor have warned that conditions in a City Council housing complex present a “clear and imminent danger” Nineteen residents of Mount Farran Place in Blackpool, are frustrated with the Councils failure to maintain their three-storey complex, AND also that the building doesn’t […]

UCC to give Barroso Honorary Doctorate

UCC to give Barroso Honorary Doctorate

26th February 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is to travel to University College Cork on Wednesday March 5th 2014, where he will be awarded an honorary doctorate and deliver a 25-minute address. President Barroso will receive the Degree of Doctor of Laws before a large audience […]

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

26th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If only we had 750,000 euro, if only, we could have bought a shopping centre in Cork City. No, this isin’t April Fools day. A Cork city shopping centre went for auction yesterday with a guide price of a mere three quarters of a million euro, and here […]