[Audio] LGBT Parade takes place in Cork City

8th May 2013 By David O’Sullivan twitter.com/david_osullivan Around 2-thousand people attended the 8th Annual “Cork Pride Parade” on Sunday in the City. It marks the end of a week long L-G-B-T festival which was worth an estimated “half million euro” to the local economy. Organizers say “diversity in society is something to be celebrated”, and […]

Cork Customers care about meat quality

By Adam Murphy adam@thecork.ie Consumer confidence in frozen beef burgers has still NOT recovered from the horse-meat scandal in January The results of a study by The Food Safety Authority of Ireland were published this week. It found more than half of those who used to buy frozen beef burgers, are “less likely” to do […]

First meeting of agency that has replaced Cork VEC’s

By Tom O’Sullivan email: tom@thecork.ie FÁS courses in Cork will be delivered by a new organisation soon. It’s called the Cork “Education and Training Board “ and was formed by the merger of the old Cork City, and Cork County, VEC’s Nationally the Government is saving more than “two million euro” by merging 33 VEC’s […]

New prison for Cork

13th June 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. has welcomed the support given to him by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for the decision on the development of a new prison in Cork. Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee debate on […]

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

20th March 2013 By Noel O’Connor (Mayor of Mallow) news@TheCork.ie There was a great atmosphere of fun and enjoyment in Mallow on the afternoon of Saint Patricks Day. At lunch time Mayor Mallow, Cllr. Noel O Connor, hosted a Gathering event to celebrate those returning to Mallow for the year of the ‘Gathering’. Special guest […]

Buttimer welcomes 150 new jobs for Cork

5th March 2013 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by FireEye of 150 new jobs for Cork. “The announcement by FireEye that it will create 150 new jobs in Cork is very welcome news. This decision reinforces Cork’s image as a centre for […]

[Audio] “Post no bills” says FG Cllr

[Audio] “Post no bills” says FG Cllr

26th February 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “Illegal posters are blighting the image of Cork City.” That’s the view of Cllr Joe Kavanagh. The Northside Fine Gael representative says the gluing of posters – mostly advertising politcal meetings – to lampposts, postboxes, and public bins is as bad as graffiti, and encourages to littering. Under the […]

Cork County Council using Stubbs Gazette to recoup refuse debts

12th February 2013 By David O’Sullivan, Reporting from Cork County Hall david@TheCork.ie Cork’s County Manager has defended the sending out of 6,800 debt collection letters to former customers of the County Council’s refuse collection service. It emerged last week that many Cork residents received demand letters from the “Stubbs Gazette” debt collection agency. The amounts […]

[Audio] President of Ireland visits Cork today

18th January 2013 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The President (of Ireland) is in Cork today for a number of engagements… Michael D Higgins official diary will start around 12.30 when he attends the annual “Cork Person of the Year Awards” in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Next is a visit to Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig where […]

Language skills are crucial for success

Language skills are crucial for success

26th September 2012 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Marking the European Day of Languages today (Wednesday), Fine Gael Senator for Cork South Central, Deirdre Clune, is joining the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) in calling on individuals to focus on boosting their foreign language skills to take advantage of the multiple job opportunities for […]