Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

30th October 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) said that the decision of StorageCraft Technology Corporation to establish its international headquarters in Cork reaffirms the city’s status as an IT hub. Deputy Buttimer was commenting after the announcement that StorageCraft is to create 30 new jobs […]

[Audio] Property Tax revenue from Cork has gone to Dublin – says SF

30th October 2013, Wednesday By Tom O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Money raised in Cork from the “Local Property Tax” will NOT necessarily be spent in Cork. The tax is being collected by the Revenue Commissioners and the Government had previously guaranteed that 80 percent of what was raised from residents of a particular City or County would […]

[Audio] Garda Commissioner opens Crime Prevention Day in Cork

30th October 2013, Wednesday, 7am By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Garda Commissioner – Martin Callinan – is in Cork this morning to launch a “Crime Prevention Day” An exhibition is taking place in City Hall from 11am to 6pm It will focus on all aspects of Crime Prevention and will include exhibitors from the security […]

[Audio] Skibb to get flood defences by Summer 2014

29th October 2013, Tuesday David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Flood prevention works in Skibbereen are now scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2014, and should be completed by the Summer of 2016. But, the Mayor of Skibbereen says there have been “too many delays”. Mayor and Cllr Adrian Healy was speaking at todays County Council meeting […]

[Audio] County Councillors call on Minister to overhaul rates system

29th October 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “The method of calculating rates for businesses needs to be reformed” That’s the consensus of Cork County Councillors who today agreed to write to the Minister asking for an overhaul of the system. Business rates are collected by a local authorities but their method of calculation is […]

Dairygold invests 33m in Mitchelstown milk

Dairygold invests 33m in Mitchelstown milk

24th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie Politics Reporter news@TheCork.ie   Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, has announced Government support for Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited’s (Dairygold) €33 million investment to expand and upgrade its milk processing facilities at Mitchelstown. This investment has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and […]

[Audio] Foul smell to be ‘eggstracted’ from Clonakilty

[Audio] Foul smell to be ‘eggstracted’ from Clonakilty

24 October 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Something is afoot in Clonakilty, there’s an odor in the air in what is usually a scenic West Cork Town. It has been descirbed at a “rotten egg” smell. The cause is understood to be the council-run waste water treatment plant being overloaded, and concurrently farm discharges […]

Funding secured for Spike Island tourist attraction

24th October 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County Mayor, Cllr Noel O’Connor (FG), today welcomed the announcement of €2.5m grant funding from Fáilte Ireland towards the development of Spike Island as a unique tourism attraction in Cork Harbour. Co-funding by Cork County Council of €1.5m will bring to €4m the total investment in […]

Do up your house – says West Cork TD

Do up your house – says West Cork TD

24th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie Politics Reporter news@TheCork.ie Labour Party TD for Cork South West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news from the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, that the home renovation scheme announced in Budget 2014 will begin this Friday, instead of next year as originally announced. The tax relief for home renovation and […]

Public should have access to Vernon Mount House – McLellan

22nd October 2013 By TheCork.ie Politics Reporter news@thecork.ie Deputy Sandra McLellan has called on the Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht to ensure that Vernon Mount House on Cork’s Southside to be renovated and opened to the public. Speaking today during the course of questions to the Minister, the Cork East TD and Sinn Féin […]