[Audio] Bus Eireann Manager to meet City Cllrs over Glen bus cutbacks

31st October 2013, Thursday By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie The Area Manager of Bus Eireann will meet with City Councillors early next week, to explain why services to the Glen were cut back. The number of busses passing through the Glen was drastically reduced at the end of August campaighers say the new service – […]

Dara Murphy leads 1st meeting of backbench TDs and Troika

Dara Murphy leads 1st meeting of backbench TDs and Troika

31st October 2013, Thursday By TheCork.ie news@thecork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal European Affairs Committee, Dara Murphy, will today (9.30am) lead a delegation of Government TDs in their first ever meeting with Troika officials. The meeting, which is being held in the Department of Finance, is the first […]

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: Garda Commissioner opens Crime Prevention Day in Cork

30 October 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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 industry […]

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

29th October 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

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 […]

Funding secured for Spike Island tourist attraction

24th October 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

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 […]

Midleton Town Achieves EU Accreditation for Accessibility

Midleton Town Achieves EU Accreditation for Accessibility

18th October 2013, Friday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie In recent times, Midleton has taken a lead in putting ‘accessibility’ centre-stage through its participation in an EU wide pilot accessibility project called ISEMOA. Improving accessibility of pedestrian, cyclist and public transport services and facilities is at the heart of the project to enable all citizens to adopt […]

FG continues selections for local elections

FG continues selections for local elections

18th October 2013, Friday By TheCork.ie news@thecork.ie Fine Gael has selected its Local election 2014 candidates for the south side of the city. In the South West Ward which covers Bishopstown, Wilton, Glasheen, Togher, and the area around UCC Barry Keane and Cllr. John Buttimer were selected with a third candidate to be added later. […]