Martin McGuinness remembered at Easter Commemoration – in Clonakilty, West Cork

Martin McGuinness remembered at Easter Commemoration – in Clonakilty, West Cork

18 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Easter Commemoration was held at a sunny Asna Square, Clonakilty on Easter Sunday morning. With flag-bearers holding the Starry Plough, Irish Republic and National flags at the Tadhg an Asna Monument, Cathaoirleach: Michael O’ Donovan extended a welcome to all, in particular descendants of local volunteers […]

WEST CORK: Sinn Fein TD to speak at Easter Sunday commemoration in Clonakilty Town

WEST CORK: Sinn Fein TD to speak at Easter Sunday commemoration in Clonakilty Town

16 April 2017, Easter Sunday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The annual Clonakilty 1916 commemoration will be held at 11.30am this morning at Asna Square, Clonakilty, West Cork at which Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien will deliver the keynote speech. The event is organised the Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee which has held the annual commemoration […]

FARMING: ‘Coillte Premium Partners’ offers Cork landowners opportunity to earn ANNUAL income from forrestry

FARMING: ‘Coillte Premium Partners’ offers Cork landowners opportunity to earn ANNUAL income from forrestry

14 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D., Coillte Chairman, John Moloney and Coillte Chief Executive, Fergal Leamy were in Macroom, Co Cork this week to launch Coillte Premium Partners, a new private forestry partnership product by the national commercial forestry company. Coillte Premium Partners provides […]

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: 1,147 same couples married in Ireland since 2015 law change – Cork Senator welcomes the stats

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: 1,147 same couples married in Ireland since 2015 law change – Cork Senator welcomes the stats

14 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Same sex marriages account for almost 5% of all marriages The average age of brides and grooms tying the knot continues to rise reaching 33.8 years for brides and 35.7 years for grooms The average age of males entering same sex marriages was 40.5 years while the average […]

POLITICS: Cork Workers’ Party Easter Commemoration this Sunday, April 16th

POLITICS: Cork Workers’ Party Easter Commemoration this Sunday, April 16th

14 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Region of the Workers’ Party will hold its annual Easter 1916 Commemoration this Sunday (Easter Sunday), 16th April at 12.00 Noon. The Commemoration will take place at the Republican Plot at St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Road. This year’s oration will be delivered by Mayfield based Karen […]

BUSINESS: Cork firm ‘Treemetrics’ signs €1m agreement with Coillte – to increase forestry profitability using technology

BUSINESS: Cork firm ‘Treemetrics’ signs €1m agreement with Coillte – to increase forestry profitability using technology

13 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Coillte, Ireland’s national forestry company, today announced a major €1 million contract agreement, with Cork-headquartered Treemetrics to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D was joined by  Coillte Chief Executive Fergal Leamy and Treemetrics CEO and co-founder […]

High commercial rates AND levies on chairs/tables are putting pressure on Cork Cafes and Restaurants

High commercial rates AND levies on chairs/tables are putting pressure on Cork Cafes and Restaurants

13 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that food businesses are being put under significant pressure as a result of being forced to pay levies for tables and chairs outside their premises to the County Council in addition to business rates. Deputy O’Keeffe made the […]

POLITICS: Cork Workers’ Party Cllr says Fianna Fáil are ‘trying to leave the door open for water charges in future’

11 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Commenting on developments at the Oireachtas Water Committee, Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan said: ‘The last minute deal by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to amend the recommendations of the Water Committee report is quite clearly an attempt to leave the door open for the reintroduction […]

Students left high and dry by Bus Éireann strike – Aindrias Moynihan

Students left high and dry by Bus Éireann strike – Aindrias Moynihan

10 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Preparations for Summer Exams being hampered Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that 3rd level students are having their preparations for the summer exams disrupted and disturbed by the ongoing Bus Éireann strike. Deputy Moynihan was commenting as the strike entered its 18th […]

Newly-named Solidarity party to hold first official meeting Cork City meeting tonight

Newly-named Solidarity party to hold first official meeting Cork City meeting tonight

10 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The official Cork launch meeting of the newly-named Solidarity will take place tonight in the Metropole Hotel (8pm) and will be addressed by one of the Dail deputies at the centre of the water charges controversy Paul Murphy TD. More than a dozen public meetings will be held […]