Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

11 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Often silent and symptomless, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) warned that half a million adults in Ireland don’t know they have high blood pressure and run the risk of a life threatening event such as heart attack or stroke unless they get it checked. The warning came as […]

Illegal Cigarettes and Tobacco seized in Cork

Illegal Cigarettes and Tobacco seized in Cork

11 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As part of a national intelligence led operation, Revenue seized over 111,000 cigarettes and 67.5kgs of unstamped roll-your-own tobacco yesterday (10/9/15) in Cork and Dundalk with a retail value of approximately €86,400*. Officers carried out searches, under warrant, of premises on the North side of Cork City and […]

€160,000 for Blackrock Castle

€160,000 for Blackrock Castle

9 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism, have announced funding of €160,000 for Blackrock Castle. It’s part of a wider €1.2m package, referred to as the “first phase of investment through Fáilte Ireland’s ‘New Ideas in Ancient […]

Carrigaline/Minane Bridge farmer elected President European Council of Young Farmers

Carrigaline/Minane Bridge farmer elected President European Council of Young Farmers

8 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Macra na Feirme Past President, Alan Jagoe, Carrigaline, Cork has been elected President of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers, this afternoon in Milan. Mr. Jagoe finished his term as Macra President in 2013. During his time as Macra President, he had the opportunity to represent Ireland’s […]

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

8 September 2015 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie Here at TheCork.ie we like the fact that Cork has two separate Councils. Cork City Council, based in City Hall, Anglesea Street and, quite seperately Cork County Council, based in County Hall (Cork’s first skyscaper), Carrigrohane Road Each Council has a different atmosphere, and different set of staff, […]

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

8 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie They used to be called sewerage works, but now they are “wastewater treatment plants”, but regardless of the changing terms today is a good day for Cork Harbour. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, this morning turned the sod to mark the start […]

Illegal cigarettes seized in Cork

Illegal cigarettes seized in Cork

4 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Illegal cigarettes seized in Cork: what made them illegal? no customs duty had been paid to the Irish state. As a result of an intelligence-led operation, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service yesterday, (03/09/2015), seized over 5 million cigarettes with a retail value of over €2.5m The ‘Eton’ brand […]

Carrigaline Gaelcholáiste opens in Waterpark House

Carrigaline Gaelcholáiste opens in Waterpark House

31 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Waterpark House, is the name of the mansion which gave the Waterpark housing estate its name. The house now sits surrounded by schools and houses, The Chief Executive of Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB), Mr. Ted Owens, was in Carrigaline this morning (Monday) to welcome the […]

AIB to open new branch in Cork

AIB to open new branch in Cork

28 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie AIB Bank are to open a new branch in Cork. The unit will be in Eastgate Retail Park, Little Island, in the former Hacketts Bookmakers premises. The building is currently being fitted out.

Alcohol is good for Cork! – says new report

Alcohol is good for Cork! – says new report

28 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new report by economist Tony Foley, ‘the Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism’, commissioned for the Support Your Local campaign has concluded that the hospitality sector is a significant component of the tourism infrastructure in Cork, with 975 pubs, 65 hotel bars and 275 fully licenced […]