VIDEO: Cork’s Alcatraz (Spike Island) takes step closer to becoming major tourist attraction

31 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Construction work will start in August on a €5million development of Spike Island. Cork County Council has awarded the contract for the works to Cumnor Construction Ltd., and the project is due for completion in June 2016. Listen to this story Spike Island occupies a key location in […]

LISTEN: RedFM becomes No 1 Radio Station in Cork

LISTEN: RedFM becomes No 1 Radio Station in Cork

30 July 2015 5.05pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is on “Red Alert” this evening as RedFM has emerged as the number one radio station in Cork for all adults. The latest radio listenership JNLR/IPSOS/MRBI figures for January to June this year show the radio station has clinched the top spot Leeside for all adults. […]

Down Syndrome Ireland to benefit from this years Tour de Munster charity cycle

Down Syndrome Ireland to benefit from this years Tour de Munster charity cycle

30 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The countdown is on to 2015’s Tour de Munster, with the annual charity cycle kicking off in Waterford on Thursday 6th August, and finishing up in Cork on Sunday 9th August. Over 100 cyclists have signed up for the Tour and are getting geared up for this year’s […]

Guidebook for new parents unveiled at CUMH

Guidebook for new parents unveiled at CUMH

30 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cathy O’Sullivan (pictured centre) midwife teacher at Cork University Maternity Hospital is joined by first time mums-to-be, Ciara Murphy (left) and Noelle Hogan (right), at the launch of the hospital’s new information guide on preparing for birth and beyond Cork University Maternity Hospital is today launching a new […]

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

30 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said over €400,000 in capital funding for childcare services in Cork will improve quality and facilities. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of Capital Grant Funding for Early […]

Cork towns fair shortlisted for Failte Ireland award

Cork towns fair shortlisted for Failte Ireland award

30 July 2015 By Declan O’Leary declan@TheCork.ie The Cork towns of Clonakilty, Cobh and Youghal have been shortlisted for the Failte Ireland Tourism Towns Awards 2015. 15 towns are included in the shortlist which has been released by Fáilte Ireland. The competition, now in its fourth year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages […]

Cork Chamber launches Digital Marketing Awards 2015

Cork Chamber launches Digital Marketing Awards 2015

28 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber Business School, BiznetCork Skillnet, has confirmed that nominations for the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2015 will open on 10th August next. This is a fabulous opportunity for Cork businesses to showcase their innovative use of digital marketing and get recognition for their online engagement in an […]

Cork Apprentices to represent Ireland at 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

Cork Apprentices to represent Ireland at 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

27 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork apprentices, John Murray, Owen Murphy and Dean McSweeney will represent Ireland in Plastering and Drywall Systems, Welding and Construction Metal Work at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil from11 – 15 August 2015. John, Owen, Dean and their fellow team members were selected from the […]

Revenue seize cocaine worth €40,000 at Cork Airport

Revenue seize cocaine worth €40,000 at Cork Airport

25 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In an intelligence-led operation this morning (25/07/15), officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized approximately half a kilo of cocaine with a street value of approximately €40,000 at Cork Airport. The drugs were expertly concealed in the frame of suitcase. A 28 year old male who disembarked a flight […]