Munster Rugby “Rule 24” welcomed by Seán Kelly

20 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Former GAA President and MEP for Ireland South, Seán Kelly, has welcomed the announcement that Munster Rugby will open the gates of Musgrave Park in Cork to the GAA as the €70 million redevelopment Pairc Uí Chaoimh begins. “I am delighted that Musgrave Park has been made available […]

New Waste Management Plan For Cork

18 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City and County Councils have been set a number of key targets in relation waste prevention activities under a newly launched plan. Among the policies and actions included in the Southern Region Waste Management Plan, one of three such plans being launched in Ireland, is a 1% […]

Does Cork have one of Ireland’s Best Tourism Towns?

16 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fáilte Ireland’s 2015 Competition Now Open with Coolagown, Kiskeam, Castletownroche, Ballincollig, Kinsale, Macroom, Cobh, Youghal, Clonakilty, Rathbarry, Eyeries, Rosscarbery, Bantry, Timoleague (Molaga), Ballydehob, Lislevane and Bere Island town eligible to enter. The Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring and Fáilte Ireland are welcoming applications from eligible towns […]

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

13 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The world it is a changin’ Hitherto Taxi/Hackney drivers were the only people who could collect passengers from public places. This wasn’t just for licensing reasons, it was also for practical reasons, as a potential passenger would have now way of knowing that a driver wished to operate […]

Listnership improves at Cork’s RedFM

Listnership improves at Cork’s RedFM

10 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There were celebrations in Cork’s RedFM earlier this month. The stations flagship talk show presented by Neil Prendeville continues to attract listeners, while the rival show on Cork’s 96FM presented by PJ Coogan looses them. Beyond that the drivetime programme on RedFM has passed out its counterpart on […]

Renovated Haulbowline bridges officially opened by Minister

1 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour: what does the name mean to you? The island that houses the Headquarters of the Irish Naval Service? The island which used to house Irish Steel? The island which contains a slag heap of carcinogenic material? Depending on who you ask you get […]

ETB reacts to Comptroller report

29 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The newly formed Cork Education & Training Board (Cork ETB) welcomes the publication of The Special Report by the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) into the Internal Control of County Cork Vocational Education Committee in 2011. A number of issues of concern were highlighted in this Report relating […]

Bus strike would damage Cork tourism

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliaments Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has appealed to bus unions to call off their planned strike action beginning on the May Bank holiday weekend. MEP Clune has said the planned strike will hurt our fragile tourist industry which is in […]