The biggest cause of death in Cork is cancer

24 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Life Assurance company Irish Life, today revealed its annual claims data which shows that cancer was the biggest cause of Life Insurance and Specified Illness Cover claims in Cork in 2014, with more than €9.3 million paid out. The data details the illnesses and conditions that led to […]

Carrigaline team win National Macra debating title

Carrigaline team win National Macra debating title

24 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Congratulations to Carrigaline Macra. Their National Debating Team who won the Macra na Feirme National Final held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, just outside Limerick on Saturday 21st March. The team consisted of Rona Coghlan, David O’Sullivan (TheCork.ie Editor), Eilís Ahern, and Trisha Delahunty. The competition is recognised […]

Former Mountjoy governor to speak in Cork this weekend

20 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A major national volunteering conference will take place this weekend (March 20-22) in Cork. The ‘Nurturing Young People’s Potential – the Volunteer’s Role’ has been organised by Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth organisation. Keynote speaker is former Mountjoy Prison governor and former Foróige member John Lonergan, who will speak […]

Ó Laoghaire welcomes Douglas pay parking changes

19 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed the decision to introduce 30 free minutes for on street parking in Douglas. “We have been pushing for quite some time to get some relief as regards pay parking for Douglas. Despite the support of the local Councillors on the Municipal District, […]

Rural areas needs GP’s

19 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said the Government’s failure to act on the escalating crisis in GP recruitment has left more than 30 rural communities without a vital primary healthcare service. Deputy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar […]

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Munster Rugby team are lining-out behind Trend Micro and tackling internet safety by supporting their 2015 “What’s Your Story?” video and poster competition. The competition will award up to €7,000 in prizes to young movie-makers and artists who share their learnings with those going online for the […]

Malwarebytes chooses Cork for EMEA HQ

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced that Malwarebytes, the company founded to protect people and businesses from next-generation cyberthreats, has chosen Cork as the site for its EMEA HQ, creating 50 new jobs over 3 years. The investment is supported by the Department […]

Sinn Féin to select Cork South Central General Election candidate today

14 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin will hold a convention to select the party’s candidate in Cork South Central for the forthcoming General Election at 1pm The convention will take place at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street. Both City Cllr. Chris O’Leary and County Cllr. Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire are contesting the convention. […]

Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER programme […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]