Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

8th December 2014, 6pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan Cork based printing company, Lettertec Ireland Ltd have won an Irish Print Award in the Print Finishing category for its book “Celebrating 21 years of the Cork Person of the Year Awards”. Lettertec faced strong competition from printing companies and specialist print finishers from Dublin and Belfast, […]

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan A former Mayor of County Cork – Tim Lombard – has expressed his disappointment at the announcement that from January of 2015, Bandon Library is to be closed on Mondays. Cllr Lombard (Fine Gael) says “Unfortunately staff members are down over the last six years, and there are 39,000 new […]

Armed Gardai called to Minane Bridge

Armed Gardai called to Minane Bridge

6th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Gardaí have arrested an 18-year-old male and recovered a firearm following an overnight incident at a house in Co. Cork. At approximately 11pm Gardaí from Kinsale were called to an incident at a house near Minane Bridge. On the arrival of gardaí a number of gun shots were […]

[Audio] Maritime maps on display

1st December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan People interested in the history of Cork City and Harbour have the chance to view historic maps, charts and plans this week. A free exhibition with rare maps from the 1700’s onwards has gone on display at the “Ivan Wolfe Gallery” in Monkstown. The exhibition includes rare plans […]

[Video & Audio] Water Minister turns down meeting with original Cork protest group

7th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The key figure in one of Cork’s original Anti Water Charges groups has refused a meeting with the Minister responsible for Irish Water. Environment Minister Alan Kelly was in Cork yesterday inspecting the large Irish Water Call Centre which is based at Abtran, Bessboro, Mahon. The Minister was […]

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

26 September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork businessman George Barter of Barter’s Travel agency on Patrick Street has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Portugal with responsibility for Cork City and County. While most countries already have an Embassy in Dublin, many such as Portugal choose to cement their presence in Ireland by […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per year, […]

[Audio] Crosshaven Redhead Convention finals

24th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It’s the final day of the Redhead Convention in County Cork Foxy haired folk have gathered in Crosshaven for the weekend. It’s the 5th year of the quirky festival organised by siblings Joleen and Denis Cronin, with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. The closing ceremony is […]

[Audio] Carrigaline becoming Water Metre protest HQ

13th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The national campaign opposing the installation of water metres is growing. and it appears that Carrigaline, here in Cork is becoming one of the focal points. So far residents of more than four estates there have stopped contractors for Irish Water from installing some metres: including Droim an […]