Will Cork Airport be sold?

28 May 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Yesterday PaddyPower.com speculated – through a new listing of odds – that Cork Airport would be the next state assets to be sold. Bets are being accepted until “Tuesday 30th June 2015, 12:00”, so there’s plenty of time to lay down a few euro if you feel […]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny to visit Ballincollig

27 May 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Details of the Ballincollig Business Awards were, today, announced by Chairman of the Ballincollig Business Association, Emer Cassidy and Áine Collins TD for Cork North West. Guest of honour will be An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, who will also be presenting the prestigious awards. This event will take […]

Irish Rail lays on extra trains for Cork City Marathon

26 May 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is delighted to announce details of the Extra Early Morning Commuter Trains, which have been laid on to operate from Cobh and Midleton to Kent Station, Cork for this year’s Cork City Marathon on Monday, 1st June 2015. One of the Extra Early […]

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 Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

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

16 May 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

13 May 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

Renovated Haulbowline bridges officially opened by Minister

1 May 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

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 Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

IBEC wants Cork City boundary to be extended

10 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ibec Cork, the group that represents many businesses, today met with the local government review committee and called for the boundary of Cork city to be extended to incorporate the suburbs to create a local authority area of 200,000 people. Additionally, the group warned that now is not […]