HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

14 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Key elements of FF Bill on mortgage rates will proceed in autumn The latest Retail Interest Rates statistics published by the Central Bank show that mortgages rates are falling but certainly not at the same pace that deposit rates are falling, and mortgage rates in Ireland remain dramatically […]

BUSINESS: Douglas Control and Automation announces expansion as engineering firm marks 40 Year milestone

BUSINESS: Douglas Control and Automation announces expansion as engineering firm marks 40 Year milestone

14 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Celebrating four decades ‘of excellence and innovation’, Douglas Control and Automation is marking 40 years in business with the announcement that the firm will create an additional 10 new jobs in the coming 18 months. Founded in 1977, the company is partnered with global giants such as Siemens, […]

BROADBAND: open eir calls on Cork SMEs to apply to join its ‘High Speed High Street’ at National Ploughing Championships

BROADBAND: open eir calls on Cork SMEs to apply to join its ‘High Speed High Street’ at National Ploughing Championships

14 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork-based SMEs could win one of three exhibition spaces at Ploughing joining other businesses already confirmed for open eir’s High Speed High Street including Mallow’s ‘Grasstec’. (Open eir is a whole sale reseller of eir fibre) Competition marks open eir’s second year as official communications partner to Ploughing Monday, […]

HOME TOURISM: Cork County Mayor promotes ‘Heritage Week 2017’ – 19th to 27th August

HOME TOURISM: Cork County Mayor promotes ‘Heritage Week 2017’ – 19th to 27th August

14 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley is urging the people of Cork to come and enjoy the fantastic line-up of events organised for Heritage Week 2017. The week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council and part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme, takes […]

HOUSING CRISIS: 1,015 people with disabilities on social housing waiting lists in Cork

HOUSING CRISIS: 1,015 people with disabilities on social housing waiting lists in Cork

12 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government needs to take urgent action to address new figures which reveal at least 1,015 people with disabilities are on social housing waiting lists in Cork, according to one of the country’s largest charities. Rehab, Ireland’s largest independent charity for people with disabilities, says the Government is […]

JOBS: Carrigaline man Tony Schwarz appointed Executive Head Chef of Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel

JOBS: Carrigaline man Tony Schwarz appointed Executive Head Chef of Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel

11 August 2017 By ELaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The recently refurbished 5-star Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare has appointed Tony Schwarz as its new Executive Head Chef. Nestled in the spectacular Kerry countryside, the hotel is home to the award-winning The Falls Restaurant, where guests enjoy a contemporary fine dining experience with a menu that celebrates […]

COUNTY CORK: Clonakilty, Whiddy, Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown nominated for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

COUNTY CORK: Clonakilty, Whiddy, Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown nominated for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

10 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurly is today congratulating the five Cork towns nominated by Cork County Council for the 2017 IPB Pride of Place Competition, in association with Co-Operation Ireland. The nominations are: 1. Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Community Council Ltd, population between 300 and 1,000. 2. […]

MARKETING: Cork Airport shortlisted in International Aviation Marketing Awards

MARKETING: Cork Airport shortlisted in International Aviation Marketing Awards

10 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Following a busy year of inaugural European and transatlantic routes, Cork Airport has been shortlisted in the 2017 World Routes Marketing Awards. Cork Airport has been nominated in the “Under 4 Million Passengers Award” category. Nominations for the prestigious awards are made by airlines for what they regard […]

IRISH RESPONSE TO BREXIT: Cork based Government Senator wants Sinn Fein MPs to use their Westminster seats to speak for Ireland during BREXIT negotiations

IRISH RESPONSE TO BREXIT: Cork based Government Senator wants Sinn Fein MPs to use their Westminster seats to speak for Ireland during BREXIT negotiations

9 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Abstentionism is an anachronism – Sinn Fein need to take their seats for the good of the island – says Cork Seantor Colm Burke – who is a member of the Fine Gael (Government) Party Sinn Fein should hold a special convention to end the wasteful, anachronistic policy […]

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher’s belated support for a new Cork Hospital. “We have a growing and young population and we need to make sure our hospitals are in a position to meet […]