County Cork wins Best Community-Based Initiative at the 2018 All-Ireland Community and Council Awards

County Cork wins Best Community-Based Initiative at the 2018 All-Ireland Community and Council Awards

4 February 2018, Sunday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie County Cork wins Best Community-Based Initiative at the 2018 All-Ireland Community and Council Awards. In the 2018 All Ireland Community and Council Awards – held in Croke Park, Dublin, last evening – the County of Cork was awarded Best Community-Based Initiative with regard to ‘Centenary Commemorations in […]

FISHING: Cork City & Co Cork dominate in new Angling catches report for 2017

FISHING: Cork City & Co Cork dominate in new Angling catches report for 2017

4 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork city and county feature prominently in a new Angling catches report for 2017. In Cork city, The Lough and Cork Harbour are highlighted in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017, which was published this week. The largest Carp recorded in Ireland last year was caught at […]

Cork Airport Passenger Numbers Up 5% in January

2 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Airport recorded a 5% increase in passenger numbers in January compared to the same period in 2017. Traffic rose across all the geographical markets served by Cork Airport, the country’s second busiest, and best connected international airport after Dublin. Passenger volumes to and from eastern Europe had […]

SAILING: Early bird offer for Volvo Cork Week

SAILING: Early bird offer for Volvo Cork Week

1 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following the recent announcement of the Volvo Cork Week ‘Super Early Bird’ competition winners who won back their full entry fee for the regatta, event organisers have announced a new enticing deal for those who sign up before March 31st. A very lucky 5% of entries received over […]

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork – and indeed all Irish – families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because […]

Irish Economy is improving, but…

Irish Economy is improving, but…

30 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Govt must commit to meaningful Rainy Day Fund – says opposition TD The Carrigaline based Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has welcomed the Central Bank’s latest economic forecast for the economy but has warned there is no room for complacency on the economic front. Deputy […]

75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has said the government needs to press ahead with the National Broadband Plan following confirmation that 75,000 homes and businesses in Cork are without high speed broadband – and in many cases any broadband at all – because of the […]

Did you know there are 18 Consulates in Cork?

Did you know there are 18 Consulates in Cork?

21 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A capital city such as Dublin has many foreign Embassies. A secondary city such as Cork has many Consulates. A Consulate can be headed by: a Career Consul (A civil servant from the sending country) an Honorary Consul (A resident of the receiving country, who is usually involved […]