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9 September 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism, have announced funding of €160,000 for Blackrock Castle. It’s part of a wider €1.2m package, referred to as the “first phase of investment through Fáilte Ireland’s ‘New Ideas in... Read More
28 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new report by economist Tony Foley, ‘the Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism’, commissioned for the Support Your Local campaign has concluded that the hospitality sector is a significant component of the tourism infrastructure in Cork, with 975 pubs, 65 hotel bars and 275 fully licenced... Read More
17 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The following email arrived in our inbox “Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed news on progress to connect Belgooly to the mains supply in Riverstick.” Quite normal, but then it goes on to say “…In December 2014, Uisce Éireann commenced work on a 500m section of the... Read More
14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Aer Lingus currently operates a weekly flight to the popular Spanish island every Sunday. The additional service, which will operate every Thursday, will commence from 29th October until end of March 2016. The announcement will mean an additional 7,000 seats are available for holidaymakers in Munster. Speaking about... Read More