DISPOSABLE SOCIETY: Skilled craftspeople, seamstresses and repair men and women in high demand in Cork as regional waste management offices work to reduce household waste

DISPOSABLE SOCIETY: Skilled craftspeople, seamstresses and repair men and women in high demand in Cork as regional waste management offices work to reduce household waste

7 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Southern Region Waste Management Office is currently compiling a database of (county) craftspeople skilled in the area of repairing, reimagining and repurposing old items, from which they will engage key personnel for Reuse Month 2017. The success of last year’s inaugural event means that even more people […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

6 August 2017, Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has urged the body established to oversee the extension of Cork City Council to ignore the latest submission by Cork County Council. Last week, the government published the terms of reference for the Cork Local Government Implementation Oversight Group. The group is […]

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

4 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Powering Local Dreams is in association with Johnson and Perrott Honda Mahon Point, Kevin O’Leary Honda Bandon & Silversprings, and Hurley Bros Honda Skibbereen, your local Cork Honda dealers. The competition will award €5,000 to a community project. The company said: At Honda, we’ve been here in Ireland […]

RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND: 7 Cork Retailers in Ireland’s Top100 Stores

RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND: 7 Cork Retailers in Ireland’s Top100 Stores

1 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Seven Cork businesses have been named among the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. Cork City retailers Compu b, Lifestyle Sports, Patrick Street, Sketchers, Specsavers and Miss Daisy Blue, Mellerick Pharmacy, Fermoy and O Crualaoi Delicatessen, Ballincollig have made […]

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed plans for an area-based approach to the expanded Cork City Council after 2019, but warned that these must be more than toothless local committees. The party expects there will be six local areas in the expanded city, including a city centre ward. Plans […]

PRIZE BONDS: Odds of winning reduced again – Cork TD wonders if bank lobbying is the reason

PRIZE BONDS: Odds of winning reduced again – Cork TD wonders if bank lobbying is the reason

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath (Cork South Central) has said that the decision of the NTMA to reduce again the prize pool available for Prize Bond owners and the number of chances of becoming a millionaire per year is short-sighted and disappointing. Deputy McGrath added: “The […]

HERITAGE: Cork County Council launches publication: 1916-2016 Commemorating the Centenary in the County of Cork

30 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 2016, a centenary year in the county of Cork, was a yearlong undertaking by Cork County Council and the people of County Cork, in commemorating the defining year of 1916, reflecting on the past one hundred years, and looking to the future of Ireland with pride. Over 500 […]

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

29 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Centenary Commemoration of 1916 was a tremendous success in the County of Cork, as it was across the entire nation. In response to the heightened sense of shared identity that was established in 2016, and in respect of the breadth of cultural activity and public engagement that […]

PHOTOS: Celebrity chef Neven Maguire visits Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown Court, Cork

PHOTOS: Celebrity chef Neven Maguire visits Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown Court, Cork

28 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Recently voted Ireland’s favourite chef that people would like to consult for dinner ideas, Neven Maguire, Brand Ambassador for Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better collection, visited Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown Court at 3pm today, He was there to demonstrate how simple it is to create some of the delicious recipes […]