State Funeral for Historic Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent to take place in Cork

State Funeral for Historic Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent to take place in Cork

2 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Thomas Kent’s State Funeral will take place on Friday 18th September 2015. Kent (Irish: Tomás Ceannt; 29 August 1865 – 9 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist who was court-martialled and executed following a gunfight with the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) on 2 May 1916, in the immediate […]

VMWare celebrate 10 years in Cork

VMWare celebrate 10 years in Cork

28 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Tech giant VMware this week celebrated its 10th year in Ballincollig, Co Cork. It opened in Barrack Sqaure back in 2005 with 10 staff and now employs 750. Expansion continues and VMWare will take over new adjoining office space in October and the head count will rise to […]

Alcohol is good for Cork! – says new report

Alcohol is good for Cork! – says new report

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 […]

VIDEO: West Cork TD & Former Principal Jim Daly wants an Education Ombudsman, but Minister disagrees

VIDEO: West Cork TD & Former Principal Jim Daly wants an Education Ombudsman, but Minister disagrees

25 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Government TD has rubbished current procedures for keeping an eye on how money is spent in Ireland’s school system. Fine Gael TD Jim Daly of Cork South West said: “The lack of accountability, transparency, misuse of public funds – and in some cases blatant fraud that exists […]

Who will be elected in Cork South West – candidates prepare for general election

Who will be elected in Cork South West – candidates prepare for general election

25 August 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie TheCork.ie Opinion Piece When you see press releases from politicians that don’t relate to local issues you know there must be an election nearby. We refer to General Election 2015, or will it be Election 2016?! Cork South West is a three seater constituency. The incumbent TDs are: […]

Thousands of fresh West Cork mussels recalled due to high toxins

Thousands of fresh West Cork mussels recalled due to high toxins

21 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It’s rare to see something negative about West Cork – the scenic tourist friendly section of Co Cork – but alas today word reached us that the The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) advises of a food recall of fresh mussels supplied from Roaringwater Bay. The affected […]

VoxPro sponsor Ballincollig Community Festival

VoxPro sponsor Ballincollig Community Festival

20 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The first ever Music in Community Festival, sponsored by Voxpro, and supported by Cork County Council and Ballincollig’s business community, is a free family festival taking place in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sunday 30th August from 1pm to 6pm, and will be a celebration of Cork’s musical heritage; […]

Busy day for Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat

Busy day for Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat

18 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 6.40 pm last evening Mon to go to the immediate aid of a 22 ft speedboat that got into difficulties and was taking in Water off the Inner Barrell Rocks near the Old Head of Kinsale in West […]

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

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 […]

Clonakilty Heritage Week launched

Clonakilty Heritage Week launched

16 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Clonakilty 2015 Heritage Week programme of events, organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and Cumann Seanchais Chloch na gCoillte was launched at the Clonakilty (West Cork Regional) Museum last Friday by Mayor of Clonakilty, Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin. The combined efforts of both organisations will see no less than […]