Cork Apprentices to represent Ireland at 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

Cork Apprentices to represent Ireland at 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

27 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork apprentices, John Murray, Owen Murphy and Dean McSweeney will represent Ireland in Plastering and Drywall Systems, Welding and Construction Metal Work at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil from11 – 15 August 2015. John, Owen, Dean and their fellow team members were selected from the […]

Graham Norton in Cork next week for famous quiz

Graham Norton in Cork next week for famous quiz

24 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Above: The Graham Norton Walkway in Bandon, Co Cork “Graham is not available for interview but will be available for photos”… The words that one sees most times Graham Norton is in Co Cork, why? the son of Bandon is famous, very famous, and in fairness to him […]

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way for charity

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way for charity

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This week 7 cyclists of all shapes and ages will take on a 675km challenge through the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Cork to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). One of the riders, London-born Ryan Willmott (who is married to Karen McSweeney from Montenotte Cork), […]

Govt to fund West Cork artisan food markets

Govt to fund West Cork artisan food markets

13 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly, is encouraging organisers of food and artisan markets in West Cork to apply for new Government funding. The funding is aimed at boosting community based markets across West Cork. The scheme is open to all rural towns and villages […]

Cork: Construction falls, but mood still optimistic

Cork: Construction falls, but mood still optimistic

6 July 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Construction falls, but mood still optimistic Figures from the National Housing Construction Index for the first four months of 2015 show a sharp fall in activity in the residential construction sector in Cork when compared to 2014 but sentiment continues to remain positive. The latest edition of the […]

Cityjet to launch Cork-London City route

Cityjet to launch Cork-London City route

3 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork moves closer to London (in terms of ease of access) Cityjet will launch an 18-times weekly service between Cork and London City starting on October 1 2015. It will fly three-times daily on weekdays, once on Saturdays, and twice on Sundays. Chairman welcomes News Pat Byrne, Cityjet’s […]

VIDEO FEATURE: West Cork town has Ireland’s first Community Bike scheme – Clonakilty

VIDEO FEATURE: West Cork town has Ireland’s first Community Bike scheme – Clonakilty

1 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Clonakilty, West Cork is a town of firsts! The first to elect it’s own Community Mayor after the Government abolished Town Councils, and now its the first to have a community bike scheme. Bicycle-docking stations have been installed at hotels in Clonakilty and the surrounding areas such of […]

AA recruiting mechanics in Cork

AA recruiting mechanics in Cork

1 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland’s major motoring organisation and insurance provider is hiring qualified mechanics to join its fleet of roadside Patrols. But the AA’s recruitment drive has hit a roadblock (pun intended) in Co. Cork, coming against a shortage of qualified mechanics to fill their two roles on offer. “I suppose […]

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

26 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Union Hall RNLI has rescued five men this evening (Friday 26 June) after their yacht was in danger of hitting rocks off the coast of west Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly after 5pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that a 54ft French […]