New Clonakilty Mayor takes office tonight

New Clonakilty Mayor takes office tonight

4 June 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week we wrote about RTE Radio Cork, after we discovered a 21 year old tape of an outside broadcast from Clonakilty. Today, we can fast forward to the present day more positive news for the scenic West Cork town. The people of Clonakilty, as well as any […]

VIDEO: Free child seat roadshow in Cork

VIDEO: Free child seat roadshow in Cork

4 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Parents in Cork are being urged to have their child’s car seat checked as research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) indicates that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted. The RSA ‘Check it Fits’ service will be visiting ten locations across […]

Cork sees increase in start-up companies

Cork sees increase in start-up companies

4 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork has seen a 32% year-on-year rise in start-ups, Insolvencies dropped by 85% in May, compared to the same period last year. This sounds like good news, and it comes compliments of Vision-Net.ie, a Dublin based website which aggregates data from the Companies Registration Office and other sources. […]

Trend Micro schools competition

Trend Micro schools competition

4 June 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Trend Micro, which has its EMEA headquarters in Cork, has announced its 2015 “What’s Your Story?” video and poster competition winners. It was a hat-trick for Loreto College Cavan as they were, once again, crowned Overall School Winner and awarded €3,000 for the “How to be safe on […]

Fast broadband arrives in Cork towns

Fast broadband arrives in Cork towns

4 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan If you live in Carrigaline or Ballincollig you can already get speeds of up to 1Gb/s from eircom broadband. An additional 300,000 homes and businesses spread across 1,070 communities in 26 counties will have access to ‘end to end’ fibre to the home (FTTH) technology. The homes and […]

VIDEO: Do you remember RTÉ Radio Cork?

VIDEO: Do you remember RTÉ Radio Cork?

31 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Do you remember RTÉ Radio Cork? It was also known as Cork Local Radio and Cork 89FM. It closed in the year 2000, and while that seems recent it was a time before the internet was in common use, so there isin’t much information about the station online. […]

Will Cork Airport be sold?

Will Cork Airport be sold?

28 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan twitter.com/david_osullivan Yesterday PaddyPower.com speculated – through a new listing of odds – that Cork Airport would be the next state assets to be sold. Bets are being accepted until “Tuesday 30th June 2015, 12:00”, so there’s plenty of time to lay down a few euro if you feel so […]

New (Community) Mayor of Clonakilty to take office next week

28 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A year on since Colette Twomey (of Clonakilty Blackpudding fame) became Ireland’s first ever directly-elected Mayor, she will conclude her term on Thursday 4th June and her successor will be installed. When the Government announced they were going to abolish all Town Councils in May 2014, the people […]

Irish Rail lays on extra trains for Cork City Marathon

26 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is delighted to announce details of the Extra Early Morning Commuter Trains, which have been laid on to operate from Cobh and Midleton to Kent Station, Cork for this year’s Cork City Marathon on Monday, 1st June 2015. One of the Extra Early Morning […]

Wild Atlantic Porsche

23 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Almost 50 Porsches descended on Kinsale today (23 May) as Porsche Club Ireland, with the support of Fáilte Ireland, complete their 2,000km Wild Atlantic Way driving tour at the Old Head Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discover Point. The convoy of Porsches crossed the finish line at 5pm in […]