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 […]

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has appealed to the Government to invest in Cork in order to secure its economic and social development for the future. Following publication this week of the report of the Dublin Housing Supply Task Force, set up […]

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

13 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie According to the last Census there are over 22,428 family carers in Cork. The Carers Association is asking people across the county to nominate their chosen carer and recognise their work providing essential care in the home to loved ones, who are often frail, have poor health or […]

Pedestrian crossing to be installed on Cork to Kinsale Road at Riverstick village

Pedestrian crossing to be installed on Cork to Kinsale Road at Riverstick village

12 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South West, Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly has received confirmation from Cork County Council that a pedestrian crossing will be built in Riverstick Village. Earlier this year Deputy Daly visited a number of housing estates in the village. He heard concerns from many residents about the dangers […]

Nurse named as Cork Person is the Month

Nurse named as Cork Person is the Month

7 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Visionary County Cork Nurse, Pat McMahon from Meelin, Newmarket, has been named July Cork Person of the Month to mark his inspirational life and work in India over the past eleven years, especially in his fight against malnutrition. Pat co-founded a free children’s hospital and community malnutrition centre […]

Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

7 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White TD, today officially launched a new Digital Hub for Skibbereen in West Cork named Ludgate@Skibbereen with the aim of creating 500 jobs in five years, with an initial minimum of 75 jobs expected in the start-up phase. The […]

Illegal tobacco seized at Dunmanway Horse Fair

Illegal tobacco seized at Dunmanway Horse Fair

5 August 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Offices from Revenue’s Customs Service today, with assistance from An Garda Síochana, (05/08/15) seized 6kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco and 4,800 cigarettes with a retail value of over €5,000 in Co Cork. The ‘Richman’ and ‘MG’ cigarettes and ‘Amber Leaf’ and ‘Golden Virginia’ tobacco were discovered when […]

Business Confidence increases in Cork

Business Confidence increases in Cork

5 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber’s second quarterly economic trends survey of 2015 paints a positive picture for Cork-based businesses with high levels of business confidence and positive increases in employment amongst the main findings. Confidence figures are strengthened by reported and projected increases in turnover and net profit. Survey findings regarding […]

KBC Bank supports Cork community projects

KBC Bank supports Cork community projects

4 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A number of innovative community groups in Cork have been awarded funding through KBC Bank’s ‘Bright Ideas’ community support initiative. Six outstanding projects from Cork city and the surrounding areas have been selected for funding and are among a total of 40 winning projects nationwide recognised by KBC […]