Does Cork have one of Ireland’s Best Tourism Towns?

16 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fáilte Ireland’s 2015 Competition Now Open with Coolagown, Kiskeam, Castletownroche, Ballincollig, Kinsale, Macroom, Cobh, Youghal, Clonakilty, Rathbarry, Eyeries, Rosscarbery, Bantry, Timoleague (Molaga), Ballydehob, Lislevane and Bere Island town eligible to enter. The Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring and Fáilte Ireland are welcoming applications from eligible towns […]

Convoy of Porsches to drive the Wild Atlantic Way

16 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie I love the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s a 2,500km tourist driving route marketed by Failte Ireland. The route uses existing roads on the Western Seaboard of Ireland, from Kinsale to Donegal. Last summer I drove the Cork section, and I spoke on local radio about the trip [listen […]

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

13 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The world it is a changin’ Hitherto Taxi/Hackney drivers were the only people who could collect passengers from public places. This wasn’t just for licensing reasons, it was also for practical reasons, as a potential passenger would have now way of knowing that a driver wished to operate […]

Funding boost for West Cork Islands

Funding boost for West Cork Islands

11 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour T.D. Michael McCarthy has welcomed an announcement that funding of over €300,000 for the non-Gaeltacht islands will be provided for the period from mid-May to the end of 2015. The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has reached agreement with Comhar na nOileán Teo who will […]

Listnership improves at Cork’s RedFM

Listnership improves at Cork’s RedFM

10 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There were celebrations in Cork’s RedFM earlier this month. The stations flagship talk show presented by Neil Prendeville continues to attract listeners, while the rival show on Cork’s 96FM presented by PJ Coogan looses them. Beyond that the drivetime programme on RedFM has passed out its counterpart on […]

Heritage funds for Timoleague Abbey, Bere Island, Bantry House

5 May 2015, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie he Heritage Council has announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Cork under its 2015 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme. A total of 197 heritage projects nationwide have been awarded funding under the scheme, which supports the continuing conservation and development of Irish heritage through […]

Boy injured in Dunmanway bus accident

1 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a traffic collision in Dunmanway, Co. Cork. At approximately 4pm a 6-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was struck by a bus on the Bantry Road at Tonafora, Dunmanway. He was taken from the scene by Ambulance to Cork University Hospital. […]

ETB reacts to Comptroller report

29 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The newly formed Cork Education & Training Board (Cork ETB) welcomes the publication of The Special Report by the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) into the Internal Control of County Cork Vocational Education Committee in 2011. A number of issues of concern were highlighted in this Report relating […]