[Audio] Save Leap Post Office

13th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The future of a Leap Post Office will be discussed again this evening. The scenic West Cork village – between Rosscarbery and Skibbereen – has been without a Post Office service since February following a contractual dispute between An Post and the contractor. An Post is willing to […]

Clonakilty Black Pudding is a model for local sustainable jobs – says MEP Clune

29th September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Black Pudding – a model for local sustainable jobs – Clune Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP, last week met with the owners of Clonakilty Black Pudding at the National Ploughing Championships and has praised the company as an example of how we can create local sustainable jobs […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15th September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside Protest by residents of Kinsale Rd (Airport Hill) Direct Provision centre #cork residents unhappy with conditions pic.twitter.com/KqxwGQ25zH — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) September 15, 2014 The Kinsale […]

[Audio] Cyclist finishes Wild Atlantic Way in Kinsale, Cork

8th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Finnish travel journalist has completed her mammoth 2,500 kilometre cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way (We previously did an Audio Tour of the Cork Section) One of Scandinavia’ s leading travel journalists Satu undertook the journey as part of a promotional initiative by “Tourism Ireland” to highlight […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per year, […]

[Audio] 92nd Beal na Bla today

24th August 2014 By David O’Sullian http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The annual Michael Collins commemoration takes place in County Cork this afternoon. It’s the 92nd year of Beal na mBla Each year there is a keynote speech from a different person. Past speakers include President Mary Robinson, the late Brian Lenihan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Corkman Bill O’Herlihy This years […]

[Audio] Glengarriff former resident to get Oscar?

18th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A former resident of West Cork is tipped to win a prestigious lifetime achievement award at next year’s Oscars ceremony! Maureen O’Hara has never received an Academy Award despite starring in 64 movies, including classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Miracle on 34th Street, and her […]

[Audio] Plenty of Cork courses for Leaving Cert students

13th August 2014, 1pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There are many options available for Leaving Cert students. That’s the message from Guidance Counsellors. Many people today have secure 6 A1’s and more! but other students have not secured the grades they believe they need for their chosen CAO course, or might be considering a FETAC […]

[Special Audio Feature] Wild Atlantic Way Audio Tour

13th August 2014 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Let’s take a tour of the Wild Atlantic Way! From the comfort of your Easy chair listen to a 5 part series from Reporter David O’Sullivan. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km tourist driving route marketed by Failte Ireland. The route uses existing roads on the Western Seaboard […]