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 […]

Bus strike would damage Cork tourism

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliaments Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has appealed to bus unions to call off their planned strike action beginning on the May Bank holiday weekend. MEP Clune has said the planned strike will hurt our fragile tourist industry which is in […]

Clonakilty man survives earthquake

27 April 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty born Declan Murphy, who founded the just-one charity (www.just-one.org), 11 years ago which works to promote educational opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalised chiildren in Nepal at community level, has expressed his shock and sadness at the devastation caused by the earthquake there at the weekend. Declan who […]

‘Nationalise Whitegate Oil Refinery’ says Cork City Councillor

14 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has called on the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government to “re-nationalise the Whitegate Refinery in the national interest” and to ensure Ireland retains the ability to refine oil products and keep a strategic reserve in case of future oil shortages which could […]

IBEC wants Cork City boundary to be extended

10 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ibec Cork, the group that represents many businesses, today met with the local government review committee and called for the boundary of Cork city to be extended to incorporate the suburbs to create a local authority area of 200,000 people. Additionally, the group warned that now is not […]

Support Dunnes Stores workers and refuse to pass the picket

2 April 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has stated that the best way that the people of Cork can support the striking Dunnes Stores workers is by refusing to pass the picket. Deputy McLellan said; “The people of Cork should show their solidarity with the Dunnes Stores workers tomorrow by […]

Council house waiting list to fall

1 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator ColmBurke forCork North Central l has, today (Wednesday) welcomedthe allocation of €224m, for local authority housing in Cork City and Cork County .This is part of a national allocation of funding by Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie […]

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Developing new routes to Germany, Scandinavia, Northern Italy and France was the focus of a round table conference at Inchydoney on Thursday with the Minister for tourism Paschal Donohue among those in attendance. The event which was attended by the management at Cork Airport as well as representatives […]