[Audio] Cork County Mayor vs Irish Water

8th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Irish Water have insulted Cork County Council, and its elected members” That’s the view of the County Mayor. Irish Water have refused to send representatives to Council meetings where water and sewerage projects are being discussed. The 55 elected County Councillors are growing frustrated about the lack of […]

[Audio] West Cork town that lost credit union now has service again

1st August 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new credit union opens in Castletownbere this morning. Bantry Credit Union Ltd are opening a sub-office in Castletownbere after much co-operation between Bantry Credit Union and the liquidator of Berehaven Credit Union. This new credit union opens at 10am and is 100 percent independent from the now […]

[Audio] Castletownbere to get new Credit Union?

31st July 2014, 7pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There have been positive developments in Castetownbere, West Cork where the Berehaven Credit Union was forced to close last week following a high court order appointing a liquidator. The Central Bank have today confirmed that cheques are being sent to depositors returning their savings, thanks to the […]

[Audio] Bantry welcomes home maritime team

29th July 2014, 6am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland’s winning team in an an international competition for maritime skills are back in West Cork A homecoming celebration took place in the Square Bantry last night for “Team Ireland” They collected gold in Brittany, France at the “Atlantic Challenge” competition which finished on Sunday. Ireland beat […]

[Audio] Old Head Golf links reports boost in Business following Fota Irish Open

25th July 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Management of one the world’s leading golf courses have reported a “risk rise in bookings and enquiries from overseas tourists since the hosting of the Irish Open tournament in Cork last month. The Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale which employs 200 people in peak season have stated […]

[Audio] Clonakilty Model village celebrates 20th birthday

25th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One of West Cork’s most popular tourist attractions is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Model Village in Clonakilty is an outdoor scale model of picturesque West Cork towns as they appeared in the 1940s, it includes Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon. It’s popular with both children and adults […]

[Audio] Report published into Tall Ship sinking

22nd July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An interim report has been published into the sinking of a tall-ship off the Cork coast almost one year ago. The Astrid sank after being grounded on July 24th 2013 near the Sovereign Islands to the west of Kinsale. Today’s report from the “The Marine Casualty Investigation Board” […]

[Audio] Cork politician speaks about her own experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16th July 2014, Wednesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how SHE was born in a mother and baby home, and then visited the same institution 17 years later when SHE became pregnant Yoghal County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences during a debate […]

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

12th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork City has been elected chairman of the HSE South Regional Health Forum. The forum is a place where elected Councillors from across Munster have the chance to put questions to HSE officials. Many topical issues are raised throughout the year including: progress […]