New (Community) Mayor of Clonakilty to take office next week

28 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan A year on since Colette Twomey (of Clonakilty Blackpudding fame) became Ireland’s first ever directly-elected Mayor, she will conclude her term on Thursday 4th June and her successor will be installed. When the Government announced they were going to abolish all Town Councils in May 2014, the people […]

Irish Rail lays on extra trains for Cork City Marathon

26 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is delighted to announce details of the Extra Early Morning Commuter Trains, which have been laid on to operate from Cobh and Midleton to Kent Station, Cork for this year’s Cork City Marathon on Monday, 1st June 2015. One of the Extra Early Morning […]

Wild Atlantic Porsche

23 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan Almost 50 Porsches descended on Kinsale today (23 May) as Porsche Club Ireland, with the support of Fáilte Ireland, complete their 2,000km Wild Atlantic Way driving tour at the Old Head Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discover Point. The convoy of Porsches crossed the finish line at 5pm in […]

Munster Rugby “Rule 24” welcomed by Seán Kelly

20 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy Former GAA President and MEP for Ireland South, Seán Kelly, has welcomed the announcement that Munster Rugby will open the gates of Musgrave Park in Cork to the GAA as the €70 million redevelopment Pairc Uí Chaoimh begins. “I am delighted that Musgrave Park has been made available […]

New Waste Management Plan For Cork

18 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cork City and County Councils have been set a number of key targets in relation waste prevention activities under a newly launched plan. Among the policies and actions included in the Southern Region Waste Management Plan, one of three such plans being launched in Ireland, is a 1% […]

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

16 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]