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 […]

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 […]