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Category / AREA: WEST CORK
7 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Facts & Figures from the report Irish Life, one of Ireland’s largest life insurance companies, has published its annual claims report which shows that cancer remained the leading cause of death and illness in Co Cork during 2015. Over €12.7 million was paid out in Life Insurance... Read More
6 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, has has announced that funding of over €1 million is to be allocated to 218 national and regional festivals and events by Fáilte Ireland, under its 2016 Festivals and Events Programme. This investment includes almost €325,000... Read More
6 March 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Clonakilty Access Group is calling a public meeting at 8pm this Monday evening 7th March at The Quality Hotel, to discuss current issues of access for people with mobility challenges around Clonakilty’s new town centre streetscapes. #Clonakilty is open! Drivethru Main Street! pic.twitter.com/khSMprJwQR — Clona Holiday Homes... Read More
4 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Pádraic Vallely has joined the not-for-profit philanthropic fund, Cork Foundation as the new CEO. With vast experience in fundraising, marketing and campaign management, Pádraic steps into his new role to drive the organisation’s funding and innovation strategies. Speaking about the new role, Chairperson of Cork Foundation Yvonne... Read More
3 March 2016: By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Overall Winner – Presentation Brothers College & Best Poster Presentation Prize – Ursuline Secondary School Teams of 2nd year students from schools across Munster built, programmed and battled their robots last night under the theme ‘robots and the internet of things’ in a bid to become the... Read More
2 March 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Hotel rooms in Cork rose in price by 11% in 2015 according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI). The average room rate paid for the full year of 2015 was €103 which is €15 below the national average of €118. The HPI is a regular... Read More
25th February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Hoteliers in Cork have welcomed the strong growth in overseas travel to Ireland announced today (link to CSO figures), with trips to Ireland up 18.4% year on year for the period November 2015 – January 2016. On foot of a record year in tourism in 2015, growth... Read More
25 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie General election candidate, and former Mayor of Co Cork, Cllr Alan Coleman has committed to retaining two 5-day-a-week offices in Bandon and Skibbereen if elected to Dail Eireann this Friday. During the election campaign Coleman has operated the two offices at St Finbarr’s place, Bandon and Main Street,... Read More
23 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week we reported how Cork South-West general election candidate Alan Coleman (Independent) wanted ComReg to investigate poor mobile (signal) coverage in West Cork. Today another Cork South-West general election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna Fail) has called for an independent expert audit of Ireland’s phone coverage. Cllr.... Read More