CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ibec makes submission to the Mid-Term review of Government’s Capital Plan Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called upon Government to increase investment in regional infrastructure, claiming that failure to adopt a more ambitious capital plan would accentuate the growing imbalance between the regions and the […]

WEST CORK GETS JUNIOR MINISTER: Fine Gael TD Jim Daly becomes ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’

WEST CORK GETS JUNIOR MINISTER: Fine Gael TD Jim Daly becomes ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty based Fine Gael TD Jim Daly is to be promoted to a Junior Ministerial position. The title of the post will be ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’ and it will be attached to the Department of Health. The position of Minister of State […]

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the allocation of €195,600 in CLÁR programme funding for 4 local projects. “I am delighted that €195,600 has been allocated to Cork. It is vitally important that we provide children in isolated rural areas with places to play safely […]

SPORT: Rosscarbery West Cork man Mike Keohane to represent Ireland at World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain

SPORT: Rosscarbery West Cork man Mike Keohane to represent Ireland at World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain

18 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Rosscarbery man Mike Keohane will represent Ireland at the upcoming World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain at the end of the month. Mike has represented Ireland at previous Transplant Championships but is aiming to win his first World Medal in Malaga. Currently the Irish National Indoor Masters 3k […]

HERITAGE: 1798 “Battle of the Big Cross” to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

HERITAGE: 1798 “Battle of the Big Cross” to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

18 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, a local, non-political historical organisation in Clonakilty will remember “The Battle of the Big Cross” on Monday evening, 19th June at 8pm at Asna Square. Over the last few years, since the demise of the local town council, (which used to organise the event), Dúchas […]

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

16 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Seven top travel and lifestyle journalists from France have been visiting Cork and Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. Representing 14 different online and print publications, with a combined readership of more than 1.2 million, the journalists travelled from Roscoff to Cork with […]

WEST CORK: Clonakilty town installs new ‘Community Mayor’ John Loughnan – Town keeps Mayoral tradition despite abolition of statutory Town Council in 2014

WEST CORK: Clonakilty town installs new ‘Community Mayor’ John Loughnan – Town keeps Mayoral tradition despite abolition of statutory Town Council in 2014

15 June 2017, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The flag of the Borough of Clonakilty fluttered at Asna Square last Thursday as John Loughnan was installed as Clonakilty’s new voluntary, non-political, community Mayor at a pleasant ceremony witnessed by a large crowd, which included Jim Daly, TD, Michael Collins, TD; local County Councillors Paul Hayes […]

FARMING: Fianna Fail will introduce €60,000 ceiling for CAP payments – says West Cork TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

FARMING: Fianna Fail will introduce €60,000 ceiling for CAP payments – says West Cork TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

11 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West has said that her party’s commitment to seeking a reduction of the current Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) ceiling to €60,000 will safeguard future farm incomes for the vast majority of Cork farmers. “The current BPS structure needs immediate change following the […]

MINISTER WELCOMES ‘NO MERGER’ REPORT: Local Government Minister Simon Coveney accepts Mackinnon report on restructuring Cork City Council and Cork County Council

MINISTER WELCOMES ‘NO MERGER’ REPORT: Local Government Minister Simon Coveney accepts Mackinnon report on restructuring Cork City Council and Cork County Council

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, today (9 June) announced that he will be moving quickly to begin implementing the report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork. Minister Coveney established the group last October to make recommendations on future […]