WEST CORK BYPASS: Innishannon village is a traffic BOTTLENECK on the main road from Cork City to West Cork

WEST CORK BYPASS: Innishannon village is a traffic BOTTLENECK on the main road from Cork City to West Cork

11 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Innishannon Bypass needed to open up West Cork for commuters and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the Government must start looking at restarting and funding the bypass of Innishannon as a means of opening up West Cork to tourists […]

COUNTY CORK: Clonakilty, Whiddy, Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown nominated for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

COUNTY CORK: Clonakilty, Whiddy, Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown nominated for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

10 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurly is today congratulating the five Cork towns nominated by Cork County Council for the 2017 IPB Pride of Place Competition, in association with Co-Operation Ireland. The nominations are: 1. Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Community Council Ltd, population between 300 and 1,000. 2. […]

WEST CORK TOURISM: Italian magazine makes Galley Head Lighthouse a cover star!

WEST CORK TOURISM: Italian magazine makes Galley Head Lighthouse a cover star!

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 100,000+ Italians read all about Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way in motorcycling magazines Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way has made the cover of an Italian magazine which has about 20,000 readers – or potential holidaymakers for Ireland. A major 26-page article all about Ireland, and in particular our lighthouses, features […]

ENTERTAINMENT: 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in Bantry, West Cork

ENTERTAINMENT: 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in Bantry, West Cork

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in the town of Bantry from 23rd to 27th August. Internationally renowned fiddler, and Artistic Director of the festival, Martin Hayes, will be joined […]

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI brings two people to safety after callout near Fastnet Rock

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI brings two people to safety after callout near Fastnet Rock

8 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI brought two people safely ashore after their RIB (rigid inflatable boat) lost power earlier this afternoon (Tuesday 8 August), east of Fastnet Rock lighthouse off the West Cork coast. The volunteer lifeboat crew, who were already on exercise in the area of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse, […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

8 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 15th September deadline to apply Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on older people and those eligible for the Winter Fuel Allowance to consider applying for a lump sum payment instead of the normal weekly payment. At present, eligible recipients received €22.50 […]

DISPOSABLE SOCIETY: Skilled craftspeople, seamstresses and repair men and women in high demand in Cork as regional waste management offices work to reduce household waste

DISPOSABLE SOCIETY: Skilled craftspeople, seamstresses and repair men and women in high demand in Cork as regional waste management offices work to reduce household waste

7 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Southern Region Waste Management Office is currently compiling a database of (county) craftspeople skilled in the area of repairing, reimagining and repurposing old items, from which they will engage key personnel for Reuse Month 2017. The success of last year’s inaugural event means that even more people […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

6 August 2017, Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has urged the body established to oversee the extension of Cork City Council to ignore the latest submission by Cork County Council. Last week, the government published the terms of reference for the Cork Local Government Implementation Oversight Group. The group is […]

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

4 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Powering Local Dreams is in association with Johnson and Perrott Honda Mahon Point, Kevin O’Leary Honda Bandon & Silversprings, and Hurley Bros Honda Skibbereen, your local Cork Honda dealers. The competition will award €5,000 to a community project. The company said: At Honda, we’ve been here in Ireland […]