CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

9 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council welcomes the Expert Group Report on the future of local government in Cork city and county, which recommends keeping two seperate councils, and expending the City’s territory Cork City Council has welcomed the publication today by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon […]

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD, Micheál Martin has welcomed the “ditching” of the proposed merger of Cork City and County Councils by the Government. “For nearly two years, I have been warning that this proposal would be bad for Cork, and bad for the entire South West region. “Common […]

BOUNDARY EXTENSION FOR CORK CITY? Housing Minister Simon Coveney to unveil Mackinnon Report into possible merger or boundary extension of Cork City Council and Cork County Council

BOUNDARY EXTENSION FOR CORK CITY? Housing Minister Simon Coveney to unveil Mackinnon Report into possible merger or boundary extension of Cork City Council and Cork County Council

9 June 2017, 10am By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Housing Minister Simon Coveney to unveil long awaited Mackinnon Report this morning All will be revealed at 11am when Minister Coveney unveils the report which had been due to be published two months ago, but had to wait until after the Fine Gael leadership contest concluded evidently. […]

WEST CORK: New Clonakilty Mayor takes office this Thursday – Non-statutory Mayor

WEST CORK: New Clonakilty Mayor takes office this Thursday – Non-statutory Mayor

6 June 2017, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty’s new voluntary, directly-elected, non-political, community Mayor will be inaugurated this Thursday evening 8th June at 8pm at a public ceremony at Asna Square, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Outgoing Mayor Anthony McDermott will be stepping down after his busy year and the chain of office will be passed […]

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

6 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This month marks the 60th year since the formation of the Seandun Macra na Feirme Region. To mark the occassion, former Seandun Chairperson and historian Jim Fitzgerald, Knockraha, gives a recount of the formation of the Seandun Macra region. In 1944, Steven Cullinane and a group of other […]

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has met with Councillor Paul Hayes and the Abbeymahon Conservation Group to discuss possible avenues of funding to protect the townland’s historic Cistercian Abbey. The Ireland South MEP said that the Abbey was a unique part of the area’s history and its […]

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: German Journalist discovers Co Cork by Campervan

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: German Journalist discovers Co Cork by Campervan

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie  German journalist and campervan enthusiasts explore the Wild Atlantic Way German journalist Heinz Bück has been exploring Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way by campervan. He is accompanied by a small group of fellow campervan enthusiasts, who are here to soak up the spectacular scenery and the wealth […]

HOW TO WIN THE LOTTO? Hickey’s Newsagent in Skibbereen is luckiest lotto ticket seller in Cork, so will buying a ticket there improve your odds?

HOW TO WIN THE LOTTO? Hickey’s Newsagent in Skibbereen is luckiest lotto ticket seller in Cork, so will buying a ticket there improve your odds?

2 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Hickey’s Newsagent in Skibbereen is ‘luckiest’ lotto ticket seller in Cork, and third in Ireland. So, should you travel to West Cork just to buy a ticket there? No. We must note that the more tickets a retailer sells, the ‘luckier’ they appear to be, insofar as the stats are solely […]