Carrigaline Macra to host annual Agri Conference with Minister Simon Coveney

Carrigaline Macra to host annual Agri Conference with Minister Simon Coveney

9 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Carrigaline Macra na Feirme will hold their Annual agricultural conference again this year on Monday 23rd November in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork from 7pm. Speakers: Garda Seargant Ian O’Callaghan – Crime Prevention Officer West Cork, Jim Woulfe – CEO of Dairygold Joe Burke – Beef & Livestock […]

Cork double hit by cuts to the Leader programme

Cork double hit by cuts to the Leader programme

6 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FOI material released under the Freedom of Information Act to the Fianna Fáil election candidate for Cork South-West (Cork County Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony) has revealed that Cork has been double hit by cuts to the Leader programme. County Cork received around €54m from 2007-2014 but this was […]

20 jobs announced in Skibbereen West Cork

20 jobs announced in Skibbereen West Cork

6 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan, in Skibbereen david@TheCork.ie Spearline Labs, the world’s largest toll and toll-free number testing provider has announced that it is hiring 20 people at its Skibbereen base as it looks to double its workforce over the next 18 months. The expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and […]

Fast SIRO broadband reaches Skibbereen West Cork

Fast SIRO broadband reaches Skibbereen West Cork

6 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan, in Skibbereen david@TheCork.ie SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture which is delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network nationwide, has today announced that Skibbereen will become the 51st town to be included in its national rollout. The announcement was made as part of National Digital Week at Ludgate@Skibbereen, which has […]

Bandon man who founded Ireland’s only “farm-based biscuit bakery” heads to RDS Food Festival

Bandon man who founded Ireland’s only “farm-based biscuit bakery” heads to RDS Food Festival

6 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Cork artisan producer who founded Ireland’s only farm-based biscuit bakery will appear at the first annual Bite Food Festival in the RDS, from November 19-22. Philip O’Connor of Seymours Irish Biscuits in Bandon will be just one of the country’s artisan producers showcased at the major new […]

Cork Macra to hold social night at Curraheen Greyhound Track

Cork Macra to hold social night at Curraheen Greyhound Track

5 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An exciting night of betting, music and craic is taking place on the 28th November. Macra na Feirme are hosting a social night at the dogs in six Irish Greyhound Board venues: Curraheen, Cork; Galway; Limerick; Mullingar; Newbridge, Kildare; and Kilcohan, Waterford. There will be entertainment at each […]

Cork reaction to new Bank of Ireland ‘minimum cash lodgement/withdrawal’ limits

Cork reaction to new Bank of Ireland ‘minimum cash lodgement/withdrawal’ limits

5 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie There is a whiff of an election in the air, various personages throughout Cork are attaching themselves to issues, and yesterday one of Ireland’s best known brands delivered an issue that everyone cares about on a silver platter. The issue? Money. Bank of Ireland appear – in essence […]

National Digital Week worth €2 million to West Cork economy

National Digital Week worth €2 million to West Cork economy

5 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 4 Days, 71 speakers… 1 inspirational location Ireland’s first ever National Digital Week has kicked off in Skibbereen, and runs until Saturday. Estimated to be worth in excess of €2 million to the local economy, the event is attracting people from all over Ireland, who have an interest […]

Cork communities are vulnerable without a visible Gárda force

Cork communities are vulnerable without a visible Gárda force

5 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Cork County Cllr – Frank O’Flynn – who is Chairman of the Cork County Joint Policing Authority addressed the Cork County public meeting of the JPC in County Hall recently on the theme of Community Policing in County Cork. Cllr. O’Flynn’s stated that the major concerns in […]

Wild Atlantic Way Wins Big at World Responsible Tourism Awards

Wild Atlantic Way Wins Big at World Responsible Tourism Awards

4 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Three tourism businesses located along Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Way” (the driving route which starts/ends in Kinsale, Cork) were deemed winners at the World Responsible Tourism Awards held at the World Travel Market, London earlier today. Loop Head Tourism, Clare collected the gold award for ‘Best Cultural Heritage Attraction’ […]

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