Simon Coveney welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork

Simon Coveney welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork

2 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie After a successful 12 week deployment to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, the Irish Naval vessel L.É. Niamh returned today (Friday) to the Naval Base and Dockyard, Haulbowline in Cork. L.É. Niamh was the second naval vessel to be deployed to the Mediterranean to assist […]

New Community Enterprise Centre in Dunmanway

New Community Enterprise Centre in Dunmanway

1 October 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Noel Harrington, (Fine Gael TD Cork South West), today welcomed the news that work on the construction of a Community Enterprise Centre, comprising of 3 commercial units, each measuring 2,500 sq.ft., will commence shortly in Dunmanway. Deputy Harrington said: “I am delighted that following a culmination of many […]

Ballyvourney housing wins award

Ballyvourney housing wins award

29 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie A housing project based in the villages of Ballyvourney, Kilnamartyra and Coolea near Macroom has won an award in the prestigious Community Housing Awards. The Awards – which take place every two years – are sponsored by Allianz, and organised by the Irish Council for Social Housing, the […]

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie According to a report published by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, 2,520 new jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Cork since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. Speaking about the launch of the Report and the success […]

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for both Cork City and County councils to draw down the sizeable sums of money that has been allocated to them to tackle the housing crisis. Deputy Buttimer’s calls came as he welcomed news that the Department is […]

Want to rent a home in Cork? €794 is now the average rent

Want to rent a home in Cork? €794 is now the average rent

23 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The average rent for all dwellings in the private rented sector in Co. Cork in Quarter 2, 2015, and which were registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) was €794. This was up €11 when compared to the average rent in Q1, 2015, when the amount was […]

West Cork will get its fair share of national €30m investment in ‘Village and Town Renewal’

West Cork will get its fair share of national €30m investment in ‘Village and Town Renewal’

23 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie One of the two Fine Gael TD’s in Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the €30 million Village and Town Renewal Scheme announced this morning by the Taoiseach, saying that it creates great opportunities in West Cork. “Fine Gael is keenly aware of the impact the economic […]

Revenue swoop on West Cork €225,000 illegal cigarettes

Revenue swoop on West Cork €225,000 illegal cigarettes

22 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Revenue officers, with assistance from An Garda Síochana, seized 445,000 cigarettes yesterday in Cork with a retail value of approximately €222,500*. Following an indication by Harvey, Revenue’s sniffer dog, approximately 42,000 unstamped ‘NZ Slim’ cigarettes were seized at a commercial premises in Cork city by Revenue officers. The […]

Cork Regional Chambers elect Maura Hunter as Chair

Cork Regional Chambers elect Maura Hunter as Chair

18 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 17th of September in Clonakilty, Cork Regional Chambers elected Ms. Maura Hunter of Mallow Chamber as Chair for the coming year. Speaking after her election Ms. Hunter expressed her thanks to outgoing Chairman Brian Curtis of Cobh and Harbour Chamber […]

50 Tech jobs announced at Asystec Ballincollig

50 Tech jobs announced at Asystec Ballincollig

18 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, today announced the creation of 50 new highly skilled jobs over 3 years at the Data Management Solutions Company, Asystec. The Minister made the announcement at the official opening of the new Asystec Cork offices in Ballincollig, Co. […]

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