VIDEO FEATURE: West Cork town has Ireland’s first Community Bike scheme – Clonakilty

VIDEO FEATURE: West Cork town has Ireland’s first Community Bike scheme – Clonakilty

1 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Clonakilty, West Cork is a town of firsts! The first to elect it’s own Community Mayor after the Government abolished Town Councils, and now its the first to have a community bike scheme. Bicycle-docking stations have been installed at hotels in Clonakilty and the surrounding areas such of […]

AA recruiting mechanics in Cork

AA recruiting mechanics in Cork

1 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland’s major motoring organisation and insurance provider is hiring qualified mechanics to join its fleet of roadside Patrols. But the AA’s recruitment drive has hit a roadblock (pun intended) in Co. Cork, coming against a shortage of qualified mechanics to fill their two roles on offer. “I suppose […]

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

26 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Union Hall RNLI has rescued five men this evening (Friday 26 June) after their yacht was in danger of hitting rocks off the coast of west Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly after 5pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that a 54ft French […]

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Much has been written about Sinn Fein’s internal problems in Co Cork in recent days (one Cllr expelled from the party, and another suspended for a year). Now, Fianna Fail in Cork is experiencing its own crisis in the ‘rebel county’. The Mayor of Cork County Councillor Alan […]

Walking in West Cork

Walking in West Cork

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan First there was the Wild Atlantic Way, now a ‘West Cork Way’ is being planned. What is it? West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly wants it to be a walking trail from Cork Airport to Mizen Head. The West Cork Way would consist of identifying a walking […]

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Writing about drinking water is nice. It is the most precious and wholesome product that exists. In an era of transparency water is where it’s at! However in recent years water has been controversial in Ireland. The supply of fresh drinking water – and conversely the removal of […]

Massive crowds at Cork Summer Show

Massive crowds at Cork Summer Show

22 June 2015 David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Scorching sunshine, national and international agricultural competitions, an incredible music and entertainment line up and intense management by Munster Agricultural Society contributed to making the 2015 Cork Summer Show a real record breaker. Attendance at the Cork Summer Show is expected to be over 60,000 people, which is an […]

Mater Private Cork to Sponsor Men’s 800m

Mater Private Cork to Sponsor Men’s 800m

20 June 2015 By David O’Sulllivan david@TheCork.ie This year’s Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet will be the 64th. The event will take place on 7 July. Mater Private Cork have announced sponsorship for the 800m men’s race. Anna Fitzgerald CEO, Mater Private Cork, said “we are delighted to sponsor the men’s 800m race at […]

Derval O’Rourke has a message for non-profits

Derval O’Rourke has a message for non-profits

17 June 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Olympic athlete Derval O’Rourke today called on Cork voluntary and non-profit organisations to apply for funding before the June 29th deadline. €125,000 is available from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund for projects that reflect new ideas to get people more active, more often. Above: Pic: Derval O’Rourke and […]

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