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By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie South Main Street in Cork will not be renamed as Beamish & Crawford Street. There was a proposal within Cork City Council for a name change for the purposes of Tourism and promoting any re-development of the old brewery site, but the idea has been shot down. Independent Cllr Kieran... Read More
By TheCork.ie Council Reporter Sinn Fein Cork City Cllr Chris O’Leary is calling on government to make sure the people of Ireland get a greater benefit from the countries natural resources. A party motion was passed unanimously at last nights City Council meeting. Cllr O’Leary says Ireland should setup a state controlled oil, gas and... Read More
By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Freedom of Cork City for 2013 will be awarded to three people. Michael Twomey, Frank Duggan and Billa O’Connell It’s the highest honour that the City can bestow, and last night Cork City Councillors approved the proposal by Lord Mayor Councillor John Buttimer to confer it on the three... Read More
Bandon Rebel Week 2013 will take place between the 14th & 20th October, 2013. It will be a week-long celebration of “all things Bandon and Cork” with a specific focus on bringing international visitors and family home to Bandon to partake in a jam packed schedule of events. Bandon has been selected as a host... Read More
Lord Mayor, Cllr. John Buttimer was on hand to present a cheque for more than €7,000 to Cork ARC Support House this week. The much needed funds were raised by the Lord Mayor’s Charity GAA Game, which brought together representatives of Cork’s media to play a match against home club of the Lord Mayor, Bishopstown... Read More
Broadcaster and comedian *Graham Norton* is one of three distinguished Cork men who will be conferred with Honorary Doctorates in University College Cork (UCC) on Friday 7 June. Other ‘Corkonians’ to be honoured include Irish writer and BBC broadcaster, *Fergal Keane,* and local businessman *Dermot O’Mahoney*. The fourth recipient is Irish/American US District Court Judge... Read More
Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 15,000 cigarettes and 2 kgs of tobacco with a retail value of €7,800 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €7,000. As part of an intelligence-led operation against a family suspected of selling unstamped cigarettes, officers executed a warrant at a private dwelling in East Cork town where... Read More
McMahons, Water Street, Cork has won the Cork City & County Award in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2013. Pictured (L-R) at the awards ceremony held in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House last night (16 May) is: Jim Loughran, Octabuild Chairman; Keith Buckley, McMahon’s, Water Street and Paddy Kelly, President HAI. This was... Read More
20th May 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Tralee woman, who has travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus to receive her cancer treatment, says the investment of €90,000 by the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in the service is vital. The Kerry Cancer Support Trust has received the first of three annual €30,000... Read More
Gardai investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area have seized drugs and arrested a male. As part of an intelligence lead operation gardai from Mitchelstown searched a house in Drough, Mitchelstown yesterday evening. During the course of the search cannabis plants and cannabis herb (pending analysis) with an estimated street... Read More
A musician from Cork will receive a special award from Prince Charles today to recognise his work mentoring children. Ruairi Glasheen grew up in Cobh and is a Percussionist doing a Masters at the London’s Royal College of Music, Prince Charles is President of the College and Ruari will receive a rose bowl, carved from... Read More