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Despite recent upbeat reports regarding an increase in overseas visitors to Ireland in 2011, Fáilte Ireland warned against any complacency in the tourism sector this year, during its annual tourism industry briefing for the Cork region held today. The national tourism development authority stressed that the hard lessons and good work of the last few... Read More
University College Cork (UCC) and the Munster Agricultural Society (MAS) have jointly acquired 125 acres of land on the western outskirts of the City at Curraheen. The site is strategically located within a short distance of the Curraheen interchange on the N25 Ballincollig by-pass with significant road frontage onto the Curraheen Road. The 100 acre... Read More
Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer has secured confirmation that safety auditors will carry out a further review of the pedestrian crossing facilities at the Sarsfield Road Roundabout. “As part of the on-going upgrade works on the South Ring Road the two pedestrian bridges have been removed.  This has required ground level pedestrian crossing facilities... Read More
Cork City Football Club have signed of John Dunleavy. The Donegal native, who spent a number of years at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has been capped at Under 21 level by the Republic of Ireland. Speaking to CorkCityFC.net, Dunleavy, a right back who can also play in midfield, said he was delighted to have joined the club:... Read More
Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed €100 million worth of funding which will be provided for the funding of new, small scale, road safety and upgrading projects. Deputy Buttimer said “despite reduced resources the Minister he is targeting available resources to deliver much needed upgrading works. In Cork these works will include renewal... Read More
The Port of Cork will welcome more cruise ships this year than in 2011. 60 cruise ships are scheduled to visit in 2012, which is an increase from 53, and the vessels will bring over 100,000 passengers and crew. The average passenger will spend from 75 to 100 euro on land, after the ships dock... Read More
January is about to get a whole lot brighter, thanks to your old waste batteries! WEEE Ireland (the Irish compliance scheme for battery and waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling) has been collecting and recycling batteries throughout Cork as part of the Spread a Little Sunshine campaign for LauraLynn House at the Children’s Sunshine Home.... Read More
Craftspeople and designers from Cork are hoping to make a big impression on international buyers at this month’s Showcase event in the RDS. Nine craft companies from Cork are being supported by their local Enterprise Board in the “Enterprise Zone” of the RDS, to help them secure sales and export orders for 2012 and 2013.... Read More
Councillor Declan Hurley, from Dunmanway has been elected as the Deputy”Mayor of County Cork, for the coming 6 months. He replaces Cllr Noel Collins, under an agreement to share the position during the year. During today’s County Council meeting there were calls from Fianna Fail’s Alan Coleman and Aindreas Moynihan to leave the position vacant,... Read More
The decision by the Government to cancel the Cork-Limerick Motorway has been criticised by Councillors again. The “M20” would have cut travel time between the two cities by half an hour but the Minister for Transport confirmed in November that the project, along with others in Dublin, was being scrapped as his Department was was... Read More