[Audio interviews] Educate Together opens Rochestown School, and plans more

[Audio interviews] Educate Together opens Rochestown School, and plans more

  By David O’Sullivan, david@TheCork.ie http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A new “Educate Together” national school has opened in Rochestown this morning [9am], with an intake of 20 junior infants. It becomes the 67th school under the patronage of Educate Together nationwide, and the 5th in Cork. Educate Together runs multi-demoninational schools, which are NOT connected the the Catholic […]

[Audio] 2013 Beal na mBlath Commeneration today

25th August 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@thecork.ie WELL, is it that time of year already? The annual Michael Collins Commemoration will take place at Beal na mBlath today. It was hardly a concern in the 1920s but something that will be mentioned by todays crowds it the lack of a 3G signals at the site […]

[Audio] Old Cobh dockyard opens for tours today

25th August 2013, Sunday, 6am By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan THE history of the Verolme Dockyard in Rushbrooke, Cobh is being remembered again today. Various events have been taking place since Thursday. At its prime there were over 12-hundred people working in the Dockyard which closed in 1984. This morning at 10 am there will be […]

Sinéad Doherty is “Cork Person of the Month”

23rd August 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork Person of the Month, for August 2013, has been named Dr. Sinéad B. Doherty recently won the Bank of Ireland/IGNITE Business of the Year 2013 and the Outstanding Young Person of the Year from Junior Chamber International, Cork. She has now received a Cork Person of […]

[Audio] Steve Redmond’s Wexford-Wales swim abandoned over hypothermia fears

23rd August 2013 By David O’Sullivan David@TheCork.ie THE attempt by record breaking swimmer Steve Redmond to swim from Ireland to Wales ended early yesterday morning (Thursday) on the advice of his support team. The West Cork man was raising funds for the RNLI by crossing from Wexford to Wales. As is normal in crossings a […]

[Audio] Marine Minister launches new safety App

23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A new “app” to improve safety at sea has been launched by Marine Minister Simon Coveney. Called “I-S-A- SafeTrx” it was developed with the Irish Coast Guard, and is similar to a “an aviation flight-plan, but for the water” The app allows boat users to log planned […]

[Audio] Bantry wants a slice of cruise ship revenue

23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cobh is already on the map for cruise ship visits, and now there’s a push by the County Council for Bantry Bay, in West Cork to become a major destination in itself. Leaders from the tourist industry in West Cork yesterday afternoon heard a presentation on how […]

[Audio] Cork businesses struggling with online competition

[Audio] Cork businesses struggling with online competition

[image: Inline images 1] 23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 35 per cent of people in Ireland regularly buy goods or services online and Irish shoppers are set to double their online spending in the next five years That’s according to a recent report on ecommerce in Europe by research firm Mintel The […]

[Audio] Minister Coveney says current budget modus operandi is best

23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A senior Cabinet Minister says proposals to give TDs the Government’s financial forecasts before the Budget are unworkable. Labour Deputy Kevin Humphreys floated the idea earlier yesterday- claiming it would give politicians time to debate how State money is spent. He also wants to see information given […]

A “Bank” without Cashiers opens in Cork

A “Bank” without Cashiers opens in Cork

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie AIB have open a stand-alone self service banking area in Cork, just off St Patricks’ Street. But as bank goers will know more machines means less staff, less jobs, less footfall, less money in the local economy… but on the other hand it can mean more convenience […]

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