[Audio] Jameson Tourists encouraged to visit City also

[Audio] Jameson Tourists encouraged to visit City also

28th February 2014, Saturday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An initiative from Irish Distillers to bring more tourists to Cork City Centre has been launched It’s called the “Cork Whiskey Trail” Every year more than 100-thousand people visit the Jameson Experience, in Midleton in the County, but not all visitors continue on into Cork City. The […]

[Audio] Objection to Barroso’s Cork visit

27th February 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Protestors are expected in University College Cork next week when President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso arrives to collect an Honorary Doctorate. Next Wednesday the man who is “the most powerful officeholder in the EU will travel to UCC for the second time, having previously spoken […]

[Audio] Servisource careers fair in Maldron Hotel today

26th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A “Jobs and Careers fair” is underway in Cork City this afternoon. It’s runs ’til 5pm in Maldron Hotel, which is in the Shandon area. Organised by Servisource recruitment it’s the first of seven nationwide, and the Minister for Jobs has endorsed the series of events. Entry is […]

UCC scores well in University Rankings

UCC scores well in University Rankings

26th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie University College Cork (UCC) has improved its position in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. The annual rankings, in place since 2011 and complementing the overall QS World Rankings, see UCC extends its global reach across two subject areas in particular – environmental sciences and education. […]

UCC to give Barroso Honorary Doctorate

UCC to give Barroso Honorary Doctorate

26th February 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is to travel to University College Cork on Wednesday March 5th 2014, where he will be awarded an honorary doctorate and deliver a 25-minute address. President Barroso will receive the Degree of Doctor of Laws before a large audience […]

[Audio] Alcohol free zones for St Patrick’s Day Cork?

26th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s St Patrick’s Festival will run over three days from March 15th to 17th culminating with the parade at 1pm on the Monday. 3-thousand people will take part, and up to 100-thousand visitors are expected. However… A Former Lord Mayor of Cork wants to see designated “alcohol-free zones” […]

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

26th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If only we had 750,000 euro, if only, we could have bought a shopping centre in Cork City. No, this isin’t April Fools day. A Cork city shopping centre went for auction yesterday with a guide price of a mere three quarters of a million euro, and here […]

[Audio] National Transport Authority Rep summoned to Cork by City Councillors

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Traffic problems on one of Cork Cities main arteries WILL be addressed. Cork City Councillors have voted to formally invite a representative of the National Transport Authority to the City to inspect Washington Street. That street – like many others – had bicycle lanes installed before Christmas, but […]

[Audio] Nano Nagle Heritage Centre to open in Cork

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A centre commemorating the work of Cork-born “Nano Nagle” – who founded the Presentation Sisters is set to become a tourist attraction in Cork City. A “3-and-a-quarter” acre site in Douglas Street with buildings dating back 1770’s has always attracted international visitors, because it contains the tomb of […]

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

25th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Jonathan O’Brien has “expressed his disappointment”, and concern at the news that the Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre is to close with effect from 28th February. Speaking today, Deputy O’Brien said that it was vitally important that training opportunities for the Northside Community are […]

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