Cork businessman elected to prestigious European board

29th November 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Who? Mr Noel Clehane, Chairman of the Brussels Branch of European Movement (EM) Ireland, was elected today to the Board of the prestigious European Movement International organisation. A Cork native, Mr Clehane, works with BDO International and has led the Brussels branch of EM Ireland in a voluntary […]

[Video] Taoiseach attracts water protestors in Cork

21st November, Friday 3pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Taoiseach was in Cork today for a number of official engagements for positive announcements In the morning our reporter David O’Sullivan had the details of the Taoiseachs busy schedule… The Taoiseach started off in the Clarion Hotel where he turned the sod (across the river) on […]

[Audio] Will Cork City Council be disbanded (budget not adopted)

18th November 2014 By David O’Sullinan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Councillors have voted to NOT adopt a budget for the coming year, and the Council risks being dis-banded and an Administrator appointed unless talks over the coming two weeks can reach a political solution and pass a budget. At a lengthy 5 hour meeting last night […]

[Audio] Cork Councils to co-operate in Tourism drive

18th November 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s two separate Councils; the County Council and the City Council have today announced they are joining forces with Failte Ireland to establish a “high level Tourism Strategy Group” It will develop a “vision” and “action plan” for the future growth of tourism across Cork. The group will […]

[Audio] Cork City Council Budget Meeting

17th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Councillors are discussing one of their most difficult annual budgets in recent years this evening. (Follow the debate on hashtag #CorkCC on twitter) The estimated spend for the year ahead will be discussed, and voted on in City Hall by the 31 elected members. Entry to […]

[Audio] Cork life in the 1960s

10th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A new book featuring historic photographs of Cork City taken by the man who built up “Barry’s Tea” has been published. The late Anthony Barry had a successful business and political career; serving as a TD, Senator, and City Councillor including a term as Lord Mayor. Every day […]

[Video & Audio] Water Minister turns down meeting with original Cork protest group

7th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The key figure in one of Cork’s original Anti Water Charges groups has refused a meeting with the Minister responsible for Irish Water. Environment Minister Alan Kelly was in Cork yesterday inspecting the large Irish Water Call Centre which is based at Abtran, Bessboro, Mahon. The Minister was […]

[Audio] UCC President says “town and gown” have symbiotic relationship

5th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan University College Cork has received with the quarterly Cork Business Association award sponsored by O’Callaghan Properties. At a presentation ceremony UCC were praised for their important role in the Cork Business Community. The College is a direct employer, and also boosts the economy by bringing 20-thousand students to […]

[Audio] Protests against Cork FG Cllr end

3rd November 2014, 6pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A protest against a Fine Gael Cllr over water charges comments has died down. Fine Gael Cork City Cllr Laura McGonigle posted a comment in her personal facebook page over the weekend saying that water metre protestors should “collect rain water” It provoked a storm of angry […]