Irish Guide Dogs appeal for May 1st fundraiser

Irish Guide Dogs appeal for May 1st fundraiser

30 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork-based national charity Irish Guide Dogs for The Blind is looking for volunteers in Cork to support its national campaign Guide Dog Day taking place on 1st May. On Guide Dog Day on 1st May there will be street and Tesco collections in Cork selling Guide Dog Day […]

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Developing new routes to Germany, Scandinavia, Northern Italy and France was the focus of a round table conference at Inchydoney on Thursday with the Minister for tourism Paschal Donohue among those in attendance. The event which was attended by the management at Cork Airport as well as representatives […]

Cork Sinn Fein outline 1916 commemoration plans

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O’Brien has stated that bringing about the republic envisaged in the 1916 proclamation remains unfinished business. Deputy O’Brien was speaking at an event in the Metropole Hotel this week to mark the Cork City launch of Sinn Féin’s National 1916 […]

Large Prize Bonds winner in Cork

29 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This week’s Prize Bond Star prize of €50,000.00 goes to lucky Prize Bond number HF643024 held in County Cork. The lucky bond was purchased in 2007. There were over 7,000 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €420,000. In addition to a €1 MILLION […]

Cork singer songwriter to support new Louis Walsh band

Cork singer songwriter to support new Louis Walsh band

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cork singer songwriter Danny Battles has been chosen to play support on the tour by Louis Walsh’s new band HomeTown. Danny will play the eight venues in the tour over Easter. The tour plays Ennis on Good Friday, 3 April, Kilkenny 4 April, Easter Sunday in Castlebar 5 April, […]

Ireland to lose out on new EU Touring Visa potential

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune (Cork South Central), has said that Ireland will miss out on the benefits of a new proposed EU Touring Visa as we are not a member of the Schengen area. “The European Commission has proposed a new type of visa, the Touring visa, […]

Cork City Council is ‘workplace of the year’

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The winners of the inaugural Smarter Travel Awards were announced this week with the Cork City Council being announced as business travel workplace of the year. Partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus programme from around the country submitted entries to the awards competition which […]

Cork’s Red FM reach agreement with GAA for additional reporting rights.

Cork’s Red FM reach agreement with GAA for additional reporting rights.

29 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s Red FM is delighted has secured additional access to, and reporting rights for all Cork GAA matches. The station had previously been permitted to enter locally hosted National League and Munster Championship fixtures, but will now receive full press accreditation for all games involving Cork GAA. The […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

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