VIDEO: Cork’s Alcatraz (Spike Island) takes step closer to becoming major tourist attraction

31 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Construction work will start in August on a €5million development of Spike Island. Cork County Council has awarded the contract for the works to Cumnor Construction Ltd., and the project is due for completion in June 2016. Listen to this story Spike Island occupies a key location in […]

Cork City Council tender for security services at City Hall

Cork City Council tender for security services at City Hall

31 July 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie One of the consequences of increasing protests at City Council meetings has been a need for private security. We note that the Cork City Council are now seeking tenders for “Security and Cleaning Services” A detailed description of the tender request says: Cork City Council invites tenders from […]

Brazil appoints new Honorary Consul in Cork

Brazil appoints new Honorary Consul in Cork

31 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The South American country of Brazil has appointed a new representative in Cork. Mr Brendan McAuliffe who has offices at Grattan Court, Washington Street West, Cork City is the new “Honorary Consul of Brazil” with responsibility for Cork. What is an Honorary Consul? The part-time role of “Honorary […]

LISTEN: RedFM becomes No 1 Radio Station in Cork

LISTEN: RedFM becomes No 1 Radio Station in Cork

30 July 2015 5.05pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is on “Red Alert” this evening as RedFM has emerged as the number one radio station in Cork for all adults. The latest radio listenership JNLR/IPSOS/MRBI figures for January to June this year show the radio station has clinched the top spot Leeside for all adults. […]

Down Syndrome Ireland to benefit from this years Tour de Munster charity cycle

Down Syndrome Ireland to benefit from this years Tour de Munster charity cycle

30 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The countdown is on to 2015’s Tour de Munster, with the annual charity cycle kicking off in Waterford on Thursday 6th August, and finishing up in Cork on Sunday 9th August. Over 100 cyclists have signed up for the Tour and are getting geared up for this year’s […]

Guidebook for new parents unveiled at CUMH

Guidebook for new parents unveiled at CUMH

30 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cathy O’Sullivan (pictured centre) midwife teacher at Cork University Maternity Hospital is joined by first time mums-to-be, Ciara Murphy (left) and Noelle Hogan (right), at the launch of the hospital’s new information guide on preparing for birth and beyond Cork University Maternity Hospital is today launching a new […]

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

30 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said over €400,000 in capital funding for childcare services in Cork will improve quality and facilities. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of Capital Grant Funding for Early […]

Cork company creates jobs in Dublin

Cork company creates jobs in Dublin

30 July 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork-based investments firm, BlackBee Investments is to create an additional 5 jobs in the next 12 months, having doubled in size since its establishment in 2014. The company, which celebrated the official opening of its Cork offices this week, has grown from 6 to 14 employees in one […]

VIDEO: West Cork TD takes advantage of YouTube

VIDEO: West Cork TD takes advantage of YouTube

30 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An election is around the corner, and I predict YouTube will be the game changer, just as Twitter was the last time. Michael McCarthy TD is urging parents in West Cork to make their views known on how to reform the childcare system as part of a new […]

Cork towns fair shortlisted for Failte Ireland award

Cork towns fair shortlisted for Failte Ireland award

30 July 2015 By Declan O’Leary declan@TheCork.ie The Cork towns of Clonakilty, Cobh and Youghal have been shortlisted for the Failte Ireland Tourism Towns Awards 2015. 15 towns are included in the shortlist which has been released by Fáilte Ireland. The competition, now in its fourth year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages […]

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