Ballyvourney housing wins award

Ballyvourney housing wins award

29 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie A housing project based in the villages of Ballyvourney, Kilnamartyra and Coolea near Macroom has won an award in the prestigious Community Housing Awards. The Awards – which take place every two years – are sponsored by Allianz, and organised by the Irish Council for Social Housing, the […]

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie According to a report published by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, 2,520 new jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Cork since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. Speaking about the launch of the Report and the success […]

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for both Cork City and County councils to draw down the sizeable sums of money that has been allocated to them to tackle the housing crisis. Deputy Buttimer’s calls came as he welcomed news that the Department is […]

15k of illegal Cigarettes seized in Glanmire

15k of illegal Cigarettes seized in Glanmire

28 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As a result of a joint operation by Revenue and An Garda Siochána on Saturday officers seized 20,000 unstamped ‘Aroma’ cigarettes and 15kgs of unstamped ‘Flandria’ tobacco with a retail value of €15,500* in Glanmire, Co Cork. A saloon car was also seized. Two males in their 50s, […]

692 vacant council houses in Cork

692 vacant council houses in Cork

28 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said the number of vacant council units in Cork provides stark evidence of the scale of the housing crisis in both city and county. Cllr Ó Laoghaire was responding to reports that there are now 692 vacant council units in Cork […]

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

25 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised his constituency rival Minister of State Dara Murphy for an ‘abuse of his position’ in using Garda resources for his own purposes. The junior minister’s car broke down outside Fermoy, Cork and requested that local Gardaí drive him over […]

Revenue seize €67k illegal cigarettes in Cork City

Revenue seize €67k illegal cigarettes in Cork City

25 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As part of an on going operation targeting the illegal importation, sale and supply of cigarettes, Revenue officers this morning (25/9/15) seized 130,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €67,000 in Cork City. The ‘NZ Slims’ cigarettes, which had arrived from Poland, were seized at a commercial premises […]

Carrigaline Unveiled As Cork’s First SIRO-Powered Town

Carrigaline Unveiled As Cork’s First SIRO-Powered Town

25 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture which is delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has today unveiled Carrigaline as Cork’s first SIRO-powered town. The announcement was made at an event in the Carrigaline Court Hotel in association with Cork County Council and the Local […]

New flights from Cork to USA welcomed by all

New flights from Cork to USA welcomed by all

25 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the announcement of the first ever transatlantic routes from Cork Airport is great news for the city and county and will be a huge boost for tourism and business throughout the Munster region. “I’m delighted to […]

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

25 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today urged the Government to address the critical need for infrastructure investment in the Cork region. At a recent meeting between Ibec’s Regional Executive Committee and elected representatives in Cork, a number of key challenges facing business in Cork were identified. […]

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