Cork Postmasters protest at Dublin GPO to resist Post Office closures

14 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Postmasters’ Union to mount a national campaign to ‘save post offices’ and plan Dáil rally for April Postmasters protested outside the GPO today saying that they will resist any Post Office closures driven by An Post, and are to mobilise a national campaign to support communities and […]

Vacant properties in Cork must be brought back into use – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

12 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called upon the Government to explore the prospect of bringing some of the 198,000 vacant properties in the state back into use in order to alleviate some of the pressure that has resulted in both a housing and homeless crisis. The […]

‘Diaspora training’ available across County Cork

‘Diaspora training’ available across County Cork

10 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork Foundation, which connects Cork people globally to help Cork people locally recently held a number of diaspora training sessions. As part of the partnership between Cork County Council and Cork Foundation, the aim is to get communities active and engaged with their diaspora. Further training sessions […]

9 Cork Pharmacies competing in St Patrick’s Day themed shopfront window-dressing competition

9 Cork Pharmacies competing in St Patrick’s Day themed shopfront window-dressing competition

9 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Nine Cork city and county retail outlets are seeking the public’s vote to help them win the Go Green with Green Angel Skincare Challenge – a nationwide search to find Ireland’s most creative shop window. The competition challenges Green Angel stockists to produce the country’s best St Patrick’s […]

New Cork pharmacy technicians graduate from Irish Pharmacy Union course

New Cork pharmacy technicians graduate from Irish Pharmacy Union course

9 March 2017, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie On Monday 6th March new pharmacy technicians enjoyed their graduation ceremony from a comprehensive two-year course, which is delivered and administered by the Irish Pharmacy Union. The course prepares pharmacy technicians to “assist pharmacists in ensuring the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service efficiently and safely […]

VIDEO: Cork Convention Bureau publishes 2016 report

6 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Convention Bureau has published its 2016 Yearly Review. Some of the highlights include details of the €11.5 million value of conferences and events facilitated by the Cork Convention Bureau, the exciting and busy 2017 calendar and acknowledgement of the wonderful honourees at the Cork Ambassador Awards 2016. […]

Cork woman wins €32k on Winning Streak TV gameshow

6 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The fifth show of the National Lottery’s Winning Streak for this season, presented by Marty Whelan and Cork’s Sinead Kennedy, took place in RTÉ Studios on Saturday 4th March 2017. Five players from Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Sligo won prizes to the value of €180,000. The biggest winner […]

Youghal Clock Gate Tower is open for visitors – decade long tourism vision project completed

Youghal Clock Gate Tower is open for visitors – decade long tourism vision project completed

2 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fáilte Ireland, along with Cork County Council, today officially marked the completion of over a decade of works at Youghal’s Clock Gate Tower which will see the iconic building open as a visitor experience. Bringing the historical story of Youghal to life, the attraction now promises to transport […]

Cork Hoteliers report strong start to 2017

1 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Almost 3 in 4 (74%) report business levels up compared to this time last year Seven in ten (71%) say advance bookings are up Notable increases in business levels from domestic, US and continental markets Visitors numbers from NI and GB markets falling 9 out of 10 plan […]

Disney Cruise Line is coming to Cork

Disney Cruise Line is coming to Cork

22 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Disney Cruise Line has revealed its summer 2018 itinerary includes Cork Harbour. The ‘Disney Magic’ vessel will travel to Cork for the first time as part of Disney Cruise Line’s new seven-night British Isles cruise, departing in September 2018. Announcing the first time call, Disney Cruise Line described […]