30% of Cork people have dropped their smartphone down the toilet – according to insurance firm study

30% of Cork people have dropped their smartphone down the toilet – according to insurance firm study

16 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork is among the most careless of counties when it comes to looking after smartphones, a survey commissioned by Low.ie has revealed. Confirming its status as the ‘rebel’ county, some 28% of respondents from Cork admitted to going the extra mile to save their smartphone after dropping it […]

Clúid houses 426 more families in 2016, including 35 in Cork

Clúid houses 426 more families in 2016, including 35 in Cork

10 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Clúid provides 869 homes to date in Cork and 5,777 units across the country. And Clúid is aiming to deliver many more, with 2,500 homes in the pipeline over the next three years. Clúid’s spokesperson Simon Brooke said: “[local authorities] they support us in assessing the need for […]

Top Oil officially opens new service station at Cobh Cross

Top Oil officially opens new service station at Cobh Cross

9 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Top Oil has officially opened its latest company operated forecourt, Junction 3 at Cobh Cross, Co Cork. The new forecourt station will employ 17 people from the surrounding Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill areas.. Junction 3 at Cobh’s Cross marks the first in a series of planned investments by Top […]

Number of new companies being formed in Cork is up 1.4% (2016 v 2015)

Number of new companies being formed in Cork is up 1.4% (2016 v 2015)

6 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The number of new company start-ups natiowide surpassed 20,000 in 2016, the first time this has happened since 1998, according to new annual figures from leading business and credit risk analyst, Vision-net.ie. New companies and businesses There were 20,997 new companies registered in 2016, 8 percent more than […]

Who is the ‘Cork Person of the Year 2016’?

Who is the ‘Cork Person of the Year 2016’?

6 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Excitement is building Leeside as the countdown begins towards the official announcement of ‘Cork Person of the Year 2016’. Twelve ‘Cork Person of the Month’ winners are in contention for the overall 2016 title, which will be announced at a Gala Awards Lunch in a fortnight on January 20th […]

Cork house prices up 9.5% in 2016 to €230K

Cork house prices up 9.5% in 2016 to €230K

3 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie House price inflation is set to accelerate in 2017 to 8% driven by the economic recovery and an ever tightening housing market according to the latest house price survey from MyHome.ie in association with Davy. However the report warns that the combined impact of the Help-to-Buy scheme and […]

Cork based recruitment firm PE Global expands

Cork based recruitment firm PE Global expands

3 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie PE Global, headquartered at Eastgate Avenue, Little Island, Cork and with offices in Dublin and London, has seen demand for its services on an upward trajectory with recent wins with UK entities (including the NHS) and global blue-chip companies. The company offers tailored recruitment solutions to the pharmaceutical, […]

Youghal company ‘Safehaven Marine’ attempt world record circumnavigation of Ireland via Rockall

Youghal company ‘Safehaven Marine’ attempt world record circumnavigation of Ireland via Rockall

23 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie While the New Year often prompts optimistic resolutions, Safehaven Marine MD, Frank Kowalski, is determined to set a new world record in 2017 to circumnavigate Ireland via Rockall. He plans to deploy his newest and fastest Naval patrol & search and rescue (SAR) vessel, Thunder Child, to achieve […]

Cork TD Pat Buckley urges public to look after mental health over Christmas period

Cork TD Pat Buckley urges public to look after mental health over Christmas period

23 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley has urged the public to look after their mental health over the Christmas period. The East Cork TD, who is the party’s deputy All Ireland spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, said the holiday season was a particularly tough time for those […]

SPORT: Angling development projects in Cork awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland

SPORT: Angling development projects in Cork awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland

21 December 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Five angling development projects in Cork have been awarded funding to improve angling access in the area. The projects are some of 50 angling development projects across the country which will receive support from Inland Fisheries Ireland to the value of €500,000 in total as part of its […]