30,000 Passengers Expected This Weekend At Cork Airport As It Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day

17 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Airport joins a host of national and international sites for Global Greening Cork Airport sponsoring Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade And Festival Cork Airport is preparing for a busy bank holiday as St. Patrick’s Day approaches this weekend. Almost 30,000 passengers are expected to fly through Cork […]

Cork County Council St Patricks Day delegation visits New York to promote tourism

17 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Representatives of Cork County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland in New York yesterday (16 March). They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme for 2017, which is in full swing right now. Tourism […]

Ripoff St Patricks Day prices are damaging Irish tourism – warns Cork politician

16 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Don’t kill geese that lay golden eggs – Clunes plea to tourism providers in Cork Ireland South MEP pleads with tourism providers in Cork not to increase prices ahead of the tourist season which kicks off on St Patrick’s Day Ireland South MEP and member of the EU […]

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 […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney visits Cork County Council’s first housing turnkey development – Castletreasure, Douglas

14 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD will today (14 March, 2017) be joined by Cllr Derry Canty, Deputising for the Mayor of the Cork, in visiting Cork County Council’s Turnkey Housing Scheme in Castletreasure, Douglas. The visit will mark the handover of 16 […]

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 […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney visits Ottawa and Toronto for St Patrick’s Day

Cork Minister Simon Coveney visits Ottawa and Toronto for St Patrick’s Day

10 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney TD (elected for the Cork South Central constituency), will represent the Government at the St. Patrick’s Day events in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, this weekend. This morning, Minister Coveney will deliver the Keynote address at the Gowling […]

Cork TD – FF Leader Micheál Martin – meets 7 EU Prime Ministers and Euro Parliament Chief Brexit Negotiator in Brussels

9 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Stresses need for Special Economic Status for NI and continuation of CTA Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin has said that there is a strong consensus among the seven liberal Prime Ministers, and leaders of ALDE parties, that the negative effects of Brexit must be mitigated against. Deputy Martin […]