Homeless families and children protested outside Cork City Hall last night before a council meeting in which a vacant industrial site was rezoned for housing and a more aggressive approach to tackling dereliction was announced.
An asylum seeker with a heart condition who was unable to walk 200 metres without extreme breathlessness spent his last few weeks of life in extreme distress as he had to take repeated trips by bus from Cork to Dublin for medical treatment, his widow has claimed at his inquest.
A LONG-established, family-run pub between two of Cork city’s suburban sporting heartlands, rugby at Musgrave Park and soccer at Turner’s Cross stadium, has another claim to fame – it is the closest licensed premises to the grave of Fr Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance.
A new phase of retail warehousing at Cork city’s Turners Cross kicks off this week, with tenants Homestore+More taking 26,000 sq ft close to the super-sized Woodies outlet, while DID Electrical are due to follow on the same site in another new build for which planning has just been granted.
The prevalence of suicide, declining vocations, and Mass attendance are just some of the issues that the country’s bishops will discuss with senior Vatican officials when they travel to Rome tomorrow for a 10-day pilgrimage.
With most of Cork’s suburban retail parks now at or close to full occupancy, the arrival of UK homewares chain The Range as the anchor tenant at Eastgate Retail Park sees another c 60,000 sq ft taken up, and a new brand name enter the recovering Munster retail fray, with a product range spanning 65,000 items.
The singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, who had a huge hit in the 1980s with Wonderful Life, suffered fatal head injuries after losing control of his car on an icy road and crashing into another car near Cork Airport, an inquest today heard.