In this year of significant commemorations,of UCC’s Centre for Local and Regional Governance recalls the Cork Corporation elections of January 15, 1920, and the first meeting of the Corporation on January 30, at which the doomed Sinn Féin man became the city’s first citizen
A Cork City landmark premises, Finn’s Corner, and associated with four generations of the Finn family including former Irish and Munster rugby international Moss Finn, who’s a co-director, has been put up for sale, either as an investment or for new owner-occupier use.
Business leaders in one of Cork's most historic city areas have called for a tougher approach and more government funding to tackle long-term vacancy and dereliction following a partial building collapse.
You'll notice it as you go into the big clothes shops from now on: signs done in blackboard chalk-style, and a smell of thousands of sensible shoes, which are Fabrique en Vietnam or Laos or Myanmar. (Wherever labour laws are most lax).
According to the Lonely Planet’s latest Ireland edition, “everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork”. Truth or just wishful thinking? We sent, an American living in deepest West Cork, out to play tourist for a day and give his verdict.