43,000 commute from Cork county to jobs in city

An estimated 43,000 commuters from the county are using the main arteries into Cork city centre every morning, a data analytics report has found.

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Greencore ‘is open to factory use options’

Former sugar plant in Mallow could be sold and/or developed Greencore says it is ready to talk about future options for the use of what was the last sugar manufacturing plant in Ireland.

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Togher's Rock Bingo Hall proud owner of world’s largest bingo card

Bingo was the name-oh on many lips in Cork today, where a popular gaming hall became the latest holder of a Guinness World Record.

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Retailers ‘now ready to embrace car ban’

Retailers in Cork City who led opposition to the St Patrick’s Street car ban are ready to move beyond the controversy and embrace change, according to one of the organisers of a meeting tonight on the future of retail.

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Tonnes of love: Recovery truck for birthday girl Keely

He could have bought her a pony but this doting dad really pushed the boat out for his ‘princess’ on her 18th birthday.

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Ireland’s first 24-hour city bus service sees 60% boost in journeys

The National Transport Authority (NTA) says a 60% boost in journey figures on Ireland’s first 24-hour city bus service proves that commuters will use buses more if the service runs when and where they need it.

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‘Bridge defecator should pick up dog poo for month’

The person who defecated on Cork’s landmark St Patrick’s bridge should be made pick up dog faeces for a month, a city councillor said last night.

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City’s water waste escalating: More water than ever disappears

When the campaign, led by a vocal minority no matter how it is dressed up, to block the introduction of water charges cowed Government into capitulation it was imagined the issue was closed. Nothing could be further from the truth

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Volume of wasted water in Cork city increases despite infrastructural works to improve pipes

The volume of water wasted in Cork city has increased over the last four years despite a massive infrastructural project to plug leaks and improve pipes throughout the city centre.

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Group campaigning for directly-elected Cork mayor call for urgent public information events

The Cork Mayor Campaign said with just 65 days to a plebiscite on the proposal for the soon-to-be-enlarged city, too many questions still remain unanswered about the nature of the new role and the powers the office holder may wield.

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Auction of rare film memorabilia raises over €20,000

A silent auction of rare film memorabilia has raised more than €20,000 for the creation of a film hub in West Cork.

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'It's €15m of taxpayers' money' - Cost of proposed Cork-Limerick motorway being questioned

Cork County Council members are questioning the cost of a new design for the proposed Cork-Limerick motorway and the likely delay in securing planning, again, for the M20 route.

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Different Times: Flooding at the Lee Fields

This week’s picture from our archives shows an angler being rescued from floods at the Lee Fields, Cork in April, 1928.

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Edel House to invest in services for homeless child residents

Cork women’s shelter Edel House is to further develop their services to provide support for homeless children and their families.

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Cllr calls for investigation after human waste smeared on St Patrick's Bridge

A city councillor has called for a full investigation to identify the person responsible for defecating on Cork's landmark St Patrick's Bridge.

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Social Innovation Fund Ireland: Enhance civil society by innovative means to build a better future

One of Barack Obama’s initiatives begun a decade ago in the US has strengthened civil society by innovative means over here, writes Pádraig Hoare.

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Owners mobilise over Wilton road plans

Cork City Council has been accused of attempting to ‘sneak’ through widespread changes to one of the city’s busiest roads by residents living along the route.

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Meet the Cork-based firm who are experts in digital transformation

A Cork-based software consultancy firm are experts in digital transformation, writes Trish Dromey.

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Cork Lord Mayor’s driver raised fire alarm by knocking on station's door

The driver of Cork’s Lord Mayor has been praised for knocking on the door of the city’s main fire station early yesterday to raise the alarm about a nearby fire.

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Elderly woman dies in Cork fire

An 86-year-old woman has died in a fire at her apartment in Youghal, County Cork.

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Heffernan walks tall as he heads up Cork parade

He may have been too small to see the parade as a child but Olympic medal winner Rob Heffernan was walking tall as he led the St Patrick’s Day parade through his native city.

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Coveney: Cabinet to be briefed soon on directly-elected mayoral powers

The Cabinet should get details soon on the powers for directly-elected mayors proposed for Cork, Limerick and Waterford, the Tanaiste said.

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‘Cork City must change or risk irrelevance’, says outgoing head of planning

If you don’t like change, you’ll hate irrelevance, the outgoing head of planning in Cork City has warned.

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Cork County Council secure court order for the demolition of two properties in heart of Bandon

Cork County Council has secured a court order for the demolition of two properties in the heart of Bandon town where a section of a busy street has been closed for almost three months.

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Two Cork sports clubs appeal planning go-ahead for bingo hall

Two of Cork’s best-known sports clubs are trying to ensure it won’t be a “full house” for a proposed bingo hall on the city’s northside.

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Julia at cutting edge of conservation work on Cork city bridge

A woman in a male-dominated profession, Julia Gebel, stone cutter, is literally at the cutting edge.

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Cork food trial firm expands with Chicago office

A Cork food study firm has opened a US office because of what it calls an "ever-increasing demand for clinical trials" on foods that claim to improve health.

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Fisherman taken to hospital after injury off Cork

The RNLI helped an injured fisherman off Cork this morning before the casualty was transferred to hospital for treatment for a suspected broken arm and a head injury.

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A Question of Taste: Kay Harte, Farmgate cafe

Kay Harte is proprietor of the Farmgate Cafe at the English Market in Cork.

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Cork city retailers must change for future, says developer

Cork City retailers need to tweak their offering to capitalise on the arrival of thousands of new workers, according to one of the developers leading the multimillion-euro regeneration of the docklands.

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€15m M20 design contract awarded

A €15m contract has been awarded for the design stage of the 100km Cork-Limerick motorway. However, it is unlikely that the planned €900m M20 will be completed before 2027.

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City’s retailers urged to change with the times

One of Cork’s most prolific developers has said the city will be a “very vibrant place” within the next 12-18 months.

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Architect O’Mahony Pike taps office building boom

Profits at one of the largest architectural practices in the country, O’Mahony Pike Architects, increased by 28% to €1.1m in 2017.

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Four assaults in three Cork pubs

Four assaults in three pubs around Cork City over a short period of time resulted in a man getting community service and a suspended jail term yesterday.

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Fast food owner jailed for failing to lodge Vat returns

The joint owner of a fast food restaurant has received four prison sentences of four months for failing to lodge Vat returns, with a Judge saying the offences were “an affront” to taxpayers and “a betrayal” of those who bought their fish and chips there.

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Probe of near-demolition of Bessborough folly

The almost complete demolition of an historic folly near a burial plot on the grounds of the former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork has been described as an outrageous attack on the city’s DNA.

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Challenging the idea that Ireland is in decline

While in west Cork last week I came across some high-quality shellfish produced by Glenmar Seafood.

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Possible prosecutions for illegal dumping in Cork's Ellis's Yard

Five people could face prosecution for illegal dumping after information was found in rubbish cleared from a vast illegal dump on the northside of Cork city last week.

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Kings of the castle: Co Cork property sells for €1.8 million

Another costly castle has sold in Cork. Property Editor Tommy Barker kooks at the phenomenon

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New Cork air spectacular expected to attract 100,000 spectators

Plans for a massive air show over Cork Harbour, featuring jet displays and wing walkers, have been unveiled.

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Talks to take place to speed up Little Island roadworks

Talks are taking place between Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in an effort speed up roadworks in one of the country's industrial hubs, after claims they're causing major traffic gridlock.

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The Monday Interview - Evelyn O'Sullivan: ‘Cork as a hub cannot be understated’

Many business tourists are beginning to extend their stay by up to four days, which offers a huge opportunity for growth, CCB manager Evelyn O’Sullivan tells Padraig Hoare

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Housing development blocked over flood fears

Local residents have blocked a large new housing development in Cloghroe amid concerns it was on a site prone to flooding as well as posing a road safety hazard.

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‘You can’t tell who’s had cancer and who hasn’t’

For people strolling Lapp’s Quay and Albert Quay in Cork the long boats knifing through the water, crews paddling furiously, are a familiar sight.

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Tour guide 'embarrassed' by amount of dog poo around Cobh

A man who runs special historic walking tours in a harbour town has described how “embarrassed” he is at having to constantly point out dog excrement on its streets to visiting tourists so they don't step in it.

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Twins honoured for saving granny's life during babysitting emergency

Four-year-old twins have been hailed as heroes for helping to save their grandmother's life.

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Sewage over-capacity prevents Kenmare campervan site

Plans for a campervan site on the outskirts of Kenmare have suffered a setback, due a lack of capacity in the town’s sewage-treatment system.

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UCC seminar on medieval culture: Light on Dark Ages

Anyone with an interest in medieval history will have heard of the term the Dark Ages

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A Question of Taste: Mick Flynn, Lord Mayor of Cork City

Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork city, was born and raised on Friars Walk but has also lived intermittently in Athlone, Dublin and Sydney. He atttended Sullivan’s Quay, Deerpark CBS and UCC

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Traveller group hits out at those responsible for dumping caravan on cleaned up site

A Traveller advocacy group has blamed members of the Travelling community for dumping a caravan on an illegal dump site - adjoining an overcrowded halting site - as a massive clean-up nears completion.

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Residents hit out at roadworks disruption in West Cork

Residents on a narrow stretch of a West Cork road have hit out at the disruption caused by ongoing roadworks in the area.

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Tánaiste in favour of directly elected mayor for Cork

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has expressed his support for proposals for directly elected Mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford ahead of plebiscites on the issue which will be held this May.

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Threat of pickets when cruise liners arrive in Cobh

A battle over rights of way in a Cork harbour town could lead to pickets being placed at its deep water quay when cruise liners start to arrive for the new season in April.

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Extradited man sent forward for trial

A man who was extradited to Ireland and then charged with 42 charges including sexual assault and rape has been sent forward for trial.

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Cork-based ESP to be bought by Accenture

Cork-based Enterprise System Partners (ESP), which provides consulting and manufacturing services to life sciences firms around the world, has been bought by the international giant Accenture.

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Cork-based ESP to be bought by Accenture

Cork-based Enterprise System Partners (ESP), which provides consulting and manufacturing services to life sciences firms around the world, has been bought by the international giant Accenture.

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Final phase of Cork street revamp to start almost four years after bulk of work finished

The final phase of a revamp of one of Cork’s most historic streets is poised to start almost four years after the bulk of the work finished.

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Proposal to develop 13-storey apartment block in Cork city suburb widely criticised

A proposal to develop a 13-storey apartment block in a Cork city suburb has been widely criticised.

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Man suffers serious injuries after two trucks crash in Cork

A man is in Cork University Hospital with what have been described as serious injuries after two articulated trucks crashed at a notorious junction in North Cork known as a black spot for accidents.

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Cork traders recreate pancake race tradition

There was great flipping craic in Cork city today as traders stopped city traffic to recreate their street’s once-famous pancake racing tradition.

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