A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
For Corkman Jerry Ahern, there was an unbroken family link to industrial life at the Marina from the opening of the Ford plant in 1919 to its closure in the mid-1980s.
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017
O’Grady’s Irish bar rests on the High Road in Seven Kings near Dagenham.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
Donncha Ó Dúlaing, widely known for his hugely popular radio shows Three-O-One, Highways and Byways and Fáilte Isteach, remembers his time in the accounts department at Henry Ford & Son.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
Although he was only a teenager when the Ford and Dunlop plants on the Marina in Cork closed down in the early 1980s, the events left a lasting impression on Pat Kiernan.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
After 67 years as an anchor employer at the Marina, a perfect storm of mounting losses, a hard recession, and the ending of tariffs on car assembly, meant the Irish plant had to close in 1984.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
explores the social phenomenon of the Ford crates which have remained part of the country’s landscape.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
The Government’s national enterprise policy which was announced yesterday is almost certain to become part of its general election manifesto next spring.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
Thu, 08 Oct, 2015
Graham Lee saw his name etched into the annals of Turf history after becoming the first ever Grand National-winning jockey to triumph in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot following his victory aboard Trip To Paris.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
Public libraries in the UK are facing an “absolute disaster” and should try to emulate coffee shops, the author of an independent report into the service has said.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
Irish rallying has received a major boost after Triton Showers was confirmed as title sponsor of the National Rally Championship.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
Cork driver Matt Griffin and his AF Corse team-mates, Briton Duncan Cameron and Italian Michele Rugolo, were out of luck in the 4 Hours of Estoril, the final round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
Mon, 20 Oct, 2014
The Dunlop National Rally Championship will be decided tomorrow, with the nine-stage Downings Bay Hotel Donegal Harvest Rally determining whether reigning Dunlop champion Declan Boyle, current leader Clonmel’s Roy White (MG ZR) or Welsh ace Hugh Hunter (Subaru WRC) will win the prestigious Vard Memorial Trophy.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
With their fourth win of the campaign Donegal’s Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru WRC) remain in contention to win back-to-back Dunlop titles.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
Even though Donegal’s Declan Boyle secured enough points to land the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Championship, he will contest the Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally, the final round of the series.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2014
A gift from Ireland was ranked the 24th best out of the 274 presents given to US president Barack Obama between 2009 and 2012.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
A high rate of attrition ripped through the Clonmel-based Sepam Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally that was won by Cork driver Darragh O’Riordan (Ford Fiesta WRC) and his Derry co-driver Tony McDaid.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2014
In contrast to last year when Declan Boyle clinched the Dunlop National Rally Championship at the Clonmel-based Sepam Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally, the Donegal driver will journey to South Tipperary this weekend to keep his current title bid alive.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
Sports Direct is to enter the Australian and New Zealand markets for the first time after signing a partnership with online discount retailer MySale.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
The Irish crew of Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroen DS3 WRC) made a bright start to Rally Poland – round seven of the World Rally Championship – and hold third place, seven seconds behind the VW Polo WRC of leaders Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia heading into today’s seven stages.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2014
The make-up of next season’s Irish Tarmac Rally Championship is one of the main topics on the Tarmac Rally Organisers Association (TROA) agenda in Dublin on Sunday.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
A large fire has been brought under control by Cork City Fire Brigade at two industrial units near the city centre.
Sat, 10 May, 2014
Dunlop champion Declan Boyle is an absentee from Sunday’s third round encounter the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow Rally.
Fri, 09 May, 2014
Sports Direct is to hand its founder Mike Ashley a shares windfall worth a potential £65 million – as long as the retailer keeps up its rapid growth.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014
Irish motorsport is in the middle of its award season and sandwiched between last week’s Dunlop presentation and tomorrow night’s Valvoline Irish Forest Championship ceremony were the interviews for the prestigious Billy Coleman award.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2013
Two rally champions have strongly advised transition year students: “It’s not cool to travel at high speeds.”
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
The slopes of Cork city’s northside breed character.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2013
The American premiere of Cork writer Conal Creedon’s play, The Cure, takes place at New York’s Green Room Theatre on Sept 9 and will run for at least a month.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
With their fifth win of the Dunlop National Rally Championship, Donegal cousins Declan and Brian Boyle (Subaru WRC) clinched the series with an emphatic victory in the Clonmel-based Sepam Tipperary Stone-throwers Rally.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2013
Four councillors and a millionaire businessman who were at the centre of a collapsed planning corruption trial last week had received bribes from political lobbyist Frank Dunlop in return for rezoning favours, the Mahon Tribunal has found.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
Red Cadeaux is set to drop back in trip after finishing a creditable third behind local runner Fenomeno in the two-mile Tenno Sho (Spring) at Kyoto racecourse in Japan yesterday.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
The annual awards usually throw up a few surprises but there was an air of predictability at yesterday’s Dunlop Ireland Champions of Motorsport Awards ceremony at the Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012
A distinct lack of pace was blamed for the largely disappointing European showing in the Emirates Melbourne Cup, which was won by Green Moon.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2012
Marcus Connaughton has written the definitive biography of legendary guitarist Rory Gallagher, writes Ed Power
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
The quest for supremacy in the Dunlop National Rally Championship reaches its conclusion tomorrow on the nine stages of the Donegal Harvest Rally, which is based in Donegal town.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
Dunlop National Rally Championship leader Thomas Fitzmaurice has promised to intensify his attempt to win the series that moves to the penultimate stage at Sunday’s Auburn Lodge Clare Rally in Ennis.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2012
It’s an unwritten rule — if you want to see Festival Fashion at its finest, you’ve got to go to the Electric Picnic. Journalist Paula Burns teamed up with photographer Barry Cronin to capture the coolest EP fans last weekend
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
Irish drivers, Robert Barrable and Keith Cronin had contrastingfortunes in their respective outings in the Barum Czech Rally Zlin (Czech Republic) and Rallye Terre de Lozere (France).
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
Cork’s Matt Griffin is upbeat ahead of this weekend’s fourth round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
THE triple title challenge for the Dunlop National Rally Championship involving Kerry’s Thomas Fitzmaurice, Monaghan’s Niall Maguire and Cork’s Brian O’Mahony enters a key phase on Sunday at the Sepam Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2012