THE Sport of Life Saving which has Olympic Category 2 standing is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the World Sport Federation. Life Saving Sport is quite distinct in that it teaches participants the skills necessary to rescue someone in distress in water through events that are varied and challenging.
FINE Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has rejected claims made by US Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders, that Norwegian Airlines International is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared the opposition to Norwegian Airlines flying between Cork and Shannon airports and the United States, to the negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a licence to fly to the UK in 1986.
THE former County Mayor, Cllr Alan Coleman has welcomed appointment of two government ministers from County Cork, however Coleman has asked for Cork to be prioritised by the new Government.
THE new Aer Lingus service between Cork and Düsseldorf is now underway with the official launch taking place at Cork Airport. The German Ambassador to Ireland H.E Matthias Höpfner officially launched the new service and was one of the first passengers to fly to Düsseldorf. He was joined by a delegation of Cork representatives which included Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr
County Mayor says it’s “insulting to the people of Cork” as US congressmen attempt to block Cork – Boston flights
THE Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has outlined his disappointment and wholeheartedly rejects a proposed US Bill which is to be put forward by four US Representatives to block the first US Flights to Cork from Boston by Norwegian Air International.
Clune calls on Tourism Ireland to launch a significant marketing campaign in Boston in advance of new transatlantic flights from Cork
For every 1000 extra tourists that visit Cork – 18 direct jobs are created in Tourism related industries – according to Failte Ireland.
Cork City and County Mayors to lay wreaths at National Monument The Lord Mayor of Cork and the Mayor of County Cork will join together on Easter Monday, March 28, to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City. The ceremony will be one of nine such synchronised ceremonies taking place at locations around the country at 1.15pm, the time that the first shots
by John Bohane CORK senior star Brian Hurley is hoping the Cork senior footballers can build on their impressive national league win achieved against Monaghan recently. The Rebels produced an assured performance which enabled them to secure a seven point win against the Farney county. “It was a very good win. We defended very well on the day while we also attacked very well as a team also. It was
by John Bohane CARBERY Rangers ace forward John Hayes recently brought the curtain down on his inter-county career with the Cork senior footballers. The star corner forward represented the Rebels with great distinction at minor, U21 and senior level. John also appeared as a substitute on the Cork football team which captured the All-Ireland senior football title in 2010, following their narrow one point win against Down. It was a
by John Bohane Cork U21 football coach Gene O’Driscoll is anticipating a tough assignment on Wednesday, March 9th, when the Cork footballers travel to Ennis to play the home side in a Munster championship quarter-final tie. The inclement weather conditions have hampered the young Rebel footballers preparations in recent weeks. Cork have also have a lot of injuries to content with ahead of the championship tie against the Banner County
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly says he remains confident that “intense diplomatic pressure” is the only way to ensure that the proposed Cork Boston Air route by Norwegian Airlines can succeed this year.
CORK South-West election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed serious concern about the possible delay to the introduction of Cork-to-Boston flights under the 2007 ‘Open Skies’ agreement. A low-cost airline is due to operate flights from Cork to the US from May but now the deal in jeopardy.
A leading Irish engineering firm with a base in Cork has begun the New Year with a bang, announcing that it will create 500 new jobs by 2020, doubling its staff in five years. Providing total engineering solutions to clients including a number of major global clients with significant operations in the UK and Ireland, adi Group has a history of exponential growth, and says it is now on track
THE recent White Paper on Energy Policy published by the Department of Energy, Communications and Natural Resources acknowledged that Solar photovoltaic (PV) is part of the solution for the generation of zero-carbon electricity in Ireland. Energy Cork, on January 29th, will host Ireland’s first major conference on solar power in Ireland to discuss the development of Solar PV, as well as the potential challenges and opportunities it presents.
FIANNA Fáil’s general election candidate in Cork South-West has outlined a number of measures the party wants to pursue to help build-up the fishing industry. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony said, “For years it seems our fishermen have been swimming against the tide. We have an opportunity to change that in this election. We can send a clear message to next Dáil by electing a loud, proud voice for coastal communities
MEMBERS of Cork County Council recently adopted Draft Trails for Tourism, a policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County which was drafted by members of the Tourism Strategic Policy Committee. Through the promotion of trails, the policy aims to support rural regeneration, economic development and tourism in a sustainable manner. The policy supports the linking of trails with existing attractions (heritage, historic, commemorative) with a focus on achieving
CORK County Council has instructed its public lighting maintenance contractor, Airtricity, to upgrade the public lighting on the seven inhabited islands within the greater Cork area to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), which are the most up to date technology in Public Lighting. Cape Clear Island, Heir Island, Long Island, Sherkin Island, Dursey Island, Whiddy Island and Bere Island will all undergo this upgrade.
BUILDING on national success in 2014, Cork Surf Life Saving has gone from strength to strength in 2015. Firstly, at Indoor Competition in February, Cork’s Masters took the All Ireland title and Cork Senior Girls finished second overall. At Nipper Level Cork Nippers won the Munster Title and went on to win the All Ireland Indoor Life Saving title in Galway for the first time in their history! In Outdoor
ROLL up, roll up to Cork Opera House for one of the highlights of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival! Following on from his phenomenal success at this year’s Electric Picnic, Jerry Fish brings his Electric Sideshow to Cork with a cornucopia of style and panache this October bank holiday weekend. Jerry Fish’s majestic, magnificent and at moments macabre Electric Sideshow delivers all manner of musical delights and wonders; in
Music fans set for a one off music experience in Havana Browns After stealing the show at Electric Picnic, HEINEKEN Sound Atlas is bringing its Tokyo inspired record store to Havana Browns on Thursday, October 15th.
AFTER years of trying, false dawns, set backs and disappointments, the nation’s second busiest airport is finally set to see direct, scheduled flights to the USA. Cork Airport has warmly welcomed the announcement from low cost carrier Norwegian that it plans to operate a direct Cork-Boston service from next May and that it also intends to launch a new Cork-New York service in 2017. A Cork-Barcelona service is also planned
A treat awaits all Cork bibliophiles! On Saturday 29 August, in conjunction with National Heritage Week, the Sixth Annual Cork Book Fair will be held at the Gresham-Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street, Cork, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MAYOR of the Cork County, Cllr John Paul O’ Shea has appealed to the Government to invest in Cork in order to secure its economic and social development for the future. Following publication this week of the report of the Dublin Housing Supply Task Force, set up under the Government’s Construction 2020 Strategy, Cllr O’Shea said, “It is crucial we in Cork get the state investment needed in order to
Courtmacsherry Rowing Club are hosting this year’s Cork County Coastal Rowing Finals on Sunday the 2nd of August. The event starts at 9am and will continue until around 5pm.
by John Bohane The Cork junior footballers succumbed to a clinical Kerry performance following their Munster final clash played in Pairc Ui Rinn last Wednesday evening. St Mary’s ace Jason Collins played a key role at centre back in propelling the Rebels to the last eight of the Junior Football Championship. The comprehensive defeat inflicted on the Rebels has only served to whet the appetite of the Carbery senior panellist
SPECIAL Needs Assistants at some schools in west Cork are still waiting to find out if they will have a job to go back to in September, according to Fianna Fáil councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony. Cllr Murphy O’Mahony said Fianna Fáil is aware that there has been a significant delay in informing SNAs that they will soon be out of a job due to changes to the number of pupils with
Ballinascarthy U14 camogie girls have alot to celebrate already this year as they won their Féile in style. In the first round encounter in Inniscarra they kept their opponents Castlelyons, Brian Dillons and St Fanahans scoreless, with the help of goalie Maeve Kingston and some great team displays.
A TEAM of 40 “Nippers”, who recently qualified at the Munster Final in Fermoy, represented Cork at the All Ireland Life Saving Championships at Leisure Land, Galway recently. Competition was strong with more than 200 competitors from counties Cork, Clare, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Dublin, Louth, Kilkenny, Donegal, Sligo and Mayo taking part.
MORE than 3,000 people attended a special hurling challenge match held at Cork’s Pairc Ui Rinn in aid of the “Friends of Jamie Wall” the charity set up to support the 23-year-old inter-county star and Kilbrittain clubman who was paralysed from the waist down by a rare illness last year.
THERE has been an angry reaction to the Leader funding allocation announced for Cork County recently by Minister Alan Kelly which one local councillor says represents a 68% cut to the annual allocation. Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Ann Phelan, TD Minister of State for Rural Affairs announced €220 million overall for LEADER including €13,938,823.22 for Cork County.