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A continued effort to attract new businesses into Cork is being called for after 210 new jobs were announced this week for the county. Itron, a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is establishing a Global Business Services (GBS) centre at City Gate, Mahon, creating up to 40 jobs by the end of this year. Meanwhile, AlienVault, the...

Cyber criminals are accessing Irish computers for record low prices, a Cork IT security firm has warned. Smarttech, located on Monahan Road, outlined that ease of access to dangerous malware has become significantly easier with cyber criminals selling “do it yourself” malware platforms. These gangs will infect millions of computers around the globe with their own custom malware and...

Members of six Cork families have given insight into their connection with World War One ahead of the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany.

For the first time, families from many of Ireland’s old country houses have come together to celebrate and commemorate the memory of family members who took up arms in the Great War. The launch of the Irish Life...

English Market stall trader, farmer and blogger Walter Ryan-Purcell (50) splits his time between Cork city and Goleen. He lives with his wife Josephine, and their two sons Jack (12) and Tom (9).

"I live two completely different lives during the week. My work life is up in the city from Tuesday to Saturday, while on Sundays and Mondays I head home to West Cork to my family. All days...

Ahakista is hotting up again for their second annual Aloha Ahakista Regatta and Festival, which this year will feature a quiz hosted by none other than Graham Norton. Tickets for the quiz on August 1st were in hot demand following last year’s success and sold out in under ten minutes.

Bandon native Norton is well known for supporting local initiatives but will not be the only...

Irish Water has said the bad odour around Clonakilty is the result of "excessive sludge build-up" at the wastewater treatment plant in the West Cork town. Residents have been complaining about the smell in recent days, with one local describing it as a "shocking stench".

A spokesperson for Irish Water told The Cork News that the Clonakilty plant is "currently...

The opening of UK pub giant JD Wetherspoon's Cork premises is expected to be pushed back to February of next year. The chain, which has a reputation for competitively priced drinks and food, recently commenced the preparation for building works to start on its €1.5m redevelopment of The Newport Café, at the the corner of Paul Street Plaza and Carey's Lane. However, the clear-out...

Engagement in public consultation on the multi-million euro flood relief programme for Cork city is vital if the city is to be protected into the future, the president of Cork Chamber has warned. Gillian Keating outlined that next week's consultation in City Hall will only work if people review the proposals and "fully appreciate" how the measures will impact on their business.

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New city tattoo studio attracts clients from all over Europe.

The opening of a celebrity-backed tattoo studio in the city is expected to boost business locally as ink enthusiasts from across Europe book appointments with some of the world's leading tattoo artists.

Limerick's Allstar Ink owner and tattooist Ross Nagle has teamed up with Miami Ink star Ami James to open Love Hate...

A University College Cork (UCC) researcher has been involved in the discovery of the first ever example of a primitive plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales. Previously only advanced flesh-eating dinosaurs were known to have had feathers so this new find indicates that all dinosaurs could have been feathered.

The new dinosaur, named Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, comes from the...

Lansbury to make rare public appearance at Ballymaloe

Legendary actress Dame Angela Lansbury is to make a rare personal appearance at Ballymaloe Grainstore next weekend. The 88-year-old star of the long-running US television series, Murder, She Wrote, who has a home near Ballycotton in East Cork, will attend the screening of her pre-recorded play Driving Miss Daisy on Sunday, August...

The trade union representing five staff members of a West Cork credit union that when into liquidation this week is requesting an urgent meeting with the liquidator to discuss redundancy terms. SIPTU is seeking talks with joint provisional liquidators, Jim Hamilton and David O’Connor of BDO Ireland after the High Court granted an application by the Central Bank to wind up Berehaven...

Beef and chicken kebabs are being served up to unsuspecting customers in some take-aways, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). As part of an ongoing EU-wide programme on food fraud, the presence of meats other than lamb were found in seven of 20 foods- all described as containing lamb- sampled from independent takeaway restaurants in Dublin city.

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A Cork city arts centre is to commence live satellite broadcasts of music concerts next month. Musical feature film God Help the Girl- awarded the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year- will be screened live via satellite in selected locations across Ireland and the UK on Saturday, August 16th from Edinburgh's Corn Exchange, followed by a live performance from Belle and...

The current heat wave has caused a stir among Irish holidaymakers, who are desperately seeking sand, sea and sunshine. According to the travel experts at Hotels.com, Irish searches for popular coastal towns have soared along with the temperatures as we all try to make the most of the heat wave.

Searches for Clonakilty, Co. Cork, are up 94% compared to the same time last year while...

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