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Employees of Cork County Council have raised over €21,000 so far this year through various endeavours in aid of local charities. Clare Zuk, who along with Dolores Galvin started doing small sales and raffles five years ago at Christmas to raise money for Cork Penny Dinners and Marymount, told The Cork News that in their first year €200 was raised. Last year, that...

Key stakeholders in the hospitality industry in Cork have said 2014 is their best Christmas in six years, as increased consumer spending brings a giant boost for Leeside along with the creation of seasonal jobs.

Cork Business Association (CBA) president Claire Nash of Nash 19 restaurant on Princes Street, told The Cork News that the rise in spending began...

In five months, the people of Cork will take to the ballot boxes and vote in a national referendum for marriage equality in Ireland.

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer is committed to leaving no stone unturned in that time to ensure the people of Cork vote in favour of marriage equality. He is confident that it will be a “yes” vote...

The Pavillion is to re–open as ‘The Pav’ in March after its sudden closure in July of this year, while the downstairs bar will be renamed ‘Pana’ and will open in the coming weeks. The changes come as a new team takes over the premises, which has lain idle since The Pavilion closed its doors unexpectedly last July.

James Chisholm, originally from Togher and...

A government backed Business Development Group has been established to secure the future of the Post Office network in Ireland. The Group will consist of representation from the government, An Post and the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) and will be chaired by an independent.

Fine Gael Cork South West TD Noel Harrington, a postmaster in Castletownbere for...

A brand new “nationally significant” internet connection has been confirmed for Cork, linking the city directly to the US and the UK without the need to route through Dublin.

Hibernia Networks will establish what’s known as ‘Tier 1’ fibre connectivity from Cork, offering a new access point for the south of Ireland.  The delivery of the enhanced...

A new survey carried out by TK Maxx in Cork has shown just how much Christmas has changed in the Rebel County in just a few years, as people give (and get more), eat more, travel more and spend, on average, more than three days shopping before they’ve bought enough for everyone. We’ve also developed a habit of buying Christmas presents for our pets, though the research has yet to...

University College Cork will award the inaugral Dr Elmer Morrissey Memorial scholarship, worth €1,500 to an engineering student next year, to honour Dr Elmer Morrissey, who died tragically in 2012.

Elmer, who had been living and working in San Francisco, died in a sailing race off the California coast in April 2012. A year later, some of his closest friends...

An appeal has gone out for people in Cork from working and employment backgrounds, as well as civil society groups and labour market experts to apply to become a member of a new low–pay body. The nine–member Low Pay Commission is being established to advise the government on the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage on an annual basis. The commission is...

A maverick mountaineer who scaled Yosemite's El Capitán — one of the hardest walls in America — over 24 times will give a talk in Cork tonight, Friday. Climber, author and comedian Andy Kirkpatrick will be addressing an audience at the Boole Lecture Theatre in UCC from 7.30pm, with the event in aid of Cork Youth Climbing Club. Kirkpatrick's El Capitán climbs have...

 Leading broadband service provider Nova Broadband celebrated 10 years in business and their most successful year to date in 2014.  The Cork–based business that grew from being a small one–man show in 2004 managed to increase its subscriber base by 54% in 2014 alone.

The increase in customers is due to a number of factors including additional...

Thousands of cyclists are expected to get on their bikes on May 23rd, 2015 to participate in the new Ring of Beara Cycle, Kenmare. Cyclists will take in some of Ireland’s most spectacular peninsulas in Cork and Kerry, and embrace the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The event is an initiative undertaken by the Kenmare Marketing and Events Group, and was launched this...

Public relations and fundraising manager for FirstLight Louise O'Sullivan-Geary lives in Shanbally with her husband Alan, their two daughters Molly (4) and Sophie (9) and their dog, Digger. For more on FirstLight see firstlight.ie.

"I'm an early riser, as my four–year–old wakes me up at 6.30am...

This week, UCC recognised Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe for his ground breaking contributions to neuroscience with an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree.

Professor O’Keefe, who is based out of University College London, was jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Norwegian neuroscientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, for...

A children's ambulance service is buzzing, as a University College Cork fundraiser for the charity nears €5,000. A fundraising candlelight walk and concert was held at the university in aid of BUMBLEance, the world’s first interactive ambulance service designed specifically for children. The 'Shiverfest' Christmas walk and concert has already raised €4,600...

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