90% of Cork private rental accommodation fails council inspections

four local authorities showed a 100% failure rate in  minimum requirements required by the local authority
INSPECTIONS of private rental accommodations by Cork County Council showed a 90% failure rate to meet the suitable minimum requirements required by the local authority. The shock figures overall nationally — with four local authorities showing a 100% failure rate...

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Burglars threaten women at knifepoint in Cork

Two women have been threatened at knifepoint during an aggravated burglary at their home in Cork.Three intruders forced their way into a house in the Mahon area at 11.20pm last night.A 65-year-old woman, who had recently suffered a stroke, and...

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€50millon euro flood plan

Cork floods
MAJOR new flood defence plans for Cork city went on display today that include new quay walls, the possible raising...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 11:17am Read More

Cork’s new Super-Park

A computer generated image of Cork’s planned ‘Tramore Valley Park’ showing the
various amenity zones.
WHAT was once Cork’s biggest eyesore is undergoing a major transformation into an important public amenity for the city and the...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 10:50am Read More

Man charged with having ATM skimming device

GARDAÍ arrested a man they described as part of a criminal gang putting a skimming device and concealed camera on...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 10:02am Read More

Corkman collects €1million Lotto win

A CORKMAN who collected his €1m lottery prize in Dublin yesterday won a further €500 when he checked his other...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 10:02am Read More

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Improved quay walls to form part of flood defence scheme

Flooding along the quay and Grenville Place by the Mercy Hospital in 2012, where a section of the wall gave way following the heavy rainfall.   Picture: Denis Minihane
IMPROVED quay walls for Cork city are among a wide range of recommended flood defences for Cork that will be...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 10:01am Read More

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Pat O’Connell surprises customers with a rare toothfish fit for a Queen

Seán and Pat O’Connell with a 28 kilo Mero, one of two of these deep sea fish that were landed by fishermen at Castletownbere. Picture: Larry Cummins
IT is a fish fit for a Queen — for the first time in more than 50 years, one of...

Monday, 28/07/14 - 4:04pm Read More

Former junior minister Callely jailed for five months

Former junior minister Ivor Callely has been jailed for five months for fraudulently claiming mobile expenses at Leinster House while he was a senator....

Monday, 28/07/14 - 10:45am Read More

Tax cuts to provide Middle income relief

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CORK homeowners will see a reduction in the amount of property tax paid next year — while Government minister Simon...

Monday, 28/07/14 - 9:54am Read More

Two men rescued from capsized yacht

Two men were rescued today after their yacht capsized 300 metres from Ballycotton Lighthouse off the Cork coast. The Ballycotton...

Saturday, 26/07/14 - 6:57pm Read More

Gardaí warning: Protect your home from out-of-town criminals

  GARDAÍ are warning people to be burglar-aware after two houses were burgled in Cork city on Wednesday by a...

Saturday, 26/07/14 - 10:03am Read More

Queues as revenue office tasked to issue new social welfare cards

The new Public Services Cards are being rolled out to people getting 
certain social welfare 
THE CORK office of the Revenue Commissioners in Blackpool has seen growing queues of people recently as it processes the new...

Saturday, 26/07/14 - 9:39am Read More

Credit Union president allays fears of closures

CORK credit unions are safe and members here don’t need to be worried in the wake of the collapse of...

Saturday, 26/07/14 - 9:27am Read More

Baby investigation too sensitive to release details

Gardaí in Cork today said their investigation into the discovery of a newborn baby's body in Cork was too sensitive...

Friday, 25/07/14 - 6:32pm Read More

One-way plan for Douglas Street

Douglas Street
    CORK City Council want to make Douglas Street into a one-way system in an eastbound direction. The street...

Friday, 25/07/14 - 3:23pm Read More

Council spends €160,000 dealing with stray horses

Some of the horses that were surrendered to Cork City Council as part of the 'horse amnesty' in 2011. Picture: Larry Cummins
CORK County Council spent around 160,000 dealing with stray horses in 2013 — and the problem has got worse this...

Friday, 25/07/14 - 12:30pm Read More

Theft at Wilton Farmers’ Market is investigated

Wilton Farmers' Market
GARDAÍ have appealed to the public for help in relation to a theft at Wilton Farmers Market this week that...

Friday, 25/07/14 - 12:03pm Read More

Postmortem due on body of newborn baby found in bin

Gardaí in Cork are investigating after the remains of a newborn baby were found at a house in the city.The...

Friday, 25/07/14 - 7:34am Read More

Food rules at Direct Provision centres slammed as ‘degrading’

The kitchen at the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre where meals are at fixed
times. Residents are not allowed to prepare their own food for themselves or their children. Picture: Richard Mills
Direct Provision centres deny people the right to prepare food for themselves and their children. Ann Murphy looks at an...

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