‘Singers Corner’ Washington Street and Grand Parade, Cork
Gregory Higgins writes:
The people of Cork have had something very special to look at over the last number of weeks thanks to Johnny Bugler of Cork Printmakers [and artists Conall Cary, Fiona Kelly, Dominic Fee and Cathal Duane]. They have transformed Singers Corner [Johnny drew his inspiration from the old black sewing machines Singer’s Sewing Shop once sold below] and this very cool video (above) shows the transformation….
“We are so delighted to be one of the first to let ye know, the Pav will be re-opening it’s doors in March! This is a huge privilege for us and we promise to do our very best to bring the best of local, national and internationallive acts to one of the most respected and loved music venues in the country. Many of us have incredible and fond memories of The Pav, so together let’s create some more!! We will be taking bookings from Jan 1st, full details to follow in the coming week. Exciting times ahead!“
Toll fears have emerged again following confirmation last night that the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork is to be ‘privatised’ within months in a deal believed to be worth up to €12m.
The management of the tunnel, which has been maintained by the city council since it opened to traffic in 1999, will be outsourced to Egis Road and Tunnel Operation Ireland (ERTO), the company which manages Dublin’s tolled Port Tunnel.
“[Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, Michael] McGrath said the number of Civil Ejectment Bills or repossession cases coming before Cork Circuit Court had increased dramatically since the beginning of last year.”
“He said that in the first six months of 2013 there were 44 repossession bills, which rose to 246 in the second half of the year and in the first six months of this year that had grown to 335 civil ejectment bills.”