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  • in reply to: Cork Transport #779929
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    Ryanair announced two new daily flights from Cork to Glasgow and East Midlands from December 13th… Also we’re to get a covered walkway at long last, work begins next month and should be completed by the end of the year…

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781973
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    hey, it’s been ages since i’ve been on here but curiosity got the better of me…. i know its probably been asked a million times but can anyone tell me what tenants will be going into the cornmarket centre? are they still planning to open sometime as soon as they say? thanks…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779704
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    Bertie certainly had a day of it in Cork. After officially opening a new school in Youghal, he was hounded by RTE, TV3 and 96FM as to why so many broken promises were made regarding Cork Airport. The same press followed him to every other destination on his itinerary and at one stage needed a police escort to allow him get away form the them.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779634
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    I think we could do better than a tram… Dublin could have anyway. They are stilll subject to traffic and cause major trouble when the tracks are being laid. There’s no room to cater for large trams on streets and there isn’t enough to cater for large amounts of people. I’m not being funny or anything, but why don’t they just skip the whole tram thing and come up with something better, it needn’t be a metro or anything, but surely we can do better than a glorified silver bus.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779621
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    @THE_Chris wrote:

    2010 and it could slip???

    I remember seeing a while ago it was to be up and running by 2008.

    Doesnt surprise me one bit.

    What are they playing at….. 2010? They can’t be serious. And forgive my ignorance, but I thought work had already started. They’ve been announcing it so much I just assumed work had got under way. What a disappointment!

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779599
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    @Spinal Tap wrote:

    Watch the new NDP – Everywhere will be a “development centre” or a “hub”.

    It’s funny ‘cos its true. But don’t forget “gateway” and “focus region”. I was speechless when I heard about Knock. Why do I have the feeling that Farranfore in Kerry will have flights to the US before we will?

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779596
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    @jungle wrote:

    I may be wrong on this, but I think the control tower would be financed by the IAA rather than the airport

    T’would make sense alright. I hope to God its true, although they’ll probably bring in a new law weeks before it’s completion saying the CAA will have to pay the bill. Oh, and what is with Flyglobespan starting flights to New York from Knock! It’s a stopover point for the Liverpool-JFK flight begining in May (I think). Cork looses out again.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779590
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    It would be money better spent I agree. Where would they be getting the money from in the first place? I believe there is still the matter of who’s going to pay the รขโ€šยฌ200 million.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779588
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    Heard there’s going to be a new contol tower built at the airport. Only word of mouth at the moment, but it seems to make sense if the old terminal is to be knocked. Was out there the other day, looks to be busy constantly but it’s a shame we haven’t had a new route announcement in months. Starbucks make the airport, there should be another one open up in the city.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781427
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    @jdivision wrote:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Gap, Next, H&M, Zara and several Arcadia brands are in talks for Academy Street. They’re planning on trying to get Habitat for the Half Moon site

    What are the chances of them opening up? Gap and H&M would be fantastic, not so pushed about another Next but I really can’t believe Gap was even mentioned. When will we know for definate who’s going in there? And what about TK Maxx?

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779582
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    @goldiefish wrote:

    At least we still have brittany ferries.

    Agreed, but disappointing all the same to hear of the loss. I’m surprised the twinning committee haven’t said anything. Surely they had something to do with the ferry service being established in some way or another, or vice versa. There’s quite a large bit in today’s Echo about Cork’s train services, both the Suburban Rail and the Intercity trains to Dublin. I love the fact that the Midleton railway line re-opening has been mentioned about twice a month since 2005. What a joke! Hopefully the whole SCF situation will have a happy ending, I really don’t want to see it gone forever.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779559
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    Has anyone seen the plans for the Amgen factory? I’d love to know if it includes the small railway station (on the Midleton line) that they previously said they had planned for workers. Also, what about that council-planned station at Kilnap, have Irish Rail decided to incorporate it into their plans for the Mallow line?

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781413
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    @jdivision wrote:

    I’ve heard a few rumours, will post them on Monday (can’t before then unfortunately). Nothing concrete but good leads

    Talk about being a tease. I can’t wait until Monday. It can’t be long now until they name a few definate names, especailly if the centre is opening this year.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781402
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    @rebel_city wrote:

    I know that the answer to my question is all over this thread, but I’ve been searching for the past while and I can’t seem to find it! Probably due to staring at a computer screen all day! I am wondering what is the total sq footage being created by the Academy street development and the Cornmarket street development? Any news on prospective tenants? Habitat has been thrown around before.

    I can only remember a few that were rumoured. Habitat, H&M, TK Maxx and if I recall, either John Lewis or House of Fraser. I can see H&M coming to Cork sometime but I wouldn’t put my money on it being Cornmarket Street. As for House of Fraser and John Lewis…. very doubtful.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781399
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    I’m impressed. That website really does make the Capella Castlemartyr sound like pure luxury, shame that there’s no pictures though. I read something recently about the secod phase of Mahon Point being built soon. What is it to include…. more shops?

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781394
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    I passed through Castlemartyr over Christmas and saw a sign for that new resort. Luxury Hotel, 18 hole golf course and private lodges…. but it doesn’t say when it will open. No doubt it will do wonders for the area, but you hear very little about it. When’s it due to open and what’s it called? As for the railway station, I’ll believe it when I see it. It seems though that they forgot the Event Centre, well not necessarily forgot, but put into Phase 2 of the plans to be completed circa 2017.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779551
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    Cork International Airport set a new record for 2006 as over three million passengers passed through its doors. As for the double deckers, I would imagine some time this year (maybe Autumn???)….. I remember the newspaper article when it was first announced around October. Does anyone know whats going halfway between Carrigtwohill and Midleton….. it looks like they are building a new road, or is it the Amgen factory being built?

    in reply to: Eglinton Street Tower, Cork #780234
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    I like how it’s visible when you’re driving towards the city from the airport. It should look really cool once the spire is on it and it’s all lit up (80 meters I believe when fully completed).

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779548
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    God, it’s been ages since I’ve been on here, but thought this would be interesting. Ryanair have pulled out of the Kerry-Liverpool route and has increased frequencies from Cork to Liverpool from 4 to 7 weekly (if anyone remembers, it was the opposite earlier on in the year when flights from Cork were shifted to Kerry). They are also pulling out of the Shannon-Frankfurt route and rumours are rife that Ryanair may soon expand in Cork…. but then again, we’ve been hearing that for God knows how long. Polish airline Centralwings have also announced a new flight beginning next year to Warsaw.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #779479
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    Here’s a map of the proposed extensions to the Cork Suburban Rail network. I got it off Wikipedia but I think that an extra two new stations are to be added by 2009 (one at Amgen in Carrigtwohill and another at Kilnap on the Mallow line).
    CSR Map

    Also, I never saw it mentioned on here, but just in case somebody didn’t hear about it, Aer Lingus announced a new route to Manchester from Cork, with increased frequencies to Birmingham, Faro and Heathrow.


    Excel Airways, one of the UK’s largest charter airlines is to begin operations from Cork to Lanzarote and Bulgaria from Cork in May. The airline has said it would be interested in opearating charters to Florida from Cork in 2008 when new aircraft are delivered.

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