Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed

Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed

22 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, (Cork based) Michael Creed T.D., made the comments while attending a meeting of the Council of EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels. Speaking in Brussels, Minister Creed said “While […]

Meeting of ‘Plastic Free Kinsale’

Meeting of ‘Plastic Free Kinsale’

21 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Community initiative is cutting through the recycling confusion ‘Plastic Free Kinsale’, a new community initiative to reduce unnecessary plastic use and increase recycling, was launched in January by Madeleine Murray and Tara Shine. A recycling workshop has been organised in conjunction with Transition Towns Kinsale and Tidy Towns […]

Increased funding will help tackle illegal dumping in Cork

Increased funding will help tackle illegal dumping in Cork

21 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over €40,000 has been allocated to 23 projects in Cork County to tackle the scourge of illegal dumping following work by Cork-based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard. Senator Lombard said: “Illegal dumping is a massive blight on our communities. It shows a complete lack of respect for other […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

20 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 49% of all young Cork people waiting for 1st assessment are on City’s Northside Cork North Central TD, Billy Kelleher has said that children on Cork’s Northside face significantly longer delays in accessing Occupational Therapy services than their peers across the rest of Cork and Kerry. Billy Kelleher […]

CORK HARBOUR: Failte Ireland Ad Campaign features Spike Island

CORK HARBOUR: Failte Ireland Ad Campaign features Spike Island

20 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Spring Campaign for Ireland’s Ancient East encourages Irish tourists to take short breaks within Ireland Fáilte Ireland’s 2018 spring advertising campaign for Ireland’s Ancient East kick-starts today, featuring Cork as a perfect place to take a short break, both in the run up to the St Patrick’s and […]

49 Council Houses to be built in Carrigaline

49 Council Houses to be built in Carrigaline

20 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Contract signed for residential construction of 49 houses in Kilnagleary, Carrigaline Deputy Mayor Ian Doyle together with Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey  have signed contracts with Cormac Smith of MMD Construction (Cork) Ltd for the construction of  49 residential units in a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom […]

Cork Luas would “revolutionise travel around the city”, says Green Party

Cork Luas would “revolutionise travel around the city”, says Green Party

19 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed the announcement of a feasibility study into a light-rail system for Cork as part of the National Development Plan 2018-2027. The plan includes a commitment to evaluate the potential for a bus rapid transit or light-rail system in the city. The plan envisions […]

Ibec Cork welcomes ‘Project Ireland 2040’

Ibec Cork welcomes ‘Project Ireland 2040’

19 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Ibec Regional Executive Committee (REC) in Cork, has welcomed the announcement of Project Ireland 2040, comprising of the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework. Ibec Cork Regional Director Peter O’Shaughnessy stated: ‘Project Ireland 2040, presents significant opportunities to unlock Cork’s growth potential. The plan presents […]

CORK CITY CENTRE: Affidea open competitor to VHI Swiftcare Clinic

CORK CITY CENTRE: Affidea open competitor to VHI Swiftcare Clinic

19 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Affidea today officially opened its first ExpressCare clinic in Ireland in the Elysian building in Cork City to serve the people of Cork and surrounding areas. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD, attended the opening of Affidea’s new state-of-the-art clinic. Affidea’s […]

GAA: Buttevant victory at Paidi O Se Tournament

GAA: Buttevant victory at Paidi O Se Tournament

19 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Buttevant beat Lyre of Banteer 0-8 to 1-3 in an all Cork Junior Men’s final at the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival which took place last weekend  in the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry. Lyre overcame Éire Óg of London and Team Germany to […]

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