WEST CORK: Schools encouraged to participate in Positive Mental Health Initiative

WEST CORK: Schools encouraged to participate in Positive Mental Health Initiative

16 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly, is calling on all schools in West Cork to take part in this year’s Mission Possible: School Achievement awards. Mission Possible: School Achievement awards, organised by St. Patricks Mental Health Services, is an initiative dedicated […]

FARMING POLITICS: West Cork TD accuses Dept of Agriculture of another level of impractical bureaucracy

FARMING POLITICS: West Cork TD accuses Dept of Agriculture of another level of impractical bureaucracy

16 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘Plans by officials at the Department of Agriculture to introduce rules dictating the direction that farmers can plough their fields are impractical and display a major lack of common sense’ – That is the view of West Cork Independent TD, Michael Collins. He is astonished at what he […]

Cork County Council – Muncipal District Community Fund Grant Scheme

Cork County Council – Muncipal District Community Fund Grant Scheme

16 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is “committed to supporting local communities across County Cork” and the Local Authority has confirmed that financial assistance for community, and voluntary groups, along with local organisations will be available through the Community Fund Scheme 2018. This scheme is administered by the 8 Municipal District […]

WEST CORK: 73 year old man dies after being struck by car while walking in Clonakilty

WEST CORK: 73 year old man dies after being struck by car while walking in Clonakilty

15 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Gardai in Clonakilty, West Cork are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred on Fernhill Road at approximately 7.15pm this evening. A 73-year-old male pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the […]

Irish Water wants to STANDARDISE new pipe connection charges

Irish Water wants to STANDARDISE new pipe connection charges

14 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water (IW) has submitted proposals to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) for a set of national connection charges and to standardise the scope of work involved in each connection. Today the CRU has opened a public consultation on those proposals. Currently, new connections to the […]

CORK POLITICS: Micheál Martin speech at Killarney Economic Conference

CORK POLITICS: Micheál Martin speech at Killarney Economic Conference

13 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Below is the speech of Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil, as delivered at the Killarney Economic Conference this afternoon. I would like to congratulate the organisers of this conference for putting together such a diverse and challenging programme. Brexit isn’t a minor side issue or abstract […]

ARTS: Corcadorca Theatre Company receive 7 nominations in Irish Times Theatre Awards

ARTS: Corcadorca Theatre Company receive 7 nominations in Irish Times Theatre Awards

13 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s Corcadorca Theatre Company have received an unprecedented 7 nominations in the Irish Times prestigious Theatre Awards including Best Production, and Best New Play. Actors – and sisters – Catherine and Eileen Walsh, have each been nominated in the Best Actress Category for their Performances in Enda Walsh’s ‘The […]