CORK – LIMERICK MOTORWAY: Cork Junior Minister welcomes funding allocation – long term project – could be up to 10 years away

CORK – LIMERICK MOTORWAY: Cork Junior Minister welcomes funding allocation – long term project – could be up to 10 years away

24 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton has hailed the decision to include the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway in the 10 Year Capital Plan, giving the green light to this long awaited project. Minister Stanton said “…I have […]

IRISH WATER: continues to restore water supply to communities across Cork affected by Storm #Ophelia

IRISH WATER: continues to restore water supply to communities across Cork affected by Storm #Ophelia

20 October 2017, 5pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is continuing to work to restore water supply to the remaining communities across the county impacted by Storm Ophelia. Over the past two days, water has been restored to a number of area, including the remainder of Fermoy, […]

STORM #OPHELIA IS OVER: but seperate heavy rain forecast for Cork throughout today

STORM #OPHELIA IS OVER: but seperate heavy rain forecast for Cork throughout today

19 October 2017, Thursday, 11.20am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Excaution caution, and to travel with care Heavy rainfall with accumulations of 30-50 mm are forecast across Munster from 10am until midnight today. Cork City Council has issued a pre-cautionary warning to the public. There are large accumulations of fallen leaves at many locations around the city […]

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Labour party spokesperson on Justice, Sean Sherlock TD has called on the Ministers for Justice and Communications respectively to take action on the huge number of fraudulent calls that are plaguing people across Ireland. Deputy Sherlock said: “Four weeks ago I raised with the Minister for […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Map showing location of Irish Water tankers in areas where water is still off

STORM #OPHELIA: Map showing location of Irish Water tankers in areas where water is still off

18 October 2017, 5pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Irish Water is continuing to work with the ESB and Cork County Council to restore water supply to all customers in Co Cork in the wake of Storm Ophelia. Cork and Waterford were the counties most badly impacted by outages due to the storm. At its peak […]

SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The trade union ‘SIPTU’ has commended its members in the local authorities, fire, ambulance and emergency services and the Office of Public Works (OPW) for their courageous service to the public in relation to dealing with the lead up to and impact of storm Ophelia. SIPTU Sector Organiser, […]

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that those persons awaiting a Housing Assistance Payment assessment should receive either rent allowance or a Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment to help defray the costs of their rent. Deputy O’Keeffe wrote to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection requesting […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

18 October 2017, Wednesday, 12 noon By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is Ireland’s largest County and also bore the brunt of Storm Ophelia on Monday. Cork County Council staff have been contining their immense efforts to restore infrastructure again this morning. Yesterday, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD joined Chief Executive […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

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