RURAL CRIME: Cork ‘Community Alert’ text message groups encouraged to apply for funding

RURAL CRIME: Cork ‘Community Alert’ text message groups encouraged to apply for funding

21 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Are you in a Community Alert group? Many now believe those are outdated, because a simple free WhatsApp group of self-organised neighbours works just as well. However, when dealing with areas of poor internet coverage, or people for people without smart phones then a text alert group is more […]

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch (a former Cork North Central TD, and Junior Minister), has said that mental health mustn’t be forgotten in next month’s budget, with significant issues remaining in the mental health service. Ms. Lynch was speaking as she attended the Parliamentary Forum on […]

CULTURE NIGHT: €10,000 Government funding for events in Cork

CULTURE NIGHT: €10,000 Government funding for events in Cork

19 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County will come alive on Culture Night this Friday (22nd September) thanks to €10,000 in Government funding to support local events. Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that this funding will be made available to our Local Authority to help stage events […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: announces funding award for ‘Municipal Districts Creative Communities Scheme’ 2017

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: announces funding award for ‘Municipal Districts Creative Communities Scheme’ 2017

19 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Thirteen of the most creative and artistic communities in County Cork are set to receive substantial funding totalling nearly €82,000 with the announcement of awards under the Cork County Municipal Districts Creative Communities Scheme Announcing the awards made under the scheme Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. […]

AGRICULTURE: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding for SIX Agri-Food Tourism Initiatives

AGRICULTURE: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding for SIX Agri-Food Tourism Initiatives

18 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD has announced the six projects that will receive funding this year from his Department, under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund, for initiatives to promote and develop agri-food tourism in rural areas. Minister Creed said […]

MACRA NEWS: Seandun begins new season

MACRA NEWS: Seandun begins new season

18 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Macra season is in full swing in the Seandun Macra region with the final of three competitions being decided over the last week. In the final of Question Time held in the Huntsman Pub, Belgooly Carrigaline Macra came first closely followed by Kinsale Macra in second place. […]

BAN EVICTIONS: where they are based on economic grounds – suggests Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry as housing crisis continues

BAN EVICTIONS: where they are based on economic grounds – suggests Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry as housing crisis continues

18 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry said this morning that there needs to be a total ban on evictions on economic grounds. His comments came in the wake of weekend reports that the number of tenant-landlord disputes this year has already exceeded the total for the whole […]

POLITICS: Government need to provide more funding to health service – says Fianna Fail’s Cork based Health spokesman

POLITICS: Government need to provide more funding to health service – says Fianna Fail’s Cork based Health spokesman

18 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) said that the revelation in today’s news that the Department of Health does not have the resources needed to complete a number of key infrastructure projects is proof positive that this Government cares more about announcements than […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: County Mayor encourages people to make submissions on CITY boundary expansion into COUNTY

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: County Mayor encourages people to make submissions on CITY boundary expansion into COUNTY

15 September 2017, Friday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley, is encouraging the people, communities and businesses across Cork to have their say on the boundary alteration proposal put forward by Cork County Council under Section 29 of the Local Government Act 1991. “The people of Cork […]

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