REFUSE CHARGES: New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will “boost the Circular Economy”

REFUSE CHARGES: New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will “boost the Circular Economy”

28 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Southern Region Waste Management Office says New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will boost the Circular Economy The Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) has welcomed the Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten. The policy provides […]

EAST CORK: MACE Carrigtwohill open new look store

EAST CORK: MACE Carrigtwohill open new look store

28 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie MACE Carrigtwohill has undergone a significant revamp and to celebrate the relaunch they invited the whole community to a family fun day to officially open their new look store on 24th June. The upgrade to this neighbourhood store includes a new seating area for 20 people, an enlarged […]

BUSINESS & JOBS: Cork’s hospitality sector worried about BREXIT

BUSINESS & JOBS: Cork’s hospitality sector worried about BREXIT

28 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s hospitality sector supports almost 19,542 jobs, yet decrease in British trade and tourism puts it at risk We require a Brexit Budget to innovate and stimulate consumer spending and economic growth DIGI calling for reduction in Ireland’s alcohol excise tax, which is the second highest in the […]

PROPERTY: Boutique Hotel and designer Hostel to be built near Cork City Bus Station – as City Council agrees to sell block of Parnell Place/Deane Street buildings to developer

PROPERTY: Boutique Hotel and designer Hostel to be built near Cork City Bus Station – as City Council agrees to sell block of Parnell Place/Deane Street buildings to developer

27 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council has agreed to the sale of 7-9 Parnell Place and 1-2 Deane Street to Tetrarch Capital Ltd. Tetrarch’s proposal for the property includes a budget boutique hotel and a separate designer hostel with ground floor restaurants and bars. Cork City Council bought the properties in […]

UNEMPLOYMENT: 1,348 young people in CORK unemployed for 6 months or more

UNEMPLOYMENT: 1,348 young people in CORK unemployed for 6 months or more

26 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 1,348 young people unemployed for 6 months or more Over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed nationally still far too high, says Youth Council The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – whose members work with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has highlighted concerns at the number of […]

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New funding has been announced for female entrepreneurs living in Cork and Limerick. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) project will see more than €330,000 in funding, provided by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund, allocated to promote entrepreneurial skills amongst women in […]

SOCIAL PICTURES: Metropole Hotel, Cork City, holds cocktail reception to mark 120 years in business

SOCIAL PICTURES: Metropole Hotel, Cork City, holds cocktail reception to mark 120 years in business

25 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Metropole Hotel in Cork City continues to celebrate 120 years in business. A cocktail reception was held this week where guests shared stories and memories of the institution. Various items of memorabilia were on display, including old guest registers. The Metropole are about to embark on a […]

POLITICS: Fianna Fail vs Fine Gael: Tillage crisis aid fund must not be ‘kicked to touch any longer’ – says Fianna Fail West Cork TD

POLITICS: Fianna Fail vs Fine Gael: Tillage crisis aid fund must not be ‘kicked to touch any longer’ – says Fianna Fail West Cork TD

23 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to ensure that an emergency crisis aid fund for West Cork tillage farmers who had their crop destroyed last year is established as soon as possible. It has been reported that the Government is considering […]

CORK CITY: You can now have takeaway delivered to you in PUBLIC PARKS – but what about the wrappers/rubbish afterwards, will littering increase?

CORK CITY: You can now have takeaway delivered to you in PUBLIC PARKS – but what about the wrappers/rubbish afterwards, will littering increase?

23 June 2017, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There’s nothing more glorious in the summer than eating al fresco when the sun comes out, and Deliveroo today announced the good news that its riders will deliver delicious restaurant meals to select parks in Cork. So, no more soggy sandwiches and picnic baskets required – Deliveroo […]

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister Creed urges farmers to prioritise farm safety The recently reappointed Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, has issued a fresh appeal to farmers and contractors alike to prioritise farm safety as the current warm weather sees a large amount of farm activity taking place throughout the […]