SKILLNETS: 15% increase in number of Cork companies availing of TRAINING to improve competitiveness

SKILLNETS: 15% increase in number of Cork companies availing of TRAINING to improve competitiveness

20 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan, Assoc CIPD david@TheCork.ie Cork companies are taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the Annual Report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting over 60 learning networks nationwide, reveal that the number of businesses accessing subsidised training in […]

POLITICS: Why is a Kerry TD – Michael Healy-Rae – calling for mroe funding in CORK Hospitals?

POLITICS: Why is a Kerry TD – Michael Healy-Rae – calling for mroe funding in CORK Hospitals?

20 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Kilgarvan TD Michael Healy-Rae this morning issued a statement calling for more investment in Cork University Hospital. Statement: With regard to the IHCA(Irish Hospitals Consultants Association) launch of their pre-budget submission. I wish to highlight in the strongest possible way, the absence of the non-invasive vascular laboratory […]

BALLINCOLLIG: Cork County Council to install traffic lights on narrow bridge next to Ballincollig Regional Park

BALLINCOLLIG: Cork County Council to install traffic lights on narrow bridge next to Ballincollig Regional Park

20 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that any of the proposed works to install traffic lights at Inniscara Bridge must not interfere with local access to Ballincollig’s Regional Park. Deputy Moynihan made the call after being informed by Cork County Council that Arup have been commissioned […]

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Childcare services in Cork are to receive just over €620,000 in extra funding, a financial boost that comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to make affordable, quality childcare more accessible. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that our local childcare services […]

NORTH CORK: Aldi’s Mitchelstown Distribution Centre staff award Cork based Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland €500 grant

NORTH CORK: Aldi’s Mitchelstown Distribution Centre staff award Cork based Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland €500 grant

20 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland benefits from Aldi’s 2017 Community Grants Programme Aldi is delighted to announce that Cork based Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s 2017 Community Grants programme. Aldi’s Mitchelstown Distribution Centre staff have awarded Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland a €500 […]

WEST CORK: Heir Island Artist Launches Book to Coincide with Exhibitions in Liss Ard and the Doswell

WEST CORK: Heir Island Artist Launches Book to Coincide with Exhibitions in Liss Ard and the Doswell

20 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An internationally acclaimed Heir Island artist is set to bring his work back to the mainland for two special exhibitions at the Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery and Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen. Ian Humphreys who has been based on Heir Island since 2004 famously auctioned off much of his work […]

HEALTH: HIQA report on Cork foster care service

HEALTH: HIQA report on Cork foster care service

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published an inspection report on the foster care service operated by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) in the Cork service area. Below is a statement from HIQA HIQA is authorised by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Meets with author of MacKinnon (City boundary expansion) report

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Meets with author of MacKinnon (City boundary expansion) report

19 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following the publication of the Report of the Expert Advisory Group on June 9th, 2017 there has been much public discourse in relation to the report’s recommendations. This evening, the Chairman of the Group, Mr Jim MacKinnon met with the Elected Members and Executive of Cork City Council […]

SOCCER: Match Preview – Cork City v AEK Larnaca – in Cyprus

SOCCER: Match Preview – Cork City v AEK Larnaca – in Cyprus

19 July 2017, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City will be aiming to overturn a first leg deficit, as they face AEK Larnaca in the Europa League on Thursday evening. City suffered their first defeat of the season last Thursday as they were edged out 1-0 at Turner’s Cross, but they reacted positively to […]