Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

12 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that additional funding has been made available for the Seniors Alert Scheme following a massive increase in applications for the free personalised alarms for people over 65. “The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support […]

THINGS TO SEE IN CORK: Cork Cine Club to screen 18 films in St Johns Central College

THINGS TO SEE IN CORK: Cork Cine Club to screen 18 films in St Johns Central College

12 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Films Shown on Thursday Nights in St. John’s Central College CORK CINE CLUB offers authentic and original armchair travel to ten countries around the world during its 18th season of bringing the best of independent international cinema to Cork audiences.  Films from the U.S., Senegal, Australia, France, Morocco, Russia, Zambia, […]

CORK CITY: Public meeting on making our food system more sustainable and healthy

CORK CITY: Public meeting on making our food system more sustainable and healthy

11 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Healthy Cities and the Cork Food Policy Council are teaming up with the Earth Awareness Initiative of the Social & Health Education Project (SHEP) to explore our Unhealthy & Unsustainable Food System with the aim of discussing steps towards improvement. The public are invited to attend this […]

Cork based Agri Minister Creed announces another Record Year for Irish Food & Drink Exports

Cork based Agri Minister Creed announces another Record Year for Irish Food & Drink Exports

10 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), today announced that the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13% in 2017, to reach €12.6 billion for the first time. The figure increase to €13.5 billion when non-edible products such as […]

CORK FARMING: New Principal at Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College, West Cork

CORK FARMING: New Principal at Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College, West Cork

10 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Teagasc has appointed Keith Kennedy as the new Principal of the Agricultural College in Clonakilty, Co Cork. He fills the position vacated by Majella Maloney, who has been appointed as the Teagasc Regional Advisory Manager for the Limerick/Kerry region. Keith Kennedy qualified with a degree in Agricultural Science […]

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC! Donate instruments to others via Cork County Library

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC! Donate instruments to others via Cork County Library

10 January 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Call for donations of musical instruments Cork County Library is currently looking at the possibility of making musical instruments available to borrow through its branch library network on a pilot basis, to allow members of the public to road test their musical skills before investing in a costly […]

TOURISM: Cork features in online edition of Marie Claire Magazine

TOURISM: Cork features in online edition of Marie Claire Magazine

10 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie An article highlighting Cork features in the online edition of Marie Claire magazine this week, profiling the city to the magazine’s many readers – or potential British holidaymakers. Tourism Ireland in London, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Trish Halpin to visit last October. The resulting article appears this […]

POLITICS: Cork TD accuses Government of “fiddling the figures” on number of new houses built

POLITICS: Cork TD accuses Government of “fiddling the figures” on number of new houses built

9 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD for Cork North Central Mick Barry this morning questioned whether the Government are “fiddling the figures” on the number of new houses built in the country last year. The Government claim that 17,309 new houses were built in the country in the first 11 months of […]