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 Many now believe those are outdated, because a simple free WhatsApp group of self-organised neighbours works just as well.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 […]

LITTLE ISLAND: Proposals to build bike share stations, and establish shuttle bus from train station to business parks – welcomed by Green Party

LITTLE ISLAND: Proposals to build bike share stations, and establish shuttle bus from train station to business parks – welcomed by Green Party

20 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed proposals from Cork Chamber to improve commuter services at Little Island. The proposals include bike share stations on the island and at the nearby train station, a shuttle bus service from Little Island Train Station, a city bus service, and dedicated […]

IRISH HISTORY: 1916 figure Thomas Ashe to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

IRISH HISTORY: 1916 figure Thomas Ashe to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

20 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What: Vol. Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration When: 7.30pm Monday 25th September Where: Ashe Street (named after Thomas Ashe), Clonakilty town centre Next Monday 25th September is the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe. The Kerryman was prominent during the 1916 rising, was interned in Frongoch like hundreds […]

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 […]

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Councillor for Swords Duncan Smith and Cork City Local Area Representative* Peter Horgan have both called for an investigation into media reports as to how a Swords based ambulance was dispatched to Cork City. “As part of the local Community First Responders group in Swords, I am […]

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 […]

AUDIO: Will Ryanair cancellations affect you? Cork MEP calls on airline to provide specific details in advance

AUDIO: Will Ryanair cancellations affect you? Cork MEP calls on airline to provide specific details in advance

18 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has called on Ryanair to be upfront with their passengers and communicate clearly which flights they are intending to cancel. Clune said the uncertainty over flight cancellations is having an impact on both tourism and business […]

IRELAND: Must play active part in ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018’ – says Cork MEP

IRELAND: Must play active part in ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018’ – says Cork MEP

17 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the EU Institutions to sufficiently finance programmes for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The Ireland South MEP made the call for investment in the Cultural Heritage Sector ahead of next year’s inaugural event. “Culture and heritage are […]

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