WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

21 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has called for a ban on excess water usage while the water shortage continues. “There was great irony debating this issue in the Seanad while rain drizzled outside, however it is important that we address the issues being faced from this […]

CORK CITY BOUNDARY EXTENSION: County Council meet with key author of MacKinnon report

CORK CITY BOUNDARY EXTENSION: County Council meet with key author of MacKinnon report

21 July 2017, Friday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Chairman of the Cork Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork, Jim MacKinnon, met on Wednesday with the members and executive of Cork County Council at a special meeting to discuss the group’s report of April 2017. The report followed the earlier statutory report […]

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 […]

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: €369k EuroMillions ticket sold in Ballydaheen, Mallow, Co Cork

NORTH CORK: €369k EuroMillions ticket sold in Ballydaheen, Mallow, Co Cork

13 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie EuroMillions players in Cork are today being urged to check their tickets after last night’s EuroMillions draw produced another big Irish winner who scooped €369,210 on a Match 5 + Lucky Star. The latest big Irish EuroMilllions win follows Friday night’s €28.9 million EuroMillions jackpot win in Castlebar, […]

FISH: ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ saves Fish – Inland Fisheries Ireland begins Cork based conservation campaign

FISH: ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ saves Fish – Inland Fisheries Ireland begins Cork based conservation campaign

13 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ saves fish according to Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a new campaign in Cork to highlight angling and the importance of conservation. The hashtag #CPRsavesfish has been placed on a couple of high profile bridges in Cork to engage the public around the pursuit of […]

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Parents must be supported with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD (Cork South Central) raised concerns about the ever spiralling costs of sending children back to school. The summer months pose some […]

SOCIAL POLICY: ‘affordablechildcare.ie’ website is performing well – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

SOCIAL POLICY: ‘affordablechildcare.ie’ website is performing well – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

12 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Huge Public response to the Affordable Childcare Campaign – says Senator Parents have been encouraged to inform themselves about childcare supports that will help them financially, and figures indicate a positive public response. Over 173,000 page visits were recorded last month to an information website – affordablechildcare.ie – […]

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