JACK LYNCH TUNNEL: Traffic problems to be solved by end of 2022, when flyover will open

JACK LYNCH TUNNEL: Traffic problems to be solved by end of 2022, when flyover will open

7 January 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Construction of Dunkettle Flyover to begin this year, and be completed by end of 2022 Site Clearance Works are now underway at the Dunkettle Interchange Site. The below photograph shows the ongoing Works in the area north of the existing N25 – the large building in the background […]

EDUCATION: Computer Science as an actual Leaving Certificate – begins in SEVEN Cork Schools in 2018

EDUCATION: Computer Science as an actual Leaving Certificate – begins in SEVEN Cork Schools in 2018

5 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD today announced that 40 post primary schools around the country will start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September and will be the first to sit an exam in the subject in 2020. Computer Science for Leaving Certificate focuses […]

Total of six contracts to the value of approx €11.5m over a five year period signed in County Hall

Total of six contracts to the value of approx €11.5m over a five year period signed in County Hall

5 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie SICAP (Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme) is a national programme funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development and overseen by POBAL. The programme is managed locally by the three Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in North, South and West Cork, and delivered locally by seven Local […]

Victims of Storm Eleanor need to be aware of their insurance rights – McGrath

Victims of Storm Eleanor need to be aware of their insurance rights – McGrath

4 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Insurance industry needs to deal with claims efficiently and fairly People who may have suffered damage to vehicles, property or building contents during Storm Eleanor should take the time to check their insurance policies and ensure their rights as consumers are fully vindicated, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson […]

Attention Cork – It’s European Year of Cultural Heritage

Attention Cork – It’s European Year of Cultural Heritage

4 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “From archaeological sites to contemporary architecture, from medieval castles to folklore traditions and arts, Europe’s cultural heritage is at the very heart of the collective identity of European citizens. With more than 220,000 people in Ireland employed in the cultural heritage and tourism sector” – Ireland South MEP, Deirdre […]

New methods of financing car purchases are causing problems for disabled drivers – Cork TD wants Revenue to update rules

New methods of financing car purchases are causing problems for disabled drivers – Cork TD wants Revenue to update rules

3 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (Cork South Central) has called on the Revenue Commissioners to engage with bodies representing those with disabilities on its decision to exclude vehicles acquired under a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) arrangement from qualifying for tax relief under the Disabled Drivers […]

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation ‘Trolley Watch’ figures show 6% increase in 2017

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation ‘Trolley Watch’ figures show 6% increase in 2017

2 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie INMO annual Trolley and Ward Watch figures indicate any improvement to hospital overcrowding highly unlikely in 2018 unless, drastic and innovative steps taken immediately For the second year running, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) trolley and ward watch figures, heading into the final weekend of the […]

Cork Person of the Year Awards mark 25th Anniversary

Cork Person of the Year Awards mark 25th Anniversary

2 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Person of the Month award scheme – leading to the overall Cork Person of the Year title – is marking its 25th Anniversary this month. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and the City Council elected members will host a Civic Reception to mark the […]

Q: How much did Cork people win in the IRISH Lotto in 2018? A: only €4.1m, in large prizes

Q: How much did Cork people win in the IRISH Lotto in 2018? A: only €4.1m, in large prizes

31 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The National Lottery has created more than 22 new millionaires so far in Ireland in 2017, it was revealed this week. Cheques of one million euros or more were written by National Lottery chiefs to 22 winning ticketholders on EuroMillions, Lotto, and Daily Millions draws during the year. In […]