Minister inspects Remediation Works on Toxic Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

Minister inspects Remediation Works on Toxic Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

20 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), visited the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island. The Minister’s visit follows the signing in July of the contract to commence an extensive remediation of the large East Tip waste deposit site as the […]

Santa Claus visits St Annes Childrens Ward, Mercy Hospital

Santa Claus visits St Annes Childrens Ward, Mercy Hospital

20 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Santa and “little helpers” from the River Lee Hotel pay a special Christmas visit to St. Anne’s Children’s Ward at The Mercy Santa Claus paid a very special visit to St. Anne’s Children’s Ward at the Mercy University Hospital on Tuesday, December 19th; and together with some “little […]

26 Mid-Cork youth organisations to receive €86,000 in grants

26 Mid-Cork youth organisations to receive €86,000 in grants

20 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “The announcement of Youth Club Grants to so many local Cork organisations is one of the best Christmas gifts that these clubs and their members could receive,” said local Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after it was announced that 26 youth organisations in the […]

EAST CORK: Saleen (between Midleton and Whitegate) to get state of the art Waste Water Treatment Plant

EAST CORK: Saleen (between Midleton and Whitegate) to get state of the art Waste Water Treatment Plant

20 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Irish Water seeks planning permission to develop Integrated Constructed Wetland wastewater (i.e. sewerage) treatment system Proposed system would facilitate future growth and development while offering significant environmental benefits Irish Water is working with Cork County Council to provide a sustainable wastewater treatment system for Saleen in East Cork […]

WEST CORK: Francis Brennan visits Bandon for ‘Family Festival & Elf Parade’

WEST CORK: Francis Brennan visits Bandon for ‘Family Festival & Elf Parade’

20 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council was delighted to support the Bandon Family Festival where fun was had by all on an evening when Bandon traders and Voluntary groups came together to create a magical spirit of giving. Sentinel security sponsored a free train for children, stores laid on mulled wine […]

WEST CORK: County Mayor visits Schull to inspect works

WEST CORK: County Mayor visits Schull to inspect works

19 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley went walkabout today in Schull today to celebrate the official launch of the new pedestrian crossing in Main Street, and refurbishment of public toilets. The new pedestrian crossing in Schull has now been completed (CLAR funded under Safety […]

CORK TOURISM: ‘Nano Nagle Place’ officially opened by Former President Mary McAleese

CORK TOURISM: ‘Nano Nagle Place’ officially opened by Former President Mary McAleese

19 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Nano Nagle Place was officially opened yesterday by the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald. Following a €10.5 million redevelopment of the former site of the South Presentation Convent and School, Nano Nagle Place is now […]

“Make Time For more vulnerable people in our society during this festive season” says Cllr Dr John Sheehan

“Make Time For more vulnerable people in our society during this festive season” says Cllr Dr John Sheehan

19 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie While Christmas is a very joyful time for many, it can be a difficult time for people who have lost loved ones or who may be isolated or living alone. Saying that you are lonely can be very difficult for someone to admit to, but it is far […]

POLITICS: GP Visit Card & Respite Improvements for People with Disabilities and Carers

POLITICS: GP Visit Card & Respite Improvements for People with Disabilities and Carers

18 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Carers and people with disabilities are set to receive extra supports through improvements to GP visit card eligibility and additional funding for respite care says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD. “The changes for carers will mean that all […]

MINING BIG DATA: Online Dashboard for Cork City

MINING BIG DATA: Online Dashboard for Cork City

18 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Researchers from Maynooth University have launched a new online resource that will let citizens, businesses and policy makers access information about the city in an unprecedented way. The Cork Dashboard allows users to monitor a huge range of public data at a glance – from real-time traffic and […]