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Archives / January 2018
27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has said the government needs to press ahead with the National Broadband Plan following confirmation that 75,000 homes and businesses in Cork are without high speed broadband – and in many cases any broadband at all – because of the... Read More
27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Residents living in the Blackpool, Shandon and Farranree area are invited to attend a Community Safety Forum on Monday 29th January at Farranree Community Centre, Pophams Road, Farranree The Community Safety forum is aimed at making the area a safer and more pleasant environment and at enhancing local... Read More
26 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Strong Growth also recorded on Cork/Cobh & Cork/Midleton Commuter Services A total of 3.15million passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin/Cork rail line in 2017, the highest figures ever figures recorded on the route. This represents a 6.5% increase on 2016. Strong growth was also recorded on the... Read More
26 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is “delighted with the announcement” that Cork County Council has today lodged planning permission for their proposed relocation and upgrade of the Kinsale library. Senator Lombard, who just recently opened his constituency office in Kinsale, said: “I welcome this major step forward for... Read More
26 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over-C, the Irish Internet of Things (IoT) technology company, today opened their new headquarters in Cork City, Ireland, and announced two new significant partnerships in Europe worth an estimated €20 million over three years. The new partnerships are with KPN, the largest Dutch telecoms company, and Facilicom Group,... Read More
26 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The SFI Research Centre APC Microbiome Ireland, based in University College Cork, has secured €1.416,000 in competitive funding from the European Union’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, to bring 20 senior international researchers to Ireland, through a new post-doctoral fellowship programme, APEX. The new programme will further help cement Ireland’s... Read More
25 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There will be significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County who were affected by rate band changes in 2012, a Fine Gael Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke has said. The new Total Contributions Approach will calculate pensions based on all... Read More
24 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is delighted to announce that it has achieved Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001) accreditation from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). As an organisation Health and Safety is one of the key priorities and Cork County Council is continually reviewing its systems... Read More
24 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Burger Fest 2018, Ireland’s first National Burger Festival, will take place across the country from January 22nd – 28th. Launching the festival, Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, joined Holly Conroy from Ballymaloe Foods (Festival Sponsor) and Ernest Cantillon of Festival Crew at Sober... Read More