POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

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 […]

HEALTH & SAFETY: Cork County Council – first Irish Local Authority to achieve OHSAS certification for entire organisation.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Cork County Council – first Irish Local Authority to achieve OHSAS certification for entire organisation.

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 […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Burger Fest 2018 launched in Cork by Agri Minister

ENTERTAINMENT: Burger Fest 2018 launched in Cork by Agri Minister

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 […]

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Cork Sound Fair 2018’ needs your help

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Cork Sound Fair 2018’ needs your help

24 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Where: St Peter’s, North Main Street and Cork City Gaol, Sunday’s Well, Cork City When: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March 2018 Tickets available via fundit.ie: https://fundit.ie/project/cork-sound-fair-2018 Cork Sound Fair – a new, non-profit arts and music event is set to take place on March 23rd and 24th […]

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

23 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party today described proposals by West Cork Fine Gael Junior Minister Jim Daly for an online identity verification process through the Public Service Card (PSC) as technologically naïve. Speaking in response to the proposals, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said that the proposals are too intrusive […]

POLITICS: FF proposals would stamp out drink driving but protect rural Ireland – Moynihan

POLITICS: FF proposals would stamp out drink driving but protect rural Ireland – Moynihan

23 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the Oireachtas must look at his party’s proposed Committee State Amendments to the Road Traffic Bill and should accept its recommendation to increase the number of penalty points awarded for drink driving rather than the proposed automatic disqualification. Deputy […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Minister must order an urgent audit of hospitals to identify ‘quick wins’ in terms of opening new beds – says FF Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Minister must order an urgent audit of hospitals to identify ‘quick wins’ in terms of opening new beds – says FF Kelleher

23 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central based Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher TD has said that while the announcement of 2600 additional beds is welcome, the ability of the HSE and the Department of Health to deliver beds in the short term will be the measure of Minister Harris’s commitment […]

CORK HERITAGE: Lecture on old Shops of Clonakilty

CORK HERITAGE: Lecture on old Shops of Clonakilty

23 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “Hard Times – Shops and Shopkeepers in Clonakilty 1870–1920”, is the title of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage’s next public lecture which will take place next Thursday 25th January at 8pm at The Parish Centre. The lecture is sure to be of interest to many locals, in particular current day […]

NEW COUNCIL HOUSING NEAR CORK-KERRY BORDER: at Ballingeary

NEW COUNCIL HOUSING NEAR CORK-KERRY BORDER: at Ballingeary

22 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sod is turned at social housing development in Ballingeary Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley has turned the sod on a new development of social housing at Cuan Barra, Kilmore, Ballingeary between the approved housing body Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire Teo and Droumleigh Construction Limited. […]