Irish Water appeal for water conservation as prolonged dry spell predicted increases pressure on water supplies

Irish Water appeal for water conservation as prolonged dry spell predicted increases pressure on water supplies

26 June 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water as a prolonged dry spell has been predicted by Met Éireann. In several areas around the country where water supplies were already under pressure, warm weather has exacerbated this situation. Demand for water is increasing while levels in […]

THE BRIDGES OF CORK: Pana, St Vincent’s Bridge, and “Shakey Bridge” – to be refurbished

THE BRIDGES OF CORK: Pana, St Vincent’s Bridge, and “Shakey Bridge” – to be refurbished

26 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Building and civil engineering contractors, Cumnor Construction are to begin work next week on the €1.2 million repair and rehabilitation of Cork city’s much-loved St. Patrick’s Bridge. An under bridge crane unit – one of three in the country- is already in place and will be used to […]

WEST CORK FOOD: Rosscarbery Recipes to feature at September’s National Ploughing Championships – thanks to support of Local Enterprise Office

WEST CORK FOOD: Rosscarbery Recipes to feature at September’s National Ploughing Championships – thanks to support of Local Enterprise Office

25 June 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In twelve weeks’ time, the National Ploughing Championships (September 18th – 20th), Europe’s largest outdoor event, returns to Offaly and a small business from Rosscarbery is getting ‘ploughing-ready’ thanks to Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West. Under plans for the ‘Local Enterprise Village’, launched this week by […]

83 Special Needs Assistants for Cork Schools

83 Special Needs Assistants for Cork Schools

24 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcome the news that Cork schools are to get 83 more Special Needs Assistance positions this coming school year. This will bring the number of SNAs in primary and secondary schools in Cork to 1,898. There will be 15,000 Special Needs Assistants […]

VIDEO: Cork headquartered HEINEKEN Ireland launches 2017 Sustainability Report

23 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork headquartered HEINEKEN Ireland has published its 2017 Sustainability Report outlining its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Sandy Boundy, Communications and CSR manager at HEINEKEN Ireland, said “This year has been all about collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to become a truly green brewer. It’s only through working […]

YOUTH CLUB FUNDING: June 28th deadline for capital funding applications

YOUTH CLUB FUNDING: June 28th deadline for capital funding applications

23 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan has said that the €20,000 youth club funding announced this week for East Cork is a lifeline for the organisations that benefit and is calling for a stronger commitment to supporting young people from local and national government. Cllr. O’Sullivan was commenting after […]

Rising cost of business insurance damaging competitiveness and risking jobs – Kelleher

Rising cost of business insurance damaging competitiveness and risking jobs – Kelleher

23 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s Business Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher has said that rising insurance costs for businesses is having a devastating impact on the competitiveness and profitability of SMEs in this country. “Let’s be upfront here – Ireland is sliding down the competitiveness rankings, and the Government neither have the understanding […]