EAST CORK: Record €20,000 raised for Ballycotton RNLI at Downtown Abbey themed dinner at Ballymaloe House

EAST CORK: Record €20,000 raised for Ballycotton RNLI at Downtown Abbey themed dinner at Ballymaloe House

31 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Ballycotton RNLI Gala Dinner took place today at Ballymaloe House, with a ‘Downton Abbey’ theme, raising a record €20,000 for Ballycotton RNLI to support the volunteer crew. The RNLI is a charity supported solely by donations and fundraising. It costs approximately €242,300 per year to run […]

Increased Garda visibility needed to give communities protection & peace of mind – O’Sullivan

Increased Garda visibility needed to give communities protection & peace of mind – O’Sullivan

31 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan says communities on the northside are being terrorised by teenage gangs who are making residents feel unsafe in their own homes. Deputy O’Sullivan says people have been telling him that they don’t want to go out in the evenings […]

“Ageism must be tackled at every turn” says Councillor

“Ageism must be tackled at every turn” says Councillor

30 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Independent (Former Fianna Fail) candidate in the general election Cllr. Kenneth O’ Flynn recently said “ageism must be tackled at every turn”. Canvassing in Cork’s Northside which has a large older population, he said those who exhibited ageist attitudes and behaviour must be challenged. “Ageism is to be […]

The Northside needs more trees

The Northside needs more trees

29 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has said the results of a survey of residents on the northside of the city show that people support biodiversity and trees in community. In September, Cork City Council removed vegetation from the green area at Sarsfield’s Terrace, near Bells’ Field, with a […]

innocent and GIY ‘Big Grow’ Kits now available for primary schools 

innocent and GIY ‘Big Grow’ Kits now available for primary schools 

29 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Lilly Higgins joins the growvolution innocent’s ‘Big Grow’ is back, recruiting a whole new bunch of the littlest veggie growers with the mission to help kids to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Now in its 9th year, innocent will once again partner with the growing experts at […]

Carrigaline News

Carrigaline News

28 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Pioneer 120 Year Celebrations A bus from Carrigaline is travelling this Saturday February 1st to the special Mass of Thanksgiving in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin. The Mass of Thanksgiving for closing the 120-year anniversary of the Pioneer Association, and for the support of the Society […]

Aldi recruiting 86 staff in Cork

Aldi recruiting 86 staff in Cork

28 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Aldi Ireland to recruit 550 new store-level staff in 2020 Aldi will become the first retailer to roll out the new Living Wage to its staff on 1st February 2020 Aldi Ireland today announced that it is seeking to recruit new employees for its stores in Cork. Opportunities […]

Where to find air quality stats for Cork City?

Where to find air quality stats for Cork City?

28 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council has installed a network of air quality monitors at various locations across the council’s functional area. The sensors are measuring Particulate Matter (PM), i.e. small fine-scale dust particles that are among other things, the by-products of burning solid fuel. The sensors in use were purchased […]

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

27 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says poor leadership from the outgoing Minister for Agriculture has done nothing to ease the crisis in the beef sector. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “Farmers throughout West Cork have faced the most difficult 14 months on record as […]

EAST CORK: Another secondary school is needed

EAST CORK: Another secondary school is needed

26 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Another secondary school is urgently needed in East Cork to address a shortage of school places in the region, according to Green Party general election candidate in the area, Cllr. Liam Quaide. At a meeting of the Midleton/Youghal Municipal Council earlier in the month Cllr. Quaide received support […]

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