Toyota announce Children’s Art Competition in Ireland #COVID-19

Toyota announce Children’s Art Competition in Ireland #COVID-19

28 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie We recently reported that the Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2020 has been postponed. Entries to that competition were taken via teachers, who then posted paper artwork. Now, another well-known brand-name has filled the vacuum with an all-electronic art competition where students send their own entries. Toyota Ireland is […]

Workers Party calling for nationalisation of entire pre-school education system #COVID-19

Workers Party calling for nationalisation of entire pre-school education system #COVID-19

29 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “Covid-19 crisis shows preschool system needs to be rationalised and brought under state control” – says the Workers Party The Dublin based Workers’ Party representative Éilis Ryan stated that: “We obviously welcome the fact that so many poorly paid workers in the for-profit preschool sector will have a […]

#COVID-19 – Healthcare staff don’t have enough PPE in Ireland

#COVID-19 – Healthcare staff don’t have enough PPE in Ireland

28 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that much more needs to be done to ensure the shortage of Private Protective Equipment with the HSE is resolved. He has also called on anyone with any Personnel Protective Equipment items to please donate them to […]

Temporarily closed Everyman theatre appeals for donations #COVID-19 #RegisteredCharity

Temporarily closed Everyman theatre appeals for donations #COVID-19 #RegisteredCharity

29 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Like all theatres in Ireland the well known Everyman Threatre, on Mac Curtain Street, Cork City is currently closed for performances but it is seeking donations. You can donate here Has the Theatre closed before in related circumstances? The Spanish flu brought the theatres curtain down in 1919 […]

Are there any any frogs in Cork? #Nature #Environment

Are there any any frogs in Cork? #Nature #Environment

28 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The all Ireland Hop To It Frog Survey was first launched in 1997 by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC). The survey was a huge success with records obtained from all over Ireland. To date, over 5,400 frog records have been databased by the IPCC for researchers and […]

Free public transport for healthcare workers

Free public transport for healthcare workers

28 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie TD calls for free public transport for healthcare workers Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called on the government to allow free travel on public transport for all healthcare workers for the duration of this outbreak. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said: “Some States […]

Public and civil servants unclear over whether lockdown applies to them or not

Public and civil servants unclear over whether lockdown applies to them or not

28 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What is ‘essential’ work? – as regards office workers The trade union Fórsa has sought official guidance to ensure maximum consistency on decisions about what public services are deemed essential during the current crisis. In new guidance issued yesterday, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) said […]

Gardai are questioning people found travelling during lockdown

Gardai are questioning people found travelling during lockdown

28 March 2020, Saturday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie COVID-19 – An Garda Síochána Begins Major Policing Operation in support of public compliance of public health measures An Garda Síochána has started a major nationwide policing operation focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures over this weekend. Following last nights announcement by An Taoiseach […]

What happens in your win the Lotto during the lockdown?

What happens in your win the Lotto during the lockdown?

28 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The National Lottery have advised that all National Lottery winners can still claim their prizes despite recent operational changes made to our prize Claims procedures in light of recent government and HSE recommendations related to COVID-19: “Our priority is always the safety of our employees and our players. […]

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