Cork Chamber unveils wishlist for Government’s 2021 Budget

Cork Chamber unveils wishlist for Government’s 2021 Budget

30 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking at the launch of the Cork Chamber Budget 2021 Submission, Chamber President Paula Cogan said, “Budget 2021 must be about securing our economic resilience with infrastructural investment, finessing the pandemic supports and tax measures critical to normalising the economy and State finances.” “To provide continuity to construction […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific launch €45,000 community grant for Currabinny, Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Crosshaven

Thermo Fisher Scientific launch €45,000 community grant for Currabinny, Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Crosshaven

30 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Thermo Fisher Scientific (based on the road to Currabinny, near Ringaskiddy, Co Cork) has launched a €45,000 community grant in celebration of its double anniversary. Assisting deserving causes, it will be divided between local community groups along with charitable causes close to the hearts of employees. The contract […]

FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard elected Vice-Chair of Agriculture Committee

FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard elected Vice-Chair of Agriculture Committee

30 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Minane Bridge, near Carrigaline, Co Cork) has been elected Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Senator Lombard, who also serves as the Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture, said: “I am delighted to have been elected Vice […]

POLITICS: SF TD wants more Gardai in Cork

POLITICS: SF TD wants more Gardai in Cork

30 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork needs community Gardai – Thomas Gould TD Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has today called for an additional 16 community Gardai to be assigned to Cork city before Halloween. Deputy Gould said: “An announcement was made in April 2019 that Cork city […]

Palestinian family named as ‘Cork Persons of the Month’

Palestinian family named as ‘Cork Persons of the Month’

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A Palestinian family who were in Direct Provision in Cork have now been selected Cork Persons of the Month Izzeddeen and wife Eman Alkarajeh overcame the odds of moving to a new country, a new city, learning a new language and spending time in Direct Provision to build […]

Best Peace Commissioners in Cork

Best Peace Commissioners in Cork

29 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What is a Peace Commissioner? There are many titles for people who sign legal documents. A commonly encountered one is Peace Commissioner. The powers of a Peace Commissioner are: Taking statutory declarations Witnessing signatures on documents of required by various authorities Signing certificates and orders under various Acts […]

‘stop the spread of COVID19’ – public appeal by Hospital Group

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie As the number of positive Covid-19 cases is increasing at a worrying rate in the Cork area, management at South / South West Hospital Group are appealing to members of the public to continue to follow the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines relating to social distancing and hand hygiene, to […]

How many new cases of COVID in Cork today?

How many new cases of COVID in Cork today?

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Summary: 40 new cases in Cork in the past 24 hours There have now been a total of 1,803 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday, 28 September, the HPSC has been notified of 363 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 35,740 confirmed […]

PLANNING PERMISSION: it just became easier to view County Cork applications

29 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie For the first time ever the public can easily view Cork County Council Planning Permission applications (new and old) online Until now the desktop system needed a specific browser and plugin which had mixed results The old system cost the Council marks on the Transparency International score sheet, […]

PROPERTY: County Cork homes sell six weeks FASTER in last quarter

PROPERTY: County Cork homes sell six weeks FASTER in last quarter

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The time taken to sell the average house in County Cork has fallen by six weeks in the past quarter, a national property survey has found. The REA (Real Estate Alliance) Average House Price Survey found that the average time taken to sell across the county fell over […]

Cork’s Sexual Health Centre launches Ireland’s first community sexual health hub

Cork’s Sexual Health Centre launches Ireland’s first community sexual health hub

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Last week saw the launch of Ireland’s first Sexual Health Hub, in Cork. This new initiative, spearheaded by the Sexual Health Centre, aims to make sexual health information more accessible to youth in communities across Cork City and County. The Sexual Health Hubs will be the first point […]

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