Just the facts, no comment: How many cases of COVID19 in Cork?

Just the facts, no comment: How many cases of COVID19 in Cork?

17 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie National picture The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of these, 1 occurred in June, 2 in September and 5 in October. Since the pandemic was declared earlier this year there has been a total of 1,849 COVID-19 related deaths […]

Cork Airport “devastated”

Cork Airport “devastated”

15 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ryanair is to close its bases in Cork Airport, and Shannon Airport, for the winter of 2020-2021 Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said “While we deeply regret these winter schedule cuts they have been forced upon us by Government mismanagement of EU air travel” The airline had warned a […]

No ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals

No ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals

15 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Opposition TD expresses concern at ‘Zero ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals’ Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has expressed his concern at the lack of ICU beds in Cork’s Hospitals. Speaking today, the Cork South Central TD has called for the Government to urgently increase access […]

COVID19 versus Arthritis

COVID19 versus Arthritis

15 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New Survey highlights impact of Covid-19 on people with arthritis 44% of people with inflammatory arthritis had hospital appointment cancelled or postponed More than four in ten (44%) people with inflammatory arthritis had a hospital appointment to see their consultant cancelled or postponed during Covid-19. The finding is […]

Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

15 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Facebook Small Business Grants are real Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher is urging local businesses in Cork city and county to apply for a new €4.7 grant scheme from Facebook aimed at supporting small and medium sizes enterprises respond to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic. Kelleher, […]

32 County Funding for Irish documentary filmmakers

32 County Funding for Irish documentary filmmakers

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland have announced their inaugural 2020 Ignite documentary development programme participants. This exciting venture is a cross-border partnership which seeks to foster a new generation of Irish documentary filmmakers from the north and south of Ireland. The programme is a pilot bilingual […]

The missing Cork Event Centre

The missing Cork Event Centre

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Rep Peter Horgan has said that the lack of any mention of funding in yesterday’s Governmental Budget for the Cork Event Centre is worrying, especially as a recent FOI request revealed showed that there was “no documentation in the Department of Taoiseach on the issue” […]

Q: What’s the name of the new black (well, dark green really) coloured building next to the Train Station? A: “The Dean, Cork” Hotel

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If I said to you “The Dean of Cork” you might think I was referring to a religious title, because there is a gentleman who is the “Dean of Cork & Rector of St. Fin Barre’s Union” within the Church of Ireland, the current gentleman’s profile is here. […]

Cork County Council Shortlisted in 11 Categories for Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020

Cork County Council Shortlisted in 11 Categories for Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020

14 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has been shortlisted in 11 categories in the seventeenth annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020. The Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020 (ELG Awards), sponsored by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, are held to recognise and celebrate the outstanding […]

Eco-burial an option in Cork, if public demands exist

Eco-burial an option in Cork, if public demands exist

14 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Background: Local Authorities are responsible for graveyards, so any change in practice must begin with your Local City or County Council The Green Party in Cork has asked officials of Cork City Council to meet with residents seeking an “eco-graveyard” in the city. The request comes after Cork […]

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