University College Cork celebrates 175th anniversary

University College Cork celebrates 175th anniversary

30 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie UCC celebrates 175th anniversary – just a couple of days before its historic position of Cork’s only University comes to an end – on 1st January 2021 Cork Institute of Technology will formally be upgraded to the Munster Technological University University College Cork celebrates its 175th anniversary today, […]

IRELAND LOOKS TO EU: Ireland should engage more with Erasmus programme as funding increases – says Cork MEP

IRELAND LOOKS TO EU: Ireland should engage more with Erasmus programme as funding increases – says Cork MEP

30 December 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland historically had low take up of programme – says Cork based MEP Deirdre Clune, but budget available for Erasmus expected to double over the coming years, so now is the time to ramp up numbers Over the last few years, the number of people applying for the […]

Ireland expected to generate over 81,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas season, a 7% increase on 2019

Ireland expected to generate over 81,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas season, a 7% increase on 2019

29 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie This festive season is like no other we’ve seen recently, but new research by environmental not-for-profit organisation Repakreveals that a third (33%) of shoppers planned to spend more on Christmas presents, even though 34% won’t get the opportunity to give gifts to loved ones in person. The Repak […]

2020 was a busy year for the Irish Coast Guard

2020 was a busy year for the Irish Coast Guard

29 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie In an end of year commentary, the Coast Guard has highlighted, that despite the impact of Covid-19, 2020 has proven to be a relatively busy year. Overall, the Coast Guard coordinated 2643 incidents in comparison with 2490 incidents in 2019. Activity over February, March and April was the […]

HEALTH: #AFewHomeTruths advertising campaign from Cork Sexual Health Network @SHC_Cork

HEALTH: #AFewHomeTruths advertising campaign from Cork Sexual Health Network @SHC_Cork

29 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Just before the festive season, Cork’s Sexual Health Network launched the ‘#AFewHomeTruths’ campaign on billboards around Cork city and on MySexualHealth.ie. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about various sexual health issues that affect people in Cork, and to signpost to the relevant support services. The campaign’s distinctive […]

63 new cases of COVID19 in Cork

63 new cases of COVID19 in Cork

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 2,205 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Sunday 27th December, the HPSC has been notified of 765 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now […]

880 new jobs in Cork

880 new jobs in Cork

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some 880 new jobs in Cork were supported by Industrial Development Authority and Enterprise Ireland in 2020 Increased investment in Ireland is key to seeing Ireland through the Brexit storm, a Cork North Central Fine Gael TD has said. Cork North Central Deputy Burke noted that the Industrial […]

How will Brexit affect your Degree or Diploma?

How will Brexit affect your Degree or Diploma?

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has called for clarification on the issue of mutual recognition of educational and professional qualifications for people living in Northern Ireland after January 1st 2021 when the UK leaves the EU. “Since the text of the deal was published a […]

Cork’s Cope Foundation reflects on 2020

Cork’s Cope Foundation reflects on 2020

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s Cope Foundation reflects on what has been a year of challenges, closures, and incredible change As the Chief Executive of Cope Foundation reflects on 2020, he cannot help but be impressed by how people right across the organisation adapted and faced the many challenges that 2020 presented. […]

How to claim Work From Home allowance from Revenue Commissioners

How to claim Work From Home allowance from Revenue Commissioners

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tax Refund Checklist for Irish Workers Only 5% of employers of Ireland’s remote workforce are paying the tax-free expense of €3.20 per day. This is according to a recent survey from Taxback.com in which 600 people, currently working from home, were asked if their employer is in a […]

Cork Cancer Survivors working in the food industry sought for new initiative

Cork Cancer Survivors working in the food industry sought for new initiative

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Breakthrough Cancer Research, which is a cancer research charity, is embarking on an exciting new awareness campaign that will launch early in The New Year (2021). The charity is looking for Cork based cancer survivors working in any capacity in the food and hospitality industry, to get involved with […]