University College Cork leaks must be stopped

University College Cork leaks must be stopped

26 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water excavating Donovan’s Road Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is completing water main improvement works on Donovan Road’s (near UCC) to tackle high levels of water leakage and improve security of water supply. These works will take place next week, between 7am on […]

Banks must lift ‘time limit’ objection to tracker cases – McGrath

Banks must lift ‘time limit’ objection to tracker cases – McGrath

26 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has said all banks should make a public commitment to no longer make a ‘time limit’ objection to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman taking on complaints relating to the tracker mortgage scandal. Deputy McGrath has also called on the […]

How can Tidy Towns Committees fight climate change?

How can Tidy Towns Committees fight climate change?

25 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie These days every story seems to relate to climate change, in some fashion. Cork Senator, and member of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee, Tim Lombard has said that Government needs to recognise the crucial role that Tidy Towns Committees could play in tackling climate breakdown. Senator Lombard said: […]

Ireland’s Flourishing Industries

Ireland’s Flourishing Industries

By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 24 August 2019 The Irish economy is doing well and it is set to continue to grow next year even in the event of a no-deal Brexit and the ensuing economic ramifications. The unemployment rate is lowest since February 2008 when the recession hit. The average wage has gone up by […]

Has anyone in Cork ever actually won big on Prize Bonds?

Has anyone in Cork ever actually won big on Prize Bonds?

24 August 2019 By Byran Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Yes! Lucky Cork winner scoops €50,000 with Prize Bonds This week’s Prize Bond Star Prize of €50,000 goes to lucky Prize Bond number TJ 286576 held in County Cork. The lucky bond was purchased in 2013. There were over 4,800 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, […]

Baltimore RNLI provides assistance to a yacht in difficulty

Baltimore RNLI provides assistance to a yacht in difficulty

24 August 2019 11.55am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI was called out in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 24 August) to a yacht in difficulty south of Sherkin Island near Baltimore in west Cork. The inshore lifeboat was launched at 12.31am at the request of the Irish Coast Guard to assist a […]

Proposal to end roadside wait for school buses

Proposal to end roadside wait for school buses

24 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has proposed to Bus Eireann a technical solution that would save hundreds of families the dreaded wait for the morning school bus. In a letter to Bus Eireann CEO, Stephen Kent, […]

Why are there Three Tall Ships in Cork City?

Why are there Three Tall Ships in Cork City?

23 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Lord Mayor John Sheehan, County Mayor Christopher O’Sullivan, and Brendan Keating, CEO, Port of Cork today welcomed the Irish vessel Brian Boru and the Tall Ships Pelican of London and Maybe into the Port of Cork. The three ships having completed voyages as part of the Cork Sail […]

The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

23 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Dunkettle Interchange, the M20, M22, N28 upgrade and the Northern Ring Road are considered critical in supporting sustainable economic development to the south of the country. Most of these are now under threat or facing interminable delays. Industry reaction This represents a failure on behalf of the […]

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