Free online coaching for frontline medical staff

Free online coaching for frontline medical staff

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Connect a Coach was founded to offer coaching to all frontline and emergency services staff. It is a free service for nurses, doctors, first responders, health care assistants, pharmacists and emergency services, essentially anyone on the frontline dealing with the impact of COVID 19. As Leo Varadkar said […]

Plans to upgrade Cork Institute of Technology to a University (Munster Technological University) continue despite COVID-19

Plans to upgrade Cork Institute of Technology to a University (Munster Technological University) continue despite COVID-19

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) are stepping up to the mark in terms of making all necessary supports available to Public Health and State agencies in the South West, and wider Munster Region, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific […]

Cork TD welcomes Community Call initiative and Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme

Cork TD welcomes Community Call initiative and Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton, has welcomed the launch of the Community Call initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors to coordinate local action in the wake of […]

How far is 2km from my house? #COVID19

How far is 2km from my house? #COVID19

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Under the current Irish ‘lockdown’ regime you are supposed to limit exercise zone to an area which is no more than 2km from your home. At this stage, many people have exhausted every road, boreen, and street they are familiar with and may be wondering where else they […]

GOOD NEWS: Famous gig venue ‘DeBarras’ goes online to entertain via Facebook live #COVID-19 #WestCork #Clonakilty

GOOD NEWS: Famous gig venue ‘DeBarras’ goes online to entertain via Facebook live #COVID-19 #WestCork #Clonakilty

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Famous venue in Clonakilty, West Cork has asked famous artists to perform online via its Facebook page Featuring John Spillane, Trad Sessions, Áine Tyrell, Eve Clague, and many more Live each night at https://www.facebook.com/DeBarrasClon/ Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, DeBarras live music venue in Clonakilty, West Cork, has […]

#COVID-19 – Government launches initiative to phone older people to check on wellbeing

#COVID-19 – Government launches initiative to phone older people to check on wellbeing

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister Ring urges participants on Seniors Alert Scheme to ensure their personal alarm is activated Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Thursday) announced a new befriending phone-call initiative to support participants of the Seniors Alert Scheme which is being funded by […]

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on UCC and all Irish Universities to implement a ‘No detriment policy’ in the context of the unprecedented disruption of the COVID 19. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said he supported a petition launched by UCC students, and that such a […]

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT: for Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT: for Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2 Needs You! Following the success of Cork County Councils ‘Colourful Heritage of County Cork’, a colouring book for all ages, a second volume is now in the works. In addition, The Council’s “Heritage of County Cork” series will this year […]

GOOD NEWS FOR NORTH CORK: Road Resurfacing Contract for Kanturk, Mallow, and Fermoy areas

GOOD NEWS FOR NORTH CORK: Road Resurfacing Contract for Kanturk, Mallow, and Fermoy areas

2 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Kanturk Mallow & Fermoy Municipal Districts Road Resurfacing Contract 2020 Cork County Council has recently sought tenders for the Kanturk/Mallow & Fermoy Municipal Districts Road Resurfacing Contract 2020. The contract includes 24 sites throughout the North Cork region. It also provides for 12km of road improvement works in […]