HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that those persons awaiting a Housing Assistance Payment assessment should receive either rent allowance or a Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment to help defray the costs of their rent. Deputy O’Keeffe wrote to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection requesting […]

FARMING: EPA collects farming hazardous waste in Bandon, West Cork

FARMING: EPA collects farming hazardous waste in Bandon, West Cork

18 October 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie From today, farmers across Ireland will again have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous wastes from their farms at ten collection events during October and November. Hazardous wastes are generated through the normal running of a farm, from engine oils & filters to residues of pesticides; and […]

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The extension was finished in August 2017, and it was expected that it would be opened for patients in early September Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised the delays in officially opening the new extension at Bandon Community Hospital with the Minister for Health, Simon […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

18 October 2017, Wednesday, 12 noon By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is Ireland’s largest County and also bore the brunt of Storm Ophelia on Monday. Cork County Council staff have been contining their immense efforts to restore infrastructure again this morning. Yesterday, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD joined Chief Executive […]

CORK BREXIT: British Irish Chamber of Commerce helps businesses in Cork to get ‘Brexit ready’

CORK BREXIT: British Irish Chamber of Commerce helps businesses in Cork to get ‘Brexit ready’

18 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Chamber’s Director-General to speak at Bank of Ireland Brexit Roadshow today at 8am As part of its efforts to help business in Cork to prepare for Brexit, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has today announced its participation in the Bank of Ireland Brexit Roadshow taking place today at […]

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

17 October 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed Budget 2018’s €17 million fund aimed at incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicles and the roll-out of the renewable heat incentive. “As a member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment I was delighted […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has received almost 600 calls in relation to fallen trees throughout Cork. Council crews were dispatched yesterday as soon as it was safe to do so and again this morning at first light. Over 300 Council staff, 60 tree surgeons, and 100 tractors/JCBs are […]