35,000 to visit Cork for Choral Festival

35,000 to visit Cork for Choral Festival

9 April 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork will welcome almost 3,500 world class singers and 35,000 visitors from across Ireland, Europe and beyond this April for the 64th annual Cork International Choral Festival, a joyful celebration of music and song from classical to sacred, pop, and rock. The Festival, which runs from 18th – […]

MILSTREET: Sewerage Upgrade

MILSTREET: Sewerage Upgrade

7 April 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Irish Water is working in partnership with Cork County Council to deliver an upgrade to the Millstreet Wastewater Treatment Plant (WwTP). To progress the project, Irish Water has submitted an application for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) which is essential to deliver this project. Irish Water has been […]

MENTAL HEALTH: New body aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation

MENTAL HEALTH: New body aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation

6 April 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan is encouraging people across Cork to engage with the newly established Loneliness Taskforce to help tackle the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation. The Taskforce, which is the brainchild of Fianna Fáil Senator Dr. Keith Swanick and Seán Moynihan […]

EAST CORK: Public Information Evening on Ballycotton Sewerage Scheme

EAST CORK: Public Information Evening on Ballycotton Sewerage Scheme

6 April 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Public Information Evening to take place on Thursday, April 12th Irish Water is working to end the unacceptable practice of discharging untreated wastewater into Ballycotton Bay by developing a new Sewerage Scheme for the area. To rectify this long-standing issue, Irish Water and Cork County Council are proposing […]

Urgent action needed as fodder crisis reaches emergency levels – O’Keeffe

Urgent action needed as fodder crisis reaches emergency levels – O’Keeffe

5 April 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has accused the Agriculture Minister of allowing the fodder crisis to develop into an emergency. He says Minister Creed ignored the situation for months, putting unnecessary pressure on farmers. Deputy O’Keeffe explained, “This crisis was predicted as far back as […]

US Warplane Lands in Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

US Warplane Lands in Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

5 April 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Lecture on 75th anniversary of ‘Taint a Bird Tonight’s (Thursday) Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture on the story of “’Taint a Bird” – the day the war came to Clonakilty”, will be held at 8pm at O’Donovan’s Hotel (not at the usual venue where the monthly lectures are held). […]

CONTINUED PROGRESS: on stopping raw sewerage entering Cork Harbour – “Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project”

CONTINUED PROGRESS: on stopping raw sewerage entering Cork Harbour – “Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project”

5 April 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Every day the equivalent of 20,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage is released into Cork Lower Harbour from the communities living around it. Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end this decades-long practice and clean up the harbour through its investment in the […]

WEST CORK: Suspected ‘Vomiting Bug’ at Bantry General Hospital causes visitor restrictions

WEST CORK: Suspected ‘Vomiting Bug’ at Bantry General Hospital causes visitor restrictions

4 April 2018, 7pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Strict visitor restrictions have been put in place with immediate effect at Bantry General Hospital (BGH) due to Suspect Norovirus Outbreak- commonly known as the Vomiting Bug. In the interest of patient care and in order to restrict the spread of the virus within the hospital, it […]