Streetscape improvements in Mitchelstown #NorthCork & Cobh #EastCork

Streetscape improvements in Mitchelstown #NorthCork & Cobh #EastCork

24 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council continues to progress a range of projects across the county, having recently awarded the contract for the development of a new 50-space car park in Mitchelstown and currently seeking tenders for the Cobh Municipal District Footpath Contract 2021. Triur Construction Ltd were awarded the contract, […]

Irish Distillers fined €40,000 following employee fatality

Irish Distillers fined €40,000 following employee fatality

23 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Today, Tuesday 23 February 2021, at Cork Circuit Court, Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin imposed a fine of €40,000 on Irish Distillers Ltd following guilty pleas to breaches of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work General Application Regulations […]

Why are sales of Jameson up by 3%?

Why are sales of Jameson up by 3%?

18 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Irish Distillers Results – six months ending 31 December 2020 Jameson saw net sales growth of 3% in the period from July to December 2020. Jameson, Redbreast, the Spot range, and Method and Madness achieved their highest ever H1 volumes. Jameson sales in the US exceeded 2 million […]

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

12 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley (Ind), in relation to Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, Bessboro, Blackrock/Mahon, Cork “As many will be aware, I am the child of a mother and baby home. I was born in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home. […]

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: Rents for Cork City now average €1,452 which is up 4.8% year on year (Q4 2020)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: Rents for Cork City now average €1,452 which is up 4.8% year on year (Q4 2020)

8 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Rents in Munster rose 8.8% year-on-year, reflecting a sharp fall in availability – just 232 homes were available to rent on February 1, down by nearly half compared to a year ago. In Cork City, rents have risen by 4.8% in the last year and the average rent […]

’tis freezin’ in Cork like

’tis freezin’ in Cork like

8 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A Met Éireann Weather Advisory is currently in place for Ireland with temperatures forecasted in low single figures by day and sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night, resulting in possible hazardous conditions on roads and paths. Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team attended Met […]

#WinterReady – Salt Bins available for Residents Associations and Community Groups

#WinterReady – Salt Bins available for Residents Associations and Community Groups

2 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of Cork County Council’s Winter Service Plan, a limited number of salt bins are being made available to Residents Associations and Community Groups on a shared funding basis. Under this initiative, the Council will make bins and salt available at a subsidised rate to aid Community […]

Online Writing Workshops

Online Writing Workshops

1 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Library & Arts Service is delivering a new series of free online writing workshops for Spring 2021, designed to support creative writing throughout the county. Six online courses begin in mid-February, catering to a variety of ages and styles including adults, teens, songwriters, crime-writers, fiction […]

AUDIO: Paperwork after bereavement to be streamlined as Government to consider ‘one stop shop’ @SeanSherlockTD

31 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Party Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD (Cork East) has urged Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys to create a single portal to support family members when they have to engage with social protection and other public services after a loved one passes away, to avoid the […]

Nominations invited for County Cork Mayor’s Community Awards 2021

Nominations invited for County Cork Mayor’s Community Awards 2021

30 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The closing date for submission of nominations is Wednesday, 10th February 2021 The annual Mayor’s Community Awards for Cork County will take place on Wednesday, March 24th and this year will move to an online celebration to mark the outstanding contributions made by individuals and community and voluntary […]

Cork County Council ‘Heads Up’ Pedestrian Safety Reminder

Cork County Council ‘Heads Up’ Pedestrian Safety Reminder

30 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ‘Heads Up’, a new pedestrian safety awareness campaign from Cork County Council, is promoting safe practices for road users across Cork County. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley said, “Tragically in the last year we have lost eight pedestrians on our roads here in […]

How to run a festival ONLINE during COVID

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Festivals and event organisers throughout Cork County are set to benefit from Cork County Council’s dedicated ‘Virtual Festival’ training programme. The need for such a programme was identified from the Council’s engagement with Festival Organisers, with many forced to cancel their events last year and others organising virtual events […]

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