Cork County Council Adopts Midleton Pollinator Plan

Cork County Council Adopts Midleton Pollinator Plan

15 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Midleton Pollinator plan was adopted by members of Cork County Council’s East Cork Municipal District on Monday 3rd of February. The plan builds on the work already carried out in Midleton and on the recommendations of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan to support biodiversity throughout East Cork. […]

Cork mum who is a two-time cancer survivor urges public to support Daffodil Day

Cork mum who is a two-time cancer survivor urges public to support Daffodil Day

12 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A young mum who has overcome cancer twice is encouraging people to get behind Daffodil Day 2020 to help fund much needed supports. Speaking at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, which is proudly supported by Boots, Shannen Joyce (25) from Youghal outlined how vital […]

Cork County Council Libraries offer Comfort Kits for Neurodiverse Children

Cork County Council Libraries offer Comfort Kits for Neurodiverse Children

9 February 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Parents and teachers often dread visiting the library with neurodiverse children. They fear the child may become agitated by lights, overwhelmed by different stimuli or just need some comfort. Cork County Council’s mobile and branch libraries have a solution. As part of the Library Service’s commitment to inclusion, […]

The winner of the Cork County Business of the Year is…

The winner of the Cork County Business of the Year is…

2 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The winner of the inaugural Cork County Business of the Year Award will be announced on Friday 7th February in Cork County Hall by Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan.  The announcement will be the final stage of the Cork County Business and Tourism Awards, an […]

Fota Wildlife Park to feature on 4-part TV programme on Virgin Media One Television

Fota Wildlife Park to feature on 4-part TV programme on Virgin Media One Television

1 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fota Wildlife Park announced the recent births of two baby Columbian black spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris) to mothers Batty and Norma. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the Columbian black spider monkey as critically endangered due to hunting, habitat destruction and a long […]

Where to find a Commissioner for Oaths in the evening

Where to find a Commissioner for Oaths in the evening

1 February 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie When choosing any service there are a number of factors to take into consideration, and when choosing a Commissioner for Oaths the same is true. If you have an Affidavit or Statutory Declaration it may appear that you simply need a signature, or an autograph! but there is […]

EAST CORK: Record €20,000 raised for Ballycotton RNLI at Downtown Abbey themed dinner at Ballymaloe House

EAST CORK: Record €20,000 raised for Ballycotton RNLI at Downtown Abbey themed dinner at Ballymaloe House

31 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Ballycotton RNLI Gala Dinner took place today at Ballymaloe House, with a ‘Downton Abbey’ theme, raising a record €20,000 for Ballycotton RNLI to support the volunteer crew. The RNLI is a charity supported solely by donations and fundraising. It costs approximately €242,300 per year to run […]

EAST CORK: Another secondary school is needed

EAST CORK: Another secondary school is needed

26 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Another secondary school is urgently needed in East Cork to address a shortage of school places in the region, according to Green Party general election candidate in the area, Cllr. Liam Quaide. At a meeting of the Midleton/Youghal Municipal Council earlier in the month Cllr. Quaide received support […]

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

24 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 2020 funding represents a 14.7% increase on 2019 allocation Cork County Council will receive a 14.7% increase in its roads budget this year.  The Department of Transport has allocated almost €57.9 million to Cork County Council for local and regional road works in 2020 compared to €50.465 million […]

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