€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

7 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is delighted to announce Phase 1 of a €3.5 million fund with €1.5 million set to be distributed to community groups from across the county. Allocating €500,000 per annum over 7 years, Cork County Council has established the Community Development Initiative to fund local community […]

Funding of almost €500,000 announced for Cork East rural regeneration and development projects

Funding of almost €500,000 announced for Cork East rural regeneration and development projects

26 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed the allocation of almost €500,000 to local projects under category 2 of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF). This strand of the RRDF is part of a national funding […]

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive. […]

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard […]

New Tourism Ireland video highlights Cobh

21 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to highlight Ireland’s Ancient East. Featuring Cobh, the video is inviting prospective visitors on a journey into the past, to come and experience a destination with 5,000 years of history. Titled “Top Experiences in Ireland’s Ancient East”, Tourism Ireland’s latest […]

EAST CORK: Youth Film Festival in Youghal

EAST CORK: Youth Film Festival in Youghal

18 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Film Festival – Ireland’s first and largest film festival – has announced a new partnership in 2019 with the First Cut! Youth Film Festival, a successful four-day festival which is celebrating its 10th outing and takes place in Youghal, Co Cork in early March. As part of […]

Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

4 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Strong Growth recorded on Cork/Midleton Cork/Cobh remains stable A total of 3.46 million passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin/Cork rail line in 2018, the highest ever figures recorded on the route. This represents a 10% increase on 2017. Strong growth was also recorded on the Cork/Midleton route […]

Trade Union trouble for Pfizer in Cork

Trade Union trouble for Pfizer in Cork

31 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie SIPTU members working in the Pfizer pharmaceutical plants in Ringaskiddy and Little Island, in Cork today served notice of industrial action in a dispute over a company proposal to change the existing pension scheme without agreement. SIPTU Organiser, Ray Mitchell, said: “Since 2014, SIPTU members have continually sought […]

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