First-time team of rowers successfully row 35km around Cork Harbour’s 3 islands of Cobh, Haulbowline, Spike Island

First-time team of rowers successfully row 35km around Cork Harbour’s 3 islands of Cobh, Haulbowline, Spike Island

12 June 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A charity event in aid of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is set to reach its fundraising target two weeks into its three month run. Participants from across the globe are taking on the Funbarr Challenge to do things they’ve never done before. It’s the […]

This summer ‘Enjoy and Protect’ the Irish Coast

This summer ‘Enjoy and Protect’ the Irish Coast

12 June 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life, by organising hundreds of beach clean-ups each year, mobilising thousands of volunteers, and removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline. The Irish coast offers breath-taking […]

East Cork Mum creates down syndrome teaching aid

East Cork Mum creates down syndrome teaching aid

11 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sally Flanagan has developed a teaching resource called ABC Communicate with Me to help her two-year-old daughter Sadie with Down Syndrome. ABC Communicate With Me is a box of visual aids to help and support the development of language and communication. Sally says “Sadie’s communication has greatly improved […]

TRASH TALK: Chewing Gum is litter too

TRASH TALK: Chewing Gum is litter too

10 June 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce’s education campaign, with the help of students from Bunscoil Mhuire, in Youghal earlier this week. Speaking of the campaign, Mayor Linehan Foley said “Covid-19 has brought more people outdoors to socialise […]

SPORT: Aoife Cooke from Youghal Athletic Club #EastCork receives support from Youghal Businesses

SPORT: Aoife Cooke from Youghal Athletic Club #EastCork receives support from Youghal Businesses

10 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Youghal Business Alliance are proud and delighted to support Aoife in her journey to the Tokyo Olympic Games To compete in the Olympic Games is the dream of every sportsperson because ‘once an Olympian, always an Olympian’. Aoife Cooke, whose pedigree is steeped in the history of Youghal […]

€1.9M in Climate Adaptation Allocation welcomed by Cork County Council

€1.9M in Climate Adaptation Allocation welcomed by Cork County Council

9 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley recently welcomed an allocation of €1,879,650 from the Department of Transport under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Works 2021. This allocation provides funding for 70 projects, covering flood mitigation and drainage works, adaptations to reduce damage to roads […]

EDUCATION NEWS: List of Schools in Cork which have #SpecialClasses

2 June 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 355 special classes to be provided in County Cork – Increase of 14% in the year on year provision for the County.  The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) recently published the list of special classes available in Primary and Post Primary schools across County Cork. The list […]

HAVE YOUR SAY: on Cobh Litter Management Plan #PublicConsultation

HAVE YOUR SAY: on Cobh Litter Management Plan #PublicConsultation

2 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Cobh Municipal District of Cork County Council, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 10 of the Litter Pollution Act, 1997, intends reviewing the Cobh Municipal District Litter Management Plan. The Litter Management Plan sets out the policies to be pursued by Cobh Municipal […]

New umbrella group for Business Associations launched in Cork

New umbrella group for Business Associations launched in Cork

1 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A new initiative to combine a number of business associations in Cork into a collective organisation for all parts of Cork City and County is being launched today. The initiative is being launched by Little Island Business Association which represents Cork’s largest business district. The new collective, known […]

€920,000 allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in Cork

€920,000 allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in Cork

27 May 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Good news for Farmers Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has welcomed the allocation of €920,000 for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural Cork communities. Over €68 million has now been invested under the Local Improvement Scheme since it was re-introduced in 2017. Senator Lombard said: […]

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