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 […]

The Cork Person of the year for 2019 is…

The Cork Person of the year for 2019 is…

17 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Later today the ‘Cork Person of the Year’, and the ‘Honorary Corkman Award’ will be announced at a gala awards lunch in Rochestown Park Hotel. Also to be announced will be the newest inductee to Cork’s ‘Hall of Fame’, and a Special Award shall be given to Nationwide’s […]

FOTA ISLAND HOTEL: engages with All-Ireland pollinator plan

FOTA ISLAND HOTEL: engages with All-Ireland pollinator plan

16 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One third of Irish bee species are threatened with extinction because the amount of food and safe nesting sites in our landscapes have been drastically reduced. Fota Island Resort is committed to introducing and implementing initiatives that can help create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive, […]

#BallotBins Cork town tackles cigarette butt litter in a novel way

#BallotBins Cork town tackles cigarette butt litter in a novel way

15 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has introduced a novel method of reducing litter from cigarette butts. In the East Cork Town of Cobh, “litter ballot bins” have been installed in Casement Square and Pearse Square. Each of the distinctive metal yellow coloured bins has a changeable question on the front. […]

#CORK: Storm Brendan will bring high winds and rain for Monday 13th January #BíCúramach

#CORK: Storm Brendan will bring high winds and rain for Monday 13th January #BíCúramach

12 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Met Éireann has issued a Level Orange Weather Warning (Storm Brendan) from Monday January 13th 07.00 to 15.00. Southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas. There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due […]

City Centre clean but Northside struggles in 2019 litter rankings

City Centre clean but Northside struggles in 2019 litter rankings

6 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fermoy and Midleton both clean Some improvement in ‘moderately littered’ Mahon Litter levels have fallen in our cities over past decade The final litter survey for 2019 from business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has shown Cork City Centre to be clean for the 7th year in a […]

Cork City to be focus of 1920 centenary events

Cork City to be focus of 1920 centenary events

3 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D. and Minister David Stanton T.D. announce a significant Decade of Centenaries (which incidentally uses a .com domain, probably to appeal to the US market) programme for 2020 The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the […]

Cork’s FRS Recruitment named best online agency at National Recruitment Awards

Cork’s FRS Recruitment named best online agency at National Recruitment Awards

28 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A look back at news this December FRS Recruitment, who have offices in Cork, have been named ‘Best Online Agency’ at the prestigious National Recruitment Federation Awards 2019. They were singled out for their dynamic digital presence, which has been extensively revamped over the last year to deliver […]

FREE COMPETITION: Win a 1-year ticket to Fota Wildlife Park

27 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fota announces the last two births of the decade at the Wildlife Park – two baby Lion-tailed macaques are unveiled to the public Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of two Lion-tailed macaque babies born to mothers Kelly and Lizzy and to father Mauzer. Nine-year-old Kelly gave birth on the […]