Community Services Programme funding of over €435,000 to benefit six Cork East organisations – Minister Stanton

Community Services Programme funding of over €435,000 to benefit six Cork East organisations – Minister Stanton

24 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that total funding of €435,262 will be allocated between six local community organisations under the 2019 Community Services Programme (CSP). The CSP is funded by the Department of Rural […]

Cork County Council visits Tourism Ireland in New York

Cork County Council visits Tourism Ireland in New York

15 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Representatives of Cork County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland today (Friday, 15 March). They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme in the United States for 2019, which is in full swing right […]

TOURISM: Spike Island launches ‘Shivs & shanks’ exhibition

TOURISM: Spike Island launches ‘Shivs & shanks’ exhibition

13 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Spike Island Cork has opened a new permanent exhibit entitled the ‘Shivs and shanks’ exhibition, which features improvised weapons confiscated in Irish prisons. Many of the frightening weapons were fashioned from everyday items and show the daily dangers faces by prison officers and the prisoners themselves, with hundreds […]

€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 […]