EAST CORK: Grants for local environmental protection initiatives

EAST CORK: Grants for local environmental protection initiatives

5 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has congratulated local groups on securing funding for environmental preservation projects. As part of Fine Gael’s recent environment awareness campaign funding of €16,600 has been allocated to a variety of environmental initiatives […]

Halfway to a sewage-free Cork Lower Harbour

Halfway to a sewage-free Cork Lower Harbour

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is halfway to its goal of a sewage-free Cork Lower Harbour, creating big opportunities for social, economic and amenity development in the area. When the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project started in 2015, the equivalent of 40,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage was discharged into […]

Cork County Council buys new vehicles to ensure good winter road service

Cork County Council buys new vehicles to ensure good winter road service

25 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie County of Cork have confirmed an additional sum of €620,000 will be invested in its ‘winter maintenance fleet’. This will assist in responding to severe weather events such as flooding, storms, snow and ice. The Counils fleet came under pressure last winter during both Storm Ophelia (High winds) and Storm […]

Take a virtual 360 degree tour of the RMS Titanic – thanks to a Waterford Software firm called ‘Immersive VR Education’

Take a virtual 360 degree tour of the RMS Titanic – thanks to a Waterford Software firm called ‘Immersive VR Education’

23 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Motion capture technology and extensively-detailed maps of the shipwreck are used to create an accurate Virtual Reality depiction of the Titanic “We wanted to create an accurate portrayal of events, so it is not only educational, but also emotional and very engaging” Irish virtual/ augmented reality (VR/AR) software […]

CORK DIPLOMACY: Chinese Nationals visit Cork County Hall

CORK DIPLOMACY: Chinese Nationals visit Cork County Hall

22 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy today officially welcomed three bright young students from Jiangsu Province, China to Cork County Hall. The three high school students from Nanjing the capital city of Jiangsu province are this year’s recipients of the Shamrock Cup, an annual English language competition prize […]

EAST CORK: FBD Insurance unveils new look Sales Office in Midleton

EAST CORK: FBD Insurance unveils new look Sales Office in Midleton

21 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Chairman of FBD Insurance plc, Liam Herlihy along with Midleton Branch Manager John Ryan officially opened FBD’s newly revamped sales office today and marked the occasion with an event for employees, customers and guests. The company has a longstanding presence in Midleton having established a branch in the […]

EAST CORK: New Cancer Support Service for East Cork & West Waterford Officially Opens in Youghal

EAST CORK: New Cancer Support Service for East Cork & West Waterford Officially Opens in Youghal

18 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A new service for those affected by cancer in East Cork and West Waterford was officially opened today by well-known and much-loved Irish celebrity, Majella O’Donnell, earlier this week. Located at 29 Friar Street Youghal, and run by the Cork ARC Cancer Support House, the centre provides free […]

DIRTY CORK: is Ireland’s Second Most Flea-Infested County

DIRTY CORK: is Ireland’s Second Most Flea-Infested County

15 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Rentokil is advising homeowners to be on the lookout for signs of flea infestation in their homes after a 77% surge in residential flea inquiries for May, June and July 2018, compared to the same period last year. Cork ranked second for flea related call-outs at 18%, closely followed […]

EAST CORK TOURISM: Cobh Heritage Centre Celebrates 25 Years of Service

EAST CORK TOURISM: Cobh Heritage Centre Celebrates 25 Years of Service

13 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s award-winning Museum and home to the Queenstown Story attracting ever-increasing numbers of visitors to Cobh The Queenstown Story, Cobh Heritage Centre is in the midst of another successful summer with the number of tourists visiting the iconic museum set to reach a record high this […]