Irish Water ‘review’ need for Water Conservation Order following heavy rainfall

Irish Water ‘review’ need for Water Conservation Order following heavy rainfall

3 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following recent heavy rainfall and improving river and ground water conditions Irish Water is reviewing the need for the Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as the hosepipe ban. The National Water Conservation Order was put in place on 9 June and was expected to remain in place […]

Youghal & Mitchelstown benefit from ‘Rural Regeneration and Development Fund’

Youghal & Mitchelstown benefit from ‘Rural Regeneration and Development Fund’

3 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has secured funding to the value of €551,250 for 2 major projects which have been approved under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) from the Department of Rural & Community Development. In Youghal, the Regeneration of the Town Centre and Development of a future […]

Cork Bishop congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

Cork Bishop congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

27 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bishop Fintan Gavin congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach “I congratulate Deputy Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach of our country. This is a special day for Deputy Martin, his wife Mary, his family and his many friends throughout Cork city and county. His election […]

Cork ETB offers post COVID19 education and training courses

Cork ETB offers post COVID19 education and training courses

27 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB) is playing its part in ‘Getting Cork Back to Work’, supporting businesses and encouraging those whose employment has been affected, to upskill and re-educate themselves with one of many courses they are providing as a direct response to COVID19. In order […]

EAST CORK: €1.7 million investment in Youghal

EAST CORK: €1.7 million investment in Youghal

26 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Youghal is set for another boost to its tourism offering as works get underway on the extension of the current 400-metre boardwalk at Claycastle beach onto Redbarn. The contract for the works, with a total value of €1.7 million, was the first undertaking of newly elected Mayor of […]

EAST CORK: Cllr Mary Linehan Foley from Youghal elected as ‘Mayor of the County of Cork’ for 2020-2021

EAST CORK: Cllr Mary Linehan Foley from Youghal elected as ‘Mayor of the County of Cork’ for 2020-2021

26 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Independent Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley has been elected as Mayor of the County of Cork following a unanimous vote by Full Council Taking office during the recovery from COVID-19, Mayor Linehan Foley intends to lead the way in supporting the regeneration of the economy of Cork County by […]

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

25 June 2020, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cllr. Ian Doyle (FF), Mayor of the County of Cork made a courtesy visit to Bishops Fintan Gavin, Bishop of the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Bishop Willian Crean, Bishop of Cloyne Diocese. Cork is such a large County there are two separate Catholic dioceses. This […]

100 years ago Queenstown was renamed to Cobh (Town was the last port of call of the Titanic)

100 years ago Queenstown was renamed to Cobh (Town was the last port of call of the Titanic)

25 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of their Commemorations Programme, Cork County Council have provided support to the Cobh 1916 Centenary Committee for their plans to celebrate a very significant anniversary for the harbour town; name change from Queenstown to Cobh on July 2nd, 1920. Although the proposed re-enactment to mark this […]

ENTERTAINMENT: 600 things to do in Cork County

ENTERTAINMENT: 600 things to do in Cork County

24 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As communities begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, Cork County Council has created a unique, interactive ‘Rediscover Cork County’ map providinga wide range of information on attractions and activities to avail of across the county. The initiative is part of the Local Authority’s wider Project ACT (Activating […]

COVID-19: County Council to spend €10,000 on artwork

COVID-19: County Council to spend €10,000 on artwork

23 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie €10,000 is on offer to an Irish artist (well, they must be in Co Cork!) to create “a visual representation of the incredible efforts of the citizens of Cork” during the difficult times of COVID19 The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Ian Doyle (FF), has experienced […]