New political party “Aontú” to run 8 candidates in Cork in Local Elections

New political party “Aontú” to run 8 candidates in Cork in Local Elections

5 April 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Aontú (Irish for “unity” or “consent”) is an all-Ireland political party that was formally launched in January 2019. Aontú will unveil its Local and European Election Candidates at its National Launch this Saturday 6th of April at 1pm at the Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre, Dublin 10. Aontu Chorcai […]

How to improve your Carbon Footprint AND Cash Flow

How to improve your Carbon Footprint AND Cash Flow

5 April 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie VERDE LED, a Cork headquartered, leading Irish manufacturer of commercial energy saving LED lighting solutions, has announced details of a €5 million fund they now have available for customers to finance their energy efficient lighting needs. The announcement was made at this year’s SEAI Energy Show, held at […]

Transparency needed on tree felling – Ní Riada

Transparency needed on tree felling – Ní Riada

4 April 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork-based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has raised the issue of tree felling in the European Union. The Ireland South MEP was speaking following concerns brought to her by multiple constituents about a spate of tree felling in municipal parks, housing estates and other public areas […]

EAST CORK: €103,000 for conservation of historical structures

EAST CORK: €103,000 for conservation of historical structures

3 April 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Total funding of €102,697 for the conservation of protected and historical structures is to be allocated between six Cork East projects under two different Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht funding schemes, Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David […]

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

28 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restoration of Town Councils as an issue in the upcoming local elections. Deputy Howlin said: “Town […]

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 […]