Should public parks have special hours for elderly and vulnerable? #COVID19 @cllr_twomey

Should public parks have special hours for elderly and vulnerable? #COVID19 @cllr_twomey

16 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cllr Danielle Twomey suggests specific times for elderly and vulnerable people in the County’s public parks and public amenities. At Monday’s sitting of Cork County Council’s combined Party Leaders and Corporate Policy Group meeting, Sinn Fein’s sole Councillor in the Local Authority – Cllr Danielle Twomey – raised […]

FRESHWATER PEARL MUSSEL: Irish Wildlife Trust versus with Cork Councillors

FRESHWATER PEARL MUSSEL: Irish Wildlife Trust versus with Cork Councillors

15 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is calling on the government to uphold protections for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel, among the most endangered animals in Ireland. This week a number of Cork County Councillors wrote to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht asking that protections for the […]

Question: How many people in Cork have COVID-19 – Answer: 1,256 as of today

Question: How many people in Cork have COVID-19 – Answer: 1,256 as of today

15 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 16 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,518* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Friday 15 May the HPSC has been notified of 129 confirmed cases of COVID-19. […]

Cork County Council 5km Photo Challenge

Cork County Council 5km Photo Challenge

15 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has announced a new photography competition which seeks to inspire amateur photographers to capture their experiences of this unique time at home, embrace their surroundings and take another look at the beauty that exists within 5km of their doorstep. Divided into three categories; Lovely Landscapes […]

Childcare during COVID-19 needs urgent solution – warns Cork Labour TD @SeanSherlockTD

Childcare during COVID-19 needs urgent solution – warns Cork Labour TD @SeanSherlockTD

13 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Responding to the collapse of the childcare scheme for frontline healthcare workers, Labours Seán Sherlock said: “The collapse of the childcare scheme for healthcare workers shows the shambolic approach of the government and contrasts sharply with the premature comments today from Taoiseach about reopening schools and crèches which […]

Sinn Féin call for new supports for SMEs through grants and a €2bn Back to Business Loan Scheme

Sinn Féin call for new supports for SMEs through grants and a €2bn Back to Business Loan Scheme

13 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Pat Buckley TD has called for additional supports for SMEs in Cork East. Today Sinn Féin wrote to the Minister for Finance and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation outlining their proposals. They include an extension of the commercial rates break, a new €2bn Back to […]

There are now 1,238 cases of COVID-19 in Cork

There are now 1,238 cases of COVID-19 in Cork

13 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 10 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,497* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Wednesday 13 May the HPSC has been notified of 159 new confirmed cases of […]

SOME POSITIVE NEWS FROM COVID19: Rents fell by 2.1% in April, compared to March

SOME POSITIVE NEWS FROM COVID19: Rents fell by 2.1% in April, compared to March

12 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Rents fall 2.1% in April as Covid-19 takes it toll Nationally rents fell by 2.1% on average in April, compared to March, according to the latest Rental Report by Daft.ie, reflecting the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the largest monthly decrease in over 11 years. […]

IRISH WATER: Powerwashing is using too much water

IRISH WATER: Powerwashing is using too much water

12 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With people adhering to government advice and staying at home since mid-March in response to the Covid-19 crisis, Irish Water has confirmed that there has been a significant increase in household water usage. New domestic metering data has revealed that households are using an additional 24 litres of […]

1,232 people in Cork diagnosed with COVID19

1,232 people in Cork diagnosed with COVID19

11 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 15 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,467* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Monday 11th May the HPSC has been notified of 139 new confirmed cases of […]

List of Cork Commissioners for Oaths

List of Cork Commissioners for Oaths

10 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Commissioner for Oaths David O’Sullivan is the only Commissioner for Oaths listed on www.CommissionerForOaths.ie. He runs a convenient travelling service covering Cork City and suburbs, focusing on weekday evenings. The service makes life easier for anybody who needs to have legal documentation witnessed or executed. Speaking to […]