Plans to import fracked gas have been scrapped

Plans to import fracked gas have been scrapped

15 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Politics News The Green Party in Cork has welcomed confirmation that plans to import fracked gas through the Port of Cork have been scrapped. In 2017, the Port of Cork and US gas company, NextDecade, signed a memorandum of understanding to import liquefied natural gas through the port. […]

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

13 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality and Disability, Seán Sherlock has called on the Government and the Minister for Housing to examine using Ministerial directives under the Planning Act to halt any developments on Mother & Baby Homes like Bessborough and […]

Property prices in Cork remain unchanged for Q4 2020

Property prices in Cork remain unchanged for Q4 2020

5 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Property prices in Cork have remained unchanged during the quarter, according to the latest MyHome.ie Property Report in association with Davy. The report for Q4 2020 shows that the median asking price for a property in the county is still €250,000. This represents an increase of €5,000 compared […]

Who will be the overall 2020 Cork Person of the Year? #CPOTY2020 #CPOTY @Cork_POTY

Who will be the overall 2020 Cork Person of the Year? #CPOTY2020 #CPOTY @Cork_POTY

5 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The 2019 Cork Person of the Year, was cervical check screening campaigner Stephen Teape, but who will be the overall 2020 winner of the title? Every January there is a “gala luncheon” in the Rochestown Park Hotel (previously it took place in the Fota Hotel) where a veritable […]

Cork receives less Funding for Protected Structures than any other County

4 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The author of ‘The Buildings of Ireland: Cork City and County’ has said he is disappointed that Cork receives less Funding for Protected Structures than any other County. His impressive book was published in February 2020 (see our article here). The state of Ireland has 26 Counties, which […]

Arts Funding Opportunities announced for Cork County in 2021

Arts Funding Opportunities announced for Cork County in 2021

2 January 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council recently announced details of its 2021 funding for the Arts. Within its general call for proposals, there are four strands available including the Arts Grant Scheme, the Artists in Schools Scheme and Irish Language Arts, as well as Artists’ Funding Schemes, which are open to […]

2020 was a busy year for the Irish Coast Guard

2020 was a busy year for the Irish Coast Guard

29 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie In an end of year commentary, the Coast Guard has highlighted, that despite the impact of Covid-19, 2020 has proven to be a relatively busy year. Overall, the Coast Guard coordinated 2643 incidents in comparison with 2490 incidents in 2019. Activity over February, March and April was the […]

FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Memories of a Real Cork Christmas

FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Memories of a Real Cork Christmas

24 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A collection of cherised Christmas memories and beloved traditions Cork County Older People’s Council has published an anthology of festive stories, Memories of a Real Cork Christmas, collating Christmas memories from older citizens across the county. This unique collection contains stories and history from the 1940s onwards. The […]

Cork Hospital management urge public to heed COVID19 guidelines to reduce spread

24 December 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ahead of the Christmas break and as the number of Covid-19 cases are increasing across the country, management at South/South West Hospital Group (which includes Cork University Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Bantry General Hospital, Mallow General Hospital) are appealing […]

FARMING: Minister promises to “stand with” Cork farmers and fishers “regardless of the outcome of Brexit”

FARMING: Minister promises to “stand with” Cork farmers and fishers “regardless of the outcome of Brexit”

21 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister McConalogue thanks Cork farmers, fishers and promises to stand with them Ahead of the Christmas and New Year period, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has thanked farmers and fishers [the newer gender-neutral word for fishermen] in Co Cork their […]