How many new cases of COVID in Cork today?

How many new cases of COVID in Cork today?

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Summary: 40 new cases in Cork in the past 24 hours There have now been a total of 1,803 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday, 28 September, the HPSC has been notified of 363 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 35,740 confirmed […]

PLANNING PERMISSION: it just became easier to view County Cork applications

29 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie For the first time ever the public can easily view Cork County Council Planning Permission applications (new and old) online Until now the desktop system needed a specific browser and plugin which had mixed results The old system cost the Council marks on the Transparency International score sheet, […]

PROPERTY: County Cork homes sell six weeks FASTER in last quarter

PROPERTY: County Cork homes sell six weeks FASTER in last quarter

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The time taken to sell the average house in County Cork has fallen by six weeks in the past quarter, a national property survey has found. The REA (Real Estate Alliance) Average House Price Survey found that the average time taken to sell across the county fell over […]

Positive Ageing in County Cork

Positive Ageing in County Cork

28 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Positive Ageing in County Cork – Celebrating International Day of Older People and Embracing the Autumn with Confidence September 28th – October 2nd marks International Positive Ageing Week and this year the United Nations has decided that the theme of the International Day of Older People on October […]

COBH, EAST CORK: Branded windbreakers improve aesthetics of Al Fresco dining

COBH, EAST CORK: Branded windbreakers improve aesthetics of Al Fresco dining

28 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 20 windbreakers, with a special Cobh branded design, funded by Cork County Council’s Project ACT, have been delivered to cafés, bars and restaurants in Cobh to facilitate outdoor dining in the town. The branding was created by Cobh & Harbour Chamber and Cobh Tourism and the wind breakers were […]

EAST CORK: Extension project proposed for St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill

EAST CORK: Extension project proposed for St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Department of Education and Skills has given notice that a major capital project for the development of St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill has been devolved to the Le Chéile Schools Trust for delivery, according to Fine Gael TD for Cork East Constituency, David Stanton. The Department has confirmed […]

Victory for Ballymaloe Foods at Great Taste international awards

Victory for Ballymaloe Foods at Great Taste international awards

23 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie What is Ballymaloe Foods? The company has 33 staff and 18 products and exports into the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and the US and its products include relishes, mayonnaise, pasta sauces and dressings. Three of Ballymaloe’s Foods products have been awarded stars at this year’s prestigious Great […]

How to improve towns: Carrigaline, Cobh, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Midleton, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Youghal

How to improve towns: Carrigaline, Cobh, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Midleton, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Youghal

22 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Towns across Cork County develop ideas for their Town’s future Vision Eight towns across Cork County have been developing exciting new visions for their respective towns as part of the My Town, My Plan Community Training Programme. Community representatives from Carrigaline, Cobh, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Midleton, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen and […]

A cinematic trip down memory lane for Youghal!

A cinematic trip down memory lane for Youghal!

22 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor of the County Of Cork, launched ‘Recollections’, a nostalgic glimpse into Youghal’s past, at the Regal Cinema in her hometown of Youghal on Culture Night, Friday the 18th of September. The historical film produced by local historian Michael Hussey is a film compilation […]

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

22 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Health to act on a previous Budget promise that he facilitated and commence higher thresholds for medical card applications for the over 70s. The Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020, enacted […]

QUICK FIX: 331 Council houses come back into system in Cork thanks to €7.3m cash injection from Govt for refurbs

QUICK FIX: 331 Council houses come back into system in Cork thanks to €7.3m cash injection from Govt for refurbs

19 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Voids Stimulus Programme to bring 331 units back into social housing stock in Cork The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the response to the 2020 Voids Stimulus Programme which will see up to 2,500 social housing units across the country refurbished […]