EAST CORK: Ballycotton RNLI in 14-hour callout to yacht in difficulty 60 miles off Cork coast

EAST CORK: Ballycotton RNLI in 14-hour callout to yacht in difficulty 60 miles off Cork coast

23 July 2017, Sunday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat early yesterday (Saturday 22 July) at 9.28am following a request from Falmouth coastguard who reported the activation of an EPIRB (an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) approximately sixty miles off the Cork coast. The three person crew of the 40ft yacht […]

WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

21 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has called for a ban on excess water usage while the water shortage continues. “There was great irony debating this issue in the Seanad while rain drizzled outside, however it is important that we address the issues being faced from this […]

CORK CITY BOUNDARY EXTENSION: County Council meet with key author of MacKinnon report

CORK CITY BOUNDARY EXTENSION: County Council meet with key author of MacKinnon report

21 July 2017, Friday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Chairman of the Cork Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork, Jim MacKinnon, met on Wednesday with the members and executive of Cork County Council at a special meeting to discuss the group’s report of April 2017. The report followed the earlier statutory report […]

SKILLNETS: 15% increase in number of Cork companies availing of TRAINING to improve competitiveness

SKILLNETS: 15% increase in number of Cork companies availing of TRAINING to improve competitiveness

20 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan, Assoc CIPD david@TheCork.ie Cork companies are taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the Annual Report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting over 60 learning networks nationwide, reveal that the number of businesses accessing subsidised training in […]

TOURISM: Fota Wildlife Park names their new Sumatran tiger cub

TOURISM: Fota Wildlife Park names their new Sumatran tiger cub

18 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fota Wildlife Park received thousands of name suggestions for the new Sumatran tiger cub and is delighted to announce that cub is female and her name is Dharma. Born on 7th May to first time parents, mother Dourga and father Denar, Dharma is the first Sumatran tiger cub to […]

FISH: ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ saves Fish – Inland Fisheries Ireland begins Cork based conservation campaign

FISH: ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ saves Fish – Inland Fisheries Ireland begins Cork based conservation campaign

13 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ saves fish according to Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a new campaign in Cork to highlight angling and the importance of conservation. The hashtag #CPRsavesfish has been placed on a couple of high profile bridges in Cork to engage the public around the pursuit of […]

COUNTY CORK: It’s now ILLEGAL to advertise ‘car for sale’ at the side of the road, or erect unauthorised signs on public roads

COUNTY CORK: It’s now ILLEGAL to advertise ‘car for sale’ at the side of the road, or erect unauthorised signs on public roads

12 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council takes action in relation to advertising vehicles, trailers, signs, including vehicles for sale on public roads. Cork County Council has launched a new policy to deal with unauthorised advertising vehicles, trailers, signs, including vehicles offered for sale on public roads. Using powers contained in the […]

NATURE: Fota Wildlife Park holds free talks on native Irish ladybirds in Midleton, Fermoy, and Fota itself

NATURE: Fota Wildlife Park holds free talks on native Irish ladybirds in Midleton, Fermoy, and Fota itself

12 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie   Fota Wildlife Park are delighted to present a series of talks on ladybirds in Ireland. They are working with University College Cork on a citizen science project to map out the location of ladybirds in Ireland. The All Ireland Ladybird Survey is an online research project funded […]

CORK HARBOUR: Toxic waste dump on Haulbowline Island to be transformed into public park – another milestone has been reached

CORK HARBOUR: Toxic waste dump on Haulbowline Island to be transformed into public park – another milestone has been reached

10 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Contracts signing signals the beginning of a park at Haulbowline Today marks a significant milestone in the redevelopment of Haulbowline Island with a contract signing to transform the East Tip on Haulbowline Island into a public recreational amenity. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley warmly welcomed […]

TOURISM: Australian Ambassador visits Spike Island in Cork on Cobh’s Australia Day

TOURISM: Australian Ambassador visits Spike Island in Cork on Cobh’s Australia Day

7 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador to Ireland, has today visited Spike Island on Cobh’s Australia Day, the day which celebrates the arrival of an Australian cruise liner into Cobh. The Sea Princess arrived in this morning with 2,342 visitors aboard. Councillor Cathal Rasmussun, deputising for the Mayor of the […]