NORTH CORK TOURISM: Mallow Boardwalk Project

1 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council can confirm that works on the Mallow Boardwalk Project will commence in the coming days and are expected to continue for a number of weeks. The planned works will see the installation of new kerbing, new footpaths and the laying of ducting along with the […]

Nursing Homes Report supports Cork Senator’s Bill to regulate the professional home care sector

31 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke has welcomed the Interim Report on Covid-19 in Nursing Homes, saying it reinforces the need for new legislation to regulate the professional home care sector. Reacting to the report published by the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 today (Friday) Deputy […]

CORK TOWNS TO IMPROVE: after County Council secure €33.7 million loan from Council of Europe Development Bank

29 July 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Council of Europe Development Bank to provide loan funding to Cork County Council to foster sustainable growth in the County’s key towns and their hinterlands The Council of Europe Development Bank today signed a €33.7 million loan agreement with Cork County Council to support the Council’s Social Sustainability […]

€7 million for businesses in County Cork

29 July 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie COVID19 Government Restart Grant Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that Cork businesses have thus far received €7,040,646 from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet. Senator Lombard said, “Cork County Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant to […]

Clarity needed on outdoor sports attendance – says Cork TD

28 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Thomas Gould today raised concerns around the Taoiseach’s lack of clarity in relation to guidance on attendance at outdoor sports events. Deputy Gould said: “I have been contacted today by players, parents, grandparents, club members and officials from the GAA regarding the lack of tickets […]

Suspected Human Trafficking: Gardai search premises in Charleville/Mallow, County Cork

28 July 2020, 3pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardaí in Cork carry out searches in relation to suspected human trafficking An intelligence-led operation took place on 26th July 2020 in relation to suspected human trafficking in the Cork North Garda Division. Two premises in the Charleville/Mallow area were searched on foot of warrant and 24 […]

€1,900 for 7 day Cork to Dublin Train luxury train, with plenty of stops #SimilarToOrientExpress

27 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork, Cobh and the village of Blarney are to be visited by holidaymakers travelling on a new deluxe train, coach and accommodation tour soon to be operated by Dublin-based Railtours Ireland in association with Iarnród Éireann. Marketed under the title of ‘The Emerald Pullman’, the tour will visit […]

52% of Septic Tanks Tested in Cork Failed Inspection in 2019

26 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Call on Government to roll out awareness campaign on grant support and nationwide training programme for homeowners and planning authorities More than 1 in every 4 domestic waste water treatment systems nationwide inspected in 2019 were a risk to human health or the environment, and even though the […]

NTA Funding to Meet Local Needs in Cork County

23 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has succeeded in securing an investment of over €950,000 from the National Transport Authority (NTA) for a number of initiatives developed through the Council’s Project ACT initiative, established to activate the local economy in response to the Covid 19 crisis. Over 50 initiatives have been […]

Professional home care Bill will regulate the sector – Burke

Professional home care Bill will regulate the sector – Burke

23 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke, this week introduced the Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020 to the Dáil, saying this new legislation is designed to provide regulation in the area of professional home care. Deputy Burke said: “The number of people aged over 65 […]

MACE salutes Cork’s Eleanor Lucey as an Unsung Hero

MACE salutes Cork’s Eleanor Lucey as an Unsung Hero

22 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie MACE recently ran a community initiative inviting customers and the general public to nominate someone who had gone the extra mile in their local community during the Covid-19 lockdown and we were inundated with stories of some amazing good deeds done by people. Eleanor Lucey from Macroom was […]

Cork County Council launch podcast

21 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie From the Well is the annual Cork County Council Library & Arts Service short story anthology. Deirdre Kingston’s ‘Catch & Release’ was selected as the winner for 2020 and is now available on podcast along with two other stories from this year’s collection. The move to record the […]

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