Charleville must have functioning credit union to support community – says local Fianna Fail TD

Charleville must have functioning credit union to support community – says local Fianna Fail TD

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local TD raises issues in Dáil during special debate Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that the primary objective must be to have a sustainable, functioning credit union operating in Charleville as quickly as possible. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after raising the recent […]

SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The trade union ‘SIPTU’ has commended its members in the local authorities, fire, ambulance and emergency services and the Office of Public Works (OPW) for their courageous service to the public in relation to dealing with the lead up to and impact of storm Ophelia. SIPTU Sector Organiser, […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

18 October 2017, Wednesday, 12 noon By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is Ireland’s largest County and also bore the brunt of Storm Ophelia on Monday. Cork County Council staff have been contining their immense efforts to restore infrastructure again this morning. Yesterday, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD joined Chief Executive […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has received almost 600 calls in relation to fallen trees throughout Cork. Council crews were dispatched yesterday as soon as it was safe to do so and again this morning at first light. Over 300 Council staff, 60 tree surgeons, and 100 tractors/JCBs are […]

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 12.05pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Approximately 216,000 electricity customers remain without power today due to the impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia on the electricity network. Fallen trees on overhead lines are responsible for most of the damage to the network. At the height of the storm, 385,000 customers were without power but 170,000 […]

NEW ROADS: CIF warmly welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s commitment to infrastructural projects in Munster

NEW ROADS: CIF warmly welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s commitment to infrastructural projects in Munster

16 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The confirmation by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that funding will be provided for advanced planning and design of the M20 Cork / Limerick Motorway is warmly greeted by all involved in the construction industry in the Munster Region. “CIF, along with all other business groups, have been campaigning […]

DRIVING TESTS CANCELLED: in Cork due to RED ‘Ex-Hurricane Ophelia’ weather warning

DRIVING TESTS CANCELLED: in Cork due to RED ‘Ex-Hurricane Ophelia’ weather warning

15 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The RSA is advising driving test candidates in counties affected by a RED weather warning and who are scheduled to take their driving test tomorrow Monday 16 October, not to turn up for their driving test. Met Eireann has RED wind weather warnings in place for counties Wexford, […]

FOOD BUSINESS: €8.8 million for National Food Innovation Hub in Cork

FOOD BUSINESS: €8.8 million for National Food Innovation Hub in Cork

14 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed plans for an €8.8 million National Food Innovation Hub to be located at Teagasc’s Moorepark facility outside Fermoy. Speaking about the launch Senator Lombard said: “This National Food Innovation Hub is a critical and timely investment in our agri-food sector due to […]

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