€136,000 for County Cork Arts organisations and Artists

€136,000 for County Cork Arts organisations and Artists

13 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 81 Artists and Arts Organisations are set to receive funding totalling €136,000 from Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme 2021. Following a very difficult year for the Arts Sector, the Council hopes that the funding provided in this year’s Arts Grants Scheme will help to revitalise arts in […]

HEALTH POLITICS: HSE statement on @MTU_ie Vaccine Clinic is confusing – says TD

HEALTH POLITICS: HSE statement on @MTU_ie Vaccine Clinic is confusing – says TD

13 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central has today called on the Minister for Health to clarify comments by the HSE that the vaccine clinic situated in the Munster Technological University campus is a ‘GP clinic’ vaccinating only people over 70, and operating only on a rolling fortnightly […]

New Irish citizens can continue to take oath of fidelity on paper until in-person mass ceremonies resume in Dec 2021

New Irish citizens can continue to take oath of fidelity on paper until in-person mass ceremonies resume in Dec 2021

12 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A new temporary system that is helping to significantly clear the citizenship backlog has been in place since 18 January 2021. The temporary system enables applicants to complete their naturalisation process by signing a statutory declaration of loyalty, and have a Commissioner for Oaths witness this. This signed […]

NORTH CORK HEALTH: No closure at Mallow General Hospital after all – as ‘Medical Assessment Unit’ & ‘Local Injury Unit’ remain open

NORTH CORK HEALTH: No closure at Mallow General Hospital after all – as ‘Medical Assessment Unit’ & ‘Local Injury Unit’ remain open

10 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie “This was achieved through local political pressure along with the INMO” – says Sherlock Mallow based TD for Cork East, Labour’s Sean Sherlock has received assurances from the CEO of the South / South West Hospital Group that services will continue as normal at the Medical Assessment Unit […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital

9 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mallow based Labour Party TD Seán Sherlock has called on the HSE and the Fianna Fáil Minister for Health to reverse the decision to close the Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital for one month. “I’ve learned today that the HSE is now intent on closing the […]

CORK BUSINESS: can sign up for 1st ever @Amazon Bootcamp Ireland virtual event

CORK BUSINESS: can sign up for 1st ever @Amazon Bootcamp Ireland virtual event

9 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Amazon, Enterprise Ireland and Enterprise Nation are calling on SMEs and entrepreneurs in Cork to sign up for the first-ever Amazon Bootcamp Ireland, an online event on Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 April providing free training and guidance to help businesses increase their online sales and reach new […]

Ex-Debenhams workers mark one year anniversary of strike action

Ex-Debenhams workers mark one year anniversary of strike action

9 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, Thomas Gould, has today sent solidarity to the ex-Debenham’s workers today one year on from the closure of Debenhams Ireland stores and the laying off of workers without a fair redundancy. Teachta Gould said: “Today is a stark reminder of the […]

LISTEN: Cork TD has Dail proposal to help workers when employer goes into liquidation #Debenhams

LISTEN: Cork TD has Dail proposal to help workers when employer goes into liquidation #Debenhams

9 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry was yesterday given the green light by the Oireachtas to move a bill which aims to improve the position of workers in liquidation situations. The news comes as ex Debenhams workers mark the 1-year anniversary of their struggle today with a […]

HAVE YOUR SAY: Cork Business Attitudes survey – how has COVID affected your business?

HAVE YOUR SAY:  Cork Business Attitudes survey – how has COVID affected your business?

8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork group of Social Democrats branches have launched a survey for business owners based in Cork City and County, calling on the business community to share their experiences of keeping their businesses afloat during the pandemic. The survey asks business owners in Cork what their experiences of […]

Fire Safety Packs Delivered to Homes Across Cork County

Fire Safety Packs Delivered to Homes Across Cork County

6 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Home Fire Safety Information packs are currently being distributed throughout Cork County by Cork County Council’s Fire Service, with the assistance of the HSE Home Support Service, Meals on Wheels and An Garda Síochána. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Cork County Council’s Fire Service has been unable to […]

Burying 350 metres or River Bride under culvert is not the best solution to #Blackpool floods – says #CorkCity opposition group

Burying 350 metres or River Bride under culvert is not the best solution to #Blackpool floods – says #CorkCity opposition group

5 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Opposition continues to OPW plan to culvert one of the few remaining open-air tributaries of the River Lee, near Cork City In May 2019 Ireland declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Save Our Bride Otters are urging the OPW to “take this to heart, and to start treating […]

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