BUSINESS: Hospitality and drinks businesses employ 19,542 people in Cork

BUSINESS: Hospitality and drinks businesses employ 19,542 people in Cork

27 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Hospitality and drinks businesses, including pubs, hotels, off-licences, restaurants, wholesalers and producers, employ 19,542 people in Cork, generating €784 million in revenue for the local tourism economy. These businesses also purchase €21.8 million in agricultural outputs and pay out €434.7 million in wages each year. The figures are […]

COMMUNITY FUNDING: €65,000 in CLAR funding for Cork

COMMUNITY FUNDING: €65,000 in CLAR funding for Cork

26 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the funding allocated to Cork Emergency Response organisations under the latest round of the CLÁR programme. “I am delighted to see the allocation of over €65,000 in funding for local first response organisations here in Cork. It will enable […]

HEALTH: First NATIONAL survey of patient experience goes live in five Cork hospitals

HEALTH: First NATIONAL survey of patient experience goes live in five Cork hospitals

26 May 2017 David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie   Five public hospitals in Cork are participating in the National Patient Experience Survey, a new nationwide survey asking patients for their views on hospital care. These hospitals include Mercy University Hospital, Bantry General Hospital, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Mallow General Hospital, and Cork University Hospital. With an estimated […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Cork County Mayor’s Midsummer Charity Ball 2017 – tickets available from Cork County Council

ENTERTAINMENT: Cork County Mayor’s Midsummer Charity Ball 2017 – tickets available from Cork County Council

25 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie What: Cork County Mayor’s Midsummer Charity Ball 2017 When: 10 June at 7pm Where: Ground Floor, Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork This year’s Cork County Mayor’s Midsummer Charity Ball will raise funds for Down Syndrome Cork (Field of Dreams), Rebel Wheelers, Cork Association for Autism, Irish Guide Dogs, Down Syndrome Centre Cork, […]

DRUG DRIVING: Gardai need to be given more training – says Cork TD

DRUG DRIVING: Gardai need to be given more training – says Cork TD

25 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Tánaiste failing to provide training and resources to deliver roadside drug testing – Aindrias Moynihan TD (Fianna Fail) Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fail) has said that he concerned about the level of resources and training being provided to members of An Garda Síochána to implement […]

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

25 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that the paltry €1 million allocation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to engage in preliminary works on the promised M20 motorway project is an insult to the people of Cork and Limerick. “Sanctioning €1million is an attempt by Minister […]

COMMUNITY: Cork Foundation to run Diaspora Training to promote global Cork connections – in conjunction with Cork County Council

COMMUNITY: Cork Foundation to run Diaspora Training to promote global Cork connections – in conjunction with Cork County Council

25 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork Foundation will run a Diaspora Training Course at the end of June. The foundation wishes to invite all communities across Cork City and County to attend the event. The aim is to get communities active and engaged with their diaspora. The training will highlight opportunities in Community […]

SPORT: Climb the Galtee mountains and raise money for The Mercy Hospital Foundation

SPORT: Climb the Galtee mountains and raise money for The Mercy Hospital Foundation

25 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie What: ‘Climb to Remember’ Why: To remember loved ones and support The Mercy Hospital Foundation When: Sunday, June 11th Where: The Galtee Mountains The annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ takes place on Sunday, June 11th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Three weeks until ‘Street Feast’ – 76 events in Cork including Cobh, Bishopstown, Skibbereen, Leap & City Centre

ENTERTAINMENT: Three weeks until ‘Street Feast’ – 76 events in Cork including Cobh, Bishopstown, Skibbereen, Leap & City Centre

24 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The organisers of ‘Street Feast’ have confirmed that over 1000 Street Feast parties around the country have been registered to date, including 76 taking place in Cork. The 8th Annual Street Feast Day will take place on Sunday, 11th June 2017 In Cork this year, Street Feast parties are taking place throughout the […]

MEGA WHATS?: Planning Permission granted for two 5MW SOLAR FARMS at Beal na Bláth and Ballinvarrig in Co Cork

MEGA WHATS?: Planning Permission granted for two 5MW SOLAR FARMS at Beal na Bláth and Ballinvarrig in Co Cork

23 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Potential to provide the equivalent of 15,000 three-bedroom homes with clean renewable solar energy Total investment in ten solar facilities that have been granted planning permission equates to €70 million Cork County Council has granted planning approval for two new 5MW solar farms at Beal na Bláth (which incidentally, is […]

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