Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

15 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Facebook Small Business Grants are real Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher is urging local businesses in Cork city and county to apply for a new €4.7 grant scheme from Facebook aimed at supporting small and medium sizes enterprises respond to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic. Kelleher, […]

Cork County Council Shortlisted in 11 Categories for Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020

Cork County Council Shortlisted in 11 Categories for Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020

14 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has been shortlisted in 11 categories in the seventeenth annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020. The Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020 (ELG Awards), sponsored by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, are held to recognise and celebrate the outstanding […]

Damage to Ireland-Poland diplomatic relations, at a local level over LGBT rights

Damage to Ireland-Poland diplomatic relations, at a local level over LGBT rights

13 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Decision made locally by ‘Fermoy Twinning Committee’ to terminate a 2006 ‘town twinning’ between Fermoy (pop. 6,500), County Cork, Ireland and Nowa Dęba (pop 11,310), Tarnobrzeg County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland. However, final decision rests with elected County Councillors. This week the Cork East branch of one Irish political […]

NORTH CORK NEWS: Investment for Kanturk Town Park

NORTH CORK NEWS: Investment for Kanturk Town Park

12 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council successfully received a grant of €40,000 from the Department of Rural and Community Developments under the Second Round of Town and Village Renewal Scheme – Accelerated Measure in Response to Covid-19 for upgrade of footpaths in Kanturk Town Park. The focus of the funding is […]

Water off in parts of Cork City today

Water off in parts of Cork City today

12 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Irish Water improvement works in Farranferris and Lovers Walk areas may disrupt supply Irish Water wishes to advise customers in the Lower Killeens Road, Commons Road, Parklands Drive, Parklands Close, Geaneys Boreen, Hillview Drive, Parkwood Close, Oakville Drive, Park Grove, Park Lawn, Park View, Park Court, Beechwood Grove, […]

“Broadband Connection Points (BCPs)” to be created in five rural Cork locations

“Broadband Connection Points (BCPs)” to be created in five rural Cork locations

11 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 5 new Broadband connection points in Cork a key element of Government’s National Broadband Plan – Colm Burke TD The 5 new broadband connection points in Cork are a key element of the Government’s National Broadband Plan, a Fine Gael Deputy has said. Cork North Central TD, Colm […]

Funding for community groups in North County Cork

Funding for community groups in North County Cork

11 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie  The North Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) this week approved a tranche of funding to community and voluntary groups in North Cork through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme.  The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the guidance on Minister Heather Humphries, TD. The […]

FUNDING for Charleville, Cobh, Fermoy, Skibbereen, Youghal

FUNDING for Charleville, Cobh, Fermoy, Skibbereen, Youghal

9 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Library Branches to benefit are Charleville receiving €20,707, Cobh €16,135, Fermoy €15,000, Skibbereen €41,031, Youghal €10,000 and Library Information and Communication Technologies upgrades which will benefit from €8,210 support. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, recently announced funding of €3million to support […]

Kissing goodbye to the Blarney Stone? Ticket sales down 85% due to COVID19 travel downturn

Kissing goodbye to the Blarney Stone? Ticket sales down 85% due to COVID19 travel downturn

9 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Blarney Castle in Blarney Town, Cork, Ireland houses the Blarney Stone, but visitor numbers have fallen The owner of one of Ireland’s most successful tourist attractions has called for increased supports for the industry amid a collapse in visitor numbers. Sir Charles Colthurst, 10th Baronet whose family owns […]

MACROOM: Tender approved for new Fire Station

MACROOM: Tender approved for new Fire Station

7 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has today welcomed the announcement from his party colleague Minister Darragh O’Brien that the tender for the new Fire Station in Macroom of €1.337m has been accepted. Deputy Moynihan commented, “I am delighted that the tender has finally been approved. This […]

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