#WinterReady – Salt Bins available for Residents Associations and Community Groups

#WinterReady – Salt Bins available for Residents Associations and Community Groups

2 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of Cork County Council’s Winter Service Plan, a limited number of salt bins are being made available to Residents Associations and Community Groups on a shared funding basis. Under this initiative, the Council will make bins and salt available at a subsidised rate to aid Community […]

Online Writing Workshops

Online Writing Workshops

1 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Library & Arts Service is delivering a new series of free online writing workshops for Spring 2021, designed to support creative writing throughout the county. Six online courses begin in mid-February, catering to a variety of ages and styles including adults, teens, songwriters, crime-writers, fiction […]

Nominations invited for County Cork Mayor’s Community Awards 2021

Nominations invited for County Cork Mayor’s Community Awards 2021

30 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The closing date for submission of nominations is Wednesday, 10th February 2021 The annual Mayor’s Community Awards for Cork County will take place on Wednesday, March 24th and this year will move to an online celebration to mark the outstanding contributions made by individuals and community and voluntary […]

Cork County Council ‘Heads Up’ Pedestrian Safety Reminder

Cork County Council ‘Heads Up’ Pedestrian Safety Reminder

30 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ‘Heads Up’, a new pedestrian safety awareness campaign from Cork County Council, is promoting safe practices for road users across Cork County. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley said, “Tragically in the last year we have lost eight pedestrians on our roads here in […]

COVID: Widespread antigen testing across Cork and the wider Munster region @PadraigOSull

COVID: Widespread antigen testing across Cork and the wider Munster region @PadraigOSull

29 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie TD believes rapid antigen testing for airports at Cork, Shannon, Farranfore as well as the Port of Cork Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Pádraig O’Sullivan has called on the Government to introduce widespread COVID-19 antigen testing. Rapid antigen testing is a solution to onsite rapid screening […]

Salmon Anglers on Lower River Lee need ‘Brown Tags’ #FishingPaperwork @InlandFisherIE

Salmon Anglers on Lower River Lee need ‘Brown Tags’ #FishingPaperwork @InlandFisherIE

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Brown Tags Required Salmon anglers are advised that from 1st February 2021 to midnight of 30th September 2021, Brown Tag regulations will be in force on the Lower River Lee. 179 Brown Tags are available for the season. Due to Level 5 Covid-19 Guidelines, normal distribution through T.W […]

Cork TD calls for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible @padraigosull

Cork TD calls for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible @padraigosull

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Pádraig O’Sullivan has welcomed the first allocation of antigen tests while calling for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible. Rapid antigen testing is a solution to onsite rapid screening for SARS-CoV-2. It performs best in […]

How to run a festival ONLINE during COVID

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Festivals and event organisers throughout Cork County are set to benefit from Cork County Council’s dedicated ‘Virtual Festival’ training programme. The need for such a programme was identified from the Council’s engagement with Festival Organisers, with many forced to cancel their events last year and others organising virtual events […]

529 vacant homes brought back into use in Cork

529 vacant homes brought back into use in Cork

25 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie €56.4m spent to bring 3,607 vacant homes back into social housing stock across the country The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has greatly welcomed the fact that the 2020 Voids Stimulus Programme has exceeded targets with 2,565 social homes refurbished and brought back […]

Government approves €250,000 to improve Cork County Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure #Greenway #Walkway #Exercise

Government approves €250,000 to improve Cork County Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure #Greenway #Walkway #Exercise

24 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., recently announced almost €3.2 million in funding for 173 projects across Ireland under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. A total of €250,636.20 is ringfenced for County Cork of which €138,000 has been awarded to Cork County Council for a […]

Irish Water to begin work on new wastewater treatment plant in Coachford, Co. Cork

Irish Water to begin work on new wastewater treatment plant in Coachford, Co. Cork

24 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is constructing a new wastewater treatment plant and upgrading the sewer network in Coachford, Co. Cork. Works on this essential project are progressing in accordance with the current Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions and will begin next week. The […]

Aldi recruiting 120 staff in Cork

Aldi recruiting 120 staff in Cork

24 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Good news on the jobs front Aldi Ireland recently announced that it is seeking to recruit 120 new employees for its stores in County Cork. Opportunities available include 118 permanent positions. Aldi is recruiting more than 1,050 new store employees across the country throughout 2021, which include 700 […]