FISHING: Cork City & Co Cork dominate in new Angling catches report for 2017

FISHING: Cork City & Co Cork dominate in new Angling catches report for 2017

4 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork city and county feature prominently in a new Angling catches report for 2017. In Cork city, The Lough and Cork Harbour are highlighted in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017, which was published this week. The largest Carp recorded in Ireland last year was caught at […]

MITCHELSTOWN: Free Road Safety Event tomorrow

MITCHELSTOWN: Free Road Safety Event tomorrow

3 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council will host a Road Safety Event on Sunday, February 4th from 9.30am to 4pm in the car park of Mitchelstown Leisure Centre. This is a free event with everyone welcome to attend. The RSA Road shuttle and roll over simulator will be on site enabling […]

FARMING: Concern for sheep farmers as scanning shows reduced number of ewes in lamb

FARMING: Concern for sheep farmers as scanning shows reduced number of ewes in lamb

3 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that he is worried that the number of lambs born in 2018 will drop putting further financial pressure on farmers and potentially increasing prices for consumers. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after a large number of local sheep farmers contacted him […]

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork – and indeed all Irish – families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because […]

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

25 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There will be significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County who were affected by rate band changes in 2012, a Fine Gael Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke has said. The new Total Contributions Approach will calculate pensions based on all […]

POLITICS: FF proposals would stamp out drink driving but protect rural Ireland – Moynihan

POLITICS: FF proposals would stamp out drink driving but protect rural Ireland – Moynihan

23 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the Oireachtas must look at his party’s proposed Committee State Amendments to the Road Traffic Bill and should accept its recommendation to increase the number of penalty points awarded for drink driving rather than the proposed automatic disqualification. Deputy […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Minister must order an urgent audit of hospitals to identify ‘quick wins’ in terms of opening new beds – says FF Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Minister must order an urgent audit of hospitals to identify ‘quick wins’ in terms of opening new beds – says FF Kelleher

23 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central based Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher TD has said that while the announcement of 2600 additional beds is welcome, the ability of the HSE and the Department of Health to deliver beds in the short term will be the measure of Minister Harris’s commitment […]

NEW COUNCIL HOUSING NEAR CORK-KERRY BORDER: at Ballingeary

NEW COUNCIL HOUSING NEAR CORK-KERRY BORDER: at Ballingeary

22 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sod is turned at social housing development in Ballingeary Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley has turned the sod on a new development of social housing at Cuan Barra, Kilmore, Ballingeary between the approved housing body Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire Teo and Droumleigh Construction Limited. […]

Did you know there are 18 Consulates in Cork?

Did you know there are 18 Consulates in Cork?

21 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A capital city such as Dublin has many foreign Embassies. A secondary city such as Cork has many Consulates. A Consulate can be headed by: a Career Consul (A civil servant from the sending country) an Honorary Consul (A resident of the receiving country, who is usually involved […]

CORK PERSON OF THE YEAR 2017: is Bob Seward, founder of the Cork Academy of Music

CORK PERSON OF THE YEAR 2017: is Bob Seward, founder of the Cork Academy of Music

19 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bob Seward, founder of the Cork Academy of Music, has been named as ‘Cork Person of the Year’ 2017 for his ground-breaking work in music education on the northside of Cork City. The award ceremony was held in front of a packed attendance at the Rochestown Park Hotel, […]