FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practise of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the state, has issued guidance to veterinary registrants regarding COVID-19, following updated Government restrictions to curtail the spread of the virus, which came […]

Ireland’s media/news industry close to collapse due to decline of advertising revenue #COVID19

Ireland’s media/news industry close to collapse due to decline of advertising revenue #COVID19

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Independent Cork City Councillor Cllr. Ken O’ Flynn says that the government needs to engage with the media industry at local, regional and national level as it is at crisis point and many media companies may not survive this crisis unless something unique is done for it. “I am […]

All Civic amenity sites RE-OPEN in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites will reopen tomorrow. In a statement yesterday the Council had closed the sites, stating: “…Customers are requested to store recyclable materials at home until the movement restrictions are lifted and Cork County Council can return to a full service offering…” […]

Fire service appeal to landowners to CEASE AND DESIST controlled burning

Fire service appeal to landowners to CEASE AND DESIST controlled burning

30 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Since last Thursday 26th March, Bantry, Castletownbere, Schull, Skibbereen, Dunmanway, Midleton, Macroom, Mallow and Fermoy Fire Brigades have all attended various gorse / outdoor fires. Some of these calls required the attendance of multiple brigades. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 National Emergency, Cork County Fire Service wish […]

All Civic amenity sites have CLOSED in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

All Civic amenity sites have CLOSED in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If you’ve been keeping active during this COVID19 crisis then you may have been clearing out your attic, or decluttering your house! After all, this is the ‘rainy day’, but there has been some (temporary) bad news today… All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are temporarily […]

Fuel allowance should be extended during #COVID19 pandemic – O’Sullivan

Fuel allowance should be extended during #COVID19 pandemic – O’Sullivan

30 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to extend the fuel allowance for the duration of the COVID19 pandemic. Deputy O’Sullivan said it was important that older people were comfortable in their homes as they […]

€176,000 is average price of house in County Cork

€176,000 is average price of house in County Cork

30 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The price of the average three-bed semi in County Cork rose by 4.5% to €176,000 in the past year up the outbreak of Covid-19 according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Average house prices in Charleville were unchanged this quarter at €154,000, and time […]

Public participation period in the planning system extended

Public participation period in the planning system extended

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Government yesterday agreed at the request of Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, to make an order, which has the effect of extending public participation periods in the planning system for a period of three weeks. The Minister said: “We find ourselves in […]

ALL County Council Buildings now closed to public due to #COVID19, but essential services continue

29 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With the introduction of additional regulatory measures to minimise the spread of Covid 19 following the Government’s announcement, Cork County Council wishes to advise of further changes to its operations. Cork County Council will continue to provide essential services and deal with emergencies; however all Council buildings will […]

Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme is helping vulnerable citizens

Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme is helping vulnerable citizens

29 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme has been established to enable the coordination of a multi-agency response in the delivery of much needed services to vulnerable citizens across County Cork. Leading Ireland’s largest county, Cork County Council, through its programme, will ensure that the wide variety of […]