STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has received almost 600 calls in relation to fallen trees throughout Cork. Council crews were dispatched yesterday as soon as it was safe to do so and again this morning at first light. Over 300 Council staff, 60 tree surgeons, and 100 tractors/JCBs are […]

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 12.05pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Approximately 216,000 electricity customers remain without power today due to the impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia on the electricity network. Fallen trees on overhead lines are responsible for most of the damage to the network. At the height of the storm, 385,000 customers were without power but 170,000 […]

NEW ROADS: CIF warmly welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s commitment to infrastructural projects in Munster

NEW ROADS: CIF warmly welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s commitment to infrastructural projects in Munster

16 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The confirmation by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that funding will be provided for advanced planning and design of the M20 Cork / Limerick Motorway is warmly greeted by all involved in the construction industry in the Munster Region. “CIF, along with all other business groups, have been campaigning […]

DRIVING TESTS CANCELLED: in Cork due to RED ‘Ex-Hurricane Ophelia’ weather warning

DRIVING TESTS CANCELLED: in Cork due to RED ‘Ex-Hurricane Ophelia’ weather warning

15 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The RSA is advising driving test candidates in counties affected by a RED weather warning and who are scheduled to take their driving test tomorrow Monday 16 October, not to turn up for their driving test. Met Eireann has RED wind weather warnings in place for counties Wexford, […]

FOOD BUSINESS: €8.8 million for National Food Innovation Hub in Cork

FOOD BUSINESS: €8.8 million for National Food Innovation Hub in Cork

14 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed plans for an €8.8 million National Food Innovation Hub to be located at Teagasc’s Moorepark facility outside Fermoy. Speaking about the launch Senator Lombard said: “This National Food Innovation Hub is a critical and timely investment in our agri-food sector due to […]

NORTH CORK: Liquidation of Charleville Credit Union a sad day for community – Moynihan 

NORTH CORK: Liquidation of Charleville Credit Union a sad day for community – Moynihan 

13 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that he is dismayed at the decision to put Charleville Credit Union into liquidation. The local TD added that “Nearly 13,000 people from North Cork are members of this credit union, and today, they are very concerned […]

BUDGET: Cork Doctor welcomes budget sunbed tax increase – designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban

BUDGET: Cork Doctor welcomes budget sunbed tax increase – designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban

12 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban – that is the approach of the Irish Government to a variety of social ills – Cigarettes, alcohol and now… sunbeds! Cork City Councillor John Sheehan (Fianna Fail), who is also a practising GP has welcomed the VAT increase […]

MALLOW: Damage to defibrillator illustrates need for legislation to be enacted – says Doctor Senator

11 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Damage to the defibrillator casing in Mallow, Co. Cork illustrates the need for legislation to be enacted immediately to address this issue. The Life Saving Equipment Bill 2017 has been published by Fianna Fáil Senator Dr Keith Swanick (based in Co Mayo) which could jail and or impose […]