NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed plans for an area-based approach to the expanded Cork City Council after 2019, but warned that these must be more than toothless local committees. The party expects there will be six local areas in the expanded city, including a city centre ward. Plans […]

HERITAGE: Cork County Council launches publication: 1916-2016 Commemorating the Centenary in the County of Cork

30 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 2016, a centenary year in the county of Cork, was a yearlong undertaking by Cork County Council and the people of County Cork, in commemorating the defining year of 1916, reflecting on the past one hundred years, and looking to the future of Ireland with pride. Over 500 […]

BASKETBALL: Disappointment for Ireland U18 Men as Cork’s Cian Heaphy ruled out of remainder of European Championships

BASKETBALL: Disappointment for Ireland U18 Men as Cork’s Cian Heaphy ruled out of remainder of European Championships

29 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Ireland Under 18 men’s team have been dealt another blow this afternoon as it was announced that BFG Neptune star, Cian Heaphy, has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. Heaphy, who was one of the stand-out players in Ireland’s opening game clash against Belgium […]

COST OF BUSINESS: Businesses and local organisations may close if insurance premiums continue to rise – Moynihan

COST OF BUSINESS: Businesses and local organisations may close if insurance premiums continue to rise – Moynihan

29 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that businesses and other local organisations are being pressed to their pin of their collar by rocketing insurance premiums and that unless the Government speeds up its proposed changes, many will go to the wall and close. Deputy Moynihan was […]

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

29 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Centenary Commemoration of 1916 was a tremendous success in the County of Cork, as it was across the entire nation. In response to the heightened sense of shared identity that was established in 2016, and in respect of the breadth of cultural activity and public engagement that […]

NORTH CORK: New water-main for village of Liscarroll

NORTH CORK: New water-main for village of Liscarroll

27 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The village of Liscarroll is to receive new water-mains in the coming months following confirmation by Irish Water to Local Independent Councillor John Paul O’Shea this week that they are to replace 3.7km of debilitating pipes around the village. The historic North Cork village of Liscarroll has suffered […]

ANOTHER BUILDING BOOM? 742 buildings now under construction in Cork

ANOTHER BUILDING BOOM? 742 buildings now under construction in Cork

26 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Residential construction has increased by 36% year-on-year, according to the latest edition of GeoView published today by GeoDirectory. A total of 5,966 buildings were classified as being under construction in the GeoDirectory database in June 2017, compared with the June 2016 figure of 4,375. Dublin continues to account […]

OPW MINISTER VISITS CORK: To inspect flood defence schemes in City, Bandon, Skibbereen

25 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief was in Cork today (25th July) to visit flood relief schemes and review progress on major flooding programmes in both Cork City and County, which will benefit from some €300 […]

BALLINCOLLIG: Permanent site for new Gaelscoil must be secured ASAP

BALLINCOLLIG: Permanent site for new Gaelscoil must be secured ASAP

25 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that it is imperative that a permanent location for the new primary school in Ballincollig be acquired as quickly as possible. “We must ensure that children do not stay in temporary accommodation for longer than is necessary,” stated Deputy […]

Ireland now has a ‘Social Farming Network’ and Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed launched it today in Leitrim

Ireland now has a ‘Social Farming Network’ and Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed launched it today in Leitrim

25 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister Creed announces additional support with funding of €350,000 at the launch of Ireland’s Social Farming Network – ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ Cork based Minister Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today launched Ireland’s Social Farming Network project in Co Leitrim. Speaking […]