GOVERNMENT HANDOUT: Free Vitamin D from HSE for all citizens

GOVERNMENT HANDOUT: Free Vitamin D from HSE for all citizens

17 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The HSE should “consider” widespread dispensing of Vitamin D supplements to people free of charge, a Cork Fine Gael TD has said. Cork North Central Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael’s Health Spokesperson, said: “Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D. Sunlight is scarce in Ireland in the […]

ROADSIDE MEMORIALS: Families must apply for permission from Council

ROADSIDE MEMORIALS: Families must apply for permission from Council

15 January 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Authorities – which can be City Councils or County Councils are made up of people – and these people have sympathy with families erecting memorials to road victims. Generally speaking, in Ireland, before you built or erect something you need two things: 1) Permission from the landowner […]

Property prices in Cork remain unchanged for Q4 2020

Property prices in Cork remain unchanged for Q4 2020

5 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Property prices in Cork have remained unchanged during the quarter, according to the latest MyHome.ie Property Report in association with Davy. The report for Q4 2020 shows that the median asking price for a property in the county is still €250,000. This represents an increase of €5,000 compared […]

Who will be the overall 2020 Cork Person of the Year? #CPOTY2020 #CPOTY @Cork_POTY

Who will be the overall 2020 Cork Person of the Year? #CPOTY2020 #CPOTY @Cork_POTY

5 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The 2019 Cork Person of the Year, was cervical check screening campaigner Stephen Teape, but who will be the overall 2020 winner of the title? Every January there is a “gala luncheon” in the Rochestown Park Hotel (previously it took place in the Fota Hotel) where a veritable […]

Cork receives less Funding for Protected Structures than any other County

4 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The author of ‘The Buildings of Ireland: Cork City and County’ has said he is disappointed that Cork receives less Funding for Protected Structures than any other County. His impressive book was published in February 2020 (see our article here). The state of Ireland has 26 Counties, which […]

Arts Funding Opportunities announced for Cork County in 2021

Arts Funding Opportunities announced for Cork County in 2021

2 January 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council recently announced details of its 2021 funding for the Arts. Within its general call for proposals, there are four strands available including the Arts Grant Scheme, the Artists in Schools Scheme and Irish Language Arts, as well as Artists’ Funding Schemes, which are open to […]

NORTH CORK: Boherbue National School Extension Gets Planning Green Light

NORTH CORK: Boherbue National School Extension Gets Planning Green Light

1 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The pupils, parents and staff at Boherbue National Scholl have received “an early New Year present” from Cork County Council with the authority granting planning permission for an extension to its School. North Cork Fine Gael Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has welcomed confirmation from Cork County Council that […]

NORTH CORK NEWS: Builders appointed for Kanturk Relief Road

NORTH CORK NEWS: Builders appointed for Kanturk Relief Road

30 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork Based Construction Company McGinty & O’Shea Appointed North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea has this week welcomed confirmation by Cork County Council that Cork based construction company McGinty & O’Shea Ltd has been appointed to build the Relief Road for the North Cork town […]

Ireland’s economic future lies with EU, not GB – says Cork FF MEP

Ireland’s economic future lies with EU, not GB – says Cork FF MEP

27 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Time to invest in building new relationships with “the remaining EU26” “Now is the time to end the last vestiges of Ireland’s economic dependence on Great Britain and to expand our trade and economic relationships with the remaining 26 EU member states,” said Cork North Central based Fianna […]

FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Memories of a Real Cork Christmas

FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Memories of a Real Cork Christmas

24 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A collection of cherised Christmas memories and beloved traditions Cork County Older People’s Council has published an anthology of festive stories, Memories of a Real Cork Christmas, collating Christmas memories from older citizens across the county. This unique collection contains stories and history from the 1940s onwards. The […]