Freezing weather is over, but aftermath is low supplies of drinking water #StormEmma #BigFreeze2018

Freezing weather is over, but aftermath is low supplies of drinking water #StormEmma #BigFreeze2018

3 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is advising customers in Cork that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, some water treatment plants in the county are struggling to keep up with supply demands. The agency did not list areas, instead it said “All customers are being asked to conserve […]

#StormEmma – Irish Defence Forces & Civil Defence assist authorities in Cork and nationwide

#StormEmma – Irish Defence Forces & Civil Defence assist authorities in Cork and nationwide

2 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. provides an update on the activities of the Defence Forces and Civil Defence. In the past 48 hours, including overnight, the Defence Forces have deployed 290 Army personnel and 117 vehicles in a range of tasks to support the primary […]

Minister Creed concludes Canadian leg of North American itinerary

Minister Creed concludes Canadian leg of North American itinerary

2 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD (Cork North West Constituency), yesterday concluded the two day Canadian leg of his North American itinerary in Toronto. On Wednesday the Minister visited Ottawa for a series of high level political meetings in Canada’s administrative capital. Amongst […]

Cork County Council Red Weather #StormEmma update 11am

Cork County Council Red Weather #StormEmma update 11am

2 March 2018, 11am By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A Status Red Snow Ice Weather warning remains in place across Munster with heavy snowfalls overnight continuing in places. Cork County Councils 24 hour emergency line on 021 480 0048 remains in operation. However due to severe weather conditions and resulting large volume of calls it may […]

Cork University Hospital, South Infirmary, Bantry General Hospital, Mallow General Hospital – CANCEL appointments for Thursday and Friday – due to Snow

Cork University Hospital, South Infirmary, Bantry General Hospital, Mallow General Hospital – CANCEL appointments for Thursday and Friday – due to Snow

28 February 2018, Wendesday, 7.45pm By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie South / South West Hospital Group can confirm that in order to minimise unnecessary travel risks for patients, all elective and outpatient appointments have been cancelled for Thursday, 1st March, and Friday, 2nd March 2018 in Cork University Hospital; along with The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital; […]

Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

27 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Fine Gael Party is delighted to announce that Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has joined the Party in Cork. Cllr. O’Shea has been an elected representative on Cork County Council since May 2009. He was subsequently re-elected to the local authority in May 2014 representing the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District. Speaking after the announcement Cllr. […]

Access Officers need to be more… accessible!

Access Officers need to be more… accessible!

26 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Access Officers need to be more… accessible! A Cork Fine Gael Senator has said there needs to be clarity from Local Authorities in relation to the role and responsibilities of their Access Officers. Senator Colm Burke said: “The Access Officer should take up a more proactive role in […]

Increased funding will help tackle illegal dumping in Cork

Increased funding will help tackle illegal dumping in Cork

21 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over €40,000 has been allocated to 23 projects in Cork County to tackle the scourge of illegal dumping following work by Cork-based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard. Senator Lombard said: “Illegal dumping is a massive blight on our communities. It shows a complete lack of respect for other […]

ARTS: Cork author Danny Denton is Cork County Library’s new Writer in Residence

ARTS: Cork author Danny Denton is Cork County Library’s new Writer in Residence

20 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork author Danny Denton has been appointed Cork County Library’s new Writer in Residence. His debut novel, The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow, has recently been published by Granta to considerable acclaim, grabbing the attention and praise of critics at home and abroad. It has been […]

GAA: Buttevant victory at Paidi O Se Tournament

GAA: Buttevant victory at Paidi O Se Tournament

19 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Buttevant beat Lyre of Banteer 0-8 to 1-3 in an all Cork Junior Men’s final at the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival which took place last weekend  in the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry. Lyre overcame Éire Óg of London and Team Germany to […]