The Library may be closed, but eBooks, eMagazines, and eLearning still accessible

The Library may be closed, but eBooks, eMagazines, and eLearning still accessible

26 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Despite the closure of the library buildings, the good news is that a number of library services are still available via Cork County Council’s website. Whether it’s reading a book, keeping up to date with the news, taking the time to learn a language or doing a course […]

Minister Creed welcomes a statement on behalf of seven of the largest Fishing Organisations

Minister Creed welcomes a statement on behalf of seven of the largest Fishing Organisations

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has today welcomed a statement on behalf of seven of the largest Fishing Organisations from across the Country, outling the critical importance of maintaining the functioning of EU Fisheries at this time, guided by the advice of medical […]

BY-ORDER: Outdoor markets closed in County Cork

BY-ORDER: Outdoor markets closed in County Cork

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council wish to advise that, on foot of new measures announced by Government on Tuesday, 24th March with regard to COVID-19 restrictions, all markets across County Cork must be suspended with immediate effect and remain closed for the duration of the imposed restrictions Mayor of the […]

FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork-based Agriculture Minister stresses the sectors’ vital role in the continuity of food supply The North County Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today urged the European Commission to deploy the full range of supports available in order to ensure that the […]

LIFE BEYOND COVID-19: Grant scheme for 1920 commendations deadline extended

LIFE BEYOND COVID-19: Grant scheme for 1920 commendations deadline extended

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In light of Covid-19 and the impact it has had on normal community and organisational life, the decision has been taken to extend the deadline for the Commemorations and Creative Ireland Grant Schemes has been extended from 26th March 2020 to 23rd April 2020. Full details of the County […]

Messaging service could keep public up to date with COVID19 info – O’Sullivan

Messaging service could keep public up to date with COVID19 info – O’Sullivan

24 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the government and HSE to engage with mobile phone providers to establish an opt-in service to give people the most up to date information relating to COVID19. Deputy O’Sullivan expressed concern that people are not getting […]

Red tape on OAP driving licences relaxed #COVID-19

Red tape on OAP driving licences relaxed #COVID-19

21 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan says the right decision has been made as the Minister for Transport relaxed the requirement for over 70’s to have a medical certificate to accompany a driving licence renewal until July. He commented, “It is very welcome news that […]

Local Authorities must do the right thing for COVID-19 affected small businesses

Local Authorities must do the right thing for COVID-19 affected small businesses

20 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Small Firms Association (SFA) welcomes today’s announcement that the government has agreed with local authorities that they should agree to defer rates payments due from the most immediately impacted businesses – primarily in the retail, hospitality, leisure and childcare sectors, for three months, until end-May. Sven Spollen-Behrens […]

FINANCIAL HELP: for businesses in Cork City and County Cork – commercial rates deferred

FINANCIAL HELP: for businesses in Cork City and County Cork – commercial rates deferred

20 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Support for businesses impacted by COVID 19 through commercial rates deferral The Government has today greed with local authorities that they should agree to defer rates payments due from the most immediately impacted businesses – primarily in the retail, hospitality, leisure and childcare sectors, for three months, until […]

Fatal Road Traffic Collision (N20) Mallow, Co Cork

Fatal Road Traffic Collision (N20) Mallow, Co Cork

18 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardaí in Mallow are investigating a two-vehicle, fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N20 in the Ballydahin area of Mallow, Co. Cork this morning 18th March 2020 at approximately 9.30am. A car collided with a lorry which was travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of […]