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13 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie In a collective effort to address and mitigate the impact of food waste within the tourism sector, Visit Cork, in collaboration with Cork County Council and Cork City Council, proudly announces the launch of the “Waste Not, Want Not” conference. The conference responds to the alarming statistic that... Read More
11 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy was this weekpresented with the 2024 Lord Mayoral car, a fully electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD, by Padraig Duane, Fleet Business Manager of Henry Ford & Son Ltd. This is the third year that an electric vehicle is... Read More
3 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Both Cork City and Cork County Council’s are accepting Christmas trees, at no charge. Cork City The City Council will provide facilities for the acceptance of Christmas trees for recycling from householders in Cork City. Christmas trees may be deposited free of charge at any of the sites... Read More
28 December 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “If the European Parliament has its way, consumers will be entitled to have more products and devices repaired, rather than being forced to buy newer expensive replacement models, pending negotiations on EU rules on the ‘right to repair’ in 2024”, said Seán Kelly MEP. “In addition, manufacturers will... Read More
28 December 2023 By Bryan McCarthy bryan@TheCork.ie Hometree site will showcase how trees can be integrated into existing farms A not-for-profit organisation working to establish and conserve permanent native woodland in Ireland has secured its first site in County Cork. Hometree has purchased an eight-acre site near Donoughmore thanks to support from a local donor.... Read More
9 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Did you know around 40,000 new cars pass through RIngaskiddy each year? but storing them takes much land The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) is exploring a significant strategic partnership opportunity with two key customers – Euromed Ireland Logistics Ltd. (EIL) and National Vehicle Distribution (NVD), to develop... Read More
7 December 2023 By David Lynch david@TheCork.ie Tesco set to increase its annual spend to €17m. Tesco Ireland, and Cork-based cheese company Bandon Vale, have together announced a major extension to their partnership, which will see the value of the contract grow from €12m to €17m. The ambitious plan will see Tesco significantly expand its... Read More
6 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Celtic Interconnector project will create an electrical interconnection between Ireland and France to allow the exchange of electricity between the two countries. The connection will link the existing electricity substation located in Knockraha (in east Cork) to the substation in La Martyre (Finistère, France). Councillors of the... Read More
6 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The main City Centre Park is being renewed to an architectural design with less grass Bishop Lucey Park has closed to the public from today. It’s to facilitate enabling works ahead of the main redevelopment of the Park, commencing early 2024. The regeneration of the Grand Parade Quarter... Read More
6 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie TFI Local Link Waterford is enhancing bus services from Fermoy to Dungarvan, from Monday the 11th of December. This enhancement is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part... Read More
24 November 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Frank O’Flynn has welcomed Cork County Council’s latest addition to its machinery fleet, six state-of-the-art salt spreaders. Each valued at over €220,000, the new machines are set to bolster the Council’s Road maintenance during adverse weather conditions. Four of the... Read More
13 November 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly MEP attends official launch of project supported by Enterprise Ireland Cork HQ’d Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), today announced the commencement of its transition to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). SAF is an innovative plant-based fuel and can reduce carbon emissions by more than 90%. Through the... Read More