Housebound Cork Families Prepare for the ‘Single-Use Challenge’

Housebound Cork Families Prepare for the ‘Single-Use Challenge’

11 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City and County households will generate a combined 32,900 tonnes of single-use plastic packaging waste in 2020. Cork City residents generate 11,000 tonnes annually, with Cork County Generating 21,900. To put this in perspective, if this 32,900 tonnes of single-use plastic packaging waste were in the form […]

Charleville Schools join the community effort against COVID19

Charleville Schools join the community effort against COVID19

8 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Ian Doyle recently met with students of St. Mary’s Secondary School and staff of CBS in Charleville, both of whom have developed innovative initiatives to help protect their communities against Covid 19. Mayor Doyle visited St. Mary’s Secondary School in Charleville […]

Accounting technician apprentice scheme to create 20 Cork jobs

Accounting technician apprentice scheme to create 20 Cork jobs

8 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork students have been encouraged to apply for a national accounting technician apprenticeship programme available at Cork College of Commerce which will create 20 jobs in the area this year and 150 positions nationally. The accounting technician apprenticeship is a funded, work-based learning programme that sees apprentices earn […]

National Youth Climate Justice Fund worth almost €500,000

National Youth Climate Justice Fund worth almost €500,000

6 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard is reminding national youth organisations that the deadline for applications to the new Youth Climate Justice Fund is 15th May. Speaking about the funding, Senator Lombard said: “the objective of the Youth Climate Justice fund is to support youth-led action and innovation on Climate Justice […]

EDUCATION: Cork students reach final of National Environmental Awards – Mallow, Bishopstown, Macroom

EDUCATION: Cork students reach final of National Environmental Awards – Mallow, Bishopstown, Macroom

6 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ECO-UNESCO have announced that 18 youth projects from Cork have reached the final of this year’s Young Environmentalist Awards. Almost 500 applications were received, which is a record-breaking number despite the covid interruptions. ECO-UNESCO will be announcing the winner’s virtually on the 21st of May through YouTube live […]

Due to COVID19 Ireland’s 2020 College term may be delayed from September to November

Due to COVID19 Ireland’s 2020 College term may be delayed from September to November

5 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As things stand the 2020 Leaving Cert exams will take place from July 29th. Given that it will then take time for corrections, and CAO offers it seems that College/University commencement will move from September to November. Third level institutions have been considering how this will affect their […]

Business Insurers need to treat their customers fairly – says Senator

Business Insurers need to treat their customers fairly – says Senator

3 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has spoken out about the lack of cooperation from Irish Business Insurers, and the need for them to react appropriately to the circumstances by paying out business interruption claims and providing rebates for now redundant liability policies. Senator Lombard said: “The Covid pandemic has […]

STUDENT GRANTS: SUSI criteria should be reviewed during COVID-19 – says TD

STUDENT GRANTS: SUSI criteria should be reviewed during COVID-19 – says TD

27 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Student Universal Support Ireland is better known as SUSI, and is the agency which processes applications for students grants Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says the financial criteria used in the SUSI application process should be reviewed this year in light of the huge […]

Story writing competition: focuses on water

Story writing competition: focuses on water

27 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Stories from the Waterside Cork enjoys a rich heritage of storytelling. It’s a big part of our identity. Stories bring local places to life, allowing us to remember, cherish and to view in mind’s eye; our favourite places, be that lake, river or stream. The lakes, rivers, streams […]

Aldi makes donation to Cork school

Aldi makes donation to Cork school

24 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Our Lady of Good Council School has become the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, receiving a €500 grant from Aldi’s Westside Retail Park, Ballincollig store team earlier this year. Aldi’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and organisations that contribute vital work and […]