COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that difficulties with broadband speeds and access during the Covid-19 outbreak emphasise the obvious and urgent need for greater broadband connectivity in rural Ireland. Senator Lombard said: “Whether it be for work, study, or recreation, many people have been experiencing difficulties […]

Cork punter converts €3.50 into €5,250 by betting on EuroMillions with bookies

Cork punter converts €3.50 into €5,250 by betting on EuroMillions with bookies

23 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Three magic numbers turned a modest stake into a very healthy profit for a Cork customer this weekend when their lucky EuroMillions numbers were revealed during Friday’s draw. The anonymous punter put their faith in three numbers staking just €3.50 via their online BoyleSports account for Friday evening’s […]

ARTS PROJECT: ‘Lockdown Soundz’ in Cork City

ARTS PROJECT: ‘Lockdown Soundz’ in Cork City

21 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality performance music education in their local areas. Music Generation is co-funded by U2, among others! Tying in with the ethos of the Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates the […]

Fota Wildlife Park re-opens today, but visitor numbers limited to allow #SocialDistancing

Fota Wildlife Park re-opens today, but visitor numbers limited to allow #SocialDistancing

20 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fota Wildlife Park reopens today, but visitor numbers will be limited due to try and ensure social distancing The park closed almost 2 months ago on the 24 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Fota Wildlife Park, is run by a charity which aims to promote conservation. […]

Tables and chairs would bring Café culture, but clarity needed on licence fees payable to City Council

Tables and chairs would bring Café culture, but clarity needed on licence fees payable to City Council

19 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Earlier this month we wrote how Ireland could develop a thriving Café culture this Summer – with tables and chairs on footpaths and streets. Being outdoors makes social distancing easier, and many Cafés will be struggling to survive due to 2 months of lost revenue, followed by diminished […]

Carrigaline News

Carrigaline News

19 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New Shop Optician Nicola Bohan who has been in business in Forge House, Main Street, Carrigaline for the past 15 years has moved across the street to a new premises. She has acquired Leahy’s Furniture Store and dwelling house, gutted the interior completely and reconstructed the building with […]

EAST CORK: Fota Arboretum and Gardens reopen to public today as #COVID19 restrictions ease

EAST CORK: Fota Arboretum and Gardens reopen to public today as #COVID19 restrictions ease

18 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie OPW announces gradual reopening strategy for Tourism heritage sites The OPW today announced its strategy to respond to the Government roadmap last week and set out the details of some of the sites in their care that will begin reopening to the public during the first phase after […]

#5kmFromHome exercise limit remains in place, even as some shops re-open in Phase 1 of Ireland’s re-opening roadmap

#5kmFromHome exercise limit remains in place, even as some shops re-open in Phase 1 of Ireland’s re-opening roadmap

18 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Today marks the first of the five-phase reopening of the economy after the student COVID-19 lockdown in March. Shops which are primarily outdoor – such as garden centres – can reopen today, once social distancing measures can be put in place. Here is a list of what can […]

VIDEO: Virtual panoramic flyover of Cork City

VIDEO: Virtual panoramic flyover of Cork City

16 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Back in 2017 a YouTube video of a virtual flyover of Cork City (with traffic and people!) went viral online. It was the creation of Antionio Bernal. The Cork resident – Originally from Southern Spain – painstakingly recreated Leeside in a city-building simulator Cities called Skylines. This week, […]

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