IRISH FOOD IN UK: Clonakilty Pudding to be stocked in more Sainsbury’s Stores

IRISH FOOD IN UK: Clonakilty Pudding to be stocked in more Sainsbury’s Stores

15 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie It’s reported today in a trade publication that West Cork food producer Clonakilty Whitepudding and Clonakilty sausages will be rolled out to 100 more Sainsbury’s stores. Back in 2015 selected Sainsbury’s began to stock Blackpudding, then in 2018 Whitepudding along with Clonakilty sausages were added to shelves. Colette […]

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

13 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork TD Michael Creed today welcomed the recent introduction by his Department of a Calf Registration App (Calf-Reg) which is now available free of charge to all herd keepers that have an iOS or Android smartphone. The Minister stated that […]

FARMING: Early commencement of Organic Farming Scheme balancing payments

FARMING: Early commencement of Organic Farming Scheme balancing payments

10 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced the early commencement of the balancing payments on the Organic Farming Scheme. The balancing payments will see over €1m paid to 1,200 farmers. These payments are being made two weeks earlier than last year. The […]

Carrigaline News

Carrigaline News

5 May 2020 By Barry Cogan news@TheCork.ie GAA 72 Hour Run Playing members of Carrigaline GAA Club organised and ran a 72hour sponsored marathon in aid of Pieta House last weekend which has raised €28,020 at the time of going to press. As the annual Darkness into Light sponsored walk through the town of Carrigaline […]

FARMING: Seandún Macra continue to embrace the use of Virtual Technology for Another Week

FARMING: Seandún Macra continue to embrace the use of Virtual Technology for Another Week

27 April 2020 Aisling Walsh, PRO, Seandun Macra na Feirme news@TheCork.ie This week we continued to embrace the world of virtual technology to keep our members active. Obviously we weren’t able to hold events outside of our home but that didn’t stop us from communicating. Our PRO Aisling Walsh decided to host another digital Netflix […]

FARMING NEWS: Boherbue students compete in national calf-rearing competition

FARMING NEWS: Boherbue students compete in national calf-rearing competition

24 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Certified Irish Angus announce Cork school as one of five finalist groups chosen for popular schools competition The Irish beef brand ‘Certified Irish Angus’ have announced that students from Boherbue Comprehensive School, Co Cork are one of five school groups who have been chosen to rear five Irish […]

FARMING: How to access a Low Interest Loan Scheme during COVID19?

FARMING: How to access a Low Interest Loan Scheme during COVID19?

16 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Unacceptable that this vital sector is being excluded IFA President Tim Cullinan has called on the Government to introduce a specific low-interest loan Covid-19 Market Disruption Support Scheme for the farming sector as a matter of urgency. Primary agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture, with the exception of limited increased […]

Farmers suffering a SUBSTANTIAL LOSS in income due to COVID19 can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Farmers suffering a SUBSTANTIAL LOSS in income due to COVID19 can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

14 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair Caroline Farrell welcomed clarification from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection that a farmer who has incurred a substantial loss of income as a result of restrictions can qualify for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. “This means that full-time […]

FARMING: Seandún Macra na Feirme, Cork, further embrace the use of Virtual Technology

FARMING: Seandún Macra na Feirme, Cork, further embrace the use of Virtual Technology

13 April 2020 By Aisling Walsh, PRO news@TheCork.ie This week we continued to embrace the world of virtual technology to keep our members active. Obviously we weren’t able to hold events outside of our home but that didn’t stop us from communicating. Aisling Walsh (PRO) decided to host two more digital Netflix parties for members […]

VIDEO: Pesticides entering Cork freshwater

VIDEO: Pesticides entering Cork freshwater

8 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Pesticide detections continue in Cork this year – farmers and other users reminded to use best practice when spraying Great care must always be taken to protect drinking water supplies wherever pesticide use is considered necessary, particularly if using products for grassland weed control containing substances such as […]

FARMING: FBD offering Farm Relief Service (FRS) voucher of €500 #COVID19

FARMING: FBD offering Farm Relief Service (FRS) voucher of €500 #COVID19

8 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FBD supporting their farm customers through challenging times Everyone is currently living through the worrying experience of a global pandemic: COVID-19. FBD understands the importance of supporting our farm customers during this exceptional event. Essential every day farm activities must continue in what is one of the busiest periods […]

Another public consultation deadline extended

Another public consultation deadline extended

7 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister English extends public consultation on Draft National Marine Planning Framework In recognition of the fact that some individuals or organisations may have experienced challenges in completing National Marine Plan Framework (NMPF) submissions by deadline (April 9th) due to restrictions relating to the national response to the Covid-19 […]