BALLINCOLLIG: writers group host Coffee morning for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

BALLINCOLLIG: writers group host Coffee morning for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

14 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Ballincollig Writing Group called ‘Litwrits’ are in the initial stages of releasing their second book in early November. The book will be called ‘Further Tales from the White Horse’ and proceeds from the sale will go to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. There will be a coffee morning in […]

HOMELESS CRISIS: Cork business leaders to sleep outdoors in Historic Cork Gaol to fundraise

HOMELESS CRISIS: Cork business leaders to sleep outdoors in Historic Cork Gaol to fundraise

13 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Focus Ireland is calling on business leaders and influencers to sign up for its annual “Shine A Light Night” sleep out to raise €500,000 in vital funds for its life-line services to tackle homelessness. This is the sixth year of the event that sees the business community swap […]

MERCY HOSPITAL: October Fundraiser

MERCY HOSPITAL: October Fundraiser

13 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Holding out for a hero: Become a Mercy Hero on Friday, October 13th and help patients at The Mercy University Hospital On Friday, October 13th, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join companies, schools, and individuals from all over Cork and become Mercy Heroes in […]

CORK: Technology Club re-opens for people living with blindness or low-vision

CORK: Technology Club re-opens for people living with blindness or low-vision

8 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Technology can offer an opportunity to improve the quality of people’s lives through facilitating or assisting communications with others. The Exchange Club meets every Saturday in Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City between 11am and 12.30pm to share knowledge of assistive equipment and technology including mobile phones […]

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund announces funding of €50,000 to Cork charities

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund announces funding of €50,000 to Cork charities

8 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ESB has awarded funding of €50,000 to four Cork-based charities to mark the summer round of its Energy for Generations fund. The Next Step (recipients of €6,000 in funding), Love and Care for People (€7,470), Baile an Aoire (€16,000) and Field of Dreams (€21,000) attended a special event […]

HOUSING CRISIS: requires policy and delivery – says Cork Sinn Fein TD

HOUSING CRISIS: requires policy and delivery – says Cork Sinn Fein TD

6 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD and Justice Spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (Cork South Central) has said that the deaths of three homeless people, including a woman in Cork, was “an indictment of the State and of the Housing policies of successive Governments”. “This week, three people who were homeless have […]

FARMING: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding of €367,000 for Social Farming projects

FARMING: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding of €367,000 for Social Farming projects

6 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Following a competitive public procurement procedure under the 2017 Rural Innovation and Development Fund, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced the three successful projects that will receive funding totalling €367,000, to promote and develop social farming projects in rural areas. Minister […]

SCIENCE: Plant biotechnology congress to attract over 1,000 scientists to Ireland in 2018

SCIENCE: Plant biotechnology congress to attract over 1,000 scientists to Ireland in 2018

4 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress 2018 (IAPB 2018) was officially launched at an event in University College Cork today. The President of the IAPB is Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich who is based in UCC. The congress will take place at the Dublin Convention Centre from 19th […]

HOSPICE: Marymount asks Cork people to hold Coffee mornings to fundraise

HOSPICE: Marymount asks Cork people to hold Coffee mornings to fundraise

30 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Marymount is calling on the people of Cork to support Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s Celebrates by holding their own coffee morning on 14th September to raise vital funds for Marymount’s services. Representatives of Marymount met some of the campaign ambassadors recently to launch […]