Cork products could be in line for special EU Protection

Cork products could be in line for special EU Protection

18 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Deirdre Clune has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to explore the possibility of extending the European geographical scheme to nonagricultural products. Traditional Irish products from Cork Crystal to Clones Lace to hurleys have all been identified in an EU report as products that could […]

Give Blood today in #Cork

Give Blood today in #Cork

14 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Giving blood then takes only around 8 to 15 minutes. The total volume of blood taken is 470ml, which is less than a pint. After making a donation* (*in Ireland givers are not paid) you will then be advised to rest for a short period before going to […]

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

11 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Often silent and symptomless, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) warned that half a million adults in Ireland don’t know they have high blood pressure and run the risk of a life threatening event such as heart attack or stroke unless they get it checked. The warning came as […]

Portmanteau overload in Cork as ‘Toughathlon’ announced

Portmanteau overload in Cork as ‘Toughathlon’ announced

9 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This September come hail, rain, snow or even sun, thousands of people – of all age and fitness level – will be pushed to the limit as they compete in one of Ireland’s leading obstacle course, Toughathlon. The obstacle course, which takes place in the Showgrounds, Curraheen on […]

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

8 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie They used to be called sewerage works, but now they are “wastewater treatment plants”, but regardless of the changing terms today is a good day for Cork Harbour. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, this morning turned the sod to mark the start […]

What is Dementia? There’s a free workshop about it next week in #Cork

8 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Next week, Wednesday, 16th September, Home Instead Senior Care will host a complimentary workshop for family carers in Cork. The purpose of the workshop is to support family carers in taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home. The workshop takes place between 10.30am-12.30pm at […]

400 people run, swim, and cycle in Farran Woods in Musgrave Triathlon

400 people run, swim, and cycle in Farran Woods in Musgrave Triathlon

30 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Musgrave Triathlon took place in Farran Woods, Cork yesterday with 400 participants taking the plunge in this year’s charity triathlon challenge. The Musgrave Triathlon, which is now in its fourteenth year, has raised over €3.7 million for Irish charities to date. The fundraising target for the 2015 […]

Cork Cllr unhappy with Irish Water payment reminder texts

Cork Cllr unhappy with Irish Water payment reminder texts

25 August 2015 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City Cllr Mick Barry this morning said that feedback on the ground indicates a “real possibility” that boycott levels on the 2nd round of Irish Water bills can exceed the 57% level of non-payment on the first bills. His comments came as huge numbers […]

Boycott of water charges will continue – says Cork City Cllr

Boycott of water charges will continue – says Cork City Cllr

20 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that reports of two planned new changes to Government water charges policy are yet another sign that the Government are “all over the place” on the issue and that a determined boycott can beat them. The Irish Times reports […]

Youghal to get €12.5m Wastewater Treatment Plant

Youghal to get €12.5m Wastewater Treatment Plant

19 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and waste water services throughout Ireland, has signed a contract with EPS and Sorensen Civil Engineering Joint Venture for the construction of a new €12.5 million wastewater treatment plant in Youghal, Co. Cork, as part of […]

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