North Main Street re-generation? Developer proposes €25m 280-bed student accomodation and 2-retail units

North Main Street re-generation? Developer proposes €25m 280-bed student accomodation and 2-retail units

14 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie To those outside of Cork the name “North Main Street” may suggest that the street in question is the Northern half of the Main Street. But, alas, in Cork City the Main thoroughfare is actually the nearby Patrick’s Street. Yet, in the earlier years of the City North […]

What’s happening with the COVID-19 unemployment payment? asks @padraigosul

What’s happening with the COVID-19 unemployment payment? asks @padraigosul

14 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth byyan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan is calling on the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection to outline a timeline for the payment of arrears for the COVID-19 pandemic unemployment payment. Deputy O’Sullivan says he has been contacted by a number of people who […]

COVID-19 presents opportunities for Mallow General Hospital

COVID-19 presents opportunities for Mallow General Hospital

14 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says the COVID-19 crisis has emphasised the importance of Mallow General Hospital to communities across north Cork and south Limerick and he wants to see the future of the hospital secured. Deputy Moynihan explained, “Mallow General is an excellent […]

Cork County Council outlines 5 year plan

Cork County Council outlines 5 year plan

6 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-2024 was recently passed by Councillors. The 95 page document outlines the vision of the Council for a 5 year period. It outlines the core values, vision and aspirations of Cork County Council as well as defining the Council’s significant role in directing […]

COVID19: inter-agency statement from an Gardai, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, and HSE

COVID19: inter-agency statement from an Gardai, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, and HSE

28 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There’s no bank holiday from Covid-19 The bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Cork have warned. Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Cork County Council joined together this week for a photo demonstrating […]

DID YOU KNOW? There is a place called ‘Kinsale’ and ‘Cork Hill’ in Montserrat, West Indies, Caribbean

DID YOU KNOW? There is a place called ‘Kinsale’ and ‘Cork Hill’ in Montserrat, West Indies, Caribbean

25 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie It’s more than 6,500km from Cork but some residents have Cork surnames, and Cork accents. There is a ‘Kinsale’, and a ‘Cork Hill’. It’s called Montserrat and is an Island in the West Indies, Caribbean This is the story of the island of Montserrat. It is a British […]

POLITICS: Workers to protest outside Debenhams

POLITICS: Workers to protest outside Debenhams

21 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry and Ruth Coppinger of the Solidarity political party have both given their full backing to protest actions taking place today (Tuesday) by Debenhams workers. Workers at seven stores in Cork, Dublin, and Waterford will hold simultaneous protests at 11 am while workers […]

Fake Gardai caught after robbery

Fake Gardai caught after robbery

18 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Two males arrested for five burglary offences in Cork City, Friday 17th April 2020 Gardaí have arrested two males following a number of burglaries in Cork City, in the early hours of Friday 17th April 2020. A total of five residential properties were burgled between 00:30 and 05:00 […]

IN NON-COVID NEWS… Senator encourages early applications for School Transport Scheme

IN NON-COVID NEWS… Senator encourages early applications for School Transport Scheme

12 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has been in discussions with the Department of Education for a number of years about the need to restructure the entire school transport scheme, from the geographical mapping of the “closest school” policy to the application dates. Senator Lombard said: […]

County Council delivering books to housebound library members

County Council delivering books to housebound library members

11 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Library Service has begun delivering books directly to the doorsteps of some of it’s vulnerable members who are isolating during COVID-19. From Kilworth to Kilcrohane and everywhere in between, those who ordinarily enjoy regular visits to their local library can still count on having something […]

JOB ALERT: Sales Manager – Glandore Serviced Offices, Cork

JOB ALERT: Sales Manager – Glandore Serviced Offices, Cork

7 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In some good news, despite the current COVID19 crisis, a firm which provides shared office space in Cork is advertising for a Sales Manager. Job Advertisement About Glandore Glandore is Ireland’s longest serving and leading provider of serviced offices and coworking spaces and has a mission is to […]

#COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme not working for the low paid – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

#COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme not working for the low paid – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has highlighted significant failings with the wage subsidy scheme, which has meant that low paid workers are being penalised under the government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme. Speaking today Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “Sinn Féin argued for, and supported the […]