GOOD NEWS: Famous gig venue ‘DeBarras’ goes online to entertain via Facebook live #COVID-19 #WestCork #Clonakilty

GOOD NEWS: Famous gig venue ‘DeBarras’ goes online to entertain via Facebook live #COVID-19 #WestCork #Clonakilty

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Famous venue in Clonakilty, West Cork has asked famous artists to perform online via its Facebook page Featuring John Spillane, Trad Sessions, Áine Tyrell, Eve Clague, and many more Live each night at https://www.facebook.com/DeBarrasClon/ Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, DeBarras live music venue in Clonakilty, West Cork, has […]

#COVID-19 – Government launches initiative to phone older people to check on wellbeing

#COVID-19 – Government launches initiative to phone older people to check on wellbeing

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister Ring urges participants on Seniors Alert Scheme to ensure their personal alarm is activated Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Thursday) announced a new befriending phone-call initiative to support participants of the Seniors Alert Scheme which is being funded by […]

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on UCC and all Irish Universities to implement a ‘No detriment policy’ in the context of the unprecedented disruption of the COVID 19. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said he supported a petition launched by UCC students, and that such a […]

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT: for Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT: for Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2 Needs You! Following the success of Cork County Councils ‘Colourful Heritage of County Cork’, a colouring book for all ages, a second volume is now in the works. In addition, The Council’s “Heritage of County Cork” series will this year […]

GOOD NEWS FOR NORTH CORK: Road Resurfacing Contract for Kanturk, Mallow, and Fermoy areas

GOOD NEWS FOR NORTH CORK: Road Resurfacing Contract for Kanturk, Mallow, and Fermoy areas

2 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Kanturk Mallow & Fermoy Municipal Districts Road Resurfacing Contract 2020 Cork County Council has recently sought tenders for the Kanturk/Mallow & Fermoy Municipal Districts Road Resurfacing Contract 2020. The contract includes 24 sites throughout the North Cork region. It also provides for 12km of road improvement works in […]

Minster Creed announces new COVID-19 telephone helpline for farmers

Minster Creed announces new COVID-19 telephone helpline for farmers

1 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork-based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today confirmed the opening of a new telephone helpline to assist farmers with their queries in relation to current COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Minister commented “my Department is fully engaged with the whole of Government […]

FARMING: Cork food producers can enter “Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards”

FARMING: Cork food producers can enter “Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards”

1 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With 46 winners from Cork announced at the awards in 2019 – the upcoming 2020 awards year will certainly be of interest to Cork food producers Despite the current shutdown of life, in general, it is great to see that the Blas na hÉireann 2020 entries are now […]

COVID-19 checkpoint finds €70,000 of Suspected Heroin

1 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Gardaí have charged a man and seized €70,000 of suspected heroin during a COVID-19 checkpoint on the M8 motorway in Fermoy on March 31, 2020. Shortly after midnight, Gardaí from the Fermoy District stopped a car while conducting a COVID-19 checkpoint on the M8 at Gortore. The passenger […]

FARMING: Cork based Agri Minister announced ‘flexibilities’ to help with COVID-19 caused situations

FARMING: Cork based Agri Minister announced ‘flexibilities’ to help with COVID-19 caused situations

1 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today confirmed a number of flexibilities to schemes run by his Department in response to COVID-19 issues. These flexibilities are being introduced to make it easier for farmers and their agents to continue to participate in these […]

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