BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The extension was finished in August 2017, and it was expected that it would be opened for patients in early September Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised the delays in officially opening the new extension at Bandon Community Hospital with the Minister for Health, Simon […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

18 October 2017, Wednesday, 12 noon By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is Ireland’s largest County and also bore the brunt of Storm Ophelia on Monday. Cork County Council staff have been contining their immense efforts to restore infrastructure again this morning. Yesterday, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD joined Chief Executive […]

CORK BREXIT: British Irish Chamber of Commerce helps businesses in Cork to get ‘Brexit ready’

CORK BREXIT: British Irish Chamber of Commerce helps businesses in Cork to get ‘Brexit ready’

18 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Chamber’s Director-General to speak at Bank of Ireland Brexit Roadshow today at 8am As part of its efforts to help business in Cork to prepare for Brexit, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has today announced its participation in the Bank of Ireland Brexit Roadshow taking place today at […]

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

17 October 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed Budget 2018’s €17 million fund aimed at incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicles and the roll-out of the renewable heat incentive. “As a member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment I was delighted […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has received almost 600 calls in relation to fallen trees throughout Cork. Council crews were dispatched yesterday as soon as it was safe to do so and again this morning at first light. Over 300 Council staff, 60 tree surgeons, and 100 tractors/JCBs are […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK CITY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Hundreds of Cork city council crews and contractors are across the city this lunchtime clearing fallen trees and debris from the city following Storm Ophelia. The recovery operation is now focussing on removing trees and storm debris from secondary roads. Parks and green areas will then be […]

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 12.05pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Approximately 216,000 electricity customers remain without power today due to the impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia on the electricity network. Fallen trees on overhead lines are responsible for most of the damage to the network. At the height of the storm, 385,000 customers were without power but 170,000 […]