Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

25 June 2020, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cllr. Ian Doyle (FF), Mayor of the County of Cork made a courtesy visit to Bishops Fintan Gavin, Bishop of the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Bishop Willian Crean, Bishop of Cloyne Diocese. Cork is such a large County there are two separate Catholic dioceses. This […]

4 CAMERA ANGLES: Cork Cathedral continues livesteams as COVID19 restrictions ease

4 CAMERA ANGLES: Cork Cathedral continues livesteams as COVID19 restrictions ease

25 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ScreenshotAs soon as the ‘lockdown’ due to the Covid-19 pandemic came into effect on 18th March St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, like so many cathedrals and churches across Ireland, moved very quickly to provide worship and concerts online. At first this was done using technology immediately to hand – […]

100 years ago Queenstown was renamed to Cobh (Town was the last port of call of the Titanic)

100 years ago Queenstown was renamed to Cobh (Town was the last port of call of the Titanic)

25 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of their Commemorations Programme, Cork County Council have provided support to the Cobh 1916 Centenary Committee for their plans to celebrate a very significant anniversary for the harbour town; name change from Queenstown to Cobh on July 2nd, 1920. Although the proposed re-enactment to mark this […]

Carrigaline Court Hotel re-opens after COVID19

Carrigaline Court Hotel re-opens after COVID19

25 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline Court Hotel has announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on Monday 29th June in line with Government recommendations. From Monday 29th June, the Hotel will open for accommodation stays, and are delighted to be opening Collins Bar and the Bistro Restaurant. Both […]

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The […]

How Remote Learning Is Affecting Students’ Mental Health

How Remote Learning Is Affecting Students’ Mental Health

25 June 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic remains quite uncertain, many educational institutions around the world are considering continuing with their online education initiatives for the remainder of 2020. The lockdown was good for physical health for sure, but as it continued it began to affect mental health, […]

COVID19: Gurranabraher youth workers doing trojan work during COVID19

24 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Youth workers continue to play a huge role in Cork City Community Response Forum and the staff of Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC), based out of “The Hut” in Gurranabraher, have been working hard throughout the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that local young people’s wellbeing isn’t adversely affected […]

ENTERTAINMENT: 600 things to do in Cork County

ENTERTAINMENT: 600 things to do in Cork County

24 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As communities begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, Cork County Council has created a unique, interactive ‘Rediscover Cork County’ map providinga wide range of information on attractions and activities to avail of across the county. The initiative is part of the Local Authority’s wider Project ACT (Activating […]

Irish adults ARE willing to download COVID-19 contact tracing app

Irish adults ARE willing to download COVID-19 contact tracing app

24 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “Greater good” cited as main reason for app adoption The vast majority of Irish adults – 82% – are willing to download a contact tracing app to their smartphone to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research carried out by a team from Lero, the Science Foundation […]