Al Fresco Dining for Summer 2021

Al Fresco Dining for Summer 2021

8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that a new scheme, delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Cork County Council, will help tourism and hospitality businesses in Cork develop and increase their outdoor seating capacity. Funding allocated under the scheme will also enable Local Authorities to develop […]

HAVE YOUR SAY: Cork Business Attitudes survey – how has COVID affected your business?

HAVE YOUR SAY:  Cork Business Attitudes survey – how has COVID affected your business?

8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork group of Social Democrats branches have launched a survey for business owners based in Cork City and County, calling on the business community to share their experiences of keeping their businesses afloat during the pandemic. The survey asks business owners in Cork what their experiences of […]

CARS 0 v PEDESTRIANS 1: as Cork City PERMANENTLY pedestrianises streets

CARS 0 v PEDESTRIANS 1: as Cork City PERMANENTLY pedestrianises streets

7 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The streets were temporarily pedestrianised last summer as part of the “Reimagining Cork City” programme, in order to facilitate social distancing and outdoor dining.  Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to this initiative and following a series of public consultations, it was agreed to permanently pedestrianise 17 of these […]

Fire Safety Packs Delivered to Homes Across Cork County

Fire Safety Packs Delivered to Homes Across Cork County

6 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Home Fire Safety Information packs are currently being distributed throughout Cork County by Cork County Council’s Fire Service, with the assistance of the HSE Home Support Service, Meals on Wheels and An Garda Síochána. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Cork County Council’s Fire Service has been unable to […]

Recognition for the Heroes of West Cork

Recognition for the Heroes of West Cork

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD Micheal Collins spoke in the Dail on Wednesday 24th March about his own hometown of Lowertown and the history and commemoration of Micheal John McClean who lost his life on December 8th 100 years ago in Gaggin in Bandon. Deputy collins said “he […]

West Cork TD comments on COVID funeral mourner caps

West Cork TD comments on COVID funeral mourner caps

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael calls on the Government to let the ritual of funerals continue with more than 25 people Deputy Micheal Collins in the Dail last week raised with the minister to increase the number of people who are allowed at funerals. Speaking from the Convention Centre in […]

Debenhams strikers to mark the first anniversary of their struggle on Friday 9th April

Debenhams strikers to mark the first anniversary of their struggle on Friday 9th April

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Debenhams strikers to mark the first anniversary File photo of Debenhams Store shopfrontThis Friday 9th April will mark one year since the struggle of the Debenhams workers began for a just settlement to their redundancy. A statement from the Debenhams Shop Stewards and Activists today said there […]

New ship for Irish Naval Service – will replace LÉ Eithne

New ship for Irish Naval Service – will replace LÉ Eithne

6 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cork based Simon Coveney T.D has announced a competition for Marine Advisor Services to support the procurement of a Multi-Role Vessel Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs has announced the publication of a competitive […]

Burying 350 metres or River Bride under culvert is not the best solution to #Blackpool floods – says #CorkCity opposition group

Burying 350 metres or River Bride under culvert is not the best solution to #Blackpool floods – says #CorkCity opposition group

5 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Opposition continues to OPW plan to culvert one of the few remaining open-air tributaries of the River Lee, near Cork City In May 2019 Ireland declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Save Our Bride Otters are urging the OPW to “take this to heart, and to start treating […]