Cork retains Agri TD as Labour’s Sean Sherlock appointed spokesman on Social Protection & Agriculture

7 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches, but Cork still has an Agri influencer because Labour TD for Cork East Sean Sherlock has been appointed as his parties spokesperson on Social Protection, Rural and Community […]

POLITICS: Cork TD urges Government not to oppose Affordable Housing Proposal

POLITICS: Cork TD urges Government not to oppose Affordable Housing Proposal

7 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has urged the Government to listen to workable solutions from the opposition, that can see tens of thousands of affordable homes built. The Cork South Central Deputy was speaking during a Dáil debate on a Sinn Féin motion tonight. “People have spent […]

Businesswoman of the Year Awards Open for Submissions

Businesswoman of the Year Awards Open for Submissions

7 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New categories reflect the current ‘COVID19 business environment’ Network Ireland Cork has unveiled new categories for its annual prestigious Businesswoman of the Year Awards, reflecting the new realities of business life in 2020. The Power Within Champion — recognising those who overcame challenges in business arising from COVID-19 […]

Séamus Harnedy fundraising for Cope Foundation

Séamus Harnedy fundraising for Cope Foundation

7 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork senior hurler Séamus Harnedy has a sister called Cáit, who is supported by Cope Foundation. Séamus says he appreciates how 2,800 people with disabilities in Cork benefit from the well-known charity. Séamus is taking part in the ‘5 Peaks 1 Week’ challenge. The five mountains being targeted […]

Social distancing will be implemented in bingo halls

Social distancing will be implemented in bingo halls

7 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bingo halls are ready to welcome players back after the long hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Things are not going to be the same as before the crisis, with strict measures to be implemented to protect players. Achieving social distancing goals is going to be a top […]

EAST CORK: Final hurdle passed in Carrigtwohill School Campus planning process

EAST CORK: Final hurdle passed in Carrigtwohill School Campus planning process

6 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, is pleased to learn that the final hurdle has been passed in granting planning permission for the Carrigtwohill School Campus with confirmation from An Bord Pleanála that no planning objections have been lodged against the development. Approval from An Bord Pleanála […]

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

6 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the Civil Defence Unit in Cork will benefit from four new 4WD vehicles that will respond to emergencies and severe weather events. Senator Lombard said, “Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has allocated 32 new Ford Ranger crewcabs as […]

City Council continues switch to electric vehicles (EVs) with Renault Kangoo, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Kona

City Council continues switch to electric vehicles (EVs) with Renault Kangoo, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Kona

5 June 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Renault Kangoos, Nissan Leafs, and Hyundai Konas will be driven by the Council’s Operations staff who deliver road maintenance, housing maintenance, parks management and waste management services, meanwhile two of the cars will be used as ‘pooled vehicles’ for use by all City Hall-based officials who need […]

Community funding for ‘Growboxes’ available in Cork

Community funding for ‘Growboxes’ available in Cork

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Energia and GIY have been getting Ireland growing with the distribution of 1,000 free GROWBoxes to homes nationwide during lockdown. Now they have announced the next round of prizes in the Get Ireland Growing initiative, with €10,000 worth of food growing kits to give away to budding growers […]

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie AIB branches in Cork have come together to support 84 local charities and help provide direct funds to local community efforts. €200,000 has been made available to branches across the county (€1,000 per branch) as part of AIB Together, the bank’s community investment programme. Some of the Cork […]

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke is a Cork North Central TD, here was previously a SenatorFunding has been given to retailers in Cork strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base, a Fine Gael TD has said. Successful applicants were approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which […]