Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

15 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Facebook Small Business Grants are real Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher is urging local businesses in Cork city and county to apply for a new €4.7 grant scheme from Facebook aimed at supporting small and medium sizes enterprises respond to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic. Kelleher, […]

Cork TD has suggestion on how to save Cork Airport

Cork TD has suggestion on how to save Cork Airport

10 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East James O’Connor urges the need for implementation of the findings on the Taskforce on Aviation Recovery to ensure the viability of international travel connectivity for Ireland and the long-term survival of Cork Airport. Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Transport and […]

Cork City stabbing

Cork City stabbing

10 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “This latest stabbing took place in the middle of the day, on a busy Cork Street… We need an increased presence of Gardaí on our streets and a taskforce to deal with knife crime in particular.” Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Padraig O’Sullivan, has condemned in […]

MACROOM: Tender approved for new Fire Station

MACROOM: Tender approved for new Fire Station

7 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has today welcomed the announcement from his party colleague Minister Darragh O’Brien that the tender for the new Fire Station in Macroom of €1.337m has been accepted. Deputy Moynihan commented, “I am delighted that the tender has finally been approved. This […]

HSE should develop a Rehabilitation Centre in Cork (people currently travel to Dun Laoghaire)

5 October 2020By Tom Collinstom@TheCork.ie Padraig O’Sullivan TD for Cork North Central is calling on the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, in conjunction with the HSE to develop a regional Rehabilitation Centre in Cork to service the needs of communities in the Southern region. Deputy O’Sullivan commented, “The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun-Laoghaire is already […]

New Macroom Garda Station

New Macroom Garda Station

1 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie In 2019, the Garda Commissioner announced that Macroom Garda station would be changed from a District Station to a Divisional Headquarters. Although, the land for the new Garda Station was purchased five years ago, there is no visible progress to date. Raising the matter in the Dáil last […]

LOCAL HISTORY: New 1920 centenary exhibition launched at Cork Public Museum

LOCAL HISTORY: New 1920 centenary exhibition launched at Cork Public Museum

21 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new 1920 centenary exhibition, which tells the story of Cork’s two patriot Lord Mayors, opened to the public this morning at the museum in Fitzgeralds Park. “Suffering the Most – The Life and Times of Tomás Mac Curtain (whose name is written with a space between the […]

Over 39% increase in Domestic Violence reports in West Cork

Over 39% increase in Domestic Violence reports in West Cork

21 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan welcomes the establishment of the Protective Services Unit (PSU) at Dunmanway Garda Station in the coming months. The unit will be staffed by specially trained gardaí to investigate sexual crimes and domestic violence is to be established in the […]

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin (a former Lord Mayor of Cork City) opens ‘1920 commemorative exhibition’ in Cork Public Museum

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin (a former Lord Mayor of Cork City) opens ‘1920 commemorative exhibition’ in Cork Public Museum

11 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin, the first former Lord Mayor of Cork to hold the office of Taoiseach, visited Cork City today to officially open a new 1920 Centenary exhibition and to pay a courtesy call to the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh at City Hall. The […]

COVID19: Rapid, repeat testing needed to help aviation and tourism sectors

COVID19: Rapid, repeat testing needed to help aviation and tourism sectors

11 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Long term isolation will mean only one thing for Ireland: job losses – warns Cork based MEP “If Ireland continues to lock itself away from the rest of Europe due to Covid 19, tens of thousands of jobs in the Irish aviation and tourism sectors will be put […]

€6 million in funding for live performance and music industry – to help sector overcome COVID19 challenges

€6 million in funding for live performance and music industry – to help sector overcome COVID19 challenges

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed confirmation of support packages of €6m for live performances and the music industry.   Deputy Moynihan said, “Unlike some industries which have returned following the reopening of society as we live with the coronavirus – live music performances […]