Cork County Council contributing to clean ocean initiatives

Cork County Council contributing to clean ocean initiatives

30 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has recently been involved in a number of net recycling and fishing industry generated waste management initiatives. By providing segregated waste reception facilities the Council aim to make it easier for fishermen to help turn their retired fishing equipment and other waste into a useful […]

€54,450 approved for Cork under the Community Services Programme support fund – Burke

€54,450 approved for Cork under the Community Services Programme support fund – Burke

27 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke said the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that additional funding of €54,450 will be made available for new social enterprises in Cork. Senator Burke said: “The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental […]

Parking improvements in Mallow town

Parking improvements in Mallow town

26 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Muddy Hill Car Park Repair Works to Commence this Month, O’Shea confirms North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed news that a contractor has been appointed to repair a rock face in Muddy Hill car park in Mallow, which will result in the reopening of […]

€194,000 in funding announced for festivals in Cork City & County

€194,000 in funding announced for festivals in Cork City & County

25 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over €194,000 in funding has been allocated to festivals here in Cork, as part of its 2019 Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme. Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke said this will boost tourist numbers and should increase the footfall to our local businesses here in Cork. “This […]

Self-employed in Cork encouraged to avail of Treatment Benefit scheme

Self-employed in Cork encouraged to avail of Treatment Benefit scheme

23 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South West Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the number of self-employed people availing of dental treatment, optical exams, and medical appliances is on the increase across Cork. Senator Lombard encouraged self-employed people to continuing using the scheme, which is proving to be a major success. “In […]

Flytipping and illegal dumping will not be tolerated in Cork North West – Moynihan

Flytipping and illegal dumping will not be tolerated in Cork North West – Moynihan

21 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local Fianna Fáil TD, Michael Moynihan has expressed concern that despite a Government initiative to tackle illegal dumping, rubbish is being left in public spaces and on roadsides in isolated rural parts of the region. Deputy Moynihan said, “It seems to be the case that following the busy […]

An increase in Cork City centre population would be GOOD for many reasons

An increase in Cork City centre population would be GOOD for many reasons

20 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called on Cork City Council to take active steps to increase the population living in Cork city centre. The party has proposed measures such as rates deferrals and joint ventures with state agencies, rather than waiting for central government to provide funding. The government’s […]

GOAL: 100% of Irish trawlers to recover plastic waste from the oceans on every fishing trip

GOAL: 100% of Irish trawlers to recover plastic waste from the oceans on every fishing trip

19 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., recently announced Irelands Clean Oceans Initiative and called for the participation of the entire Irish trawl fishing fleet in the scheme by 31st December 2019. His ambition is to have all Irish trawlers at every pier and every […]