SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The trade union ‘SIPTU’ has commended its members in the local authorities, fire, ambulance and emergency services and the Office of Public Works (OPW) for their courageous service to the public in relation to dealing with the lead up to and impact of storm Ophelia. SIPTU Sector Organiser, […]

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: to benefit from national I.T. building programme

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: to benefit from national I.T. building programme

18 Ocotber 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 11 new Higher Education buildings to provide over 8,000 new student places The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., have announced €200 million in investment in Institutes of Technology around the country. This announcement […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

18 October 2017, Wednesday, 12 noon By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is Ireland’s largest County and also bore the brunt of Storm Ophelia on Monday. Cork County Council staff have been contining their immense efforts to restore infrastructure again this morning. Yesterday, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD joined Chief Executive […]

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

17 October 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed Budget 2018’s €17 million fund aimed at incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicles and the roll-out of the renewable heat incentive. “As a member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment I was delighted […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has received almost 600 calls in relation to fallen trees throughout Cork. Council crews were dispatched yesterday as soon as it was safe to do so and again this morning at first light. Over 300 Council staff, 60 tree surgeons, and 100 tractors/JCBs are […]

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 12.05pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Approximately 216,000 electricity customers remain without power today due to the impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia on the electricity network. Fallen trees on overhead lines are responsible for most of the damage to the network. At the height of the storm, 385,000 customers were without power but 170,000 […]

SOCCER: Cork City v Derry City to go ahead on Tuesday night

SOCCER: Cork City v Derry City to go ahead on Tuesday night

16 October 2017, 10.43pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game between Cork City and Derry City will go ahead on Tuesday, October 17 at Turner’s Cross. Following severe weather conditions, the game was moved from Monday, October 16 to Tuesday, and structural damage did occur at Turner’s Cross, resulting in […]

SOCCER: Cork City v Derry City in doubt over stand collapse #StormOphelia

SOCCER: Cork City v Derry City in doubt over stand collapse #StormOphelia

16 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork City in line to clinch Premier Division Title The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game between Cork City FC and Derry City, has been rescheduled to take place for Tuesday, October 16 at 7.20pm The match will be broadcast live by RTE2 as Cork City FC set about […]

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