Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Passenger must wear face coverings when travelling on public transport in Cork to protect themselves and others from Covid-19, Colm Burke TD has said. Colm Burke TD said, “The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signed the Health Act for the mandatory wearing of face covering on public […]

MORE MONEY: Domestic Well Grants improve in County Cork

MORE MONEY: Domestic Well Grants improve in County Cork

11 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Councillor, John Paul O’Shea has welcomed changes to grants for domestic wells which will see increased funding available to people in County Cork. The changes have come into place and are effective since June 2020. Councillor O’Shea said, “Under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, the Government […]

24-hour Gym comes to Ballincollig, Cork

24-hour Gym comes to Ballincollig, Cork

10 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest-growing 24-hour fitness franchise, opened its fourth club in Ireland on Monday July 6th in Ballincollig, Cork. This is the first new gym to open in Ireland since lockdown and has been designed around social distancing guidelines. This includes not just the […]

€1.6 million in funding for Community Groups

€1.6 million in funding for Community Groups

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has recently allocated over €1.6million in funding to a range of community, voluntary and sporting organisations through the Council’s annual Community Fund Scheme. Each year, the scheme contributes financial support to hundreds of community and voluntary organisations around the County. Administered by the Council’s 8 […]

New road construction unearths old Carrigaline Pottery

8 July 2020By Tom Collinstom@TheCork.ie ‘Carrigaline Pottery’ used to be famous, but in the 1970s the company suffered from financial difficulties going first into receivership, and then closing in 1979, in more recent years the famous Shanagarry based pottery expert Stephen Pearce had a presence in the former factory but that too closed. Today, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FLIGHTS RESUME: SWISS resume Cork to Zurich route from 5 July

FLIGHTS RESUME: SWISS resume Cork to Zurich route from 5 July

4 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Management and staff at Cork Airport have welcomed the news that SWISS will recommence its Cork-Zurich service from Sunday, July 5th next. The service will recommence as a once a week service initially, arriving into Cork at 0845 and departing from Cork at 0935. Niall MacCarthy Managing Director […]

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on Haulbowline

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on Haulbowline

3 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Newly appointed Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, attended this year’s Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony at the Naval base in Haulbowline, Co Cork where 4 cadets of the 58th class were appointed to be Officers of the Permanent Defence Force. Addressing the newly commissioned Officers, Minister Coveney thanked […]

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