UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on UCC and all Irish Universities to implement a ‘No detriment policy’ in the context of the unprecedented disruption of the COVID 19. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said he supported a petition launched by UCC students, and that such a […]

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT: for Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT: for Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Heritage of County Cork Colouring Book Volume 2 Needs You! Following the success of Cork County Councils ‘Colourful Heritage of County Cork’, a colouring book for all ages, a second volume is now in the works. In addition, The Council’s “Heritage of County Cork” series will this year […]

FARMING: Cork food producers can enter “Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards”

FARMING: Cork food producers can enter “Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards”

1 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With 46 winners from Cork announced at the awards in 2019 – the upcoming 2020 awards year will certainly be of interest to Cork food producers Despite the current shutdown of life, in general, it is great to see that the Blas na hÉireann 2020 entries are now […]

Grow your small business by accepting contactless card payments #CashLessSociety #COVID-19

Grow your small business by accepting contactless card payments #CashLessSociety #COVID-19

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cash is king used to be a mantra in business, but things have changed quickly “Oh” exclaimed the lady in the Pharmacy when I produced a banknote “We accept card only”. I was stumped. Not since I visited an ultra-trendy Scandinavian style cafe in a New York Metro […]

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practise of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the state, has issued guidance to veterinary registrants regarding COVID-19, following updated Government restrictions to curtail the spread of the virus, which came […]

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Outrage as AIB charges customers quarterly fees up to €100 during Covid-19 crisis AIB charging of quarterly fees disgraceful – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD “I have been contacted by many constituents who are furious, people who were desperately waiting for the COVID-19 Unemployment Payment to arrive today, and saw […]

#COVID19: Private Hospitals in Cork temporarily join Public system (Bon Secours & Mater Private)

#COVID19: Private Hospitals in Cork temporarily join Public system (Bon Secours & Mater Private)

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The South/South West Hospital Group Announces Collaboration With Private Hospitals The South/South West Hospital Group (S/SWHG) has confirmed that the following private hospitals: Bon Secours Cork, Bon Secours Kerry, Mater Private Hospital Cork and UPMC Whitfield, Waterford, will be working with the South/South West Hospital Group in their efforts to […]

World Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure is ‘Cork Person of the Month’

World Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure is ‘Cork Person of the Month’

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland’s World Rowing Champion and Tokyo Olympic favourite Sanita Pušpure has been named as Cork Person of the Month for March 2020 Single scull rowing world champion, Sanita was also recently chosen as the Irish Times / Sport Ireland’s Sports Woman of the Year, beating other world champions […]

All Civic amenity sites RE-OPEN in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites will reopen tomorrow. In a statement yesterday the Council had closed the sites, stating: “…Customers are requested to store recyclable materials at home until the movement restrictions are lifted and Cork County Council can return to a full service offering…” […]

Fire service appeal to landowners to CEASE AND DESIST controlled burning

Fire service appeal to landowners to CEASE AND DESIST controlled burning

30 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Since last Thursday 26th March, Bantry, Castletownbere, Schull, Skibbereen, Dunmanway, Midleton, Macroom, Mallow and Fermoy Fire Brigades have all attended various gorse / outdoor fires. Some of these calls required the attendance of multiple brigades. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 National Emergency, Cork County Fire Service wish […]

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