35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]

Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme final today

6 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in University College Cork (UCC) today. With a prize fund of €4,000, this year some 400 students from across Cork will present their mini-company business plans, display their product or service […]

Lets go to the dogs!

4 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie There’s plenty happening at Curreheen Park Greyhound stadium this month. March sees the with the return of one of their biggest stakes of the year – The 2015 Pat Hennerty Sales Cork Oaks. Heats will kick off on Saturday 14th March with the big final scheduled for April […]

Cork based Musgrave group runs skills days with Intreo

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Musgrave Group today offered career development sessions for unemployed young people from Cork as part of Feeding Ireland’s Future ‘Skills for Work Week’, an initiative run by the Department of Social Protection with Intreo, ECR Ireland and Irish food and grocery sector industry partners. Over 1,200 young people […]

New route added to Cork Airport

New route added to Cork Airport

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has said that a new destination from Cork Airport shows that clear potential for growth and expansion exists. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of twice weekly direct flights from Cork to Ibiza with CSA Czech Airline. “The decision […]

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

3 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie File photo of Simon Coveney (centre) The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD is the only Cork-based senior Minister. Today Minister covenet launched the report entitled “Reaching New Heights: Report of Irish Sport Horse Industry Strategy Committee”. The report contains a wide range of […]

Cork Householders Urged To Say No To Junk Mail

2 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers are being made available to householders across Cork in a bid to reduce the amount of waste generated locally by unsolicited mail dropped through letterboxes. The Southern Waste Regional Office, supported by the Environment Section of Cork County Council, has developed the initiative as […]