Brittany Ferries launch new Rosslare-Cherbourg route for 2021 while also increasing capacity on Cork-Roscoff route

24 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie New Rosslare – Cherbourg route to open in March 2021 Additional mid-week sailing added to Cork – Roscoff service Cherbourg route launch is in response to demand from Irish and continental hauliers Brittany Ferries has announced plans to increase services both out of Rosslare and Cork in 2021. […]

NTA Funding to Meet Local Needs in Cork County

23 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has succeeded in securing an investment of over €950,000 from the National Transport Authority (NTA) for a number of initiatives developed through the Council’s Project ACT initiative, established to activate the local economy in response to the Covid 19 crisis. Over 50 initiatives have been […]

Cork County Council launch podcast

21 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie From the Well is the annual Cork County Council Library & Arts Service short story anthology. Deirdre Kingston’s ‘Catch & Release’ was selected as the winner for 2020 and is now available on podcast along with two other stories from this year’s collection. The move to record the […]

Dunnes Stores Anti-Aparthied Strikers back Debenhams workers

Dunnes Stores Anti-Aparthied Strikers back Debenhams workers

19 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers have congratulated the Debenhams workers for their battle for improved redundancy and their campaign to change legislation and prevent this situation from happening again. Thirty-six years to the day after the Dunnes workers began their three year battle for the right to not […]

Crosshaven RNLI assist powerboat with two persons onboard

Crosshaven RNLI assist powerboat with two persons onboard

19 July 2020, Saturday 10pm By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The volunteers of Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat were paged at 5.51pm this evening to go to the aid of a broken down vessel, East of Power Head. The lifeboat with Ian Venner in command and with Claire Morgan, Derek Moynan and Jonathan Birmingham on-board made best speed […]

Cork County Council’s Covid-19 Community Emergency Fund Scheme Open for Applications

Cork County Council’s Covid-19 Community Emergency Fund Scheme Open for Applications

18 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council, as part of its COVID-19 Community Support Programme, established an emergency fund for groups across County Cork assisting in the response efforts to COVID-19. Following the previous allocation of €70,757 to groups across the County in June, a second round of funding is now open […]

Cork towns benefit with almost €1 million of active travel and public realm works

Cork towns benefit with almost €1 million of active travel and public realm works

16 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie As a result of Covid 19 and its impact on all aspects of living and working, Cork County Council, under Project ACT and with support from the National Transport Authority (NTA), will be introducing a wide variety of on-street measures designed to assist citizens and businesses in managing […]

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 Passengers 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 […]