EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tanaiste and Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has announced that funding has been granted to Cork primary schools under the Minor Works Scheme. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to […]

HONOURS SYSTEM: Organiser of Cork Person of the Year awards wants Ireland to have a Government backed National Honours System

HONOURS SYSTEM: Organiser of Cork Person of the Year awards wants Ireland to have a Government backed National Honours System

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Person of the Month award scheme – which leads to the Cork Person of the Year selection – will mark its 25th Anniversary in January 2018. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and the City Council elected members will host a Civic Reception on Jan […]

Clonakilty, Carrigtwohill and Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge take home awards at the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

Clonakilty, Carrigtwohill and Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge take home awards at the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

4 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Pride of Place Competition acknowledges the immense work undertaken by communities and groups across the island of Ireland.  Judging for this prestigious competition took place in August where representatives from each shortlisted community demonstrated their commitment and contribution to the growth of vibrant, viable communities in their areas. In […]

What’s the Mater? Munster’s only private spine service opens at Mater Private Hospital Cork

What’s the Mater? Munster’s only private spine service opens at Mater Private Hospital Cork

4 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD officially opens Munster’s only private spine service located at Mater Private Hospital Cork OVER 10,000 patients a year are expected to attend for medical consultation at the new Orthopaedic or Spine Consultation at Mater Private Cork, the only private Spine Service in Munster. The […]

TRAVEL: Bus Éireann celebrates 30 years of Making Better Connections in Cork

TRAVEL: Bus Éireann celebrates 30 years of Making Better Connections in Cork

4 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Major saving for suburban customers with extension of Leap Card Red Zone Bus Éireann marked its 30th birthday in Cork on December 1st as new reduced Leap Card fares launched across the city and suburbs. The semi-state company celebrated 6% passenger growth Leeside in 2017 and welcomed 16 […]

HEALTH: Mater Private Cork starts accepting ELECTRONIC referrals from GPs

HEALTH: Mater Private Cork starts accepting ELECTRONIC referrals from GPs

3 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Mater Private Hospitals are set to introduce an electronic referral system for GP’s allowing them to refer patients with the touch of a button where previously they were made via fax, post or telephone. The Mater Private Hospitals in Cork and Dublin, in partnership with Clanwilliam Health, […]

Ballincollig Christmas Lights switched on

Ballincollig Christmas Lights switched on

2 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ballincollig celebrated the ‘Switching on of the Lights’ at Castle West Shopping Centre last Friday, December 1st. The little twinkling beacons were ignited by Amy Jones, the Belle of Ballincollig, to the excitement and applause of the gathered crowd. Ninety-eight, fourth class children from Gaelscoil Uí Riordáin provided […]

HEALTH: Cork Second Most Rat-Infested County in Ireland, says Rentokil

HEALTH: Cork Second Most Rat-Infested County in Ireland, says Rentokil

2 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The recent drop in temperatures will encourage rodents to move indoors Ireland’s leading pest control provider Rentokil, is reporting that Cork is the second most rat-infested county in Ireland. The pest control experts predict that the number of rodent infestations in homes will continue to rise, as winter approaches, and […]

POLITICS: Social Democrats select Cork General Election candidates – @sihalpin @patriciamodwyer @ciaranmcarthy

POLITICS: Social Democrats select Cork General Election candidates – @sihalpin @patriciamodwyer @ciaranmcarthy

2 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats in Cork gathered to choose their general election candidates for Cork North Central, Cork South Central and Cork North West at the Selection Convention in the Imperial Hotel on Thursday, November 30th. The Social Democrats now have candidates running in 16 constituencies with more to […]