Minister must publish report on insurance practices in aftermath of Storms – McGrath

Minister must publish report on insurance practices in aftermath of Storms – McGrath

24 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has expressed serious concern over reports that insurance companies underpaid customers in the aftermath of storms Emma and Ophelia and has called on Minister of State Michael D’Arcy to publish the report immediately. Deputy McGrath commented, “According to a report […]

Self-employed in Cork encouraged to avail of Treatment Benefit scheme

Self-employed in Cork encouraged to avail of Treatment Benefit scheme

23 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South West Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the number of self-employed people availing of dental treatment, optical exams, and medical appliances is on the increase across Cork. Senator Lombard encouraged self-employed people to continuing using the scheme, which is proving to be a major success. “In […]

Cork based Brian Crowley MEP retires

Cork based Brian Crowley MEP retires

17 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Brian Crowley announced today (January 17th) that he will not seek re-election to the European Parliament this May and also confirmed his retirement from public life. File photo of Brian Crowley MEPA sustained bout of ill-health over recent years has forced the decision, he said, despite his best […]

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

12 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st 2019, County Cork residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library. From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be […]

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

9 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites providing Free Christmas Tree Drop-off Services in January All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are drop off centres for Christmas Trees. Trees are free of charge up to January 31st 2019. Where to take your old Christmas tree Macroom Civic […]

US Style Air-space Management for EU would reduce delays

US Style Air-space Management for EU would reduce delays

5 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “We must reorganise European airspace to ensure passengers face less delays when they are travelling by air, according to Cork based MEP Deirdre Clune. To ensure this happens more cooperation is needed between national air navigation service providers. “ MEP Clune said: “There needs to be more effective […]

Are smart phones are harming Ireland’s famous hospitality?

Are smart phones are harming Ireland’s famous hospitality?

2 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The overuse of smart phones is harming our world famous hospitality culture, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork Senator Tim Lombard, member of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, said: “The rise of smartphones is adversely affecting how people communicate and converse with each other. “I have seen […]

New 24-hour Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service is “progressive”, says Green Party

New 24-hour Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service is “progressive”, says Green Party

1 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Carrigaline is Ireland’s largest car commuter town, and in a fortnights time it will begin to enjoy a 24 hour bus service. The Green Party in Cork has welcomed significant service enhancements to the Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service, which will now run on a 24-hour basis. The enhancements announced […]

Cork Airport to welcome 149,000 passengers over the festive season

Cork Airport to welcome 149,000 passengers over the festive season

23 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 149,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this Christmas and New Year, with Friday, December 21 beeing busiest day for arrivals. The numbers forecasted to arrive and depart at Ireland’s second largest and best-connected international airport over the Christmas and New Year period are up 3.5% […]