SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

SIPTU: commends work of City and County Council staff during storm #Ophelia

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The trade union ‘SIPTU’ has commended its members in the local authorities, fire, ambulance and emergency services and the Office of Public Works (OPW) for their courageous service to the public in relation to dealing with the lead up to and impact of storm Ophelia. SIPTU Sector Organiser, […]

WEST CORK: “…Respite facilities will recommence at Bandon Community Hospital within 4 to 6 weeks” – says Minister of State Jim Daly TD

WEST CORK: “…Respite facilities will recommence at Bandon Community Hospital within 4 to 6 weeks” – says Minister of State Jim Daly TD

18 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael T.D. and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, visited Bandon Community Hospital last Friday, – October 13th – to see first hand the new facilities at the hospital. Minister Daly met with Hospital Management and Senior Managers from the […]

FARMING: EPA collects farming hazardous waste in Bandon, West Cork

FARMING: EPA collects farming hazardous waste in Bandon, West Cork

18 October 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie From today, farmers across Ireland will again have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous wastes from their farms at ten collection events during October and November. Hazardous wastes are generated through the normal running of a farm, from engine oils & filters to residues of pesticides; and […]

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The extension was finished in August 2017, and it was expected that it would be opened for patients in early September Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised the delays in officially opening the new extension at Bandon Community Hospital with the Minister for Health, Simon […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continue storm #Ophelia recovery operations

18 October 2017, Wednesday, 12 noon By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork is Ireland’s largest County and also bore the brunt of Storm Ophelia on Monday. Cork County Council staff have been contining their immense efforts to restore infrastructure again this morning. Yesterday, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD joined Chief Executive […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

SOCIAL WELFARE: SOME offices in Cork city & Co Cork still closed – due to storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 2.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some social welfare customers living in Cork city and county may be experiencing disruption to social welfare services at their Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch offices today, Tuesday, 17th October. The following offices are not in a position to provide a normal service today due to power […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: continues clean up after storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has received almost 600 calls in relation to fallen trees throughout Cork. Council crews were dispatched yesterday as soon as it was safe to do so and again this morning at first light. Over 300 Council staff, 60 tree surgeons, and 100 tractors/JCBs are […]

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

ESB: continues to reconnect electricity supplies following storm #Ophelia

17 October 2017, 12.05pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Approximately 216,000 electricity customers remain without power today due to the impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia on the electricity network. Fallen trees on overhead lines are responsible for most of the damage to the network. At the height of the storm, 385,000 customers were without power but 170,000 […]

DRIVING TESTS CANCELLED: in Cork due to RED ‘Ex-Hurricane Ophelia’ weather warning

DRIVING TESTS CANCELLED: in Cork due to RED ‘Ex-Hurricane Ophelia’ weather warning

15 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The RSA is advising driving test candidates in counties affected by a RED weather warning and who are scheduled to take their driving test tomorrow Monday 16 October, not to turn up for their driving test. Met Eireann has RED wind weather warnings in place for counties Wexford, […]

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