GOAL: 100% of Irish trawlers to recover plastic waste from the oceans on every fishing trip

GOAL: 100% of Irish trawlers to recover plastic waste from the oceans on every fishing trip

19 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., recently announced Irelands Clean Oceans Initiative and called for the participation of the entire Irish trawl fishing fleet in the scheme by 31st December 2019. His ambition is to have all Irish trawlers at every pier and every […]

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 […]

Passports checks prior to booking January holiday deals

Passports checks prior to booking January holiday deals

13 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork South West, Tim Lombard, has urged people to ensure their passports are in date before booking long haul flights with January travel deals. Senator Lombard said: “As potential holiday makers are bombarded with low-cost deals and cheap flights for 2019 travel this January, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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