Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey encourages Cork people to volunteer abroad

Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey encourages Cork people to volunteer abroad

8 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Have you ever thought about volunteering abroad? Yesterday marked the launch of EIL Explore, a programme organised and funded by EIL Intercultural Learning that provides over 30 awards to Irish residents interested in volunteering, cultural immersion, or language education abroad. The launch took place at the Cork […]

Cork Flood victims can apply for Social Welfare Humanitarian Assistance scheme

Cork Flood victims can apply for Social Welfare Humanitarian Assistance scheme

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If you have been flooded you may be able to get financial help from the Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme. The means-tested scheme provides emergency financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding. The scheme aims to […]

Bus Éireann to provide extra services for Cork customers over Christmas period

Bus Éireann to provide extra services for Cork customers over Christmas period

7 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Travelling to Cork city to stock up on Christmas presents or socialise with friends and family over the festive period? Bus Éireann can take you there – and home again. Customers can choose from a number of value options, and leave the car behind. These include: · […]

Bandon and Skibbereen residents right to be outraged by latest flooding – says FF County Councillor

Bandon and Skibbereen residents right to be outraged by latest flooding – says FF County Councillor

7 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie EU aid should be considered to bridge long delay in flood defence systems – says Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony Fianna Fáil Cork County Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is calling on the Government to seriously examine new protocols to help businesses and homeowners in flood prone areas to […]

Ireland, and Cork, to benefit from €214m EU Seafood Development Programme

Ireland, and Cork, to benefit from €214m EU Seafood Development Programme

7 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that the European Commission has agreed and adopted Ireland’s new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector for the period up to 2020 co-funded by the Exchequer and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. In […]

Minister Simon Harris assures that Bandon Flood Relief Scheme IS being advanced as a priority

6 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Simon Harris, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works today outlined the current position on the flood relief scheme for Bandon, West Cork. Works will be performed in the “2016-2018 period”. The river in #Bandon as red flood warning is in place […]

Cork County Council comments on this weekends #StormDesmond damage

Cork County Council comments on this weekends #StormDesmond damage

6 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In the immediate aftermath of the impact of Storm Desmond both the Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey and the Mayor of the County, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea have expressed their recognition of the deep frustration and anger of many communities of Cork County at […]

Town of Bandon in Co Cork is flooded while Government’s flood relief scheme remains in limbo

Town of Bandon in Co Cork is flooded while Government’s flood relief scheme remains in limbo

6 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Cork South West Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is to seek an “emergency meeting” with Minister for the OPW Simon Harris and Minister for Environment Alan Kelly following severe flooding in Bandon this weekend. Cllr Murphy O’Mahony pointed out that the flooding would […]

Coast Guard Helicopter evacuates crewmember from ship 100 miles west of Fastnet

Coast Guard Helicopter evacuates crewmember from ship 100 miles west of Fastnet

4 December 2015, Friday 1pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Waterford based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter R117 has successfully completed the medical evacuation of a crewman from a Swedish registered container vessel MV Atlantic Cartier approximately one hundred miles west of the Fastnet Rock. Valentia Rescue Coordination centre coordinated the operation and communications and top […]

West Cork TD Michael McCarthy welcomes adoption of Climate Change Bill

West Cork TD Michael McCarthy welcomes adoption of Climate Change Bill

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Chair of the Oireachtas Environment Committee, Michael McCarthy TD, has welcomed the passing of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 by both Dáil and Seanad Éireann, with all-party support. The Bill will now be referred to the President for signature and early enactment. Michael […]

VIDEO: €7 million upgrade of Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant completed

VIDEO: €7 million upgrade of Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant completed

3 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, today officially opened the recently upgraded wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty. The project, completed in partnership with Cork County Council, primarily upgraded the Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as 13 […]

West Cork Labour TD welcomes opening of upgrade Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant.

West Cork Labour TD welcomes opening of upgrade Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant.

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy today welcomed the official opening of the Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant. Irish Water has invested €7 million in the upgrade of Clonakilty Waste Water Treatment plant, as well as a significant package of works upgrading 13 smaller plants in the County. Having […]