West Cork businesses are under threat as a result of the out of control and spiralling costs of insurance

West Cork businesses are under threat as a result of the out of control and spiralling costs of insurance

30 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ‘The governments need to act now to ensure that rural businesses that provide jobs and income for families can survive into the future.’ West Cork Independent TD Michael Collins is calling on the government to resolve the insurance crisis that is putting individuals and companies across the country […]

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

28 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restoration of Town Councils as an issue in the upcoming local elections. Deputy Howlin said: “Town […]

Business still hopes for Cork Limerick Motorway

Business still hopes for Cork Limerick Motorway

19 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A welcome for the news that the planned upgrade of the Limerick – Cork route to motorway status is still included in Government plans has come from a leading mid-west businessman whose company, McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill, supplies construction equipment to the civil engineering sector. Michael McHale, […]

Cork schools to benefit from ICT funding

Cork schools to benefit from ICT funding

17 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork schools are set to benefit from a raft of new technology thanks to government funding, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork Senator Tim Lombard said: “all of our local school will receive grants to purchase key technology including tablets, cloud systems and projectors. I’m delighted that […]

WEST CORK: Islands Community Fund Scheme 2019

WEST CORK: Islands Community Fund Scheme 2019

16 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has launched West Cork Islands Community Fund Scheme 2019. Initiated by the Elected Members of Cork County Council when considering the 2019 budget, it was agreed to set aside a fund of €50,000 ring fenced to support Island community development through small scale capital and […]

Cork County Council visits Tourism Ireland in New York

Cork County Council visits Tourism Ireland in New York

15 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Representatives of Cork County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland today (Friday, 15 March). They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme in the United States for 2019, which is in full swing right […]

IRISH LIGHTHOUSES: Exhibition in West Cork Arts Centre by Geraldine O’Sullivan

IRISH LIGHTHOUSES: Exhibition in West Cork Arts Centre by Geraldine O’Sullivan

8 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork artist Geraldine O’Sullivan’s exhibition Light Keepers will be on show at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen from March 9th until April 10th Light Keepers is a collection of 25 artworks capturing the unique world of Irish lighthouses. Geraldine’s paintings describe the physical structures of […]

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

7 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is delighted to announce Phase 1 of a €3.5 million fund with €1.5 million set to be distributed to community groups from across the county. Allocating €500,000 per annum over 7 years, Cork County Council has established the Community Development Initiative to fund local community […]