€69,000 for rural recreation projects will boost tourism in West Cork

€69,000 for rural recreation projects will boost tourism in West Cork

19 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard has welcomed the allocation of €69,000 for rural recreation projects in West Cork under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme West Cork has been allocated € 69,000 for rural recreation projects, which is extremely welcome and will help to boost tourism here in […]

WEST CORK: Upgrade of Bandon water mains and sewers will improve local water supply, and protect environment

WEST CORK: Upgrade of Bandon water mains and sewers will improve local water supply, and protect environment

18 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is investing €14m in this project which will lead to big improvements in the quality and reliability of the town’s water supply by replacing old water mains which have a history of frequent bursts and a high rate of leakage. It will also increase the capacity […]

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

16 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada (51) is the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, and today SInn Fein confirmed speculation that she is the parties Presidential Candiadate. Personal Profile Raised in County Cork’s rural Múscraí Gaeltacht, she is a native Irish speaker and the youngest daughter of iconic composer and […]

FAIRPLAY: “Ireland’s first fairtrade town” Clonakilty marks 15 year anniversary

FAIRPLAY: “Ireland’s first fairtrade town” Clonakilty marks 15 year anniversary

15 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Everyone is invited to celebrate the 15th birthday of Clonakilty Fairtrade town at a “Fair and Local Gala Dinner” at Fernhill House Hotel on Sunday evening 16th September. Clonakilty became Ireland’s first Fairtrade town on 22nd September 2003 when a five-person committee made up of three reps from […]

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

14 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism agencies Fáilte Ireland, together with Tourism Ireland, are this week showcasing a select number of top attractions in counties Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to a group of overseas media who are in Ireland on a ‘Discover Munster’ press trip to see what the area has to offer […]

9% VAT rate must be retained

9% VAT rate must be retained

12 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The 9% VAT Rate is essential for continued growth in the tourism and hospitably sectors across rural Ireland. That’s the message from the Irish Hotels Federation, and its a message that Cork Seantor Tim Lombard (Fine Gael) agrees with. Related photograph: Hotels and guesthouses across Cork are backing […]

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out to search for a missing swimmer

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out to search for a missing swimmer

11 September 2018, 8.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI was called out this morning (Tuesday 11 September) to a swimmer who was reported missing on a swim from Skibbereen to Baltimore, West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 9.42am to search the […]

What is delaying the new Macroom Garda Station?

What is delaying the new Macroom Garda Station?

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that his motion on Macroom Garda Station which was debated and passed at today’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is vitally important in ensuring that the station is built as soon as possible. Deputy Moynihan […]

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that a failure to plan for an aging population on the part of the government will result in a residential care time bomb in the future. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after a new report from […]

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has urged the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to engage with GPs over the introduction of new Illness Benefit forms. Doctors in West Cork are continuing to fill out the old MC1 and MC2 forms, which […]