FISHING: Cork City & Co Cork dominate in new Angling catches report for 2017

FISHING: Cork City & Co Cork dominate in new Angling catches report for 2017

4 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork city and county feature prominently in a new Angling catches report for 2017. In Cork city, The Lough and Cork Harbour are highlighted in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017, which was published this week. The largest Carp recorded in Ireland last year was caught at […]

New funding will support Cork volunteers

New funding will support Cork volunteers

2 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Volunteer Bureau is set for a funding boost, Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said. Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, has approved a national allocation of €3.5 million to support volunteering across Ireland, of which €123,800 has been […]

Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin launches new €1.8 million Wild Atlantic Way initiative to boost British market

Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin launches new €1.8 million Wild Atlantic Way initiative to boost British market

1 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way’ promotion will target 10 million Britons Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD joined Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, to launch a new €1.8 million initiative, specially designed to boost tourist numbers from Britain to the Wild Atlantic Way. […]

Eir withdraws from tendering – but Government “remains committed to national broadband rollout” says Cork Senator

Eir withdraws from tendering – but Government “remains committed to national broadband rollout” says Cork Senator

1 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Eir has withdrawn from the tendering for the National Broadband plan, however Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has expressed that Fine Gael remain committed to broadband rollout. Senator Lombard said: “The National Broadband Plan (NBP) Procurement process is a key priority for Government, and we will continue to put […]

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork – and indeed all Irish – families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because […]

SOCCER: WO-MEN – Cork City Women’s FC merges with Cork City FC

SOCCER: WO-MEN – Cork City Women’s FC merges with Cork City FC

28 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Food Co.’s new, state-of-the-art facility in West Cork was the venue for a number of important announcements this afternoon. Cork City Women’s FC, previously a separate entity, has now merged fully with Cork City Football Club. The FAI Women’s Cup winners affiliated to FORAS ahead of the […]

FARMING: West Cork farmers under financial pressure need help – says TD

FARMING: West Cork farmers under financial pressure need help – says TD

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent Michael Collins TD has called on Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, to immediately put in place measures to ensure that farmers who are enduring the brunt of the fodder crisis are supported. ‘Farmers across West Cork and indeed many parts of the country are once again […]

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

26 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is “delighted with the announcement” that Cork County Council has today lodged planning permission for their proposed relocation and upgrade of the Kinsale library. Senator Lombard, who just recently opened his constituency office in Kinsale, said: “I welcome this major step forward for […]

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

23 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party today described proposals by West Cork Fine Gael Junior Minister Jim Daly for an online identity verification process through the Public Service Card (PSC) as technologically naïve. Speaking in response to the proposals, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said that the proposals are too intrusive […]