WEST CORK: Junior Minister Jim Daly visits New Zealand for St Patrick’s Day

WEST CORK: Junior Minister Jim Daly visits New Zealand for St Patrick’s Day

15 March 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister Jim Daly lends a hand to boost tourism from New Zealand Junior Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly TD, is in New Zealand this week, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included an event organised by Tourism Ireland, […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: contributes towards reading and education with ‘Summer Reading Scheme’ for children

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: contributes towards reading and education with ‘Summer Reading Scheme’ for children

13 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie While summer 2017 is a distant memory, Cork County Council’s Library Service is ‘basking in sunshine’ following the recent publication of the Summer Stars 2017 Report, the National summer reading programme for libraries. Out of 29 library authorities across the country, Cork County Library topped the charts in […]

BUSINESS SURVEY: Cork meetings are quicker and have less attendees

BUSINESS SURVEY: Cork meetings are quicker and have less attendees

13 March 2018, Tuesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Tuesday is the best day for a meeting, late in the morning, but keep it less than 35 minutes. €1,123 is the cost of tardiness to meetings per employee per year and remote working is becoming the new norm in a mobile-first world according to new research […]

CORK POLITICS: Fisheries negotiations must remain centre to EU Brexit talks – Murphy O’Mahony

CORK POLITICS: Fisheries negotiations must remain centre to EU Brexit talks – Murphy O’Mahony

12 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says it’s imperative that fisheries industry remains to the forefront of the Brexit negotiations. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony made the comment following the publication of the draft guidelines issued by the European Council last week. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “It’s […]

SPORT: Capital Sports Grant continues to support local groups – including in Kinsale, West Cork

SPORT: Capital Sports Grant continues to support local groups – including in Kinsale, West Cork

12 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South West and Junior Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that Kinsale Community College are to benefit from the Capital Sports Grant following a successful appeal. Speaking on the announcement Junior Minister Daly said, ‘My government […]

WEST CORK: 140 entries for Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally 2018 – takes place in two weeks time

WEST CORK: 140 entries for Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally 2018 – takes place in two weeks time

4 March 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally which takes place in just two weeks has now received 140 entries across all categories. This is in spite of the inclement weather conditions which has meant that the entries secretary has not received any postal entries since last Tuesday. Any […]

THE WATER IS OFF – in parts of Youghal & Allihies, Co Cork – aftermath of #StormEmma

THE WATER IS OFF – in parts of Youghal & Allihies, Co Cork – aftermath of #StormEmma

4 March 2018, 11am By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Due to issues associated with Storm Emma and an increased demand on water supplies, a number of areas of Cork are currently experiencing disruptions to their water supply. Irish Water is working with Cork County Council to fix leaks and carry out any other necessary repairs as […]

Freezing weather is over, but aftermath is low supplies of drinking water #StormEmma #BigFreeze2018

Freezing weather is over, but aftermath is low supplies of drinking water #StormEmma #BigFreeze2018

3 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is advising customers in Cork that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, some water treatment plants in the county are struggling to keep up with supply demands. The agency did not list areas, instead it said “All customers are being asked to conserve […]