Govt funding for Greenways

Govt funding for Greenways

24 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Persistence is key is the message from Minister Jim Daly on the announcement of a funding stream being made available exclusively for greenways, a stream of funding that the Minister has been calling for since 2015. “Back in January of 2015, I raised the topical issue in the […]

TIDY TOWNS: Cork groups recognised by County Council’ “Anti-Litter Challenge Competition – Divisional Awards”

TIDY TOWNS: Cork groups recognised by County Council’ “Anti-Litter Challenge Competition – Divisional Awards”

17 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council recently hosted 3 award ceremonies for prize winners in the Divisional Anti-Litter Challenge Awards, 2018. Awards ceremonies were held in the Council Offices in Annabella, Mallow for prize winners in the Northern Division, in the Council Chamber in County Hall for villages in the Southern […]

SUMMER NEWS: Minister agrees to “examine” VAT on sunscreen

SUMMER NEWS: Minister agrees to “examine” VAT on sunscreen

19 July 2018 By Mary Bermimgham mary@TheCork.ie Senator Tim Lombard had a productive meeting with his Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Pascal Donohoe, regarding his proposals to reduce the VAT on sun cream products. Senator Lombard said: “I had a very productive meeting with Minister Donohoe regarding my proposals […]

SPORT: Check out this replica of the Sam McGuire Cup

13 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A very special version of the Sam Maguire Everyone knows that most famous prize in Gaelic games, the Sam Maguire Cup, is awarded to the winners of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, but what do you know about the man himself, Mr Sam McGuire? He was born in […]

Cork County Council asking people of Cork to help conserve water supplies

Cork County Council asking people of Cork to help conserve water supplies

12 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council continue to work with Irish Water to maintain water supplies through careful management of schemes and targeted leakage detection and repair. The continuing cooperation of the public in terms of water conservation is greatly appreciated. This, together with the national hosepipe ban, has helped to […]

‘A Taste of West Cork Food Festival’ will take place 7th-16th September 2018

‘A Taste of West Cork Food Festival’ will take place 7th-16th September 2018

10 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 41 West Cork towns, villages and 8 islands collaborate on 255 fabulous foodie and adventurer events. Billed as Ireland’s largest food festival, A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, which runs from 7th-16th September, has launched its wide-ranging programme of events at Castle Freke, Castlefreke, West Cork. With West Cork […]

Just over two months to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund – Lombard

Just over two months to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund – Lombard

9 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Projects seeking support from the Government’s new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund have just over two months to apply, a Fine Gael Senator said. The objective of the Rural Regeneration and Development fund is to support collaborative and integrated projects between Government departments, State agencies, local authorities, other […]

Cork Seeks Stimulus Package as Brexit Looms – County and City Mayors issue joint statement

Cork Seeks Stimulus Package as Brexit Looms – County and City Mayors issue joint statement

6 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Seeks Stimulus Package as Brexit Looms – Limerick Precedent Being Cited The Mayors of Cork City and County have joined forces to lobby Government for a multi-million euro stimulus package for Cork over the next 3-5 years. City Lord Mayor Mick Finn and Cork County Mayor Patrick […]