CORK CRIME: Man aged in 20s stabbed in Bandon, West Cork

CORK CRIME: Man aged in 20s stabbed in Bandon, West Cork

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardaí are investigating a stabbing incident following the discovery of an injured man at a bus stop in the Glasslynn Road area of Bandon, West Cork this morning around 7.45am. A man in his 20s received multiple stab wounds and was taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance. […]

Cancel the Junior Cert – says Fianna Fail TD

Cancel the Junior Cert – says Fianna Fail TD

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Junior Cert should be cancelled to alleviate pressure on families during the coronavirus crisis, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said, joining calls by Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne that all efforts be directed to ensuring the Leaving Cert goes ahead. Cancelling the junior cert will […]

All Civic amenity sites RE-OPEN in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites will reopen tomorrow. In a statement yesterday the Council had closed the sites, stating: “…Customers are requested to store recyclable materials at home until the movement restrictions are lifted and Cork County Council can return to a full service offering…” […]

First batch of distillery made hand sanitiser rolls off production lines in #WestCork

First batch of distillery made hand sanitiser rolls off production lines in #WestCork

30 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Have you tried to buy hand sanitiser / sanitizer recently? The shelves are bare in most shops, and online it is mostly sold out. Indeed, online retailers such as boots.ie have implemented a virtual queuing system just to browse their website to manage the high levels of traffic, […]

Fire service appeal to landowners to CEASE AND DESIST controlled burning

Fire service appeal to landowners to CEASE AND DESIST controlled burning

30 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Since last Thursday 26th March, Bantry, Castletownbere, Schull, Skibbereen, Dunmanway, Midleton, Macroom, Mallow and Fermoy Fire Brigades have all attended various gorse / outdoor fires. Some of these calls required the attendance of multiple brigades. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 National Emergency, Cork County Fire Service wish […]

All Civic amenity sites have CLOSED in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

All Civic amenity sites have CLOSED in County Cork: Youghal, Raffeen, Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Castletownbere, Rossmore, Millstreet, Macroom, Derryconnell, Bandon

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If you’ve been keeping active during this COVID19 crisis then you may have been clearing out your attic, or decluttering your house! After all, this is the ‘rainy day’, but there has been some (temporary) bad news today… All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are temporarily […]

€176,000 is average price of house in County Cork

€176,000 is average price of house in County Cork

30 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The price of the average three-bed semi in County Cork rose by 4.5% to €176,000 in the past year up the outbreak of Covid-19 according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Average house prices in Charleville were unchanged this quarter at €154,000, and time […]

Public participation period in the planning system extended

Public participation period in the planning system extended

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Government yesterday agreed at the request of Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, to make an order, which has the effect of extending public participation periods in the planning system for a period of three weeks. The Minister said: “We find ourselves in […]

ALL County Council Buildings now closed to public due to #COVID19, but essential services continue

29 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With the introduction of additional regulatory measures to minimise the spread of Covid 19 following the Government’s announcement, Cork County Council wishes to advise of further changes to its operations. Cork County Council will continue to provide essential services and deal with emergencies; however all Council buildings will […]