Minister Creed announces introduction of new conservation measures for crawfish

Minister Creed announces introduction of new conservation measures for crawfish

31 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that he has approved a new conservation measure that will provide legal protection for v-notched crawfish. The measure received widespread support when the Minister discussed it with industry representatives during today’s meeting of the National Inshore […]

New All-Island Initiative to Enhance Cork’s Reputation for Food and Drink

New All-Island Initiative to Enhance Cork’s Reputation for Food and Drink

30 June 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Taste the Island – a celebration of Ireland’s food and drink “We are creating some of the most exciting food and drink stories ever experienced on this Island and our ambition is to bring Ireland’s food story to the world.”  Over fifty businesses and individuals from Cork, today attended the […]

WEST CORK HEALTH: €700K new CT Scanner for Bantry General Hospital

WEST CORK HEALTH: €700K new CT Scanner for Bantry General Hospital

28 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork-South-West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, has welcomed the confirmation of funding for a new CT scanner at Bantry General Hospital. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “…We have been a long-time campaigning for funding for the hospital.” “Since 2016 I have repeatedly raised the case for Bantry […]

RehabCare funding confirmed as services are secured for Cork South West -Murphy O’Mahony

RehabCare funding confirmed as services are secured for Cork South West -Murphy O’Mahony

23 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD, has welcomed news that €2m in funding has been secured for RehabCare but warned families and service users in the West Cork area should not have had to endure such fear in the lead up to the confirmation of […]

‘Ruxi’ (Rural taxi) proposal a step closer

‘Ruxi’ (Rural taxi) proposal a step closer

20 May 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A taxi service that caters specifically for rural Ireland is a now a step closer, a Fine Gael Minister has said. Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, has received confirmation from the National Transport Authority (NTA) CEO Anne Graham that she is willing to amend […]

VIDEO: What connection did JOHNNY CASH have to Cork?

VIDEO: What connection did JOHNNY CASH have to Cork?

17 May 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There is a long history of American’s singing about Ye Olde Ireland (e.g. Bing Crosby) but did you know Johnny Cash not only sang about Ireland, he went so far as to actually write about the Emerald Isle which mentions Skibbereen and Cork! The song was called ‘Forty […]

Safe drinking water in Adrigole, Crookhaven and Mogeely as water supplies are removed from the EPA’s remedial action list

Safe drinking water in Adrigole, Crookhaven and Mogeely as water supplies are removed from the EPA’s remedial action list

16 May 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Almost 3,000 people in Cork received good news earlier this month following the removal of three water supplies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from their Remedial Action List (RAL). The latest report from the EPA shows that Irish Water has removed eight water supply zones in Co. […]

IRELAND’s HOUSING CRISIS: high rents and low supply

IRELAND’s HOUSING CRISIS: high rents and low supply

13 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There were just 2,700 homes available to rent nationwide on May 1st, the lowest total ever recorded in a series dating back to 2006, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie. With tight supply, listed rents rose again in all 54 markets covered in the report. […]

IRELAND FISHING NEWS: New Harbour Admin Building and doubling of quay space in Castletownbere

IRELAND FISHING NEWS: New Harbour Admin Building and doubling of quay space in Castletownbere

10 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister Creed opens new Harbour Administration Building and inspects €23.5m development project, doubling the quay space in Castletownbere “The value of landings into Castletownbere increased by 275% between 2010 and 2017.” The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., officially opened the new Harbour Administration […]