44 Cork food producers make shortlist for Blas na hÉireann 2020 irishfoodawards.com #Blas2020

44 Cork food producers make shortlist for Blas na hÉireann 2020 irishfoodawards.com #Blas2020

15 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The team at Blas na hÉireann ( irishfoodawards.com ) have been working tirelessly since March to ensure that Blas 2020 goes ahead, maintaining their commitment to celebrating the very best in Irish food and drink. Chairperson, Artie Clifford feels that now, more than ever it is essential to […]

Cork County Lifeguards Stand Down after busy Bathing Season

Cork County Lifeguards Stand Down after busy Bathing Season

14 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Following a very busy 2020 bathing season, Cork County Council‘s Beach Lifeguard Service lowered their flags on Sunday, 13th September and have extended their gratitude to the people of Cork and visitors to the coast for their continued cooperation. The lifeguard’s role is to ensure that the public […]

€130,250 to spruce up Crosshaven, Passage West, Kanturk, Liscarroll and West Cork

€130,250 to spruce up Crosshaven, Passage West, Kanturk, Liscarroll and West Cork

14 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD has announced a total of five applications by Cork County Council have been successful in securing funding to the value of €130,250, under the second round of the Town and Village Accelerated Measure in Response to Covid-19. The Accelerated […]

€735,000 worth of machinery added to Council’s Roads Fleet

€735,000 worth of machinery added to Council’s Roads Fleet

12 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new grader, two 26 tonne trucks and three automated gritters are the latest additions to join Cork County Council’s Fleet in 2020. With responsibility for 12.5% of the entire national road network, Cork County Council has a 700 strong vehicle fleet, the second largest in the country […]

Why is there a low-flying airplane over Cork? and what can landowners do?

Why is there a low-flying airplane over Cork? and what can landowners do?

11 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Q: Why is a Canadian registered white airplane flying over Cork? A: It’s equipped with state-of -the-art instruments and part of a Geo survey. The airplane will fly over counties Laois, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford, and neighbouring parts of Offaly, Cork, Carlow and Kildare from September until the […]

“Two faced TD’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”

“Two faced TD’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael Collins calls out the “two faced Td’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”. Independent TD, for West Cork, Michael Collins has sharply criticised his opposition for voting for restrictions which they have repeatedly called “bonkers” and illogical and which they have claimed […]

What is the climate of Cork?

What is the climate of Cork?

8 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Yet, Cork is also one of Ireland’s sunniest cities, with an average of 3.9 hours of sunshine every day and only having 67 days where there is no “recordable sunshine”, mostly during and around winter. The climate of Cork, like the vast majority of Ireland, is mild oceanic […]

WEST CORK: Australian Expat Artist to give @Sotherbys painting auction proceeds to @WestCorkRR and @CUHCharity

WEST CORK: Australian Expat Artist to give @Sotherbys painting auction proceeds to @WestCorkRR and @CUHCharity

8 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork based, internationally renowned Australian artist, John Kelly, spent 45 days in Hospital and many more months in and out, two years ago. That he is alive today is thanks to the astonishing professionalism of the West Cork First Responders Unit and Cork University Hospital (CUH). To […]

New Fire Brigade Appliances for Cork County Council’s Fire Service

New Fire Brigade Appliances for Cork County Council’s Fire Service

7 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Fire Service recently took delivery of two new Class B Fire Appliances stationed in Midleton and Bantry Fire Stations. The new frontline appliances have been funded by the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management in the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government. Mayor […]

FREE MONEY: How to claim the ‘Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance’

FREE MONEY: How to claim the ‘Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance’

4 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard is encouraging all Cork families that haven’t yet applied to avail of the significant expansion of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. Senator Lombard said: “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, […]

Urgent appeal to Cork landlords with vacant properties

Urgent appeal to Cork landlords with vacant properties

2 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The National housing charity Threshold has called on landlords in Cork with vacant properties to work with its Access Housing Unit, a unique collaborative service which has benefits for landlords and tenants alike. The charity urgently needs more rental properties in the Cork City and County areas to […]