HAVE YOUR SAY: Cork Business Attitudes survey – how has COVID affected your business?

HAVE YOUR SAY:  Cork Business Attitudes survey – how has COVID affected your business?

8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork group of Social Democrats branches have launched a survey for business owners based in Cork City and County, calling on the business community to share their experiences of keeping their businesses afloat during the pandemic. The survey asks business owners in Cork what their experiences of […]

Fire Safety Packs Delivered to Homes Across Cork County

Fire Safety Packs Delivered to Homes Across Cork County

6 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Home Fire Safety Information packs are currently being distributed throughout Cork County by Cork County Council’s Fire Service, with the assistance of the HSE Home Support Service, Meals on Wheels and An Garda Síochána. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Cork County Council’s Fire Service has been unable to […]

Recognition for the Heroes of West Cork

Recognition for the Heroes of West Cork

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD Micheal Collins spoke in the Dail on Wednesday 24th March about his own hometown of Lowertown and the history and commemoration of Micheal John McClean who lost his life on December 8th 100 years ago in Gaggin in Bandon. Deputy collins said “he […]

West Cork TD comments on COVID funeral mourner caps

West Cork TD comments on COVID funeral mourner caps

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael calls on the Government to let the ritual of funerals continue with more than 25 people Deputy Micheal Collins in the Dail last week raised with the minister to increase the number of people who are allowed at funerals. Speaking from the Convention Centre in […]

10% of Irish people get water from a private well – but grant application process needs to be streamlined

10% of Irish people get water from a private well – but grant application process needs to be streamlined

5 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has said that grants for private water supplies need to be revised as to reflect the true cost of installation. Varying levels of grants are available under the Rural Water Programme to carry out works to a private water supply – for sinking a […]

Cork County Council “Spray Safe” Pesticide Awareness Campaign

Cork County Council “Spray Safe” Pesticide Awareness Campaign

4 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is to launch a “Spray Safe” pesticide awareness campaign on Monday 5th April. The campaign seeks to engage with occasional users of pesticides, such as householders, gardeners, and small-scale farmers. Commenting on the campaign, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley commented, […]

Burst water main repair underway in Bantry #WestCork

Burst water main repair underway in Bantry #WestCork

4 April 2021, 10.13am By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council are working to repair a burst water main on Rope Walk in Bantry. The unplanned water supply interuption is affecting up to 500 customers but repair crews will endeavour to complete the works as soon as possible. It […]

POLITICS: Clonakilty #WestCork woman elected to Social Democrats National Executive

POLITICS: Clonakilty #WestCork woman elected to Social Democrats National Executive

3 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Disability rights activist and former local election candidate for the Social Democrats, Evie Nevin, has won a seat on the Party’s National Executive. Evie who lives in Clonakilty, was Vice Chair during the last term of the Executive, topped the polls during the Party’s internal elections and took […]

LISTEN: Cork needs more new homes. Supply is not meeting demand

LISTEN: Cork needs more new homes. Supply is not meeting demand

3 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “A lack of stock coming to the market remains an issue” says Michael O’Donoghue of REA O’Donoghue & Clarke, Cork. The price of the average second-hand three-bed Semi-D in Cork city has increased by 1.6% to €325,000 in the last 12 months, according to a national survey by […]

Cobh, Whitegate, Skibbereen, Barryroe: EUROSPAR Supermarkets supporting St Vincent de Paul

Cobh, Whitegate, Skibbereen, Barryroe: EUROSPAR Supermarkets supporting St Vincent de Paul

31 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Four Cork EUROSPAR Supermarkets are supporting the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Empty Basket Easter Appeal this year, which is aimed at ensuring those most in need this Easter season don’t go without, with all in-store donations being used within local communities. With nearly one third of all […]

ARTS JOBS: Cork Council seeks “Historian-in-Residence”, “Creative Producer-in-Residence”, “Writer-in-Residence”, and “Filmmaker-in-Residence”

ARTS JOBS: Cork Council seeks “Historian-in-Residence”, “Creative Producer-in-Residence”, “Writer-in-Residence”, and “Filmmaker-in-Residence”

30 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council Library and Arts Service is announcing four new creative residencies for 2021 with support from Creative Ireland and the Arts Council. The residencies aim to facilitate access to creativity and culture for adults, children and young people in County Cork. The Historian-in-Residence will be invited […]