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 […]

36% of Cork fears for job security & 50% fear wage reduction in coming 12 months

36% of Cork fears for job security & 50% fear wage reduction in coming 12 months

1 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over 7 out of every 20 people in Cork are worried about their job security, according to a new report from Irish recruitment company, FRS Recruitment. In total 36% of people in Cork are concerned about their employment prospects, a figure significantly below the national figure with 46% […]

WEST CORK: Irish Water upgrades for Schull now, are part of larger scheme covering Skibbereen, Drimoleague, Castledonovan, Leap, Bluid, and Sherkin Island

WEST CORK: Irish Water upgrades for Schull now, are part of larger scheme covering Skibbereen, Drimoleague, Castledonovan, Leap, Bluid, and Sherkin Island

31 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is delivering major upgrades to safeguard water supply in Schull, as part of the Skibbereen Regional Water Supply Scheme. Upgrades are ongoing and include the construction of over 10km of trunk main connecting Schull to the Skibbereen Water Supply […]

County Cork gets its share of CLIMATE CHANGE money

County Cork gets its share of CLIMATE CHANGE money

31 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the allocation of over €6.6m to Cork County Council for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaption measures in Cork County. Cllr. O’Shea said the funding has been made available under the Government’s Jobs Stimulus Plan and is part […]

Former Fine Gael TD appointed to Board of ‘Home and Community Care Ireland’

Former Fine Gael TD appointed to Board of ‘Home and Community Care Ireland’

30 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie HCCI is the national representative body for 80 companies that employ 10,000 carers, providing home care to 20,000 older and vulnerable people in Ireland. Jim Daly, former Minister for Mental Health and Older People has been appointed to the Board of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) Commenting […]

WEST CORK: 2020 Businesswoman of the Year winners announced

WEST CORK: 2020 Businesswoman of the Year winners announced

30 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Network Ireland West Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2020 ceremony took place in a very different style this year with a virtual meeting. Network Ireland is Ireland’s longest established and leading female focussed business network. It is the go-to national women in business organisation to promote, […]

Cork County beaches impacted by recent adverse weather

Cork County beaches impacted by recent adverse weather

28 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Recent storms and continuing heavy rainfall events mean precautionary water quality notices will remain in place for 15 beaches across Cork County until at least September 3rd. High levels of bacteria have been detected at Oysterhaven and Redbarn and following discussions with the HSE, “Do Not Swim Prohibition […]

Gaggin for Data: Three Mobile confirms uptake in 4G data usage

Gaggin for Data: Three Mobile confirms uptake in 4G data usage

27 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Data traffic in Gaggin, Cork increases fivefold following technology updates by Three Ireland Residents of Gaggin, West Cork (a rural area located South South West of Bandon) have seen their internet connectivity transformed following a significant technology update in the area from Three Ireland. With some residents from […]