CORK HERITAGE: Lecture on old Shops of Clonakilty

CORK HERITAGE: Lecture on old Shops of Clonakilty

23 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “Hard Times – Shops and Shopkeepers in Clonakilty 1870–1920”, is the title of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage’s next public lecture which will take place next Thursday 25th January at 8pm at The Parish Centre. The lecture is sure to be of interest to many locals, in particular current day […]

Did you know there are 18 Consulates in Cork?

Did you know there are 18 Consulates in Cork?

21 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A capital city such as Dublin has many foreign Embassies. A secondary city such as Cork has many Consulates. A Consulate can be headed by: a Career Consul (A civil servant from the sending country) an Honorary Consul (A resident of the receiving country, who is usually involved […]

TOURISM MAGAZINE: 34,000 Britons read all about Cork city and county

TOURISM MAGAZINE: 34,000 Britons read all about Cork city and county

17 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An article highlighting Cork features in the February edition of Wanderlust travel magazine, profiling this part of Ireland to some 34,000 readers – or potential British holidaymakers. Tourism Ireland in London, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited Phoebe Smith, the editor of Wanderlust, to visit Cork last year. […]

WEST CORK: Schools encouraged to participate in Positive Mental Health Initiative

WEST CORK: Schools encouraged to participate in Positive Mental Health Initiative

16 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly, is calling on all schools in West Cork to take part in this year’s Mission Possible: School Achievement awards. Mission Possible: School Achievement awards, organised by St. Patricks Mental Health Services, is an initiative dedicated […]

FARMING POLITICS: West Cork TD accuses Dept of Agriculture of another level of impractical bureaucracy

FARMING POLITICS: West Cork TD accuses Dept of Agriculture of another level of impractical bureaucracy

16 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘Plans by officials at the Department of Agriculture to introduce rules dictating the direction that farmers can plough their fields are impractical and display a major lack of common sense’ – That is the view of West Cork Independent TD, Michael Collins. He is astonished at what he […]

Cork County Council – Muncipal District Community Fund Grant Scheme

Cork County Council – Muncipal District Community Fund Grant Scheme

16 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is “committed to supporting local communities across County Cork” and the Local Authority has confirmed that financial assistance for community, and voluntary groups, along with local organisations will be available through the Community Fund Scheme 2018. This scheme is administered by the 8 Municipal District […]

WEST CORK: 73 year old man dies after being struck by car while walking in Clonakilty

WEST CORK: 73 year old man dies after being struck by car while walking in Clonakilty

15 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Gardai in Clonakilty, West Cork are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred on Fernhill Road at approximately 7.15pm this evening. A 73-year-old male pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the […]

Irish Water wants to STANDARDISE new pipe connection charges

Irish Water wants to STANDARDISE new pipe connection charges

14 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water (IW) has submitted proposals to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) for a set of national connection charges and to standardise the scope of work involved in each connection. Today the CRU has opened a public consultation on those proposals. Currently, new connections to the […]

Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

12 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that additional funding has been made available for the Seniors Alert Scheme following a massive increase in applications for the free personalised alarms for people over 65. “The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support […]