Support your local shops, or else they may close

Support your local shops, or else they may close

10 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is taking action to support businesses across the county as they reopen for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis began. As part of Project ACT, the Council has launched a campaign to encourage people to “realise the value of staying closer to home”. The […]

Parents told to bring hand sanitiser to playgrounds, which are re-opening

9 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Further to the Government’s announcement on Friday last regarding Phase 2 of the Roadmap to reopening Society and Business, Cork County Council wishes to advise that playground facilities, Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and outdoor gym equipment will begin to reopen on week commencing Monday 8th June 2020. It should […]

LATEST DATA: Number of COVID19 cases in Cork

LATEST DATA: Number of COVID19 cases in Cork

8 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 4 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,683 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Sunday 7 June the HPSC has been notified of 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19. […]

LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: Bus Éireann returns to normal schedule

LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: Bus Éireann returns to normal schedule

7 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Social distancing requirements mean capacity will remain very limited and should only be used for essential journeys, Customers strongly encouraged to wear a face-covering (but not mandatory)  In response to the Government announcement on moving to phase 2+ of Ireland’s roadmap for reopening society and business, all weekday […]

GOOD NEWS for houses in rural ireland

GOOD NEWS for houses in rural ireland

7 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has highlighted changes to grants for septic tanks and wells which will see increased funding available to people in Cork. The changes come under Measure 8 of the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, which runs from 2019 to 2021. Senator Lombard said, “Under the […]

Former Cork Social Democrats candidate joins board of EmployAbility West Cork

Former Cork Social Democrats candidate joins board of EmployAbility West Cork

6 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This week, Clonakilty woman, Evie Nevin, has accepted an invitation to sit on EmployAbility’s West Cork board. Evie ran in last year’s local elections for the Social Democrats and later was elected to the National Executive as Vice Chairperson of her party. EmployAbility founded in 2001, is a […]

SOLVED: How often does it rain in Cork?

SOLVED: How often does it rain in Cork?

6 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Quick answer: It rains 146 days each year, in Cork On average, June has the least rainy days in Cork, so enjoy the next few weeks while they last In meteorology, precipitation is the umbrella term (pun intended) for any water vapour that falls under gravity from clouds. […]

Even more Online Services available from Cork County Council

Even more Online Services available from Cork County Council

6 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s online customer service portal ‘Your Council’ has made a raft of new adaptive and creative services available in response to the evolving needs and challenges posed by our new way of living alongside Covid 19. From simplifying business grant applications to sharing good news stories […]

How far can I travel during COVID19? From Monday EVERYwhere in Co Cork!

How far can I travel during COVID19? From Monday EVERYwhere in Co Cork!

6 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The acceleration of the Government’s Phase 2 reopening plan has been made possible thanks in no small part to the huge efforts of the people of Cork, Fine Gael Deputy Colm Burke has said. Deputy Colm Burke said: “My colleagues in Cabinet have agreed to implement all elements of Phase 2 and to […]

County Council tackles potholes with €2.1 million contract

County Council tackles potholes with €2.1 million contract

8 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The scope of works to be undertaken will include road resurfacing, major road reconstruction, traffic calming measures, drainage and associated works. Cork County Council has announced the commencement of the Cork County Road Resurfacing Contract for 2020 at a total cost of €2.1 million. The company appointed, Lagan […]

Cork County Council joins teams with Abodoo to build “Talent Heatmap” to help future growth

Cork County Council joins teams with Abodoo to build “Talent Heatmap” to help future growth

6 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council says hundreds of people have already signed up to a new initiative to map the talent and skill-set of people living across the county. The initiative is part of Project ACT, which is a multi-million euro programme to support Cork through the Covid-19 crisis and […]