HEALTH: Cork Second Most Rat-Infested County in Ireland, says Rentokil

HEALTH: Cork Second Most Rat-Infested County in Ireland, says Rentokil

2 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The recent drop in temperatures will encourage rodents to move indoors Ireland’s leading pest control provider Rentokil, is reporting that Cork is the second most rat-infested county in Ireland. The pest control experts predict that the number of rodent infestations in homes will continue to rise, as winter approaches, and […]

POLITICS: Social Democrats select Cork General Election candidates – @sihalpin @patriciamodwyer @ciaranmcarthy

POLITICS: Social Democrats select Cork General Election candidates – @sihalpin @patriciamodwyer @ciaranmcarthy

2 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats in Cork gathered to choose their general election candidates for Cork North Central, Cork South Central and Cork North West at the Selection Convention in the Imperial Hotel on Thursday, November 30th. The Social Democrats now have candidates running in 16 constituencies with more to […]

FARMING: Nearly 80% of Cork tillage farmers waiting for compensation payments – Murphy O’Mahony

FARMING: Nearly 80% of Cork tillage farmers waiting for compensation payments – Murphy O’Mahony

1 December 2017 By Mary Bermimgham mary@TheCork.ie Only 19 of 86 payments farmers have received funds – says TD Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the failure of the Department of Agriculture to pay our payments under the Tillage Compensation Scheme is having a serious impact on West Cork farmers. Deputy […]

Five Cork areas – including Clonakilty – have chance of winning IPB Pride of Place Award

Five Cork areas – including Clonakilty – have chance of winning IPB Pride of Place Award

1 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Clonakilty, Whiddy Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown head for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017. What is price of place? IPB Pride of Place is an all-island (North and South) competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. Where does the […]

WATER SAFETY: Cork County Council receives ‘Charles Thomson Award’

WATER SAFETY: Cork County Council receives ‘Charles Thomson Award’

1 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has won the Charles Thomson Award, an annual award which recognises the work of Local Authorities in promoting water safety. The Award is presented by Irish Water Safety (IWS) within the Republic of Ireland and the Royal Life Saving Society (Northern Ireland and Ireland branches). […]

WEST CORK: New SuperValu officially opens

WEST CORK: New SuperValu officially opens

30 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new, purpose built, state-of-the-art SuperValu was officially opened today (Thursday) at Harbour View in Bantry. The cutting of the ribbon to mark the new store opening was performed by 6 members of staff that together have​ 2​3​0 years service at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu in Bantry. Celebrity Chef Martin […]

Cork County Mayor’s Coffee Morning raises over €1,500 for Friends of Marymount

Cork County Mayor’s Coffee Morning raises over €1,500 for Friends of Marymount

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley hosted a Coffee Morning today in County Hall which raised over €1,500 in aid of Marymount Hospice. Speaking at the Coffee Morning, Mayor Hurley paid particular thanks to all who had joined him, “As Mayor, I am honoured to […]

WEST CORK: New Lidl opens in Bantry, Co Cork

WEST CORK: New Lidl opens in Bantry, Co Cork

30 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Former Cork football captain Philip Clifford officially opened Lidl’s brand new store in Bantry today, which saw the creation of 20 new jobs in the locality. The new store boasts a state of the art architectural design and spacious store layout, meaning Lidl can offer customers a greater […]

Homeless families must not be broken apart – West Cork TD

Homeless families must not be broken apart – West Cork TD

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Homeless families must not be broken apart West Cork Independent TD Michael Collins wants the government to ensure that families facing or currently homeless are not split up as they try to access suitable emergency accommodation. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Collins, during the debate concerning the Housing […]