Celebrity chef Rachel Allen will be Grand Marshal of the 2017 Cork City St Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen will be Grand Marshal of the 2017 Cork City St Patrick’s Day Parade

2 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Parade which will be attended by 50,000 people, will take place in Cork City at 1pm on Friday March 17th Lord Mayor, Cllr. Des Cahill said “Cork is renowned internationally as the Food Capital of Ireland and we are delighted that Rachel Allen who is a fantastic […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney MUST follow peoples wishes on water charge abolition – says Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry

1 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry said this morning that if the Dail votes to abolish water charges at the end of March and Minister Coveney refuses to introduce legislation to reflect that reality then “a General Election will ensue and Fine Gael’s parliamentary representation […]

New social housing regeneration project in Dublin Street, Blackpool, Cork City

New social housing regeneration project in Dublin Street, Blackpool, Cork City

20 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Today in the Blackpool area of Cork city, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney TD turned the sod on a reconstruction project which will see 10 new homes for older people provided in Dublin Street. This marks the next phase of Respond’s regeneration work […]

Cork City Council approves proposal to enter into formal relationships with Bordeaux, St. Petersburg and Miami.

Cork City Council approves proposal to enter into formal relationships with Bordeaux, St. Petersburg and Miami.

14 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Since 1958 Cork City has entered into formal Twinning Agreements with six cities – Coventry, Rennes, San Francisco, Cologne, Swansea and Shanghai. These formal international relationships have “fostered strong links in many diverse fields, from cultural to educational, social to tourist, technical, scientific and economic” – according to […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

13 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline based TD, Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has signed the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017  giving effect to an important commitment under the Governments’ rental strategy, published in December. The Strategy sets out a number of actions under standards […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs Orders designating Ballincollig, Carrigaline (part of), Douglas and Passage West as ‘Rent Pressure Zones’

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs Orders designating Ballincollig, Carrigaline (part of), Douglas and Passage West as ‘Rent Pressure Zones’

1 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., has signed Orders this week designating Ballincollig, Carrigaline (the Northern/’City side’ only), Douglas and Passage West as Rent Pressure Zones. The new Orders mean that rent increases in these local electoral areas will be limited to a […]

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

29 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland introduced paid Paternity leave on September 1st 2016 and up to January 11th 2017, 5,545 fathers had taken up the 2 weeks leave to look after their new babies. Locally, 708 fathers from Cork have taken up the paid paternity leave since the option became available. The […]

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

24 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The pre-Christmas St Vincent de Paul Car Draw raised almost €110,000 for individuals and families struggling to get by from day to day. SVP Cork helped 5,000 families in 2016 alone SVP extended their gratitude to all of those who supported this year’s draw “The money raised through the […]