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Last year in Cork, RNLI lifeboat crews launched 163 times, bringing 255 people to safety.

The figures show more people are getting into difficulty on leisure craft and the charity has advised that proper safety advice and maintenance is vital to ensure people stay safe in Cork’s waters.  The charity is calling for the public to think ahead and...

Don’t pack away the winter woollies just yet, because Cork is set to shiver throughout February in the severest Arctic freeze of the winter.

The same forecasters who correctly predicted the bitter cold spell and snowfall of the latter half of this month across Ireland have warned that worse is to follow next month in what could turn out to be the most brutal winter period in...

 “grave concerns regarding the adequacy of existing government policy”

A legally–binding guarantee to maintain routes between Cork and Heathrow is being sought  “before any sale of Aer Lingus should be considered”. Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy appeared before a specially convened Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, to discuss the...

A special arrangement is now in place to protect existing rent supplement customers in the city from entering homelessness, as concern grows over the current housing crisis and rising rents. Under a new service Threshold, the national housing charity, working with Cork City Council and the Department of Social Protection, will intervene when a family in receipt of rent supplement is...

Cork is one of five cities to be involved in an annual week of events promoting entrepreneurship that will follow in a similar vein as The Gathering. The Startup Gathering, announced as part of the latest Action Plan for Jobs, will take place across five days in October and involve Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. The national week of events will showcase Ireland...

The Health Service Executive has said the "additional monitoring" put in place after a major glitch in the computer system as blood labs in Cork University Hospital last September "worked well" following another technical difficulty last week. The HSE said the problem at the Regional Laboratory IT database system in CUH was identified by the...

Illegal dumping is to be tackled in Cork, with redeployed Cork County Council staff set to be utilised for clean–up operations. The local authority confirmed the new initiative to clean–up fly tipped waste and bring sites across the county, which will be operational from Monday, February 9th, and a new fleet of "technology–enhanced" vehicles will be...

Postmasters in Cork have called for social welfare payments to be a top priority for the new Post Office Business Development Group. The group is independently chaired by entrepreneur and former Dragon’s Den judge Bobby Kerr.

The new group will explore how more business can be delivered through An Post to prevent large numbers of offices from closing.

The IPU, which...

Cork’s Cornstore has been selected as one of a small group of small businesses to take part in a showcase to highlight the best of Irish SMEs in Dublin on Thursday, February 5th.

The Cornstore Group, which includes Cornstore restaurants in Cork and Limerick as well as Coqbull on French Church Street in Cork, are among just six finalists in the food and drink category at this year...

Digital Skills Academy have launched its level–6 digital technology programme TechElevate for eligible jobseekers in Cork. The programme has been specifically designed to help jobseekers gain ICT industry–recognized certification.

The programme comprises of Microsoft Technology Associate certifications designed to validate core technical knowledge and enhance technical...

UCC students are inviting the public to attend a conference about climate change on February 7th. The event will appeal to anyone with an interest in climate change, environmental issues and the work of NGOs around the world.

Several UCC societies have come together to host the all–day conference, which is the brain child of Owen Murphy, a 23–year–old final–year...

The marriage equality referendum is to be the focus of a high–profile public meeting in Cork next week. The meeting, to be chaired by MEP Deirdre Clune, will feature guest speakers such as Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald; Dr Conor O'Mahony of the Faculty of Law at University College Cork; USI president Laura Harmon; and Brian Sheehan, Director of GLEN...

A new, safer and larger outdoor concrete skate facility is being sought for Cork at the site of a new BMX track, following a spate of anti–social behaviour at the city's two main skating areas.

The local skating community has rallied behind the initiative following the recent vandalism of a ramp at Ballyphehane park and a series of incidents at the Mardyke...

Sixth class pupils unlocked the secrets of forensic science, chemical energy and a century of great scientific discoveries, at the PepsiCo Challenge Science, in the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy this week. Over 160 primary school students from Cork participated in the two–day interactive science workshops and experiments.

Challenge Science is one of Junior...

Provision is being made for Irish Rail to make improvements to Kent Station as part of a multi–million euro allocation in funding for sustainable transport and accessibility projects. In total, €15.3m has been promised to 58 projects in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford and a further €2.1m to enhance accessibility for wheelchair and other users. The...

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