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EU wants 55% of all plastic to be recycled by 2030 – MEP Deirdre Clune

EU wants 55% of all plastic to be recycled by 2030 – MEP Deirdre Clune

“More focus on keeping the country’s rivers and beaches clean” Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune said everyone from producers, to consumers to businesses must play their part in the fight against plastic. MEP Clune was speaking after a survey from Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) showed that less that one in ten beaches are litter-free. […]

Rowing Ireland Coastal Rowing prepare for inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships

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Rowing Ireland Coastal Rowing prepare for inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships

The Irish Coastal Rowing Championships are just a few days away and final preparations are being made at the spectacular setting of the National Rowing Centre, Cork. This year’s championships, which will be the inaugural one run under the auspices of Rowing Ireland, will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August and there […]

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Cobh youth triumph over local Gardai in annual Garda Youth Diversion soccer match

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Cobh youth triumph over local Gardai in annual Garda Youth Diversion soccer match

The Annual Garda Youth Diversion soccer match between Feabhas GYDP (Garda Youth Diversion Project), affectionately known locally as ‘the parish,’ and the Cobh Gardai took place last recently at Springfield Ramblers AstroTurf Pitch at the Cobh Community College grounds in Carrignafoy. Now in its second year, the nine a side game got off to an […]

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Great Island Historical Society Summer Outing 2018

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Great Island Historical Society Summer Outing 2018

For their 2018 Summer Outing the Great Island Historical Society decided to visit County Tipperary and take in some of its visitor attractions such as the Glen of Aherlow, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage. On the morning of Saturday July 28th at the Convent Gates on Bishop’s Road 46 members boarded Butler’s […]

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Sherlock again calls for Government to Fix broken school bus system

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Sherlock again calls for Government to Fix broken school bus system

Labour Spokesperson on Children Sean Sherlock has called again for the Government to fix the broken school bus transport system as parents receive refusal emails on concessionary tickets over the weekend with the new school year just around the corner. “Every year this issue arises and every year the Government wrings it hands, expresses sympathy […]

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Spectacular Spike Island unveiled as the location for Focus Ireland’s upcoming Shine A Light Night

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Spectacular Spike Island unveiled as the location for Focus Ireland’s upcoming Shine A Light Night

Spectacular Spike Island unveiled as the location for Focus Ireland’s upcoming Shine A Light Night The spectacular Cork Harbour setting, Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction last year, is supporting Focus Ireland’s fight against homelessness on October 12, and the people of Cork can take part too. Shine A Light Night 2018 is a little over two […]

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TITANIC PIER GROUP ADAPT AND ADDRESS CONCERNS RAISED OVER PLANNING SUBMISSION

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TITANIC PIER GROUP ADAPT AND ADDRESS CONCERNS RAISED OVER PLANNING SUBMISSION

Gillen Joyce, proprietor and manager of the Titanic Experience and partner in the project along with Cork County Council and Port of Cork to save the pier have taken onboard concerns raised over the redevelopment of the ‘Titanic Pier’ in Cobh. Plans were unveiled in January of this year for the restoration of the historic […]

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Fota Wildlife Park announces the arrival of the first Lion-tailed macaque baby in over four years

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Fota Wildlife Park announces the arrival of the first Lion-tailed macaque baby in over four years

Fota Wildlife Park announces the arrival of the first Lion-tailed macaque baby in over four years -and they are asking for your help in choosing a name! Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a Lion-tailed macaque baby (Macaca silenus) on 23rd July to mother Tish and father Mauzer under the European Endangered Species […]

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Cobh Tidy Towns Nature Events

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Cobh Tidy Towns Nature Events

Two great events coming up in August organised by Cobh Tidy Towns. Firstly for National Heritage Week we have planned some “Mini Beasty Hunts”. Join Niamh O’Flynn, an Animal Scientist and Wildlife Educator, on a guided bug hunt and nature walk at Marlogue Woods. She will tell you stories about what a bug is, show […]

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Minister Stanton announces Better Balance for Better Business initiative

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Minister Stanton announces Better Balance for Better Business initiative

Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton, has announced the formation of a business-led review group, the Better Balance for Better Business initiative, to promote better gender balance on corporate boards and in the senior management of leading Irish companies.  Launched with An […]

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