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Republic of Work on the South Mall and the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen have been awarded a five year contract to manage the National Digital Research Centre. The partnership aims to provide access to mentorship and investors and will involve collaboration with a similar accelerator program ‘Ignite’ in the UK. Cork businessman and director of Republic of […]

A man has died following a single vehicle collision in Cork. The man, who was in his 70s, was the only occupant of the car which crashed on the R612 at Aghamarta in Crosshaven at around 4:20pm this afternoon. He was subsequently taken to Cork University Hospital but died a short time later. The road remains […]

That’s according to new research from the ESRI. It expects costs to rise by 5% per year over the next 15 years, with pay costs the single biggest factor behind the increase. Demographic changes will also see demand for public hospital care go up by about 1.5% per year over the same period. Conor Keegan from […]

Tourism Ireland is predicting the level of international travel will start to increase between April and June of next year. There’s been an estimated 80% decline in overseas visitors coming to Ireland this year compared to last. The organisation’s research shows young people will be the first to head abroad on holiday. CEO of Tourism […]

A change in wind direction at 4am meant the tide peaked at 2.6 metres rather than the expected 2.8 100 council staff were on call this morning to assist with any clean up. A status Orange wind warning for Cork has now expired and all streets have reopened. Coastal towns also survived the worst of […]

The €302 million a year deal would increase pay for state employees by 2% But the union’s executive says it locks in “pay discrimination” for those hired since the last agreement in 2011. Martin Marjoram, president of the TUI, says new entrants will be paid €8,500 starting off – and that’s a red-line issue for his […]

A €3m upskilling fund is to be set up by government for ex Debenhams workers. It’s part of recommendations proposed by chair of the Labour Court, Kevin Foley, following engagement with workers, KPMG and government. Roughly 1,000 Debenhams staff lost their jobs last April after its Irish operations collapsed. Former shop steward at Patrick Street […]

It could be early 2022 before the majority of people in the Republic are vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an infectious disease expert. The three-stage rollout plan was announced yesterday, with nursing homes and large hospitals set to be the first to benefit. The Health Minister said it could start by the end of the […]

A number of streets and quays have been closed, however the city has avoided the same damage to homes and businesses that it suffered in October. Around 100 Council staff were deployed this morning to assist with any clean up efforts. High tide passed at 06:20 and the majority of flood waters are expected to […]

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 2,134 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 14th December, the HPSC has been notified of 329 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 76,776 confirmed cases of […]


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