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Update on Payments Awarded for COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and Enhanced Illness Benefit

Just over 244,000 people receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week, a decrease of over 23,000 on last week 
Number of PUP recipients falls below 250,000...

Monkstown Mural an Imaginative Reminder of Times Past

Work has been completed on a transformative mural at the ‘Cut-and-Cover’ Tunnel in Monkstown, with the iconic tunnel upgraded with colour and imagery, in an homage to the...

Creative County Cork Grants Announced for 2021

Cork County Council has awarded an allocation of €40,000 to 21 different groups throughout the county through its Creative Ireland Grant Scheme 2021.

Funded by Creative Ireland, the scheme...

Man Arrested and Charged in relation to burglary in Cork City in November last year

Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary in Cork city on November 24, 2020.

At around 3pm Gardaí in Watercourse Road received a report...

Government To Research The Potential And Impacts Of A Four Day Working Week

Research call on Social, Economic & Environmental Impacts of Reduced Working Time
The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and the Department of Enterprise,...

284* Cases Reported in Ireland Today

Statement from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:

As of midnight, Sunday 20th June, we are reporting 284* confirmed cases of #COVID19.

13 in ICU. 53 in hospital.

*Daily case numbers may change due to future data...

Refunds Relating to COVID-19 School Closures

Families who paid a fee for school transport in 2020/21 will receive a refund for the unused portion following the public health measure of closing schools to prevent...

New Interactive Voices Of St Mary’s Visitor Experience Unveiled At St Marys’ Collegiate Church Youghal

One of Ireland’s oldest churches to remain in continuous use, St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal, has a great many stories to tell. Now an exciting new immersive...

Minister Humphreys extends School Meals Programme funding to schools over the Summer Holidays

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is now open for new applications.
Over €118 million being provided in these supports...

Vaccine Registration Now Open for Those Aged 38

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration is now open for people aged 38.

To register for your COVID-19 Vaccine, you will need:

Mobile Phone Number
Email Address

If you do...

Dursey Island Cable Car to Close for Emergency Training Exercises

The popular west Cork Cable Car, the Dursey Island Cable Car will close on Wednesday (23rd June) between 11am and 2pm for emergency training exercises. 

Cork County Council ap0logise...

Newly Elected Lord Mayor; Cllr Colm Kelleher visits The English Market and Meets with Traders

Recently elected Lord Mayor of Cork City, Cllr. Colm Kelleher paid a courtesy visit to the English Market on...

Opening Remarks by Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Social Protection Launch of ESRI Report: COVID-19 and the Welfare System

Opening Remarks by Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Social Protection Launch of ESRI Report: COVID-19 and the Welfare System


Good morning everyone.

I would like to thank you for the...

‘Safe Routes To School’ Projects To Progress In 170 Schools Across The Country

170 schools have today been notified that they have been selected for inclusion in the first round of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme to support walking...

No widespread supply interruption for residents of McGrath Park, Mahon as work continues on site

Irish Water, working in partneship with Cork City Council continue to work on site in McGrath Park, Mahon to ensure the area is made safe and to establish...