Talks over beach bans
CORK Co Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are liaising over a number of bathing restriction notices on local beaches.
Strands in west Cork's Beara peninsula and in east Cork were subject to bathing restrictions over the past week amid concern over high bacterial content in some water samples.
Council officials are now taking daily water samples and are checking with the HSE over when bathing restriction notices should safely be removed.
FEMALE BOSSES MEET
TWO major events for female Irish entrepreneurs will be staged today by Cork Foundation and Cork Innovates.
The events, in Cork County Hall and the Rochestown Park Hotel, aim to promote innovation leadership amongst Irish business women.
Female business leaders from America are to attend the event and the Irish business woman who gives the most impressive presentation will be invited to address a US event later this year.
Over 100 Irish business women will attend the event whose theme is 'Thought Leadership'.
The keynote speaker will be Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O'Leary.
GHOULISH GOINGS ON
LIMERICK is to showcase its tradition of ghosts, monsters and spectres.
A conference on 'Locating the Gothic' will be staged in Limerick from October 22-25 to mark its supernatural heritage as part of the National City of Culture programme.
The event is the brainchild of University of Limerick's English lecturer Maria Beville and Limerick Institute of Technology's fine arts official Tracey Fahey.
It will feature a variety of topics including ghost tours, horror writing, local folklore, superstitions and even Limerick's famous curse.
Organisers are confident the event will prove a success given its timing just one week before Halloween.
SENSORY GARDEN OPENS
THE COPE charity will celebrate the culmination of a three-year dream with the opening of a special sensory garden in north Cork next month
Mitchelstown Lions Club has fundraised since 2011 for the sensory garden which has been hailed as "a vital amenity" adjacent to the charity's facility in the Cork town. The garden has been designed to cater for all five senses and represent a place of relaxation and peace for all.
The garden will be officially opened on Sunday, August 10.