The Citizens Information Service is currently receiving lots of call and email queries regarding the CPUP (Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment) and Tax Credits and in particular Joint Assessment. The biggest concern people are having is how CPUP received in 2021 is taxed. In contrast to last year, PUP is now […]

A new €17 million grant scheme to allow tourism and hospitality businesses to develop outdoor dining capacity will help prepare businesses for reopening, but more work is needed to provide struggling businesses with long-term certainty according to Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan   The government’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme launched this […]

It’s incredible the number of people who contact me about their dog pulling on lead. When your dog pulls, it’s generally because he’s paying you no attention and is in his own zone. You can pull, yank, shout or throw a tantrum – all to no avail. He’s not listening […]

International Epilepsy Day is taking place on February 8 this year. This is a global day of epilepsy awareness that provides the opportunity for people with epilepsy to share their lived experiences of the condition. They do this in order to raise awareness within their communities in an effort to […]

With movements constrained by Covid-19, many in West Cork have found unexpected pleasure in the freedom of the ocean. With this call of the wild, all around West Cork, young and old, have been seen donning thermal accessories and taking the plunge. Aside from offering a release from the restrictions […]