Ireland now has a ‘Social Farming Network’ and Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed launched it today in Leitrim

Ireland now has a ‘Social Farming Network’ and Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed launched it today in Leitrim

25 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister Creed announces additional support with funding of €350,000 at the launch of Ireland’s Social Farming Network – ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ Cork based Minister Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today launched Ireland’s Social Farming Network project in Co Leitrim. Speaking […]

TRAVEL: Opportunities for Cork and Shannon airports to grow transatlantic traffic

TRAVEL: Opportunities for Cork and Shannon airports to grow transatlantic traffic

25 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Opportunities for Shannon and Cork airports to grow transatlantic traffic as low costs airlines queue up to launch new west bound flights Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has welcomed a surge in transatlantic flights by low costs carriers comparing it to […]

FARM SAFETY: Farms are a workplace, not a playground – says Cork Senator (who is also a Farmer)

FARM SAFETY: Farms are a workplace, not a playground – says Cork Senator (who is also a Farmer)

24 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator and member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tim Lombard, is urging all farmers to use the opportunities provided during Farm Safety Week 2017, commencing today, to improve awareness and safety on their farms. “Farming has the poorest […]

WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

21 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has called for a ban on excess water usage while the water shortage continues. “There was great irony debating this issue in the Seanad while rain drizzled outside, however it is important that we address the issues being faced from this […]

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Childcare services in Cork are to receive just over €620,000 in extra funding, a financial boost that comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to make affordable, quality childcare more accessible. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that our local childcare services […]

HOLIDAY INSURANCE: Free ‘EU Health Insurance Card’ can protect holiday-goers from costly healthcare bills

HOLIDAY INSURANCE: Free ‘EU Health Insurance Card’ can protect holiday-goers from costly healthcare bills

14 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In advance of the peak holiday season, Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, is encouraging all overseas travellers to avail of the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), formerly the E111 form. “With the school holidays now in full swing, many families will be setting off on trips abroad. […]

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

13 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry (Solidarity) this morning slammed comments from the newly-appointed Minister for State for Older People Jim Daly TD (Fine Gael) that a charge should be introduced for the HSE home help service. Minister Daly told the Sunday Business Post last weekend: “People should […]

SOCIAL POLICY: ‘affordablechildcare.ie’ website is performing well – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

SOCIAL POLICY: ‘affordablechildcare.ie’ website is performing well – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

12 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Huge Public response to the Affordable Childcare Campaign – says Senator Parents have been encouraged to inform themselves about childcare supports that will help them financially, and figures indicate a positive public response. Over 173,000 page visits were recorded last month to an information website – affordablechildcare.ie – […]

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