New framework for Town Centre renewal will benefit towns in Cork – says Senator Tim Lombard

New framework for Town Centre renewal will benefit towns in Cork – says Senator Tim Lombard

27 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim LombardCarrigaline based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said that the newly announced framework for Town Centre renewal will be of enormous benefit to towns and villages throughout Cork. The framework aims to address the need for greater collaboration and support for town centre renewal […]

Minister Coveney re-affirms his commitment to tackling homelessness

Minister Coveney re-affirms his commitment to tackling homelessness

26 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., noted the publication of the March Homeless Figures this week National Figures March 2017 Homeless Adults 4,909 Homeless Families 1,256 Dependents 2,563 “The figures for March are a stark indicator of the challenges we face as […]

WEST CORK: TD concerned for cyclists’ safety

WEST CORK: TD concerned for cyclists’ safety

21 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West, Fine Gael, Dáil Deputy Jim Daly has been making representations to Cork County Council, District Supervisor, Edmond Coleman with regard to road safety issues in Kinsale. Deputy Daly has heard numerous concerns from his constituents regarding road safety in the town, particularly from cyclists. The […]

CRIME: Cork community groups can apply for funding to install CCTV systems

CRIME: Cork community groups can apply for funding to install CCTV systems

19 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard welcomes the announcement of a grant-aid scheme to assist with establishing community-based CCTV systems. “This funding scheme can be hugely beneficial to communities here in Cork; CCTV systems can act as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour as well as enhancing existing […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney CAN allow elected Councillors to reduce commercial rates – says Labour Party

Cork Minister Simon Coveney CAN allow elected Councillors to reduce commercial rates – says Labour Party

18 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Commenting on the plans of Minister Simon Coveney (Fine Gael) to introduce a new law to allow local authorities to reduce commercial rates, Labour Party spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has called on the Minister to act on the powers he already has under the Local Government (Rates) Act 1970. […]

FARMING: ‘Coillte Premium Partners’ offers Cork landowners opportunity to earn ANNUAL income from forrestry

FARMING: ‘Coillte Premium Partners’ offers Cork landowners opportunity to earn ANNUAL income from forrestry

14 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D., Coillte Chairman, John Moloney and Coillte Chief Executive, Fergal Leamy were in Macroom, Co Cork this week to launch Coillte Premium Partners, a new private forestry partnership product by the national commercial forestry company. Coillte Premium Partners provides […]

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: 1,147 same couples married in Ireland since 2015 law change – Cork Senator welcomes the stats

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: 1,147 same couples married in Ireland since 2015 law change – Cork Senator welcomes the stats

14 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Same sex marriages account for almost 5% of all marriages The average age of brides and grooms tying the knot continues to rise reaching 33.8 years for brides and 35.7 years for grooms The average age of males entering same sex marriages was 40.5 years while the average […]

BUSINESS: Cork firm ‘Treemetrics’ signs €1m agreement with Coillte – to increase forestry profitability using technology

BUSINESS: Cork firm ‘Treemetrics’ signs €1m agreement with Coillte – to increase forestry profitability using technology

13 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Coillte, Ireland’s national forestry company, today announced a major €1 million contract agreement, with Cork-headquartered Treemetrics to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D was joined by  Coillte Chief Executive Fergal Leamy and Treemetrics CEO and co-founder […]

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