RURAL CRIME: Cork ‘Community Alert’ text message groups encouraged to apply for funding

RURAL CRIME: Cork ‘Community Alert’ text message groups encouraged to apply for funding

21 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Are you in a Community Alert group? Many now believe those are outdated, because a simple free WhatsApp group of self-organised neighbours works just as well. However, when dealing with areas of poor internet coverage, or people for people without smart phones then a text alert group is more […]

CULTURE NIGHT: €10,000 Government funding for events in Cork

CULTURE NIGHT: €10,000 Government funding for events in Cork

19 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County will come alive on Culture Night this Friday (22nd September) thanks to €10,000 in Government funding to support local events. Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that this funding will be made available to our Local Authority to help stage events […]

AGRICULTURE: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding for SIX Agri-Food Tourism Initiatives

AGRICULTURE: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding for SIX Agri-Food Tourism Initiatives

18 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD has announced the six projects that will receive funding this year from his Department, under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund, for initiatives to promote and develop agri-food tourism in rural areas. Minister Creed said […]

AUDIO: Will Ryanair cancellations affect you? Cork MEP calls on airline to provide specific details in advance

AUDIO: Will Ryanair cancellations affect you? Cork MEP calls on airline to provide specific details in advance

18 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has called on Ryanair to be upfront with their passengers and communicate clearly which flights they are intending to cancel. Clune said the uncertainty over flight cancellations is having an impact on both tourism and business […]

€1.5 million: That’s how much Cork is getting in the ‘Disabled Persons Grant Scheme’

€1.5 million: That’s how much Cork is getting in the ‘Disabled Persons Grant Scheme’

15 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie €1.5 million funding has been allocated for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Cork City & County, a Government Senator has said. The Disabled Persons Grant Scheme provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock such as grab rails, disabled access ramps, and wet rooms. […]

DUNMANWAY & ROSSCARBERY: Cork County Council given Govt funds to BUILD social housing

DUNMANWAY & ROSSCARBERY: Cork County Council given Govt funds to BUILD social housing

13 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South West T.D. and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that Dunmanway and Rosscarbery areas are to receive funding to purchase and construct additional houses to assist local families who are currently on the local authority housing list, and awaiting […]

WIFI4EU: EU initiative to give free Wi-Fi to local communities

WIFI4EU: EU initiative to give free Wi-Fi to local communities

12 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed a vote in the European Parliament on EU proposals to provide 120 million euro in funding for public WIFI hotspots across our towns and villages. Clune is working with Irish officials to ensure that Ireland makes applications under the scheme for […]

HOUSING CRISIS: Cork Minister allocates money to Cork County Council to construct 6 units in Milstreet

HOUSING CRISIS: Cork Minister allocates money to Cork County Council to construct 6 units in Milstreet

12 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister Creed announces €1,165,200 for the provision of Social Housing in Millstreet Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael Creed T.D. has today confirmed that the Government is to provide funding to Cork County Council for the provision of six […]

WEST CORK: Rathbarry and Kilkeran to benefit from €260,000 water investment

WEST CORK: Rathbarry and Kilkeran to benefit from €260,000 water investment

10 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that Irish Water are to address water issues in the Kilkeran and Rathbarry area. Currently residents and businesses in the area are subject to poor water quality and an unreliable supply. Commenting […]

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