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 – […]

FARMING: Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed supports Social Farming initiatives

FARMING: Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed supports Social Farming initiatives

8 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Minister Michael Creed T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today visited the Social Farming model project in South Kerry. Speaking at Hazelfort Farm, Ballymalis, Beaufort, Co. Kerry. Minister Creed said: “My Department has provided support for social farming initiatives since 2015 under the Rural Innovation and […]

EDUCATION: Funding for School Building projects in Bandon and Kinsale

EDUCATION: Funding for School Building projects in Bandon and Kinsale

7 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the allocation of funding for St Multose National School, Kinsale and St Brogan’s College, Bandon under the ‘Additional Accommodation and Emergency Works Scheme’. “Today’s announcement of funding for St Multose National School will allow for a brand new mainstream classroom with […]

TRADE: Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed Welcomes Landmark EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

TRADE: Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed Welcomes Landmark EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

6 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Very significant gains achieved in relation to agri-food access to the Japanese market The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork based Michael Creed T.D., today warmly welcomed the announcement of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, which provides for very significant access to […]

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