FARMING: New report is first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector – Lombard

FARMING: New report is first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector – Lombard

23 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new report published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is the first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, was speaking after the launch of the report this morning (Wednesday) in […]

FARMING: TAMS II Scheme should include generators

FARMING: TAMS II Scheme should include generators

21 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said generators need to be included in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II list of investment items. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Lombard said: “TAMS II has a budget of €395 million to help finance farm expansion and modernisation, including […]

14% of our young people out of work – overeducated but underskilled – says Cork MEP

14% of our young people out of work – overeducated but underskilled – says Cork MEP

21 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Irish young people are choosing academic education over vocational training and this remains a big issue for Ireland. Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Employment committee Deirdre Clune has called our youth unemployment rate of 14% unacceptable. Clune said that all future EU funds designated for […]

Extension of invalidity pension to self-employed people will help create jobs in Cork – Burke

Extension of invalidity pension to self-employed people will help create jobs in Cork – Burke

20 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke, for Cork North Central, has said that the extension of the Invalidity Pension to the self-employed is a great support to small businesses owners and will help to create jobs in Cork. My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social […]

SCHOOL BUS PASSES: system needs reform – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

SCHOOL BUS PASSES: system needs reform – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

17 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The system of allocation for school bus passes, especially in rural communities, needs to be re-evaluated says Cork Senator Tim Lombard. “Many families in both urban and rural communities rely on Bus Eireann for transporting their students to and from school. The current system to gain a bus […]

FARMING: Recent storms show need for Irish farms to have generators

FARMING: Recent storms show need for Irish farms to have generators

17 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, addressed the need to include generators in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II list of investment items during a commencement debate in Seanad Eireann earlier this week. “TAMS II has a budget of €395 million to help finance farm expansion […]

FARMING: Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed on trade mission in Japan and South Korea

FARMING: Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed on trade mission in Japan and South Korea

15 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Creed Moves From Japan To South Korea For Second Leg of Government Agri-Food Trade Mission. Today marked the final day of the Japanese leg of the Government of Ireland Agri-Food Trade Mission to Asia. For the trade mission’s final scheduled event in Japan, Minister Michael Creed T.D. held […]

FARMING: Teagasc opens new office in Midleton, Co Cork

FARMING: Teagasc opens new office in Midleton, Co Cork

13 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A newly Extended Teagasc Advisory office in Midleton, Co Cork was officially opened today, Monday, 13 November by David Stanton TD, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration. The investment of €320,000 in the extra office accommodation was necessary in Midleton as some of the staff who […]

IRELAND TO GET NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE: says West Cork based Minister of State Jim Daly

IRELAND TO GET NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE: says West Cork based Minister of State Jim Daly

10 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new national telephone helpline for accessing mental health services is to get the green light, a Fine Gael Minister has said. Cork South West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, is suggesting that the number 8255, which is ‘Talk’ on the […]

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