PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

15 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD – who has a constituency office in the same town as Simon Coveney – has accused Simon Coveney of “jumping ship” as he moves from the Department of Housing to Foreign Affairs. The Cork South-Central TD – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire – also […]

EDUCATION: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

EDUCATION: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) for 2017 that will provide a once-off payment to eligible families to assist with the extra costs associated with the start of the […]

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael has today confirmed €50,000 for the Clondrohid Community Recreational group. The funding is part of the CLÁR programme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan […]

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Statement by Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on his reappointment to Cabinet. “I am honoured and humbled to have been reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by the new Taoiseach and I thank him sincerely for his trust in me. […]

CHILDCARE: Cork Senator Tim Lombard promotes new website AffordableChildcare.ie

CHILDCARE: Cork Senator Tim Lombard promotes new website AffordableChildcare.ie

12 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New website affordablechildcare.ie From September Cork families will benefit from more affordable childcare and Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is encouraging parents to take time to check out their rights. “Since first entering Government, Fine Gael has prioritised hard pressed working families; the people who bore the brunt […]

TOURISM IN THE CITY: Officially opening of €2 million Blackrock Harbour & Village Project

TOURISM IN THE CITY: Officially opening of €2 million Blackrock Harbour & Village Project

9 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is pleased to announce the official opening of the €2 million Blackrock Harbour & Village Project by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill at 3.30pm, Friday June 9. The completed work will enhance Blackrock’s unique character as an urban village within the city. […]

MINISTER WELCOMES ‘NO MERGER’ REPORT: Local Government Minister Simon Coveney accepts Mackinnon report on restructuring Cork City Council and Cork County Council

MINISTER WELCOMES ‘NO MERGER’ REPORT: Local Government Minister Simon Coveney accepts Mackinnon report on restructuring Cork City Council and Cork County Council

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, today (9 June) announced that he will be moving quickly to begin implementing the report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork. Minister Coveney established the group last October to make recommendations on future […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

9 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council welcomes the Expert Group Report on the future of local government in Cork city and county, which recommends keeping two seperate councils, and expending the City’s territory Cork City Council has welcomed the publication today by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon […]

HISTORY: Cork City Museum to receive rare medal struck in Argentina in honour of former Lord Mayor, Terence MacSwiney

HISTORY: Cork City Museum to receive rare medal struck in Argentina in honour of former Lord Mayor, Terence MacSwiney

9 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An Irish-Argentine architect who is donating a silver medal, struck in Argentina 96 years ago in honour of a Lord Mayor of Cork, to the people of Cork will be welcomed at Cork City Hall today. Eduardo Clancy will meet with Deputy Lord of Mayor of Cork, Cllr […]