Irish Naval Vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett arrives home to Cork after helping in Mediterranean humanitarian crisis

Irish Naval Vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett arrives home to Cork after helping in Mediterranean humanitarian crisis

17 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie After a successful 10 week deployment to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, the Irish Naval vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett returned today (Thursday) to the Naval Base in Haulbowline. L.É. Samuel Beckett was the third naval vessel to be deployed to the Mediterranean to assist the […]

HSE Service Plan will protect existing services and help develop new ones – says Cork Govt TD Jerry Buttimer

HSE Service Plan will protect existing services and help develop new ones – says Cork Govt TD Jerry Buttimer

16 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has said the HSE Service Plan, launched today, will protect existing services and develop new ones. “This is the second year in which additional Exchequer funding has been made available to […]

Government has to invest more in Health ICT systems – says Cork North West TD

Government has to invest more in Health ICT systems – says Cork North West TD

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Áine Collins, has said that in order to support patients and front line staff working in the Health Service, investment in health ICT systems is badly needed. “Investment in health communications and technology systems is badly needed to best serve patients and […]

Government allocates funds for redevelopment of Anglesea Street Courthouse

Government allocates funds for redevelopment of Anglesea Street Courthouse

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A contract has been signed today this week which will allow the redevelopment of the courthouse on Anglesea Street, Cork. Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, announced the conclusion and signing of the contracts for a Courts Bundle Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project which include a the refurbishment of […]

Tourism up by 12 percent in Ireland – Cork based European Minister Dara Murphy

Tourism up by 12 percent in Ireland – Cork based European Minister Dara Murphy

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy, Minister for European Affairs, has welcomed todays CSO report on Overseas Travel figures, for the period covering July -September 2015, indicating a strong growth in visitors to Ireland from mainland Europe and North America (both continents are up 14 per cent). The CSO survey also recorded […]

Coveney secures €131m in quotas for Irish Fishermen

Coveney secures €131m in quotas for Irish Fishermen

16 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Increase in whitefish value for third consecutive year The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. early this morning (Wednesday) announced that he has secured 36,886 tonnes of whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen at today’s EU Fisheries negotiations. This is a 10% increase on last […]

A County Cllr in Cork has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee to a debate

A County Cllr in Cork has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee to a debate

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election Candidate for Cork South Central has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, to a debate on Sinn Féin’s Universal Health Plan. Speaking following the launch of Sinn Féin’s comprehensive Health Policy yesterday, Cllr Ó Laoghaire said that as it stood, […]

Puppies must be microchipped – says Cork based Minister Simon Coveney

Puppies must be microchipped – says Cork based Minister Simon Coveney

11 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD (elected in Cork South Central), reminded dog owners today that, under the new Microchipping regulations which were introduced earlier this year, they are now legally obliged to microchip all pups. He also explained that, from 31 March […]

Cork Senator welcomes 85 million euro for Early Childhood Care and Education programmes

Cork Senator welcomes 85 million euro for Early Childhood Care and Education programmes

10 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health Colm Burke has today welcomed a package of €85 million extra investment which was announced by Minister James Reilly for early years and after-school, including important improvements to the Early Childhood Care and Education […]

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