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 […]

HERITAGE: Following TWO serious fires in Cork a Labour Rep wants Govt to protect other HERITAGE buildings

HERITAGE: Following TWO serious fires in Cork a Labour Rep wants Govt to protect other HERITAGE buildings

7 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative in Cork South Central, Peter Horgan, has called for the Department of Heritage to take a proactive approach on Cork’s heritage buildings, after a series of fires have destroyed a large chunk of Cork’s heritage. “There are mixed feelings in Cork on the legacy […]

COUNTY CORK: Rural communities face exodus unless health services improve – warns Fianna Fail TD

COUNTY CORK: Rural communities face exodus unless health services improve – warns Fianna Fail TD

6 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Older people and people with disabilities worst affected Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that unless health services in rural Ireland improve, we will see an exodus of people moving from rural villages to larger towns and cities to access services. Despite many announcements about increases […]

CORK CITY: City Council Boundary extension on track for 2017 Local Elections

CORK CITY: City Council Boundary extension on track for 2017 Local Elections

6 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has learned that an “Implementation Oversight Group” will oversee the process of the Cork city boundary extension. The Government has said it expects the group to present a detailed implementation plan on the boundary extension “early in the Autumn”. The plan to set […]

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 […]

SPORT: If Ireland hosts the 2023 Rugby World Cup then TICKET prices must be reasonable

SPORT: If Ireland hosts the 2023 Rugby World Cup  then TICKET prices must be reasonable

6 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that if Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is successful then ticket prices must be affordable and the matches must be shown free to air. He also said that hosting the event would have to […]

IRELAND OFFLINE? More delays for Ireland’s National broadband plan – Cork TD Sean Sherlock is concerned

IRELAND OFFLINE? More delays for Ireland’s National broadband plan – Cork TD Sean Sherlock is concerned

5 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Communications, Cork TD Seán Sherlock, has said reports of further delays to the rollout of the National Broadband Plan show the Government has lost control of the process. It’s after the Minister for Communications indicated that delivery of the scheme looks set to be pushed […]

MILITARY: Details of US Navy bases in Ireland discussed at University College Cork conference

MILITARY: Details of US Navy bases in Ireland discussed at University College Cork conference

5 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie UCC History conference to recall US Navy in Ireland during World War I International scholars are gathering at University College Cork from today (July 5th to 7th) to mark the centenary of the US Navy deployment to Ireland during the First World War. Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted […]