Youth Clubs in West Cork get vital Equipment Grant

Youth Clubs in West Cork get vital Equipment Grant

21 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that almost 40 youth groups in West Cork will receive grants ranging from €1,000 to €5,000 for equipment. Commenting on the announcement, Minister Daly said, ‘I am delighted to confirm that […]

MID CORK: Delays to Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera flood relief scheme

MID CORK: Delays to Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera flood relief scheme

20 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Aindrias Moynihan TD has said that it is simply not acceptable that the people of Ballyvourney and Ballymakeera are still waiting for the urgently needed flood relief scheme six years after the initial designs were first published. “The people of these communities are living under the constant threat […]

Additional funding for Senior Alerts Scheme Confirmed – Daly

Additional funding for Senior Alerts Scheme Confirmed – Daly

20 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minster for Older People, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that there is to be an additional €400,000 allocated to the Senior Alerts Scheme. Speaking on today’s announcement Minster Daly said, ‘ After flagging this issue as a priority for me I’m […]

Minister inspects Remediation Works on Toxic Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

Minister inspects Remediation Works on Toxic Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

20 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), visited the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island. The Minister’s visit follows the signing in July of the contract to commence an extensive remediation of the large East Tip waste deposit site as the […]

26 Mid-Cork youth organisations to receive €86,000 in grants

26 Mid-Cork youth organisations to receive €86,000 in grants

20 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “The announcement of Youth Club Grants to so many local Cork organisations is one of the best Christmas gifts that these clubs and their members could receive,” said local Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after it was announced that 26 youth organisations in the […]

WEST CORK: County Mayor visits Schull to inspect works

WEST CORK: County Mayor visits Schull to inspect works

19 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley went walkabout today in Schull today to celebrate the official launch of the new pedestrian crossing in Main Street, and refurbishment of public toilets. The new pedestrian crossing in Schull has now been completed (CLAR funded under Safety […]

“Make Time For more vulnerable people in our society during this festive season” says Cllr Dr John Sheehan

“Make Time For more vulnerable people in our society during this festive season” says Cllr Dr John Sheehan

19 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie While Christmas is a very joyful time for many, it can be a difficult time for people who have lost loved ones or who may be isolated or living alone. Saying that you are lonely can be very difficult for someone to admit to, but it is far […]

POLITICS: GP Visit Card & Respite Improvements for People with Disabilities and Carers

POLITICS: GP Visit Card & Respite Improvements for People with Disabilities and Carers

18 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Carers and people with disabilities are set to receive extra supports through improvements to GP visit card eligibility and additional funding for respite care says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD. “The changes for carers will mean that all […]

Cork Businesses under threat as insurance costs continue to escalate – O’Flynn

Cork Businesses under threat as insurance costs continue to escalate – O’Flynn

15 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Delay in Insurance Working Group report extremely disappointing Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn says the Government needs to get serious in tackling rising insurance costs. He made the comments after it emerged that the report by the insurance working group on Employer Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) will now […]