MORE MONEY: Domestic Well Grants improve in County Cork

MORE MONEY: Domestic Well Grants improve in County Cork

11 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Councillor, John Paul O’Shea has welcomed changes to grants for domestic wells which will see increased funding available to people in County Cork. The changes have come into place and are effective since June 2020. Councillor O’Shea said, “Under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, the Government […]

€1.6 million in funding for Community Groups

€1.6 million in funding for Community Groups

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has recently allocated over €1.6million in funding to a range of community, voluntary and sporting organisations through the Council’s annual Community Fund Scheme. Each year, the scheme contributes financial support to hundreds of community and voluntary organisations around the County. Administered by the Council’s 8 […]

Cork retains Agri TD as Labour’s Sean Sherlock appointed spokesman on Social Protection & Agriculture

7 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches, but Cork still has an Agri influencer because Labour TD for Cork East Sean Sherlock has been appointed as his parties spokesperson on Social Protection, Rural and Community […]

EAST CORK: Final hurdle passed in Carrigtwohill School Campus planning process

EAST CORK: Final hurdle passed in Carrigtwohill School Campus planning process

6 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, is pleased to learn that the final hurdle has been passed in granting planning permission for the Carrigtwohill School Campus with confirmation from An Bord Pleanála that no planning objections have been lodged against the development. Approval from An Bord Pleanála […]

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

6 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the Civil Defence Unit in Cork will benefit from four new 4WD vehicles that will respond to emergencies and severe weather events. Senator Lombard said, “Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has allocated 32 new Ford Ranger crewcabs as […]

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie AIB branches in Cork have come together to support 84 local charities and help provide direct funds to local community efforts. €200,000 has been made available to branches across the county (€1,000 per branch) as part of AIB Together, the bank’s community investment programme. Some of the Cork […]

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke is a Cork North Central TD, here was previously a SenatorFunding has been given to retailers in Cork strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base, a Fine Gael TD has said. Successful applicants were approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which […]

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on Haulbowline

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on Haulbowline

3 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Newly appointed Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, attended this year’s Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony at the Naval base in Haulbowline, Co Cork where 4 cadets of the 58th class were appointed to be Officers of the Permanent Defence Force. Addressing the newly commissioned Officers, Minister Coveney thanked […]

Irish Water ‘review’ need for Water Conservation Order following heavy rainfall

Irish Water ‘review’ need for Water Conservation Order following heavy rainfall

3 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following recent heavy rainfall and improving river and ground water conditions Irish Water is reviewing the need for the Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as the hosepipe ban. The National Water Conservation Order was put in place on 9 June and was expected to remain in place […]

Youghal & Mitchelstown benefit from ‘Rural Regeneration and Development Fund’

Youghal & Mitchelstown benefit from ‘Rural Regeneration and Development Fund’

3 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has secured funding to the value of €551,250 for 2 major projects which have been approved under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) from the Department of Rural & Community Development. In Youghal, the Regeneration of the Town Centre and Development of a future […]

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