Business still hopes for Cork Limerick Motorway

Business still hopes for Cork Limerick Motorway

19 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A welcome for the news that the planned upgrade of the Limerick – Cork route to motorway status is still included in Government plans has come from a leading mid-west businessman whose company, McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill, supplies construction equipment to the civil engineering sector. Michael McHale, […]

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

18 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Three major firms made combined profits of almost €200m last year Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says insurance customers will be extremely frustrated to learn that three of the country’s main insurance companies made a combined profit of almost €200m in 2018. The […]

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

7 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is delighted to announce Phase 1 of a €3.5 million fund with €1.5 million set to be distributed to community groups from across the county. Allocating €500,000 per annum over 7 years, Cork County Council has established the Community Development Initiative to fund local community […]

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

27 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Only 13 testers for Cork, Mallow, Skibbereen and Killarney Almost 11,000 people waiting for tests in those locations Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Transport Minister intervene to reduce the amount of time that people are waiting for a driving test. […]

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive. […]

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard […]

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