Irish Government must tackle INSURANCE FRAUD – says Cork TD

Irish Government must tackle INSURANCE FRAUD – says Cork TD

13 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FF Bill to clamp down on insurance fraud must be progressed Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher has criticised the government for delaying legislation which would clamp down on insurance fraud. He made the comments following findings from the insurance industry, which has labelled […]

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

12 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st 2019, County Cork residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library. From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be […]

Govt must activate all contingencies to protect businesses from hard Brexit – Kelleher

Govt must activate all contingencies to protect businesses from hard Brexit – Kelleher

10 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says he is concerned that by the lack of urgency with which the government is activating contingency plans to protect exposed businesses from a hard Brexit. A series of Parliamentary Question replies reveal that the government has yet […]

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

9 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites providing Free Christmas Tree Drop-off Services in January All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are drop off centres for Christmas Trees. Trees are free of charge up to January 31st 2019. Where to take your old Christmas tree Macroom Civic […]

BREXIT: challenges need fresh thinking from Irish Government

BREXIT: challenges need fresh thinking from Irish Government

27 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher has said that the potential loss of access to the British landbridge arising out of a hard Brexit would place many businesses in jeopardy and that Ireland’s falling competitiveness is risking jobs. Deputy Kelleher has suggested that the […]

Funding of €2,751,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations – announced by Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

Funding of €2,751,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations – announced by Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

23 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), today announced record funding awards of €2,751,000 to 108 animal welfare organisations throughout the country involved in protecting animal welfare. The payments will be made with immediate effect. The Minister recalled the major improvements in […]

FARMING: Continuation of DAFM supports towards BVD eradication – Cork based Agri Minsiter

FARMING: Continuation of DAFM supports towards BVD eradication – Cork based Agri Minsiter

22 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today confirmed the continuation of the supports from his Department for the early removal of PI (persistently infected) calves under the national Bovine Viral Disease (BVD) Eradication Programme in 2019. Minister Creed expressed his satisfaction […]

Tender issued for N22 Macroom-Ballyvourney Bypass Scheme

Tender issued for N22 Macroom-Ballyvourney Bypass Scheme

21 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, and Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed TD has today (Friday) welcomed confirmation of the publication of tender documents for the construction contract for the N22 Macroom-Baile Bhuirne bypass scheme. The documents are to be published on eTenders the Government’s electronic tendering platform administered by the […]

Junior Minister Stanton Welcomes Summer Works Funding for Local Schools

Junior Minister Stanton Welcomes Summer Works Funding for Local Schools

19 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Five schools based in Cork East Constituency have been successful in securing funding under the Summer Works Scheme according to Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton. This scheme is operated by the Department of Education and […]

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