AGRICULTURE: Fair deal scheme isn’t working for farmers – warns opposition Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

AGRICULTURE: Fair deal scheme isn’t working for farmers – warns opposition Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

2 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Government must fulfil commitments to change scheme Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan says the Government must honour its commitment to review the impact of the Fair Deal Scheme on farmers and family businesses such as shops or rural pubs. Deputy Moynihan made the comments as the Dáil debated […]

SOCIAL INCLUSION: Cork County Council offers Housing Adaptation Grants

SOCIAL INCLUSION: Cork County Council offers Housing Adaptation Grants

1 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie North Cork Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea this week welcomed the announcement that almost €5m will be allocated this year by Cork County Council to the people of County Cork who need to adapt their homes. The Housing Adaptation Scheme assists older people, people with mobility problems […]

EDUCATION IMPROVES EMPLOYABILITY: CIT and UCC offering Springboard courses for JOBSEEKERS and HOMEMAKERS

EDUCATION IMPROVES EMPLOYABILITY: CIT and UCC offering Springboard courses for JOBSEEKERS and HOMEMAKERS

1 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Free higher education courses will be made available to people in Cork and the wider area as part of this year’s Springboard+ programme, it was announced this week. Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork are among 39 education providers nationwide that have been selected to offer the […]

HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: 3rd Quarterly Progress Report – Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: 3rd Quarterly Progress Report – Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness

1 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Simon Coveney is currently wearing two hats, he is campaigning for the Fine Gael Leadership contest and is also Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. In his latter capacity he today published the Third Quarterly Progress Report on implementation of “Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing […]

ROYAL VISIT: RNLI President Duke of Kent visits Cork Lifeboat stations to end Irish tour

ROYAL VISIT: RNLI President Duke of Kent visits Cork Lifeboat stations to end Irish tour

1 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The RNLI is headquartered in the UK, and thus has a famous UK public figure as its president – HRH The Duke of Kent KG. The Duke has just finished two days of engagements to Irish lifeboat stations, which saw visits to Lough Derg, Kilrush and Fenit RNLI […]

MARINE MATTERS: Agriculture Minister Creed’s Department gives €93,750 to Cork County Council towards repair of three piers – The Lusitania Pier, Ballydonegan Pier, and Brown’s Island Pier

MARINE MATTERS: Agriculture Minister Creed’s Department gives €93,750 to Cork County Council towards repair of three piers – The Lusitania Pier,  Ballydonegan Pier, and Brown’s Island Pier

31 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced details of an extended programme to assist 9 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 16 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see table below for details). This €1m package augments […]

POSITIVE RESULTS: Cork County Council begins campaign to tackle CHEWING GUM LITTER

POSITIVE RESULTS: Cork County Council begins campaign to tackle CHEWING GUM LITTER

31 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Campaign is changing people’s behaviour towards gum disposal The 2017 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) gum litter education campaign was launched in Fermoy Town last week by County Mayor Cllr Seamus McGrath. This annual campaign is a huge success to date in changing the public’s behaviour to gum disposal […]

ASYLUM SEEKERS: Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien welcomes right to work Court ruling

ASYLUM SEEKERS: Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien welcomes right to work Court ruling

31 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking following yesterdays Supreme Court ruling that a ban on asylum seekers from working is unconstitutional, Sinn Féin TD and Justice spokesperson Jonathan said that the ruling was an important step forward for asylum seekers in Ireland. Deputy O’Brien said; “Sinn Fein have consistently called for an end […]

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

29 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said the Sisters of Charity have taken the right decision to remove themselves from the operation of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group, and the new National Maternity Hospital. “This decision, I believe, is in the best interests of both the […]