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21 June 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, and the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, that the Government is to provide fathers with two weeks of paid paternity leave. “The Paternity Bill will be formally published... Read More
18 June 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Charity night cycle Dusk ‘til Dawn has kicked off with registration now open to thrill-seeking cyclists who want to saddle up for the night-time cycle that runs from Cork to Crosshaven on Friday, July 8th. The unique adventure cycle, which is organised by FitzGerald Solicitors to raise money... Read More
14 June 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Billy Kelleher says the Minister for Social Protection must take urgent action to tackle lengthy waiting times for Carers who have applied to the Department for certain Carers payments. He made the call during National Carers Week. Deputy Kelleher commented, “Carers... Read More
13 June 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ESB has awarded funding of €20,000 to four Cork-heqdquartered charities. The groups help with suicide prevention, homelessness, and education. It’s called the ESB ‘Energy for Gererations’ fund. At a presentation in the ESB Wilton premises the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Chris O’Leary (Sinn Fein) tried the... Read More
13 June 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Simon Coveney (Cork T.D)., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (13 June, 2016) announced funding of €16.409m over the coming three years to 70 national community and voluntary organisations. The funding is under a new round of the Scheme to Support National Organisations in the... Read More
10 June 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Park Road Day Care Centre, Cobh, will hold their annual Open Day fundraising event next Saturday, June 11th, from 2 to 5pm. Park Road Day Care facility aims to promote the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of the senior citizens of Cobh, Carrigtwohill and the surrounding... Read More