Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

20 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Relief also applies to Student Contribution Charge for 2nd & subsequent children in same year Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath […]

WEST CORK: Works to begin on €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade – Daly

WEST CORK: Works to begin on €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade  – Daly

19 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed works are to begin shortly on the €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade Project. “Officials in Irish Water have confirmed to that works can now begin […]

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

17 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and Health Spokesperson in the Seanad, Colm Burke, has called for a review to examine how we deal with cases of adverse medical outcomes and medical negligence. Senator Burke said: “The ongoing issues in relation to the Cervical Cancer controversy have once again highlighted the […]

Cork City Council projects shortlisted for Excellence in Local Government Awards

Cork City Council projects shortlisted for Excellence in Local Government Awards

16 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Environment Directorate was shortlisted in the Sustainable Environment category for its Sustainable Canteen Project, where saw it ban disposable, single-use cups and crockery in the staff canteen. Instead, staff were encouraged to use environmentally friendly reusable cups. Under the Best Practice in Citizen Engagement category, the Community and […]

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

15 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 1339 awaiting assessment with 1944 waiting for treatment Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath has said that the dental health of thousands of Cork children is being put at risk by “scandalous waiting lists” for assessment and treatment. Deputy McGrath was commenting after receiving an update from the […]

Cork based Agri Minister Creed opens Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show

Cork based Agri Minister Creed opens Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show

12 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today (Sunday) officially opened the Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister Creed said; “I am honoured to officially open this prestigious show which is the largest one day event in the annual shows […]

NOT ENOUGH GREEN SPACE ON NORTHSIDE: Green Party unhappy with ‘Tank Field’ plans

NOT ENOUGH GREEN SPACE ON NORTHSIDE: Green Party unhappy with ‘Tank Field’ plans

10 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party has denounced Cork City Council for removal of the last public green area in the Tank Field. Works started this week at an area designated as public open space on the Tank Field. Plans released to the Green Party show that the area will be […]

Creed welcomes further allocation of employment permits for meat processing

Creed welcomes further allocation of employment permits for meat processing

10 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D., has today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. of the granting of a further allocation of employment permits for the meat processing sector “this is a welcome response to the […]

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