FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard elected Vice-Chair of Agriculture Committee

FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard elected Vice-Chair of Agriculture Committee

30 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Minane Bridge, near Carrigaline, Co Cork) has been elected Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Senator Lombard, who also serves as the Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture, said: “I am delighted to have been elected Vice […]

POLITICS: SF TD wants more Gardai in Cork

POLITICS: SF TD wants more Gardai in Cork

30 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork needs community Gardai – Thomas Gould TD Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has today called for an additional 16 community Gardai to be assigned to Cork city before Halloween. Deputy Gould said: “An announcement was made in April 2019 that Cork city […]

Community organisations in Cork to benefit from Dormant Accounts funding

Community organisations in Cork to benefit from Dormant Accounts funding

28 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Community organisations in Cork will receive funding to support sport and physical activity measures, a Fine Gael Deputy has said. Deputy Colm Burke said, “I very much welcome that €7.3 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund is being allocated to support community groups across the country. “The investment […]

What went wrong at KBC Bank?

What went wrong at KBC Bank?

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “KBC’s unconscionable conduct highlights a need for accountability in banking” – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD for Cork South-Central, today reacting to news that KBC Bank has been handed down a €18.3 million fine by the Central Bank, for grave breaches which damaged over 3,700 […]

EAST CORK: Extension project proposed for St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill

EAST CORK: Extension project proposed for St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Department of Education and Skills has given notice that a major capital project for the development of St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill has been devolved to the Le Chéile Schools Trust for delivery, according to Fine Gael TD for Cork East Constituency, David Stanton. The Department has confirmed […]

Government must provide answers on Cork Airport – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Government must provide answers on Cork Airport – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

24 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Ryanair are threatening to pull out. So are Aer Lingus…” Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD for Cork South-Central, used his Dail time yesterday to raise ongoing issues at Cork Airport, with the Minister for Transport. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “There are countless local people relying on Cork Airport for […]

North Cathedral and Carrigaline Community School to benefit from ENERGY SAVING deep retrofits

North Cathedral and Carrigaline Community School to benefit from ENERGY SAVING deep retrofits

23 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed funding for deep retrofit of public housing and buildings in the city and county. Up to 200 local authority and housing association homes in Cork (out of 630 nationally) are to receive funding for deep retrofits of energy-saving technologies. €28 million […]

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

22 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Health to act on a previous Budget promise that he facilitated and commence higher thresholds for medical card applications for the over 70s. The Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020, enacted […]

LOCAL HISTORY: New 1920 centenary exhibition launched at Cork Public Museum

LOCAL HISTORY: New 1920 centenary exhibition launched at Cork Public Museum

21 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new 1920 centenary exhibition, which tells the story of Cork’s two patriot Lord Mayors, opened to the public this morning at the museum in Fitzgeralds Park. “Suffering the Most – The Life and Times of Tomás Mac Curtain (whose name is written with a space between the […]

Over 39% increase in Domestic Violence reports in West Cork

Over 39% increase in Domestic Violence reports in West Cork

21 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan welcomes the establishment of the Protective Services Unit (PSU) at Dunmanway Garda Station in the coming months. The unit will be staffed by specially trained gardaí to investigate sexual crimes and domestic violence is to be established in the […]

NORTH CORK: Old watermains to be replaced in Kilbrin as Irish Water continue #LeakReduction project

NORTH CORK: Old watermains to be replaced in Kilbrin as Irish Water continue #LeakReduction project

21 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Over 1km of old water pipes are to be replaced in Kilbrin (a village located North West of Mallow, Co Cork) over the coming weeks following confirmation by Irish Water to Local Fine Gael Representative Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea who has been making several representations on the […]

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