WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

WARM WEATHER: reduces water reservoir stocks in Cork

21 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has called for a ban on excess water usage while the water shortage continues. “There was great irony debating this issue in the Seanad while rain drizzled outside, however it is important that we address the issues being faced from this […]

CORK CITY BOUNDARY EXTENSION: County Council meet with key author of MacKinnon report

CORK CITY BOUNDARY EXTENSION: County Council meet with key author of MacKinnon report

21 July 2017, Friday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Chairman of the Cork Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork, Jim MacKinnon, met on Wednesday with the members and executive of Cork County Council at a special meeting to discuss the group’s report of April 2017. The report followed the earlier statutory report […]

POLITICS: Why is a Kerry TD – Michael Healy-Rae – calling for mroe funding in CORK Hospitals?

POLITICS: Why is a Kerry TD – Michael Healy-Rae – calling for mroe funding in CORK Hospitals?

20 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Kilgarvan TD Michael Healy-Rae this morning issued a statement calling for more investment in Cork University Hospital. Statement: With regard to the IHCA(Irish Hospitals Consultants Association) launch of their pre-budget submission. I wish to highlight in the strongest possible way, the absence of the non-invasive vascular laboratory […]

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Childcare services in Cork are to receive just over €620,000 in extra funding, a financial boost that comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to make affordable, quality childcare more accessible. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that our local childcare services […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Meets with author of MacKinnon (City boundary expansion) report

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Meets with author of MacKinnon (City boundary expansion) report

19 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following the publication of the Report of the Expert Advisory Group on June 9th, 2017 there has been much public discourse in relation to the report’s recommendations. This evening, the Chairman of the Group, Mr Jim MacKinnon met with the Elected Members and Executive of Cork City Council […]

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

18 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called for the Department of Children to intervene in the sale of Bessborough, which is sometimes spelled as Bessboro The lands are being sold by the Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, however, the site may contain important information […]

CAR FINANCE: Personal Contract Plan’s to be studied by Ireland’s Consumer Protection and Competition Commission – Cork TD welcomes news

CAR FINANCE: Personal Contract Plan’s to be studied by Ireland’s Consumer Protection and Competition Commission – Cork TD welcomes news

17 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Carrigaline based Michael McGrath, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Consumer Protection and Competition Commission (CCPC) that it has commenced a study of the Personal Contract Plan (PCP) car finance market but has said the study needs to lead to better regulation of […]

HOLIDAY INSURANCE: Free ‘EU Health Insurance Card’ can protect holiday-goers from costly healthcare bills

HOLIDAY INSURANCE: Free ‘EU Health Insurance Card’ can protect holiday-goers from costly healthcare bills

14 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In advance of the peak holiday season, Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, is encouraging all overseas travellers to avail of the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), formerly the E111 form. “With the school holidays now in full swing, many families will be setting off on trips abroad. […]

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

13 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry (Solidarity) this morning slammed comments from the newly-appointed Minister for State for Older People Jim Daly TD (Fine Gael) that a charge should be introduced for the HSE home help service. Minister Daly told the Sunday Business Post last weekend: “People should […]

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