Recommencement of the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme – welcomed by Cork TD

Recommencement of the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme – welcomed by Cork TD

16 November 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan has welcomed confirmation from Minister Michael McGrath that the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme is to recommence. Deputy Moynihan said: “The Minister for Finance is tabling an amendment to the Finance Bill to give legislative effect to the existing […]

Kelleher calls for passport Covid Stamp to free up international travel

Kelleher calls for passport Covid Stamp to free up international travel

15 November 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs to initiate negotiations at EU, and WHO, level on developing a passport Covid Stamp to demonstrate vaccination against the virus. The Ireland South MEP made the call as it became clear that vulnerable populations would […]

CORK’S BIGGEST TOWN: Carrigaline relief road gets construction funding

CORK’S BIGGEST TOWN: Carrigaline relief road gets construction funding

13 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Minister Michael McGrath has welcomed confirmation of funding for the construction of the planned inner western relief road in Carrigaline. Minister McGrath was speaking after receiving confirmation that the awarding of the contract for the construction of the relief road had […]

CORK FARMERS: Should apply for their share of new €8 billion EU COVID19 recovery fund

CORK FARMERS: Should apply for their share of new €8 billion EU COVID19 recovery fund

13 November 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The New €8 billion EU fund to support farmers affected by the Covid 19 pandemic is a major win for rural communities in Ireland, and Cork farmers should seriously consider making applications. – That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher. The Cork based MEP was commenting after the […]

Establishment of “Munster Technological University”

Establishment of “Munster Technological University”

12 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Padraig O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central has welcomed the establishment of the Munster Technological University. Deputy O’Sullivan commented “This is a landmark development for the South West. The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee and […]

Funding for businesses affected by Cork City floods

Funding for businesses affected by Cork City floods

20 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the Government will ensure that supports are provided to businesses affected by flooding in Cork. At this morning’s Cabinet meeting, the Taoiseach and Ministers agreed in principle to provide the required supports to those affected by the flooding, under the existing humanitarian and business […]

Carrigaline TD launches Public Service Innovation Week

Carrigaline TD launches Public Service Innovation Week

19 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Public Service-wide Innovation Week takes place from today (Monday 19th) until 23rd October. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD from Carrigaline, Co Cork, today (Monday) launched Public Service Innovation Week. Innovation Week provides us with an opportunity to highlight the importance of continuous improvement […]

Contingency fund to help Cork Airport

Contingency fund to help Cork Airport

17 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan, has called on the contingency fund, set aside in Budget 2021, to be used to provide support for Cork Airport. O’Sullivan said “As part of a budgetary package of almost €18 billion, some €5.5 billion is being put aside […]

Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

Facebook are offering free money, and it’s not a scam

15 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Facebook Small Business Grants are real Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher is urging local businesses in Cork city and county to apply for a new €4.7 grant scheme from Facebook aimed at supporting small and medium sizes enterprises respond to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic. Kelleher, […]

Cork TD has suggestion on how to save Cork Airport

Cork TD has suggestion on how to save Cork Airport

10 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East James O’Connor urges the need for implementation of the findings on the Taskforce on Aviation Recovery to ensure the viability of international travel connectivity for Ireland and the long-term survival of Cork Airport. Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Transport and […]

Cork City stabbing

Cork City stabbing

10 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “This latest stabbing took place in the middle of the day, on a busy Cork Street… We need an increased presence of Gardaí on our streets and a taskforce to deal with knife crime in particular.” Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Padraig O’Sullivan, has condemned in […]