New Legislation on Gift Vouchers into effect on Monday 2nd December – Lombard

New Legislation on Gift Vouchers into effect on Monday 2nd December – Lombard

1 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that new legislation on Gift Vouchers comes into effect on Monday the 2nd of December. Senator Lombard said: “The new legislation bans a number of unfair terms in gift voucher contracts and is great news for consumers. “This new legislation will bring […]

WEST CORK: Ballinscarthy-Timoleague Walkway gets Funding #WildAtlanticWay

WEST CORK: Ballinscarthy-Timoleague Walkway gets Funding #WildAtlanticWay

1 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael T.D. and Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly, has confirmed funding for the Ballinscarthy to Timoleague Walkway. Speaking at this mornings announcement Minister Daly said, “my Government colleague Minister Ring confirmed to me directly that over €13,000 in funding […]

EAST CORK: €16,000 funding for Cobh Mall Beach

EAST CORK: €16,000 funding for Cobh Mall Beach

30 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that funding of €16,000 for the restoration of access to the Cobh Mall Beach. The money has been allocated under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s 2019 Outdoor […]

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study Expected to Conclude by December 2019 – David Stanton

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study Expected to Conclude by December 2019 – David Stanton

30 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The anticipated conclusion by Cork County Council of a feasibility study of an N25 relief road around Castlemartyr has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton. Cork County Council (CCC) have received funding from […]

Junior Minister wants Irish Water works in town YET at same time doesn’t want disruption to Christmas shopping

Junior Minister wants Irish Water works in town YET at same time doesn’t want disruption to Christmas shopping

27 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “While I fought hard for this €14 million investment in the town – and we know you cannot make an omelette without breaking a few eggs – we must be respectful of the residents, and businesses alike, to ensure the works are planned in a way that will […]

Irish Defence Forces “need their own pay commission” – says Government Senator

Irish Defence Forces “need their own pay commission” – says Government Senator

27 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Defence Forces should have their own pay agreement, independent of other sectors of the public service, Cork Senator Colm Burke has said. Senator Burke said: “At a time when our economy is resurgent and there is fierce competition in the labour market, we need to recognise the […]

Simon Coveney visits Sherkin Island, West Cork – Start of public consultation process for new national policy on offshore islands

Simon Coveney visits Sherkin Island, West Cork – Start of public consultation process for new national policy on offshore islands

23 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First islands policy to be developed in 23 years Views of islanders to be central to policy At a special event today, Saturday, on Sherkin Island, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney T.D., in conjunction with the Government Chief Whip and Minister of […]

High speed broadband for rural Co Cork in 2020

High speed broadband for rural Co Cork in 2020

20 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has announced that Government is to invest €314 million to deliver high-speed broadband to Cork. Cllr. O’Shea was speaking as the Government announced the biggest initiative for rural Ireland since electrification. “This is a landmark day […]

FARMING: How does agriculture affect climate change? Cork based Agriculture Minister begins public consultation

18 November 2019, Monday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today launched a public consultation on “Ag-Climatise”, a National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond. The Minister stated, “The importance of addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas […]

Landmark Roll-out of Broadband a Step Closer with EU Decision

Landmark Roll-out of Broadband a Step Closer with EU Decision

16 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The decision by the European Commission this week to grant state aid approval to the National Broadband Plan means the landmark roll-out of rural broadband is a step closer, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said. Cllr. O’Shea said: “The decision […]

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