Cork TD welcomes Community Call initiative and Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme

Cork TD welcomes Community Call initiative and Cork County Council COVID-19 Community Support Programme

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton, has welcomed the launch of the Community Call initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors to coordinate local action in the wake of […]

Minister Creed welcomes a statement on behalf of seven of the largest Fishing Organisations

Minister Creed welcomes a statement on behalf of seven of the largest Fishing Organisations

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has today welcomed a statement on behalf of seven of the largest Fishing Organisations from across the Country, outling the critical importance of maintaining the functioning of EU Fisheries at this time, guided by the advice of medical […]

FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork-based Agriculture Minister stresses the sectors’ vital role in the continuity of food supply The North County Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today urged the European Commission to deploy the full range of supports available in order to ensure that the […]

FISHING INDUSTRY IN CRISIS: Marine Minister meets fishing representatives #COVID-19

20 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister Creed meets fishing industry representatives on the impact of COVID 19 on the fishing fleet and processors Today the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Micahel Creed T.D., met by teleconference all the main representative groups for fishing, representing both the off-shore fleet and the inshore […]

O’Shea nominated by Fine Gael to contest upcoming Seanad election

O’Shea nominated by Fine Gael to contest upcoming Seanad election

29 February 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie North Cork Councillor John Paul O’Shea has been nominated by Fine Gael to contest the upcoming Seanad election on the Industrial and Commercial Panel. Ballot papers for the election of the various vocational panels will be issued on March 16th and polling remains open until March 30th. Cllr. […]

WEST CORK: Tim Lombard hoping for re-election to Seanad after being nominated this week

WEST CORK: Tim Lombard hoping for re-election to Seanad after being nominated this week

18 February 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed his nomination for the forthcoming Seanad Éireann elections. In the recent General Election Senator Lombard sought first time election to Dáil Éireann (and doing so in Cork South West). The party had calculated he could take the seat vacated by Clonakilty […]

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

24 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 2020 funding represents a 14.7% increase on 2019 allocation Cork County Council will receive a 14.7% increase in its roads budget this year.  The Department of Transport has allocated almost €57.9 million to Cork County Council for local and regional road works in 2020 compared to €50.465 million […]

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

24 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork had said that another Fine Gael government would lead to even greater income inequality. The criticism comes follow a warning by ESRI economist, Barra Roantree, that Ireland has among the worst pre-tax income inequality in the European Union. The ESRI research showed that […]

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