Upgrade at Haulbowline Naval Base

Upgrade at Haulbowline Naval Base

22 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD (Cork South Central) has announced funding for the upgrading of Spencer Jetty in Haulbowline Naval Base (Co Cork) to provide for the berthage requirements for the Naval Service Fleet. This project consists of: – Remedial and strengthening works to the steel […]

Over €140,000 to be granted for Town and Village Improvements in Cork East

Over €140,000 to be granted for Town and Village Improvements in Cork East

14 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over €140,000 to be granted for Town and Village Improvements in Cork East Total funding of €140,600 will be allocated between four Cork East towns under the third round of the Accelerated Measure of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, says Fine Gael TD for Cork East Constituency, […]

Cabinet signs off on Dunkettle Interchange Contract – project to be completed by Q1 2024

Cabinet signs off on Dunkettle Interchange Contract – project to be completed by Q1 2024

13 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cabinet has awarded the contract for construction on the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade The project – at the end of the Cork-Dublin Motorway – is expected to cost €215 million in total with all works expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2024. The scope of […]

“Broadband Connection Points (BCPs)” to be created in five rural Cork locations

“Broadband Connection Points (BCPs)” to be created in five rural Cork locations

11 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 5 new Broadband connection points in Cork a key element of Government’s National Broadband Plan – Colm Burke TD The 5 new broadband connection points in Cork are a key element of the Government’s National Broadband Plan, a Fine Gael Deputy has said. Cork North Central TD, Colm […]

Funding for community groups in North County Cork

Funding for community groups in North County Cork

11 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie  The North Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) this week approved a tranche of funding to community and voluntary groups in North Cork through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme.  The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the guidance on Minister Heather Humphries, TD. The […]

Cork TD named as Spokesperson for Health

Cork TD named as Spokesperson for Health

3 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke, has been appointed by An Tánaiste and Leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar as Fine Gael Spokesperson for Health. Deputy Burke said: ‘’It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed as Fine Gael Spokesperson for Health. ‘’This is an area […]

Should Cork Airport be subsidised to ensure it survives in long-term?

Should Cork Airport be subsidised to ensure it survives in long-term?

1 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Action is needed on the Aviation Recovery Taskforce Report to ensure we have strong regional airports post-Covid. This is according to Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune who said it should be a consideration that certain routes at airports such as Cork are subsidised to ensure they survive in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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