Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

12 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that additional funding has been made available for the Seniors Alert Scheme following a massive increase in applications for the free personalised alarms for people over 65. “The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support […]

CORK POLITICS: Minister Stanton welcomes further developments at Dunkettle Interchange

CORK POLITICS: Minister Stanton welcomes further developments at Dunkettle Interchange

9 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed Cork County Council confirmation that works are progressing at the Dunkettle Interchange site. Works are ongoing in the area north of the existing N25 roadway and Minister Stanton understands that […]

Attention Cork – It’s European Year of Cultural Heritage

Attention Cork – It’s European Year of Cultural Heritage

4 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “From archaeological sites to contemporary architecture, from medieval castles to folklore traditions and arts, Europe’s cultural heritage is at the very heart of the collective identity of European citizens. With more than 220,000 people in Ireland employed in the cultural heritage and tourism sector” – Ireland South MEP, Deirdre […]

Cork based Agri Minister Creed announces funding of €18 million for overseas development aid

Cork based Agri Minister Creed announces funding of €18 million for overseas development aid

24 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, today announced funding totalling €18 million for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) (€14 million) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (€4.6 million) in 2017. “The €14 million funding from my Department will contribute towards […]

Youth Clubs in West Cork get vital Equipment Grant

Youth Clubs in West Cork get vital Equipment Grant

21 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that almost 40 youth groups in West Cork will receive grants ranging from €1,000 to €5,000 for equipment. Commenting on the announcement, Minister Daly said, ‘I am delighted to confirm that […]

Additional funding for Senior Alerts Scheme Confirmed – Daly

Additional funding for Senior Alerts Scheme Confirmed – Daly

20 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minster for Older People, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that there is to be an additional €400,000 allocated to the Senior Alerts Scheme. Speaking on today’s announcement Minster Daly said, ‘ After flagging this issue as a priority for me I’m […]

Minister inspects Remediation Works on Toxic Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

Minister inspects Remediation Works on Toxic Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

20 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), visited the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island. The Minister’s visit follows the signing in July of the contract to commence an extensive remediation of the large East Tip waste deposit site as the […]

POLITICS: GP Visit Card & Respite Improvements for People with Disabilities and Carers

POLITICS: GP Visit Card & Respite Improvements for People with Disabilities and Carers

18 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Carers and people with disabilities are set to receive extra supports through improvements to GP visit card eligibility and additional funding for respite care says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD. “The changes for carers will mean that all […]

EAST CORK: Junior Minister David Stanton attends Dail na nOg Equality Discussion Day

EAST CORK: Junior Minister David Stanton attends Dail na nOg Equality Discussion Day

14 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The decision of Dail na nOg to prioritise equality in schools has been welcomed by Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton. The decision was taken by the national youth parliament at a full day session which was […]

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