Over 25,000 premises in Cork will have high speed broadband by 2018

Over 25,000 premises in Cork will have high speed broadband by 2018

5 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork and Government spokesperson in the Seanad on Communications, Tim Lombard, said over 25,000 premises in Cork will have high speed broadband by 2018. Senator Lombard said: “Some 25,373 premises in Cork will have high speed broadband by next year, and at 30 mbps […]

Cork Minister Housing Coveney comments on house price increases

Cork Minister Housing Coveney comments on house price increases

3 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Mr. Simon Coveney, TD, today commented on the latest reports published by Daft.ie and MyHome.ie. “The report shows that demand is strong, driven by economic growth and increasing numbers of households. We have created the environment to increase housing […]

MAP: Housing Minister Simon Coveney turns sod on new 800 house development ‘Janeville’ in Carrigaline, Co Cork

MAP: Housing Minister Simon Coveney turns sod on new 800 house development ‘Janeville’ in Carrigaline, Co Cork

3 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Groundbreaking takes place at €300 Million Housing Development by Astra Construction in Co Cork Minister for Housing, Planning, Local Government and Community Simon Coveney, T.D. performed the official turning of the sod today (Monday) at Janeville, a new housing development worth €300 million in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. Astra […]

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fail TDs in Cork city and county, including Ministers Simon Coveney and Michael Creed and Ministers of State Dara Murphy and David Stanton, and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, to step […]

Government free dental and optical exams for self employed – Cork Senator welcomes news

Government free dental and optical exams for self employed – Cork Senator welcomes news

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Self-employed people in Cork can now benefit from free dental and optical exams through the Treatment Benefit Scheme for the first time ever. Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the move by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar to extend these PRSI benefits to 450,000 self-employed […]

Government invests €1.1m in Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2017

Government invests €1.1m in Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2017

1 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, of additional investment in services at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). “My Fine Gael colleague Minister Harris, has announced a €1.1 million investment in CUMH in 2017. […]

Cork Seantor wants Ireland to be tobacco free by 2025 – another step was taken today on that journey – plain packaging

Cork Seantor wants Ireland to be tobacco free by 2025 – another step was taken today on that journey – plain packaging

29 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Standardised Packaging of Tobacco will come into force in in September Part of national strategy to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025 Senator Tim Lombard (Fine Gael) is based outside Carrigaline, Co CorkCork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said that it’s a positive step forward that […]

Cork City: Housing to be built on R&H Hall site and Ford Depot Site at Marina

Cork City: Housing to be built on R&H Hall site and Ford Depot Site at Marina

28 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Housing Minister Simon Coveney today confirmed that three major housing developments in Cork City will benefit from combined State support of €25.89 million through the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF). Ann Doherty, Chief Executive of Cork City Council, welcomed the positive news for Cork City and said that […]

SAILING: Minister Simon Coveney launches “O’Leary Life & Pensions Sovereign’s Cup 2017” at Kinsale Yacht Club

SAILING: Minister Simon Coveney launches “O’Leary Life & Pensions Sovereign’s Cup 2017” at Kinsale Yacht Club

27 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The O’Leary Life & Pensions Sovereign’s Cup 2017 was launched at Kinsale Yacht Club today by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. The Event takes place at Kinsale Yacht Club from 21st-24th June, 2017, where over 100 boats are expected to enjoy four days […]

Cork Fine Gael Senator – who is also Farmer – says Fianna Fáil amendment to hedge cutting Bill is “useless for farmers”

Cork Fine Gael Senator – who is also Farmer – says Fianna Fáil amendment to hedge cutting Bill is “useless for farmers”

24 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator Tim Lombard – who is also a Farmer – has said Fianna Fáil’s amendment to the Heritage Bill on hedge cutting is “useless for farmers”. Fianna Fáil’s amendment seeks to restrict the proposed cutting of hedgerows in August exclusively to road-side hedges, “hindering preparation […]