“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 […]

€7.3m injection from Govt will bring 331 vacant Cork Council houses back into system

€7.3m injection from Govt will bring 331 vacant Cork Council houses back into system

16 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie €7,297,182 in total granted to Cork City Council and Cork County Council to refurbish and re-let social housing units – Colm Burke TD Cork City Council has been granted €4,251,500 and Cork County Council has been granted €3,045,682 to refurbish social housing units which will be re-let to […]

Cork MEP comments on Brexit

Cork MEP comments on Brexit

15 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “We are at a critical stage in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom.” says Cork based Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael) MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune has said Ireland is at a “critical stage” in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom. MEP […]

Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

6 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to register for the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from the 1st of September 2020. Deputy Burke said: “The EWSS is the centrepiece of the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus. “I would like to encourage […]