Eir withdraws from tendering – but Government “remains committed to national broadband rollout” says Cork Senator

Eir withdraws from tendering – but Government “remains committed to national broadband rollout” says Cork Senator

1 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Eir has withdrawn from the tendering for the National Broadband plan, however Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has expressed that Fine Gael remain committed to broadband rollout. Senator Lombard said: “The National Broadband Plan (NBP) Procurement process is a key priority for Government, and we will continue to put […]

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork – and indeed all Irish – families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because […]

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

26 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is “delighted with the announcement” that Cork County Council has today lodged planning permission for their proposed relocation and upgrade of the Kinsale library. Senator Lombard, who just recently opened his constituency office in Kinsale, said: “I welcome this major step forward for […]

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

25 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There will be significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County who were affected by rate band changes in 2012, a Fine Gael Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke has said. The new Total Contributions Approach will calculate pensions based on all […]

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

23 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party today described proposals by West Cork Fine Gael Junior Minister Jim Daly for an online identity verification process through the Public Service Card (PSC) as technologically naïve. Speaking in response to the proposals, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said that the proposals are too intrusive […]

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 […]