FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The […]

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

23 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said €10 million in funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020 will support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork during the Covid-19 recovery. The scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas […]

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

20 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Limerick to Cork M20 motorway will not be side-tracked – says Fine Gael Limerick TD Fine Gael Limerick TD and Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, has said the M20 Limerick-Cork motorway project is well underway and will not be side-tracked. Minister O’Donovan said work on the M20 Limerick […]

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

12 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Support is needed now more than ever for employees looking for flexible working conditions. This is according to Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP who said the pandemic situation has “clearly demonstrated that remote and flexible employment can work successfully.” MEP Clune said: “A lot of women want to […]

Youghal & Mitchelstown: €192,000 for repair of historic and protected structures

Youghal & Mitchelstown: €192,000 for repair of historic and protected structures

11 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht has approved total funding of €192,000 for the maintenance of historic and protected structures in Cork East under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) and Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS). The Historic Structures Fund (HSF), which has two separate funding streams, […]

GOOD NEWS for houses in rural ireland

GOOD NEWS for houses in rural ireland

7 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has highlighted changes to grants for septic tanks and wells which will see increased funding available to people in Cork. The changes come under Measure 8 of the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, which runs from 2019 to 2021. Senator Lombard said, “Under the […]

How far can I travel during COVID19? From Monday EVERYwhere in Co Cork!

How far can I travel during COVID19? From Monday EVERYwhere in Co Cork!

6 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The acceleration of the Government’s Phase 2 reopening plan has been made possible thanks in no small part to the huge efforts of the people of Cork, Fine Gael Deputy Colm Burke has said. Deputy Colm Burke said: “My colleagues in Cabinet have agreed to implement all elements of Phase 2 and to […]

LIFE AFTER COVID19: Clár Programme will help rural communities says @votetimlombard

LIFE AFTER COVID19: Clár Programme will help rural communities says @votetimlombard

2 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard is encouraging local Cork groups to apply for the Government’s 2020 CLÁR Programmme, which has a total fund of €5 million and is designed to help rural communities respond to the challenge of Covid-19. Senator Lombard said, “The Clár Programme can be used […]

GOOD NEWS: TidyTowns groups in Cork can still use funding – even though 2020 competition cancelled due to COVID19

GOOD NEWS: TidyTowns groups in Cork can still use funding – even though 2020 competition cancelled due to COVID19

31 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that TidyTowns groups in Cork can still use funding allocated to them despite the cancellation of this year’s competition. Last September, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring allocated €1.4m to groups nationwide to assist them in their preparations for […]