WILD ANIMALS: banned from Circuses in Ireland – Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed has signed official regulation

WILD ANIMALS: banned from Circuses in Ireland – Cork based Agri Minister Michael Creed has signed official regulation

10 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, has signed regulations that will ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Ireland Commenting on the measure which will come into effect on January 1st 2018, Minister Creed said “The use of wild animals for […]

WEST CORK: €1 million euro investment for Townshend Street, Skibbereen Housing

WEST CORK: €1 million euro investment for Townshend Street, Skibbereen Housing

9 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today (Thursday) confirmed over €1 Million euro for the construction of six new homes for the elderly off Townshend Street in Skibbereen. Speaking on today’s announcement the Minister said, ‘I […]

WEST CORK: Bandon Southern Relief Road (known locally as ‘the bypass’) needs to be completed – says Tim Lombard

WEST CORK: Bandon Southern Relief Road (known locally as ‘the bypass’) needs to be completed – says Tim Lombard

2 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bandon Southern Relief Road needs to be prioritised in National Investment Plan Bandon has a relief road (known locally as “the bypass”) however the project was never fully completed. It allows traffic to bypass the Main street, but stops short. Traffic still has to pass – for example […]

WEST CORK: Minister for Rural and Community Development visits Skibbereen, Drinagh, Clonakilty, and Bandon

WEST CORK: Minister for Rural and Community Development visits Skibbereen, Drinagh, Clonakilty, and Bandon

1 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD today visited rural initiatives in the west Cork communities of Skibbereen, Drinagh, Clonakilty and Bandon. Minister Ring’s visit focused on projects which have been allocated funding through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Minister Ring also met Clonakilty […]

HEALTH: PRSI now covers Optical and Dental Treatment

HEALTH: PRSI now covers Optical and Dental Treatment

1 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, Extended Optical and Dental services are now available to qualified PRSI contributors, including employees and the self-employed, and their dependent spouses/partners. Senator Lombard said: “This is great news for our workforce here in Cork. It means they can now avail of free […]

Cork Junior Minister Jim Daly expands Skype ‘clinics’ to reach more constituents

Cork Junior Minister Jim Daly expands Skype ‘clinics’ to reach more constituents

31 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Skype clinics will be made available to even more people in one of Ireland’s most geographically challenging constituencies, a Fine Gael Minister has said. After experiencing a surge in demand for clinics since he became a Minister, Cork South West TD Jim Daly recently began hosting supplementary Skype […]

LAW & ORDER: Cork Minister finalises passage of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill

LAW & ORDER: Cork Minister finalises passage of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill

31 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton has welcomed the passage through the Oireachtas of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill. This legislation is the first time that statutory provision has been made for the rights […]

FARMING: €93 million for Cork farmers

FARMING: €93 million for Cork farmers

31 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The start of the 70% advance of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will see over €700 million sent out to 111,000 farmers across the country. 11,548 farmers in Cork will benefit from payments totalling €93,154,553, Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said. “This advance payment is a welcome […]

CORK – LIMERICK MOTORWAY: Cork Junior Minister welcomes funding allocation – long term project – could be up to 10 years away

CORK – LIMERICK MOTORWAY: Cork Junior Minister welcomes funding allocation – long term project – could be up to 10 years away

24 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton has hailed the decision to include the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway in the 10 Year Capital Plan, giving the green light to this long awaited project. Minister Stanton said “…I have […]