WEST CORK: Rathbarry and Kilkeran to benefit from €260,000 water investment

WEST CORK: Rathbarry and Kilkeran to benefit from €260,000 water investment

10 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that Irish Water are to address water issues in the Kilkeran and Rathbarry area. Currently residents and businesses in the area are subject to poor water quality and an unreliable supply. Commenting […]

BUSINESS: Government invests 95,458 in Cork aquaculture

BUSINESS: Government invests 95,458 in Cork aquaculture

9 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed Government grants towards a total investment in excess of €200,000 in four local aquaculture companies. Senator Lombard said: “EMFF [European Maritime and Fisheries Fund] funding of €95,245 has been granted to four of our local aquaculture companies here in […]

CORK POLITICS: Dara Murphy becomes EPP Campaign Director for 2019 European elections

CORK POLITICS: Dara Murphy becomes EPP Campaign Director for 2019 European elections

7 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD (Fine Gael) has congratulated Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy (Fine Gael) on his appointment as Campaign Director for the European People’s Party (EPP), across the European Union, for the 2019 European Elections. The EPP is the largest party in the European Parliament. Fine […]

WEST CORK: Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme – Government approves funding

WEST CORK: Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme – Government approves funding

7 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Kevin “Boxer” Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, is pleased to announce receipt of notification that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Paschal Donohoe T.D., has formally confirmed the River Fealge (Clonakilty) Flood Relief Scheme. […]

CORK LITTER: More community involvement needed to fight the problem

CORK LITTER: More community involvement needed to fight the problem

6 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) shows that Cork people are making progress against litter pollution but we need more community involvement to tackle the problem, said Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard. The latest IBAL survey shows improvements in cleanliness across the country […]

FARMING: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding of €367,000 for Social Farming projects

FARMING: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces funding of €367,000 for Social Farming projects

6 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Following a competitive public procurement procedure under the 2017 Rural Innovation and Development Fund, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced the three successful projects that will receive funding totalling €367,000, to promote and develop social farming projects in rural areas. Minister […]

POLITICS: “Sinn Fein’s refusal to engage in the parliamentary process is harming Ireland” – says Cork Fine Gael Senator

POLITICS: “Sinn Fein’s refusal to engage in the parliamentary process is harming Ireland” – says Cork Fine Gael Senator

6 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein’s refusal to engage in the parliamentary process is harming Ireland, a Cork Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “The European Union Withdrawal Bill starts to make its way through the House of Commons this week. Meanwhile seven Sinn Fein MPs stand idly by […]

POLITICIANS USING SKYPE: Fine Gael Junior Minister to run some clinics via Skype – Jim Daly TD

POLITICIANS USING SKYPE: Fine Gael Junior Minister to run some clinics via Skype – Jim Daly TD

4 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie What: Politician using Skype When: Wednesdays 8pm Where: Politician may be in Dublin, constituents will be in West Cork It will be recalled that in the year 2000 a Dublin Cllr – Eoin Costello – launched an ‘online clinic’. It was the height of sophistication using an implementation of live […]