Cork TD Simon Coveney is bookies favourite to replace Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner

Cork TD Simon Coveney is bookies favourite to replace Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner

27 August 2020, Wednesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Phil Hogan became the latest casualty of ‘Golfgate’ as he resigned from his EU Trade Commissioner role yesterday and Simon Coveney is the hot favourite to replace him. BoyleSports have been inundated with requests on who will replace Phil Hogan with initial odds chalked up of 10/11 […]

European Commission approves €26 million Irish scheme for tourism and hospitality

European Commission approves €26 million Irish scheme for tourism and hospitality

23 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The European Commission this week approved a €26 million Irish scheme to support companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. The public support will take the form of direct grants to cover the […]

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to €40k

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to €40k

21 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie New Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme will support businesses in Cork to expand their online presence A new Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme will support businesses in Cork to expand their online presence, Colm Burke TD has said. Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, has […]

AUDIO: A Cork Based Construction Firm Appointed to Build New Primary School in Kanturk

AUDIO: A Cork Based Construction Firm Appointed to Build New Primary School in Kanturk

21 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork Based Construction Firm Vision Contracting Ltd has been appointed by the OPW to build the new Primary School in Kanturk. Confirming the good news, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said he was delighted to receive confirmation from the Office of the Minister of State […]

Free laptops for students from Government

Free laptops for students from Government

21 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Third level students in Cork will benefit from a new fund to help them access laptops and other devices, Colm Burke TD has said. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has confirmed the funding for Cork students as part of a […]

Free Hand sanitiser on public transport? #Bus #Train #COVID19

Free Hand sanitiser on public transport? #Bus #Train #COVID19

21 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Public transport operators including Bus Éireann and Irish Rail should all have hand sanitiser dispensers on board, a Fine Gael Cork Senator has said. Senator Jerry Buttimer, Seanad Leas-Chathaoirleach and Spokesperson on Transport, said: “Hand sanitiser is just as important as face masks when it comes to public […]

Learning Resource Centre to be developed at Cork Institute of Technology

Learning Resource Centre to be developed at Cork Institute of Technology

18 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The development of a Learning Resource Centre in Cork Institute of Technology is a sign of the Government’s continued support for third-level education in Cork – says Colm Burke TD Deputy Colm Burke has welcomed the announcement to develop a Learning Resource Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. […]

Almost €220,000 to improve Cork County community facilities

Almost €220,000 to improve Cork County community facilities

17 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Community centres and facilities in Cork will benefit from €219,478 for essential upgrades and maintenance as part of the July stimulus package. Funding worth a total €5 million will be provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme and is in addition to €2 […]

Increased Funding for Septic Tanks in Cork

Increased Funding for Septic Tanks in Cork

16 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Councillor, John Paul O’Shea has highlighted changes to grants for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (septic tanks) which will see increased funding available to people in County Cork. The changes have recently come into effect. Councillor O’Shea said, “Under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, the Government […]

Yes, you should be wearing sunscreen in… Ireland

12 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has warned ‘staycationers’ not to be complacent about sunscreen. Senator Lombard said: “Thankfully for most people, sunscreen is an absolute staple when packing for a trip to sunnier climes. “Unfortunately though, many people forget about sun protection while at home in Ireland. “With […]