Minister Creed concludes Canadian leg of North American itinerary

Minister Creed concludes Canadian leg of North American itinerary

2 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD (Cork North West Constituency), yesterday concluded the two day Canadian leg of his North American itinerary in Toronto. On Wednesday the Minister visited Ottawa for a series of high level political meetings in Canada’s administrative capital. Amongst […]

WEST CORK: New council houses planned for Clonakilty and Skibbereen

WEST CORK: New council houses planned for Clonakilty and Skibbereen

1 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the proposals put forward by Cork County Council for 50 unit residential developments in both Clonakilty and Skibbereen. Senator Lombard said: “Cork County Council have proposed a residential development of 53 housing units located between Park Road and Western Road, Miles, […]

Access Officers need to be more… accessible!

Access Officers need to be more… accessible!

26 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Access Officers need to be more… accessible! A Cork Fine Gael Senator has said there needs to be clarity from Local Authorities in relation to the role and responsibilities of their Access Officers. Senator Colm Burke said: “The Access Officer should take up a more proactive role in […]

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ten Cork schools are among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education (PE) for Senior Cycle programmes An Tanaiste Simon Coveney and Cork South Central TD welcomed the news saying: “I am delighted that so many Cork schools are […]

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that St. Brogans Secondary School in Bandon is to receive extra accommodation. Speaking on the matter Junior Minister Daly said, ‘The lack of accommodation for pupils in St Brogans […]

CITY CENTRE: Push button pedestrian crossing for Shandon Street

CITY CENTRE: Push button pedestrian crossing for Shandon Street

23 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael, Senator Colm Burke, Cork North Central welcomes the news that a controlled pedestrian crossing is to be installed in Shandon Street in the coming weeks. “There is an elderly population using the services of Irwin’s Pharmacy on one side and the Post Office on the other […]

Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed

Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed

22 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, (Cork based) Michael Creed T.D., made the comments while attending a meeting of the Council of EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels. Speaking in Brussels, Minister Creed said “While […]

Increased funding will help tackle illegal dumping in Cork

Increased funding will help tackle illegal dumping in Cork

21 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over €40,000 has been allocated to 23 projects in Cork County to tackle the scourge of illegal dumping following work by Cork-based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard. Senator Lombard said: “Illegal dumping is a massive blight on our communities. It shows a complete lack of respect for other […]

Sustainable rural housing will help develop our rural communities – Lombard

Sustainable rural housing will help develop our rural communities – Lombard

16 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sustainable rural housing will ensure that rural communities can thrive, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Tim Lombard said: “After a comprehensive debate in the Seanad, Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed to me that once-off rural planning will be safeguarded under the forthcoming national Planning Framework. This is […]

VIDEO: “Belgooly still has no water supply” says Senator Tim Lombard

VIDEO: “Belgooly still has no water supply” says Senator Tim Lombard

12 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In the Seanad over the past week Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, put forth the frustrations of Belgooly residents over their deficient water supply and the lack of information provided by Irish Water pertaining to this. The Fine Gael Senator said: “The residents of Belgooly are completely frustrated with […]