€18.75m capital grant for CIT will greatly enhance education in Cork – Burke

€18.75m capital grant for CIT will greatly enhance education in Cork – Burke

28 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Colm Burke has warmly welcomed the €18.75m capital grant for CIT, announced in recent weeks by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Senator Colm Burke said: “Since Cork Institute of Technology first opened […]

Reduced charges for use of Mallow Injury Unit Welcome – O’Shea

Reduced charges for use of Mallow Injury Unit Welcome – O’Shea

27 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West Fine Gael General Candidate Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD that the charge for attending minor injury units including the Unit based in Mallow General Hospital has been reduced. The Minister has signed a statutory instrument to reduce […]

Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

21 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork-based Michael Creed T.D., has announced record funding awards of €2,906,000 to 106 animal welfare organisations throughout the country. The payments will be made with immediate effect. The Minister said “it gives me great pleasure in awarding this funding, which […]

Goodbye APCOA – says Cork Town

Goodbye APCOA – says Cork Town

19 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Private parking contractor APCOA has earned €1.4m from the council contract since 2014 Fine Gael Councillor Tony O’Shea has welcomed the decision by Cork County Council to take back overall responsibility of managing the town’s car parking system in Mallow. The Council confirmed this decision at a meeting […]

New Legislation on Gift Vouchers into effect on Monday 2nd December – Lombard

New Legislation on Gift Vouchers into effect on Monday 2nd December – Lombard

1 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that new legislation on Gift Vouchers comes into effect on Monday the 2nd of December. Senator Lombard said: “The new legislation bans a number of unfair terms in gift voucher contracts and is great news for consumers. “This new legislation will bring […]

WEST CORK: Ballinscarthy-Timoleague Walkway gets Funding #WildAtlanticWay

WEST CORK: Ballinscarthy-Timoleague Walkway gets Funding #WildAtlanticWay

1 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael T.D. and Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly, has confirmed funding for the Ballinscarthy to Timoleague Walkway. Speaking at this mornings announcement Minister Daly said, “my Government colleague Minister Ring confirmed to me directly that over €13,000 in funding […]

EAST CORK: €16,000 funding for Cobh Mall Beach

EAST CORK: €16,000 funding for Cobh Mall Beach

30 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that funding of €16,000 for the restoration of access to the Cobh Mall Beach. The money has been allocated under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s 2019 Outdoor […]

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study Expected to Conclude by December 2019 – David Stanton

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study Expected to Conclude by December 2019 – David Stanton

30 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The anticipated conclusion by Cork County Council of a feasibility study of an N25 relief road around Castlemartyr has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton. Cork County Council (CCC) have received funding from […]

Junior Minister wants Irish Water works in town YET at same time doesn’t want disruption to Christmas shopping

Junior Minister wants Irish Water works in town YET at same time doesn’t want disruption to Christmas shopping

27 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “While I fought hard for this €14 million investment in the town – and we know you cannot make an omelette without breaking a few eggs – we must be respectful of the residents, and businesses alike, to ensure the works are planned in a way that will […]

Irish Defence Forces “need their own pay commission” – says Government Senator

Irish Defence Forces “need their own pay commission” – says Government Senator

27 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Defence Forces should have their own pay agreement, independent of other sectors of the public service, Cork Senator Colm Burke has said. Senator Burke said: “At a time when our economy is resurgent and there is fierce competition in the labour market, we need to recognise the […]