Untapped potential of Credit Unions for Irish mortgage market should be examined – Creed

Untapped potential of Credit Unions for Irish mortgage market should be examined – Creed

20 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A new approach to Ireland’s banking and mortgage market should be examined using the large untapped potential of credit unions across the country, Fine Gael TD Michael Creed has said. Deputy Creed made his comments following the recent announcement that KBC Group is exiting the Irish market, which […]

New Cork special school for SOUTH Cork, but what about EAST Cork? – asks Govt TD

New Cork special school for SOUTH Cork, but what about EAST Cork? – asks Govt TD

17 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie David Stanton said: “The Department of Education has announced that a new special school will in the Carrigaline area will see 48 places special school places created while a change in the designation of St. Mary’s Special School, Rochestown, will see a further 12 new places become available. […]

Free parking at Cork Hospitals?

Free parking at Cork Hospitals?

11 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie It is time to put an end to “extortionate” hospital car parking charges, a Fine Gael TD has said. Colm Burke, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central and the Party’s Health Spokesperson described the effect of expensive car park changes for people visiting someone who is ill […]

Al Fresco Dining for Summer 2021

Al Fresco Dining for Summer 2021

8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that a new scheme, delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Cork County Council, will help tourism and hospitality businesses in Cork develop and increase their outdoor seating capacity. Funding allocated under the scheme will also enable Local Authorities to develop […]

New ship for Irish Naval Service – will replace LÉ Eithne

New ship for Irish Naval Service – will replace LÉ Eithne

6 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cork based Simon Coveney T.D has announced a competition for Marine Advisor Services to support the procurement of a Multi-Role Vessel Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs has announced the publication of a competitive […]

10% of Irish people get water from a private well – but grant application process needs to be streamlined

10% of Irish people get water from a private well – but grant application process needs to be streamlined

5 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has said that grants for private water supplies need to be revised as to reflect the true cost of installation. Varying levels of grants are available under the Rural Water Programme to carry out works to a private water supply – for sinking a […]

New Government plan will support the recovery of our tourism and hospitality sector and help create jobs in Cork County

New Government plan will support the recovery of our tourism and hospitality sector and help create jobs in Cork County

29 March 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that a new Government plan – Our Rural Future – reflects the changes in living and working patterns during Covid-19 and will maximise the recovery for all parts of the country. “This plan, Our Rural Future, is the most ambitious and transformational policy for […]

When will EU stop seasonal clock changes #FallBackSpringForward

When will EU stop seasonal clock changes #FallBackSpringForward

28 March 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has sought clarity from the European Commission on plans for abolishing the seasonal clock changes. This weekend in Ireland clocks will once again turn forward by one hour. The European Parliament said in 2019 that seasonal clock changes should be abolished in 2021. […]

David Stanton encourages local groups in qualifying rural areas to apply for CLÁR funding

David Stanton encourages local groups in qualifying rural areas to apply for CLÁR funding

25 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Plenty of time to apply before closing date of Friday, 7 May 2021 Fine Gael TD for Cork East, David Stanton, has urged local constituency communities to consider examining opportunities, in conjunction with Cork County Council, for funding under the recently launched 2021 CLÁR programme. The Department of […]

Refurbishment at Haulbowline Naval Base

Refurbishment at Haulbowline Naval Base

17 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €4m project to provide single living accommodation for 70 personnel Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs has announced that has approved funding for the refurbishment of Block 8 at Haulbowline Naval Base to provide for additional accommodation for Naval Service personnel. It is […]