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 […]

Simon Coveney visits Sherkin Island, West Cork – Start of public consultation process for new national policy on offshore islands

Simon Coveney visits Sherkin Island, West Cork – Start of public consultation process for new national policy on offshore islands

23 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First islands policy to be developed in 23 years Views of islanders to be central to policy At a special event today, Saturday, on Sherkin Island, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney T.D., in conjunction with the Government Chief Whip and Minister of […]

High speed broadband for rural Co Cork in 2020

High speed broadband for rural Co Cork in 2020

20 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has announced that Government is to invest €314 million to deliver high-speed broadband to Cork. Cllr. O’Shea was speaking as the Government announced the biggest initiative for rural Ireland since electrification. “This is a landmark day […]

FARMING: How does agriculture affect climate change? Cork based Agriculture Minister begins public consultation

18 November 2019, Monday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today launched a public consultation on “Ag-Climatise”, a National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond. The Minister stated, “The importance of addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas […]

Landmark Roll-out of Broadband a Step Closer with EU Decision

Landmark Roll-out of Broadband a Step Closer with EU Decision

16 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The decision by the European Commission this week to grant state aid approval to the National Broadband Plan means the landmark roll-out of rural broadband is a step closer, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said. Cllr. O’Shea said: “The decision […]

Cork’s fight for Irish independence needs State commemoration – Burke

Cork’s fight for Irish independence needs State commemoration – Burke

16 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie State commemorations must be held in Cork to mark the contribution of the Rebel city and county in the fight for Irish independence, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Colm Burke, a Fine Gael bye-election candidate for Cork North Central, said, “Next year Cork will be central […]

EAST CORK: Sports clubs receive over €1m in ‘Sports Capital Programme’ funding

EAST CORK: Sports clubs receive over €1m in ‘Sports Capital Programme’ funding

15 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 a total of €1,034,090 will be divided amongst 18 sports clubs and community groups across Cork East Constituency through today’s Sports Capital Programme funding announcements. The funding is […]

CORK FARMING: New opportunities for beef farmers with significant increase of exports to China

CORK FARMING: New opportunities for beef farmers with significant increase of exports to China

15 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Beef farmers will have new opportunities to improve their price thanks to significant increases in exports to China, according to Cork Senator Tim Lombard from Fine Gael. Senator Lombard who is a member of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee was speaking as news emerged from a Government trade mission […]

O’Shea Welcomes Plans for Crack Down on Plastics, Single Use Cups, Landfill and Takeaway Waste

O’Shea Welcomes Plans for Crack Down on Plastics, Single Use Cups, Landfill and Takeaway Waste

14 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed plans to put proposed environmental levies, designed to encourage more sustainable behaviour, to public consultation. The proposed levies were announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, on Wednesday, […]

MIDLETON, EAST CORK: Lakeview Slip Road Open

MIDLETON, EAST CORK: Lakeview Slip Road Open

9 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton has welcomed the completion of the Lakeview slip road. The slip road opened to traffic on Friday evening, 8 November. “I would like to congratulate Cork County Council on the […]