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 […]

NORTH CORK FARMING: Cork ‘CAP 2020 Public Consultation’ to take place in Charleville Park Hotel

NORTH CORK FARMING: Cork ‘CAP 2020 Public Consultation’ to take place in Charleville Park Hotel

7 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Creed Announces CAP 2020 Consultation process “Vital Opportunity to hear the views of Irish Citizens on a future CAP” Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced his intention to launch a public consultation process on the future of the CAP post 2020. The […]

Distinguished Service Medal Award Ceremony at Haulbowline

Distinguished Service Medal Award Ceremony at Haulbowline

2 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., today attended the Distinguished Service Medal Award Ceremony of Sub Lieutenant, now Lieutenant-Commander, Jamie Cotter for his part in Operation Sea Bight. The ceremony took place at the Naval Base, Haulbowline in County Cork. Addressing the attendees, the […]

New funding will support Cork volunteers

New funding will support Cork volunteers

2 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Volunteer Bureau is set for a funding boost, Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said. Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, has approved a national allocation of €3.5 million to support volunteering across Ireland, of which €123,800 has been […]

Eir withdraws from tendering – but Government “remains committed to national broadband rollout” says Cork Senator

Eir withdraws from tendering – but Government “remains committed to national broadband rollout” says Cork Senator

1 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Eir has withdrawn from the tendering for the National Broadband plan, however Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has expressed that Fine Gael remain committed to broadband rollout. Senator Lombard said: “The National Broadband Plan (NBP) Procurement process is a key priority for Government, and we will continue to put […]

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork – and indeed all Irish – families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because […]

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

26 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is “delighted with the announcement” that Cork County Council has today lodged planning permission for their proposed relocation and upgrade of the Kinsale library. Senator Lombard, who just recently opened his constituency office in Kinsale, said: “I welcome this major step forward for […]

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

25 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There will be significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County who were affected by rate band changes in 2012, a Fine Gael Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke has said. The new Total Contributions Approach will calculate pensions based on all […]