WOMENS SPORT: deserves equal opportunity – says Cork Fine Gael Senator Lombard

WOMENS SPORT: deserves equal opportunity – says Cork Fine Gael Senator Lombard

2 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said we need to improve access and opportunity for women’s sport in Ireland via a new National Strategy for Woman in Sport aimed at increasing recognition, funding and participation. “I am a passionate advocate of sport; aside from the enjoyment sporting […]

GAS: New fracking law will safeguard environment – says Cork Government Senator Tim Lombard

GAS: New fracking law will safeguard environment – says Cork Government Senator Tim Lombard

28 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Carrigaline, Co Cork), spokesman on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, said the scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that permitting fracking in Ireland and Northern Ireland would pose significant threats to the air, water and the health and safety of individuals and communities here. […]

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New funding has been announced for female entrepreneurs living in Cork and Limerick. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) project will see more than €330,000 in funding, provided by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund, allocated to promote entrepreneurial skills amongst women in […]

CORKMAN DOING BUSINESS ABROAD: Irish-Mexican Chamber of Commerce Launched by Cork based Minister Michael Creed

CORKMAN DOING BUSINESS ABROAD: Irish-Mexican Chamber of Commerce Launched by Cork based Minister Michael Creed

23 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie On the final leg of the Trade Mission to the Americas, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Cork based – Michael Creed T.D., launched the Irish-Mexican Chamber of Commerce at a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Ireland to Mexico. Ireland and Mexico already have strong […]

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister Creed urges farmers to prioritise farm safety The recently reappointed Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, has issued a fresh appeal to farmers and contractors alike to prioritise farm safety as the current warm weather sees a large amount of farm activity taking place throughout the […]

EXPORT FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes news that US Government approves Irish Beef

EXPORT FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes news that US Government approves Irish Beef

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator and member of the joint Agriculture, Food and the Marine committee, Tim Lombard, has said that the US Government approval of the unique, high quality of Irish Beef is great news for beef farmers here in Cork. Tim Lombard told TheCork.ie “After a […]

WEST CORK GETS JUNIOR MINISTER: Fine Gael TD Jim Daly becomes ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’

WEST CORK GETS JUNIOR MINISTER: Fine Gael TD Jim Daly becomes ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty based Fine Gael TD Jim Daly is to be promoted to a Junior Ministerial position. The title of the post will be ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’ and it will be attached to the Department of Health. The position of Minister of State […]

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the allocation of €195,600 in CLÁR programme funding for 4 local projects. “I am delighted that €195,600 has been allocated to Cork. It is vitally important that we provide children in isolated rural areas with places to play safely […]

PUBLIC SAFETY: Passenger Name Records vital in next steps in the fight against terrorism – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

PUBLIC SAFETY: Passenger Name Records vital in next steps in the fight against terrorism – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

19 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie As a Europol report shows an expected rise in returned foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria to Europe, Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said that EU initiatives on Passenger Name Records (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime will […]

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

15 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD – who has a constituency office in the same town as Simon Coveney – has accused Simon Coveney of “jumping ship” as he moves from the Department of Housing to Foreign Affairs. The Cork South-Central TD – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire – also […]