FARMING: Temporary flexibilities to GLAS scheme in response to fodder issues

FARMING: Temporary flexibilities to GLAS scheme in response to fodder issues

25 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has welcomed the signal from the European Commission on their agreement to some proposed adjustments to the GLAS scheme for this year in response to the current fodder shortages. This proposal will now have to […]

Extended WIFI4EU scheme

Extended WIFI4EU scheme

24 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed the extension of the EU funded free public Wi-Fi scheme. The European Parliament announced the WIFI4EU scheme last year, whereby it would fund public Wi-Fi hotspots across EU towns and villages. The scheme proposed funding high speed internet connection in public areas, […]

WEST CORK: Works to begin on €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade – Daly

WEST CORK: Works to begin on €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade  – Daly

19 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed works are to begin shortly on the €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade Project. “Officials in Irish Water have confirmed to that works can now begin […]

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

17 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and Health Spokesperson in the Seanad, Colm Burke, has called for a review to examine how we deal with cases of adverse medical outcomes and medical negligence. Senator Burke said: “The ongoing issues in relation to the Cervical Cancer controversy have once again highlighted the […]

Cork based Agri Minister Creed opens Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show

Cork based Agri Minister Creed opens Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show

12 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today (Sunday) officially opened the Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister Creed said; “I am honoured to officially open this prestigious show which is the largest one day event in the annual shows […]

Creed welcomes further allocation of employment permits for meat processing

Creed welcomes further allocation of employment permits for meat processing

10 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D., has today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. of the granting of a further allocation of employment permits for the meat processing sector “this is a welcome response to the […]

New funding will support tillage farmers to maximise additional short term fodder production- Lombard

New funding will support tillage farmers to maximise additional short term fodder production- Lombard

5 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New Government funding will support tillage farmers to maximise additional short term fodder production, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Tim Lombard has welcomed an incentive measure for tillage farmers to produce additional feed this Autumn through a financial commitment of up to €2.75 million. Senator Lombard […]

Cllr O’ Shea welcomes Government announcement of changes to the Fair Deal Scheme for Farm Families and Business Owners

Cllr O’ Shea welcomes Government announcement of changes to the Fair Deal Scheme for Farm Families and Business Owners

3 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cllr O’ Shea welcomes Government announcement of changes to the Fair Deal Scheme for Farm Families and Business Owners North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea this week welcomed the announcement by Government and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Older People Jim Daly […]