Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services to help tackle rural isolation – Burke

Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services to help tackle rural isolation – Burke

6 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services will help tackle rural isolation. That’s according to Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central who says that County Cork is part of Fine Gael’s proposal for a pilot scheme to extend bus services. “The Fine Gael Parliamentary Party […]

FARMING: Revised Nitrates Action Programme a positive step for Irish farmers

FARMING: Revised Nitrates Action Programme a positive step for Irish farmers

6 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Senator and member of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the renewal of Ireland’s derogation under the Nitrates Directive. Senator Lombard said: “The renewal of our Nitrates Derogation is very positive news for Irish farmers, providing us the capacity for achieving targets set out in […]

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tanaiste and Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has announced that funding has been granted to Cork primary schools under the Minor Works Scheme. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to […]

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY: ‘Missing Persons Bill’ will help families – says Cork Senator Colm Burke

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY: ‘Missing Persons Bill’ will help families – says Cork Senator Colm Burke

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ahead of National Missing Persons Day tomorrow (Wednesday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has outlined how his new legislation will aid the families of missing persons in overcoming the legal difficulties they currently face. “National Missing Persons day draws attention to open or unsolved missing […]

What’s the Mater? Munster’s only private spine service opens at Mater Private Hospital Cork

What’s the Mater? Munster’s only private spine service opens at Mater Private Hospital Cork

4 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD officially opens Munster’s only private spine service located at Mater Private Hospital Cork OVER 10,000 patients a year are expected to attend for medical consultation at the new Orthopaedic or Spine Consultation at Mater Private Cork, the only private Spine Service in Munster. The […]

SPORT: €6.8m Capital Funding announced for various Cork sports facilities

SPORT: €6.8m Capital Funding announced for various Cork sports facilities

2 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the announcement that €6.8 Million in funding will be allocated to Cork under the under the 2017 Sports Capital programme. Minister Shane Ross and Minister Brendan Griffin announced this week that a total of €56 million was being allocated under the 2017 […]

BREXIT COMES TO CARRIGALINE: Simon Coveney launches Brexit Briefing Series for Cork

BREXIT COMES TO CARRIGALINE: Simon Coveney launches Brexit Briefing Series for Cork

30 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Simon Coveney T.D. (Cork South Central) is hosting a number of Brexit Breakfast Briefings in Cork in the coming weeks. The first in the series takes place on Monday, 4 December at the Carrigaline Court Hotel (in how hometown) at 7:30am until […]

Buttimer congratulates Fine Gael colleagues on new appointments

Buttimer congratulates Fine Gael colleagues on new appointments

30 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Jerry Buttimer has extended his congratulations to his Fine Gael colleagues on their new appointments. Senator Buttimer said: “Simon Coveney is a Minister of the highest calibre, and I am delighted to see him appointed as Tánaiste. “It’s great to see a Tánaiste from Cork and […]

Buttimer selected to contest the next General Election in Cork South Central

Buttimer selected to contest the next General Election in Cork South Central

29 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Leader of Seanad Éireann, Senator Jerry Buttimer, has been selected by Fine Gael Members to contest the next General Election in Cork South Central. At a Selection Convention held tonight (Wednesday)in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Senator Jerry Buttimer took another step in regaining a second seat for […]

FARMING: Cork MEP welcomes new 5 year license for glyphosate

FARMING: Cork MEP welcomes new 5 year license for glyphosate

28 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie We need to give Irish farmers enough time to plan for an alternative – says Clune Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed the granting of a new five-year licence for glyphosate which was announced today in Brussels. The Appeal Committee, which consists of experts from the EU […]