Youghal receives €150,000 under Historic Towns Initiative – Minister David Stanton

Youghal receives €150,000 under Historic Towns Initiative – Minister David Stanton

13 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The award of €150,000 funding for heritage regeneration works in Youghal has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. Funding is being made available to Cork County Council, under the Historic Towns Initiative 2018, financed by […]

NEW ‘UNIVERSITY’ FOR CORK? Munster Technical University would incorporate Cork Institute of Technology

NEW ‘UNIVERSITY’ FOR CORK? Munster Technical University would incorporate Cork Institute of Technology

14 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The passage into law of the Technological Universities Bill will bring a new dynamic to educational life of Cork, the leader of Seanad Éireann has said. Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer said: “This Bill will see a new chapter for the third level sector in Cork. “This is […]

SPORT: Capital Sports Grant continues to support local groups – including in Kinsale, West Cork

SPORT: Capital Sports Grant continues to support local groups – including in Kinsale, West Cork

12 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South West and Junior Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that Kinsale Community College are to benefit from the Capital Sports Grant following a successful appeal. Speaking on the announcement Junior Minister Daly said, ‘My government […]

Minister Creed concludes Canadian leg of North American itinerary

Minister Creed concludes Canadian leg of North American itinerary

2 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD (Cork North West Constituency), yesterday concluded the two day Canadian leg of his North American itinerary in Toronto. On Wednesday the Minister visited Ottawa for a series of high level political meetings in Canada’s administrative capital. Amongst […]

WEST CORK: New council houses planned for Clonakilty and Skibbereen

WEST CORK: New council houses planned for Clonakilty and Skibbereen

1 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the proposals put forward by Cork County Council for 50 unit residential developments in both Clonakilty and Skibbereen. Senator Lombard said: “Cork County Council have proposed a residential development of 53 housing units located between Park Road and Western Road, Miles, […]

Access Officers need to be more… accessible!

Access Officers need to be more… accessible!

26 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Access Officers need to be more… accessible! A Cork Fine Gael Senator has said there needs to be clarity from Local Authorities in relation to the role and responsibilities of their Access Officers. Senator Colm Burke said: “The Access Officer should take up a more proactive role in […]

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ten Cork schools are among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education (PE) for Senior Cycle programmes An Tanaiste Simon Coveney and Cork South Central TD welcomed the news saying: “I am delighted that so many Cork schools are […]

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that St. Brogans Secondary School in Bandon is to receive extra accommodation. Speaking on the matter Junior Minister Daly said, ‘The lack of accommodation for pupils in St Brogans […]

CITY CENTRE: Push button pedestrian crossing for Shandon Street

CITY CENTRE: Push button pedestrian crossing for Shandon Street

23 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael, Senator Colm Burke, Cork North Central welcomes the news that a controlled pedestrian crossing is to be installed in Shandon Street in the coming weeks. “There is an elderly population using the services of Irwin’s Pharmacy on one side and the Post Office on the other […]

Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed

Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed

22 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments – Creed The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, (Cork based) Michael Creed T.D., made the comments while attending a meeting of the Council of EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels. Speaking in Brussels, Minister Creed said “While […]