National audit of school canteens needed to ensure students have access to healthy choices

National audit of school canteens needed to ensure students have access to healthy choices

29 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A national healthy eating audit of school canteens should be carried out to ensure students have healthy choices at school, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “A study conducted by UCD and DCU researchers which looked at canteens in a select number of schools, […]

Weir Delighted with €175k for Fermoy

Weir Delighted with €175k for Fermoy

17 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €175,000 Fermoy Weir Funding for Cork County Council Confirmed The confirmation of a maximum of €175,000 funding from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for Fermoy Weir has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & […]

€114,800 funding for Safety Measures and Play Areas in West Cork

€114,800 funding for Safety Measures and Play Areas in West Cork

7 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has announced that West Cork schools and community groups are to receive €114,800 under the Government’s CLÁR Programme, which funds small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered high levels of rural depopulation. The Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring […]

Additional 33 seat bus to Kinsale Community School

Additional 33 seat bus to Kinsale Community School

5 September 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed the allocation of additional school transport to Kinsale Community School, stating: “I have been liaising with the Department about various pressure zones in Cork and campaigning for solutions to the school transport shortages. “Department officials have confirmed to me that an […]

North Cork wants a slice of the ‘Greenway’ action for #LocalTourism

North Cork wants a slice of the ‘Greenway’ action for #LocalTourism

1 September 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea is calling on Cork County Council to proceed with a greenway for Duhallow, with Phase 1 consisting of an 8km route between Kanturk and Newmarket. In late 2015, using funding from the Rural Economic Development Zone […]

Local community radio to be supported under new measures

Local community radio to be supported under new measures

31 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that local community radio will be supported under new measures announced by the Government. Senator Lombard, member of the Oireachtas Committee for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, said: “My colleague Minister Richard Bruton has published the Broadcasting Bill which includes a […]

POLITICS: Fine Gael Parliamentary Party “think-in” will take place in East Cork

POLITICS: Fine Gael Parliamentary Party “think-in” will take place in East Cork

30 August 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality David Stanton welcomed the decision to hold this year’s Fine Gael Parliamentary Party “think-in” in East Cork. This annual meeting prior to the return of the Dáil and Seanad after the summer […]

How can Tidy Towns Committees fight climate change?

How can Tidy Towns Committees fight climate change?

25 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie These days every story seems to relate to climate change, in some fashion. Cork Senator, and member of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee, Tim Lombard has said that Government needs to recognise the crucial role that Tidy Towns Committees could play in tackling climate breakdown. Senator Lombard said: […]

The plan to overhaul commercial rates will help towns and communities across Cork – Burke

The plan to overhaul commercial rates will help towns and communities across Cork – Burke

22 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government’s plan to overhaul commercial rates will help out businesses, local authorities and people across Cork a Fine Gael Senator and Cork North Central General Election Candidate Colm Burke has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “The passage of the Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019, […]