Cork Govt MEP says Rural Pubs are crucial to culture and tourism

Cork Govt MEP says Rural Pubs are crucial to culture and tourism

9 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rural pubs regaining confidence as CSO shows pub sales rise by over 5% year on year Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has described our rural pubs as the jewel in the crown of Irish tourism and welcomed tentative signs […]

Coveney attends meeting of Haulbowline Island Remediation Stakeholders Consultation Group

Coveney attends meeting of Haulbowline Island Remediation Stakeholders Consultation Group

8 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., announced details of the timetable for a two and a half year programme of core remediation works at Haulbowline Island which will see the remediation of the Island completed by mid 2018 at a meeting of the Haulbowline […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney gives Farmers €2m ‘Flood Money’

Cork Minister Simon Coveney gives Farmers €2m ‘Flood Money’

6 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. today launched a scheme of assistance for farmers who have suffered fodder losses as a result of the severe flooding in recent weeks. This new scheme was agreed at the Government meeting yesterday. Minister Coveney confirmed that […]

Cork Minister says 2016 will be year of ‘jobs growth’ if 2015 trajectory continues

Cork Minister says 2016 will be year of ‘jobs growth’ if 2015 trajectory continues

6 Janaury 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy, The Cork based Junior Minister with responsibility for the EU, says record Enterprise Ireland jobs growth in 2015 signals robust year ahead for Cork businesses. Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs, has praised management at Enterprise Ireland and their local staff in Cork and the […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney under pressure to pay farmers ‘flood money’

Cork Minister Simon Coveney under pressure to pay farmers ‘flood money’

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ahead of this afternoon’s Cabinet meeting, IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley said the Government must establish a flooding fund for farmers to deal with the losses they have incurred as a result of the recent flooding. Tom Turley said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must make […]

Decreased motor tax for road hauliers means savings for businesses in 2016 – Collins

Decreased motor tax for road hauliers means savings for businesses in 2016 – Collins

5 December 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Decreased motor taxes for road hauliers in 2016 will mean savings for businesses across the country and will help to create jobs”, says Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins. “From dealing with the Irish Road Haulage Association, I know that this will have a significant […]

‘Voluntary’ school payments will come to an end – says West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly

‘Voluntary’ school payments will come to an end – says West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly

22 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Government will increase grants for schools Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, who also is Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Education Committee, has welcomed the news that the practise of primary schools demanding cash payments from parents will come to an end. “This is an issue […]

Cork Workers Party Rep unhappy with Labour Party over leaders comments

Cork Workers Party Rep unhappy with Labour Party over leaders comments

21 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said that efforts by Joan Burton to portray the Labour Party as the social conscience of the coalition government and a brake on Fine Gael’s low-tax, cheap labour economy are a “pathetic attempt to distance Labour from five years of […]

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