Cork Senator Jerry Buttimer elected as Leas-Chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann

Cork Senator Jerry Buttimer elected as Leas-Chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann

7 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has been elected Leas-Chathaoirleach of the 26th Seanad today (Tuesday). Speaking after the Seanad sitting Senator Buttimer said, “I am honoured to have been elected Leas-Chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann by my peers today. “I pledge to ensure fair and effective management […]

EAST CORK: Final hurdle passed in Carrigtwohill School Campus planning process

EAST CORK: Final hurdle passed in Carrigtwohill School Campus planning process

6 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, is pleased to learn that the final hurdle has been passed in granting planning permission for the Carrigtwohill School Campus with confirmation from An Bord Pleanála that no planning objections have been lodged against the development. Approval from An Bord Pleanála […]

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

6 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the Civil Defence Unit in Cork will benefit from four new 4WD vehicles that will respond to emergencies and severe weather events. Senator Lombard said, “Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has allocated 32 new Ford Ranger crewcabs as […]

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke is a Cork North Central TD, here was previously a SenatorFunding has been given to retailers in Cork strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base, a Fine Gael TD has said. Successful applicants were approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which […]

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on Haulbowline

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony on Haulbowline

3 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Newly appointed Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, attended this year’s Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony at the Naval base in Haulbowline, Co Cork where 4 cadets of the 58th class were appointed to be Officers of the Permanent Defence Force. Addressing the newly commissioned Officers, Minister Coveney thanked […]

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The […]

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

23 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said €10 million in funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020 will support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork during the Covid-19 recovery. The scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas […]

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

20 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Limerick to Cork M20 motorway will not be side-tracked – says Fine Gael Limerick TD Fine Gael Limerick TD and Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, has said the M20 Limerick-Cork motorway project is well underway and will not be side-tracked. Minister O’Donovan said work on the M20 Limerick […]

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

12 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Support is needed now more than ever for employees looking for flexible working conditions. This is according to Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP who said the pandemic situation has “clearly demonstrated that remote and flexible employment can work successfully.” MEP Clune said: “A lot of women want to […]

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