Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

30 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said over €400,000 in capital funding for childcare services in Cork will improve quality and facilities. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of Capital Grant Funding for Early […]

Seven years is too long to wait says Burke

Seven years is too long to wait says Burke

22 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork North Central Senator for Fine Gael and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson for Health, Colm Burke, has described as unacceptable the seven year wait endured by a family in Cork for housing adaptation on disability grounds. “Seven years ago today, Cork City Council wrote to the family of […]

Dara Murphy welcomes ‘Living City’ extension

Dara Murphy welcomes ‘Living City’ extension

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy, Minister for European Affairs, has welcomed Cork City Council proposals to extend the boundaries for the government ‘Living City’ (Urban Regeneration) Initiative, to re-develop older residential buildings across a wider area of St. Luke’s and Blackpool, as well as, modernising commercial premises in Cork city centre. […]

32 extra Special Needs Assistant posts for Cork

32 extra Special Needs Assistant posts for Cork

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that the decision to over 600 additional Special Needs Assistant (SNA) posts nationally from September 2015 reflects the government’s commitment to ensure that every child with an assessed need has access to a SNA. “This announcement means […]

Govt to fund West Cork artisan food markets

Govt to fund West Cork artisan food markets

13 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly, is encouraging organisers of food and artisan markets in West Cork to apply for new Government funding. The funding is aimed at boosting community based markets across West Cork. The scheme is open to all rural towns and villages […]

75% of Cork GPs register for free under 6 care

75% of Cork GPs register for free under 6 care

26 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Depending on who you ask it’s the best thing since Noel Brown’s Mother and Child Scheme of the 1950s, or it’s terrible, the very thin end of the wedge marking the erosion of GPs earning potential. But, one way or another, 75% of GPs in Cork have registered […]

Walking in West Cork

Walking in West Cork

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan First there was the Wild Atlantic Way, now a ‘West Cork Way’ is being planned. What is it? West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly wants it to be a walking trail from Cork Airport to Mizen Head. The West Cork Way would consist of identifying a walking […]

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