COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that difficulties with broadband speeds and access during the Covid-19 outbreak emphasise the obvious and urgent need for greater broadband connectivity in rural Ireland. Senator Lombard said: “Whether it be for work, study, or recreation, many people have been experiencing difficulties […]

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Young people cannot get jobs due to COVID-19 related economic slow down

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Young people cannot get jobs due to COVID-19 related economic slow down

19 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland’s young people must not become the long term losers of the lockdown, a Cork Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Colm Burke (former Cllr, Lord Mayor, and Senator – an impressive CV) has called for targeted job activation measures for young people and wage support for employers […]

€200,000 investment for increased demand for online public library services

€200,000 investment for increased demand for online public library services

17 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard is applauding the investment from the Department of Rural and Community Development which has enabled the provision of 5,000 additional eBooks and eAudiobooks. Speaking of this allocation, the Cork Senator said: “I commend my colleague, Minister Michael Ring, for making this funding available. […]

This Week in Parliament – from @DeirdreCluneMEP

This Week in Parliament – from @DeirdreCluneMEP

16 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What’s happening this week in the EU Parliament? Below is a summary from Cork-based MEP Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael) “This week in Parliament – Easing restrictions To my constituents, I hope this update finds you well and that many of you will be happy to see Ireland proceed […]

Cork enterprises urged to apply to ‘Restart Grant’ for Small Business

Cork enterprises urged to apply to ‘Restart Grant’ for Small Business

16 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD Colm Burke has urged small and micro businesses across Cork to apply for the new €250m Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. Deputy Burke said: “The Grant will […]

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

13 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork TD Michael Creed today welcomed the recent introduction by his Department of a Calf Registration App (Calf-Reg) which is now available free of charge to all herd keepers that have an iOS or Android smartphone. The Minister stated that […]

Cork retailers can apply for the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme

Cork retailers can apply for the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme

9 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard is encouraging retail businesses in Cork to apply for newly available funding to support them to enhance their digital capability. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD has announced that applications are now open for the new Enterprise Ireland €2 million […]

National Youth Climate Justice Fund worth almost €500,000

National Youth Climate Justice Fund worth almost €500,000

6 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard is reminding national youth organisations that the deadline for applications to the new Youth Climate Justice Fund is 15th May. Speaking about the funding, Senator Lombard said: “the objective of the Youth Climate Justice fund is to support youth-led action and innovation on Climate Justice […]

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