Free laptops for students from Government

Free laptops for students from Government

21 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Third level students in Cork will benefit from a new fund to help them access laptops and other devices, Colm Burke TD has said. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has confirmed the funding for Cork students as part of a […]

Free Hand sanitiser on public transport? #Bus #Train #COVID19

21 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Public transport operators including Bus Éireann and Irish Rail should all have hand sanitiser dispensers on board, a Fine Gael Cork Senator has said. Senator Jerry Buttimer, Seanad Leas-Chathaoirleach and Spokesperson on Transport, said: “Hand sanitiser is just as important as face masks when it comes to public […]

Learning Resource Centre to be developed at Cork Institute of Technology

Learning Resource Centre to be developed at Cork Institute of Technology

18 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The development of a Learning Resource Centre in Cork Institute of Technology is a sign of the Government’s continued support for third-level education in Cork – says Colm Burke TD Deputy Colm Burke has welcomed the announcement to develop a Learning Resource Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. […]

Almost €220,000 to improve Cork County community facilities

Almost €220,000 to improve Cork County community facilities

17 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Community centres and facilities in Cork will benefit from €219,478 for essential upgrades and maintenance as part of the July stimulus package. Funding worth a total €5 million will be provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme and is in addition to €2 […]

Increased Funding for Septic Tanks in Cork

Increased Funding for Septic Tanks in Cork

16 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Councillor, John Paul O’Shea has highlighted changes to grants for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (septic tanks) which will see increased funding available to people in County Cork. The changes have recently come into effect. Councillor O’Shea said, “Under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, the Government […]

Yes, you should be wearing sunscreen in… Ireland

12 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has warned ‘staycationers’ not to be complacent about sunscreen. Senator Lombard said: “Thankfully for most people, sunscreen is an absolute staple when packing for a trip to sunnier climes. “Unfortunately though, many people forget about sun protection while at home in Ireland. “With […]

NEW MAP: Shows where smoky coal ban will be in Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Midleton, Mallow

NEW MAP: Shows where smoky coal ban will be in Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Midleton, Mallow

4 August 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie See map here: https://dcenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=feee728a0ee1427d9a3973a090a9f292 Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, has confirmed that the smoky coal ban will come into effect in Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Midleton and Mallow from Tuesday, 1 September 2020, making each town a Low Smoke Zone. The ban will be introduced in Cobh, Midleton […]

Nursing Homes Report supports Cork Senator’s Bill to regulate the professional home care sector

31 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke has welcomed the Interim Report on Covid-19 in Nursing Homes, saying it reinforces the need for new legislation to regulate the professional home care sector. Reacting to the report published by the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 today (Friday) Deputy […]

€7 million for businesses in County Cork

29 July 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie COVID19 Government Restart Grant Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that Cork businesses have thus far received €7,040,646 from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet. Senator Lombard said, “Cork County Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant to […]

How to improve small business social media

28 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called on the European Commission to ensure that small and family-run tourism businesses in Cork are supported during this difficult time, especially when it comes to enhancing their digital skills. MEP Clune was speaking during a debate on the future of tourism […]

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