Business Insurers need to treat their customers fairly – says Senator

Business Insurers need to treat their customers fairly – says Senator

3 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has spoken out about the lack of cooperation from Irish Business Insurers, and the need for them to react appropriately to the circumstances by paying out business interruption claims and providing rebates for now redundant liability policies. Senator Lombard said: “The Covid pandemic has […]

How to get unlimited data from your mobile of landline broadband provider during COVID19

How to get unlimited data from your mobile of landline broadband provider during COVID19

30 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that all major telecoms providers have committed to several measures to help people stay in touch and work from home during Covid-19. Senator Lombard stated that “at this time more people are relying on online services to stay connected with […]

Cork study on COVID19 receives almost €200,000 in funding

Cork study on COVID19 receives almost €200,000 in funding

29 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Colm Burke, TD (Fine Gael, Cork North Central) has today welcomed news that a study conducted by Professor Ivan Perry (Head of Department of University College Cork’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health) has been listed among 26 new COVID-19 projects to receive funding. The newly-established national, coordinated […]

EAST CORK: Carrigtwohill School Campus Planning Permission has been Granted – says Minister

EAST CORK: Carrigtwohill School Campus Planning Permission has been Granted – says Minister

29 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has granted planning permission for the development of the Carrigtwohill School Campus, according to Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. Cork County Council has confirmed that, subject to certain conditions, planning permission has been granted […]

€116,277 for Cork County Community Call response to Covid-19

€116,277 for Cork County Community Call response to Covid-19

21 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fund will prioritise organisations delivering frontline services such as Meals on Wheels Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that €116,277 in funding has been secured for Cork County’s Community Call response to Covid-19. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide immediate and urgently needed funding totalling to local […]

Free WiFi in Hospitals

19 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD Colm Burke has written to Minister for Health Simon Harris calling for access to WiFi to be made available to all 19 HSE maternity units across the country. As a result of Covid-19 preventative measures, strict visitor restrictions in maternity units have been in place […]

Rent-a-Bike Scheme in Cork being allowed to “wither on the vine” – Green Party in Cork

Rent-a-Bike Scheme in Cork being allowed to “wither on the vine” – Green Party in Cork

13 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A recent report from the National Transport Agency (NTA) credited an 11% drop in use of the rent-a-bike schemes in Cork to increased bus services in the city. Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West, Colette Finn, said the reason the service has experienced such a drop […]

IN NON-COVID NEWS… Senator encourages early applications for School Transport Scheme

IN NON-COVID NEWS… Senator encourages early applications for School Transport Scheme

12 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has been in discussions with the Department of Education for a number of years about the need to restructure the entire school transport scheme, from the geographical mapping of the “closest school” policy to the application dates. Senator Lombard said: […]

COVID19 is changing Planning Permission

COVID19 is changing Planning Permission

11 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Government actions being taken via the planning laws will support businesses, the public health response, and the planning system itself for the period of the Covid-19 crisis. This package of measures will enable temporary health facilities, removes the requirement for planning to change from a restaurant to a […]

Will one of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees come from Cork?

Will one of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees come from Cork?

9 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Lobbying is underway by hopefuls to secure Seanad nominations for the Taoiseach’s 11 appointees. The 26th Seanad (the Upper House of the Irish Parliament) is made up of ‘Panels’ Cultural and educational panel: 5 Senators Agricultural panel: 11 Senators Labour panel: 11 Senators Industrial and commercial panel: 9 […]

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