Keep beaches and oceans clean this summer

Keep beaches and oceans clean this summer

24 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deirdre Clune MEP for Ireland South has called on people to make sure Irish beaches and oceans stay clean this summer. There have been reports over the last few days of various beach parties happening over the last few weeks that are leaving litter behind which can be […]

Professional home care Bill will regulate the sector – Burke

Professional home care Bill will regulate the sector – Burke

23 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke, this week introduced the Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020 to the Dáil, saying this new legislation is designed to provide regulation in the area of professional home care. Deputy Burke said: “The number of people aged over 65 […]

#StayCation – Cork is a great place to take a holiday

#StayCation – Cork is a great place to take a holiday

21 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer is highlighting the attractions of Cork as Irish people look to holiday at home this year. Senator Buttimer said: “It’s great to see so many Irish people planning a ‘staycation’ this summer and to all those looking at their options I say, choose […]

How to dispose of unused medicines @IrishPharmacy

How to dispose of unused medicines @IrishPharmacy

17 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Urgent need to address the dangerous discarding of unused medicines in Ireland There is an urgent need to address the dangerous discarding of unused medicines in Ireland, according to Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central. The Irish Pharmacy Union recently published alarming research showing […]

Carrigaline man Tim Lombard appointed as Fine Gael Agriculture spokesman in Seanad

Carrigaline man Tim Lombard appointed as Fine Gael Agriculture spokesman in Seanad

13 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches. To make up for the vacuum; Non-Government party Labour TD then appointed their Cork East TD Sean Sherlock as party spokesman on Agriculture, along with the Marine, Social […]

Lord Mayor of Cork proposes vote of sympathy for footballing legend Jack Charlton

Lord Mayor of Cork proposes vote of sympathy for footballing legend Jack Charlton

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh is proposing to hold a vote of sympathy for footballing legend and former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton tonight at the biweekly Cork City Council’s monthly meeting. Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Joe Kavanagh said: “On behalf of Cork […]

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Passengers must wear face coverings when travelling on public transport in Cork to protect themselves and others from Covid-19, Colm Burke TD has said. Colm Burke TD said, “The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signed the Health Act for the mandatory wearing of face covering on public […]

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 […]

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