Bantry House receives state funding for roof works

Bantry House receives state funding for roof works

31 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Togher Castle, Togher, Dunmanway is to receive €9,000 for roof works and Bantry House will receive €7,000. The announcement is part of a national €2m Built Heritage Investment Scheme, which will benefit 340 heritage projects nationwide. The minimum amount of funding awarded under the scheme is €2,500 up […]

An Post retaining Social Welfare Contract is good news for small towns in Cork

An Post retaining Social Welfare Contract is good news for small towns in Cork

28 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Te Department of Social Protection has renewed its contract with An Post for the delivery of over-the-counter cash services to Department of Social Protection customers. The current contract was signed in December 2013 for an initial two years with an option for extension for a further four years […]

€29.6m announced for Cork roads

€29.6m announced for Cork roads

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ciarán Lynch TD has welcomed news that over €29.6 million has been confirmed for road maintenance and strengthening works in County Cork this morning. The funding has been announced as part of the Government’s €298 million investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads. Speaking today, Deputy […]

When will Belgooly water problems be fixed?

When will Belgooly water problems be fixed?

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish water have confirmed that the substantial watermain contract (3,694m), tender evaluation and clarifications are now complete and the contract for Belgooly will be signed with the successful tenderer this week. It is expected that the programme of works will be about 24 weeks, commencing in February and […]

€200,000 euro for Dunmanway Hospital (Nursing Home) in West Cork

€200,000 euro for Dunmanway Hospital (Nursing Home) in West Cork

26 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €200,000 has been allocated to Dunmanway Hospital. The funding is being allocated by as part of an investment programme into public nursing home facilities. West Cork TD Michael McCarthy (Labour) stated: ““I am particularly pleased that Minister Kathleen Lynch (Labour) favourably entertained my request for funding for this […]

Cork children to benefit from Labour’s Childcare Plan – says Ciarán Lynch TD

Cork children to benefit from Labour’s Childcare Plan – says Ciarán Lynch TD

16 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Families across Cork will potentially benefit from Labour’s plan to introduce a €2 per hour childcare system, Ciarán Lynch TD has said. It follows the publication of the Labour Party’s childcare proposals. Deputy Lynch said the changes will mean that families in Cork will have a little more […]

Problems fixed on Belgooly water supply

Problems fixed on Belgooly water supply

14 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork based Labour T.D. Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that progress has been made to resolve water supply issues in Belgooly. Residents in the area have had to endure problems with the water supply for many years Speaking to TheCork.ie the Labour TD said “I have campaigned […]

Dangerous wall near School in Dunmanway to be repaired

Dangerous wall near School in Dunmanway to be repaired

12 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has secured vital funding from the Department of Education and Skills to repair a dangerous school wall. Deputy McCarthy said, “The Department of Education and Skills have agreed to provide €12,500 to repair the dangerous perimeter wall at Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Dunmanway. […]

Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals secures state funding

Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals secures state funding

12 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie €80,000 of funding has been confirmed to the Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA), based in Mahon. The particular funding comes from the Department of Agriculture. It’s part of the allocation of €2.54 million to 140 organisations involved in safeguarding animal welfare around the country. […]

Where are the Hospital beds that Kathleen Lynch promised for Cork? asks Cllr

Where are the Hospital beds that Kathleen Lynch promised for Cork? asks Cllr

7 January 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork City (Anti Austerity Alliance) Councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch (Labour) and the Government for failing to deliver one-third of the 300 new hospital beds promised in the Autumn. His criticism came as the Irish Independent reports that 473 patients were left […]