New ebusiness funding available for Cork Small/Micro Business

New ebusiness funding available for Cork Small/Micro Business

11 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Businesses in Cork have been urged to develop their online presence to grow and develop their business with new funding announced by the Government this week. Today, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. and Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs […]

Govt must activate all contingencies to protect businesses from hard Brexit – Kelleher

Govt must activate all contingencies to protect businesses from hard Brexit – Kelleher

10 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says he is concerned that by the lack of urgency with which the government is activating contingency plans to protect exposed businesses from a hard Brexit. A series of Parliamentary Question replies reveal that the government has yet […]

Cork City Council takes over homeless persons unit from Department of Social Protection

Cork City Council takes over homeless persons unit from Department of Social Protection

9 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is set to take over the operations of the Homeless Persons Unit from the Department of Social Protection this month. Brian Geaney, Director of Services, Housing and Community has today confirmed that Cork City Council’s Housing Directorate is set to take over the operation of […]

Q: How to stop cars from blocking bus lanes? A: Change the ‘culture’

Q: How to stop cars from blocking bus lanes? A: Change the ‘culture’

8 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called on Cork City Council to take action against cars blocking bus and cycle lanes in the city. The party says a “change in culture” is needed if the city is to implement ambitious public transport plans being finalised by the National Transport Authority. […]

EU introduces new drone rules

EU introduces new drone rules

7 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie New laws which require owners of drones in Ireland that weigh more than 250 grams to register the device will come into effect this year. Previously it was only drones over 1KG that had to be registered. For the first time ever, Europe-wide rules for the registration and certification […]

NAMA Land banks should be given to local authorities with funds for public housing construction

NAMA Land banks should be given to local authorities with funds for public housing construction

5 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party has called for major NAMA owned land banks suitable for housing to be given to local authorities along with funding for the construction of public housing. Workers’ Party Cork Cork City Councillor, Ted Tynan, said that the sale of 43 acres of prime housing land […]

US Style Air-space Management for EU would reduce delays

US Style Air-space Management for EU would reduce delays

5 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “We must reorganise European airspace to ensure passengers face less delays when they are travelling by air, according to Cork based MEP Deirdre Clune. To ensure this happens more cooperation is needed between national air navigation service providers. “ MEP Clune said: “There needs to be more effective […]