Strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service @COSullivanTD

Strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service @COSullivanTD

4 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), aimed at assessing and reviewing how the body works, is now underway, Cork South West Deputy and Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Biodiversity, Christopher O’Sullivan has said. Deputy O’Sullivan commented, “I’m glad to see work starting on the […]

AUDIO: Paperwork after bereavement to be streamlined as Government to consider ‘one stop shop’ @SeanSherlockTD

31 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Party Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD (Cork East) has urged Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys to create a single portal to support family members when they have to engage with social protection and other public services after a loved one passes away, to avoid the […]

COVID: Widespread antigen testing across Cork and the wider Munster region @PadraigOSull

COVID: Widespread antigen testing across Cork and the wider Munster region @PadraigOSull

29 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie TD believes rapid antigen testing for airports at Cork, Shannon, Farranfore as well as the Port of Cork Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Pádraig O’Sullivan has called on the Government to introduce widespread COVID-19 antigen testing. Rapid antigen testing is a solution to onsite rapid screening […]

POLITICS: Arcadia Group retail workers MUST receive fair redundancy package says TD @DonnchadhOL

POLITICS: Arcadia Group retail workers MUST receive fair redundancy package says TD @DonnchadhOL

29 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Workers need to be treated honourably Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has said that government must ensure that retail workers in the Arcadia Group have their collective agreement honoured and that they receive a fair redundancy package. The call comes amid reports that […]

BUSINESS NEWS: Free training course for women only reports 85% increase in demand

BUSINESS NEWS: Free training course for women only reports 85% increase in demand

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Partnership urges applicants to apply early for next round of online courses A course by Cork City Partnership, aimed at women working in the home in Cork City & environs, has proved to be a real success during lockdown. Applications for “Growing Your Potential”, which moved […]

Cork TD calls for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible @padraigosull

Cork TD calls for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible @padraigosull

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Pádraig O’Sullivan has welcomed the first allocation of antigen tests while calling for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible. Rapid antigen testing is a solution to onsite rapid screening for SARS-CoV-2. It performs best in […]

Government must provide supports for fishing communities impacted by Brexit – Holly Cairns TD

Government must provide supports for fishing communities impacted by Brexit – Holly Cairns TD

23 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South-West TD Holly Cairns has called on the Government to put crucial supports in place for the coastal and island fishing communities that have been impacted by Brexit. Holly, who is the party’s spokesperson for the Marine, said: “We are all aware of the considerable concerns of […]

Travelmaster Events Ireland are Cork finalist in the National Enterprise Awards

Travelmaster Events Ireland are Cork finalist in the National Enterprise Awards

22 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has sent best wishes to local company Travelmaster Events Ireland, who are representing Cork in the National Enterprise Awards, the finalists for which were announced Tuesday. Travelmaster provides transport to events including concerts, festivals and sporting fixtures all over Ireland. Customers book individual […]

Cork Institutes awarded funding to support students with disabilities

Cork Institutes awarded funding to support students with disabilities

22 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork have collectively been awarded €644,622 for initiatives aimed at supporting students with disabilities to access and engage with higher education. Senator Lombard said, “My colleague, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, […]

SPORT: Application deadline for Sports Capital and Equipment Programme extended to March

SPORT: Application deadline for Sports Capital and Equipment Programme extended to March

20 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deadline extended to 5pm on Monday, 1st March to facilitate delays resulting from Covid-19 Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard recently welcomed the extension of the deadline for applications to the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme, extended from mid-February to 5pm on Monday, 1st March 2021. Senator Lombard said: […]