STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

CORK HOMELESSNESS: Workers’ Party to hold vigil on St Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness

CORK HOMELESSNESS: Workers’ Party to hold vigil on St Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness

15 October 2017, Sunday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party is to hold a vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s this evening to highlight the growing level of homelessness both locally and nationally and in protest at what the party called the government’s’ “snail’s pace” housing programme Workers’ Party activist and event organiser, Karen Collins, […]

PENSIONS: 1973 marriage retirement requirement is still affecting women financially – Cork MEP wants solution

PENSIONS: 1973 marriage retirement requirement is still affecting women financially – Cork MEP wants solution

15 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to reverse a rule which is seeing women lose out on their pensions. The Ireland South MEP said she is supporting Uplift and the National Women’s Council of Ireland in their campaign to have the effects of […]

FOOD BUSINESS: €8.8 million for National Food Innovation Hub in Cork

FOOD BUSINESS: €8.8 million for National Food Innovation Hub in Cork

14 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed plans for an €8.8 million National Food Innovation Hub to be located at Teagasc’s Moorepark facility outside Fermoy. Speaking about the launch Senator Lombard said: “This National Food Innovation Hub is a critical and timely investment in our agri-food sector due to […]

NORTH CORK: Liquidation of Charleville Credit Union a sad day for community – Moynihan 

NORTH CORK: Liquidation of Charleville Credit Union a sad day for community – Moynihan 

13 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that he is dismayed at the decision to put Charleville Credit Union into liquidation. The local TD added that “Nearly 13,000 people from North Cork are members of this credit union, and today, they are very concerned […]

BUDGET: Cork Doctor welcomes budget sunbed tax increase – designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban

BUDGET: Cork Doctor welcomes budget sunbed tax increase – designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban

12 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban – that is the approach of the Irish Government to a variety of social ills – Cigarettes, alcohol and now… sunbeds! Cork City Councillor John Sheehan (Fianna Fail), who is also a practising GP has welcomed the VAT increase […]

CORK BASED MINISTER SAYS: Ireland will open 5 new Embassies and Consulates abroad – Minister Simon Coveney TD

CORK BASED MINISTER SAYS: Ireland will open 5 new Embassies and Consulates abroad – Minister Simon Coveney TD

11 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has announced that Ireland will open new resident diplomatic missions in Chile, Colombia, Jordan, Vancouver and Mumbai as part of the Government’s overall Budget 2018 package. Additional funding will be directed towards augmenting Brexit resources, following […]

CORK SENATOR LOMBARD WELCOMES: €300m for SMEs under new Brexit Loan Scheme

CORK SENATOR LOMBARD WELCOMES: €300m for SMEs under new Brexit Loan Scheme

10 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, welcomed today’s Budget 2018 announcement that €300 million has been allocated to a Brexit Loan Scheme for small and medium business enterprises (SMEs). Senator Lombard said: “The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in conjunction with the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation […]

FARMING: €13m for Cork farmers under ANC Scheme

FARMING: €13m for Cork farmers under ANC Scheme

9 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator on the Agriculture panel, Tim Lombard, has said Cork farmers are set to benefit from €13,005,566 in funding under the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme. The funding was announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, and is set to […]