Over €150,000 in additional funding for Cork roads under Local Improvement Scheme

Over €150,000 in additional funding for Cork roads under Local Improvement Scheme

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A further €151,985 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Cork, confirmed Minister Simon Coveney, Cork South Central TD. A further €7.4 million in funding for Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) was announced last week by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural […]

Cork TD questions failure to Google ‘Phoenix Children’s Hospital’ before announcement

Cork TD questions failure to Google ‘Phoenix Children’s Hospital’ before announcement

6 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork North Central based Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher TD has said that he simply baffling that the National Children’s Hospital group proceeded to use the name Phoenix Hospital without checking if that name was in use somewhere else. “Did no one stop and ask: should we […]

FARMING: Minister Creed confirms €1.1 bn paid to date under Basic Payment Scheme

FARMING: Minister Creed confirms €1.1 bn paid to date under Basic Payment Scheme

6 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Basic Payment Scheme Balancing Payments Commence The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today confirmed that the next installment of payments under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Greening has now commenced. The Minister commented that “in mid-October my Department began issuing 70% […]

Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services to help tackle rural isolation – Burke

Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services to help tackle rural isolation – Burke

6 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services will help tackle rural isolation. That’s according to Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central who says that County Cork is part of Fine Gael’s proposal for a pilot scheme to extend bus services. “The Fine Gael Parliamentary Party […]

FARMING: Revised Nitrates Action Programme a positive step for Irish farmers

FARMING: Revised Nitrates Action Programme a positive step for Irish farmers

6 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Senator and member of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the renewal of Ireland’s derogation under the Nitrates Directive. Senator Lombard said: “The renewal of our Nitrates Derogation is very positive news for Irish farmers, providing us the capacity for achieving targets set out in […]

WEST CORK: Clonakilty Mayoral Council honours 11 heroes at Mayoral Reception

WEST CORK: Clonakilty Mayoral Council honours 11 heroes at Mayoral Reception

5 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A pleasant evening at O’Donovan’s Hotel on Friday 1st December saw the Clonakilty Mayoral Council honouring 11 local people who have excelled in areas of sport, volunteerism and human endeavour and generosity. Over the last few years, the Mayoral Council has organised two such events during the year-long […]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

5 December 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The latest in a series of engagements between the two Cork Councils and the Implementation Oversight Group (IOG) took place yesterday , with political and executive representatives from both sides meeting with the IOG. The elected members of both Councils were subsequently briefed in relation to progress […]

CORK POLITICS: Sinn Féin welcomes expansion of City Boundary

CORK POLITICS: Sinn Féin welcomes expansion of City Boundary

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has given a welcome to the expansion of the City Boundary, agreed in principle between City and County Council today. Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire commended the Party’s City & County Cllrs for their work on the issue, saying: “Sinn Féin […]