Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

26 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD. Deputy McGrath was speaking having received figures from the Ministers for Finance and Education […]

Cork businesses availing of Government supports to be Brexit ready – says Fine Gael

Cork businesses availing of Government supports to be Brexit ready – says Fine Gael

18 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator Colm Burke has said that Cork businesses are availing of Government supports to ensure they are Brexit ready, and has encouraged any companies not already engaging to contact their Local Enterprise Office. Senator Burke was speaking after a survey carried out by […]

€1 Billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Now Open – Minister David Stanton

€1 Billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Now Open – Minister David Stanton

18 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government’s new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is now open for applications – according to Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund supports collaborative projects between Government departments, State agencies, local authorities, […]

SUMMER NEWS: Minister agrees to “examine” VAT on sunscreen

SUMMER NEWS: Minister agrees to “examine” VAT on sunscreen

19 July 2018 By Mary Bermimgham mary@TheCork.ie Senator Tim Lombard had a productive meeting with his Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Pascal Donohoe, regarding his proposals to reduce the VAT on sun cream products. Senator Lombard said: “I had a very productive meeting with Minister Donohoe regarding my proposals […]

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

16 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaoie@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said the Government would be better off implementing existing new plans on town and village renewal rather than launching yet another scheme. Deputy Moynihan was speaking after raising the failure of the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme amid yet more […]

Cork Green Party want to stop fur farming in Ireland

Cork Green Party want to stop fur farming in Ireland

15 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called on Cork-based Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to engage with a national campaign to stop fur farming in Ireland. The call follows a meeting in Dublin this weekend organised by the National Animal Rights Association, who have been leading the campaign […]

Knocknagree & Mallow To Benefit from CLÁR funding for 70 First Responder Organisations in rural areas

Knocknagree & Mallow To Benefit from CLÁR funding for 70 First Responder Organisations in rural areas

14 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced details of funding of €1.2 million to a range of First Responder organisations in rural areas under Measure 3 (First Responders Support) of the CLÁR Programme 2018. The funding will go towards a range of supports including: […]

Just over two months to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund – Lombard

Just over two months to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund – Lombard

9 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Projects seeking support from the Government’s new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund have just over two months to apply, a Fine Gael Senator said. The objective of the Rural Regeneration and Development fund is to support collaborative and integrated projects between Government departments, State agencies, local authorities, other […]