FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The […]

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

23 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Labour Party Spokesperson on Children, Cork East’s Seán Sherlock TD has called for the creation of a Citizen’s Assembly on Childcare and for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to be expanded to fund the sector fully ahead of the September reopening of Childcare. Said Deputy Sherlock: “If it […]

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

23 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said €10 million in funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020 will support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork during the Covid-19 recovery. The scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas […]

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

20 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Limerick to Cork M20 motorway will not be side-tracked – says Fine Gael Limerick TD Fine Gael Limerick TD and Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, has said the M20 Limerick-Cork motorway project is well underway and will not be side-tracked. Minister O’Donovan said work on the M20 Limerick […]

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

18 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party programme a “hollow deal” on workers rights’ and pensions – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said he is “deeply concerned by the lack of concrete commitments with regards to workers’ rights and pensions in the Programme for Government.” […]

Cork Fianna Fail TD supports coalition with Fine Gael and Green

Cork Fianna Fail TD supports coalition with Fine Gael and Green

19 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Moynihan welcomes commitment on pensions in draft Programme for Government Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan has welcomed the commitment in the Programme for Government to maintain the state pension age at 66. Deputy Moynihan said, “The Programme for Government gives an assurance that the State […]

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

18 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The omission of CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme in the FF, FG, Green Programme for Government is ‘disappointing but not surprising’ Sinn Féin TD for Cork North-Central, Thomas Gould, has today expressed his disappointment and frustration at the failure to include a solution for the CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme […]

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

12 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Support is needed now more than ever for employees looking for flexible working conditions. This is according to Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP who said the pandemic situation has “clearly demonstrated that remote and flexible employment can work successfully.” MEP Clune said: “A lot of women want to […]

Youghal & Mitchelstown: €192,000 for repair of historic and protected structures

Youghal & Mitchelstown: €192,000 for repair of historic and protected structures

11 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht has approved total funding of €192,000 for the maintenance of historic and protected structures in Cork East under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) and Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS). The Historic Structures Fund (HSF), which has two separate funding streams, […]