Ireland’s Corporation Tax rate must be protected – says Cork MEP hopeful

Ireland’s Corporation Tax rate must be protected – says Cork MEP hopeful

28 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation and newly selected party candidate for Ireland South Billy Kelleher says protecting Ireland’s corporation tax rates is one of his key priorities. He made the comments following the approval of a new report from the European Parliament which likened Ireland […]

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

28 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restoration of Town Councils as an issue in the upcoming local elections. Deputy Howlin said: “Town […]

Clllr. Ted Tynan calls for check on speeding cars on Old Youghal Road

Clllr. Ted Tynan calls for check on speeding cars on Old Youghal Road

28 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has called for stricter enforcement of speed limits on the Old Youghal Road, particularly the section of the road between St. Joseph’s Church and Mayfield Village which Cllr. Tynan described as “an accident waiting to happen”. The Mayfield based councillor said that since […]

Ireland has potential to become Global Cyber Security Hub

Ireland has potential to become Global Cyber Security Hub

26 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Four out of five EU citizens are concerned about their online privacy and security, according to a special Eurobarometer survey. Seventy-nine percent of respondents said they thought there’s an increasing risk of being a victim of cybercrime but 61 percent think they are able to protect themselves against […]

Budget 2019 increases will benefit thousands in Cork – O’Shea

Budget 2019 increases will benefit thousands in Cork – O’Shea

25 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The new increased rate of pensions and weekly social welfare increases introduced in Budget 2019 come into effect this week, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said. Budget 2019 included €362 million in additional social welfare expenditure, bringing the total social welfare spend to €20.5 billion […]

Community Services Programme funding of over €435,000 to benefit six Cork East organisations – Minister Stanton

Community Services Programme funding of over €435,000 to benefit six Cork East organisations – Minister Stanton

24 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that total funding of €435,262 will be allocated between six local community organisations under the 2019 Community Services Programme (CSP). The CSP is funded by the Department of Rural […]

Fianna Fáil confirms addition of candidates in European Elections

Fianna Fáil confirms addition of candidates in European Elections

22 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Fianna Fáil National Constituencies Committee has met and confirmed the addition of candidates in the upcoming European Elections. Billy Kelleher TD has been added to the ticket in Ireland South and Anne Rabbitte TD has been added in Midlands-North-West. Both Deputies will now contest the forthcoming European […]

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

18 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Three major firms made combined profits of almost €200m last year Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says insurance customers will be extremely frustrated to learn that three of the country’s main insurance companies made a combined profit of almost €200m in 2018. The […]