Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

Local Authority mortgage scheme opens for Cork on 1st February

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork – and indeed all Irish – families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because […]

Irish Economy is improving, but…

Irish Economy is improving, but…

30 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Govt must commit to meaningful Rainy Day Fund – says opposition TD The Carrigaline based Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has welcomed the Central Bank’s latest economic forecast for the economy but has warned there is no room for complacency on the economic front. Deputy […]

75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has said the government needs to press ahead with the National Broadband Plan following confirmation that 75,000 homes and businesses in Cork are without high speed broadband – and in many cases any broadband at all – because of the […]

Do you live in Blackpool, Shandon, or Farranree? You’re invited to a Community Safety Forum in City Hall on Monday

Do you live in Blackpool, Shandon, or Farranree? You’re invited to a Community Safety Forum in City Hall on Monday

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Residents living in the Blackpool, Shandon and Farranree area are invited to attend a Community Safety Forum on Monday 29th January at Farranree Community Centre, Pophams Road, Farranree The Community Safety forum is aimed at making the area a safer and more pleasant environment and at enhancing local […]

FARMING: West Cork farmers under financial pressure need help – says TD

FARMING: West Cork farmers under financial pressure need help – says TD

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent Michael Collins TD has called on Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, to immediately put in place measures to ensure that farmers who are enduring the brunt of the fodder crisis are supported. ‘Farmers across West Cork and indeed many parts of the country are once again […]

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

KINSALE: Planning permission lodged for new Kinsale Library

26 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is “delighted with the announcement” that Cork County Council has today lodged planning permission for their proposed relocation and upgrade of the Kinsale library. Senator Lombard, who just recently opened his constituency office in Kinsale, said: “I welcome this major step forward for […]

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

POLITICS: Significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County

25 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There will be significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Cork City & County who were affected by rate band changes in 2012, a Fine Gael Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke has said. The new Total Contributions Approach will calculate pensions based on all […]

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

23 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party today described proposals by West Cork Fine Gael Junior Minister Jim Daly for an online identity verification process through the Public Service Card (PSC) as technologically naïve. Speaking in response to the proposals, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said that the proposals are too intrusive […]