€6 million in funding for live performance and music industry – to help sector overcome COVID19 challenges

€6 million in funding for live performance and music industry – to help sector overcome COVID19 challenges

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed confirmation of support packages of €6m for live performances and the music industry.   Deputy Moynihan said, “Unlike some industries which have returned following the reopening of society as we live with the coronavirus – live music performances […]

Schools are ‘already overcrowded’, so how can students ‘distance’ to prevent COVID19? asks opposition TD

Schools are ‘already overcrowded’, so how can students ‘distance’ to prevent COVID19? asks opposition TD

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Pat Buckley says that figures showing that there are 147 schools in Cork county with 30 or more children underline the challenges faced by schools to remain open during the pandemic. Sinn Féin this week launched its ‘Keeping Our Schools Open’ document […]

Ryanair leaving Cork Airport?

Ryanair leaving Cork Airport?

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the government to intervene in the escalating crisis at Cork Airport. Speaking after reports that Ryanair are considering closing their base at Cork airport, he said. “This is extremely concerning news, that no doubt […]

“Two faced TD’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”

“Two faced TD’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael Collins calls out the “two faced Td’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”. Independent TD, for West Cork, Michael Collins has sharply criticised his opposition for voting for restrictions which they have repeatedly called “bonkers” and illogical and which they have claimed […]

Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

6 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to register for the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from the 1st of September 2020. Deputy Burke said: “The EWSS is the centrepiece of the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus. “I would like to encourage […]

€1.2m in COVID-19 Stability Funding for Cork

€1.2m in COVID-19 Stability Funding for Cork

5 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has welcomed additional funding from the COVID-19 Stability Fund for projects in County Cork. He commented, “In total, from this tranche of funding projects and groups across County Cork were awarded €1,276,573 from the COVID-19 Stability Fund. “Once-off cash […]

€1.27m for organisations in Cork from the third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Fund – Colm Burke TD

€1.27m for organisations in Cork from the third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Fund – Colm Burke TD

4 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Some 24 organisations across Cork are to benefit from €1,276,573 worth of funding under the third tranche of the Government’s Covid-19 Stability Fund, a Fine Gael TD has said. Colm Burke TD said, “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather […]

Hello Mary Lou… Taoiseach Mary Lou?

Hello Mary Lou… Taoiseach Mary Lou?

4 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mary Lou McDonald 13/8 from 5/2 to Become Next Taoiseach, Sinn Féin 16/1 from 33/1 to Win Overall Majority, say bookmakers Just last week it looked like so Cork TD Simon Coveney may be headed for Europe, but now that his name of off the list for consideration […]

Cork Fianna Fail TD Michael McGrath visits Cork County Hall for first time since elevation to cabinet

Cork Fianna Fail TD Michael McGrath visits Cork County Hall for first time since elevation to cabinet

4 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley was joined by the Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, to welcome Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath to Cork County Hall. The last time McGrath was in County Hall he was only a […]

FREE MONEY: How to claim the ‘Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance’

FREE MONEY: How to claim the ‘Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance’

4 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard is encouraging all Cork families that haven’t yet applied to avail of the significant expansion of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. Senator Lombard said: “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, […]

NORTH RING ROAD: needs to be built ASAP

NORTH RING ROAD: needs to be built ASAP

4 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Party Councillor Cork City John Maher has said that unless the North Ring Road becomes a priority for the government, then it will be clear that the Northside of Cork will be “left to fend for itself”. This comes after another HGV got stuck on Dublin Hill […]

HOSPITAL OVERCROWDING: 50 people on trolleys in Micheál Martin’s Hometown

HOSPITAL OVERCROWDING: 50 people on trolleys in Micheál Martin’s Hometown

2 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 50 patients are on trolleys without beds in Cork University Hospital this morning, figures from the INMO show. Across the country, 221 patients are on trolleys – the highest figure since COVID restrictions were introduced in March. The union has warned that overcrowding and COVID-19 make for a […]

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