ALUMNI AWARDS: UCC to celebrate outstanding alumni 

ALUMNI AWARDS: UCC to celebrate outstanding alumni 

24 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The first visually-impaired athlete to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, the founders of an initiative to engage girls in STEM, and the coach of Cork senior ladies’ football team during 10 All-Ireland wins are among those to be honoured at UCC today. UCC law […]

FARMING: New report is first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector – Lombard

FARMING: New report is first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector – Lombard

23 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new report published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is the first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, was speaking after the launch of the report this morning (Wednesday) in […]

FINANCE: Right of borrowers to appeal bank veto prioritised in new FF bill – McGrath

FINANCE: Right of borrowers to appeal bank veto prioritised in new FF bill – McGrath

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bill will help unlock appeals process following Court decisions Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath has today introduced legislation that would explicitly empower borrowers with the right to appeal a bank’s veto over a Personal Insolvency Arrangement. Fianna Fáil’s Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been drafted […]

FARMING: TAMS II Scheme should include generators

FARMING: TAMS II Scheme should include generators

21 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said generators need to be included in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II list of investment items. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Lombard said: “TAMS II has a budget of €395 million to help finance farm expansion and modernisation, including […]

14% of our young people out of work – overeducated but underskilled – says Cork MEP

14% of our young people out of work – overeducated but underskilled – says Cork MEP

21 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Irish young people are choosing academic education over vocational training and this remains a big issue for Ireland. Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Employment committee Deirdre Clune has called our youth unemployment rate of 14% unacceptable. Clune said that all future EU funds designated for […]

MYRTLEVILLE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM: will raise funds for Mercy Hospital

MYRTLEVILLE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM: will raise funds for Mercy Hospital

20 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sign up for the Carrigaline Christmas Day Charity Swim at the Danny Crowley Remembrance Tree from December 1st – 3rd From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December, people are invited to visit the Danny Crowley Remembrance Tree in Barry Collins’ Supervalu, Carrigaline, where they can get sponsorship cards […]

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Cork business ‘Zevas Communications’ creates 50 jobs

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Cork business ‘Zevas Communications’ creates 50 jobs

18 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Zevas Communications, a national and global provider of outsourced sales services, this week announced the creation of 50 new jobs in Cork. The 50 new positions to be filled immediately, are as a result of Zevas’ sustained growth and development strategy, resulting in winning two new contracts with […]

SCHOOL BUS PASSES: system needs reform – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

SCHOOL BUS PASSES: system needs reform – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

17 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The system of allocation for school bus passes, especially in rural communities, needs to be re-evaluated says Cork Senator Tim Lombard. “Many families in both urban and rural communities rely on Bus Eireann for transporting their students to and from school. The current system to gain a bus […]

FARMING: Recent storms show need for Irish farms to have generators

FARMING: Recent storms show need for Irish farms to have generators

17 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, addressed the need to include generators in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II list of investment items during a commencement debate in Seanad Eireann earlier this week. “TAMS II has a budget of €395 million to help finance farm expansion […]

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