Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted […]

John B Keane lecture in Clonakilty

12 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Billy Keane, son of famous playwright John B. Keane, is guest speaker at the March lecture organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. The event titled “The Life and Times of John B. Keane”, will take place at The ​Parish Centre, Clonakilty tonight at 8.30pm. One of Ireland’s most […]

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

11 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking from Strasbourg today, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada – from the Muskerry Gaeltacht on the Cork/Kerry border – gave a warm welcome to the ‘language campaign’ begun by her parliamentary colleague Seán Kelly MEP – who hails from Kerry. Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly announced this week […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and […]

Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme final today

6 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in University College Cork (UCC) today. With a prize fund of €4,000, this year some 400 students from across Cork will present their mini-company business plans, display their product or service […]

Secure future for community projects on non-Gaeltacht islands – Harrington

Secure future for community projects on non-Gaeltacht islands – Harrington

4 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that funding for the Development Offices on non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the future. “The Minister for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has informed me that funding for the non-Gaeltacht islands is secure for the […]

New route added to Cork Airport

New route added to Cork Airport

3 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has said that a new destination from Cork Airport shows that clear potential for growth and expansion exists. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of twice weekly direct flights from Cork to Ibiza with CSA Czech Airline. “The […]

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

3 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie File photo of Simon Coveney (centre) The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD is the only Cork-based senior Minister. Today Minister covenet launched the report entitled “Reaching New Heights: Report of Irish Sport Horse Industry Strategy Committee”. The report contains a wide range of […]