Gardai in Gaeltacht must be able to speak Irish – says TD

Gardai in Gaeltacht must be able to speak Irish – says TD

19 May 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie North West Co Cork Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that any members of An Garda Síochána who are transferred to Ballingeary station should be fluent in the Irish language. “Following a recent retirement, Garda authorities are due to appoint a new Garda to Ballingeary. I am […]

WEST CORK: Communities need to begin working on applications for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

WEST CORK: Communities need to begin working on applications for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

16 May 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly has today encouraged communities across West Cork to begin working on their applications for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. With some €15 million in funding being made available for rural […]

€100k+ to tackle illegal dumping, litter, dog fouling, and graffiti in Co Cork

€100k+ to tackle illegal dumping, litter, dog fouling, and graffiti in Co Cork

7 May 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over €100,000 approved to tackle illegal dumping, litter, dog fouling, and graffiti in Cork County Cork Senator, and Seanad spokesperson for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Tim Lombard has confirmed that €72,990 in funding has been approved to tackle illegal dumping in Cork County, with a further […]

Investment in Cork respite services

Investment in Cork respite services

4 May 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie People with disabilities in Cork are to benefit from new Government investment in respite services. Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, announced that the Government funded Respite Development Programme for 2018 will mean additional services for Cork, with the following service providers receiving investment: Brothers of Charity Services Southern […]

HOUSING CRISIS: 2,100 Council houses will be built in Cork over next three years – says Govt Senator

HOUSING CRISIS: 2,100 Council houses will be built in Cork over next three years – says Govt Senator

27 April 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that 2,154 new social homes are proposed for Cork over the next three years, plus additional rental supports. Senator Lombard said Cork will benefit from the significant progress made to date in advancing the construction pipeline, as well as social housing […]

PHOTOS: Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards 2018

PHOTOS: Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards 2018

26 April 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley, held the sixth Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 25th 2018.  11 Awards were made on the night from 34 nominations with an incredible variety of community groups and individuals from across Cork County attending the evening’s celebration. […]

Senator Lombard encourages Cork groups to apply for €30m Regional Enterprise Development Fund

Senator Lombard encourages Cork groups to apply for €30m Regional Enterprise Development Fund

26 April 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is encouraging Cork groups to apply for the new €30m Regional Enterprise Development Fund, which was launched by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys. Senator Lombard said: “The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is looking for innovative proposals that are […]

WEST CORK: Discharge of raw sewerage from Castletownbere to end – Irish Water unveils plans

WEST CORK: Discharge of raw sewerage from Castletownbere to end – Irish Water unveils plans

25 April 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water unveils plans for new Castletownbere sewerage scheme to end the discharge of untreated wastewater to Bantry Bay and enhance development potential Irish Water is working in partnership with Cork County Council to end the discharge of untreated wastewater to Bantry Bay from Castletownbere. This unacceptable practice […]