Cork Senator promotes Electric Cars

Cork Senator promotes Electric Cars

28 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The new Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action will consider ways in which the Government can further support the transition to electric vehicles, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Seanad spokesperson on Climate Action, Senator Lombard, said: “We all know the cost of running a car to our pockets […]

€4.25 million allocated for the introduction of a Fodder Import Support measure

€4.25 million allocated for the introduction of a Fodder Import Support measure

26 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and member of the joint Oireachtas Agriculture committee, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that over €4 million has been allocated to a new Fodder Import Support measure. Senator Lombard said: “‘In light of the recent severe drought conditions and their impact on an already difficult fodder […]

Cork County Council buys new vehicles to ensure good winter road service

Cork County Council buys new vehicles to ensure good winter road service

25 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie County of Cork have confirmed an additional sum of €620,000 will be invested in its ‘winter maintenance fleet’. This will assist in responding to severe weather events such as flooding, storms, snow and ice. The Counils fleet came under pressure last winter during both Storm Ophelia (High winds) and Storm […]

Extended WIFI4EU scheme

Extended WIFI4EU scheme

24 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed the extension of the EU funded free public Wi-Fi scheme. The European Parliament announced the WIFI4EU scheme last year, whereby it would fund public Wi-Fi hotspots across EU towns and villages. The scheme proposed funding high speed internet connection in public areas, […]

CORK DIPLOMACY: Chinese Nationals visit Cork County Hall

CORK DIPLOMACY: Chinese Nationals visit Cork County Hall

22 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy today officially welcomed three bright young students from Jiangsu Province, China to Cork County Hall. The three high school students from Nanjing the capital city of Jiangsu province are this year’s recipients of the Shamrock Cup, an annual English language competition prize […]

WEST CORK: Works to begin on €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade – Daly

WEST CORK: Works to begin on €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade  – Daly

19 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed works are to begin shortly on the €7 million Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade Project. “Officials in Irish Water have confirmed to that works can now begin […]

DIRTY CORK: is Ireland’s Second Most Flea-Infested County

DIRTY CORK: is Ireland’s Second Most Flea-Infested County

15 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Rentokil is advising homeowners to be on the lookout for signs of flea infestation in their homes after a 77% surge in residential flea inquiries for May, June and July 2018, compared to the same period last year. Cork ranked second for flea related call-outs at 18%, closely followed […]

Irish Water project in Kinsale to provide a more reliable and secure water supply for the local community

Irish Water project in Kinsale to provide a more reliable and secure water supply for the local community

15 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to provide a more secure, reliable water supply in the community of Kinsale. The project to install over 400 metres of water mains is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see […]