Buttimer welcomes allocation of extra teachers

Buttimer welcomes allocation of extra teachers

18 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed today’s announcement of a 7.2% increase in allocating resources to support the introduction of the new model for children with special educational needs. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that this increase […]

Buttimer welcomes 2016 IDA figures

Buttimer welcomes 2016 IDA figures

5 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has warmly welcomed the annual results of IDA Ireland for 2016. The government agency announced the highest level of employment in its client companies in its 67 year history. Total employment at overseas companies now stands at 187,056 […]

€3,420,463 in ICT infrastructure grants for Cork primary and post-primary schools – Buttimer

€3,420,463 in ICT infrastructure grants for Cork primary and post-primary schools – Buttimer

4 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has confirmed that €3,420,463 is available to schools here in Cork to develop Information and communications technology. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that he is investing €30m in ICT infrastructure grants for primary […]

Staycation – Cork Politician encourages Cork people to stay in Cork

Staycation – Cork Politician encourages Cork people to stay in Cork

4 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has said that 2016 was a record year for Irish tourism, benefitting communities and businesses in Cork. He also encouraged people to consider a staycation in 2017, as thoughts turn to summer holiday bookings. “2016 was a record year for Irish tourism, […]

Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must speed up GLAS payments – says IFA

Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must speed up GLAS payments – says IFA

3 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has described the pay-out of GLAS payments to farmers to date as sluggish, and called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that all 38,000 farmers are now paid the promised 85% payment without any further delay. Joe Brady said […]

EU law protects online purchasers – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

EU law protects online purchasers – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

28 December 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said it is important to remind people that they are protected under EU law if anything goes wrong with online purchases they may have made when buying Christmas presents or shopping in the post-Christmas sales. “EU laws are there to protect consumers […]

Cork Politician resigns seat to join the Gardai

Cork Politician resigns seat to join the Gardai

22 December 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie A Cork County Cllr Noel O’Donovan is to resign his seat on Cork County Council to join An Garda Siochana in the New Year. The Rossmore native was first elected to Cork County Council at the age of 22 years in 2011 following a Fine Gael party co option […]

Cork sports clubs should register now for Sports Capital Grants

Cork sports clubs should register now for Sports Capital Grants

21 December 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie €30 million available in 2017 Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has encouraged Cork clubs and sports organisations to prepare for the Sports Capital Programme application process and register online now. t €30 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country in 2017. “My […]