Ciaran Lynch welcomes €56.25m for Housing Adaptation Grants

Ciaran Lynch welcomes €56.25m for Housing Adaptation Grants

3 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD Ciaran Lynch (Labour) has welcomed the announcement that €56.25 million is available in 2016 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses, an increase of €5.75 million on the funding allocated last year. Deputy Lynch sent TheCork.ie […]

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

2 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. If the election is held at the end of February, as widely expected, the deadline for inclusion […]

Government provide more than €4.6m for OAP and Disability Housing Adaptations in Cork

Government provide more than €4.6m for OAP and Disability Housing Adaptations in Cork

2 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie €4,684,469 million will be made available in Cork in 2016 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses. Overall €56.25 million is being made available nationally to allow extensions to be built for people with a disability as well as housing […]

Emergency humanitarian support scheme expanded to cover Small businesses devastated by floods

Emergency humanitarian support scheme expanded to cover Small businesses devastated by floods

2 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD Michael McCarthy (Labour) has welcomed an announcement today that the criteria for the emergency humanitarian support scheme administered by the Irish Red Cross will be expanded to small businesses affected by recent flooding. In establishing the scheme, the nature of the emergency response required an […]

Clonakilty, West Cork to get new Fire Station

Clonakilty, West Cork to get new Fire Station

1 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty, West Cork is to get new Fire Station. The announcement is part of a new €40m programme of construction / refurbishment of 26 fire stations for the five year period 2016 – 2020. The programme will see 16 new fire station construction projects initiated between now and […]

Bantry House receives state funding for roof works

Bantry House receives state funding for roof works

31 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Togher Castle, Togher, Dunmanway is to receive €9,000 for roof works and Bantry House will receive €7,000. The announcement is part of a national €2m Built Heritage Investment Scheme, which will benefit 340 heritage projects nationwide. The minimum amount of funding awarded under the scheme is €2,500 up […]

An Post retaining Social Welfare Contract is good news for small towns in Cork

An Post retaining Social Welfare Contract is good news for small towns in Cork

28 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Te Department of Social Protection has renewed its contract with An Post for the delivery of over-the-counter cash services to Department of Social Protection customers. The current contract was signed in December 2013 for an initial two years with an option for extension for a further four years […]

€29.6m announced for Cork roads

€29.6m announced for Cork roads

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ciarán Lynch TD has welcomed news that over €29.6 million has been confirmed for road maintenance and strengthening works in County Cork this morning. The funding has been announced as part of the Government’s €298 million investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads. Speaking today, Deputy […]

When will Belgooly water problems be fixed?

When will Belgooly water problems be fixed?

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish water have confirmed that the substantial watermain contract (3,694m), tender evaluation and clarifications are now complete and the contract for Belgooly will be signed with the successful tenderer this week. It is expected that the programme of works will be about 24 weeks, commencing in February and […]

€200,000 euro for Dunmanway Hospital (Nursing Home) in West Cork

€200,000 euro for Dunmanway Hospital (Nursing Home) in West Cork

26 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €200,000 has been allocated to Dunmanway Hospital. The funding is being allocated by as part of an investment programme into public nursing home facilities. West Cork TD Michael McCarthy (Labour) stated: ““I am particularly pleased that Minister Kathleen Lynch (Labour) favourably entertained my request for funding for this […]