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Cork Schools win the race to study PE

Ten Cork schools are among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education (PE) for Senior Cycle programmes An Tanaiste Simon Coveney and Cork South Central TD welcomed the news saying: “I am delighted that so...

Project Ireland 2040 for Cork and the South-West Region

Project Ireland 2040 will deliver real investment and proper planning for Cork Cork is going to benefit from real investment and proper planning as a result of Project Ireland 2040. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Simon Coveney said the plan...

An Tánaiste Speech: British-Irish Relations: Past, Present & Future

I am delighted to be here with you this evening to talk about something that has always been a significant part of my life - the relationship between our two islands. It is always important to express these positive sentiments at the best possible junctures – and by...

New funding will support volunteering across Cork

Cork Volunteer Bureau is set for a funding boost, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Simon Coveney has said. Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne has approved an allocation of €3.5 million to support volunteering...

Cork City & County to receive more than €48 million to improve roads

Local and regional roads in Cork City and County are set for a significant funding injection, Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said. Deputy Coveney said: “I’m very pleased to see Cork City receive more than 4.1 million in funding and Cork County receive more than 44 million...

Local Authority Mortgage Scheme opens for Cork on Feb 1st.

Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan’ mortgage scheme unveiled by his colleague Eoghan Murphy. For the first time Cork families will be be able to know their payments for the entire lifetime of a mortgage because of the fixed...

Leaving Certificate Computer Science for Cork Schools in 2018

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD today announced that 40 post primary schools around the country will start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September and will be the first to sit an exam in the subject in 2020. Computer...

Cork families set to have a little more in their pockets in 2018

Cork families are set to have a little more in their pockets in 2018, according to Cork South Central TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. The Minister reports that Government measures coming into force in 2018 will ensure that families continue to...

Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme sees €202,000 for Cork clubs

Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed that funding of more than €202,000 will benefit a significant number of youth projects across the county under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone announced...

New Proposals to Bring Above the Shop Premises into Use for Homes

Minister  for  Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy T.D.,and Minister Damien English T.D.,, have today (14th December, 2017) brought forward proposals  for vacant commercial premises to tackle the housing shortage as part of exempted development...

Minister Coveney welcomes 120 sports grants for Cork 

Some 120 local sports groups will receive a total of  approximately €27,000 in funding to help older people get more active in our communities, a Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed today. An extensive number of groups throughout the county, from Active...

Cork schools to benefit from additional SNAs next year

Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney says that this is part of an overall increase of 1,000 SNAS nationally in 2018, ensuring every child in Cork who needs an SNA will have one. “This is great news for Cork school children who need extra support. And it is also good news...

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