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Coveney welcomes 82 Extra SNAs for Schools in Cork​

Government honours commitment to allocate earlier in the year  Over 7% increase in number of SNAs to meet level of need The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced the provision of 800 additional Special Needs Assistants which will be...

24% Increase in Housing Adaption Grants for Cork

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the increased funding announced in Housing Adaption Grants for Older People with a disability. Cork City has been allocated €1.4 million for the grants this year, a 24% increase on 2017. The council will contribute a further 20% to...

€3 million available for Smart Lighting for businesses

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is calling on Cork businesses to apply for the €3 million Lighting Upgrade Grant Scheme. The funding has increased this year and The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is administering the Scheme. Applications are open until May 31st...

Save time, Renew your Passport online

Over 10,650 applicants in Cork avail of new online passport system in last 12 months Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is encouraging all families in Cork to check their passport before booking their flights this summer and to apply early, at least six weeks in...

Coveney Welcomes Progress of Harbour Sewage Works

Cork South-Central TD Simon Coveney has welcomed a progress report from Irish Water on preventing all raw sewage from being pumped in Cork’s Lower Harbour. Simon Coveney said, “This’s update shows a milestone has been reached in halving the amount of untreated waste...

Coveney Welcomes €37m in Grants for Cork Infrastructure

Tanaiste and Cork South-Central TD Simon Coveney has welcomed the granting of more than €38m in essential infrastructure grants to enable the building of 2440 new homes in Cork City and County. The LIHAF Grants (Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund) are being...

€1 Million in funding for Cork roads under Local Improvement Scheme

Cork is to benefit from the highest allocation nationally under the Local Improvement Schemes, with €1 million euro in funding being secured for Cork said An Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD. Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has approved...

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...

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