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Over €2 Million in LEADER funding for Cork

An Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Cork South Central Fine Gael TD has confirmed that €2 million in Leader funding is being invested in Cork to support the region’s economy and job growth. The following community groups and organisations across Cork are just some of the...

Coveney welcomes more than €2million in funding for Cork roads.

Cork South-Central TD Simon Coveney has welcomed the €2,068,000 funding announced for local Cork roads in 2018 and 2019 by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.  The Tánaiste said, “This scheme is to fund those small local and regional roads and pavements...

​ Design Work Begins on New Buildings for Institutes of Technology

Strong Focus on STEM, including ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences to drive Regional Development 11 new Higher Education buildings to provide over 8,000 new student places & 75,000m2 teaching and learning space The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton...

New €1 billion fund for Rural Regeneration and Development

A new €1 billion fund has been launched by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring for rural regeneration and development.  Minister Coveney is encouraging local authorities and communities to submit proposals for funding. FG South Central TD and...

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...

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