Fine Gael TD for Cork South West has encouraged West Cork arts and cultural groups to apply for funding under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016, which is now open for applications. “Funding of €9 million has been announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, for this year’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme. Arts and cultural centres across Cork can now
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Increasing optimism surrounding Cork/Boston route following visit of the US Vice President of the US to Ireland
HOPES of a speedy resolution to the current impasse in granting a license to Norwegian Airlines to fly transatlantic from Cork Airport have been raised following the visit to Ireland this week by Vice President of the United States Joe Biden.
Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that Cork County Council is progressing design work on the road pavement between Leap and Dromihilly. It is currently anticipated that the Council will be in a position to tender the scheme in the coming months.
John Bohane in Clonakilty FINE Gael TD Jim Daly regained his seat in the Cork South West constituency after he came in third behind newly elected duo Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna Fail) and Michael Collins (Independent). Jim finished with a final total of 9,799 following a day of mixed emotions for the Fine Gael party who had their other sitting TD Noel Harrington lose out following a hard fought party.
John Bohane in Clonakilty MARGARET Murphy O’Mahony made history in Clonakilty when she was elected the first female TD to serve the South West constituency. The Fianna Fail candidate was elected along with Independent Michael Collins and sitting Fine Gael TD Jim Daly. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony topped the poll after she received an extra 1,942 votes following the distribution of Independent candidate Alan Coleman’s votes. These extra votes propelled her
John Bohane in Clonakilty NEWLY elected Independent TD Michael Collins hailed his election to serve the Cork South West constituency following his dramatic election. The Mizen-based councillor told West Cork Times he was overwhelmed with the support he received throughout the constituency. “Absolutely delighted with my election. We worked very hard to achieve this result. I have worked hard over the last 25 years and especially over the last number
CORK County Council has confirmed that 14 houses located at Coronea, Skibbereen are to be finally offered connection to the public sewage collection system in Skibbereen. The move follows years of ongoing requests from the residents of the area and stems back to a shortfall of funding to complete the new state-of-the-art collection system in the town.
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly says he remains confident that “intense diplomatic pressure” is the only way to ensure that the proposed Cork Boston Air route by Norwegian Airlines can succeed this year.
CORK South West Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has welcomed the progress made to date on his employment initiative entitled the Gateway Scheme which was introduced in 2013. The Gateway Scheme is a local authority managed project that offers short-term work and training opportunities for long-term unemployed people who have been on the live register for more than two years. The works carried out by the participants of the scheme
There is some welcome news in Kinsale as local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that a letter of offer has issued from the Department of Education to West Cork based based firm MMD Construction to commence the building of a €10 million extension to Kinsale Community School.
PLANNERS at Cork County Council have given the green light to the planned upgrade of Bandon Community Hospital with construction on the new state of the art facility due to begin in the coming months. The new facility will be built on the existing site and will see the bed capacity at the hospital increase to 25 beds. Construction is expected to be completed within 12 months of work beginning.
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has written to the 55 members of Cork County Council seeking their support for an initiative he has resubmitted to Management in County Hall which he claims would drastically improve the current condition of rural roads at a cost of less than 1% of the Motor Tax collected in the County of Cork each year.
A dangerous pedestrian crossing in Bandon is set to be relocated following discussions between a local TD, the National Roads Authority and Cork County Council. Fine Gael TD Jim Daly said, “I am pleased to have received confirmation from the NRA that they are to install additional public lighting along the Bandon bypass to enhance safety at the GAA grounds and surrounding area.
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received confirmation from Cork County Council that a “long term sustainable solution” is to be put in place to enhance the appearance of the “Halfway” roundabout. The news comes about twelve months on since Deputy Daly first raised the issue with Council Management and since then Mr. Daly says he has received ongoing correspondence from constituents seeking updates and requesting
FINE Gael TD, Jim Daly has said he has received confirmation from the Cork County Council that a pedestrian crossing will be constructed in Riverstick Village. Earlier this year Deputy Daly took the time to visit a number of housing estates in the local village. During the course of his visit he heard many concerns from the residents about the absence of a pedestrian crossing on the main road which
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has claimed that West Cork is reaping significant rewards as a result of setting up a single utility company to manage and improve water services across Ireland. The local TD was speaking following confirmation he received from Irish Water that they intend to invest €400,000 in the water network of Dunmanway. Mr Daly said, “This is another great news story for
THE Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is to get a further boost next year as Fáilte Ireland have confirmed to local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly that they will consider implementing a WAW “passport” in next years work programme. Deputy Daly said he was delighted to receive such a positive response from Fáile Ireland after he submitted the proposal to Minister Paschal Donohoe for consideration. ??Jim Daly said, “The whole idea
THERE was good news for Skibbereen town when Minister of State at the Department of Education Damien English TD confirmed a new school building for the staff and students on a visit to Gaelscoil Dr Uí Shúilleabháin. The school which is 21-years-old has been looking for a permanent building for many years and has been accommodated in temporary pre fab structures for almost all of its existence. The Minister was
EFFORTS to progress the flood scheme for Bandon town have moved forward with confirmation that the legal challenge to the tendering process has been resolved and tenders for the scheme will issue in the next two to three weeks. Speaking from his Constituency Office in Bandon, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly confirmed that he has been informed by his colleague Minister Simon Harris that the tenders for the Bandon
CLOSED circuit television cameras are set to change the nature of policing in many of the towns across West Cork with Clonakilty being the latest town to go live this week. Cork Southwest TD Jim Daly has welcomed the installation of eight new security cameras erected at strategic locations throughout the town of Clonakilty and confirmed that Clonakilty will be looking to further extend the number of cameras in the
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received written confirmation from Irish water that a permanent solution is to be put in place to address the poor quality of public water supply available in Belgooly Co Cork. Jim Daly said that he has been receiving complaints from residents in the area over a number of years and he is glad to have received written confirmation from Irish
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received confirmation from the National Roads Authority that a safety report is to be carried out in relation to the condition of the popular walkway located on the Schull Road, Skibbereen. The NRA has requested Cork County Council to investigate and report to their office as soon as possible in relation to the safety standards for pedestrian users.
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD has confirmed that the Courts Service has been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee in relation to the proposed closure of Skibbereen Courthouse. Deputy Daly confirmed that he has lobbied his party colleague and chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice David Stanton TD to invite the Irish Courts Service to appear before the committee to answer questions relating to their intention to
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has received confirmation from West Cork Rural Transport that they are currently considering a new bus route around the town of Bandon to replace the previous route which was run by Martin Crowley Bus Services in the town of Bandon for 14 years.
FOLLOWING a meeting with Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris and officials from the Office of Public Works (OPW), re-assurance was given, that all three West Cork Flood Relief Schemes, Bandon, Clonakilty and Skibbereen, were being advanced under the Arterial Drainage Act.
LOCAL people in Leap and surrounding areas are being asked to come together to make a convincing case for the reopening of the local Post Office. The Post Office closed at the beginning of the year following what was described as a “contractual dispute” between An Post and the contactor.
CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to
LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has criticised the National Roads Authority and the stated position of their programme manager Gary Lynch in relation to the condition of the road surface at Leap. In a letter issued by the NRA in response to Deputy Daly’s representations, Mr Lynch stated that “strengthening works have been identified on the N71 in Leap and the works are currently scheduled to be undertaken in
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has expressed his dissatisfaction with the current condition of the area surrounding the Halfway Roundabout which he labelled as the Gateway to West Cork. In a letter written to the County Manager Tim Lucey by Deputy Daly he stated that the current condition of the verges, the road edge and the roundabout centre was something that caused him great annoyance
LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has raised the issue of the Clonakilty Hospital junction on the N71 with Cork County Council and the National Roads Authority with a view to having a safety audit carried out at this junction. Deputy Daly pointed to access to Clonakilty Hospital as a major issue and concern for staff and relatives of patients who are forced to use this dangerous entrance often on