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As your County Councillor, Mayor, and now Senator I have been a strong political voice for Cork the last decade. Investment in our communities and public services is essential and some of my priority local issues include a new hospital for Cork, sufficient long-term housing infrastructure and rural broadband connectivity.

 

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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Cork-based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has highlighted that the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be paid in early July and has also encouraged families who don’t receive an automatic payment to make an application for the allowance. Senator Lombard said: “My colleague, Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty, has confirmed to me that the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be made available again this year. “The Back to School Clothing and Footwe

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Kinsale needs a heritage strategy

Kinsale and its environs needs a heritage strategy to help make the most of its unique potential, Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said. Following the news that wreck of the Lusitania has been gifted to the Old Head of Kinsale Lusitania Museum Committee, Senator Lombard said: “The town of Kinsale is blessed with an incredibly rich cultural heritage. Always strategically important, it has witnessed battles and events that have shaped the history of these islands and indeed the rest of the

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Carers in Cork to benefit from Support Grant

Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said that 12,685 carers in Cork will benefit from the Carer’s Support Grant. “The Carer’s Support Grant is worth €1,700 and is available to all carers providing full-time care to an older person or a person with a disability, regardless of their means or social insurance contributions. “Furthermore, carers who are providing care for two or more people will receive a grant in respect of each person being cared for, to take account of the additional costs

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€151,782 for South-West Cork harbour projects

Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that South-West Cork is set to benefit from €151,782 funding for pier and harbour projects. The significant allocation will help Cork County Council to carry out developments on the following projects: Baltimore Harbour; €14,344 for new power supply facilities, and €22,500 to provide adequate waste oil collection facility and other waste collection facilities on quay side Kinsale Harbour; €14,344 for new power supply facilities

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€20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund

Fine Gael Senator for Cork South West, Tim Lombard, has said that the publication of the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund will support the delivery of community healthcare in Cork. The Fund will be open to applications from both the public and voluntary sectors and will focus on testing new models of care with a focus on community care. Successful applications will facilitate a shift in care to the community or provide measures to help people avoid hospital. Senator Lombard said: “

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58 public car charging points now operational in Cork

The transition to Electric vehicles (EVs) is being made easier thanks to a range of Government supports, a Fine Gael Senator has said. ​Cork Senator Tim Lombard said, “For a country of our size, we have one of the more comprehensive charge point networks currently in place across Europe. “The latest numbers for Cork show we have 58 standard charge points and 7 fast chargers. “The majority of the existing network of publicly accessible charge points was rolled out by the ESB through its

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Lombard urges Cork businesses to apply for funding to save 30% on energy costs

Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has urged Cork businesses to apply for funding to help them save 30% a year on energy costs. The Cork Senator said that applications to the SEAI Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) Scheme are now open. A fund of up to €6 million is available for projects delivering best practice in the design, construction and management of buildings for optimum energy efficiency. Senator Lombard said: “5 Cork businesses saved a combined €255,861 on energy costs than

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€214,555 for Cork youth clubs for 2019

Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that youth clubs in Cork are set to benefit from €214,555 in funding. Senator Lombard said: “I am delighted that Cork will benefit from a new funding increase of 12% for the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme for 2019. “The increased funding will bring the overall allocation for Cork up to €214,555 and will provide our small volunteer-led youth clubs with greater capacity to reach more young people in during 2019. “The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

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Expanding An Garda Síochána services in West Cork

Last week Cork Senator Tim Lombard attended a number of community meetings during the tour of West Cork by Minister for Justice and Equality, and stated he was delighted by the community response but also the confirmation of increased An Garda Síochána services for the area. Senator Lombard said: “My colleague, Minister Flanagan, confirmed on Friday 15th that the Ballinspittle Garda station will be re-opened in early July this year. This is great news for the local community; this

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BEEP pilot will target the weaning efficiency of suckler cows and calves

Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed the new Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot will receive €20 million funding in 2019 and is encouraging all eligible Cork farmers to apply to funding. The scheme will target the weaning efficiency of suckler cows and calves - measuring the live weight of the calf at weaning as a percentage of the cow's live weight. Senator Lombard said: “Prior to the Budget I made continued representations to the Department on behalf of farmers and I am very pl

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