Funding of €4.7 million for sports clubs and organisations in Cork – Buttimer

Thursday, 8th October 2015

  • Sports Capital funding of €4,753,376 for clubs and organisations in Cork

That more than €4.7 million in funding under Sports Capital Grants Programme has been awarded to sports clubs and organisations in Cork is great news and a boost for local communities.  More than 20 clubs and organisations in Cork South Central are set to benefit.

In total, funding of over €41 million is being made available to clubs and local organisations around the country under the Sports Capital Programme 2015, announced by Minister of State Michael Ring today.

It is very welcome that once again, Sports Capital funding is being provided to clubs and local organisations here in Cork and around the country.

The economic recovery allowed this Government to re-instate the Sports Capital Programme, after it was closed by Fianna Fáil during the recession. We understand the importance of sport to communities around the country and the imperative to fund it. Money spent on sport, is money saved on healthcare down the road. According to the Department of Sport, 90% of Sports Capital recipients say it has helped them to increase the numbers of people involved in sport.

Fine Gael is keenly aware of the impact the economic downturn has had on communities throughout Ireland and we are working to ensure that the economic recovery spreads to all parts of Ireland. This Government is committed to supporting local communities, with actions and funding like these Sports Capital grants.

Club/Organisation Amount
Avondale United FC €8,000.00
Ballinhassig GAA Club €130,000.00
Ballinora GAA Club €80,000.00
Ballyphehane GAA Club €130,000.00
Bishopstown GAA Club €60,000.00
Blackrock National Hurling Club €53,000.00
Carrigaline Badminton Club €43,000.00
College Corinthians AFC Limited €60,000.00
Cork Boat Club €34,000.00
Cork Constitution FC €123,536.00
Cork Eagles PFC €900.00
Crosshaven GAA Club €125,000.00
Crosshaven Pitch and Putt Club €12,000.00
Douglas Gymnastics Club €22,000.00
Douglas Hurling & Football Club €75,000.00
Everton Football Club €31,000.00
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club €18,000.00
Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Club €43,000.00
Royal Cork Yacht Club €43,000.00
Shamrock Hurling & Football Club €100,000.00
Shandon Boat Club €18,000.00
St Michaels Lawn Tennis Club €53,000.00
Togher Community Assocaition Limited €90,000.00

Posted under Carrigaline, Cork, Cork City, Douglas, National Work, Sport

Funding for N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Road gets the go ahead under €27bn Capital Investment Plan – Buttimer

Tuesday 29th September 2015

  • N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Road included in Capital Investment Plan

AerialRingaskiddy1The Capital Investment Plan will see €27 billion invested in roads, rail, health facilities, schools and broadband, which will make a major difference for communities across Cork city and county.

The Plan has allocated funding for work on the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Road, which will go ahead if planning permission is secured. This is a project which has been long called for and it’s great to know that the money is now available to complete this project. This makes it even more important that we continue towards securing planning permission.

The Plan has also approved funding for work on the Dunkettle Interchange, which will improve travel times, make the road safer and make Cork more attractive to businesses.

In light of the recent flooding experienced in Cork city and the high risk of considerable damage to property from both tidal and river flooding, the development and construction of a flood defence scheme for the city has been given a high priority under this plan. The plan will support the largest ever flood defence scheme undertaken by the Office of Public Works and will offer protection from flooding to around 2,000 residential and commercial properties. The scheme will take at least 4 to 5 years to complete. Subject to a successful public consultation on the proposals and statutory approval, it is expected that works will commence in 2016. The total investment will be €430m over a six year period.“Under the Capital Plan funding will also be made available for Haulbowline Island. This funding of €10 million next year and €60 million in total over the next five years will be used for the preparation, design and execution of a permanent ‘clean-up’ of the East Tip site, the former Factory Site and the South Tip at the Island, following completion of site investigations, examinations and surveys.

The Government is committed to the further development of the Irish Maritime Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) in Cork. This important initiative supports jobs and urban renewal and regeneration in the area. It is regarded by Government as an important national project. Detailed proposals for a number of individual component projects are being finalised and will be supported under the Capital Plan.

It is also proposed to provide €11m for the Cork Event Centre; a multi-million euro 6,000-seat venue on the historic Beamish & Crawford brewery site on South Main Street.

In addition to investment in roads, the Capital Investment Plan will also see considerable investment in Garda stations and Garda resources across the country, as well as a €10 million refurbishment programme for the courts service.

The Plan announced by Government is affordable, sensible and it is consistent with our plan to eliminate borrowing by 2018. It will promote regional economic growth, supporting 45,000 construction jobs over the lifetime of the plan.

The decisions taken by this Government have brought us to an important time in our recovery. We are the fastest growing economy in Europe and we are creating over 1,300 new jobs a week. This plan will help spread the recovery around the country where we know many families have yet to feel the effects of the recovery.

This is a good day for Cork and very welcome news for people across the city and county.


Posted under Carrigaline, Cork City, Development, Douglas, Economic, National Work, Tourism, Transport

75% of GPs in Cork registered for free under 6 care – Buttimer

Free GP Care for children under 6 - 00125th June 2015

The high rate of registration by GPs in Cork to deliver free care to children under 6 will benefit children and families across the county. Over 75% of GPs have signed up for this scheme which is part of the process of rolling out universal health care. I would encourage parents to sign up for this scheme at

As well as high registration from GPs a large number of children are already signed up. Over 54,000 children have been registered for free GP care which begins on July 1st. It is great to see that parents are registering their children for free GP care in such high numbers.

With the implementation of free GP care for under-6s, we are taking another important step on the road to universal healthcare. This follows the recent agreement on free GP care for over-70s. These measures will help ensure good quality primary care for the youngest and oldest in our society. It is best, where possible, to identify and treat illnesses locally, either in your local doctor’s surgery or primary care centre. By improving primary care we aim to reduce the demand on our hospitals which are under extreme pressure.

All children under-6 will benefit from the new enhanced service including age-based preventive checks focused on health and wellbeing and the prevention of disease. For children diagnosed with asthma doctors will carry out an annual review of each child where asthma has been diagnosed.

Posted under Carrigaline, Children & Youth Affairs, Cork, Cork City, Douglas, Health

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