I am a Fine Gael TD for Cork East which spans from Buttevant to Youghal. I live in Killavullen, Mallow Co. Cork. I am married to Dr. Kathy Quane (lecturer at the College of Medicine and Health, University
College Cork) and we have three young children. I am a Biochemist by profession. I established a grain drying and warehousing business in 1995 "TBWAREHOUSING" and now have 7 full time and 3 part time staff.
New jobs for Cork
Apple announcement of 1,000 new jobs highlights Cork talent - Barry
Fine Gael TD for Cork East, Tom Barry, has said the announcement of investment by Apple, creating 1,000 new jobs, is testament to the talent available in and around Cork city.
“Apple will be expanding its campus in Hollyhill, Co.Cork and adding a new building that will provide new office space and room for 1,000 additional employees by mid-2017. This will benefit not only those in the Holyhill area, but all people working in [...]
Extension of Tams II
Extension of TAMS II deadlines a relief for farmers - Barry
Fine Gael TD for Cork East, Tom Barry, has said that the announcement of extensions for the various TAMS II Schemes by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, will be a relief for many Cork farmers.
“The deadline for online applications for the first tranche of the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme, and for the Organic Capital Investment Scheme, has been extended to the 30th November. This is good news for thos [...]
Be Winter ready
Today the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D., and the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., (Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning) and the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Ann Phelan T.D., jointly launched the Government’s ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2015-2016 Information Campaign at the National Emergency Coordination Centre in Dublin. Also in attendance were representatives from the vario [...]
Extra Childcare Year Q&A Budget 2016
FAQ ON BUDGET 2016 PROVISION FOR FREE PRE-SCHOOL PAGE 1 OF 6
Published 28th October 2015
Budget 2016: Expansion of Free Pre-School
Currently, children are entitled to participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme
for up to 38 weeks – i.e. for the school year. Children aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 7 months
on 1stSeptember of the relevant year are eligible to join the programme. Children register for the
programme in September.Budget 2016 announced sig [...]
Tax - budget 2016
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