POLITICS: HSE consultants must accept that their priority should be public patients – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

POLITICS: HSE consultants must accept that their priority should be public patients – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

23 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said he is deeply disturbed but not surprised following this weeks RTÉ Investigates programme that looked at a number of practices by private consultants in Irish public hospitals. “This is an issue that is having a very negative […]

FARMING: New report is first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector – Lombard

FARMING: New report is first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector – Lombard

23 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new report published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is the first step in sustainable future for Tillage Sector, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, was speaking after the launch of the report this morning (Wednesday) in […]

CORK CITY NEEDS MORE CCTV: says Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn

CORK CITY NEEDS MORE CCTV: says Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn

23 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn says the value of community based CCTV schemes cannot be ignored in the debate on the future of these programmes. The Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed that the office will look into concerns which have been raised about the scheme. The Community Based […]

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has expressed concern over the findings of a HIQA progress report on Tusla-operated foster care services in Cork. The return inspection, which followed a previous inspection, last February, identified major non-compliance with all four standards assessed, which the […]

FINANCE: Right of borrowers to appeal bank veto prioritised in new FF bill – McGrath

FINANCE: Right of borrowers to appeal bank veto prioritised in new FF bill – McGrath

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bill will help unlock appeals process following Court decisions Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath has today introduced legislation that would explicitly empower borrowers with the right to appeal a bank’s veto over a Personal Insolvency Arrangement. Fianna Fáil’s Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been drafted […]

FARMING: TAMS II Scheme should include generators

FARMING: TAMS II Scheme should include generators

21 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said generators need to be included in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II list of investment items. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Lombard said: “TAMS II has a budget of €395 million to help finance farm expansion and modernisation, including […]

14% of our young people out of work – overeducated but underskilled – says Cork MEP

14% of our young people out of work – overeducated but underskilled – says Cork MEP

21 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Irish young people are choosing academic education over vocational training and this remains a big issue for Ireland. Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Employment committee Deirdre Clune has called our youth unemployment rate of 14% unacceptable. Clune said that all future EU funds designated for […]

Extension of invalidity pension to self-employed people will help create jobs in Cork – Burke

Extension of invalidity pension to self-employed people will help create jobs in Cork – Burke

20 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke, for Cork North Central, has said that the extension of the Invalidity Pension to the self-employed is a great support to small businesses owners and will help to create jobs in Cork. My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social […]

FARMING: Skimmed Milk payment structure must be protected – says West Cork TD

FARMING: Skimmed Milk payment structure must be protected – says West Cork TD

17 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that she is deeply concerned at reports that the 2018 intervention for skimmed milk powder will be via tender rather than the current regulation price of €1690 per tonne. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting as reports […]

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