M20 motorway must be built from Cork to Limerick direct, not via Tipperary – Aindrias Moynihan

M20 motorway must be built from Cork to Limerick direct, not via Tipperary – Aindrias Moynihan

27 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Call for public to let Government know their views on Capital Plan Review Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fail) has said that those suggesting that the M20 motorway project between Cork and Limerick should be replaced by a spur linking Limerick to the Cork-Dublin motorway don’t […]

Housing completion stats must be independently verified – McGrath

Housing completion stats must be independently verified – McGrath

25 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 2016 new homes built: 2,076 units or 14,932? Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said it is time for the statistics on the completion of new housing units to be independently verified in order that policy making can be based on accurate and reliable data. Deputy McGrath […]

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Staff shortage crisis needs to be rectified by the HSE Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that Minister Harris needs to come up a detailed, realistic plan to recruit the staff the Irish health service needs to function at full capacity. Deputy Kelleher was commenting […]

Cork TD Billy Kelleher calls for FULL publication of National Maternity Hospital ‘deal’

Cork TD Billy Kelleher calls for FULL publication of National Maternity Hospital ‘deal’

22 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD has called on Minister Simon Harris to publish the deal reached between the National Maternity Hospital and the Sisters of Charity regarding the provision of the new maternity hospital. Deputy Kelleher said, “The ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital […]

High commercial rates AND levies on chairs/tables are putting pressure on Cork Cafes and Restaurants

High commercial rates AND levies on chairs/tables are putting pressure on Cork Cafes and Restaurants

13 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that food businesses are being put under significant pressure as a result of being forced to pay levies for tables and chairs outside their premises to the County Council in addition to business rates. Deputy O’Keeffe made the […]

Students left high and dry by Bus Éireann strike – Aindrias Moynihan

Students left high and dry by Bus Éireann strike – Aindrias Moynihan

10 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Preparations for Summer Exams being hampered Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that 3rd level students are having their preparations for the summer exams disrupted and disturbed by the ongoing Bus Éireann strike. Deputy Moynihan was commenting as the strike entered its 18th […]

Sinn Fein TD officially opens constituency office in hometown of Housing Minister Simon Coveney – Carrigaline, Co Cork

Sinn Fein TD officially opens constituency office in hometown of Housing Minister Simon Coveney – Carrigaline, Co Cork

7 April 2017, 11.30am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TDs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Louise O’Reilly were in attendance on Main Street, Carrigaline, Co Cork this morning to officially open Deputy Ó Laoghaire’s new constituency office. The office is located in a former Auctioneer’s premises which had been vacant since the recession. The office was […]

Ballydesmond Post Office to remain open following hard-fought grassroots campaign – Moynihan

Ballydesmond Post Office to remain open following hard-fought grassroots campaign – Moynihan

6 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said there is great delight in the village of Ballydesmond following a decision of An Post to retain the local post office following uncertainty about its future. “There was deep concern in the town when the local postmistress, Ann Vaughan announced her […]

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