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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

ESB damage ‘Special Area of Conservation’ during process of restoring electricity after storm Ophelia – according to TD

ESB damage ‘Special Area of Conservation’ during process of restoring electricity after storm Ophelia – according to TD

15 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that he is deeply annoyed at the ‘solo run’ that ESB management undertook at Gearagh Special Area of Conservation following the recent Storm Ophelia. The action damaged the protected habitat and made the area unusable by local residents. Deputy Moynihan […]

When are the Cork City Centre Christmas lights being turned on?

When are the Cork City Centre Christmas lights being turned on?

15 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Lights in Cork City to be switched on this Sunday November 19 Organised by Cork City Council, the countdown to Christmas has truly begun with the announcement that the switching on of the Cork City Christmas Lights will take place on Patrick’s Street this […]

HEALTH: GPs should stop sending patients to Emergency Depts for diagnostic tests – says Cork TD

HEALTH: GPs should stop sending patients to Emergency Depts for diagnostic tests – says Cork TD

14 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie GPs will continue to send patients to EDs for diagnostic tests until there are enough consultants in our hospitals Govt must use community hospitals as routine diagnostic centres Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher has said that GPs should not be forced to send their patients to Emergency […]

35 Christmas Trees with 55,000 lights – Cork City Council preparing for festive season

35 Christmas Trees with 55,000 lights – Cork City Council preparing for festive season

14 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork city and suburbs will sparkle and twinkle this Christmas as Cork City Council are putting up more than 35 Christmas trees and 55,000 Christmas tree lights across the city centre and suburbs. The city’s 35 outdoor Christmas trees will be festooned with 15,000 LED lights while St […]

POLITICS: Massive Occupational Therapy backlogs leave Cork children leave children waiting months and years for treatment – O’Keeffe

POLITICS: Massive Occupational Therapy backlogs leave Cork children leave children waiting months and years for treatment – O’Keeffe

13 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 1,173 children waiting longer than a year for treatment Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is appalled at the number of children in Cork, approaching 3000, waiting inordinate periods to access basic occupational therapy services. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting after receiving a parliamentary reply from […]

FIANNA FAIL: Speech by Seán Óg Ó hAilpin at the Seán Moylan Commemoration, Kiskeam, Co. Cork

FIANNA FAIL: Speech by Seán Óg Ó hAilpin at the Seán Moylan Commemoration, Kiskeam, Co. Cork

12 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Today the annual Seán Moylan Commeration took place in Kiskeam, Co Cork. The small village is located in North Co Cork, just minutes from Ballydesmond, which is near to the Co Kerry border. This years keynote speaker was the well-known GAA player Seán Óg Ó hAilpin. Speech by […]

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