POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

25 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that the paltry €1 million allocation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to engage in preliminary works on the promised M20 motorway project is an insult to the people of Cork and Limerick. “Sanctioning €1million is an attempt by Minister […]

CONDOLENCES: Fianna Fail Leader Cork TD Micheál Martin expresses sorrow on Manchester Attack

CONDOLENCES: Fianna Fail Leader Cork TD Micheál Martin expresses sorrow on Manchester Attack

23 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD (Cork South Central) has this morning expressed his deepest sorrow and sympathies to the loved ones of those who lost their lives, and those who were injured, in last night’s heinous attack in Manchester. “To attack a group of young people in […]

WEST CORK: Minister for Transport should give greater subsidies to Bantry Harbour – says local Fianna Fail TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

WEST CORK: Minister for Transport should give greater subsidies to Bantry Harbour – says local Fianna Fail TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

21 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Relaxation of State Aid rules an opportunity for Bantry Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on the Minister for Transport to explore the opportunity of future state-aid subsidies to Bantry Harbour to potentially fund future developments in light of recent changes to EU state aid […]

NORTH CORK: Insurance premiums are still rising; time for stronger action – says Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

NORTH CORK: Insurance premiums are still rising; time for stronger action – says Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

18 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail Motion calls on Govt to urgently implement action points set out in the Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that a spotlight needs to continue to be shone on the scandal of rising motor insurance costs, and […]

POLITICS: Cork TD Simon Coveney is NOT the bookmakers favourite to be Taoiseach

POLITICS: Cork TD Simon Coveney is NOT the bookmakers favourite to be Taoiseach

17 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following the news that Enda Kenny will retire as Fine Gael leader effective from midnight tonight, BoyleSports can report that Leo Varadkar is the firm 2/5 favourite to succeed him as party leader. Cork TD Simon Coveney was a one-time favourite for the role, but is currently in […]

POLITICS: Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down as Fine Gael leader

POLITICS: Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down as Fine Gael leader

17 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD (Cork South Central) has commented after the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to stepping down as Fine Gael leader, “I wish to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his contribution to Irish political life since […]

COST OF LIVING: Car insurance, home insurance and business insurance are becoming too expensive – Cork TD Michael McGrath wants Government to step in

COST OF LIVING: Car insurance, home insurance and business insurance are becoming too expensive – Cork TD Michael McGrath wants Government to step in

16 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline) has said that the insurance premiums being applied to business, home, public and motor insurance customers are now unsustainable and sustained government action is required to tackle the problem. Deputy McGrath was commenting as he launched his party’s […]

INSURANCE DENIED: If you can’t get a car insurance quote, then you are not alone

INSURANCE DENIED: If you can’t get a car insurance quote, then you are not alone

13 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie No one likes paying for insurance, but here in Ireland it is mandatory for motorists to have a privately purchased car insurance policy. New figures show a dramatic surge in the number of consumers who had to avail of the Insurance Ireland ‘Declined Cases’ facility having failed to secure […]

TICKET TOUTING SOLUTION: Ticket Touting Bill discussed in Dail, but still needs major work – says Cork TD

TICKET TOUTING SOLUTION: Ticket Touting Bill discussed in Dail, but still needs major work – says Cork TD

13 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport, Kevin O’Keeffe has welcomed introduction of the Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 but pointed out that it requires significant amendments to make it fit for purpose. “While there is merit in the proposal, the bill as currently presented includes […]

BANDON FLOODING: OPW commitment to communicate better with Bandon residents on flood relief project welcome – Murphy O’Mahony

BANDON FLOODING: OPW commitment to communicate better with Bandon residents on flood relief project welcome – Murphy O’Mahony

12 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie New website, newsletter and monthly forum announced Bandon Deputy, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the new proposals from the OPW to improve communications with the local community during the flood relief scheme in the town will be welcomed by local businesses and residents. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony commented […]

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