New Medical Ophthalmologist expected at Cork University Hospital to deal with chronic delays

New Medical Ophthalmologist expected at Cork University Hospital to deal with chronic delays

5 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is hopeful that a new medical ophthalmologist will be appointed to Cork University Hospital to deal with the chronic delays in accessing ophthalmological services. Following receipt of a parliamentary reply from the HSE, I’ve been told that the CUH […]

MAP: Housing Minister Simon Coveney turns sod on new 800 house development ‘Janeville’ in Carrigaline, Co Cork

MAP: Housing Minister Simon Coveney turns sod on new 800 house development ‘Janeville’ in Carrigaline, Co Cork

3 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Groundbreaking takes place at €300 Million Housing Development by Astra Construction in Co Cork Minister for Housing, Planning, Local Government and Community Simon Coveney, T.D. performed the official turning of the sod today (Monday) at Janeville, a new housing development worth €300 million in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. Astra […]

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fail TDs in Cork city and county, including Ministers Simon Coveney and Michael Creed and Ministers of State Dara Murphy and David Stanton, and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, to step […]

Cork TD wants Transport Minister to intervene in Bus Eireann strike

Cork TD wants Transport Minister to intervene in Bus Eireann strike

30 March 2017 By Tpm O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Billy Kelleher has said that failures on the part of Transport Minister, Shane Ross to intervene in the dispute has caused it to reach the current stalemate between unions and management in Bus Éireann. “If Minister Ross had spent as much time, and expended […]

Cork Fine Gael Senator – who is also Farmer – says Fianna Fáil amendment to hedge cutting Bill is “useless for farmers”

Cork Fine Gael Senator – who is also Farmer – says Fianna Fáil amendment to hedge cutting Bill is “useless for farmers”

24 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator Tim Lombard – who is also a Farmer – has said Fianna Fáil’s amendment to the Heritage Bill on hedge cutting is “useless for farmers”. Fianna Fáil’s amendment seeks to restrict the proposed cutting of hedgerows in August exclusively to road-side hedges, “hindering preparation […]

Ulster Bank to close branch in hometown of Fianna Fail’s Finance Spokesman

24 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “I am disappointed by Ulster Bank’s decision to close their branch in Carrigaline where I currently live with my family.” Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson, Michael McGrath has said that he is deeply disappointed by the decision of Ulster Bank to close 22 bank branches later this year. “This […]

Cork needs more social housing, and the government are not moving fast enough – says Fianna Fail’s Michael Moynihan TD

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Just 173 social housing units begun construction since Jan 2015 Late in 2016 the Housing Minister Simon Coveney announced ambitious plans to build social housing across Ireland, including in Cork City and County Cork. However, today, Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has criticised Minister for Housing Simon […]