Disabled Drivers & Passengers Scheme to be amended following FF pressure – Moynihan

Disabled Drivers & Passengers Scheme to be amended following FF pressure – Moynihan

30 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Change will open up the scheme for some special schools & service providers Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that changes to the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme, as a result of a Fianna Fáil initiative, will enable more special schools and service providers to avail […]

SINN FEIN v FIANNA FAIL: Mícheál Martin must publish documents received ahead of Tánaiste’s resignation – says competing TD

SINN FEIN v FIANNA FAIL: Mícheál Martin must publish documents received ahead of Tánaiste’s resignation – says competing TD

29 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on Mícheál Martin to publish the content of documents received by Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin last Friday ahead of the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “It has emerged over the past 24 hours […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Removal of Over Age Exemption for children with disabilities in ECCE scheme regressive – says West Cork TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Removal of Over Age Exemption for children with disabilities in ECCE scheme regressive – says West Cork TD

27 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD (Cork South West) has said that she is very concerned at “reports that the Overage Age Exemption has been removed from the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme from September 2018″. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after numerous […]

CRIME: Cork TD calls for tougher response to repeat offenders in Cork communities

CRIME: Cork TD calls for tougher response to repeat offenders in Cork communities

24 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Electronic monitoring must be made condition of bail for repeat offenders – suggests Cork TD Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that a motion put forward by the party is in response to the growing intolerance of repeated criminal activity including burglary which is […]

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 […]