“Traffic volumes in Cork grind to a halt with one crash or any hint of rain and wind”

“Traffic volumes in Cork grind to a halt with one crash or any hint of rain and wind”

26 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative in Cork, Peter Horgan, has called on the Ministers for Transport and Justice to implement an Operation Freeflow for Cork City. “I’ve written to my party’s Transport Spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys to ask him to request this from the Ministers,” said Mr Horgan. “Traffic […]

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has expressed concern over the findings of a HIQA progress report on Tusla-operated foster care services in Cork. The return inspection, which followed a previous inspection, last February, identified major non-compliance with all four standards assessed, which the […]

Why are Cork people bypassing CORK AIRPORT, and instead travelling to DUBLIN and SHANNON airports?

Why are Cork people bypassing CORK AIRPORT, and instead travelling to DUBLIN and SHANNON airports?

14 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Yes, people do use Cork Airport, but any casual survey of ones friends will quickly reveal that many, many people happily travel to Dublin, or Shannon Airports daily. Why? there are a multitude of reasons: more destinations, more frequent flights, and (depending on the airline) cheaper fares, but […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Tree topping amnesty needed in Cork

STORM #OPHELIA: Tree topping amnesty needed in Cork

26 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Party Representative* in Cork Peter Horgan has urged private property owners to check the status of trees on their property following Storms Ophelia and Brian. “The work of the emergency services and City Council staff in responding and clearing up tree incidents was second to none,” said […]

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Labour party spokesperson on Justice, Sean Sherlock TD has called on the Ministers for Justice and Communications respectively to take action on the huge number of fraudulent calls that are plaguing people across Ireland. Deputy Sherlock said: “Four weeks ago I raised with the Minister for […]

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch (a former Cork North Central TD, and Junior Minister), has said that mental health mustn’t be forgotten in next month’s budget, with significant issues remaining in the mental health service. Ms. Lynch was speaking as she attended the Parliamentary Forum on […]

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Councillor for Swords Duncan Smith and Cork City Local Area Representative* Peter Horgan have both called for an investigation into media reports as to how a Swords based ambulance was dispatched to Cork City. “As part of the local Community First Responders group in Swords, I am […]

HOW TO: improve parking in Cork CITY Centre

HOW TO: improve parking in Cork CITY Centre

11 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Party representatives in Cork City have thought long and hard about the ongoing issue of parking in Cork City Centre. John Maher, Luke Field & Peter Horgan contacted TheCork.ie with ideas. The trio have called on City Hall to review new parking regimes in favour of a […]

CENSUS REVEALS: Why Government must invest more in Cork public transport

CENSUS REVEALS: Why Government must invest more in Cork public transport

31 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In April 2016, 155,860 people living and working in County Cork (72.8%) travelled to work by car, compared to 65.6% of commuters nationally. While 9.3% of working commuters nationally used public transport, just 4.5% of those in Cork did so. A further 1.5% cycled, while 9.2% walked. Labour […]

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Party spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch (A former Cork TD and Junior Minister – in the last Government) has called on the Minister for Housing to devise a specific plan for people with disabilities under Rebuilding Ireland. Ms Lynch commented: “Through media reports this morning, we have […]

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