TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

21 June 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD, speaking on the renewal of certain provisions of the Offences Against the State Act in the Dáil this evening, has said, “a comprehensive review of the emergency legislation in advance of its renewal next year is required.” Teachta O’Brien said […]

BREXIT: Children’s Rights must be a priority in negotiations – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

BREXIT: Children’s Rights must be a priority in negotiations – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

19 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the Irish Government to ensure that the Rights of Children remain a priority for all throughout the Brexit negotiations that commence today. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “Both the British Government and the EU […]

POLITICS: LEADER changes costing jobs – warns Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

POLITICS: LEADER changes costing jobs – warns Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

15 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government’s failure to properly deliver European LEADER funding is costing jobs. The Ireland South MEP repeated her call for Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys to explain changes to the funding scheme after it was revealed that the […]

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE: Cork MEP welcomes EU directive that could better pay content creators / artists

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE: Cork MEP welcomes EU directive that could better pay content creators / artists

15 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed aspects of an EU directive that could force sites like YouTube to more fairly remunerate artists. The Ireland South MEP said the European Copyright Directive, which is still in the negotiating stage, has the potential to deliver fairer […]

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

15 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD – who has a constituency office in the same town as Simon Coveney – has accused Simon Coveney of “jumping ship” as he moves from the Department of Housing to Foreign Affairs. The Cork South-Central TD – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire – also […]

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has met with Councillor Paul Hayes and the Abbeymahon Conservation Group to discuss possible avenues of funding to protect the townland’s historic Cistercian Abbey. The Ireland South MEP said that the Abbey was a unique part of the area’s history and its […]

HEALTH: “HSE have NO FIGURES for suicide deaths in hospitals” says Cork East Sinn Fein TD Pat Buckley

HEALTH: “HSE have NO FIGURES for suicide deaths in hospitals” says Cork East Sinn Fein TD Pat Buckley

31 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD and deputy Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley (Cork East) has called for data to be collected on suicide deaths in Irish hospitals in order to highlight the need for better mental health services in general hospital settings. He made his comments following a response from […]

ASYLUM SEEKERS: Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien welcomes right to work Court ruling

ASYLUM SEEKERS: Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien welcomes right to work Court ruling

31 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking following yesterdays Supreme Court ruling that a ban on asylum seekers from working is unconstitutional, Sinn Féin TD and Justice spokesperson Jonathan said that the ruling was an important step forward for asylum seekers in Ireland. Deputy O’Brien said; “Sinn Fein have consistently called for an end […]

POLITICS: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Sinn Fein TD expresses serious concern regarding reports of weaknesses in Child Protection

POLITICS: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Sinn Fein TD expresses serious concern regarding reports of weaknesses in Child Protection

29 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has expressed serious concern regarding reports of weaknesses in the Child Protection services of the state; in particular, the lack of 24 hour Child Protections services available and that children were directed to Garda Stations as […]

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