Government Department stops accepting paper forms – but many rural farming customers do not have broadband – says Cork MEP

22 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Liadh na Riada MEPSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has urged the Department of Agriculture to continue to accept paper applications for CAP payments such as TAMS, SFP and BPS as well as online ones. The Ireland South MEP made the request after it emerged that such applications […]

Martin McGuinness book of condolence opened in Cork City Hall by Lord Mayor

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At 9 o’clock this morning Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill (Fine Gael) opened a Book of Condolence in The Atrium, City Hall in memory of Martin McGuinness RIP (Sinn Fein), Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister. The Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill said: “The President of […]

Vacant properties in Cork must be brought back into use – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

12 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called upon the Government to explore the prospect of bringing some of the 198,000 vacant properties in the state back into use in order to alleviate some of the pressure that has resulted in both a housing and homeless crisis. The […]

Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for publication of whistleblower investigation terms

Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for publication of whistleblower investigation terms

7 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie   Speaking following the news that there will be a Commission of Investigation into allegations concerning Garda whistleblowers, Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald had a number of urgent questions to answer regarding the Iarfhlaith O’Neill report and the terms […]

Cork MEP says Government must aggressively monitor super trawlers in Irish waters

Cork MEP says Government must aggressively monitor super trawlers in Irish waters

2 February 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government must act on super trawlers. The Ireland South MEP called for the Navy and the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) to “aggressively monitor” the ships as yet another of the colossal vessels made its way into Irish waters this […]

Rent Control zones will cause serious confusion and distortion in Carrigaline

Rent Control zones will cause serious confusion and distortion in Carrigaline

29 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has said that it is absurd, and potentially will cause distortion, that half of Carrigaline town, in the Ministers back yard, has been included in a Rent Control zone, and half has not. “Minister Coveney has designated the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District area […]

Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

29 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the Justice Minister to address the Dáil to explain the manner in which the Magdalene Redress scheme is being administered. Deputy Ó Laoghaire made the call following the revelation that the Department of Justice is to […]

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

18 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has echoed the warning issued by the HSE regarding the drug U-47700, currently circulating in Cork City. The Drug has been linked to the death of a young man in the Southside this week. The Cork South Central TD said: “This drug […]