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 […]

HOMELESS CRISIS: Children presenting to Garda stations ‘shameful’ – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

HOMELESS CRISIS: Children presenting to Garda stations ‘shameful’ – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

25 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has expressed his concern and dismay as it emerged this morning that 12 homeless families were told to present to Garda stations as no emergency beds were available. The Cork South-Central TD said: “Emergency accommodation is […]

EDUCATION: Some Cork Secondary Schools are overcrowded – warns Sinn Fein TD who wants Department of Education to act

EDUCATION: Some Cork Secondary Schools are overcrowded – warns Sinn Fein TD who wants Department of Education to act

24 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has criticised the Minister for Education for the failures of the Department of Education in delivering long promised Permanent, and Temporary Accomodation, for 2 Cork Schools Deputy Ó Laoghaire was speaking during the course of a Topical issue debate, with the Minister […]

FROM THE ASHES: EU Solidarity Fund could support gorse fire recovery – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

FROM THE ASHES: EU Solidarity Fund could support gorse fire recovery – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

13 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately investigate the possibility of applying for funding through the EU Solidarity Fund to support those affected by a recent spate of Gorse fires across the country. Ireland has experienced a prolonged dry spell of weather […]

POLITICS: Cork Sinn Fein TD wants Garda Commissioner to resign

POLITICS: Cork Sinn Fein TD wants Garda Commissioner to resign

7 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has said that the government must act to remove Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan should she refuse to resign. Speaking as further pressure arrived for the commissioner today after it emerged that a senior civil servant in charge of verifying crime […]