Aftercare programmes ‘a vital part of a young people’s lives’ – Sandra McLellan TD

Aftercare programmes ‘a vital part of a young people’s lives’ – Sandra McLellan TD

27 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking this evening on the need for more adequate aftercare facilities for children, Sinn Féin Children’s Spokesperson and TD Sandra McLellan has said children leaving care are possibly some of the most vulnerable children in our state and that current services do not go far enough in protecting […]

Labour Party has questions to answer as one in three child at risk of poverty – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Labour Party has questions to answer as one in three child at risk of poverty – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has strongly criticised the Labour Party over its role in Government, as European statistics show higher than average child poverty rates in Ireland and 33.9% of children here at risk of poverty. Liadh Ní Riada said; “One in every three children in […]

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

26 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay has delivered the keynote address at an awareness morning for the Hands Up for Children campaign in Cork today. The campaign is a coalition of organisations from around the country, which is calling for preventative and early interventions for children and families to be […]

Cork Sinn Fein Cllr says ‘Nurses Strike Highlights Chaos in Health System’

Cork Sinn Fein Cllr says ‘Nurses Strike Highlights Chaos in Health System’

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féín General Election Candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that he decision by Nurses to take industrial action illustrates the total failure of the Government to get to grips with the crisis in the Health System He said; “Our Healthcare system is increasingly going from crisis […]

Cork MEP meets with Cork’s Honorary French Consul in wake of Paris Attacks

Cork MEP meets with Cork’s Honorary French Consul in wake of Paris Attacks

20 November 2015, Friday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada today met with Mrs. Patricia Mallon, Honorary Consul of France in Cork to express her solidarity and sympathies in the wake of the attacks in France. Above: File photo of Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada Following the meeting Ní Riada […]

Léiríonn Liadh Ní Riada FPE a comhghairdeas le Gaelscoil Mhuscraí ar thionscadal E-Nascadh

Léiríonn Liadh Ní Riada FPE a comhghairdeas le Gaelscoil Mhuscraí ar thionscadal E-Nascadh

20 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The headline as Gaeilge means Liadh Ní Riada MEP congratulates Gaelscoil Mhuscraí on E-Twinning project. Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada congratulated the children of Gaelscoil Mhuscraí in Blarney on the completion of the E-Twinning project. The Ireland South MEP was attending a special ceremony at the school, […]

Should there be a toll on Cork’s South Link road?

Should there be a toll on Cork’s South Link road?

20 Novemeber 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Loaghaire has hit out at proposals to put tolls on the South Link Road in Cork, saying that it would lead to “suburban chaos”. He was responding to reports in yesterdays Evening Echo, which indicated that tolls on the N40 […]

Thanks for the new school BUILDINGS, but we need more TEACHERS – says Sinn Fein

Thanks for the new school BUILDINGS, but we need more TEACHERS – says Sinn Fein

17 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking following the government announcement of a programme of capital investment in schools, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien (from Cork North Central) said the announcement was welcome, but the Government must ensure that these schools are adequately resourced in terms of teaching staff and that the […]

Sinn Féin votes against “regressive” Cork City Council Budget

Sinn Féin votes against “regressive” Cork City Council Budget

17 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin voted against the Cork City Council Budget for 2016 at a meeting of the local authority last night. Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Thomas Gould (pictured above), described the budget as “regressive”, He told TheCork.ie; “We could not vote for a Budget that fails to acknowledge […]

How to have speed limits reviewed in Co Cork?

How to have speed limits reviewed in Co Cork?

16 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie West Cork Sinn Fein Cllr Paul Hayes is calling on the public to contact the Council to highlight roads they feel need their speed limit reviewed. Road safety and in particular the dangers of speeding drivers are a constant concern for road users. Many of the accidents on […]

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