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Archives / November 2012
Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning said that last night’s meeting of Cork City Council had been “shut down” in an “extraordinary fashion” by Fine Gael Lord Mayor John Buttimer with the result that four motions on the abortion question had not been debated and posed the question as to whether Cllr Buttimer had... Read More
Families and friends of people lost through suicide throughout the country came together yesterday (Sunday) at a series of Christmas Celebrations of Light organised by national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console. The ceremonies of song, music, poetry and reflection took place in Cork, Limerick, Wexford and Galway and included the lighting of candles and... Read More
Speaking after this week’s establishment of a National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at third level, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien, TD, said Irish Universities face serious challenges in the months and years ahead. Deputy O’Brien, who on Thursday attended a protest organised by University Students Ireland (USI) outside the Marlborough... Read More
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, yesterday (Thursday) said he fully supports the decision taken to proceed with the HSE inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway. “The selection of the members of the investigation team has been given careful and considered analysis to... Read More
Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy and Chair of the Party’s LGBT Group, Jerry Buttimer, has yesterday (Thursday) said he is delighted to accept a position on the Constitutional Convention as part of the Fine Gael delegation and he is honoured to play his part in this new forum that will contribute significantly to the... Read More