UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on UCC and all Irish Universities to implement a ‘No detriment policy’ in the context of the unprecedented disruption of the COVID 19. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said he supported a petition launched by UCC students, and that such a […]

Ireland’s media/news industry close to collapse due to decline of advertising revenue #COVID19

Ireland’s media/news industry close to collapse due to decline of advertising revenue #COVID19

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Independent Cork City Councillor Cllr. Ken O’ Flynn says that the government needs to engage with the media industry at local, regional and national level as it is at crisis point and many media companies may not survive this crisis unless something unique is done for it. “I am […]

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Outrage as AIB charges customers quarterly fees up to €100 during Covid-19 crisis AIB charging of quarterly fees disgraceful – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD “I have been contacted by many constituents who are furious, people who were desperately waiting for the COVID-19 Unemployment Payment to arrive today, and saw […]

Cancel the Junior Cert – says Fianna Fail TD

Cancel the Junior Cert – says Fianna Fail TD

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Junior Cert should be cancelled to alleviate pressure on families during the coronavirus crisis, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said, joining calls by Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne that all efforts be directed to ensuring the Leaving Cert goes ahead. Cancelling the junior cert will […]

Fuel allowance should be extended during #COVID19 pandemic – O’Sullivan

Fuel allowance should be extended during #COVID19 pandemic – O’Sullivan

30 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to extend the fuel allowance for the duration of the COVID19 pandemic. Deputy O’Sullivan said it was important that older people were comfortable in their homes as they […]

#COVID-19 – Healthcare staff don’t have enough PPE in Ireland

#COVID-19 – Healthcare staff don’t have enough PPE in Ireland

28 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that much more needs to be done to ensure the shortage of Private Protective Equipment with the HSE is resolved. He has also called on anyone with any Personnel Protective Equipment items to please donate them to […]

Free public transport for healthcare workers

Free public transport for healthcare workers

28 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie TD calls for free public transport for healthcare workers Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called on the government to allow free travel on public transport for all healthcare workers for the duration of this outbreak. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said: “Some States […]

Clarification required on SouthDoc lay offs – Sherlock

Clarification required on SouthDoc lay offs – Sherlock

27 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has said that a public clarification by the Board of South Doc Must be provided after temporary staff lay-offs were announced to staff yesterday (Thursday) “There was certainly an understanding that staff would be redeployed to other centres during this public health emergency. […]

Evacuation flight to bring Irish citizens home from Peru

Evacuation flight to bring Irish citizens home from Peru

27 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie O’Connor welcomes confirmation of evacuation flight for Irish stranded in Peru Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East James O’Connor has welcomed news from Irish officials that an evacuation flight has been organised to bring a number of Irish people home from Peru. Deputy O’Connor had been contacted by […]

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