Housing completion stats must be independently verified – McGrath

Housing completion stats must be independently verified – McGrath

25 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 2016 new homes built: 2,076 units or 14,932? Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said it is time for the statistics on the completion of new housing units to be independently verified in order that policy making can be based on accurate and reliable data. Deputy McGrath […]

Early Years Intervention motion – from a Cork branch – passed at Labour conference

Early Years Intervention motion – from a Cork branch – passed at Labour conference

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Blackrock/Mahon Labour Party branch were successful in a motion to the Labour Party conference in Wexford last weekend on the provision of ringfenced funding for Early Years Intervention. “Thousands of families live with the lack of assessment and intervention for their children far beyond legislation allows because […]

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Staff shortage crisis needs to be rectified by the HSE Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that Minister Harris needs to come up a detailed, realistic plan to recruit the staff the Irish health service needs to function at full capacity. Deputy Kelleher was commenting […]

Cork TD Billy Kelleher calls for FULL publication of National Maternity Hospital ‘deal’

Cork TD Billy Kelleher calls for FULL publication of National Maternity Hospital ‘deal’

22 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD has called on Minister Simon Harris to publish the deal reached between the National Maternity Hospital and the Sisters of Charity regarding the provision of the new maternity hospital. Deputy Kelleher said, “The ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital […]

Ní Riada hails €1bn docklands regeneration project

Ní Riada hails €1bn docklands regeneration project

21 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie  Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has hailed the recently announced €1bn landmark development of Cork’s docklands as ‘long overdue and exciting’.  “There has been practically no substantial development in Cork for the last 10 years,” the Ireland South MEP said.  “The Cork docklands were the hub of […]

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

21 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada (Sinn Fein) has said the state must rethink its approach to the role of religious orders in running health and education institutions. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after it was revealed that the government has gifted a €300 million state-funded National Maternity […]

WEST CORK: TD concerned for cyclists’ safety

WEST CORK: TD concerned for cyclists’ safety

21 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West, Fine Gael, Dáil Deputy Jim Daly has been making representations to Cork County Council, District Supervisor, Edmond Coleman with regard to road safety issues in Kinsale. Deputy Daly has heard numerous concerns from his constituents regarding road safety in the town, particularly from cyclists. The […]

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