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27 September 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The decision of the Court of Appeal to allow large trawlers fish in Ireland’s inshore waters is deeply disappointing and hugely worrying, according to Social Democrats Fisheries Spokesperson – the West Cork TD – Holly Cairns. A Department of the Marine Policy Directive, which banned large trawlers over... Read More
25 September 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Commenting on this week’s launch of Sinn Féin’s ‘Waiting List Experience Survey,’, Thomas Gould TD said that urgent action is needed “in the face of a tsunami of delayed and missed care which is barrelling down on the health service.” Gould said that this is particularly needed in... Read More
24 September 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fair conditions for platform workers must be considered. This is according to Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune Many platform workers such as Deliveroo drivers in Ireland and across Europe are classed as ‘self-employed’ meaning they miss out on benefits as employees. MEP Clune said we must focus on... Read More
23 September 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Walking stick is expected to fetch £10,000 (€11,700 approx) at a Belfast auction – Irish state should purchase it says Fine Gael Cork Senator A walking stick belonging to Michael Collins and documents linked to the political leader must be acquired by the State given their historical significance, a... Read More
21 September 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D. (Cork South Central), has provided an update to his colleagues at Government this morning (Tuesday 21st September) regarding a process which is underway to appoint a new Ombudsman and Information Commissioner. This follows the decision of the current... Read More
21 September 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has welcomed the fact that the Government has agreed to enact a Bill which will clarify the law on how some property rights, such as rights of way, are validated and registered, providing certainty for landowners in County Cork. Senator Lombard said, “New... Read More
20 September 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the Government to urgently provide the early years sector with the investment it deserves, delivering accessible, affordable childcare for parents and securing properly paid careers for early years professionals. This follows reports that many childcare facilities in Cork face... Read More
19 September 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D paid a visit to St Matthews Church, Templebreedy, Crosshaven, Co Cork – better known as Templebreedy Church – to meet the volunteers of the Save Our Steeple’ project. The ‘Templebreedy Save Our Steeple’ project was set up by Volunteers after Ophelia in 2017... Read More
17 September 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Education, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (Cork South Central TD), has called on the Tánaiste to urgently act to provide paid leave for parents who must stay at home with a child who is self-isolating. Speaking in the Dáil during oral questions on Enterprise, Trade and... Read More