FISHING: Cork MEP calls for Supertrawler ban

FISHING: Cork MEP calls for Supertrawler ban

19 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has reiterated her call for the Irish Government to ban supertrawlers in Irish waters. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the Fisheries Committee in Brussels, was speaking after a Public Hearing in the European Parliament entitled Supertrawlers: Destructive […]

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Labour party spokesperson on Justice, Sean Sherlock TD has called on the Ministers for Justice and Communications respectively to take action on the huge number of fraudulent calls that are plaguing people across Ireland. Deputy Sherlock said: “Four weeks ago I raised with the Minister for […]

Charleville must have functioning credit union to support community – says local Fianna Fail TD

Charleville must have functioning credit union to support community – says local Fianna Fail TD

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local TD raises issues in Dáil during special debate Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that the primary objective must be to have a sustainable, functioning credit union operating in Charleville as quickly as possible. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after raising the recent […]

WEST CORK: “…Respite facilities will recommence at Bandon Community Hospital within 4 to 6 weeks” – says Minister of State Jim Daly TD

WEST CORK: “…Respite facilities will recommence at Bandon Community Hospital within 4 to 6 weeks” – says Minister of State Jim Daly TD

18 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael T.D. and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, visited Bandon Community Hospital last Friday, – October 13th – to see first hand the new facilities at the hospital. Minister Daly met with Hospital Management and Senior Managers from the […]

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: to benefit from national I.T. building programme

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: to benefit from national I.T. building programme

18 Ocotber 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 11 new Higher Education buildings to provide over 8,000 new student places The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., have announced €200 million in investment in Institutes of Technology around the country. This announcement […]

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that those persons awaiting a Housing Assistance Payment assessment should receive either rent allowance or a Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment to help defray the costs of their rent. Deputy O’Keeffe wrote to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection requesting […]

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The extension was finished in August 2017, and it was expected that it would be opened for patients in early September Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised the delays in officially opening the new extension at Bandon Community Hospital with the Minister for Health, Simon […]

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

MOTORING: Cork Senator wants to see more Electric Cars on Irish roads – Tim Lombard

17 October 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed Budget 2018’s €17 million fund aimed at incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicles and the roll-out of the renewable heat incentive. “As a member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment I was delighted […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

CORK HOMELESSNESS: Workers’ Party to hold vigil on St Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness

CORK HOMELESSNESS: Workers’ Party to hold vigil on St Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness

15 October 2017, Sunday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party is to hold a vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s this evening to highlight the growing level of homelessness both locally and nationally and in protest at what the party called the government’s’ “snail’s pace” housing programme Workers’ Party activist and event organiser, Karen Collins, […]

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