Fianna Fáil confirms addition of candidates in European Elections

Fianna Fáil confirms addition of candidates in European Elections

22 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Fianna Fáil National Constituencies Committee has met and confirmed the addition of candidates in the upcoming European Elections. Billy Kelleher TD has been added to the ticket in Ireland South and Anne Rabbitte TD has been added in Midlands-North-West. Both Deputies will now contest the forthcoming European […]

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

18 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Three major firms made combined profits of almost €200m last year Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says insurance customers will be extremely frustrated to learn that three of the country’s main insurance companies made a combined profit of almost €200m in 2018. The […]

POLITICS: High insurance costs putting businesses at risk says confidence and supply Cork TD

POLITICS: High insurance costs putting businesses at risk says confidence and supply Cork TD

10 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Small and medium-sized companies squeezed by rising insurance premia Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) is warning that businesses are facing closure because they can no longer afford significantly increased insurance premiums. “Small businesses, farmers, marts and community organisations […]

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

27 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Only 13 testers for Cork, Mallow, Skibbereen and Killarney Almost 11,000 people waiting for tests in those locations Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Transport Minister intervene to reduce the amount of time that people are waiting for a driving test. […]

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard […]

More than 3,000 children waiting for OT assessments across Cork & Kerry – Michael Moynihan

More than 3,000 children waiting for OT assessments across Cork & Kerry – Michael Moynihan

21 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says a concerted effort must be made by the government and the HSE to reduce waiting lists for initial Occupational Therapy assessments. The latest figures from the HSE reveal that there are 3,153 children waiting of an occupational therapy […]

West Cork overlooked in latest Government funding project?

West Cork overlooked in latest Government funding project?

19 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Not one project approved for Rural Regeneration & Development Fund Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has accused the Minister for Rural & Community Development of leaving communities in West Cork behind after failing to allocate any money to projects in the West Cork […]

Minister must clarify situation with SNAs

Minister must clarify situation with SNAs

17 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says changes to SNA allocation is leaving schools and children behind. Parents of pupils at two Cork schools protested outside the headquarters of the National Council for Special Education over cuts to SNA numbers earlier this week. Deputy […]

Cork patients continue to wait for orthopaedic procedures – Aindrias Moynihan

Cork patients continue to wait for orthopaedic procedures – Aindrias Moynihan

16 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says the Minister for Health and the HSE need to put a greater effort into reducing orthopaedic waiting lists in Cork. Despite a fall in the national figures, the numbers in Cork waiting for orthopaedic treatment have increased in […]

BREXIT: is affecting Cork beef farmers

BREXIT: is affecting Cork beef farmers

12 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Agriculture Minister to outline the measures he plans on taking to alleviate the pressure on beef farmers. Suckler farmers have seen prices plummet over the past year, and with the threat of a no-deal Brexit […]

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