Kelleher seeks clarity on calls for referendum on judicial payouts for compensation claims

Kelleher seeks clarity on calls for referendum on judicial payouts for compensation claims

11 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Personal Injuries Commission recommendations need to be fully implemented to lower the amount awarded for whiplash claims Fianna Fáil’s Business, Enterprise and Innovation Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher has said the Government must provide further clarity on its intentions to hold a referendum in an attempt to reduce the sums […]

When will the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway actually be built?

When will the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway actually be built?

31 October 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Michael McGrath has said that he is “disappointed that no indicative timeline for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway has been made public“. Deputy McGrath was commenting after securing an update from the Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the project. “This is […]

Moynihan welcomes €100,000 funding for enhancement of Charleville Town Park

Moynihan welcomes €100,000 funding for enhancement of Charleville Town Park

6 October 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan TD has welcomed the allocation to Charleville of €100,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for the enhancement of the town park. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after the Department of Rural and Community Development announced the latest round […]

Additional staff to be hired to deal with pensions review – Aindrias Moynihan

Additional staff to be hired to deal with pensions review – Aindrias Moynihan

1 October 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Payments expected to commence in Q1, 2019 Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan has secured confirmation from Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty that additional staff will be deployed to deal with the review of pensions which is due to get underway shortly. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after questioning […]

Moynihan secures confirmation of new roundabout at Ballymaquirke junction

Moynihan secures confirmation of new roundabout at Ballymaquirke junction

28 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD, Michael Moynihan is delighted that approval has been given to Cork County Council to carry out remedial works, including a new roundabout, in Ballymaquirke (south of Kanurk, or West of Mallow) at the junction of the R579 and N72 by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). Deputy […]

Cost of living increases cancelling out any uplift for households – says Cork TD

Cost of living increases cancelling out any uplift for households – says Cork TD

20 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Billy Kelleher (TD for Cork North Central) has said that Ireland’s competitiveness is under attack by rising energy costs. “With the latest CSO figures showing that rising energy costs are swallowing up last year’s tax cuts, it’s clear that working […]

What is delaying the new Macroom Garda Station?

What is delaying the new Macroom Garda Station?

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that his motion on Macroom Garda Station which was debated and passed at today’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is vitally important in ensuring that the station is built as soon as possible. Deputy Moynihan […]

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that a failure to plan for an aging population on the part of the government will result in a residential care time bomb in the future. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after a new report from […]

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

3 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A special meeting of Cork City Council will take place this evening where potential Presidential candidates can make presentations to councillors in a bid to seek the nomination of Cork City Council. The Special Meeting will take place at 7pm. This follows Cork City Council being contacted by […]

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has urged the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to engage with GPs over the introduction of new Illness Benefit forms. Doctors in West Cork are continuing to fill out the old MC1 and MC2 forms, which […]

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