Cork MEP warns banks not to use COVID-19 crisis to keep interest rates high

Cork MEP warns banks not to use COVID-19 crisis to keep interest rates high

22 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish MEP Billy Kelleher (based in Cork North Central) has warned Irish banks not to use the Covid19 crisis to keep mortgage interest rates “artificially high” in order to maintain their profit margins. The Fianna Fail politician, a member of the powerful Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of […]

Cork Fianna Fail MEP refers to “Illegal Israeli actions”

Cork Fianna Fail MEP refers to “Illegal Israeli actions”

18 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Strong words from Irish MEP who is critical of Israel’s activities which he calls “blatantly illegal” Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has called on the new Israeli Government to desist from any attempts to annex more land or extend their sovereignty “to their already illegal settlements” (his words) […]

The EU Parliament has done its job: it is now up to EU27 and Commission to do theirs – says Cork MEP

The EU Parliament has done its job: it is now up to EU27 and Commission to do theirs – says Cork MEP

15 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Major €2 trillion stimulus package passed by parliament with strong cross party consensus “The European Parliament has laid down a bold marker for national governments and the EU Commission in that it expects a robust, radical and transformative recovery plan to respond to the Covid 19 pandemic,” said […]

What’s happening with the COVID-19 unemployment payment? asks @padraigosul

What’s happening with the COVID-19 unemployment payment? asks @padraigosul

14 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth byyan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan is calling on the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection to outline a timeline for the payment of arrears for the COVID-19 pandemic unemployment payment. Deputy O’Sullivan says he has been contacted by a number of people who […]

COVID-19 presents opportunities for Mallow General Hospital

COVID-19 presents opportunities for Mallow General Hospital

14 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says the COVID-19 crisis has emphasised the importance of Mallow General Hospital to communities across north Cork and south Limerick and he wants to see the future of the hospital secured. Deputy Moynihan explained, “Mallow General is an excellent […]

Charleville Schools join the community effort against COVID19

Charleville Schools join the community effort against COVID19

8 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Ian Doyle recently met with students of St. Mary’s Secondary School and staff of CBS in Charleville, both of whom have developed innovative initiatives to help protect their communities against Covid 19. Mayor Doyle visited St. Mary’s Secondary School in Charleville […]

Airlines and Government need to “play fair” with airline passengers – says MEP

Airlines and Government need to “play fair” with airline passengers – says MEP

30 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “European airlines need to stop messing their customers about and start paying out refunds when requested by their passengers,” said Cork based Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher. The Renew Europe MEP was commenting following a public outcry on the manner in which airlines are treating their customers and […]

Some surgeries and treatments postponed indefinitely due to COVID19

Some surgeries and treatments postponed indefinitely due to COVID19

30 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some surgeries and treatments postponed indefinitely Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the government to work to find solutions so that non-COVID patients can access essential treatments. At the outset of the restrictions, the majority of outpatient appointments and elective surgeries were […]

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