Cancel the Junior Cert – says Fianna Fail TD

Cancel the Junior Cert – says Fianna Fail TD

30 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Junior Cert should be cancelled to alleviate pressure on families during the coronavirus crisis, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said, joining calls by Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne that all efforts be directed to ensuring the Leaving Cert goes ahead. Cancelling the junior cert will […]

Fuel allowance should be extended during #COVID19 pandemic – O’Sullivan

Fuel allowance should be extended during #COVID19 pandemic – O’Sullivan

30 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to extend the fuel allowance for the duration of the COVID19 pandemic. Deputy O’Sullivan said it was important that older people were comfortable in their homes as they […]

Evacuation flight to bring Irish citizens home from Peru

Evacuation flight to bring Irish citizens home from Peru

27 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie O’Connor welcomes confirmation of evacuation flight for Irish stranded in Peru Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East James O’Connor has welcomed news from Irish officials that an evacuation flight has been organised to bring a number of Irish people home from Peru. Deputy O’Connor had been contacted by […]

Should COVID-19 testing be performed at home?

Should COVID-19 testing be performed at home?

27 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Callout service needed for vulnerable and elderly people struggling to find transport to coronavirus test centres, says Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan Vulnerable and elderly people who cannot get to coronavirus test centres should have the test brought to them by paramedics, Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said on Friday. As coronavirus […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Air ambulance funding must be secured to continue essential service

HEALTH POLITICS: Air ambulance funding must be secured to continue essential service

27 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says funding must be found to ensure that the essential air ambulance service which operates in the region can be maintained. He was responding to the news that the community funded service, which launched eight months ago, will be […]

#COVID19: Creche and Early Education sector is collapsing due to loss of income

#COVID19: Creche and Early Education sector is collapsing due to loss of income

27 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government must immediately revisit emergency laws designed to help the early childhood industry, as countless preschool, Montessori and creche owners express fears they will not be able to reopen when Ireland emerges from the coronavirus crisis. The government announced a raft of measures it said will help […]

COVID-19: Insurance companies have sunk to an “all new low” says TD

COVID-19: Insurance companies have sunk to an “all new low” says TD

27 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Finance Minister must take a harder line on insurance companies “trying to weasel out of crisis payouts”, says Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan is urging the government to take a harder line on insurance companies following reports some are trying to weasel out […]

Lord Mayor pays goodwill visit to Fire Station and COVID-19 testing centre

Lord Mayor pays goodwill visit to Fire Station and COVID-19 testing centre

26 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork City, Cllr John Sheehan – who also happens to be a practising GP – today visited the Cork City Council Customer Service Unit, Fire Brigade, Family hub, and the COVID-19 testing centre at St Mary’s Orthopaedic Campus. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2594235460833617&id=1396709493919559?sfnsn=mo One of the roles of […]

#COVID-19 What happens if your Medical Card expires during crisis?

26 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Expiry dates on medical cards should automatically be extended until September to help ease the stress on people during the Coronavirus crisis, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said. “I’ll be writing to the government asking if they will let the medical card unit push out renewal and […]

Why isn’t “social distancing” working in Cork?

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan is urging all people to become “obsessive” about social distancing after he was inundated with messages describing scenes of large gatherings on beaches and parks right across West Cork over the weekend. He said it is vital people stick to social distancing […]

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