Cork City Council elects Ballincollig-based Cllr Colm Kelleher as 2021-2022 Lord Mayor of Cork

Cork City Council elects Ballincollig-based Cllr Colm Kelleher as 2021-2022 Lord Mayor of Cork

19 June 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The new Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher (Fianna Fail) was elected last evening at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cork City Council The Ballincollig-based Fianna Fáil councillor was elected 21 votes to 7 Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s AGM took place at Coláiste Choilm […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Ireland needs rapid antigen COVID testing

HEALTH POLITICS: Ireland needs rapid antigen COVID testing

16 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie “The Government must stop prevaricating and urgently roll out rapid antigen testing as part of its overall response to the Covid 19 pandemic,” said Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher, who is based in Cork North Central. Kelleher was commenting following the publication of a HSE study produced by […]

Offical opening of JCD Group’s Penrose Dock Grade-A Office building in Cork City

Offical opening of JCD Group’s Penrose Dock Grade-A Office building in Cork City

8 June 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie New Grade-A office building opened in Cork City The Taoiseach has attended the official opening of ‘Penrose One’ and ‘Penrose Two’ at the 250,000 sq ft ‘Penrose Dock‘, Cork City. Penrose Dock is adjacent to Kent Railway Station, and just minutes’ walk from the City Centre. The building […]

We heard about the DRIVING Test #WaitingList last week, but did you know there’s also a backlog for the THEORY Test?

We heard about the DRIVING Test #WaitingList last week, but did you know there’s also a backlog for the THEORY Test?

24 May 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Moynihan calls for greater urgency in clearing Driver Theory Test backlog Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has called for greater urgency in ensuring people awaiting their Driver Theory Test are prioritised so they can start their driving lessons without further delay, including the rolling […]

Micheál Martin to be replaced as Leader of Fianna Fáil by end of 2021?

Micheál Martin to be replaced as Leader of Fianna Fáil by end of 2021?

23 May 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Support for Taoiseach Micheál Martin is on the rise according to a new opinion poll, but the betting says something different as his odds on being replaced by the end of the year are going in the opposite direction. The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll saw Micheál Martin’s […]

€100,000 in additional funding for Cork Life Centre

€100,000 in additional funding for Cork Life Centre

6 May 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Pádraig O’Sullivan has welcomed the announcement of an additional €100,000 in funding for the Cork Life Centre. This funding is in addition to the €77,500 which comes from the Department of Education annually. Deputy Pádraig O’Sullivan commented, “This is great news […]

State should cover cost of hotel quarantining for returning Erasmus students

State should cover cost of hotel quarantining for returning Erasmus students

10 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher has said that the state should cover the mandatory hotel quarantine costs of Erasmus students returning to Ireland. Kelleher was commenting after receiving representations from his party’s youth organisation, Ógra Fianna Fáil, requesting support for students on official Erasmus programmes. “If the medical […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital

9 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mallow based Labour Party TD Seán Sherlock has called on the HSE and the Fianna Fáil Minister for Health to reverse the decision to close the Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital for one month. “I’ve learned today that the HSE is now intent on closing the […]

SUSI Student grant ‘income bands’ need to be adjusted – says TD

SUSI Student grant ‘income bands’ need to be adjusted – says TD

12 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan is calling for urgency in progressing much needed changes in the Student Grant Scheme – or SUSI grant – especially around the income bands as they currently stand. Deputy Moynihan commented, “Minister Harris announced the start of a public […]

New visiting guidelines for nursing homes

New visiting guidelines for nursing homes

12 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, on the approval of new guidance on visitations to long term residential care facilities. Welcoming the new guidance, Deputy Moynihan said: “The new visiting guidance […]

@UlsterBank announcement is major setback but #DontPanic – says Carrigaline TD

@UlsterBank announcement is major setback but #DontPanic – says Carrigaline TD

19 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and TD for Cork South Central (based in Carrigaline), has said today’s announcement that Ulster Bank is to withdraw from the Irish market is a serious blow for the staff, customers, and competition in the wider banking sector. Minister […]

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