Credit Unions can offer much needed competition in mortgage market says McGrath

Credit Unions can offer much needed competition in mortgage market says McGrath

23 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (Cork South Central TD, based in Carrigaline) has said that Credit Unions have the potential to offer badly needed competition in the mortgage market but that rules on lending restrictions will have to change to allow this to happen. Deputy McGrath […]

Question mark over future of the Cork to Tralee (No 40) bus route

Question mark over future of the Cork to Tralee (No 40) bus route

17 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Transport and Sport, Shane Ross has said that no reductions are planned, at present, for the No. 40 bus service running from Cork City to Tralee, via Baile Bhuirne. Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan secured that response from the Minister after raising his concerns.Deputy Moynihan […]

Why has the Cork City Event Centre not progressed?

Why has the Cork City Event Centre not progressed?

15 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Were the people of Cork duped by a photo stunt for Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Simon Coveney TD?” asks Cllr. Kenneth O’Flynn. One year on and the Cork City Event Centre has not progressed Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn states “If BAM Heineken cannot get their act together perhaps it’s […]

Construction of Dunkettle Road Upgrade to begin by 2019

Construction of Dunkettle Road Upgrade to begin by 2019

10 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is quietly confident that full construction of the Dunkettle Upgrade will begin in 2019 following a reply he received from Transport Infrastructure Ireland. In a reply he received from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), he was informed […]

Harris’ failure to tackle overcrowding putting lives at risk – Kelleher

Harris’ failure to tackle overcrowding putting lives at risk – Kelleher

3 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher (elected as a TD in Cork North Central) has said that Minister Harris has failed miserably in his commitment to address the chronic overcrowding in our country’s Emergency Departments. Deputy Kelleher was commenting following reports from the INMO that there were […]

Time for Cork FG TDs to deliver for Tillage Farmers – Murphy O’Mahony

Time for Cork FG TDs to deliver for Tillage Farmers – Murphy O’Mahony

3 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that Cork farming families are fed up of Government TDs talking the talk when it comes to tillage farmers rather than delivering a fair compensation package. “2016 was one of the worst weeks for tillage farmers in Ireland. Historically […]

If you don’t use Gift Vouchers they will expire!

If you don’t use Gift Vouchers they will expire!

21 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has reminded Irish consumers in the run up to Christmas and the imminent retail ‘Sales’ promotions, to make themselves aware of the terms and conditions of purchasing and using gift vouchers. “Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year […]

Halligan fails to deal with School Transport problems – Aindrias Moynihan

Halligan fails to deal with School Transport problems – Aindrias Moynihan

15 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that families across Cork will be furious with the Government after it was announced that they are proposing to make no changes to the School Transport Scheme. “Last August, I raised the issue of pupils in the Coachford area whose […]

Roads should be resurfaced at least every 20 years – says Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

Roads should be resurfaced at least every 20 years – says Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

13 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that without significant investment in the rural roads network, more and more claims will be made for compensation arising out of accidents caused by the poor state of the roads. Deputy Moynihan was commenting following reports from Cork County Council […]

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