Restrictions to access elements of GLAS scheme need to be eased – Murphy O’Mahony

Restrictions to access elements of GLAS scheme need to be eased – Murphy O’Mahony

29 April 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Magraret Murphy O’Mahony says farmers in her constituency will be disproportionately affected in trying to access the Low Input Permanent Pasture (LIPP) measure within the GLAS scheme, due to the presence of heather on their land. “The GLAS programme is a […]

Mental Health funding shortfall comes as no surprise – Kelleher

Mental Health funding shortfall comes as no surprise – Kelleher

21 April 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Ring-fenced” money has been diverted over the past number of years Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the confirmation that the €35m allocation for mental health in 2016 will be spent in other areas of the health service comes as no surprise. Deputy Kelleher explained to […]

How does Cork City compare to Silicon Valley?

How does Cork City compare to Silicon Valley?

21 April 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn has submitted a motion for discussion at a meeting of Cork City’s elected Councillors. That Cork City Council would carry out (A) Digital Audit of the city that identifies where digital innovation is taking place across all sectors of the city, (B) opportunities […]

Cork TD Micheál Martin makes speech in Dail on Brexit

Cork TD Micheál Martin makes speech in Dail on Brexit

21 April 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie What are Cork’s TD’s doing ‘up in the Dail’ this week? Micheál Martin wears many hats. Here at TheCork.ie we love all things Cork so we refer to him as “Cork South Central TD Micheál Martin” but elsewhere he is “Fianna Fail Leader Micheál Martin”. Whatever prefix he […]

Turnaround times for unoccupied housing units must be improved – Murphy O’Mahony

Turnaround times for unoccupied housing units must be improved – Murphy O’Mahony

19 April 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has today called for councils to speed up the turnaround times for social housing units, following a report showing that showed the turnaround time in Cork County is 66 weeks – the highest in the state. “It […]

Cork Civic Trust want to purchase “Westview House” on Patrick’s Hill

Cork Civic Trust want to purchase “Westview House” on Patrick’s Hill

31 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Northside Fiànna Fàil Councillor Kenneth O’Flynn has welcomed the news that Cork Civic Trust will be placing a proposal before Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald offering to purchase the property known as Westview House on St Patrick’s Hill, the house that recently made headlines after the announcement of […]

Plight of west Cork’s variable rate mortgage holders will not be forgotten by FF – Murphy O’Mahony

Plight of west Cork’s variable rate mortgage holders will not be forgotten by FF – Murphy O’Mahony

21 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South-West Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said the party is not forgetting the plight of standard variable rate mortgage holders trapped on high interest rates and stuck in a vicious cycle because of negative equity and inaction from banks. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said: “Many families […]

Introduction of Milk Supply Measures at EU level could seriously impact Cork farmers

Introduction of Milk Supply Measures at EU level could seriously impact Cork farmers

15 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South-West Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said milk supply controls from Europe have the potential to seriously impact on farmers in west Cork. France has been pushing heavily for the European Commission to introduce such supply management measures to deal with current dairy price volatility. […]

Supporting SME’s and the self-employed a key priority – Murphy O’Mahony

Supporting SME’s and the self-employed a key priority – Murphy O’Mahony

15 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The new Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said supporting the self-employed and small to medium sized businesses will be one of her top priorities in the months ahead. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony pointed out that Fianna Fáil has a detailed jobs plan which aims […]

Death confirmed of Cork County Councillor ‘Danjoe Fitzgerald’ from Mallow

Death confirmed of Cork County Councillor ‘Danjoe Fitzgerald’ from Mallow

9 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County Council confirmed in a statement this morning heard that one of its longest serving elected members this evening, Cllr. Danjoe Fitzgerald (FF) had passed away. The Council has expressed its deepest sympathies to Cllr. Fitzgerald’s wife Mary, his four children, grandchildren, his brother Liam (employee of […]

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