State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that a failure to plan for an aging population on the part of the government will result in a residential care time bomb in the future. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after a new report from […]

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

3 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A special meeting of Cork City Council will take place this evening where potential Presidential candidates can make presentations to councillors in a bid to seek the nomination of Cork City Council. The Special Meeting will take place at 7pm. This follows Cork City Council being contacted by […]

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has urged the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to engage with GPs over the introduction of new Illness Benefit forms. Doctors in West Cork are continuing to fill out the old MC1 and MC2 forms, which […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Worrying spike in gynaecological waiting lists at CUMH – says Cork TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Worrying spike in gynaecological waiting lists at CUMH – says Cork TD

23 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that he is concerned at the recent upsurge in the number of women waiting for gynaecological procedures at CUMH. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after the publication of the July 2018 waiting list data by the National Treatment […]

CORK DIPLOMACY: Chinese Nationals visit Cork County Hall

CORK DIPLOMACY: Chinese Nationals visit Cork County Hall

22 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy today officially welcomed three bright young students from Jiangsu Province, China to Cork County Hall. The three high school students from Nanjing the capital city of Jiangsu province are this year’s recipients of the Shamrock Cup, an annual English language competition prize […]

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

20 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Relief also applies to Student Contribution Charge for 2nd & subsequent children in same year Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath […]

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

15 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 1339 awaiting assessment with 1944 waiting for treatment Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath has said that the dental health of thousands of Cork children is being put at risk by “scandalous waiting lists” for assessment and treatment. Deputy McGrath was commenting after receiving an update from the […]

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

26 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD. Deputy McGrath was speaking having received figures from the Ministers for Finance and Education […]

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

16 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaoie@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said the Government would be better off implementing existing new plans on town and village renewal rather than launching yet another scheme. Deputy Moynihan was speaking after raising the failure of the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme amid yet more […]