Shocking insurance premium increases are damning indictment of Govt failure to tackle costs – Martin

Shocking insurance premium increases are damning indictment of Govt failure to tackle costs – Martin

18 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Remarks by Cork-based Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin on rising insurance costs during Leaders’ Questions The Central Bank’s report on private motor insurance reveals a shocking story of continuous rip-off of the people of Ireland, in particular young people, by the insurance industry. It is also a damning […]

Talks on new pharmacists’ contract must begin in earnest – Murphy O’Mahony

Talks on new pharmacists’ contract must begin in earnest – Murphy O’Mahony

7 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie HSE withdraws proposals for cuts Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says the HSE and Minister for Health must engage fully with community pharmacists to agree a new contract in the new year. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony has welcomed the fact that cuts to pharmacists’ […]

#WildAtlanticWay – 50th Anniversary of Ireland’s only cable Car celebrated – Dursey Island

#WildAtlanticWay – 50th Anniversary of Ireland’s only cable Car celebrated – Dursey Island

2 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has marked the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s only cable car during a meeting of the West Cork Municipal District held at Lehanmore Community Centre and a visit to Dursey Island. A key point along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Dursey Island cable car is located […]

HEALTH POLTICS: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesperson says “More than 4,000 children waiting for an assessment”

HEALTH POLTICS: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesperson says “More than 4,000 children waiting for an assessment”

29 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Overdue Assessment of Need appointments rise by almost 15% in six months – says Cork TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Cork based Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD says the increase in the number of overdue assessment of need appointments is major cause for concern for parents and […]

Policy needed on bank handling of mortgages in relationship breakdown – McGrath

Policy needed on bank handling of mortgages in relationship breakdown – McGrath

29 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has called on the banking industry to put in place an industry-wide policy on how to address the issues that arise for mortgage customers who have experienced relationship breakdown. Deputy McGrath commented, “The breakdown of a relationship, including marital separation, […]

Moynihan raises safety concerns about N22 junctions

Moynihan raises safety concerns about N22 junctions

27 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie New measures needed to cope with increasing traffic volumes Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Transport Minister to examine new measures to make the N22 between Macroom and Ballincollig safer. This issue has been raised numerous times with National Transport Authority […]

Cork City will host ‘European Maritime Day (EMD)’ on 14 & 15 May 2020

Cork City will host ‘European Maritime Day (EMD)’ on 14 & 15 May 2020

22 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is delighted to confirm Cork City will host European Maritime Day (EMD) on May 14 and 15 next year. This is the first time that Ireland has been selected by the Council of the European Union to hold this flagship two-day conference which has become one of […]

IRELAND’S INSURANCE CRISIS: What is the Government doing?

IRELAND’S INSURANCE CRISIS: What is the Government doing?

16 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Donohoe’s hands-off approach to insurance crisis exposed – McGrath Information revealed to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has revealed that the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has not had a single meeting with the insurance industry in the past two and a half years on […]

TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK TO IMPROVE? Cork County Council tendering for Little Island transport design works

TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK TO IMPROVE? Cork County Council tendering for Little Island transport design works

15 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local Fianna Fáil councillor, Pádraig O’Sullivan has confirmed that progress is soon to be made on addressing traffic and transport issues in Little Island. Cllr. O’Sullivan was commenting as Cork County Council advertised a call for tenders for design works under the Little Island Traffic and Transportation Study. […]

Latest EPA report underscores need for investment in water infrastructure – O’Connor

Latest EPA report underscores need for investment in water infrastructure – O’Connor

14 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Cork East Cllr. James O’Connor says Irish Water must urgently ramp up the roll out of infrastructure projects to ensure that we have a safe, secure water supply. He made the call following the publication of the latest EPA waste water treatment […]