HOUSING CRISIS: Government inaction on vacant dwellings is inexcusable – says Cork TD

HOUSING CRISIS: Government inaction on vacant dwellings is inexcusable – says Cork TD

14 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has hit out at the Government for failing to put in place the necessary supports and infrastructure to help revitalise small towns and villages. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan made the comments following Fianna Fáil’s public meeting on housing held in […]

POLITICS: Cork County Cllr Padraig O’Sullivan to run in Cork East for Fianna Fail

POLITICS: Cork County Cllr Padraig O’Sullivan to run in Cork East for Fianna Fail

13 March 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil completes Cork East ticket The Fianna Fáil National Constituencies Committee has added Cllr Padraig O’Sullivan to the party ticket to contest the next General Election in Cork East along with sitting TD, Kevin O’Keeffe. A secondary school teacher with a passion for education, Padraig is an […]

HEALTH CRISIS CONTINUES: 714 patients are on trolleys in EDs across the country

HEALTH CRISIS CONTINUES: 714 patients are on trolleys in EDs across the country

13 March 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Record trolley figures are absolutely deplorable – says Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher (A Cork North Central TD) has described the latest INMO figures, which reveal that there are 714 people on trolleys this morning, as “absolutely deplorable”. The figures are the […]

CORK POLITICS: Fisheries negotiations must remain centre to EU Brexit talks – Murphy O’Mahony

CORK POLITICS: Fisheries negotiations must remain centre to EU Brexit talks – Murphy O’Mahony

12 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says it’s imperative that fisheries industry remains to the forefront of the Brexit negotiations. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony made the comment following the publication of the draft guidelines issued by the European Council last week. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “It’s […]

Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

27 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Fine Gael Party is delighted to announce that Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has joined the Party in Cork. Cllr. O’Shea has been an elected representative on Cork County Council since May 2009. He was subsequently re-elected to the local authority in May 2014 representing the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District. Speaking after the announcement Cllr. […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

20 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 49% of all young Cork people waiting for 1st assessment are on City’s Northside Cork North Central TD, Billy Kelleher has said that children on Cork’s Northside face significantly longer delays in accessing Occupational Therapy services than their peers across the rest of Cork and Kerry. Billy Kelleher […]

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

17 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Responding to reports that the new national development plan is to pledge to build three new elective only hospitals, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher says that the new hospitals must be for public patients only. “The Government is briefing that these new hospitals will be key to […]

Permanent TSB must urgently clarify mortgage loan sale – McGrath

Permanent TSB must urgently clarify mortgage loan sale – McGrath

14 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called on Permanent TSB to clarify, as a matter of urgency, the nature of the loans being sold as part of Project Glas. Deputy McGrath commented, “Permanent TSB issued a statement yesterday confirming that […]

FARMING: Concern for sheep farmers as scanning shows reduced number of ewes in lamb

FARMING: Concern for sheep farmers as scanning shows reduced number of ewes in lamb

3 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that he is worried that the number of lambs born in 2018 will drop putting further financial pressure on farmers and potentially increasing prices for consumers. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after a large number of local sheep farmers contacted him […]

Irish Economy is improving, but…

Irish Economy is improving, but…

30 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Govt must commit to meaningful Rainy Day Fund – says opposition TD The Carrigaline based Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has welcomed the Central Bank’s latest economic forecast for the economy but has warned there is no room for complacency on the economic front. Deputy […]