MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

8 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that while the installation of fencing along the proposed Macroom Bypass route is a positive development, unless the full funding is allocated in the soon to be announced Capital Development Plan, the project’s future is not secure. “I’ve seen comments […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

8 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 15th September deadline to apply Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on older people and those eligible for the Winter Fuel Allowance to consider applying for a lump sum payment instead of the normal weekly payment. At present, eligible recipients received €22.50 […]

HEALTH: System on the cusp of becoming a solely EMERGENCY service – warns Cork TD Billy Kelleher

HEALTH: System on the cusp of becoming a solely EMERGENCY service – warns Cork TD Billy Kelleher

8 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Rocketing Waiting Lists show that capacity is no longer there to deal with day to day issues – says TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that unless the Government urgently increases capacity in the health system, routine, non-acute procedures and diagnostics will no longer […]

PRIZE BONDS: Odds of winning reduced again – Cork TD wonders if bank lobbying is the reason

PRIZE BONDS: Odds of winning reduced again – Cork TD wonders if bank lobbying is the reason

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath (Cork South Central) has said that the decision of the NTMA to reduce again the prize pool available for Prize Bond owners and the number of chances of becoming a millionaire per year is short-sighted and disappointing. Deputy McGrath added: “The […]

COST OF BUSINESS: Businesses and local organisations may close if insurance premiums continue to rise – Moynihan

COST OF BUSINESS: Businesses and local organisations may close if insurance premiums continue to rise – Moynihan

29 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that businesses and other local organisations are being pressed to their pin of their collar by rocketing insurance premiums and that unless the Government speeds up its proposed changes, many will go to the wall and close. Deputy Moynihan was […]

POLITICS: Fianna Fáil to hold Selection Convention for Cork South West

POLITICS: Fianna Fáil to hold Selection Convention for Cork South West

26 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil members from Cork South West will meet tonight, Wednesday 26th July 2017, to select its candidate for the next General Election at the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway. Two candidates have been validly nominated by members and cumainn to contest the Selection Convention: Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD, Spokesperson on […]

BALLINCOLLIG: Permanent site for new Gaelscoil must be secured ASAP

BALLINCOLLIG: Permanent site for new Gaelscoil must be secured ASAP

25 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that it is imperative that a permanent location for the new primary school in Ballincollig be acquired as quickly as possible. “We must ensure that children do not stay in temporary accommodation for longer than is necessary,” stated Deputy […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Meets with author of MacKinnon (City boundary expansion) report

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Meets with author of MacKinnon (City boundary expansion) report

19 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following the publication of the Report of the Expert Advisory Group on June 9th, 2017 there has been much public discourse in relation to the report’s recommendations. This evening, the Chairman of the Group, Mr Jim MacKinnon met with the Elected Members and Executive of Cork City Council […]

CAR FINANCE: Personal Contract Plan’s to be studied by Ireland’s Consumer Protection and Competition Commission – Cork TD welcomes news

CAR FINANCE: Personal Contract Plan’s to be studied by Ireland’s Consumer Protection and Competition Commission – Cork TD welcomes news

17 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Carrigaline based Michael McGrath, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Consumer Protection and Competition Commission (CCPC) that it has commenced a study of the Personal Contract Plan (PCP) car finance market but has said the study needs to lead to better regulation of […]

POLITICS: Why is the Government delaying on M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway?

POLITICS: Why is the Government delaying on M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway?

12 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the upcoming Development Plan must include full funding for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway otherwise local communities in North Cork will feel that they have been ignored again by the Government. Deputy Moynihan was commenting in advance of […]