POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD, Micheál Martin has welcomed the “ditching” of the proposed merger of Cork City and County Councils by the Government. “For nearly two years, I have been warning that this proposal would be bad for Cork, and bad for the entire South West region. “Common […]

COUNTY CORK FLOODS: Slow progress on ‘Baile Bhuirne – Ballymakeera’ Flood Relief Works

COUNTY CORK FLOODS: Slow progress on ‘Baile Bhuirne – Ballymakeera’ Flood Relief Works

3 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Contracts to be signed on Freshwater Pear Mussel Investigations this month  Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that although he expects progress on the promised flood relief works in Baile Bhuirne and Ballymakeera later this summer; the process has been painfully slow. Deputy Moynihan made the […]

AGRICULTURE: Fair deal scheme isn’t working for farmers – warns opposition Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

AGRICULTURE: Fair deal scheme isn’t working for farmers – warns opposition Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

2 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Government must fulfil commitments to change scheme Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan says the Government must honour its commitment to review the impact of the Fair Deal Scheme on farmers and family businesses such as shops or rural pubs. Deputy Moynihan made the comments as the Dáil debated […]

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

29 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said the Sisters of Charity have taken the right decision to remove themselves from the operation of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group, and the new National Maternity Hospital. “This decision, I believe, is in the best interests of both the […]

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

25 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that the paltry €1 million allocation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to engage in preliminary works on the promised M20 motorway project is an insult to the people of Cork and Limerick. “Sanctioning €1million is an attempt by Minister […]

CONDOLENCES: Fianna Fail Leader Cork TD Micheál Martin expresses sorrow on Manchester Attack

CONDOLENCES: Fianna Fail Leader Cork TD Micheál Martin expresses sorrow on Manchester Attack

23 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD (Cork South Central) has this morning expressed his deepest sorrow and sympathies to the loved ones of those who lost their lives, and those who were injured, in last night’s heinous attack in Manchester. “To attack a group of young people in […]

WEST CORK: Minister for Transport should give greater subsidies to Bantry Harbour – says local Fianna Fail TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

WEST CORK: Minister for Transport should give greater subsidies to Bantry Harbour – says local Fianna Fail TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

21 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Relaxation of State Aid rules an opportunity for Bantry Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on the Minister for Transport to explore the opportunity of future state-aid subsidies to Bantry Harbour to potentially fund future developments in light of recent changes to EU state aid […]

NORTH CORK: Insurance premiums are still rising; time for stronger action – says Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

NORTH CORK: Insurance premiums are still rising; time for stronger action – says Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

18 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail Motion calls on Govt to urgently implement action points set out in the Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that a spotlight needs to continue to be shone on the scandal of rising motor insurance costs, and […]

POLITICS: Cork TD Simon Coveney is NOT the bookmakers favourite to be Taoiseach

POLITICS: Cork TD Simon Coveney is NOT the bookmakers favourite to be Taoiseach

17 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following the news that Enda Kenny will retire as Fine Gael leader effective from midnight tonight, BoyleSports can report that Leo Varadkar is the firm 2/5 favourite to succeed him as party leader. Cork TD Simon Coveney was a one-time favourite for the role, but is currently in […]

POLITICS: Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down as Fine Gael leader

POLITICS: Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down as Fine Gael leader

17 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD (Cork South Central) has commented after the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to stepping down as Fine Gael leader, “I wish to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his contribution to Irish political life since […]