Minister must clarify situation with SNAs

Minister must clarify situation with SNAs

17 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says changes to SNA allocation is leaving schools and children behind. Parents of pupils at two Cork schools protested outside the headquarters of the National Council for Special Education over cuts to SNA numbers earlier this week. Deputy […]

Cork patients continue to wait for orthopaedic procedures – Aindrias Moynihan

Cork patients continue to wait for orthopaedic procedures – Aindrias Moynihan

16 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says the Minister for Health and the HSE need to put a greater effort into reducing orthopaedic waiting lists in Cork. Despite a fall in the national figures, the numbers in Cork waiting for orthopaedic treatment have increased in […]

BREXIT: is affecting Cork beef farmers

BREXIT: is affecting Cork beef farmers

12 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Agriculture Minister to outline the measures he plans on taking to alleviate the pressure on beef farmers. Suckler farmers have seen prices plummet over the past year, and with the threat of a no-deal Brexit […]

Cork families being squeezed as rents continue to rise

Cork families being squeezed as rents continue to rise

12 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says government policies aimed at easing the rental crisis are simply not working as prices in Cork continue to increase. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was speaking following the publication of the latest Daft report, which found that rents in […]

64% of IDA properties lie vacant amid uncertain Brexit landscape

64% of IDA properties lie vacant amid uncertain Brexit landscape

3 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie These unused properties must be widely promoted to attract new FDI Information recently obtained by Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Billy Kelleher TD reveals that 98 of the 152 properties owned by the IDA nationwide arlyingng idle. The Cork North Central TD said, “The majority […]

Cork County Council contributing to clean ocean initiatives

Cork County Council contributing to clean ocean initiatives

30 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has recently been involved in a number of net recycling and fishing industry generated waste management initiatives. By providing segregated waste reception facilities the Council aim to make it easier for fishermen to help turn their retired fishing equipment and other waste into a useful […]

Flytipping and illegal dumping will not be tolerated in Cork North West – Moynihan

Flytipping and illegal dumping will not be tolerated in Cork North West – Moynihan

21 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local Fianna Fáil TD, Michael Moynihan has expressed concern that despite a Government initiative to tackle illegal dumping, rubbish is being left in public spaces and on roadsides in isolated rural parts of the region. Deputy Moynihan said, “It seems to be the case that following the busy […]

Cork based Brian Crowley MEP retires

Cork based Brian Crowley MEP retires

17 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Brian Crowley announced today (January 17th) that he will not seek re-election to the European Parliament this May and also confirmed his retirement from public life. File photo of Brian Crowley MEPA sustained bout of ill-health over recent years has forced the decision, he said, despite his best […]

Irish Government must tackle INSURANCE FRAUD – says Cork TD

Irish Government must tackle INSURANCE FRAUD – says Cork TD

13 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FF Bill to clamp down on insurance fraud must be progressed Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher has criticised the government for delaying legislation which would clamp down on insurance fraud. He made the comments following findings from the insurance industry, which has labelled […]

Govt must activate all contingencies to protect businesses from hard Brexit – Kelleher

Govt must activate all contingencies to protect businesses from hard Brexit – Kelleher

10 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says he is concerned that by the lack of urgency with which the government is activating contingency plans to protect exposed businesses from a hard Brexit. A series of Parliamentary Question replies reveal that the government has yet […]