Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

20 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Relief also applies to Student Contribution Charge for 2nd & subsequent children in same year Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath […]

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

15 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 1339 awaiting assessment with 1944 waiting for treatment Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath has said that the dental health of thousands of Cork children is being put at risk by “scandalous waiting lists” for assessment and treatment. Deputy McGrath was commenting after receiving an update from the […]

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

26 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD. Deputy McGrath was speaking having received figures from the Ministers for Finance and Education […]

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

16 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaoie@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said the Government would be better off implementing existing new plans on town and village renewal rather than launching yet another scheme. Deputy Moynihan was speaking after raising the failure of the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme amid yet more […]

“Banks abuse consumer protection rules in promotion of cash back offers” says Cork TD Michael McGrath

“Banks abuse consumer protection rules in promotion of cash back offers” says Cork TD Michael McGrath

5 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following a review undertaken by the Central Bank on mortgage related advertising on cash back offers, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has expressed alarm at the fact that 75% of the advertisements breached the Consumer Protection Code and had to be either withdrawn or amended. Deputy […]

#HousingCrisis – Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan discriminates against single people formerly in relationships

#HousingCrisis – Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan discriminates against single people formerly in relationships

4 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that there is an inherent unfairness in the way the Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan Scheme is biased against unmarried people. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after questioning the Minister for Housing on the guidelines used to determine if an […]

Cork needs a signpost showing distances to twinned Cities – Cologne, Coventry, Swansea, Shanghai, San Francisco and Rennes

Cork needs a signpost showing distances to twinned Cities – Cologne, Coventry, Swansea, Shanghai, San Francisco and Rennes

3 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie City Cllr proposes motion for a new sign in Cork City to list twinned cities Cllr Dr John Sheehan (Fianna Fail) said “In view of the fact the San Francisco had recently erected a signpost listing their twinned cites and their distances, I would like to see a similar […]

CHICKEN AND EGG: Excessive ticket prices are causing inflation – says Cork TD

CHICKEN AND EGG: Excessive ticket prices are causing inflation – says Cork TD

30 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Billy Kelleher has said that everyday activities such as going to GAA matches or attending music concerts are becoming out of reach for ordinary people due to rocketing ticket prices. “Summer in Ireland has always been marked by families heading […]