North Cork nursing homes at least 2 years behind schedule – Michael Moynihan

North Cork nursing homes at least 2 years behind schedule – Michael Moynihan

18 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie HSE fails to give completion date for St. Joseph’s in Millstreet or Kanturk Community Hospital Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan has slammed further delays to upgrade works at two nursing homes in North Cork, which should have been completed last year. Deputy Moynihan has […]

FREE PARKING: continues in Douglas

FREE PARKING: continues in Douglas

17 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council’s Douglas parking promotion, which began in September, remains in place this month. One hour free on-street parking is still available from Monday to Saturday in Douglas. Parking has always been free on Sundays in publically owned areas (Caution: East Village and the Woolen Mills are […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Big Cut in Respite for People With Disabilities – says West Cork FF TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Big Cut in Respite for People With Disabilities – says West Cork FF TD

7 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New figures provided to Fianna Fáil Disability Spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD show a drop of some 26,523 respite overnights for people with disabilities between 2015 and 2018. This is a reduction of more than 14%. “It is genuinely shocking that at a time when the need for […]

WEST CORK CRIME COULD INCREASE? New Garda Divisional HQ will be based in Macroom (instead of Bandon)

WEST CORK CRIME COULD INCREASE? New Garda Divisional HQ will be based in Macroom (instead of Bandon)

5 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Murphy O’Mahony raises concerns over new Garda Division HQ Concerns that West Cork Garda requirements will be diluted Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed disappointment following the announcement that the headquarters for the new Cork North and Cork West division will be […]

Fianna Fail confident in East Cork – now running 2nd candidate – a new Cllr – alongside incumbent TD Kevin O’Keefe

Fianna Fail confident in East Cork – now running 2nd candidate – a new Cllr – alongside incumbent TD Kevin O’Keefe

3 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Fianna Fáil ticket for the Cork East constituency has been completed following the addition of Cllr James O’Connor (who has the memorable domain ‘askoconnor.com’) Cllr. O’Connor will join sitting TD Kevin O’Keeffe in contesting the next General Election. The decision was taken following a meeting of the […]

Dental staff shortages resulting in huge delays for children in West Cork – Margaret O’Mahony

Dental staff shortages resulting in huge delays for children in West Cork – Margaret O’Mahony

23 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says dental staff vacancies across West Cork must be addressed as a matter of urgency as some children are not receiving their routine dental check ups before they leave primary school. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony has been contacted by […]

Minister must take tangible steps to protect the public finances – says Cork TD

Minister must take tangible steps to protect the public finances – says Cork TD

23 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Central Bank analysis a wake-up call for the Minister – McGrath Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has expressed concern at the findings contained in a Central Bank report published today. The report assesses the impacts on the public finances from a decline in corporation tax […]

FARMING POLITICS: Cork TD wants Competition Authority to appears before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee

FARMING POLITICS: Cork TD wants Competition Authority to appears before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee

2 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission should come before the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee to discuss the current beef crisis. She says it would be beneficial for the public to hear from the CCPC as the current crisis […]

Banks must lift ‘time limit’ objection to tracker cases – McGrath

Banks must lift ‘time limit’ objection to tracker cases – McGrath

26 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has said all banks should make a public commitment to no longer make a ‘time limit’ objection to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman taking on complaints relating to the tracker mortgage scandal. Deputy McGrath has also called on the […]