Aindrias Moynihan welcomes common sense approach for trainee teachers

Aindrias Moynihan welcomes common sense approach for trainee teachers

6 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Education that the Teaching Council are adopting a more flexible approach and are reviewing the process for trainee teachers who have still to to complete their qualifications in the midst of the […]

SPORT: Special waiver needed for top athletes to train during COVID19 lockdown

SPORT: Special waiver needed for top athletes to train during COVID19 lockdown

4 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie – “Many of our national competitors cannot access training facilities” says Politician Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan is calling on the government to examine measures which could allow our high-performance athletes travel to their training facilities, which in many cases may be outside of […]

Give Credit Unions the same support as banks – says Cork MEP

Give Credit Unions the same support as banks – says Cork MEP

29 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher has called for urgent action by the Central Bank of Ireland to support community credit unions weather the crisis caused by Covid 19 and to continue to support their members. The Fianna Fáil MEP was commenting after writing to the Irish Central Bank, […]

FIANNA FAIL vs. FINE GAEL: Cork FF TD doesn’t understand why FG Finance Minsiter won’t meet with insurance companies

FIANNA FAIL vs. FINE GAEL: Cork FF TD doesn’t understand why FG Finance Minsiter won’t meet with insurance companies

27 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says he cannot understand why the Finance Minister is refusing to meet with the heads of insurance companies who are failing to pay out on “genuine claims”. Deputy Moynihan was responding to a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil, which […]

Cork MEP warns banks not to use COVID-19 crisis to keep interest rates high

Cork MEP warns banks not to use COVID-19 crisis to keep interest rates high

22 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish MEP Billy Kelleher (based in Cork North Central) has warned Irish banks not to use the Covid19 crisis to keep mortgage interest rates “artificially high” in order to maintain their profit margins. The Fianna Fail politician, a member of the powerful Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of […]

Cork Fianna Fail MEP refers to “Illegal Israeli actions”

Cork Fianna Fail MEP refers to “Illegal Israeli actions”

18 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Strong words from Irish MEP who is critical of Israel’s activities which he calls “blatantly illegal” Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has called on the new Israeli Government to desist from any attempts to annex more land or extend their sovereignty “to their already illegal settlements” (his words) […]

The EU Parliament has done its job: it is now up to EU27 and Commission to do theirs – says Cork MEP

The EU Parliament has done its job: it is now up to EU27 and Commission to do theirs – says Cork MEP

15 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Major €2 trillion stimulus package passed by parliament with strong cross party consensus “The European Parliament has laid down a bold marker for national governments and the EU Commission in that it expects a robust, radical and transformative recovery plan to respond to the Covid 19 pandemic,” said […]

What’s happening with the COVID-19 unemployment payment? asks @padraigosul

What’s happening with the COVID-19 unemployment payment? asks @padraigosul

14 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth byyan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan is calling on the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection to outline a timeline for the payment of arrears for the COVID-19 pandemic unemployment payment. Deputy O’Sullivan says he has been contacted by a number of people who […]

COVID-19 presents opportunities for Mallow General Hospital

COVID-19 presents opportunities for Mallow General Hospital

14 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says the COVID-19 crisis has emphasised the importance of Mallow General Hospital to communities across north Cork and south Limerick and he wants to see the future of the hospital secured. Deputy Moynihan explained, “Mallow General is an excellent […]