Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate in Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said comments made by the Justice Minister on the closure of rural garda stations are proof that Fine Gael simply doesn’t appreciate the problem of crime in rural communities. Margaret said, “I’m really disappointed to see […]

Money needed to repair West Cork roads after floods

Money needed to repair West Cork roads after floods

5 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South-West Dáil candidate Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called for a significant repair fund to be put in place to fix damaged roads affected by the recent adverse weather. The Bandon-based Councillor said roads all across west Cork have suffered damage, some very serious damage. Councillor Murphy […]

‘Disastrous sub-prime mortgage sector needs dedicated government action’ – says Cork TD

‘Disastrous sub-prime mortgage sector needs dedicated government action’ – says Cork TD

4 January 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 13,000 sub-prime mortgages in arrears for more than two years Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD has described as inexcusable the Government’s complete failure to take action to deal with the spiralling arrears crisis in the sub-prime mortgage market, noting that the owners of these loans are […]

Bandon and Skibbereen residents feel let down says Cork County Cllr Murphy-O’Mahony

Bandon and Skibbereen residents feel let down says Cork County Cllr Murphy-O’Mahony

30 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has criticised the Government’s lacklustre response to the latest flooding to hit large parts of West Cork. Cllr Murphy O’Mahony says that people feel completely let down by the Government as they are forced to fend for themselves against the latest storm. “Homes […]

What’s happening with the Macroom bypass? Local Cllr fears plans have stalled

What’s happening with the Macroom bypass? Local Cllr fears plans have stalled

29 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Cork North-West Cllr Aindrias Moynihan has revealed that the Government has allocated less money to the Macroom Bypass for next year. When the Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocations were announced just before Christmas the Macroom Bypass was allocated €3.8m for 2016. This is […]

Cork TD warns that economy could slow again, suggests establishing ‘rainy day fund’

Cork TD warns that economy could slow again, suggests establishing ‘rainy day fund’

22 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil publish plans for ‘Rainy Day Fund’ to cushion future slowdown – Pledge will form key part of manifesto Fianna Fáil has today announced plans for the establishment of a fund administered by the NTMA to hold any further windfall gains from Corporation Tax and other unexpected […]

Hospitals Crisis to Continue in 2016 warns Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher

Hospitals Crisis to Continue in 2016 warns Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The new HSE Service Plan will make grim reading for patients and frontline staff in our hospitals says Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson, Billy Kelleher. “Despite an ageing population and the plan’s admission that health needs increase as people get older and people over 65 years of age more […]

Cork County Council programme of events fro 1916-2016 commenerations

Cork County Council programme of events fro 1916-2016 commenerations

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking at the launch in County Hall of plans for 1916 commemorations by the local authority, Cllr Frank O’Flynn Chairman of the Cork County 1916 Centenary Programme stated that Cork will play a central role in the 1916 centenary celebrations and this is as it should be as […]

170 Credit Unions might be too small to survive, Carrigaline TD wants Govt intervention

170 Credit Unions might be too small to survive, Carrigaline TD wants Govt intervention

14 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath (Cork South Central) has called for action to be taken to support the growth potential of credit unions before it is too late to rescue the sector. He was speaking following the publication of the Central Banks twice-yearly macro-financial review last week. […]

#Fail from HSE in assisting children with special needs in Cork?

#Fail from HSE in assisting children with special needs in Cork?

14 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Figures released to Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath (who is based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) show that the HSE is failing to carry out assessments of the needs of children with possible special needs Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath said: “Under the Disability Act […]

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