COST OF LIVING: Car insurance, home insurance and business insurance are becoming too expensive – Cork TD Michael McGrath wants Government to step in

COST OF LIVING: Car insurance, home insurance and business insurance are becoming too expensive – Cork TD Michael McGrath wants Government to step in

16 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline) has said that the insurance premiums being applied to business, home, public and motor insurance customers are now unsustainable and sustained government action is required to tackle the problem. Deputy McGrath was commenting as he launched his party’s […]

INSURANCE DENIED: If you can’t get a car insurance quote, then you are not alone

INSURANCE DENIED: If you can’t get a car insurance quote, then you are not alone

13 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie No one likes paying for insurance, but here in Ireland it is mandatory for motorists to have a privately purchased car insurance policy. New figures show a dramatic surge in the number of consumers who had to avail of the Insurance Ireland ‘Declined Cases’ facility having failed to secure […]

TICKET TOUTING SOLUTION: Ticket Touting Bill discussed in Dail, but still needs major work – says Cork TD

TICKET TOUTING SOLUTION: Ticket Touting Bill discussed in Dail, but still needs major work – says Cork TD

13 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport, Kevin O’Keeffe has welcomed introduction of the Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 but pointed out that it requires significant amendments to make it fit for purpose. “While there is merit in the proposal, the bill as currently presented includes […]

BANDON FLOODING: OPW commitment to communicate better with Bandon residents on flood relief project welcome – Murphy O’Mahony

BANDON FLOODING: OPW commitment to communicate better with Bandon residents on flood relief project welcome – Murphy O’Mahony

12 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie New website, newsletter and monthly forum announced Bandon Deputy, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the new proposals from the OPW to improve communications with the local community during the flood relief scheme in the town will be welcomed by local businesses and residents. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony commented […]

SOCIAL HOUSING: Cork City and County Councils need FUNDING FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT to build new houses – says Cork TD

SOCIAL HOUSING: Cork City and County Councils need FUNDING FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT to build new houses – says Cork TD

10 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Choice Based Letting Scheme will flounder without new social houses – says TD Things were better for Cork Councils under my Fianna Fail Party – indicates TD Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fail) has said that Cork’s Social Housing Crisis will continue to deteriorate unless Minister […]

POLITICS: Fianna Fail Leader – and Cork TD – Micheál Martin congratulats Emmanuel Macron on election as French President

POLITICS: Fianna Fail Leader – and Cork TD – Micheál Martin congratulats Emmanuel Macron on election as French President

7 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as President of the French Republic today, and said he is looking forward to working with him in the future on issues of mutual concern to both Ireland and France. “President-Elect Macron’s victory is not […]

BUSINESS: Still no progress on finding a tenant for Fermoy Business & Enterprise Park – local TD Kevin O’Keeffe wants Ministerial action

BUSINESS: Still no progress on finding a tenant for Fermoy Business & Enterprise Park – local TD Kevin O’Keeffe wants Ministerial action

4 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe (Fianna Fail) has said that he is “deeply disappointed” at the “apparent hands off approach” by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation to the Fermoy Business and Technology Park which has lain idle for over 15 years. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting following […]

INSURANCE: Setanta claimants remain forgotten as 3rd anniversary passes – says Carrigaline TD Michael McGrath

INSURANCE: Setanta claimants remain forgotten as 3rd anniversary passes – says Carrigaline TD Michael McGrath

4 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Three years on from the collapse of Setanta Insurance, over 1,600 claimants are still left hanging in limbo, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath. Figures released to Deputy Michael McGrath, through a parliamentary question, reveal that, as at 31 March 2017, 1,649 claims, at a […]

BANKING SCANDAL: Independent oversight of banks’ handling of tracker mortgage scandal essential – says Cork TD Michael McGrath

BANKING SCANDAL: Independent oversight of banks’ handling of tracker mortgage scandal essential – says Cork TD Michael McGrath

4 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie PTSB Appeals process underlines need for strong watchdog role Rigorous independent oversight of the handling by banks of the tracker mortgage scandal is essential, according to Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson, Michael McGrath. Deputy McGrath was commenting following receipt of a parliamentary reply confirming that one of the appeals […]

M20 motorway must be built from Cork to Limerick direct, not via Tipperary – Aindrias Moynihan

M20 motorway must be built from Cork to Limerick direct, not via Tipperary – Aindrias Moynihan

27 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Call for public to let Government know their views on Capital Plan Review Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fail) has said that those suggesting that the M20 motorway project between Cork and Limerick should be replaced by a spur linking Limerick to the Cork-Dublin motorway don’t […]