EDUCATION: More flexibility needed in School Transport Scheme route selection – sys

EDUCATION: More flexibility needed in School Transport Scheme route selection – sys

26 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ballynoe children being split between 3 different schools- Local Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has called for a common sense approach to be adopted by the Department of Education and Bus Éireann when it comes to the School Transport Scheme. Deputy O’Keeffe was reacting to a number of […]

HEALTH: Occupational Therapy Assessment Waiting Lists surge almost 50% in two years – Murphy O’Mahony

HEALTH: Occupational Therapy Assessment Waiting Lists surge almost 50% in two years – Murphy O’Mahony

23 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 29,688 waiting with 6,817 on the list for over a year Figures recently released to Fianna Fáil Disability Spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony show that almost 30,000 people are waiting for a first assessment for occupational therapy. The figures, up to the end of May 2017, show an increase […]

OLYMPIC IRELAND: How can we encourage young people into Sport? – Cork TD has suggestion

OLYMPIC IRELAND: How can we encourage young people into Sport? – Cork TD has suggestion

18 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport, Kevin O’Keeffe has said Ireland risks a future without international sporting or athletic success unless children at primary level learn the fundamental skills of throwing, running, catching, kicking and jumping. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting following the release of initial data from a major […]

BOOKS OF CONDOLENCES: to be opened in Cork City AND County Halls following yesterdays terror attack in Spain

BOOKS OF CONDOLENCES: to be opened in Cork City AND County Halls following yesterdays terror attack in Spain

18 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald will open a Book of Condolence at 3pm today in The Atrium, City Hall following yesterdays terror attack in Barcelona. Cork City Council are inviting people to call in and sign the book of condolence in memory of those who […]

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: 91,197 hospital bed days lost through delayed discharges in first half of 2017

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: 91,197 hospital bed days lost through delayed discharges in first half of 2017

16 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie HSE figures provided to the Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) show that more than 90,000 bed days were lost in the hospital system so far this year owing to delayed discharges. Patients are classified as delayed discharges when they no longer need to […]

HISTORY: Cork marks centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch (1917-1999) who twice served as Taoiseach (1966-1973 & 1977-1979)

HISTORY: Cork marks centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch (1917-1999) who twice served as Taoiseach (1966-1973 & 1977-1979)

16 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Yesterday (Tuesday August 15th 2017) a ceremony was held in St. Finbarr’s Cemetry, Cork to mark the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch. Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, who is also a member of Fianna Fail, made the following speech. Speech of Lord Mayor “Many […]

HOUSING CRISIS: OAPs concerned about being booted out of houses and into nursing homes – to free up houses for YOUNG people – warns Cork opposition TD

HOUSING CRISIS: OAPs concerned about being booted out of houses and into nursing homes – to free up houses for YOUNG people – warns Cork opposition TD

16 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the recent media announcement by Minister for Housing is the latest in a long line of promises that have failed to deal with the housing crisis in this country. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after the latest announcement by the […]

BOUNDARY EXTENSION: Cork CITY Council wants a ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ gain in land, not a ‘LIMITED’ one

BOUNDARY EXTENSION: Cork CITY Council wants a ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ gain in land, not a ‘LIMITED’ one

15 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has said Cork City Council’s long held vision is that the city needs a substantial boundary extension if it is to compete internationally for investment and act as a sustainable counterbalance to Dublin. The Lord Mayor re-iterated that the MacKinnon report […]