Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

Thousands may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying 3rd level fees – McGrath

26 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Thousands of parents and students may be missing out on valuable tax relief on qualifying third level fees because they are not claiming it, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD. Deputy McGrath was speaking having received figures from the Ministers for Finance and Education […]

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

50 vacant shops in Macroom, Co Cork – Government must do more to help small villages – says TD

16 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaoie@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said the Government would be better off implementing existing new plans on town and village renewal rather than launching yet another scheme. Deputy Moynihan was speaking after raising the failure of the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme amid yet more […]

“Banks abuse consumer protection rules in promotion of cash back offers” says Cork TD Michael McGrath

“Banks abuse consumer protection rules in promotion of cash back offers” says Cork TD Michael McGrath

5 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following a review undertaken by the Central Bank on mortgage related advertising on cash back offers, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has expressed alarm at the fact that 75% of the advertisements breached the Consumer Protection Code and had to be either withdrawn or amended. Deputy […]

#HousingCrisis – Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan discriminates against single people formerly in relationships

#HousingCrisis – Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan discriminates against single people formerly in relationships

4 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that there is an inherent unfairness in the way the Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan Scheme is biased against unmarried people. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after questioning the Minister for Housing on the guidelines used to determine if an […]

Cork needs a signpost showing distances to twinned Cities – Cologne, Coventry, Swansea, Shanghai, San Francisco and Rennes

Cork needs a signpost showing distances to twinned Cities – Cologne, Coventry, Swansea, Shanghai, San Francisco and Rennes

3 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie City Cllr proposes motion for a new sign in Cork City to list twinned cities Cllr Dr John Sheehan (Fianna Fail) said “In view of the fact the San Francisco had recently erected a signpost listing their twinned cites and their distances, I would like to see a similar […]

CHICKEN AND EGG: Excessive ticket prices are causing inflation – says Cork TD

CHICKEN AND EGG: Excessive ticket prices are causing inflation – says Cork TD

30 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Billy Kelleher has said that everyday activities such as going to GAA matches or attending music concerts are becoming out of reach for ordinary people due to rocketing ticket prices. “Summer in Ireland has always been marked by families heading […]

POLITICS: Coachford will remain a backwater until Drinking Water and Waste Water networks upgraded – says local TD

POLITICS: Coachford will remain a backwater until Drinking Water and Waste Water networks upgraded – says local TD

29 June 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Village’s development being stymied by lack of sewerage capacity Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has claimed that the growth and development of the village of Coachford is being stymied by poor sewerage and water treatment facilities. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after raising the matter with the Minister […]

YOUTH CLUB FUNDING: June 28th deadline for capital funding applications

YOUTH CLUB FUNDING: June 28th deadline for capital funding applications

23 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan has said that the €20,000 youth club funding announced this week for East Cork is a lifeline for the organisations that benefit and is calling for a stronger commitment to supporting young people from local and national government. Cllr. O’Sullivan was commenting after […]