RICH v POOR: ‘Growing divide between communities will destroy rural Ireland’ warns Cork TD

RICH v POOR: ‘Growing divide between communities will destroy rural Ireland’ warns Cork TD

10 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, and Party Chief Whip, Michael Moynihan has today criticised the Government for its failure to secure the future of small and medium sizes rural towns that were hit the hardest during the recession. “The 2016 Programme for Government contains a clear […]

EAST CORK: People of Cobh need Government response to protect access in times of bad weather

EAST CORK: People of Cobh need Government response to protect access in times of bad weather

31 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fianna Fail TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that Minister for Transport, Shane Ross is attempting to wash his hands of all responsibility when it comes to ensuring that the people of Cobh can access their town in times of bad weather. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting after […]

FARMING: NCT for tractors makes no sense as currently designed – says Cork TD

FARMING: NCT for tractors makes no sense as currently designed – says Cork TD

26 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that Minister for Transport, Shane Ross’ proposals to force farmers who drive their tractors more than 25km to undergo NCTs is another example of a meddling minister not focused on his department’s core priorities. “Once again, Minister Ross is ignoring […]

STOP THE SPREAD OF MEASLES IN CORK: Blackpool GP wants HSE to promote MMR vaccine by reassuring public of its safety

STOP THE SPREAD OF MEASLES IN CORK: Blackpool GP wants HSE to promote MMR vaccine by reassuring public of its safety

24 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Councillor and local Blackpool GP urges parents to vaccinate their children against potentially fatal diseases Recently it was announced that there have been 2 confirmed cases of measles in Dublin. Speaking in Cork, Cork City Cllr Dr John Sheehan said “it is paramount the parents ensure their […]

MACROOM: New Garda Station being slowed down by failure to acquire sites in other counties – says TD

MACROOM: New Garda Station being slowed down by failure to acquire sites in other counties – says TD

20 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has criticised the slowness in delivering the new Macroom Garda Station by the Government and the Minister for Justice and Equality. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after receiving an update from the Minister for Justice via way of a parliamentary question on the […]

Charleville must have functioning credit union to support community – says local Fianna Fail TD

Charleville must have functioning credit union to support community – says local Fianna Fail TD

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local TD raises issues in Dáil during special debate Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that the primary objective must be to have a sustainable, functioning credit union operating in Charleville as quickly as possible. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after raising the recent […]

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

HOUSING CRISI: Rent Allowance should be paid while HAP assessments are ongoing – says Cork TD

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that those persons awaiting a Housing Assistance Payment assessment should receive either rent allowance or a Supplementary Welfare Allowance payment to help defray the costs of their rent. Deputy O’Keeffe wrote to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection requesting […]

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

BANDON: Hospital extension still not opened – Local TD raises issue with Health Minister

18 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The extension was finished in August 2017, and it was expected that it would be opened for patients in early September Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised the delays in officially opening the new extension at Bandon Community Hospital with the Minister for Health, Simon […]

NORTH CORK: Liquidation of Charleville Credit Union a sad day for community – Moynihan 

NORTH CORK: Liquidation of Charleville Credit Union a sad day for community – Moynihan 

13 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that he is dismayed at the decision to put Charleville Credit Union into liquidation. The local TD added that “Nearly 13,000 people from North Cork are members of this credit union, and today, they are very concerned […]

BUDGET: Cork Doctor welcomes budget sunbed tax increase – designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban

BUDGET: Cork Doctor welcomes budget sunbed tax increase – designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban

12 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Designed to discourage usage while stopping short of a ban – that is the approach of the Irish Government to a variety of social ills – Cigarettes, alcohol and now… sunbeds! Cork City Councillor John Sheehan (Fianna Fail), who is also a practising GP has welcomed the VAT increase […]