75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has said the government needs to press ahead with the National Broadband Plan following confirmation that 75,000 homes and businesses in Cork are without high speed broadband – and in many cases any broadband at all – because of the […]

POLITICS: FF proposals would stamp out drink driving but protect rural Ireland – Moynihan

POLITICS: FF proposals would stamp out drink driving but protect rural Ireland – Moynihan

23 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the Oireachtas must look at his party’s proposed Committee State Amendments to the Road Traffic Bill and should accept its recommendation to increase the number of penalty points awarded for drink driving rather than the proposed automatic disqualification. Deputy […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Minister must order an urgent audit of hospitals to identify ‘quick wins’ in terms of opening new beds – says FF Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Minister must order an urgent audit of hospitals to identify ‘quick wins’ in terms of opening new beds – says FF Kelleher

23 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central based Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher TD has said that while the announcement of 2600 additional beds is welcome, the ability of the HSE and the Department of Health to deliver beds in the short term will be the measure of Minister Harris’s commitment […]

TRAFFIC CALMING: Speed ramps installed on Assumption Road, Blackpool

TRAFFIC CALMING: Speed ramps installed on Assumption Road, Blackpool

18 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Fianna Fail Councillor Dr John Sheehan has welcomed the introduction of speed ramps on Assumption Road. “I believe these speed ramps will act as a deterrent to drivers thinking about speeding on the assumption road. Cars going at slower speeds will make it safer for other […]

CORK POLITICS: Micheál Martin speech at Killarney Economic Conference

CORK POLITICS: Micheál Martin speech at Killarney Economic Conference

13 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Below is the speech of Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil, as delivered at the Killarney Economic Conference this afternoon. I would like to congratulate the organisers of this conference for putting together such a diverse and challenging programme. Brexit isn’t a minor side issue or abstract […]

FINANCE: Cork TD welcomes inclusion of Pre-2006 mortgages included in Tracker Mortgage Examination

FINANCE: Cork TD welcomes inclusion of Pre-2006 mortgages included in Tracker Mortgage Examination

8 January 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Central Bank confirmation a welcome relief for some customers The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (Cork South Central TD) that customers who took out their mortgage prior to 2006 are included in the Tracker Mortgage Examination. Deputy McGrath commented, […]

EAST CORK: Little Island MIGHT get a shuttle bus service

EAST CORK: Little Island MIGHT get a shuttle bus service

5 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cllr. Ken O’ Flynn has welcomed the news today from Little Island Business Association of a proposed new bus service for Little Island. “I was briefed today by Little Island Business Association on their initial discussions with a leading private coach operator to start operating a bus service […]

Victims of Storm Eleanor need to be aware of their insurance rights – McGrath

Victims of Storm Eleanor need to be aware of their insurance rights – McGrath

4 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Insurance industry needs to deal with claims efficiently and fairly People who may have suffered damage to vehicles, property or building contents during Storm Eleanor should take the time to check their insurance policies and ensure their rights as consumers are fully vindicated, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson […]

WEST CORK: Progress needed on opening of BANDON Hospital extension – says TD

WEST CORK: Progress needed on opening of BANDON Hospital extension – says TD

4 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on HSE management and unions to resolve their differences over the proposed staffing levels for the new Bandon Hospital extension. The state of the art extension was completed in August 2017 with HIQA signing off on […]