HSE Service Plan points to challenging year for Disability Services – Murphy O’Mahony

HSE Service Plan points to challenging year for Disability Services – Murphy O’Mahony

30 December 21018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Disability spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (A TD for Cork South West) says the 2019 HSE Service Plan is a very mixed bag for people with disabilities. “2018 saw an increase in Personal Assistance hours – 170,000 hours – relative to 2017 so it is disappointing that […]

What happened to the promised Garda insurance fraud unit? – McGrath

What happened to the promised Garda insurance fraud unit? – McGrath

21 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Planned insurance fraud database has also fallen by the wayside Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has said the establishment of a dedicated unit within An Garda Síochána to tackle insurance fraud seems as far away as ever despite being first suggested almost two years ago […]

Moynihan calls for additional lane on Ballincollig Bypass to end traffic queuing

Moynihan calls for additional lane on Ballincollig Bypass to end traffic queuing

16 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan has raised the very serious issue of traffic queueing for the off-ramps at Poulavane and Greenfields on the Ballincollig Bypass with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross in the Dáil this week “I raised this issue directly with the Minister during a […]

Leap Card discount should be made available to all Macroom commuters, including those using Expressway – Aindrias Moynihan

Leap Card discount should be made available to all Macroom commuters, including those using Expressway – Aindrias Moynihan

15 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that clarity is needed with regard to the use of Leap Cards on the Expressway service from Macroom to Cork City. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after recent charges to Leap Card scheme which extended its use to Macroom. “I have been […]

Irish insurance consumers remain exposed unless EU regulation improves – McGrath

Irish insurance consumers remain exposed unless EU regulation improves – McGrath

14 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Collapse of Qudos the latest example of failure of regulation in other member states In the wake of the collapse of the Danish-regulated Qudos Insurance, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has written to the European insurance regulator raising concerns about the exposure of Irish consumers as […]

Irish SMEs must upskill and train its staff to keep pace with multinationals and other global competitors – Kelleher

Irish SMEs must upskill and train its staff to keep pace with multinationals and other global competitors – Kelleher

30 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Business Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher Cork North Central TD has said that Irish SMEs are falling behind their multinational counterparts in terms of upskilling and training their staff, and unless this is addressed, their competitiveness will be severely damaged. Deputy Kelleher was commenting as Skillsnet Ireland, the national agency […]

Over 60% of new jobs being created in Greater Dublin Area alone – Kelleher

Over 60% of new jobs being created in Greater Dublin Area alone – Kelleher

21 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Two-tier recovery must be addressed head on otherwise rural Ireland will continue to suffer Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher (TD in Cork North Central) has said that the planned Future Jobs programme cannot be another of the Government’s attempts at optical illusions, but […]

Kelleher seeks clarity on calls for referendum on judicial payouts for compensation claims

Kelleher seeks clarity on calls for referendum on judicial payouts for compensation claims

11 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Personal Injuries Commission recommendations need to be fully implemented to lower the amount awarded for whiplash claims Fianna Fáil’s Business, Enterprise and Innovation Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher has said the Government must provide further clarity on its intentions to hold a referendum in an attempt to reduce the sums […]

When will the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway actually be built?

When will the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway actually be built?

31 October 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Michael McGrath has said that he is “disappointed that no indicative timeline for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway has been made public“. Deputy McGrath was commenting after securing an update from the Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the project. “This is […]

Moynihan welcomes €100,000 funding for enhancement of Charleville Town Park

Moynihan welcomes €100,000 funding for enhancement of Charleville Town Park

6 October 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan TD has welcomed the allocation to Charleville of €100,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for the enhancement of the town park. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after the Department of Rural and Community Development announced the latest round […]