“A village post office is much more to the people of rural Ireland than just a place to collect pensions and buy stamps”

“A village post office is much more to the people of rural Ireland than just a place to collect pensions and buy stamps”

13 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD Michael Collins (Independent) has welcomed the announcement that Bantry has been chosen as one of just three sites across the country for a new An Post online delivery trial, which aims to redevelop and update the national post office network. ‘This is great news not […]

1,727 Cork children waiting for free dental treatment is simply unacceptable – says opposition TD

1,727 Cork children waiting for free dental treatment is simply unacceptable – says opposition TD

14 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that it is unacceptable to have 1727 children in Cork waiting for some form of orthodontic treatment. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after receiving confirmation from the HSE on the number of children waiting to commence treatment at […]

Illegal Dumping in Cork’s Inner City

Illegal Dumping in Cork’s Inner City

9 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Long Term Solutions are needed Constant Dumping is causing great damage to city and therefore long-term solutions are needed sooner rather than later The Fianna Fail Cork City Cllr Dr John Sheehan (pictured above) has expressed his frustration at what he called a “rampant amount of dumping in Cork’s […]

Cork TD questions failure to Google ‘Phoenix Children’s Hospital’ before announcement

Cork TD questions failure to Google ‘Phoenix Children’s Hospital’ before announcement

6 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork North Central based Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher TD has said that he simply baffling that the National Children’s Hospital group proceeded to use the name Phoenix Hospital without checking if that name was in use somewhere else. “Did no one stop and ask: should we […]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

5 December 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The latest in a series of engagements between the two Cork Councils and the Implementation Oversight Group (IOG) took place yesterday , with political and executive representatives from both sides meeting with the IOG. The elected members of both Councils were subsequently briefed in relation to progress […]

POLITICS: Cork East TD “dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital”

POLITICS: Cork East TD “dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital”

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is dismayed at the approach being taken by the HSE and the Government to the lack of medical staff at Fermoy Community Hospital. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting after raising the serious manpower issues at the local […]

FARMING: Nearly 80% of Cork tillage farmers waiting for compensation payments – Murphy O’Mahony

FARMING: Nearly 80% of Cork tillage farmers waiting for compensation payments – Murphy O’Mahony

1 December 2017 By Mary Bermimgham mary@TheCork.ie Only 19 of 86 payments farmers have received funds – says TD Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the failure of the Department of Agriculture to pay our payments under the Tillage Compensation Scheme is having a serious impact on West Cork farmers. Deputy […]

Disabled Drivers & Passengers Scheme to be amended following FF pressure – Moynihan

Disabled Drivers & Passengers Scheme to be amended following FF pressure – Moynihan

30 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Change will open up the scheme for some special schools & service providers Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that changes to the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme, as a result of a Fianna Fáil initiative, will enable more special schools and service providers to avail […]

SINN FEIN v FIANNA FAIL: Mícheál Martin must publish documents received ahead of Tánaiste’s resignation – says competing TD

SINN FEIN v FIANNA FAIL: Mícheál Martin must publish documents received ahead of Tánaiste’s resignation – says competing TD

29 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on Mícheál Martin to publish the content of documents received by Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin last Friday ahead of the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “It has emerged over the past 24 hours […]