Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

27 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Fine Gael Party is delighted to announce that Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has joined the Party in Cork. Cllr. O’Shea has been an elected representative on Cork County Council since May 2009. He was subsequently re-elected to the local authority in May 2014 representing the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District. Speaking after the announcement Cllr. […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

20 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 49% of all young Cork people waiting for 1st assessment are on City’s Northside Cork North Central TD, Billy Kelleher has said that children on Cork’s Northside face significantly longer delays in accessing Occupational Therapy services than their peers across the rest of Cork and Kerry. Billy Kelleher […]

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

17 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Responding to reports that the new national development plan is to pledge to build three new elective only hospitals, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher says that the new hospitals must be for public patients only. “The Government is briefing that these new hospitals will be key to […]

Permanent TSB must urgently clarify mortgage loan sale – McGrath

Permanent TSB must urgently clarify mortgage loan sale – McGrath

14 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called on Permanent TSB to clarify, as a matter of urgency, the nature of the loans being sold as part of Project Glas. Deputy McGrath commented, “Permanent TSB issued a statement yesterday confirming that […]

FARMING: Concern for sheep farmers as scanning shows reduced number of ewes in lamb

FARMING: Concern for sheep farmers as scanning shows reduced number of ewes in lamb

3 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that he is worried that the number of lambs born in 2018 will drop putting further financial pressure on farmers and potentially increasing prices for consumers. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after a large number of local sheep farmers contacted him […]

Irish Economy is improving, but…

Irish Economy is improving, but…

30 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Govt must commit to meaningful Rainy Day Fund – says opposition TD The Carrigaline based Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has welcomed the Central Bank’s latest economic forecast for the economy but has warned there is no room for complacency on the economic front. Deputy […]

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 […]