Charleville Schools join the community effort against COVID19

Charleville Schools join the community effort against COVID19

8 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Ian Doyle recently met with students of St. Mary’s Secondary School and staff of CBS in Charleville, both of whom have developed innovative initiatives to help protect their communities against Covid 19. Mayor Doyle visited St. Mary’s Secondary School in Charleville […]

Airlines and Government need to “play fair” with airline passengers – says MEP

Airlines and Government need to “play fair” with airline passengers – says MEP

30 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “European airlines need to stop messing their customers about and start paying out refunds when requested by their passengers,” said Cork based Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher. The Renew Europe MEP was commenting following a public outcry on the manner in which airlines are treating their customers and […]

Some surgeries and treatments postponed indefinitely due to COVID19

Some surgeries and treatments postponed indefinitely due to COVID19

30 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some surgeries and treatments postponed indefinitely Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the government to work to find solutions so that non-COVID patients can access essential treatments. At the outset of the restrictions, the majority of outpatient appointments and elective surgeries were […]

Debenhams Ireland “must not use COVID crisis to abandon workers” says Cork TD

Debenhams Ireland “must not use COVID crisis to abandon workers” says Cork TD

30 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has written to the Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation as well as the receiver appointed to Debenhams Irish stores to see what entitlements workers are due following the closure of the company’s branches in Cork and across the […]

STUDENT GRANTS: SUSI criteria should be reviewed during COVID-19 – says TD

STUDENT GRANTS: SUSI criteria should be reviewed during COVID-19 – says TD

27 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Student Universal Support Ireland is better known as SUSI, and is the agency which processes applications for students grants Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says the financial criteria used in the SUSI application process should be reviewed this year in light of the huge […]

Happy Birthday to 104 year old woman who was born on day of Easter Rising

Happy Birthday to 104 year old woman who was born on day of Easter Rising

25 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Family, friends and neighbours of Mary McGrath joined the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan and the Lady Mayoress, Aedamar Sheehan to belatedly celebrate her 104th birthday outside her home off Barrack Street in Cork city centre on Friday April 24. The ‘physically distant’ celebration was organised […]

The COVID19 Child-Care Crisis Is Even Worse for Health-Care Workers

The COVID19 Child-Care Crisis Is Even Worse for Health-Care Workers

23 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan says the government’s failure to act on childcare provision for frontline workers is a major source of anger and frustration among parents who are working during the COVID-19 crisis. He’s written to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs […]

IRELAND: Newspapers and Radio should be subsidised by social media giants, in the national interest – says Cork Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher

IRELAND: Newspapers and Radio should be subsidised by social media giants, in the national interest – says Cork Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher

21 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that social media platforms and other digital publishers must either voluntarily dip into their pockets, or be required by the State, to support Ireland’s local media and journalism. “The Covid 19 crisis has really hit our local newspapers and radio stations. […]

Cork TD Micheál Martin edges closer to becoming Taoiseach – bookmakers say

Cork TD Micheál Martin edges closer to becoming Taoiseach – bookmakers say

16 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bookies: Micheál Martin 4/11 from 8/11 to Become Next Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have agreed a policy framework document which will see both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael enter government together. The two leaders agreed to work towards forming a majority government for five years but only on the […]