Carrigaline TD wants Government to create a ‘Rainy day fund to cushion any future downturn’

Carrigaline TD wants Government to create a ‘Rainy day fund  to cushion any future downturn’

3 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Booming corporation tax receipts must be deployed for long term benefit – McGrath Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has said a long term strategic approach is needed in how the State uses the unexpectedly strong corporation tax receipts received to date in […]

Carrigaline TD says Banks were “let off the hook over breaches of mortgage arrears code”

Carrigaline TD says Banks were “let off the hook over breaches of mortgage arrears code”

30 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Financial penalty is the only language lenders understand, says Carrigaline based Fianna Fail Finance Spokesman Michael McGrath TD Michael McGrath has said that he is extremely disappointed with confirmation to him that no fines or other financial penalties have been imposed on banks found in breach of the […]

Banks must pay the price for tracker rate rip-off – says Michael McGrath TD

Banks must pay the price for tracker rate rip-off – says Michael McGrath TD

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Current legislation lets mortgage lenders off the hook for outrageous behaviour – says Michael McGrath TD Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for tougher fines and legislative sanction for banks which engage in sharp practice against mortgage customers. He was speaking following a Dáil exchange with […]

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

26 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay has delivered the keynote address at an awareness morning for the Hands Up for Children campaign in Cork today. The campaign is a coalition of organisations from around the country, which is calling for preventative and early interventions for children and families to be […]

Public meeting in Clonakilty on Nursing Home Care and Home Help

Public meeting in Clonakilty on Nursing Home Care and Home Help

20 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A public meeting will be held in Clonakilty tonight and will focus on the need for greater community care for older people, the future of nursing homes and district hospital and Home Care support. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, the Fianna Fáil Dáil candidate in Cork South West, is […]

Cork TD says Mortgage to Rent scheme is failing

Cork TD says Mortgage to Rent scheme is failing

16 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As thousands await repossession, just 119 Mortgage to Rents approved As thousands of family homes are in the pipeline for repossession, a paltry 119 Mortgage-to-Rent transactions have been approved nationally so far, according to data released to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath. Deputy McGrath stated, “In […]

Billy Kelleher TD Named as FF Director of Elections

Billy Kelleher TD Named as FF Director of Elections

13 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has appointed the Party’s Frontbench Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD as Director of Elections for the General Election campaign. Deputy Martin commented, “Billy was first elected to the Dáil in 1997 and has a wide range of experience, having served as Minister […]

Cork Apple jobs announcement – a case study in PR

Cork Apple jobs announcement – a case study in PR

11 November 2015 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Media analysis column with David O’Sullivan There was a universal welcome today in Cork, Ireland to the news that the local Apple office was expanding, with 1,000 new jobs being created. Everyone welcomed the announcement, and I mean everyone! In such instances what matters, in relation to gaining media […]

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