Will Finance Minister Noonan explain the €5.4bn fiscal space discrepancy before the election starts?

Will Finance Minister Noonan explain the €5.4bn fiscal space discrepancy before the election starts?

1 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called on the Minister for Finance to explain the staggering €5.4bn difference between his department’s estimate of the likely fiscal space available to the next government and the estimate of the Fiscal Advisory Council. Deputy […]

Closure of Local Employment Service in Mahon should be reviewed

Closure of Local Employment Service in Mahon should be reviewed

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South-Central TD and Fianna Fáil Leader Closure of Local Employment Service in Mahon should be reviewed – Martinhas said he is extremely disappointed that the closure of the Local Employment Service in Mahon has gone ahead. Deputy Martin said: “It is disgraceful that this service has had […]

Civic Reception for Naval Service at Cork County Hall

Civic Reception for Naval Service at Cork County Hall

26 January 2016 9am By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, held a Civic Reception for the Irish Naval Service in recognition of the tremendous humanitarian work undertaken by the LE Eithne, LE Niamh and LE Samuel Beckett on Monday at County Hall. The three Naval Service ships […]

Cautious welcome for new mortgage lender – from Carrigaline TD

Cautious welcome for new mortgage lender – from Carrigaline TD

21 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has said he is cautiously welcoming the announcement that Pepper Asset Management is to begin offering new mortgages in the Irish market. Pepper already has a presence as they bought the loan book of sub-prime lender GE […]

Recent floods will affect Cork South West election results – says Bandon candidate

Recent floods will affect Cork South West election results – says Bandon candidate

17 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Director of Elections Billy Kelleher declares Cork South-West constituency as “key battleground” The Fianna Fáil National Director of Elections Billy Kelleher has declared the Cork South-West constituency as a “key battleground for the party.” He was speaking after Dáil candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony spoke at the party conference […]

John Looney from Cork City Hospital Children’s Club is ‘Cork Person of the Year 2015’

John Looney from Cork City Hospital Children’s Club is ‘Cork Person of the Year 2015’

15 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie John Looney from Togher, Cork City, has been named ‘Cork Person of the Year’, for enhancing the lives of ill children over the past 23 years. John Looney founder of Cork City Hospitals Club holidays is #CorkPersonOfTheYear 2015 @RochestownPark @TheCork_ie pic.twitter.com/27NE6jUi5p — #DavidOSullivan (@David_OSullivan) January 15, 2016 John […]

Fianna Fáil leader facing war of words with Sinn Fein in home constituency of Cork

Fianna Fáil leader facing war of words with Sinn Fein in home constituency of Cork

12 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate in Cork South Cental Cllr Donnchadh O’Laoghaire has described as “juvenile and desperate” comments made by Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, in which he labelled Sinn Féin as a mafioso organisation. Cllr O’Laoghaire said; “On one level, Deputy Martin’s comments are laughable. His […]

Flooding is over, Cork election candidates now turn attention to other issues

Flooding is over, Cork election candidates now turn attention to other issues

12 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie For the past four weeks flooding was an unfortunate issue that occupied the minds of all, and rightly so. Now that the cleanup – in general – is a passing memory the attention of politicians must turn to other issues. A Sinn Fein Cork candidate is looking at […]

Lack of Cork Limerick Motorway proves that Fine Gael don’t care about Cork? – Micheál Martin

Lack of Cork Limerick Motorway proves that Fine Gael don’t care about Cork? – Micheál Martin

11 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD and Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said Cork and the south-west will suffer hugely on a number of levels as a result of the government’s decision not to proceed with the Cork to Limerick motorway. Deputy Martin said: “There has been much public […]

Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate in Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said comments made by the Justice Minister on the closure of rural garda stations are proof that Fine Gael simply doesn’t appreciate the problem of crime in rural communities. Margaret said, “I’m really disappointed to see […]

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