HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

7 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD, Michael Collins told the Dáil this week that health service is failing and the causes must be addressed urgently. ‘The health insurance industry and the two-tier medical system that we have in this country is totally failing the people who urgently need help and […]

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 […]

Cork County Mayor’s Coffee Morning raises over €1,500 for Friends of Marymount

Cork County Mayor’s Coffee Morning raises over €1,500 for Friends of Marymount

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley hosted a Coffee Morning today in County Hall which raised over €1,500 in aid of Marymount Hospice. Speaking at the Coffee Morning, Mayor Hurley paid particular thanks to all who had joined him, “As Mayor, I am honoured to […]

Homeless families must not be broken apart – West Cork TD

Homeless families must not be broken apart – West Cork TD

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Homeless families must not be broken apart West Cork Independent TD Michael Collins wants the government to ensure that families facing or currently homeless are not split up as they try to access suitable emergency accommodation. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Collins, during the debate concerning the Housing […]

POLITICS: Close the Dáil Bar immediately and set an example

POLITICS: Close the Dáil Bar immediately and set an example

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government must stop treating those living and working in rural Ireland as second-class citizens – says TD Deputy Michael Collins has called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross to remember that his Road Traffic (Amendment) 2017 bill will cause further economic and social problems […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: want shoppers to support local this Christmas

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: want shoppers to support local this Christmas

28 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following the success of last year’s ‘Think Cork County’ campaign, which was brought to life by Cork County Council, the initiative is once again returning ahead of the festive season to encourage the residents of Cork’s many towns and villages to support their local businesses in the lead […]

COUNTY CORK: to receive €1.3m from Department of Rural Development for improvements across 15 towns

COUNTY CORK: to receive €1.3m from Department of Rural Development for improvements across 15 towns

4 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Declan Hurley has welcomed the investment of €1,347,826.77 announced for 15 towns across the county under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, from the Department of Rural and Community Development. The announcement was made by the Minister for Rural […]

TIDY TOWNS: Cork County Council congratulates 2017 winners

TIDY TOWNS: Cork County Council congratulates 2017 winners

26 September 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley and Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, today conveyed their congratulations to all the participants and winners in this year’s National Tidy Towns competition with a record breaking 870 towns and villages competing. Commenting on the Cork successes, […]

HOUSING CRISIS: West Cork TD Michael Collins says “Minister, I don’t envy your task in trying to turn this crisis around”

HOUSING CRISIS: West Cork TD Michael Collins says “Minister, I don’t envy your task in trying to turn this crisis around”

22 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD, Deputy Michael Collins has called on the government to put their words into action and tackle the housing and homelessness crisis head on. As the new session of the Dáil opened Deputy Collins raised the urgent national crisis of housing. ‘The housing crisis is […]