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22 January 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie FISHERIES/POLITICS: West Cork Independent Deputy Michael Collins and his colleagues in the Rural Independent group demand financial support package for inshore fishermen The government can no longer stand idle when a variety of factors is driving the inshore fleet into a catastrophic financial gorge. The Rural Independent TDs... Read More
12 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie HEALTH POLITICS: A furious Deputy Michael Collins TD slams the HSE for withdrawing their appeal against the mental health commission’s decision to close beds in the Bantry hospital mental health unit “This decision paves the way for bed closures in the much-needed Bantry mental health unit from 18... Read More
10 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There are fewer beds in Irish hospitals now than in 1980 – says TD Amid the escalating hospital crisis, harrowing patients’ accounts of wait times exceeding 12 hours to see a nurse or doctor in crowded ED waiting rooms, and days spent on trolleys waiting for beds, Deputy... Read More
9 January 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local TD comments on Bantry Local Injuries Unit (LIU) in Bantry Hospital Speaking today from his Cork South West Constituency, Deputy Michael Collins stated,” The news over the weekend that the Bantry Local Injuries Unit (LIU) in Bantry Hospital would be closed today Monday January 9th came as... Read More
30 September 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Economic disaster beckons without radical policy changes – according to West Cork Deputy Michael Collins and his colleagues in The Rural Independents “Is net zero climate dogma and exorbitant carbon and energy taxes more important to the government than the entire Irish economy, rural communities, and its people?”... Read More
24 September 2022 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Book: Clonakilty Town Council 1613-2014 Photo taken outside O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty shows Dr. Mathew Potter, of University of Limerick, author and present Curator of Limerick Museum, (fourth from left) with members of the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage sub-committee who organised the publication of “The History of Clonakilty Town Council”... Read More
3 September 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie An initiative to introduce young people in County Cork to Irish authors has returned for the second year in a row. One County, One Book is a programme by Cork County Council Library and Arts Service and is supported by Creative Ireland. The title for 2022 is ‘Not... Read More