A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

13 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality and Disability, Seán Sherlock has called on the Government and the Minister for Housing to examine using Ministerial directives under the Planning Act to halt any developments on Mother & Baby Homes like Bessborough and […]

CORK CITY FLOODS: ‘honest broker’ needed to bring together all stakeholders – says TD

CORK CITY FLOODS: ‘honest broker’ needed to bring together all stakeholders – says TD

4 November 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has said an ‘honest broker’ is needed for all sides in the debate on flood defences in the city. Deputy Sherlock was speaking on a motion in the Dáil this morning on flooding. The Labour TD said: “There’s been a lot of rhetoric […]

School tells students to bring their own hand sanitiser

School tells students to bring their own hand sanitiser

30 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Labour Cllr John Maher, Local Area Reps Ciara Kennedy and Peter Horgan have said that Cork schools are being massively left down by the Department of Educaiton forcing students to bring in their own sanitiser. Peter Horgan (Labour)“There are huge questions to answer on this basic […]

A Government office in every town in Ireland: That’s what a Post Office COULD

A Government office in every town in Ireland: That’s what a Post Office COULD

21 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie “Post offices can be the pillar and fulcrum where rural Ireland survives and thrives” Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has said that politicians of all parties need to move beyond the platitudes of post office and meet the funding shortfall in the sector to prevent unrestrained closures in […]

The missing Cork Event Centre

The missing Cork Event Centre

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Rep Peter Horgan has said that the lack of any mention of funding in yesterday’s Governmental Budget for the Cork Event Centre is worrying, especially as a recent FOI request revealed showed that there was “no documentation in the Department of Taoiseach on the issue” […]

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

22 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Health to act on a previous Budget promise that he facilitated and commence higher thresholds for medical card applications for the over 70s. The Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020, enacted […]

Two-tier pay system in teaching is unfair – says Cork City Labour party branch

Two-tier pay system in teaching is unfair – says Cork City Labour party branch

16 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Government must acknowledge the role played by teachers in reopening schools and as part of the Leaving Cert calculated grades process and end the two-tier pay system ended according to Labour Cllr John Maher and Local Area Reps Ciara Kennedy and Peter Horgan. Cllr Maher said: “The […]

NORTH RING ROAD: needs to be built ASAP

NORTH RING ROAD: needs to be built ASAP

4 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Party Councillor Cork City John Maher has said that unless the North Ring Road becomes a priority for the government, then it will be clear that the Northside of Cork will be “left to fend for itself”. This comes after another HGV got stuck on Dublin Hill […]

New Minister for Agriculture must address forestry issue – says Cork TD

New Minister for Agriculture must address forestry issue – says Cork TD

31 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Agriculture Seán Sherlock TD (Cork East) has said that the forestry commitments outlined by Minister Pippa Hackett in her public consultation which finished last week must be underpinned with swift legislative action to restore clarity for those seeking felling licences and allow transparency for the […]

‘Ditch the corporate-speak and clear the drains’ to avoid flooding, says plain talking Labour Rep

‘Ditch the corporate-speak and clear the drains’ to avoid flooding, says plain talking Labour Rep

27 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A new audit of drains and their clearance is needed to ensure confidence on the drainage network in Cork City, according to Labour Local Area Rep Peter Horgan. “We need to get back to basics here,” Said Mr Horgan. “It’s quite clear, even with flash rainfall with heaviness […]

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