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 […]

Petition launched to extend the Marina pedestrianisation

Petition launched to extend the Marina pedestrianisation

15 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A petition has been launched calling on Cork City Council to extend the pedestrianisation of the Marina in Blackrock beyond the end of August initial deadline. “It’s very clear to see the physical and mental health benefits this pedestrianisation has brought,” said Peter Horgan, Labour Party Local Area […]

Cyclists versus motor traffic – too many near misses says @horganp of @labour

Cyclists versus motor traffic – too many near misses says @horganp of @labour

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie No Ann. @corkcitycouncil Absolutely no need whatsoever for protected cycle lanes. Nearly taken out twice in 20 meters @SamMcCormack97 @CorkCyclingCrew pic.twitter.com/FedA9TBAXz — Righttobikeit (@righttobikeit) July 9, 2020 Following yet another number of days where cyclists highlighted their near misses with traffic in Cork city and suburbs, via videos […]

Cork retains Agri TD as Labour’s Sean Sherlock appointed spokesman on Social Protection & Agriculture

7 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches, but Cork still has an Agri influencer because Labour TD for Cork East Sean Sherlock has been appointed as his parties spokesperson on Social Protection, Rural and Community […]

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

23 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Labour Party Spokesperson on Children, Cork East’s Seán Sherlock TD has called for the creation of a Citizen’s Assembly on Childcare and for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to be expanded to fund the sector fully ahead of the September reopening of Childcare. Said Deputy Sherlock: “If it […]

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