NORTH CORK HEALTH: No closure at Mallow General Hospital after all – as ‘Medical Assessment Unit’ & ‘Local Injury Unit’ remain open

NORTH CORK HEALTH: No closure at Mallow General Hospital after all – as ‘Medical Assessment Unit’ & ‘Local Injury Unit’ remain open

10 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie “This was achieved through local political pressure along with the INMO” – says Sherlock Mallow based TD for Cork East, Labour’s Sean Sherlock has received assurances from the CEO of the South / South West Hospital Group that services will continue as normal at the Medical Assessment Unit […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital

9 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mallow based Labour Party TD Seán Sherlock has called on the HSE and the Fianna Fáil Minister for Health to reverse the decision to close the Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital for one month. “I’ve learned today that the HSE is now intent on closing the […]

Funding must be provided now for Cork Next Gen Ticketing – Sherlock

Funding must be provided now for Cork Next Gen Ticketing – Sherlock

13 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Labour TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Transport to provide the funding that will enable Next Gen Ticketing to be rolled out in Cork, saying that we have to be ready to ramp up public transport capacity when the pandemic passes. Deputy Sherlock […]

AUDIO: Paperwork after bereavement to be streamlined as Government to consider ‘one stop shop’ @SeanSherlockTD

31 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Party Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD (Cork East) has urged Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys to create a single portal to support family members when they have to engage with social protection and other public services after a loved one passes away, to avoid the […]

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” […]

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