MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch (a former Cork North Central TD, and Junior Minister), has said that mental health mustn’t be forgotten in next month’s budget, with significant issues remaining in the mental health service. Ms. Lynch was speaking as she attended the Parliamentary Forum on […]

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Councillor for Swords Duncan Smith and Cork City Local Area Representative* Peter Horgan have both called for an investigation into media reports as to how a Swords based ambulance was dispatched to Cork City. “As part of the local Community First Responders group in Swords, I am […]

HOW TO: improve parking in Cork CITY Centre

HOW TO: improve parking in Cork CITY Centre

11 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Party representatives in Cork City have thought long and hard about the ongoing issue of parking in Cork City Centre. John Maher, Luke Field & Peter Horgan contacted TheCork.ie with ideas. The trio have called on City Hall to review new parking regimes in favour of a […]

CENSUS REVEALS: Why Government must invest more in Cork public transport

CENSUS REVEALS: Why Government must invest more in Cork public transport

31 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In April 2016, 155,860 people living and working in County Cork (72.8%) travelled to work by car, compared to 65.6% of commuters nationally. While 9.3% of working commuters nationally used public transport, just 4.5% of those in Cork did so. A further 1.5% cycled, while 9.2% walked. Labour […]

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Party spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch (A former Cork TD and Junior Minister – in the last Government) has called on the Minister for Housing to devise a specific plan for people with disabilities under Rebuilding Ireland. Ms Lynch commented: “Through media reports this morning, we have […]

CONCERNS: Ed Sheeran concerts will cause traffic mayhem – traffic management plan needed

CONCERNS: Ed Sheeran concerts will cause traffic mayhem – traffic management plan needed

13 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative[*1] in Cork South Central Peter Horgan has called for a comprehensive traffic management plan for the Blackrock and Ballintemple areas of Cork ahead of three Ed Sheeran concerts next May. “The latest addition of a third concert is no doubt welcomed by fans across […]

LOCAL POLITICS: Field calls for urgent Footpath Maintenance in Glasheen

LOCAL POLITICS: Field calls for urgent Footpath Maintenance in Glasheen

12 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Luke Field, Labour Party Local Area Representative for the Cork City South West ward, has highlighted the poor condition of footpaths in the Glasheen area. ‘The condition of some of these paths is borderline pathetic––you’d feel like you’re taking a gamble just walking along them,’ commented Mr Field. […]

HERITAGE: Following TWO serious fires in Cork a Labour Rep wants Govt to protect other HERITAGE buildings

HERITAGE: Following TWO serious fires in Cork a Labour Rep wants Govt to protect other HERITAGE buildings

7 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative in Cork South Central, Peter Horgan, has called for the Department of Heritage to take a proactive approach on Cork’s heritage buildings, after a series of fires have destroyed a large chunk of Cork’s heritage. “There are mixed feelings in Cork on the legacy […]

IRELAND OFFLINE? More delays for Ireland’s National broadband plan – Cork TD Sean Sherlock is concerned

IRELAND OFFLINE? More delays for Ireland’s National broadband plan – Cork TD Sean Sherlock is concerned

5 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Communications, Cork TD Seán Sherlock, has said reports of further delays to the rollout of the National Broadband Plan show the Government has lost control of the process. It’s after the Minister for Communications indicated that delivery of the scheme looks set to be pushed […]

GAA: New Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium in Cork WILL open just in time to host All Ireland Quarter Finals

GAA: New Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium in Cork WILL open just in time to host All Ireland Quarter Finals

18 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Blackrock based local Area Representative for the Labour Party Peter Horgan has welcomed confirmation that Pairc Ui Chaoimh will open and host the All Ireland Quarter Finals. “The State investment in this project is not insignificant at €30 million and was approved by my colleague, Labour Party Leader […]

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