WEST CORK: Dunmanway Swimming pool opens – after years of planning and campaigning

WEST CORK: Dunmanway Swimming pool opens – after years of planning and campaigning

16 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Former Labour Party TD for Cork South-West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed the opening of Dunmanway Swimming Pool “I have championed this issue for many years, especially at national level and I am delighted that this day has finally arrived. “The proposals for the new pool were developed some […]

ROADS: How can the European Union can help build M20 Cork to Limerick motorway?

ROADS: How can the European Union can help build M20 Cork to Limerick motorway?

10 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie EU leadership needed for infrastructural investment – says Cork East TD Sean Sherlock M20 can be built and Atlantic corridor opened if Government choose to do so Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on European Union leaders, the Taoiseach “…to negotiate for the Stability and Growth Pact […]

Early Years Intervention motion – from a Cork branch – passed at Labour conference

Early Years Intervention motion – from a Cork branch – passed at Labour conference

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Blackrock/Mahon Labour Party branch were successful in a motion to the Labour Party conference in Wexford last weekend on the provision of ringfenced funding for Early Years Intervention. “Thousands of families live with the lack of assessment and intervention for their children far beyond legislation allows because […]

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

19 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Spokesperson on Climate Change Sean Sherlock has dismissed the Government’s intention to introduce its own bill to ban plastic microbeads as “time wasting.” “There is no reason for the Government to introduce their own bill,” said Deputy Sherlock. “We have been promised new politics, but nearly every […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney CAN allow elected Councillors to reduce commercial rates – says Labour Party

Cork Minister Simon Coveney CAN allow elected Councillors to reduce commercial rates – says Labour Party

18 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Commenting on the plans of Minister Simon Coveney (Fine Gael) to introduce a new law to allow local authorities to reduce commercial rates, Labour Party spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has called on the Minister to act on the powers he already has under the Local Government (Rates) Act 1970. […]

Cork TD Sean Sherlock unhappy with Justice Minister over handling or latest Garda management scandal

Cork TD Sean Sherlock unhappy with Justice Minister over handling or latest Garda management scandal

28 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork East and Labour TD Seán Sherlock questioned Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald during the debate on the Garda Management yesterday in Dáil Eireann. “If the Minister has faith in the Policing Authority and if she has known about this since June 2016, why did she leave it until […]

Workers Party and Labour members in Cork SUPPORT Bus Eireann strike

Workers Party and Labour members in Cork SUPPORT Bus Eireann strike

24 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s only Workers Party policitian – Cork City Cllr. Ted Tynan – has called for “massive support” for striking Bus Éireann workers “The Workers Party has expressed its solidarity with Bus Eireann Workers who are now on strike following the decision of company management to proceed unilaterally to […]