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 […]

POLITICS: Labour v Fine Gael – Cork Labour Rep says Govt not investing in assessments of need for children and families

POLITICS: Labour v Fine Gael – Cork Labour Rep says Govt not investing in assessments of need for children and families

15 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Labour Local Area Representative for Labour in Cork South Cenral – Peter Horgan – has expressed his disappointment and frustration that the new Government made not one mention of securing assessments of need for children and families in Cork and around the country. “Taoiseach Varadkar had the […]

ENVIRONMENT: Cork TD expresses disappointment about US withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

ENVIRONMENT: Cork TD expresses disappointment about US withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

2 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Climate Change, Sean Sherlock TD, has expressed his disappointment at the decision by the United States to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. The announcement was made by US President, Donald Trump, at the White House last evening. Deputy Sherlock commented: ‘’I am really […]

POLITICS: Cork Labour Rep calls on new Government to prioritise Early years Intervention investment

POLITICS: Cork Labour Rep calls on new Government to prioritise Early years Intervention investment

1 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Party Local Area Representative, Peter Horgan, has called on the new Government to prioritise Early Years Intervention investment as a matter of urgency. “Whether which way the Fine Gael Leadership contest goes, we will have a new Taoiseach and a new-ish Government next week,” said Mr Horgan. […]

SPEEDING: Cork City needs bye laws for SLOWER speeds in HOUSING ESTATES – says Labour Local Area Representative Peter Horgan

SPEEDING: Cork City needs bye laws for SLOWER speeds in HOUSING ESTATES – says Labour Local Area Representative Peter Horgan

18 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative[*1] Peter Horgan has urged residents in the areas affected under new City Council plans to engage with the new draft bye laws on speed limits in estates. “A common concern that I hear from people right around the city and the South East Ward […]

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 […]