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 […]

EQUESTRIAN PAPERWORK: Cork MEP says ‘Dysfunctional’ horse passport system must be reformed

EQUESTRIAN PAPERWORK: Cork MEP says ‘Dysfunctional’ horse passport system must be reformed

9 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ní Riada has raised the issue of Ireland’s ‘dysfunctional, complex and cumbersome’ system for registering horses with the European Commission and the European Council. The Ireland South MEP said the current system goes needlessly beyond the requirements of EU law. “It is widely accepted […]

CORK HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: Sinn Fein TD says waiting times are ‘outrageous’

CORK HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: Sinn Fein TD says waiting times are ‘outrageous’

9 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that the Government needs to get to grips with the outrageous waiting list facing patients in Cork. Key stats Cork University Hospital o · 7,099 patients on hospital trollies in 2016. o · 27,321 outpatients on waiting lists as of […]

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher’s belated support for a new Cork Hospital. “We have a growing and young population and we need to make sure our hospitals are in a position to meet […]

NORTH CORK: Millstreet businesses to receive 40% discount due to recent ‘Boil Water Notice’

NORTH CORK: Millstreet businesses to receive 40% discount due to recent ‘Boil Water Notice’

8 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Business and Farming Community of Millstreet who were recently affected by the 28 day Boil Water Notice on their Water Supply are to receive up to 40% discount in their upcoming bill. Irish Water has confirmed this week to local Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea that […]

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

8 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that while the installation of fencing along the proposed Macroom Bypass route is a positive development, unless the full funding is allocated in the soon to be announced Capital Development Plan, the project’s future is not secure. “I’ve seen comments […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

8 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 15th September deadline to apply Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on older people and those eligible for the Winter Fuel Allowance to consider applying for a lump sum payment instead of the normal weekly payment. At present, eligible recipients received €22.50 […]

HEALTH: System on the cusp of becoming a solely EMERGENCY service – warns Cork TD Billy Kelleher

HEALTH: System on the cusp of becoming a solely EMERGENCY service – warns Cork TD Billy Kelleher

8 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Rocketing Waiting Lists show that capacity is no longer there to deal with day to day issues – says TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that unless the Government urgently increases capacity in the health system, routine, non-acute procedures and diagnostics will no longer […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

6 August 2017, Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has urged the body established to oversee the extension of Cork City Council to ignore the latest submission by Cork County Council. Last week, the government published the terms of reference for the Cork Local Government Implementation Oversight Group. The group is […]

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Include West Cork’s hidden gems on route – says Government Party Senator Tim Lombard

4 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, visited in Union Hall and Courtmacsherry discussing with local community members and public representatives the proposal to have these charming coastal towns, and the drive between them, included in the Wild Atlantic Way. “Tuesday started with a scenic drive […]