Government parties fail the people on housing – Ní Riada

Government parties fail the people on housing – Ní Riada

18 May 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have once again failed the Irish people on housing.. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after both parties joined forces to defeat Eoin O’Broin’s “Right to a Home” Bill. “I am disappointed but not […]

‘Cork needs a light-rail system for public good, not for private profit’

‘Cork needs a light-rail system for public good, not for private profit’

15 May 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South candidate Adrienne Wallace calls for planned Cork light-rail system to be built and managed publicly Adrienne Wallace, the People Before Profit European election candidate for Ireland South has welcomed plans for a light-rail system for Cork and urged that the system be publicly built and managed. […]

Rural Ireland deserves a high quality broadband network, not a botch job – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Rural Ireland deserves a high quality broadband network, not a botch job – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

15 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said “Rural Ireland deserves a high-quality broadband network, not a botch job.” Ms Ní Riada made the remarks as the Cabinet met in recent days to approve the National Broadband Plan. Speaking from Co Tipperary, the Ireland South MEP said; “The […]

Ireland is too reliant on multinational Corporations for tax #Risky

Ireland is too reliant on multinational Corporations for tax #Risky

13 May 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Independent review into the sustainability of corporate tax receipts urgently needed In four years, Govt collects €5.4bn more than it expected Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD says statistics released by Revenue today once again highlight a dangerous and growing reliance on corporation tax receipts by […]

Government ‘giving away the family silver’ with nonsensical broadband plan – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Government ‘giving away the family silver’ with nonsensical broadband plan – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

13 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government is “giving away the family silver” by pushing ahead with its nonsensical broadband plan. Ms Ní Riada said: “It is outrageous that this government intends to invest €3 billion of the people’s money in building a broadband network […]

IRELAND FISHING NEWS: New Harbour Admin Building and doubling of quay space in Castletownbere

IRELAND FISHING NEWS: New Harbour Admin Building and doubling of quay space in Castletownbere

10 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister Creed opens new Harbour Administration Building and inspects €23.5m development project, doubling the quay space in Castletownbere “The value of landings into Castletownbere increased by 275% between 2010 and 2017.” The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., officially opened the new Harbour Administration […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Over 100,000 waiting on essential therapies – Murphy O’Mahony

HEALTH POLITICS: Over 100,000 waiting on essential therapies – Murphy O’Mahony

10 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Recent figures provided to Fianna Fáil Disability spokesperson, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony show that more than 100,000 are waiting for services in either speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or physiotherapy. “These latest figures show that 103,244 people were on waiting lists in February this year. The data does […]

Minister needs to confirm start date for Dunkettle upgrade – McGrath

Minister needs to confirm start date for Dunkettle upgrade – McGrath

6 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath has called on the Transport Minister Shane Ross to confirm on behalf of the government when the main construction contract will be awarded for the upgrade of the Dunkettle interchange and to set a date for the start of the […]