FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork-based Agriculture Minister stresses the sectors’ vital role in the continuity of food supply The North County Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today urged the European Commission to deploy the full range of supports available in order to ensure that the […]

Messaging service could keep public up to date with COVID19 info – O’Sullivan

Messaging service could keep public up to date with COVID19 info – O’Sullivan

24 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has called on the government and HSE to engage with mobile phone providers to establish an opt-in service to give people the most up to date information relating to COVID19. Deputy O’Sullivan expressed concern that people are not getting […]

Red tape on OAP driving licences relaxed #COVID-19

Red tape on OAP driving licences relaxed #COVID-19

21 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan says the right decision has been made as the Minister for Transport relaxed the requirement for over 70’s to have a medical certificate to accompany a driving licence renewal until July. He commented, “It is very welcome news that […]

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Will bus routes need to be nationalised to survive the COVID-19 crisis?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Will bus routes need to be nationalised to survive the COVID-19 crisis?

21 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bus routes must be nationalised and funded to survive Coronavirus’s impact, says Politician Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has called for all long-distance bus services serving Cork, along with a range of other public transport options, to be nationalised, in order to survive the impact of the Coronavirus. […]

Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan calls for supports for #WestCork fishing industry

Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan calls for supports for #WestCork fishing industry

20 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West TD Christopher O’Sullivan has called on the government to introduce supports for the fishing community who have been devastated by COVID-19. In recent days it has become very apparent that the market for fish has contracted completely. The closure of restaurants across Europe has had […]

FISHING INDUSTRY IN CRISIS: Marine Minister meets fishing representatives #COVID-19

20 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister Creed meets fishing industry representatives on the impact of COVID 19 on the fishing fleet and processors Today the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Micahel Creed T.D., met by teleconference all the main representative groups for fishing, representing both the off-shore fleet and the inshore […]

Lord Mayor (who happens to also be a Medical Doctor) makes statement on Covid19

Lord Mayor (who happens to also be a Medical Doctor) makes statement on Covid19

20 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Statement from the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan ‘Our lives have changed like we couldn’t have imagined: the ordinary everyday now imbued with risk. Suddenly door handles, countertops, the stair rail, even our phones have been weaponised. We keep a watchful eye on our children with […]

Should supermarkets open 24 hours during #Covid19 crisis?

Should supermarkets open 24 hours during #Covid19 crisis?

19 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Independent Cork City Councillor Cllr. Ken O’Flynn says that the key supermarket chains need to look at their opening times so that citizens can be facilitated more for social distancing and so that a round the clock vital service is available in communities. “I am suggesting that all […]

TD urges people to mind their #mentalhealth

TD urges people to mind their #mentalhealth

19 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie COVID 19 pandemic resulting in increased anxiety and stress levels Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Christopher O’Sullivan is asking people to mind their mental health over the next few weeks. Deputy O’Sullivan explained, “The last few days have been like nothing we have experienced in recent […]

Should Government have a ‘Coronavirus’ Whatsapp style messaging service?

Should Government have a ‘Coronavirus’ Whatsapp style messaging service?

18 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie O’Sullivan calls for Coronavirus information messaging service Opt-in service could provide up to date information straight to people’s phones Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Christopher O’Sullivan has called for a national information service to deliver up to date information on the Coronavirus directly to people’s phones. […]