FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Bessborough site should be donated to Cork City or to the State – says Cork City Cllr

FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Bessborough site should be donated to Cork City or to the State – says Cork City Cllr

20 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork City Councillor Chris O’Leary has said that Bessborough should be donated to the City of Cork or to the state. He stated that the considerable state funding received by Bessborough means that there is a social obligation for the Sisters of the Scared Hearts of […]

POLITICS: Republic should start planning for Irish Unification with Northern Ireland – says Cork TD at conference

POLITICS: Republic should start planning for Irish Unification with Northern Ireland – says Cork TD at conference

15 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh O Laoghaire has called for all those who support Irish unity to work together to achieve it. Speaking in Derry at a debate on Irish unity as part of Gasyard Feile ’17, the Cork South Central TD said: “The next few years will change […]

IRISH RESPONSE TO BREXIT: Cork based Government Senator wants Sinn Fein MPs to use their Westminster seats to speak for Ireland during BREXIT negotiations

IRISH RESPONSE TO BREXIT: Cork based Government Senator wants Sinn Fein MPs to use their Westminster seats to speak for Ireland during BREXIT negotiations

9 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Abstentionism is an anachronism – Sinn Fein need to take their seats for the good of the island – says Cork Seantor Colm Burke – who is a member of the Fine Gael (Government) Party Sinn Fein should hold a special convention to end the wasteful, anachronistic policy […]

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 […]

POLITICS: Government position on Family Legal Aid ‘deeply troubling’ – says Cork Sinn Fein TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

POLITICS: Government position on Family Legal Aid ‘deeply troubling’ – says Cork Sinn Fein TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

28 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has branded the move by the Legal Aid Board to begin restricting access to those applying for Legal Aid in District Court family law cases as ‘deeply troubling’, and expressed significant concern about the impact it may have on such […]

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Locals wanting to add ‘Seven Heads Peninsula’ to route met with Tourism Minister, but ACTION must now follow says MEP

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Locals wanting to add ‘Seven Heads Peninsula’ to route met with Tourism Minister, but ACTION must now follow says MEP

26 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Related content: [Special Audio Feature] Wild Atlantic Way Audio Tour Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for action from Failte Ireland and the Department of Tourism on bringing the Seven Heads Peninsula into the Wild Atlantic Way route. The Ireland South MEP was speaking […]

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

18 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called for the Department of Children to intervene in the sale of Bessborough, which is sometimes spelled as Bessboro The lands are being sold by the Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, however, the site may contain important information […]

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Parents must be supported with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD (Cork South Central) raised concerns about the ever spiralling costs of sending children back to school. The summer months pose some […]

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