UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

UCC should implement ‘No Detriment’ policy for student Grades

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on UCC and all Irish Universities to implement a ‘No detriment policy’ in the context of the unprecedented disruption of the COVID 19. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said he supported a petition launched by UCC students, and that such a […]

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Outrage as AIB charges customers quarterly fees up to €100 during Covid-19 crisis AIB charging of quarterly fees disgraceful – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD “I have been contacted by many constituents who are furious, people who were desperately waiting for the COVID-19 Unemployment Payment to arrive today, and saw […]

#COVID-19 – Healthcare staff don’t have enough PPE in Ireland

#COVID-19 – Healthcare staff don’t have enough PPE in Ireland

28 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that much more needs to be done to ensure the shortage of Private Protective Equipment with the HSE is resolved. He has also called on anyone with any Personnel Protective Equipment items to please donate them to […]

Free public transport for healthcare workers

Free public transport for healthcare workers

28 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie TD calls for free public transport for healthcare workers Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called on the government to allow free travel on public transport for all healthcare workers for the duration of this outbreak. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said: “Some States […]

Ireland 2020: The Housing crisis, no place for the young?

Ireland 2020: The Housing crisis, no place for the young?

19 February 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork South-Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has this morning said that young people require housing solutions from the incoming government. This comes on the back of a Eurofound report that found almost half of young adults in this state are living with their parents, as […]

Cork deserves a fair allocation of Garda resources – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Cork deserves a fair allocation of Garda resources – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

25 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that today’s announcement of additional Garda resources for Cork is welcome but is nowhere near what’s needed. This comes following a sustained campaign by Sinn Féin for a fair allocation of Gardaí for Cork amid growing […]

Cork Transport Strategy requires Delivery Office to implement it – Ó Laoghaire

Cork Transport Strategy requires Delivery Office to implement it – Ó Laoghaire

7 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has asked the Minister for Transport to consider a Delivery Office for the Cork Transport Strategy in order for the plan to be implemented. Speaking to Transport Minister Shane Ross in the Dáil Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “I have regularly raised with […]

We need a Green New Deal for Europe – Ní Riada

We need a Green New Deal for Europe – Ní Riada

21 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for an EU wide Green New Deal Speaking during an Environmental Pillar EU election debate in Cork in recent weeks the Ireland South MEP said major, EU wide reform, such as climate-proofing all future legislation, was the only way forward […]

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 […]

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 […]

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