Clarity needed on outdoor sports attendance – says Cork TD

28 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Thomas Gould today raised concerns around the Taoiseach’s lack of clarity in relation to guidance on attendance at outdoor sports events. Deputy Gould said: “I have been contacted today by players, parents, grandparents, club members and officials from the GAA regarding the lack of tickets […]

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central’s Thomas Gould TD has been appointed as his parties spokesman on Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Thomas Gould has been appointed as Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing by party Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD. Commenting on […]

POLITICS: Cork TD urges Government not to oppose Affordable Housing Proposal

POLITICS: Cork TD urges Government not to oppose Affordable Housing Proposal

7 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has urged the Government to listen to workable solutions from the opposition, that can see tens of thousands of affordable homes built. The Cork South Central Deputy was speaking during a Dáil debate on a Sinn Féin motion tonight. “People have spent […]

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

18 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party programme a “hollow deal” on workers rights’ and pensions – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said he is “deeply concerned by the lack of concrete commitments with regards to workers’ rights and pensions in the Programme for Government.” […]

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

18 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The omission of CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme in the FF, FG, Green Programme for Government is ‘disappointing but not surprising’ Sinn Féin TD for Cork North-Central, Thomas Gould, has today expressed his disappointment and frustration at the failure to include a solution for the CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme […]

MARINE NEWS: €96,000 for upgrades at Ballycotton, Youghal, and Knockadoon in East Cork

MARINE NEWS: €96,000 for upgrades at Ballycotton, Youghal, and Knockadoon in East Cork

19 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Funding totalling €96,000 will be allocated between Ballycotton Pier, Knockadoon Pier and Youghal Harbour under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Local Authority Harbour Programme. The Local Authority Programme forms part of the 2020 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, through which the Department co-funds […]

Should public parks have special hours for elderly and vulnerable? #COVID19 @cllr_twomey

Should public parks have special hours for elderly and vulnerable? #COVID19 @cllr_twomey

16 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cllr Danielle Twomey suggests specific times for elderly and vulnerable people in the County’s public parks and public amenities. At Monday’s sitting of Cork County Council’s combined Party Leaders and Corporate Policy Group meeting, Sinn Fein’s sole Councillor in the Local Authority – Cllr Danielle Twomey – raised […]

Procedures for non COVID-19 patients must continue – says Cork TD

Procedures for non COVID-19 patients must continue – says Cork TD

16 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Private hospital capacity should be utilised to ensure patients with critical conditions receive vital surgeries and treatments – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire said that the underutilised additional capacity acquired by the HSE through the agreement with private hospitals should be used to […]

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