No ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals

No ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals

15 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Opposition TD expresses concern at ‘Zero ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals’ Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has expressed his concern at the lack of ICU beds in Cork’s Hospitals. Speaking today, the Cork South Central TD has called for the Government to urgently increase access […]

Improvements to Disabled Parking in Cork City Centre

Improvements to Disabled Parking in Cork City Centre

9 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has welcomed a commitment by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to instruct the Department of Transport to liaise with Cork City Council in rectifying accessibility issues with disabled parking spaces. Deputy Gould had raised the issue with the Tanaiste in […]

POLITICS: SF TD wants more Gardai in Cork

POLITICS: SF TD wants more Gardai in Cork

30 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork needs community Gardai – Thomas Gould TD Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has today called for an additional 16 community Gardai to be assigned to Cork city before Halloween. Deputy Gould said: “An announcement was made in April 2019 that Cork city […]

What went wrong at KBC Bank?

What went wrong at KBC Bank?

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “KBC’s unconscionable conduct highlights a need for accountability in banking” – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD for Cork South-Central, today reacting to news that KBC Bank has been handed down a €18.3 million fine by the Central Bank, for grave breaches which damaged over 3,700 […]

Government must provide answers on Cork Airport – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Government must provide answers on Cork Airport – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

24 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Ryanair are threatening to pull out. So are Aer Lingus…” Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD for Cork South-Central, used his Dail time yesterday to raise ongoing issues at Cork Airport, with the Minister for Transport. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “There are countless local people relying on Cork Airport for […]

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House

15 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House “Taxi drivers for many years now have felt that they are not listened to. They are the last to be acknowledged when it comes to transport. Today, they have come out to say […]

Schools are ‘already overcrowded’, so how can students ‘distance’ to prevent COVID19? asks opposition TD

Schools are ‘already overcrowded’, so how can students ‘distance’ to prevent COVID19? asks opposition TD

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Pat Buckley says that figures showing that there are 147 schools in Cork county with 30 or more children underline the challenges faced by schools to remain open during the pandemic. Sinn Féin this week launched its ‘Keeping Our Schools Open’ document […]

Ryanair leaving Cork Airport?

Ryanair leaving Cork Airport?

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the government to intervene in the escalating crisis at Cork Airport. Speaking after reports that Ryanair are considering closing their base at Cork airport, he said. “This is extremely concerning news, that no doubt […]

Hello Mary Lou… Taoiseach Mary Lou?

Hello Mary Lou… Taoiseach Mary Lou?

4 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mary Lou McDonald 13/8 from 5/2 to Become Next Taoiseach, Sinn Féin 16/1 from 33/1 to Win Overall Majority, say bookmakers Just last week it looked like so Cork TD Simon Coveney may be headed for Europe, but now that his name of off the list for consideration […]

One positive from COVID-19 could be a ban on co-living ‘shoebox’ apartments

One positive from COVID-19 could be a ban on co-living ‘shoebox’ apartments

12 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein has published a Bill that will ban co-living The Bill would amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 by the deletion of section 28 (1C) and will also repeal the Build to Rent and Shared Accommodation planning rules. Speaking today, Deputy Gould said: “The Ministerial Power […]

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