Councillor steps down after 12 years

Councillor steps down after 12 years

9 May 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Henry Cremin has announced that he is stepping down as a Cork City Councillor after 12 years. He said that now is the right time to leave public office after three decades as a party public representative and more than a decade as a full-time councillor. […]

Government must outline minimum levels of partner access in maternity hospitals across the state – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Government must outline minimum levels of partner access in maternity hospitals across the state – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

28 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has today urged the Minister for Health to outline minimum standards for partner access across all maternity services in the State. The Cork South Central TD said: “The restrictions imposed to tackle Covid-19 have been very difficult for all, but few have been […]

5,250 people on waiting list for Driving Test at Sarsfield Road, Cork City

5,250 people on waiting list for Driving Test at Sarsfield Road, Cork City

26 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has said the lack of action to deal with the massive driving test backlog is completely unacceptable and is causing serious disruption for people. The Cork South Central TD said: “Sinn Féin have been raising the delays with driving tests and lessons […]

What’s happened to Cork’s promised new elective hospital?

What’s happened to Cork’s promised new elective hospital?

26 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central, Thomas Gould, has expressed disappointment at the lack of transparency over the building of Cork’s new elective hospital. In response to a Parliamentary Question, asked by Deputy Gould, the Minister for Health said that site identification was still underway but that […]

Education politics in Cork’s largest town: Carrigaline

Education politics in Cork’s largest town: Carrigaline

22 April 2021 Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has written to the Minister for Education, urging her to intervene to secure a solution for Owenabue Educate Together National School. This comes following news that the permanent building promised to them was last week allocated by the Minister for the opening of a […]

HEALTH POLITICS: HSE statement on @MTU_ie Vaccine Clinic is confusing – says TD

HEALTH POLITICS: HSE statement on @MTU_ie Vaccine Clinic is confusing – says TD

13 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central has today called on the Minister for Health to clarify comments by the HSE that the vaccine clinic situated in the Munster Technological University campus is a ‘GP clinic’ vaccinating only people over 70, and operating only on a rolling fortnightly […]

Ex-Debenhams workers mark one year anniversary of strike action

Ex-Debenhams workers mark one year anniversary of strike action

9 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, Thomas Gould, has today sent solidarity to the ex-Debenham’s workers today one year on from the closure of Debenhams Ireland stores and the laying off of workers without a fair redundancy. Teachta Gould said: “Today is a stark reminder of the […]

‘Dial-a-Drink’ services are making young people drink too much alcohol?

‘Dial-a-Drink’ services are making young people drink too much alcohol?

27 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central has expressed his concern at increased reported drinking levels in young people and again called on the government to legislate on Dial-a-Drink services. His comments come in response to the release of the Growing Up in Ireland study which shows that […]

Minister for Education cannot leave Junior Cert students behind – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Minister for Education cannot leave Junior Cert students behind – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

13 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson for Education, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called on the Minister for Education to listen to the concerns of Junior Cert students and act swiftly to ensure they are not being left behind, particularly those who will leave school this year. The Cork South Central TD […]

Should Ireland reduce voting age from 18 to 16?

Should Ireland reduce voting age from 18 to 16?

12 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin have today restored the Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016 to the order paper of the Seanad and have pledged to continue the ‘Votes at 16’ campaign. If passed, the bill would allow 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in Local elections […]

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