POLITICS: Government need to intervene in Debenhams dispute

POLITICS: Government need to intervene in Debenhams dispute

2 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has today called on government TDs who stood with Debenhams workers on the picket line to “break their silence” and intervene in support of these workers. Deputy Gould said: “KPMG have made a second offer to Mandate representatives. […]

‘Co living is no solution to Housing crisis’ says Cork TD

‘Co living is no solution to Housing crisis’ says Cork TD

20 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “The idea that someone would spend €1,300 a month to live in a shoebox, beggars’ belief.” Sinn Féin Cork South Central TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire tonight spoke on a Sinn Féin Bill that would ban co-living and build to rent developments. The Ministerial Power (Repeal) (Ban Co-Living and […]

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 […]