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 […]

Who will monitor workplaces to ensure staff are safe from COVID19?

Who will monitor workplaces to ensure staff are safe from COVID19?

16 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Thomas Gould TD has called on the government to “urgently ensure that the Health and Safety Authority is given the tools it needs to monitor workplaces effectively as we begin reopening our economy.” The Cork North Central TD was speaking following an outbreak of the virus […]

Sinn Féin call for new supports for SMEs through grants and a €2bn Back to Business Loan Scheme

Sinn Féin call for new supports for SMEs through grants and a €2bn Back to Business Loan Scheme

13 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Pat Buckley TD has called for additional supports for SMEs in Cork East. Today Sinn Féin wrote to the Minister for Finance and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation outlining their proposals. They include an extension of the commercial rates break, a new €2bn Back to […]

Government must step in as Local Authority revenue dries up – warns Councillor

Government must step in as Local Authority revenue dries up – warns Councillor

12 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Leader on Cork City Council, Cllr Mick Nugent has said that the local authority will require stronger funding commitments from the government to cover a significant shortfall as a result of the Covid-19 emergency. Councillor Nugent said; “Local authorities throughout the state are experiencing serious funding […]