CHILD SAFETY: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD urges parents to be cautious of new Snapchat feature

CHILD SAFETY: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD urges parents to be cautious of new Snapchat feature

28 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD (Cork South Central) has expressed concerns regarding the potential for exploitation of the new Snapchat feature to target children. The phone App Snapchat has launched a new update which allows ‘friends’ to view your current location, […]

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

21 June 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD, speaking on the renewal of certain provisions of the Offences Against the State Act in the Dáil this evening, has said, “a comprehensive review of the emergency legislation in advance of its renewal next year is required.” Teachta O’Brien said […]

BREXIT: Children’s Rights must be a priority in negotiations – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

BREXIT: Children’s Rights must be a priority in negotiations – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

19 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the Irish Government to ensure that the Rights of Children remain a priority for all throughout the Brexit negotiations that commence today. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “Both the British Government and the EU […]

POLITICS: LEADER changes costing jobs – warns Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

POLITICS: LEADER changes costing jobs – warns Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

15 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government’s failure to properly deliver European LEADER funding is costing jobs. The Ireland South MEP repeated her call for Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys to explain changes to the funding scheme after it was revealed that the […]

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE: Cork MEP welcomes EU directive that could better pay content creators / artists

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE: Cork MEP welcomes EU directive that could better pay content creators / artists

15 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed aspects of an EU directive that could force sites like YouTube to more fairly remunerate artists. The Ireland South MEP said the European Copyright Directive, which is still in the negotiating stage, has the potential to deliver fairer […]

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

15 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD – who has a constituency office in the same town as Simon Coveney – has accused Simon Coveney of “jumping ship” as he moves from the Department of Housing to Foreign Affairs. The Cork South-Central TD – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire – also […]

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has met with Councillor Paul Hayes and the Abbeymahon Conservation Group to discuss possible avenues of funding to protect the townland’s historic Cistercian Abbey. The Ireland South MEP said that the Abbey was a unique part of the area’s history and its […]

HEALTH: “HSE have NO FIGURES for suicide deaths in hospitals” says Cork East Sinn Fein TD Pat Buckley

HEALTH: “HSE have NO FIGURES for suicide deaths in hospitals” says Cork East Sinn Fein TD Pat Buckley

31 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD and deputy Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley (Cork East) has called for data to be collected on suicide deaths in Irish hospitals in order to highlight the need for better mental health services in general hospital settings. He made his comments following a response from […]