HOMELESS CRISIS: Children presenting to Garda stations ‘shameful’ – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

HOMELESS CRISIS: Children presenting to Garda stations ‘shameful’ – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

25 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has expressed his concern and dismay as it emerged this morning that 12 homeless families were told to present to Garda stations as no emergency beds were available. The Cork South-Central TD said: “Emergency accommodation is […]

EDUCATION: Some Cork Secondary Schools are overcrowded – warns Sinn Fein TD who wants Department of Education to act

EDUCATION: Some Cork Secondary Schools are overcrowded – warns Sinn Fein TD who wants Department of Education to act

24 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has criticised the Minister for Education for the failures of the Department of Education in delivering long promised Permanent, and Temporary Accomodation, for 2 Cork Schools Deputy Ó Laoghaire was speaking during the course of a Topical issue debate, with the Minister […]

FROM THE ASHES: EU Solidarity Fund could support gorse fire recovery – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

FROM THE ASHES: EU Solidarity Fund could support gorse fire recovery – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

13 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately investigate the possibility of applying for funding through the EU Solidarity Fund to support those affected by a recent spate of Gorse fires across the country. Ireland has experienced a prolonged dry spell of weather […]

POLITICS: Cork Sinn Fein TD wants Garda Commissioner to resign

POLITICS: Cork Sinn Fein TD wants Garda Commissioner to resign

7 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has said that the government must act to remove Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan should she refuse to resign. Speaking as further pressure arrived for the commissioner today after it emerged that a senior civil servant in charge of verifying crime […]

EUROPEAN UNION: Seminar in Cork on ‘Your rights as a European Citizen’

EUROPEAN UNION:  Seminar in Cork on ‘Your rights as a European Citizen’

27 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar with MEP Liadh Ni Riada tomorrow (Friday, 28 April 2017) to highlight Irish people’s rights to access information as EU citizens. The interactive seminar – Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as a European Citizen – will take place […]

Ní Riada hails €1bn docklands regeneration project

Ní Riada hails €1bn docklands regeneration project

21 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie  Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has hailed the recently announced €1bn landmark development of Cork’s docklands as ‘long overdue and exciting’.  “There has been practically no substantial development in Cork for the last 10 years,” the Ireland South MEP said.  “The Cork docklands were the hub of […]

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

21 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada (Sinn Fein) has said the state must rethink its approach to the role of religious orders in running health and education institutions. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after it was revealed that the government has gifted a €300 million state-funded National Maternity […]

Martin McGuinness remembered at Easter Commemoration – in Clonakilty, West Cork

Martin McGuinness remembered at Easter Commemoration – in Clonakilty, West Cork

18 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Easter Commemoration was held at a sunny Asna Square, Clonakilty on Easter Sunday morning. With flag-bearers holding the Starry Plough, Irish Republic and National flags at the Tadhg an Asna Monument, Cathaoirleach: Michael O’ Donovan extended a welcome to all, in particular descendants of local volunteers […]