Cork MEP is against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Cork MEP is against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

13 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Speaking at a public meeting in Cork City last evening, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada described The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership as “a serious threat to the rights of ordinary citizens and the future of democracy within the European Union”. She said that the TTIP legislation […]

Sinn Fein TD in Cork East to step down, and Cllr to run in General Election instead

Sinn Fein TD in Cork East to step down, and Cllr to run in General Election instead

11 October 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sandra McLellan not to run Sinn Féin Leader, Gerry Adams TD, has commented today on the decision made by Sandra McLellan TD not to run in the General Election. Teachta Adams said: “I was sorry to hear that Sandra McLellan decided not to contest the selection convention for […]

Cork’s Gaeltacht areas would be better under a Sinn Fein Government – says Cork MEP

Cork’s Gaeltacht areas would be better under a Sinn Fein Government – says Cork MEP

9 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork is the home county of three MEP’s (Members of the European Parliament). They are Brian Crowley (Fianna Fail), Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael), and Liadh nia Riada (Sinn Fein). Speaking following the publication of Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget for 2016 Liadh Ní Riada stated that Gaeltacht areas – […]

Cork TD wants to remove religious discrimination from Schools

Cork TD wants to remove religious discrimination from Schools

1 October 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today following a meeting with parents whose children cannot access school places as they are not baptised, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien called on the Minister for Education and Skills to move immediately to repeal the legislation that allows this to take place. The Cork […]

692 vacant council houses in Cork

692 vacant council houses in Cork

28 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said the number of vacant council units in Cork provides stark evidence of the scale of the housing crisis in both city and county. Cllr Ó Laoghaire was responding to reports that there are now 692 vacant council units in Cork […]

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

25 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised his constituency rival Minister of State Dara Murphy for an ‘abuse of his position’ in using Garda resources for his own purposes. The junior minister’s car broke down outside Fermoy, Cork and requested that local Gardaí drive him over […]

A vote for Kathleen Lynch is a vote for Fine Gael – says Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

A vote for Kathleen Lynch is a vote for Fine Gael – says Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

15 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised the Labour Party for entering into a voting pact with Fine Gael ahead of the general election. The Cork North Central TD said that he was not surprised by the arrangement, stating the pact mirrors the behaviour of the Labour […]

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