Sinn Féin comments on resignation of Glanmire based Cork County Cllr Ger Keohane

Sinn Féin comments on resignation of Glanmire based Cork County Cllr Ger Keohane

14 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elain@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has responded to the resignation of Councillor Ger Keohane. A party spokesperson said; “We are disappointed that Councillor Keohane has decided to leave Sinn Féin. “He was a valued member of our team on Cork County Council. “We are particularly surprised given the fact that he […]

Rates break for highly profitable businesses while services suffer – Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Rates break for highly profitable businesses while services suffer – Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

11 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin County Councillor Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has hit out at the Government for allowing a substantial hit to the Budgets of Local Authorities, due to the significant downward valuation of utilities, including many private and profitable companies. This has had the effect of reducing the contribution by […]

Cork Apple jobs announcement – a case study in PR

Cork Apple jobs announcement – a case study in PR

11 November 2015 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Media analysis column with David O’Sullivan There was a universal welcome today in Cork, Ireland to the news that the local Apple office was expanding, with 1,000 new jobs being created. Everyone welcomed the announcement, and I mean everyone! In such instances what matters, in relation to gaining media […]

Rift develops between Sinn Fein and Anti Austerity Alliance in Cork North Central

Rift develops between Sinn Fein and Anti Austerity Alliance in Cork North Central

10 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Anti Austerity Alliance this morning criticised Sinn Fein’s stated reason for running a second candidate in Cork North Central and said that their actions risked splitting the vote against the austerity parties (FF,FG,Lab) in the constituency. The statement came after an extraordinary interview in last night’s Evening […]

Should TD’s be private landlords? Cork Sinn Fein Councillor notes that one Fine Gael TD has MORE than TEN properties

Should TD’s be private landlords? Cork Sinn Fein Councillor notes that one Fine Gael TD has MORE than TEN properties

9 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Pat Buckley has described as “deluded and detached” the comments of Tom Barry TD in which he described his fear of having to sell ten of his properties due to new rental rules being introduced by the government. Councillor Buckley said; “The […]

424 vacant social housing units in Cork City

424 vacant social housing units in Cork City

9 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate in Cork North Central Cllr Thomas Gould has described as “disgraceful” that 424 social housing units are lying idle in Cork City in a time of crisis when over 8,000 households are on waiting lists for such housing. Councillor was responding to new […]

INMO ballot a strong signal of government’s failure to address hospital overcrowding crisis – Jonathan O’Brien TD

INMO ballot a strong signal of government’s failure to address hospital overcrowding crisis – Jonathan O’Brien TD

9 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O’Brien has said that the INMO’s decision, to ballot its members on all out strike action, is a sign of how badly the Fine Gael and Labour Party government has failed to address the crisis of overcrowding in our hospitals. […]

Cork County Councillors vote yes for local authority budget

Cork County Councillors vote yes for local authority budget

9 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.,ie Members of Cork County Council have voted by a substantial majority, 42 votes in favour with eight against, to adopt the Annual Budget 2016. Not since 2008 have commercial rates levied by Cork County Council been increased and the adoption yesterday by Council of the Annual Budget for […]

Jonathan O’Brien TD wishes Cork City FC “the very best of luck” in the FAI Cup Final

Jonathan O’Brien TD wishes Cork City FC “the very best of luck” in the FAI Cup Final

6 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien has wished  Cork City FC “the very best of luck” ahead of the FAI Cup Final this Sunday at the AVIVA Stadium. Deputy O’Brien, who is a devoted supporter and former Chairperson of the club, said; “I want to wish John Caulfield and […]

Discrimination against Travellers is not acceptable – says East Cork Sinn Fein TD

Discrimination against Travellers is not acceptable – says East Cork Sinn Fein TD

4 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has called upon the government “to realise that can’t cherry pick those who deserve equality and those who don’t”, saying that it is beyond time for the state to recognise Travellers as a minority ethnic group. The Cork East TD said: “Discrimination […]

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