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 […]

Cllr Thomas Gould joins Jonathan O’Brien TD on the Sinn Fein election ticket in Cork North Central

Cllr Thomas Gould joins Jonathan O’Brien TD on the Sinn Fein election ticket in Cork North Central

30 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr Thomas Gould will contest the forthcoming General Election for Sinn Féin in Cork North Central. He was selected at a party convention held at the Silver Springs Hotel earlier tonight. The convention was also contested by Cllr Ger Keohane. Councillor Gould will now run alongside sitting Sinn […]

Cork MEP wants more women TDs, Senators and MEPs

Cork MEP wants more women TDs, Senators and MEPs

30 October 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada – from the Muskerry Gaeltacht on the Cork/Kerry border – has said society must do more to increase women’s representation in government. Speaking after a meeting of the Countess Markievicz Circle of Women for Election in Brussels, Ms Ní Riada said, “The […]

Sinn Féin to hold convention to select second candidate in Cork North Central

Sinn Féin to hold convention to select second candidate in Cork North Central

29 October 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie] Sinn Féin will hold a convention to select the party’s second candidate in Cork North Central for the forthcoming General Election at 7.45pm tomorrow evening (Friday, October 30th). Incumbent TD Jonathan O’Brien is already on the ticket, and tomorrows content will decide whether either Cllr. Ger Keohane or […]

East Cork Sinn Fein TD says Funding cuts to Family Resource Centres are a ‘reactive measure’

East Cork Sinn Fein TD says Funding cuts to Family Resource Centres are a ‘reactive measure’

23 October 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children, Sandra McLellan TD, queried Minister on Children, Dr James Reilly (Fine Gael), about his commitment to Family Resource Centres given government cuts in their funding. Deputy McLellan said: “Family resource centres have had their core funding cut by 17%. I have been informed […]

Sinn Fein Deputy Leader visits Cork to endorse West Cork candidate

Sinn Fein Deputy Leader visits Cork to endorse West Cork candidate

23 October 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has described Cllr Rachel McCarthy as a “fantastic” and “determined” general election candidate who would do a great job representing the people of Cork South West. She urged people living in the constituency to support Rachel’s campaign in any way […]

Cork Sinn Fein TD calls for end to ‘religious discrimination’ in schools

Cork Sinn Fein TD calls for end to ‘religious discrimination’ in schools

21 October 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking from the Dáil today Deputy Jonathan O’Brien, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson called on the Minister for Education and Skills to move swiftly to bring forward legislation ensuring that children are not discriminated against in school admission on the basis of their religion. Deputy O’Brien said; “Today I […]

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