MACROOM: ESB must repair damage to scenic region of Cork caused by heavy machinery – says MEP

MACROOM: ESB must repair damage to scenic region of Cork caused by heavy machinery – says MEP

12 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the ESB to assure people that paths in Macroom’s Gearagh would be restored. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after machinery brought in to carry out conservation and maintenance work churned up paths leaving parts of them impassable. “I […]

EAST CORK: Midleton TD launches Bill to empower involuntary mental health patients

EAST CORK: Midleton TD launches Bill to empower involuntary mental health patients

10 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Pat Buckley TD launches Bill to empower involuntary mental health patient Sinn Féin Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley (Cork East TD) has today launched the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2017 which he said would empower involuntary mental health patients to take part in their care by […]

FISHING: MEP brings official EU fishing delegation to Cork

FISHING: MEP brings official EU fishing delegation to Cork

26 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has proposed bringing an official European Parliament delegation to Cork to speak with Irish fishermen. The Ireland South MEP made the call in a recent meeting in the European Parliament with officials where she successfully secured her proposal for an […]

FISHING: Cork MEP calls for Supertrawler ban

FISHING: Cork MEP calls for Supertrawler ban

19 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has reiterated her call for the Irish Government to ban supertrawlers in Irish waters. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the Fisheries Committee in Brussels, was speaking after a Public Hearing in the European Parliament entitled Supertrawlers: Destructive […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

PENSIONS: 1973 marriage retirement requirement is still affecting women financially – Cork MEP wants solution

PENSIONS: 1973 marriage retirement requirement is still affecting women financially – Cork MEP wants solution

15 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to reverse a rule which is seeing women lose out on their pensions. The Ireland South MEP said she is supporting Uplift and the National Women’s Council of Ireland in their campaign to have the effects of […]

IRISH HISTORY: 1916 figure Thomas Ashe to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

IRISH HISTORY: 1916 figure Thomas Ashe to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

20 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What: Vol. Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration When: 7.30pm Monday 25th September Where: Ashe Street (named after Thomas Ashe), Clonakilty town centre Next Monday 25th September is the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe. The Kerryman was prominent during the 1916 rising, was interned in Frongoch like hundreds […]