Hello Mary Lou… Taoiseach Mary Lou?

Hello Mary Lou… Taoiseach Mary Lou?

4 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mary Lou McDonald 13/8 from 5/2 to Become Next Taoiseach, Sinn Féin 16/1 from 33/1 to Win Overall Majority, say bookmakers Just last week it looked like so Cork TD Simon Coveney may be headed for Europe, but now that his name of off the list for consideration […]

One positive from COVID-19 could be a ban on co-living ‘shoebox’ apartments

One positive from COVID-19 could be a ban on co-living ‘shoebox’ apartments

12 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein has published a Bill that will ban co-living The Bill would amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 by the deletion of section 28 (1C) and will also repeal the Build to Rent and Shared Accommodation planning rules. Speaking today, Deputy Gould said: “The Ministerial Power […]

Clarity needed on outdoor sports attendance – says Cork TD

28 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Thomas Gould today raised concerns around the Taoiseach’s lack of clarity in relation to guidance on attendance at outdoor sports events. Deputy Gould said: “I have been contacted today by players, parents, grandparents, club members and officials from the GAA regarding the lack of tickets […]

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central’s Thomas Gould TD has been appointed as his parties spokesman on Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Thomas Gould has been appointed as Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing by party Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD. Commenting on […]

POLITICS: Cork TD urges Government not to oppose Affordable Housing Proposal

POLITICS: Cork TD urges Government not to oppose Affordable Housing Proposal

7 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has urged the Government to listen to workable solutions from the opposition, that can see tens of thousands of affordable homes built. The Cork South Central Deputy was speaking during a Dáil debate on a Sinn Féin motion tonight. “People have spent […]

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

18 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party programme a “hollow deal” on workers rights’ and pensions – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said he is “deeply concerned by the lack of concrete commitments with regards to workers’ rights and pensions in the Programme for Government.” […]

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

18 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The omission of CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme in the FF, FG, Green Programme for Government is ‘disappointing but not surprising’ Sinn Féin TD for Cork North-Central, Thomas Gould, has today expressed his disappointment and frustration at the failure to include a solution for the CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme […]