WEST CORK: Sinn Fein TD to speak at Easter Sunday commemoration in Clonakilty Town

WEST CORK: Sinn Fein TD to speak at Easter Sunday commemoration in Clonakilty Town

16 April 2017, Easter Sunday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The annual Clonakilty 1916 commemoration will be held at 11.30am this morning at Asna Square, Clonakilty, West Cork at which Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien will deliver the keynote speech. The event is organised the Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee which has held the annual commemoration […]

Sinn Fein TD officially opens constituency office in hometown of Housing Minister Simon Coveney – Carrigaline, Co Cork

Sinn Fein TD officially opens constituency office in hometown of Housing Minister Simon Coveney – Carrigaline, Co Cork

7 April 2017, 11.30am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TDs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Louise O’Reilly were in attendance on Main Street, Carrigaline, Co Cork this morning to officially open Deputy Ó Laoghaire’s new constituency office. The office is located in a former Auctioneer’s premises which had been vacant since the recession. The office was […]

‘Sinn could deliver a better health system’ – According to party reps at Public Meeting in Douglas, Cork

‘Sinn could deliver a better health system’ – According to party reps at Public Meeting in Douglas, Cork

7 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A universal Healthcare Service, free at the point of access, is possible, a Public Meeting organised by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD heard. The meeting, which took place at Nemo Rangers last night (the 6th) heard from Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, Louise O’Reilly TD about her Party’s Health […]

Mental health patients ‘let down by failure to ratify UN convention on rights’ – Pat Buckley TD

Mental health patients ‘let down by failure to ratify UN convention on rights’ – Pat Buckley TD

30 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin deputy Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley TD has called on the Government to begin the process of ratifying the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and update patients’ rights legislation accordingly. He made his comments on the 10th anniversary of the signature […]

Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien – Cork North Central – wants Garda Commissioner to step down

Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien – Cork North Central – wants Garda Commissioner to step down

27 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Garda Commissioner’s position is untenable – Jonathan O’Brien TD Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has said that the position of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is untenable. Commenting as Sinn Féin published a motion of no confidence in the Commissioner, Deputy O’Brien said; “It is clear public […]

Government Department stops accepting paper forms – but many rural farming customers do not have broadband – says Cork MEP

22 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Liadh na Riada MEPSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has urged the Department of Agriculture to continue to accept paper applications for CAP payments such as TAMS, SFP and BPS as well as online ones. The Ireland South MEP made the request after it emerged that such applications […]

Martin McGuinness book of condolence opened in Cork City Hall by Lord Mayor

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At 9 o’clock this morning Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill (Fine Gael) opened a Book of Condolence in The Atrium, City Hall in memory of Martin McGuinness RIP (Sinn Fein), Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister. The Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill said: “The President of […]

Vacant properties in Cork must be brought back into use – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

12 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called upon the Government to explore the prospect of bringing some of the 198,000 vacant properties in the state back into use in order to alleviate some of the pressure that has resulted in both a housing and homeless crisis. The […]