STUDENT NEWS: SUSI grant eligibility criteria must be clarified in light of COVID19 – says TD

STUDENT NEWS: SUSI grant eligibility criteria must be clarified in light of COVID19 – says TD

23 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that the Minister for Education needs to clarify the eligibility criteria for SUSI grant applications for those whose incomes have been affected as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking today from Leinster House, he made his remarks as […]

Is freezing rents for 3 years the solution?

Is freezing rents for 3 years the solution?

22 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First things first… …but the reality is that the average Irish rent is €1,372 in Cork. Well, that was the case according to daft.ie in their Nov 2019 figures, which charted record highs (higher even than during the Celtic Tiger years!). However, if we fast forward a few […]

LEAVING CERT: Waiver needed for fees – says TD

LEAVING CERT: Waiver needed for fees – says TD

20 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (Cork South Central) has called on the Minister for Education and the State Examinations Commission to confirm that fees will be waived for Leaving Cert students, and that fees paid by Junior Cert students will be refunded. Speaking today the Sinn Féin Education […]

LEAVING CERT: students need counselling and support – says TD

LEAVING CERT: students need counselling and support – says TD

18 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the Department of Education to work with the National Education Psychology Service to provide and promote through a publicity campaign a dedicated helpline for Leaving Cert students. Speaking today Deputy Ó Laoghaire, Sinn Féins Education spokesperson, has said that […]

Debenhams must meet its obligations to workers – Thomas Gould TD

Debenhams must meet its obligations to workers – Thomas Gould TD

16 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Commenting on the news that liquidators have been appointed to Debenhams Ireland, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Thomas Gould has said that the company must meet its obligations to workers who have been made redundant. He has also called on the government to immediately put in […]

We must fully utilise our world-renowned pharma sector in the fight against COVID-19 – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

We must fully utilise our world-renowned pharma sector in the fight against COVID-19 – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

4 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that Ireland must fully utilise its domestic pharmaceutical industry in the fight against the Coronavirus emergency. Mr Ó Laoghaire added that Cork, Ringaskiddy in particular, is recognised internationally as a pharma hub and that the resources of the sector in […]

#COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme not working for the low paid – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

#COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme not working for the low paid – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has highlighted significant failings with the wage subsidy scheme, which has meant that low paid workers are being penalised under the government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme. Speaking today Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “Sinn Féin argued for, and supported the […]