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27 September 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The decision of the Court of Appeal to allow large trawlers fish in Ireland’s inshore waters is deeply disappointing and hugely worrying, according to Social Democrats Fisheries Spokesperson – the West Cork TD – Holly Cairns. A Department of the Marine Policy Directive, which banned large trawlers over... Read More
1 September 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie “At every step, and every stage, women and pregnant people have been ignored” says Holly Cairns. She is asking that the Government must immediately publish a roadmap for the reopening of maternity services, according to Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns. “I welcome the publication of the reopening plan for... Read More
25 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment was a momentous day for women’s rights in this country – but much work remains to be done, according to Social Democrats Social Justice Spokesperson Holly Cairns. “Today is the third anniversary of the vote to amend the Eighth Amendment –... Read More
11 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Any change to the rules will be too late for thousands of women, but the suffering for pregnant women and their partners must end today. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that continued restrictions on partners at maternity hospitals are anything other than misogynistic and cruel, according to... Read More
8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork group of Social Democrats branches have launched a survey for business owners based in Cork City and County, calling on the business community to share their experiences of keeping their businesses afloat during the pandemic. The survey asks business owners in Cork what their experiences of... Read More
3 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Disability rights activist and former local election candidate for the Social Democrats, Evie Nevin, has won a seat on the Party’s National Executive. Evie who lives in Clonakilty, was Vice Chair during the last term of the Executive, topped the polls during the Party’s internal elections and took... Read More
29 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Rural Future plan must be followed up with urgent action by the Government – Holly Cairns TD The Rural Future plan announced today must be followed up with immediate Government action to help stem the further decline of communities throughout Ireland, according to Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns.... Read More
10 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie People who were illegally adopted in Ireland should not need legislation to allow them full access to their birth records and information, according to Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns. Speaking in the Dáil today in support of the Civil Registration (Right of Adoptees to Information) (Amendment) Bill 2021,... Read More
27 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today, at the final day of the Social Democrats’ online National Conference, Holly Cairns TD slammed the Government for its shameful treatment of survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. Following a conversation with guest speaker Dr Maeve O’Rourke, lecturer in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for... Read More