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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
23 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South-West TD Holly Cairns has called on the Government to put crucial supports in place for the coastal and island fishing communities that have been impacted by Brexit. Holly, who is the party’s spokesperson for the Marine, said: “We are all aware of the considerable concerns of... Read More
13 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Reacting to the Taoiseach’s apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes today, Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, Holly Cairns, commented: “This apology is long overdue and comes after decades of silence, decades of shame, decades of misogynistic control and abuse perpetrated and facilitated by State and... Read More
3 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Speaking on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns said it is important for the State to recognise the challenges, achievements and realities of being a person with a disability in Ireland. Holly, who is the Social Democrats spokesperson for Disability Issues, said: “This... Read More
11 October 2020 BY Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Holly Cairns (Cork South West TD), Social Democrats spokesperson for Agriculture, has welcomed the Special Covid Committee’s recommendation that other Dáil committees should examine serious ongoing issues in meat plants. Holly said: “I have been calling for a taskforce to examine conditions for workers in this sector for... Read More
27 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Holly Cairns (Cork South West TD), who is the Social Democrats spokesperson for Further and Higher Education, has called for measures to support students seeking accommodation who have less protections than other renters. Holly said: “Students and their families are facing an incredibly hard year with uncertainty about... Read More
13 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Holly Cairns (Cork South West TD), Social Democrats spokesperson on Agriculture, has criticised the lack of commitment from the meat processing industry to immediately close individual plants in the event of further outbreaks of Covid-19. Holly said: “At today’s Special Covid-19 Committee hearing, I asked representatives of the... Read More
6 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This week, Clonakilty woman, Evie Nevin, has accepted an invitation to sit on EmployAbility’s West Cork board. Evie ran in last year’s local elections for the Social Democrats and later was elected to the National Executive as Vice Chairperson of her party. EmployAbility founded in 2001, is a... Read More
25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD, Holly Cairns, Social Democrats spokesperson on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, expressed deep concern at the clusters of COVID-19 in Irish meat processing plants and has called on the Minister to tackle the power of the beef processing industry. Deputy Cairns believe there is a... Read More