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11 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Personal transport supports for people with disabilities are now virtually non-existent, according to West Cork based Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns Deputy Cairns, a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters, said: “Today it was reported that the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal resigned en masse.... Read More
11 January 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A social media analysis by Cork-based Mulley Communications of the social media accounts of political parties has shown that Sinn Féin has the biggest following across all social media networks while Leo Varadkar is the party leader with the most followers on social media. Sinn Féin has the... Read More
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