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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
15 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork TD has expressed concern about ‘Local only’s sings which have appeared in picturesque areas, which normally welcome holidaymakers, many of whom own second houses. Social Democrats Cork South West TD Holly Cairns took to social media to quell tensions. I understand everyone is worried. Social distancing... Read More
1 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats have launched their election manifesto entitled ‘Invest in Better’. The document, which is fully costed and runs to 123 pages, sets out a roadmap for what it calls a ‘uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model’ and covers topics from health and housing to LGTBTQI+... Read More
3 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Social Democrats candidate for Cork County Council, Evie Nevin says the poor infrastructure and inaccessibility of West Cork is making canvassing difficult for mobility impaired candidates. The mother-of-two is a part-time wheelchair user due to her rare disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. The condition means she becomes injured very... Read More
20 November 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local election candidate for Clonakilty-Skibbereen, Evie Nevin, is calling for Cork County Council to install public water fountains throughout West Cork. Evie, who is hoping to secure a seat on Cork County Council next year, believes that installing drinking fountains will contribute to the war against single use... Read More