Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for publication of whistleblower investigation terms

Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for publication of whistleblower investigation terms

7 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie   Speaking following the news that there will be a Commission of Investigation into allegations concerning Garda whistleblowers, Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald had a number of urgent questions to answer regarding the Iarfhlaith O’Neill report and the terms […]

Cork MEP says Government must aggressively monitor super trawlers in Irish waters

Cork MEP says Government must aggressively monitor super trawlers in Irish waters

2 February 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government must act on super trawlers. The Ireland South MEP called for the Navy and the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) to “aggressively monitor” the ships as yet another of the colossal vessels made its way into Irish waters this […]

Rent Control zones will cause serious confusion and distortion in Carrigaline

Rent Control zones will cause serious confusion and distortion in Carrigaline

29 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has said that it is absurd, and potentially will cause distortion, that half of Carrigaline town, in the Ministers back yard, has been included in a Rent Control zone, and half has not. “Minister Coveney has designated the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District area […]

Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

29 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the Justice Minister to address the Dáil to explain the manner in which the Magdalene Redress scheme is being administered. Deputy Ó Laoghaire made the call following the revelation that the Department of Justice is to […]

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

18 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has echoed the warning issued by the HSE regarding the drug U-47700, currently circulating in Cork City. The Drug has been linked to the death of a young man in the Southside this week. The Cork South Central TD said: “This drug […]

Cork TD Pat Buckley urges public to look after mental health over Christmas period

Cork TD Pat Buckley urges public to look after mental health over Christmas period

23 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley has urged the public to look after their mental health over the Christmas period. The East Cork TD, who is the party’s deputy All Ireland spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, said the holiday season was a particularly tough time for those […]

Build the republic Barry dreamed of – says Liadh Ní Riada Sinn Fein MEP

Build the republic Barry dreamed of – says Liadh Ní Riada Sinn Fein MEP

26 November 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada gave the main oration at the annual General Tom Barry Commemoration in Cork today. Addressing the crowd the Ireland South MEP said both Barry and his wife Leslie de Barra (nee Price) were remarkable characters. “He was a fearless guerilla fighter, an […]

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

21 November 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 6723 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote before the deadline for inclusion on the electoral register […]

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