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 […]

Liadh Ní Riada MEP expresses ‘anger and disappointment’ at closure of West Cork Development Partnership

Liadh Ní Riada MEP expresses ‘anger and disappointment’ at closure of West Cork Development Partnership

28 October 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has criticised the Government’s haphazard implementation of flawed policy’, which she says has resulted in the closure of West Cork Development Partnership. The rural and community organisation has been forced to shut its doors today with the loss of up to nine […]

Pat Buckley TD calls for detailed and targeted plan for mental health investment

Pat Buckley TD calls for detailed and targeted plan for mental health investment

11 October 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Deputy Spokesperson on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Pat Buckley TD has called for the government to release a detailed and targeted plan to invest in delivering improvements to community based mental health services. He made his comments following the release of the Budget 2017, which […]

Liadh Ní Riada MEP launches new Chinese Curriculum at Cork Gaelscoil

Liadh Ní Riada MEP launches new Chinese Curriculum at Cork Gaelscoil

30 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has launched a new programme of Chinese language education at Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers. Liadh is a member of the European Parliament Delegation to the People’s Republic of China. Speaking to staff and students at Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers this morning, Liadh Ní Riada […]

Sinn Féin Cork City Councillors to vote to reduce property tax by full 15% Cllr Thomas Gould

Sinn Féin Cork City Councillors to vote to reduce property tax by full 15% Cllr Thomas Gould

28 September 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Cllr Thomas Gould, the party’s leader on Cork City Council, has said that Sinn Féin will vote to reduce the Local Property Tax for the citizens of Cork City at a meeting of City Council tomorrow evening. Cllr Gould said: “The Local Property Tax should be […]

An Garda Síochána must outline reasons for conflicting reports on crime figures says Cork TD Jonathan O’Brien

An Garda Síochána must outline reasons for conflicting reports on crime figures says Cork TD Jonathan O’Brien

28 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has stated that it is important for An Garda Síochána to detail and explain the reasons for conflicting reports from the CSO in relation to the recording of crime and the reporting of crime figures. Speaking from Leinster this afternoon, Deputy […]