Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Dara Murphy, has welcomed an indication by the CEOs of Allied Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland (BoI) that both banks foresee a return to profit by 2014. [Read more...]
FINE Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has welcomed the announcement of an additional €2 million in funding for the Gathering 2013 which is being supplied, in equal measure, by the Government and IPB Insurance. These additional funds are being made available due to the huge number of festivals and events that are being planned across the country as a means of attracting the Irish Diaspora to come home to Ireland next year.
FINE Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has written to AIB and Permanent TSB following an announcement by both banks that they are to close their Mayfield branch, calling for the decision to be reviewed.
“Rationalisation of branch networks is part and parcel of cost saving measures which are being embarked on by all banks these days as part of radical restructuring programmes. However, it appears that in some instances, decisions are being made in complete isolation, with no consideration being given to the broader picture.
FINE Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has called for an emergency fund to be set up to assist residents and local businesses in Cork who have again been badly affected by floods which have ravaged the region.
“Not for the first time, Cork has been severely hit by floods that have done untold damage to property and personal belongings. Homes and businesses have been destroyed as result, leaving people with the unenviable task of rebuilding lives and livelihoods.
Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy TD, has today (Friday) called for legislation to be prioritised to ensure that opportunities to work at polling and count stations are given to the unemployed during election time.
“The Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, has, in the past, encouraged Local Returning Officers to consider employing the unemployed at polling stations and count centres at election and referendum time. I believe, however, that there is a need to go further by legislating to ensure that Returning Officers are making a genuine effort to do just that.
FINE Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement by the new private healthcare company that has taken over from Quinn, Laya Healthcare, of 100 new jobs to be created in the next three years. Laya is already a significant employer in Cork, employing 343 people in Little Island in Cork.
Deputy Murphy went on to say that a Yes vote in the Stability Treaty Referendum on 31st May will offer security not only to foreign investors who are looking at opening or expanding operations in Ireland but also to home grown, indigenous businesses hoping to invest here.
FINE Gael TD for Cork North Central, Dara Murphy, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement that Apple is to expand its operations in Cork city, with the creation of 500 new jobs over the next 18 months. Deputy Murphy added that the announcement would offer a considerable boost to graduates and jobseekers struggling to find work locally.
“I was delighted to get confirmation this morning that Apple is expanding its operations in Cork city, to cater for its business in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Its workforce will grow to 3,300 once the expansion is complete next year.
FINE Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has this evening (Friday) urged members of the media and the people of Cork to get behind a fundraising soccer tournament which will take place this weekend to raise funds for suicide awareness and prevention. The tournament has be organised by the Defence Forces and will include matches between members of the Army, Navy, Gardaí, Fire Brigade and Prison Service tomorrow Saturday, April 14th at the Camp Field in Collins Barracks with a kick-off at 2 pm.