Deputy Kelleher commented, “Since Minister James Reilly took over responsibility in the Department of Health, it has been a story of disappointment, disruption, dysfunction and chaos.
CORK Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan has said it is “hugely unfair that a large number of Leaving Certificate students and their families in Cork continue to face huge uncertainty over changes to third level grants only a few days before they are expected to make a decision on college offers.”
Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher says “the use of sunbeds needs to be controlled to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. 140,000 people in Ireland use sunbeds on a regular basis and of these, 20% are between the ages of 15-24 years. [Read more...]
FIANNA Fáil has named of two new local area representatives in Rochestown, Douglas and rural Cork South Central. The appointment of Brendan Finucane and Ray O’Mahoney is the next step in the party’s ongoing renewal strategy.
Twenty-two-year-old Brendan Finucane will represent the party in the Rochestown area. He has recently graduated from UCC with an honours degree in Business and Information Systems, and is now working on setting up his own business in the Western Gateway Building.
Statement by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin – Dáil Resolution on establishment of Constitutional Convention
One of the central messages conveyed by the people to every member of this House last year was that they want a change in the way that politics is done in this country.
They want us to focus on getting Ireland through to recovery, but they also demand that we implement wide-ranging and credible reform. [Read more...]
Party Leader Micheál Martin said: “Pfizer is a major employer in Cork and these job losses are a devastating blow. Pfizer’s operations at Little Island and Ringaskiddy have been of huge benefit to the local economy and its growing presence over many years has been a strong statement of confidence in Ireland. Pfizer is one of the most successful FDI companies in Ireland and I think it is important to point out that these redundancies are the result of global factors and sales, and not failings on the part of the Cork operations or its workers.” [Read more...]
ADDRESSING an anti-Austerity Treaty meeting in Cobh last night (Friday), Workers’ Party referendum campaign director Padraig Mannion said that the EU Fiscal Treaty represented “bad economics, bad law, and was a blatant attack on democracy”.
Mr Mannion said the treaty was bad economics because it seeks to solve the wrong problem and as a result arrived at a totally dangerous remedy. The problems in the Irish economy, he said, were mass unemployment, a shrinking domestic economy; and an ageing infrastructure. [Read more...]