BANDON Town Mayor and member of the National Executive of Fianna Fáil, Cllr Gillian Coughlan, has called on the IDA to take immediate action for the 90 employees who are set to lose their jobs at the MSD Facility, based at Brinny, Co Cork.
Mayor Coughlan said she was shocked to learn of the impending redundancies from one of the most important employers in the locality, with a current workforce of 450 employees.
FINE Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, has welcomed confirmation from Environment Minister, Phil Hogan TD, that a social employment scheme is to be introduced by Cabinet in 2013.
LAST week’s Population and Emigration Survey by the CSO indicated that over 87,000 people left this state last year, an increase of 6,500 over the previous year.
The vast majority of those are in the age group of 20-34.
EMBATTLED Health Minister James Reilly has still not responded to concerns raised over the future of Macroom Community Hospital, nine-months after he was asked.
The issue has been raised again by local Fianna Fáil councillor Aindrias Moynihan who described the lack of an official response as “beyond belief”.
THE decision by Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney to close his Department’s Clonakilty office is another blow to West Cork according to local Fianna Fáil county councillor Donal O’Rourke.
A LARGE crowd attended a protest in Bandon recently against the payment of €1 billion euro to an unsecured AIB bondholder on October 1st.
Organised by Bandon Sinn Féin but swollen by a large number of locals highlighting cuts in West Cork in education, health/ambulance services, rural Garda stations and household taxes the event received widespread support from the passing public. more »
THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced that he is re-opening the Agri-Environmental Options Scheme (AEOS) to new entrants.
Welcoming the move, West Cork Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington said, “This will encourage farmers to adhere to the guidelines set down that will deliver high standards, which will have a positive impact on our Environment.
WEST Cork Sinn Fein will hold a one-hour protest on Bandon Bridge at noon next Saturday (Sept. 29th).
The event is being held to coincide with the payment of a €1bn unsecured bond which is taking place on Monday, October 1st.
FINE Gael TD Jim Daly, has urged septic tank owners across West Cork to register their system for the reduced fee of €5 before this Friday, September 28th. After this Friday, the registration fee will increase to €50. All systems must be registered before February 1st 2013.
WEST Cork Fine Gael TD, Noel Harrington, has called for the Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan and the Minister for Transport Leo Vradkar to examine the VAT and VRT rate on safety equipment for cyclists, motorcyclists and Motorists.