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Social protection system must be focused on getting people back to work or into education says TD

Fianna Fáil’s Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that the entire social protection system needs to re-focus itself on providing opportunities rather than putting barriers in front of people. “To my mind, every scheme that the DSP offers to those who are unemployed must have, as one of its primary outcomes, an objective of moving people into further education, training and ultimately paid employment.”

Reform needed to ensure carers can access full state pension says Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Cork North West TD Aindrias Moynihan says reform is needed to ensure people who take time out of the workforce to care for children or an elderly relative are not subsequently denied access to a full pension. “The Government should address this issue and ensure that a person who has taken time out of the workforce to care for children or an elderly relative is not unfairly disadvantaged.

Students losing out on bus places as school transport scheme remains up in the air

Families fear they’ll lose the service as a result of changes to the scheme  Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Education Minister to urgently clarify the situation regarding the school transport scheme.  A review of the scheme has been ongoing for a number of months, and parents are worried that their children will miss out on places as a result of new changes.

Crookstown watermain replacement works to begin

In response to representations from local Fianna Fáil TD Aindrias Moynihan, Irish Water has confirmed that Crookstown watermain replacement works are to get underway next week. These works will be an ease to Crookstown residents who have endured an unreliable supply with low pressure and repeated breaks.

Commitment to Macroom bypass called into question as N22 funding cut

FIANNA Fáil General Election candidate for Cork North-West Cllr Aindrias Moynihan has revealed that the Government has allocated less money to the Macroom Bypass for next year.??When the Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocations were announced just before Christmas the Macroom Bypass was allocated €3.8m for 2016. This is a reduction on what was allocated for the bypass in 2014 and 2015 and it casts doubt on the Government’s commitment to the

Agriculture policy levels the playing field for Cork farmers claims Moynihan

FIANNA Fáil Cork North-West election candidate Aindrias Moynihan claims the party’s new agriculture policy will ensure that farmers are given a fair deal when it comes to pricing and farm profitability. The strategy, “Securing fair process and increased profitability for farmers”, demonstrates Fianna Fáil’s commitment to family farming and seeks to protect the viability of these important businesses.

Cork North-West FF candidates set out General Election priorities

FIANNA Fáil’s two candidates for the forthcoming General Election have set out a number of priorities after the party’s selection convention took place in Millstreet last Friday night. Party members heard Deputy Michael Moynihan and Councillor Aindrias Moynihan will contest the General Election in the 3-seat constituency. Deputy Moynihan commented: “Fine Gael and Labour have failed our rural communities.  People living in towns across North West Cork feel more isolated

Minister backs down but septic tank fight is not over

MINISTER Phil Hogan has reduced the septic tank registration fee from €50 to €5 for the first three months of the scheme which starts in April but opponents in West Cork have warned that funds must be made available to assist families in upgrading their septic tanks. According to Bandon Sinn Féin councillor Rachel McCarthy the government still needs to make a clear commitment that any upgrading of household septic

Anti septic-tank charges public meeting in Knockavilla

IT was standing room only in a packed Knockavilla Hall, Innishannon, last night at a public meeting held to oppose the introduction of the government Water Services Amendment Bill. This Bill which is currently passing through the Oireachtas proposes to introduce a registration fee of €50 for rural households dependent on septic tanks and other waste water systems. As well as this an inspection system is to be introduced which