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Minister Harris to turn the sod on the Bandon Community Hospital

CORK South West, Fine Gael, Dáil Deputy Jim Daly has confirmed the news that Minister Simon Harris will officially turn the sod on the works beginning in Bandon Community Hospital on Monday the 26th September at 4.00 PM. This build was promised for many years, however it was not until 2011, when Deputy Daly arranged for the Friends of Bandon Community Hospital to meet with the then Minister for Health James

Daly Confirms Grant Aid for West Cork Islands

A number of off shore Islands along the coast of West Cork move a step closer to securing permanent helicopter landing sites which will greatly increase connectivity with the mainland and ensure a safer living environment for the Islands’ residents particularly during medical emergencies. Cork Southwest, Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly has confirmed that a grant of up to €5,500 has been made available by the Department of Arts, Heritage,

Major works to upgrade N71 surface

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has confirmed that a major upgrade of the road surface is to take place at both Lisavaird and Leap on the N71. The upgrade at Lisavaird will commence at the Curragh west of Clonakilty, and continue through Lisavaird until it ties in to a previously resurfaced section at Newmills, Rosscarbery. A contractor, Priority Conctruction Ltd., has been appointed to carry out

Daly encourages groups in West Cork to apply for Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West has encouraged West Cork arts and cultural groups to apply for funding under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016, which is now open for applications. “Funding of €9 million has been announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, for this year’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme. Arts and cultural centres across Cork can now

Leap surfacing works to begin in coming months

Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that Cork County Council is progressing design work on the road pavement between Leap and Dromihilly. It is currently anticipated that the Council will be in a position to tender the scheme in the coming months.

Fine Gael’s Jim Daly says there are “a lot of lessons to be learned”

John Bohane in Clonakilty FINE Gael TD Jim Daly regained his seat in the Cork South West constituency after he came in third behind newly elected duo Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna Fail) and Michael Collins (Independent). Jim finished with a final total of 9,799 following a day of mixed emotions for the Fine Gael party who had their other sitting TD Noel Harrington lose out following a hard fought party.

Margaret Murphy O’Mahony makes history as West Cork’s first female TD

John Bohane in Clonakilty MARGARET Murphy O’Mahony made history in Clonakilty when she was elected the first female TD to serve the South West constituency. The Fianna Fail candidate was elected along with Independent Michael Collins and sitting Fine Gael TD Jim Daly. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony topped the poll after she received an extra 1,942 votes following the distribution of Independent candidate Alan Coleman’s votes. These extra votes propelled her

New TD Michael Collins – “I will fight for every single person in West Cork”

John Bohane in Clonakilty NEWLY elected Independent TD Michael Collins hailed his election to serve the Cork South West constituency following his dramatic election. The Mizen-based councillor told West Cork Times he was overwhelmed with the support he received throughout the constituency. “Absolutely delighted with my election. We worked very hard to achieve this result. I have worked hard over the last 25 years and especially over the last number

Long Awaited extension to sewer at Coronea Skibbereen gets green light

CORK County Council has confirmed that 14 houses located at Coronea, Skibbereen are to be finally offered connection to the public sewage collection system in Skibbereen. The move follows years of ongoing requests from the residents of the area and stems back to a shortfall of funding to complete the new state-of-the-art collection system in the town.

Gateway employment scheme has proven successful says TD

CORK South West Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has welcomed the progress made to date on his employment initiative entitled the Gateway Scheme which was introduced in 2013. The Gateway Scheme is a local authority managed project that offers short-term work and training opportunities for long-term unemployed people who have been on the live register for more than two years. The works carried out by the participants of the scheme

Kinsale Community School extension work to begin

There is some welcome news in Kinsale as local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that a letter of offer has issued from the Department of Education to West Cork based based firm MMD Construction to commence the building of a €10 million extension to Kinsale Community School.

Planning permission granted for Bandon Hospital upgrade

PLANNERS at Cork County Council have given the green light to the planned upgrade of Bandon Community Hospital with construction on the new state of the art facility due to begin in the coming months. The new facility will be built on the existing site and will see the bed capacity at the hospital increase to 25 beds. Construction is expected to be completed within 12 months of work beginning.

Draft in contractors to get rural roads in shape says TD

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has written to the 55 members of Cork County Council seeking their support for an initiative he has resubmitted to Management in County Hall which he claims would drastically improve the current condition of rural roads at a cost of less than 1% of the Motor Tax collected in the County of Cork each year.

Bandon pedestrian crossing to be moved for safety reasons

A dangerous pedestrian crossing in Bandon is set to be relocated following discussions between a local TD, the National Roads Authority and Cork County Council. Fine Gael TD Jim Daly said, “I am pleased to have received confirmation from the NRA that they are to install additional public lighting along the Bandon bypass to enhance safety at the GAA grounds and surrounding area.

Halfway roudabout to be upgraded

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received confirmation from Cork County Council that a “long term sustainable solution” is to be put in place to enhance the appearance of the “Halfway” roundabout. The news comes about twelve months on since Deputy Daly first raised the issue with Council Management and since then Mr. Daly says he has received ongoing correspondence from constituents seeking updates and requesting

Riverstick pedestrian crossing to go ahead

FINE Gael TD, Jim Daly has said he has received confirmation from the Cork County Council that a pedestrian crossing will be constructed in Riverstick Village. Earlier this year Deputy Daly took the time to visit a number of housing estates in the local village. During the course of his visit he heard many concerns from the residents about the absence of a pedestrian crossing on the main road which

Irish Water is good for West Cork says Jim Daly

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has claimed that West Cork is reaping significant rewards as a result of setting up a single utility company to manage and improve water services across Ireland. The local TD was speaking following confirmation he received from Irish Water that they intend to invest €400,000 in the water network of Dunmanway. Mr Daly said, “This is another great news story for

TD seeks stamp of approval for Wild Atlantic “passport”

THE Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is to get a further boost next year as Fáilte Ireland have confirmed to local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly that they will consider implementing a WAW “passport” in next years work programme. Deputy Daly said he was delighted to receive such a positive response from Fáile Ireland after he submitted the proposal to Minister Paschal Donohoe for consideration. ??Jim Daly said, “The whole idea

New building confirmed for Skibbereen Gaelscoil

THERE was good news for Skibbereen town when Minister of State at the Department of Education Damien English TD confirmed a new school building for the staff and students on a visit to Gaelscoil Dr Uí Shúilleabháin. The school which is 21-years-old has been looking for a permanent building for many years and has been accommodated in temporary pre fab structures for almost all of its existence. The Minister was

Tenders for Bandon flood scheme to be issued in the coming weeks

EFFORTS to progress the flood scheme for Bandon town have moved forward with confirmation that the legal challenge to the tendering process has been resolved and tenders for the scheme will issue in the next two to three weeks. Speaking from his Constituency Office in Bandon, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly confirmed that he has been informed by his colleague Minister Simon Harris that the tenders for the Bandon

Big brother comes to Clonakilty as CCTV system goes live

CLOSED circuit television cameras are set to change the nature of policing in many of the towns across West Cork with Clonakilty being the latest town to go live this week. Cork Southwest TD Jim Daly has welcomed the installation of eight new security cameras erected at strategic locations throughout the town of Clonakilty and confirmed that Clonakilty will be looking to further extend the number of cameras in the

End in sight for Belgooly water supply problems

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received written confirmation from Irish water that a permanent solution is to be put in place to address the poor quality of public water supply available in Belgooly Co Cork. Jim Daly said that he has been receiving complaints from residents in the area over a number of years and he is glad to have received written confirmation from Irish

Safety report to be carried out on Schull Road walkway, Skibbereen

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received confirmation from the National Roads Authority that a safety report is to be carried out in relation to the condition of the popular walkway located on the Schull Road, Skibbereen. The NRA has requested Cork County Council to investigate and report to their office as soon as possible in relation to the safety standards for pedestrian users.

Courts Service asked to explain proposed Skibb Courthouse closure to Oireachtas Justice Committee

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD has confirmed that the Courts Service has been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee in relation to the proposed closure of Skibbereen Courthouse. Deputy Daly confirmed that he has lobbied his party colleague and chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice David Stanton TD to invite the Irish Courts Service to appear before the committee to answer questions relating to their intention to

New bus route proposal for Bandon

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has received confirmation from West Cork Rural Transport that they are currently considering a new bus route around the town of Bandon to replace the previous route which was run by Martin Crowley Bus Services in the town of Bandon for 14 years.

Clonakilty works at a “big price” but worth paying

CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to