FINE Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, has received confirmation from the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn TD, that he has agreed to have ‘Politics and Society’ taught as a subject at Leaving Certificate level. In response to a Parliamentary Question from Deputy Daly, Minister Quinn confirmed his intention to include ‘Politics and Society’ within the suite of Leaving Certificate subjects available to schools. Minister Quinn added that
Noel Harrington, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, has welcomed the announcement by The Minister of Health, Dr. James Reilly, TD that new figures show a 95% reduction in the number of people waiting over 12 months for an outpatient appointment. “While the level of those waiting for an appointment is still not acceptable, this reduction shows that the measures being established by Minister Reilly within the HSE
LABOUR TD Michael McCarthy has called on Minister Hogan to consider the inclusion of a typical, self- extinguishing “grandfather” clause in defining the term of Architect in the Building Control Act 2007. His comments come on foot of a report he launched as Chair of the Oireachtas Environment Committee, on the Registration of the Title of Architect, which outlines a number of recommendations on the registration of the title
WEST Cork is under attack from a whole raft of proposals that will leave the region well and truly left behind if they are allowed to go ahead; that was the message from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who spoke to West Cork Times on a recent visit to the Beara Peninsula. Deputy Martin spent two days in Beara speaking to fishermen in Castletownbere and celebrating Donal Harrington of
WEST Cork Sinn Féin spokesperson Paul Hayes has said the HSE and the Fine Gael/Labour Government are targeting the most vulnerable in the further drastic Health cuts.
DUNMANWAY-based independent councillor Declan Hurley was recently elected as deputy mayor of County of Cork at the County Council’s first meeting of the New Year. Normally the office of deputy mayor is held for one year, but at the AGM last June in a change from tradition, independent councillor Noel Collins was proposed for the position only to accept the title, if councillor Declan Hurley was allowed the title for
A PUBLIC meeting on the issue of the septic tank charge takes place in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, tonight (Wednesday, January 25th) at 8pm. All are welcome.
A NEW ‘pop up shop’ in Skibbereen hopes to add some Christmas cheer to the town opening every day until Christmas Eve. The shop, located in the old Embellish premises next door to Drinagh Co-op is itself a co-operative venture between more than a dozen local artists and crafts people.