John Bohane in Clonakilty SINN Féin candidate Rachel McCarthy has been eliminated from the Cork SW constituency following the distribution of the sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy’s transferable vote of 3,151. Fianna Fail Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony remains in pole position after she collected a further 383 votes which brings her to a current total of 9,228 votes.
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CORK South West Sinn Féin Dáil candidate Cllr Rachel McCarthy has stated that the voters of West Cork are “not being fooled by election promises from Fine Gael and Labour”.
SINN Féin councillor Rachel McCarthy has issued a scathing criticism of the Fine Gael and Labour parties over the closure of seven garda stations in West Cork that resulted in savings of just €28,000 per year. Between 2012 and 2013 seven Garda stations across West Cork were closed saving of €4,000 per year on each closure. The information is contained in the answer provided by the Minister For Justice in
ON September 22nd the Dáil returns after its summer break and a protest is planned to take place outside Leinster House that evening to highlight the housing crisis and to force the government to take action immediately to alleviate the hardship faced by many families. Locally, a protest will be held at 6.30pm outside the Cork County Council administrative centre for housing in West Cork at Kent Street, Clonakilty. People
A REPORT this week on the allocation of funding for roadworks in the county for the coming year was issued to the councillors on Cork County Council at their forthnightly meeting. The omission of any funding for the N71,the scene of many fatalities over recent years,has been met with condemnation by Bandon based Cllr Rachel McCarthy. The Sinn Féin councillor has said that it was “a disgrace” that the N71
BANDON based county councillor Rachel McCarthy has been selected as the Sinn Féin candidate for the Cork South West constituency in the next General Election. Councillor McCarthy was selected at a convention held at the Clonakilty Hotel that was also attended by Liadh Ní Riada MEP and Jonathan O’Brien TD.
WEST Cork Sinn Féin members and supporters are invited to the Clonakilty Hotel this Friday evening (February 20th) at 8pm where the convention to select the candidate to contest the upcoming General Election in Cork South West will be held. The convention will be chaired by Cork City-based TD Jonathon O’Brien, with guest speaker being Ireland South Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada.
BANDON-based Sinn Feín councilor Rachel McCarthy has declared her intention to seek the party’s nomination to contest the next General Election in Cork South West. Cllr McCarthy says she believes that Cork South West has been failed by it’s current Dáil representatives and has suffered from years of neglect by those who have been elected in the area.
BANDON based councillor Rachel McCarthy, Sinn Féin has been elected chairperson of the HSE Regional Health Forums’s newly formed South West Committee. The South West Committee comprises members from the Cork and Kerry; previously the committees were split by acute hospital services and community services rather than geographical areas.
WEST Cork Government TDs have welcomed Budget 2014 with Fine Gael’s Noel Harrington saying the Budget will lead to job creation and economic growth in rural Ireland. “The Budget has job creation and economic growth at its core and I have no doubt that it will directly lead to more jobs and more money for the people of rural Ireland. The provision of 400 new Garda vehicles will enhance Garda
REPORTS from Minister Brendan Howlin that Cork County Council will have a surplus which will allow them to reduce the property tax by the maximum 15% allowed have been welcomed by Bandon-based Sinn Féin Cllr Rachel McCarthy. Sinn Féin passed a motion in June calling on the council to reduce the charge by 15% and the Minister has now indicated that this is possible in 12 local authorities including Cork.
The much awaited reshuffle of the cabinet took place this week with new faces taking up their positions in the various departments. This however was just theatrics according to Bandon County Cllr Rachel McCarthy SF. It is her contention that the May elections called for a new direction in policy and not just new faces in cabinet and a general election was now needed.
The Easter commemoration in Bandon takes place on Easter Sunday the 20th of April in St Patrick’s Cemetery at 12.30 and will be addressed by Martin Ferris TD. The annual event organised by Sinn Féin is always well attended and a big crowd is again expected this year. Speaking this week local Councillor Rachel McCarthy said, “All the preparations are done for this year’s celebration of the Easter Rising
Seen at the annual Crossbarry Commemoration on Sunday March 30th were from left Paul Hayes, Rachel McCarthy and Donnchadha O Seaghdha – all of whom are Sinn Fein candidates in the upcoming Council Elections in May.
BANDON town councillor and Sinn Fein local election candidate Rachel McCarthy has called on the council not to co-operate with the implementation of the new Gateway Scheme. The scheme aims to to recruit 3,000 employees for local authorities from the live register to work for their dole plus €20.
IT has emerged that the cost of domestic water to households will not be known until August. Speaking at the Environment Committee of the Dail the energy regulator, Paul McGowan revealed the final charge will be revealed in August.
THE continuing delay in any progress on the two schemes which were earmarked for Bandon, the flood relief and drainage schemes, has led to local Sinn Fein candidate Rachel McCarthy to call for a definitive time frame for the delivery of the projects. Rachel McCarthy said, “In November when I stated that I felt that Bandon had been abandoned I was hoping this would lead to a firm commitment
Pictured at the Bandon Christmas fair while taking a break from the Sinn Fe?in Bandon electoral area convention at the Munster Arms Hotel was Rachel McCarthy, Bandon who was selected at convention with Geraldine Fitzgerald, Bandon co marketing group and Mary Lou McDonald.
THE residents and businesses of Bandon have been “abandoned” by the government and Cork County Council according to local Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy. This comes after the local council was this week informed that the main drainage scheme which was halted suddenly in October last year will now move under the remit of the yet to be formed Irish Water. Following the meeting Cllr McCarthy said, “What
SPEAKING following an extensive canvass of the Kinsale/Bandon area local Sinn Fein councillor Rachel McCarthy has slammed the Government and in particular the Labour party on what she says is the enormous growth of fuel poverty in the country. “We’ve heard first hand while out canvassing, the stories of families struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.According to the St Vincent de Paul the average cost of energy
SINN Fein Councillor Rachel McCarthy has highlighted the harder stance being taken by banks to evict families from their homes who have fallen into arrears. The Bandon councillor says it would be devastating for those involved but also puts additional pressures on the already unmanageable housing waiting lists across the country. Cllr McCarthy said, “The banks, which were bailed out by the Irish people, are now planning to use the
NEW figures show the number of people on the housing waiting list stands at over 110,000 nationally an increase of 13% since 2011. Property experts have indicated this figure will increase due to the change in legislation which will allow banks to get tougher on households in mortgage distress. Reacting to the figures Cllr Rachel McCarthy Sinn Fein Representative for Bandon Carrigaline has called for a change in
REVELATIONS that all the funds raised through the introduction of the property tax will not be used to provide local services has angered Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy. This week in an a written Dail reply to a question the Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan has said the receipts in 2013 will remain in the Exchequer and be used to reduce the deficit.
PLANS to reduce water pressure to households who refuse to pay water charges when they are introduced next year have been described as “beyond belief” by one West Cork councillor. Cllr Rachel McCarthy, Sinn Féin representative for the Bandon/Carrigaline area has called into question the government’s knowledge of the reality households face in their weekly lives.
MORE than €100,000 in funding for road maintenance via the Community Involvement Scheme has been announced for the next two years for West Cork.
SINN Féin Bandon Cllr Rachel McCarthy has reacted to the statement this week from Fianna Fail that they had exposed the fact that local authorities can raise the property tax by 15%. She said, “It beggars belief that Fianna Fáil only now seem to realise that the Home Tax can be increased by local authorities. “If they were involved in the Dáil debate that very fact was raised
ON the first of May the introduction of the new tax on coal and briquettes which was part of the last budget comes into effect.This new tax increases the price of a bag of coal by nearly 3 euro and briquettes by near 30 cent a bale and puts further pressure on those struggling according to West Cork Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy. Cllr McCarthy said, “This increase in
Last weekend saw up to twenty delegates from across West Cork attending the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Castlebar County Mayo. They took part in debates on the many motions in relation to rural Ireland and issues facing people from West Cork due to budget restraints. Very informative fringe meetings with experts in CAP, natural resources and their potential and rural transport were well attended by the West
THIS week Deputy Michael McCarthy along with his fellow Labour TDs around the country released statements welcoming the postponement of the introduction of water charges. Reacting to the statement Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy said, “Is this what Labour have been reduced to? “Rushing to welcome a scrap from the cabinet table controlled by their Fine Gael masters.
THE freezing winds and heavy rain could not deter the large crowd who gathered for the Annual Bandon Easter commemoration which took place at the republican plot in St Patrick’s cemetery on Sunday last. A sea of umbrellas made up the procession that followed the Bandon and District Pipe band.Local councillor Rachel McCarthy and Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD headed the procession.