Cork South Central Constituency

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Statement from FF leader on Healy’s Blue Bin closure

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed his concern at the developing situation at Healy’s Blue Bin company in Cork. Workers are staging a sit-in at the premises on the Skehard road after they were told the company was closing and they were losing their jobs. Read More

FF leader extremely concerned about Examiner job losses

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed his deep concern at the announcement that 50 jobs are to be lost at Landmark Media, the owner of the Irish Examiner. It’s understood that half of the positions will go at the Cork office, with the remaining jobs being lost at the company’s regional offices. Read More

Fewer Cork households saving regularly – FF

Fianna Fail TD for Cork South Central and spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath says the Government’s inaction on policies to help the squeezed middle is impacting on people’s ability to save. A recent survey carried out by the ESRI for Nationwide UK (Ireland) has found a sharp increase in the number of people who can no longer afford to put money by because they don’t have any spare cash. Read More

McGrath expresses concern at Noonan’s suggestion that NAMA be wound up by next year

Rapid fire sale of NAMA assets must be based on an economic rather than a political logic Read More

Stability Programme Update highlights contradictory messages from Govt on economy - McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said there now appears to be two totally contradictory messages coming from Government in light of the publication today of the Stability Programme Update (SPU). Read More

New report reveals jump in hospital waiting lists - Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has expressed his alarm at the jump in the number of patients waiting for over a year for an outpatient appointment at hospitals around the country. Read More

FF Leader Congratulates President on British Visit

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has congratulated President Michael D Higgins on his state visit to Britain. Speaking ahead of the ceiliúradh at the Albert Hall and the conclusion of the visit, Deputy Martin commented, “I know I speak on behalf of the entire Fianna Fáil organisation when I congratulate President Higgins and his wife on their very successful state visit to Britain. Read More

Blatant discrimination against borrowers must be tackled at Committee hearings on mortgage arrears

The Oireachtas Finance Committee hearings this week with the chief executives of the main banks will be an opportunity to examine the failings in tackling the mortgage arrears crisis facing thousands of borrowers across the country, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath. Read More

Martin Criticises Govt Assault on Cork City Council Services

Reduced budgets; imposition of Local Property Tax and broken promises hitting communities in Cork hard Read More

McGrath demands action on NDLS delays

Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath says it’s unacceptable that people in Cork are facing lengthy delays at the National Driver Licence Service office in the city centre. There have been reports of people waiting over four hours to be seen, only to be told to come back another day to have their applications processed. Read More

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