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Sherlock confirms 33 beds at St Francis Welfare Home

Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has welcomed the reopening of St Francis Welfare Home in Fermoy as 'a transitional care facility' for people who will...

Roche expresses concern over licensing for HGV drivers

A local councillor has raised concerns for The Avondhu area-based frontline delivery drivers who are unable to obtain medical certificates to renew their licence. 

Seanad disappointment for O’Keeffe, Cantillon and Neville

By Donal O'Siochru & Niall O'Connor As counting of votes for the 49 seats to be filled for the Upper House of the Oireachtas continues, there was...

Good news as fuel allowance season extended

The Government has announced this week that it would be extending the Fuel Allowance season by four weeks - from Friday, 10th April to Friday,...

Even in lockdown, homeless people still have nowhere to go

The streets of Cork are mostly empty now, except for the homeless people who still have nowhere to go. For the first time in...

Insurance companies lambasted over response to SMEs

There has been a general outcry from public representatives and the business fraternity that small businesses are being refused Covid-19 insurance compensation because ‘Government did...

Instead of worrying about catching coronavirus, worry you’re spreading it

Donal O’Keeffe: The best way through this is not to fear dying from Covid-19, but rather to fear that you may kill other people.

Sherlock ‘fighting hard’ to reverse SouthDoc closure

Deputy Sean Sherlock said on Sunday that he has been 'fighting hard over the past 72 hours' to get the Board of SouthDoc to...

Mayor of Cork calls on public to help mould strategy

The Mayor of County Cork has appealed to North Cork residents to help them devise a new strategy for the future. The planned...

Fermoy should do the right thing and un-twin from homophobic Nowa...

With a quarter of Poland declaring itself ‘LGBT free’, it’s frightening to see how little we have learned from the Holocaust. Fermoy...

Politicians’ references for rapists are legally worthless – and cause real...

Why do Irish politicians give character references to sex offenders? Donal O’Keeffe asked the main parties for their current policy on this practice.

Does Sinn Féin recognise the legitimacy of the Irish State –...

Does Sinn Féin recognise the legitimacy of the 1937 Constitution, An Garda Síochána, the Irish Defence Forces and the Special Criminal Court, a Fine...

When exactly did the IRA go away?

Gerry Adams famously said “They haven’t gone away, you know”. Mary Lou McDonald now insists the Provisional IRA actually has gone away. When, exactly,...

Shadow-boxing around the next election

The lengthy process of government formation will be haunted as much by the next election as by the last, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “The...

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