Ó Cadhla Challenges PJ Coogan to Debate this issues

Is having Victoria’s name on our streets obscene? Has 96FM Opinion Line handled this issue with fairness and independence? Last February, my good name was allowed to be slandered by the 96FM Opinion Line show, and, despite specific request sent to them via email, they have never addressed the issue. Here is the complaint I … Continue reading “Ó Cadhla Challenges PJ Coogan to Debate this issues”

Budgets Process Must be Transparent

In order to try to bring the otherwise cryptic budget process into the open, allowing members to understand its preparation and content and to participate in its construction, the following is proposed by Cllr. Ó Cadhla. Adoption of the proposal outlined below, and implementation (a separate task entirely), would represent an advance for democracy, the … Continue reading “Budgets Process Must be Transparent”

New arts funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council

New arts funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council Cork County Council has announced details of its Arts funding opportunities for 2018 and is now accepting applications to the following schemes ARTS GRANT SCHEME ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS SCHEME IRISH LANGUAGE ARTS ARTISTS’ FUNDING SCHEMES (open to practicing artists only) ARTISTS’ CREATIVE BURSARY INTERNATIONAL … Continue reading “New arts funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council”

God Operates in Ireland too!

An Taoiseach tells us that we have “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” compared to international standards, we are also told that “homelessness is normal”. But the latest shock revelation came while Conor Skehan, head of the Government’s Housing Agency, was being interviewed by The Journal.ie, they asked him what was an acceptable level of … Continue reading “God Operates in Ireland too!”

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

At the regular monthly meeting on 6th November Cllr Ó Cadhla asked that standing orders be lifted in order to to allow the Cobh Municipal District Council to consider the implications of last week’s RTÉ Primetime Investigates programme in so far as it relates to our municipality. Proposed resolution: “That this Council regards as scandalous … Continue reading “SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS”

Cork County Council is Guilty!

Last Thursday’s Primetime Investigates show exposed very well what some landlords are allowed to get away with, even in the face of undeniable evidence of their wrongdoing. The nightmare at No. 4 Harbour Hill in Cobh was revealed as part of the RTÉ programme; the tenant has no hot water, no shower, no cooking or … Continue reading “Cork County Council is Guilty!”

COUNTY COUNCIL INVITES PARTICIPATION FROM LOCAL GROUPS, ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BE PART OF THE COUNTY CORK CULTURE AND CREATIVITY STRATEGY 2018-2022

In keeping with the overarching aims of Creative Ireland, a 5-year Culture and Creativity Strategy is being undertaken for County Cork, 2018 – 2022. ‘Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.  It is a high-level, high-ambition, all-of-government initiative to mainstream creativity in the … Continue reading “COUNTY COUNCIL INVITES PARTICIPATION FROM LOCAL GROUPS, ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BE PART OF THE COUNTY CORK CULTURE AND CREATIVITY STRATEGY 2018-2022”

Statement of Policy on Social Housing Allocations

On 9th October Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla proposed a motion requesting a statement of Policy from Cork County Council in regards to how Social Housing is allocated.  The motion (below) also requests data on what allocations have taken place this year and during 2016, so that the public can see how the policy of Council … Continue reading “Statement of Policy on Social Housing Allocations”

Audit of Facilities to Support Fishing Industry

At its regular meeting on 2nd October Cllr Ó Cadhla proposed that the Municipal District Council should look into the need for local industry. He pointed out that once upon a time Cobh was a busy fishing port, employing local people and that this should be examined again. Despite what has happened to Ireland’s fishing … Continue reading “Audit of Facilities to Support Fishing Industry”

Cobh – European Capital of Smart Tourism?

Notice of Motion in the name of Cllr. Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to meeting of Municipal District Council on 12th September 2017: “Noting that 2018 is the European Year for Cultural Heritage and also EU-China Tourism Year that this Council should support efforts to capitalise on the opportunities peresented, In particular, Cobh town should be submitted … Continue reading “Cobh – European Capital of Smart Tourism?”