England’s Difficulty

Presentation by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to ‘The Way Forward Seminar’ hosted by Republican Sinn Féin on 27th July 2019. I believe that there is an opportunity before us, one that could hasten the day of national independence.  An opportunity exists to re-integrate the national territory and also to rebuild the unity of our people. The … Continue reading “England’s Difficulty”

Fund the Process, not the Parties

ELECTORAL REFORM: I’ve always liked the idea that everyone should have ‘an equal right to elect and to be elected’, that is fundamental in a democratic society. Is this what we have in Ireland, does every citizens have equal opportunity? Every year the established Political Parties received up to €15 million in state funding.  We … Continue reading “Fund the Process, not the Parties”

Local Festival Fund 2019

LOCAL FESTIVAL FUND 2019 Include below are details of the 2019 Local Festival Fund allocations, which are managed by the Tourism Unit of the Economic Development, Enterprise & Tourism Directorate, Cork County Council. Here are the allocations made. Background to Local Festival Fund  At the July 2017 Meeting of the County & City Manager’s Association … Continue reading “Local Festival Fund 2019”

Corruption in Our Councils

The following is the text of a talk given by Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla on 19th February 2019 at a public meeting entitled: End Corruption at City Hall It is easy for us to call the dealings of City Hall corrupt, the evidence is all around us, unfortunately it escapes many who get fooled by … Continue reading “Corruption in Our Councils”

Morrison’s Island Objection

  The SecretaryAn Bord Pleanála64 Marlborough StreetDublin 1D01 V902 12th February 2019 Reference: 303247 Morrison’s Island, Cork city I wish to OBJECT to the above proposed scheme. I consider that the system of river-side walls proposed for Morrison’s Island is a mistake and should not be allowed the following are the reasons: I do not … Continue reading “Morrison’s Island Objection”

Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork

Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork Thursday 31st January, 10am. Statement released today by Cork’s Housing Actions Group The protest is to support families that are once again the victims of the senseless homeless policy being followed by Cork City Council. We campaigned strongly for the closure of the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street … Continue reading “Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork”

Tenants of Public Housing are Entitled to Privacy

In Ireland, tenants of Public Housing are treated as 2nd class citizens. The view is that Public Housing tenants somehow get something for nothing, so they must forfeit their rights and be grateful.   This view is confirmed by Cork County Council’s ongoing Rent Review (the same happens in all local authorities), which again imposes on … Continue reading “Tenants of Public Housing are Entitled to Privacy”

Local Elections – Cork City

Statement: In a statement today Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla confirmed that he will be standing as an independent candidate in the coming local elections.  Cllr Ó Cadhla, currently representing the Cobh Electoral Area in Co. Cork, will seek election to Cork City Council in the South East Ward where he lives. Cllr Ó Cadhla, who … Continue reading “Local Elections – Cork City”

Community Water Development Fund 2019

The Local Authority Waters Programme have announced the launch of an  open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2019. Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.00pm. The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst … Continue reading “Community Water Development Fund 2019”

Community Grant Scheme 2019

Guidelines for the 2019 Community Grant Scheme have been published, it is now being advertised, with a closing date of 4.00 p.m. on Friday 15th February. The link to apply is: https://www.yourcouncil.ie/service/Community_Fund_Application_2019 In 2018, Council operated a dual system, accepting both online and manual applications, as it was the trial year for the online system. … Continue reading “Community Grant Scheme 2019”