Culture Night Cork County 2018

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE Culture Night is the annual all of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts.  This year, Culture Night will take place on Friday 21st September, arts groups, arts centres, artists and communities come together to provide an extraordinary evening of imaginative and entertaining free cultural experiences in cities, towns and villages … Continue reading “Culture Night Cork County 2018”

PICKET on Homeless Persons Unit, Drinan Street.

The Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street should be closed down. This Thursday, 21st June, the Housing Action Group will picket the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street, and hand in an official letter of complaint to the HSE. The picket is to protest the disrespect shown to homeless people and families at the HSE … Continue reading “PICKET on Homeless Persons Unit, Drinan Street.”

Housing Action Protest and all Homeless People in Cork were removed to make way for a visiting Prince!

Untold monies are being spent on the visit of one individual to Cork city. People are being corralled and excluded from most of the city centre. Most shockingly, from early yesterday (Wednesday) morning no homeless people were even visible in Cork city – where are they gone??? The Housing Action Group in Cork started their … Continue reading “Housing Action Protest and all Homeless People in Cork were removed to make way for a visiting Prince!”

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

School Clothing and Footwear Allowance The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance helps meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. Rules: You may qualify for the Back to School Allowance if you are: Getting a social welfare payment (including Working Family Payment and Back to Work Family Dividend) or … Continue reading “Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance”

On the Rights of People with Disabilities

STATEMENT – Diarmaid Ó CADHLA Regarding Notice of Motion on Council’s agenda 28th May 2018. Disability Services & Accountability Here is the proposal ADOPTED by Cork County Council and the initial response to it – we now expect that Council will move to implement these policy measures. If Government and Minister McGrath do not move … Continue reading “On the Rights of People with Disabilities”

Housing Action Group writes to all TDs

The following email was sent to all TDs today on behalf of the Housing Action Group, let’s see who responds… 24-hour Sleep-out Protests… Dear Deputy, We are asking you to be with us next Tuesday, 29th May outside Dáil Éireann. The Housing Action Group has organised a 24 hour protest, starting at 11am and continuing until Wednesday morning. … Continue reading “Housing Action Group writes to all TDs”

Council needs a Members Oversight Group

Homeless Services are Sub-Standard The following comments are issues by Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla in relation to his Notice of Motion before Cork County Council today, 14th May 2018: The proposal itself has been referred to the Housing Special Policy Committee (SPC) for further consideration… we will update again once that happens. Despite committing significant … Continue reading “Council needs a Members Oversight Group”

Censorship at Cork County Council

Attempt to Disallow Discussion on the Issue of War, Peace & our Neutrality This matter was challenged at the meeting of Cork County Council held on 23rd April 2018. A Notice of Motion had been submitted for the meeting but was excluded from the agenda on the ‘suggestion’ of the Mayor, as follows: “I don’t … Continue reading “Censorship at Cork County Council”

War, Peace & Neutrality

Notice of Motion – War, Peace & Neutrality for the meeting of full Council on Monday 23rd April, 2018 The Mayor of County Cork has deemed that this motion is not appropriate for discussion at a full meeting of Cork County Council – it is excluded! That this Council affirms our opposition to war and … Continue reading “War, Peace & Neutrality”