Recovery of Void Properties!

Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla got a report from Council regarding the recovery of void properties, the motion and the report received can be viewed here. The average cost of recovery of a void property in Cork County Council is reported to be €13,400 – how does this reconcile with Cork City Council’s figure of €31,000? … Continue reading “Recovery of Void Properties!”

Request to Cork City Council

*** Press Release *** Housing Crisis must be Declared as a National Emergency Members of City Council have been asked to join their colleagues in the County and declare the crisis in housing and homelessness to be an National Emergency. Councillor Diarmaid Ó Cadhla has asked members of the City Council to grasp the opportunity … Continue reading “Request to Cork City Council”

We Declared a National Emergency for Foot & Mouth Disease!

PUBLIC STATEMENT Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, 12th Feb 2018 The adoption of today’s motion by Cork County Council does two things: Firstly, it calls on the Council’s management to come up with proposals to address the continuing housing crisis and homelessness – the local authority has a duty to represent the community, it cannot set … Continue reading “We Declared a National Emergency for Foot & Mouth Disease!”

Council Votes to Defend Human Right of Political Prisioners

Onus is on Government to defend Human Rights of all Irish Citizens, whether in Egypt, UK or anywhere in the world Joint statement issued by: Cllr Kieran McCarthy and Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla in support of the motion finally adopted on 22nd January 2018: The practice of full body strip searching was ceased in our state … Continue reading “Council Votes to Defend Human Right of Political Prisioners”

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, they asked him what was an acceptable level of … Continue reading “God Operates in Ireland too!”


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”