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”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

Minimum Standards Must be Applied

Notice of Motion by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to full meeting of Cork County Council on Monday 11th September 2017 & response from executive: (having been postponed from meetings on 11th and 24th July) To seek a report on the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017, covering both private and public tenancies. The report to … Continue reading “Minimum Standards Must be Applied”