Are some Questions too Sensitive to Ask?

We need an Independent Inspections Agency! Local Councils are responsible in law for the monitoring and enforcement of the Minimum Standards in Rental Accommodation in their areas. There is a very serious problem with rental properties being below standard. Last year I got the figures for 2016 from Council which revealed a 96% failure rate, … Continue reading “Are some Questions too Sensitive to Ask?”

Community Development Initiative 2016-2022

Funding for Community Development Projects is available via the following scheme, contact details for applications or further details are included below: Cork County Council – Local Community Development Committees Terms of Scheme: Total fund over 7 years is €3.5M. To be divided pro-rata amongst the confirmed Local Development Companies as outlined in Service Level Agreement. … Continue reading “Community Development Initiative 2016-2022”

Urban & Rural Regeneration & Development Funds

At the beginning of July the Government launched 2 New Multi-Annual programmes as part of Project Ireland 2040. These were; The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) Both funds will operate annual funding calls, the closing date for this year’s calls was September 27th for the RRDF and … Continue reading “Urban & Rural Regeneration & Development Funds”

Housing Rights for the Disabled

Does your Household include someone with Disability? Since Government ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) a commitment exists that people with disabilities must be ‘adequately housed’. This is an issue I raised last May with the County Council, and again on September 24th, because the problem is huge.  In the … Continue reading “Housing Rights for the Disabled”

The Political Party Elite have Disgraced Cork County Council

This morning Council refused to nominate a candidate for the Presidential Election, yet there was only one proposed, Ms Gemma O’Doherty. Under our Constitution, Local Authorities have a duty to “provide a forum for democratic representation” – this hasn’t applied today, the democratic choice of the citizens is being limited. It is as if the … Continue reading “The Political Party Elite have Disgraced Cork County Council”

Presidential Election Must be Full Field

Citizens are looking for new politics, recent elections have proven this, and more change should be expected.  The next landmark in political life is the coming Presidential election, but there is a danger that democratic choice is being restricted. It is vital that limits are not placed on democracy, we need to facilitate a full … Continue reading “Presidential Election Must be Full Field”

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund

Environmental Partnership Fund 2018 was distributed as follows: 880 projects nationally to receive funding in the 2018 round. Please see list of 2018 projects below. The 2019 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund will open for applications in Spring 2019. If you have any queries regarding the 2018 Local Agenda Fund for your Council please … Continue reading “Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund”

Sráid an Drinán le Dúnadh!

(English at end of report. These are  the flowers of hope) Tá an tAonad do Dhaoine gan Dídean, i Sráid an Drinán i gcathair Chorcaí le dúnadh roimh dheireadh na bliana, nó chomh luath agus is féidir. Is é sin an tuairim atá ag an gComhairleoir Diarmaid Ó Cadhla tar éis don Ghrúpa um Gníomh … Continue reading “Sráid an Drinán le Dúnadh!”

Electoral Process for President of Ireland is Undemocratic

Cork County Council will facilitate the Nomination of an Independent Candidate in the Presidential Election In an effort to ensure some level of democracy in regards to the election of a new President Cllr Ó Cadhla made a proposal to the public meeting on July 23rd. Here is the Notice of Motion and the reply … Continue reading “Electoral Process for President of Ireland is Undemocratic”

Cruinniú Faoi Todhchaí ‘Sráid an Drinán’

Tá cruinniú socruithe idir an Grúpa Um Gníomh Tithíochta (Housing Action Group?) agus lucht bainistíochta an Roinn Gnóthaí Fostaíochta & Coimirce Sóisialtaí i gCorcaigh maidir le todhchaí an tAonad do Dhaoine gan Dídean i sráid an Drinán. Beidh an cruinniú ag a 3 a chlog De Luan seo chugainn, 30ú Iúil. Is mar thoradh ar … Continue reading “Cruinniú Faoi Todhchaí ‘Sráid an Drinán’”