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!”

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”

Declare a National Emergency on Housing!

The following Press Release was issued by the Housing Action Group in relation to it’s 3rd 24-hour protest. 24-hour Sleep-out Protest Continues Tomorrow, Tuesday 17th April at 10am, the Housing Action Group embarks on it’s 3rd 24-hour protest outside City Hall in Cork.  The protest group is calling on Government to setup a National Emergency Committee on the issue of … Continue reading “Declare a National Emergency on Housing!”

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”

Cobh – European Capital of Smart Tourism?

Notice of Motion in the name of Cllr. Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to meeting of Municipal District Council on 12th September 2017: “Noting that 2018 is the European Year for Cultural Heritage and also EU-China Tourism Year that this Council should support efforts to capitalise on the opportunities peresented, In particular, Cobh town should be submitted … Continue reading “Cobh – European Capital of Smart Tourism?”

Cobh Twinning with Sydney, Australia?

Following discussion with the Australian Ambassador, Richard Andrews, when he visited on 7th July (Cobh’s Australia Day) the links between Sydney and Cobh became increasingly clear. Sydney has the biggest natural harbour in the world, Cobh sits in the middle of the second biggest harbour. Cobh was the departure point for countless Irish people who … Continue reading “Cobh Twinning with Sydney, Australia?”

Review of ‘Rebuilding Ireland’

NOTICE OF MOTION submitted for meeting of full Council on Monday 26th June 2017: “That this Council welcomes the commitment of An Taoiseach in his statement on 14th June, tasking the new Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government to review ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ within 3 months; including consideration of a greater quantity of Social Housing. … Continue reading “Review of ‘Rebuilding Ireland’”

Maureen Quill tells us to SHAG OFF!

This was the message delivered by Maureen Quill to a group of citizens collecting a petition asking for a referendum on our membership of the European Union. Ms. Quill is a former teacher with a history in politics, she is a former TD, member of Seanad Éireann and a former Lord Mayor of Cork city … Continue reading “Maureen Quill tells us to SHAG OFF!”