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Corruption in Our Councils

The following is the text of a talk given by Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla on 19th February 2019 at a public meeting entitled: End Corruption at City Hall It is easy for us to call the dealings of City Hall corrupt, the evidence is all around us, unfortunately it escapes many who get fooled by […]

Morrison’s Island Objection

  The SecretaryAn Bord Pleanála64 Marlborough StreetDublin 1D01 V902 12th February 2019 Reference: 303247 Morrison’s Island, Cork city I wish to OBJECT to the above proposed scheme. I consider that the system of river-side walls proposed for Morrison’s Island is a mistake and should not be allowed the following are the reasons: I do not […]

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 […]

Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street must be Closed Down!

STATEMENT TO MEDIA by Housing Action Group Cork’s Housing Action Group are holding a second protest at the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street in Cork tomorrow, Wednesday 25th, starting at 9.30am. The group are calling for the facility to be closed down and fit-for-purpose facilities and services to be provided, so that vulnerable service […]

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 […]

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 […]

Declare a National Emergency on Housing!

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]