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!”

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”

Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.

Yanis Varoufakis recently launched the ‘Democracy in Europe Movement’ , aiming to reform the current European Union by persuading it to be democratic. Varoufakis says that it is better to “work within” the EU to fix it, rather than leaving, as proposed in the UK’s #Brexit referendum and as demanded by an increasing number of Europeans.   … Continue reading “Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.”

TiSA Trade in Services Agreement

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a proposed treaty between 23 Parties, including the EU and the United States. TiSA is to liberalise (i.e. privatise!) the worldwide trade of services such as banking, health care and transport. Currently most public services in the US are private, e.g. local police, prisons, education etc. TiSA will … Continue reading “TiSA Trade in Services Agreement”

CETA Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is similar to TTIP but is between Canada and the EU. The agreement is waiting for final approval by the Council of the European Union and the EU Parliament. Whether approval by all EU member states is needed is disputed, so is whether we citizens have any say. … Continue reading “CETA Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement”

TTIP Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an agreement between the EU and the United States; similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Taken together these ‘agreements’ ensure US control over world trade, ignoring other interested parties such as Russia and China and even the World Trade Organisation … Continue reading “TTIP Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership”

State should Take-over Distressed Mortgages

PRESS RELEASE: Independent candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla is calling for immediate State intervention to solve the mortgage crisis in Ireland. The crisis in domestic mortgages was raised by Mr. Ó Cadhla as far back as November 2010 when he asked: “Should troubles mortgage holders stop paying the Banks?” Statistics from the Central Bank show that … Continue reading “State should Take-over Distressed Mortgages”

Letter to my Neighbours

IRISH WATER ? A .PDF image of the A5 flyer used to distribute this letter can be downloaded here. Dear Neighbour, I would like to encourage you to support the Boycott of Irish Water – because it is the right thing to do. Government policy to impose water charges is wrong, it is not in … Continue reading “Letter to my Neighbours”