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”

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!”

God Operates in Ireland too!

An Taoiseach tells us that we have “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” compared to international standards, we are also told that “homelessness is normal”. But the latest shock revelation came while Conor Skehan, head of the Government’s Housing Agency, was being interviewed by The Journal.ie, they asked him what was an acceptable level of … Continue reading “God Operates in Ireland too!”

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

At the regular monthly meeting on 6th November Cllr Ó Cadhla asked that standing orders be lifted in order to to allow the Cobh Municipal District Council to consider the implications of last week’s RTÉ Primetime Investigates programme in so far as it relates to our municipality. Proposed resolution: “That this Council regards as scandalous … Continue reading “SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS”

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!”

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”