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Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork

Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork Thursday 31st January, 10am. Statement released today by Cork’s Housing Actions Group The protest is to support families that are once again the victims of the senseless homeless policy being followed by Cork City Council. We campaigned strongly for the closure of the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street […]

Local Elections – Cork City

Statement: In a statement today Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla confirmed that he will be standing as an independent candidate in the coming local elections.  Cllr Ó Cadhla, currently representing the Cobh Electoral Area in Co. Cork, will seek election to Cork City Council in the South East Ward where he lives. Cllr Ó Cadhla, who […]

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, […]

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. […]

The Politics of Private Member Clubs?

The foundation of any democratic system is that it should affirm and defend the rights of the people. Our own history has produced many documents declaring this, not least of which is the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916. The Constitution of 1937 affirmed the right of the people “to decide all questions of national policy”. However, we […]

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 […]

River Lee Walls Project – not a defense to flooding!

Observations or objections to the €6 million Morrison’s Island scheme closed on April 12th 2018. The following are the comments I submitted: Re: Morrison’s Island Walls Project I wish to submit the following in regards to the proposed scheme for Morrison’s Island: I consider that the system of river-side walls proposed are a mistake and […]

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 […]

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 […]