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”

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 … Continue reading “River Lee Walls Project – not a defense to flooding!”

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!”

Budgets Process Must be Transparent

In order to try to bring the otherwise cryptic budget process into the open, allowing members to understand its preparation and content and to participate in its construction, the following is proposed by Cllr. Ó Cadhla. Adoption of the proposal outlined below, and implementation (a separate task entirely), would represent an advance for democracy, the … Continue reading “Budgets Process Must be Transparent”

New arts funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council

New arts funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council Cork County Council has announced details of its Arts funding opportunities for 2018 and is now accepting applications to the following schemes ARTS GRANT SCHEME ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS SCHEME IRISH LANGUAGE ARTS ARTISTS’ FUNDING SCHEMES (open to practicing artists only) ARTISTS’ CREATIVE BURSARY INTERNATIONAL … Continue reading “New arts funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council”

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!”