Millstreet Community Hospital must get its respite care beds back

Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the HSE in Cork need to ensure that respite care beds that were transferred from Millstreet Community Hospital to a private facility to allow for refurbishment works are returned as quickly as possible.

“Last year, six respite care beds were moved to allow refurbishment works be completed. A contract with a private operator was agreed to ensure that the existing capacity was not diminished.

“However, it has come to light recently that the contract with the private operator has ended, yet the six beds have not been reopened in Millstreet Community Hospital.  continue reading the full article “Millstreet Community Hospital must get its respite care beds back”

Con O’Callaghan stands up for local Carriage Makers (1st Dec 1916)

At the quarterly meeting of Cork County Council, Millstreet’s local representative, Cors O’Callaghan (of Altamount House) proposed a resolution requesting the people not to purchase imported carriages and traps and keep local jobs in Ireland. You might say that things have not changed much in the hundred years since ! O’Callaghan also agrued against low wages, and the problems with the newly introduced Daylight Saving Time.

1916-12-01-con-ocallaghan-stands-up-for-trap-makers-02_rsz1916-12-01-con-ocallaghan-stands-up-for-trap-makers-01_rsz

General Election 2016 – Count Updates

Updates from RTÉ at the Count Centre in Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig (give it a few seconds to load up):

Please note that there are some spammy tweets in the middle of the feed. We can’t do much about them. Best to just ignore them, and concentrate on the relevant messages.


continue reading the full article “General Election 2016 – Count Updates”

Who Will You Vote for in the General Election 2016 ?

2016 Cork North West Constituency MapTomorrow, Friday the 26th of February is General Election day when the people take to the polling booths to make their choices as to who the want to represent them locally, and indirectly what party / parties will make up the 32nd Dáil.

So we’re asking who will you vote for in Cork North West tomorrow?

  • the poll is anonymous
  • you can choose up to three candidates from the list below
  • more detail on each candidate can is can be seen in a previous article (here)

Update: 26th Feb: Thanks to all those that voted in our poll. The poll closed before voting started this morning. It makes for interesting reading, as previous polls we did happened to be very accurate. We’ll see what happenens in the real thing!

[poll id=”13″]

General Election 2016: Our Candidates in Cork North-West

And we’re off: Taoiseach Enda Kenny dissolved the 31st Dáil this morning, setting in motion the General Election for 2016 for Friday 26th February. Below are the twelve candidates declared for our Cork North-West constituency, of which three will be elected. Click on the photos to see a one minute video from each of the candidates.

Jason Fitzgerald (Renua)Nigel Dennehy (Sinn Féin)Michael Moynihan (Fianna Fáil)Andrias Moynihan (Fianna Fáil)
Jason Fitzgerald (Renua), Nigel Dennehy (Sinn Féin), Michael Moynihan (Fianna Fáil), Andrias Moynihan (Fianna Fáil)

Steven O'Riordan (Independent)Áine Collins (Fine Gael)2016 Michael O'Donnell - Communist Party Candidate Cork NorthWestMichael Creed (Fine Gael)
Steven O’Riordan (Independent), Áine Collins (Fine Gael), Michael O’Donnell(Communist Party of Ireland (new candidate)), Michael Creed (Fine Gael)
Shirley Griffin (Independent)Diarmuid O'Flynn (Independent Alliance)John Paul O'Shea (Independent)Cormac Manning - Green Party
Shirley Griffin (Independent/People’s Convention), Diarmuid O’Flynn (Independent Alliance), John Paul O’Shea (Independent), Cormac Manning (Green Party)

2016-02 Jerry O'Sullivan - Cork North West CandidateJerry O’Sullivan (Independent)

See what the Cork North West candidates are tweeting about with Marie Collins’ list (here)

continue reading the full article “General Election 2016: Our Candidates in Cork North-West”

The Healy-Raes

A new book by Gneeveguilla native and former Irish Examiner journalist Donal Hickey on the Healy-Rae family has been launched. ”The Healy-Raes – a 24/7 Political Legacy” is a fascinating account of Ireland’s famous political dynasty.
The 200 page book is on sale at Wordsworth in The Square, Millstreet, priced at €14.99.

Lost more information on the book and author can be read on the MaineValleyPost.com

Steven’s Speech to the UCC Philosophical Society

Steven O’ Riordan Cork North West Independent Candidate speaking to the UCC Philosophical Society on the topic of “Should we re-elect the Government” on Monday night (Sept 21st). If you like what you hear get in touch with Steven @ <email>
continue reading the full article “Steven’s Speech to the UCC Philosophical Society”

Referendums 2015: How did you vote?

Now that the Polling Stations are closed, it would be interesting to know how people voted locally? (it’s anonymous, so no need to worry)
[poll id=”11″]
[poll id=”12″]

==========

Final Results for Cork:

Total Total Poll Turnout % In-
valid
Valid For Against For % Against %
Cork East 81271 49532 60.95 304 49228 30383 18845 61.72 38.28
Cork North-Central 75263 45059 59.87 398 44661 28479 16182 63.77 36.23
Cork North-West 62143 38997 62.75 311 38686 22388 16298 57.87 42.13
Cork South-Central 92422 59018 63.86 355 58663 38591 20072 65.78 34.22
Cork South-West 60141 37107 61.70 255 36852 20627 16225 55.97 44.03

continue reading the full article “Referendums 2015: How did you vote?”

It’s Referendum Day – now get out and Vote !

Laura Cronin who is flying home from Amsterdam to vote in the Referendums
Laura Cronin is flying home from Amsterdam to vote in the Referendums
(photo from the Irish Independent)

Our vote at Referendums and Elections are the only way us ordinary people have to influence the direction of our country. Yet at the last referendum, only 39% of voters turned up to vote on the “Abolition of the Seanad”.

We would encourage everyone to cast their vote today on the “Marriage Referendum” and on the “Age of Presidential Candidate Referendum”, no matter whether you want to vote Yes or No. Fair play to our own Laura Cronin who works for Tourism Ireland in Amsterdam who is flying home to vote. She was profiled yesterday in a long article in Stellar Magazine, with a shorter piece in an article in the Irish Independent.

It’s hard to see anything other than a Yes vote in the Marriage Referendum, especially if younger voters turn up at the polls, but stranger things have happened. Now does anyone know how the Age of Presidential Candidates Referendum will end up? continue reading the full article “It’s Referendum Day – now get out and Vote !”

Public Meeting Notice

2015-04-08 Public Meeting Notice - Steven O'Riordan - Independent Candidate for the upcoming election

Millstreet man, and new Cork North West Candidate Steven O’Riordan is holding a series of Public Meetings in the area in April.

Everyone is encouraged to go along and participate in the wide range of topics that are up for discussion, and the questions and answers session on the issues that affect you directly.

The meetings are to be held at:

  • 21st April at 8pm, in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet
  • 22nd April at 8pm in the Castle Hotel, Macroom
  • 23rd April at 8pm in the Park Bar, Kanturk

For more information, contact Steven at 087-0674520

(Click the poster to see it full size)

2016 General Election Campaign, Independent Candidate LOOKING FOR SUPPORT

Woodland Drive,
Millstreet,
Co. Cork

Tel: 0870674520

Date: 14/02/15

Dear Sir/Madam,

I’m writing to you In relation to the possibility of putting my name forward as an Independent Candidate for the 2016 General Election.

My name is Steven O’ Riordan and I’m a member of Millstreet Macra. I’m the brother of disability activist Joanne O’ Riordan who was born without limbs. My background is in the Arts and my political interests are social and human rights issues.

I’m currently looking for help in mounting a campaign that would result in taking a seat within the Cork North West area.

The campaign would be run on a number of issues, these include; Disability, Young People, Urban V Rural Ireland, Dail Reform, Immigrants, Sport & The Arts.

I’m probably best known for my work on the issue of the Magdalene Laundries and my most recent documentary “No Limbs No Limits” The Joanne O’ Riordan. I was a key figure in securing the state apology for the women of the Magdalene Laundries. Over the years I have also used my ability to ensure that people with disabilities live in a society that is inclusive. You can see this in my local area where I was successful in getting the County Council to make all public buildings & footpaths wheelchair accessible.

I believe that the time is right to put continue reading the full article “2016 General Election Campaign, Independent Candidate LOOKING FOR SUPPORT”

Steven O’Riordan to run for the Dáil

The best of luck to Steven O’Riordan, who will run as an Independent in the forthcoming General Election (due by April 2016), and who is hoping to take a seat in our three-seat Cork North West constituency.

Steven said the policies of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael parties “simply do not work”, that he wants to “give something back” to the people who have helped his family over the years, and “I want people to be proud of the TDs they elect. The people of Cork North West and Ireland deserve better.”

Read more in the newspaper articles below:  continue reading the full article “Steven O’Riordan to run for the Dáil”

Public Meeting on Agriculture Food & Community Affairs

Fianna Fáil - logoCork North West Fianna Fáil Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee

Public Meeting in the Parish Meeting Rooms Millstreet
(Beside Millstreet Parish Church)

On Friday 30th January 8pm. Guest Speakers include:

Éamon Ó Cuìv T.D. Fianna Fail spokeperson on Agricultural Food & Community Affairs

Donal Corkery from John Crowley Agri Consultant on Farm Grants

Ger Mc Sweeney from the Health & Safety Authority on farm Safety

Come along & have your say in Fianna Fail policy on the issues that matter to you.

You can also follow us on Facebook at:  Cork North West Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee

from the FF Cork NW Agri & Rural Affairs Committee

Our President in Mallow

2014-11-28 President Michael D Higgins  in Mallow - photo by Jane ThomasThere was a great turnout at Mallow last Firday afternoon greeting the President for the unveiling of the statue of Thomas Davis

The picture dipicts his passion in what he believes in.

With thanks to Jane Thomas for this photo and comment above.

Also in the media:

More work needed to realise Thomas Davis’ Vision (Irish Examiner 29th Nov)

President Higgins pays tribute to writer and poet Thomas Davis (Irish Times 29th Nov) continue reading the full article “Our President in Mallow”

Cumann Presentation to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan Tonight

A presentation of the book "Brian Lenihan - In Calm and Crisis" was made by Chairperson of the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, Maria Murphy, to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan marking his recent election to Cork Co. Council.  Also present were further dedicated members of the Millstreet Cumann.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A presentation of the book “Brian Lenihan – In Calm and Crisis” was made by Chairperson of the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, Maria Murphy, to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan marking his recent election to Cork Co. Council. Also present were further dedicated members of the Millstreet Cumann. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)
It is here at McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet that monthly Clinics will be held (by kind permission) on the third Monday at 7.30pm.   The first Clinic is on Monday, 17th Nov. while the second one is on Monday, 15th Dec..  Recent Grants directed to Millstreet include €7,500.00 to Millstreet Town Park for Outdoor Fitness Equipment, €1,200.00 to Millstreet Men's Shed for a Polytunnel and €600.00 to Millstreet Tidy Towns.  (S.R.)
It is here at McCarthy’s Bar, The Square, Millstreet that monthly Fianna Fáil Clinics will be held (by kind permission) on the third Monday at 7.30pm. The first Clinic is on Monday, 17th Nov. while the second one is on Monday, 15th Dec.. Recent Grants directed to Millstreet include €7,500.00 to Millstreet Town Park for Outdoor Fitness Equipment, €1,200.00 to Millstreet Men’s Shed for a Polytunnel and €600.00 to Millstreet Tidy Towns.   (S.R.)

Kanturk-Mallow Local Election Results

Electorate Turnout Total Poll Spoiled Votes Valid Poll
37129 58% 21604 303 21301

The quota is 3044 votes and 6 of the 6 seats have been filled. (Green = elected, wine=eliminated)

Candidate Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
O’Shea, John Paul (Ind) 4374
Moynihan, Bernard (FF) 2481 2568 2636 2914 2935 2956 3231
Fitzgerald, Dan Joe (FF) 2271 2510 2546 2915 3240
Mullane, Melissa (SF) 2154 2365 2497 2610 2715 2732 2840 2877
Murphy, Gerard (FG) 2090 2156 2223 2356 2631 2653 3551
Collins, Timmy (Ind) 1779 1961 2191 2317 2354 2364 2680 2862
Buckley, Noel (FG) 1641 1694 1709 1742 1935 1949
Sheehan, Ronan (Lab) 1332 1499 1537 1583 1954 2066 2136 2346
O’Connor, Noel (FG) 1302 1442 1458 1474 1474
Donegan, Bart (FF) 1231 1258 1276
O’Brien, Denis (Ind) 505 610
Zalewski, Grzegorz (Ind) 141 194

continue reading the full article “Kanturk-Mallow Local Election Results”

Eily says

eily

Eily says

 

County Elections.

 

Election day is drawing near, on Friday next May 23rd, we all have the privilege to go to the polling booths and vote. To have a vote is a wonderful thing, it gives us the power to choose the person who, in our opinion will work for us and our community in the months and years ahead.
It’s not an easy decision to make You see the posters on the walls and poles all over the country, all striving to get the go ahead for their own party or group. Picking one is just a game of chance, because you really don’t
know them, You’ll see the party they represent, but what of the individual. You just don’t know.

continue reading the full article “Eily says”

European Election Candidates on LTV

LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher will broadcast a special programme in which four of the Candidates who are participating in the forthcoming MEP Election will share their views.   Included will be Deirdre Clune (F.G.), Brian Crowley (F.F.), Liadh Ní Riada (S.F.) and Seán Kelly (F.G.).   The programme is scheduled to be broadcast at 10pm on this Thursday, 8th May 2014.   It is scheduled to be repeated on Sunday, 11th May at 8pm.  The transmission is available on air on Channels 30 and 35 UHF for those who are able to receive this signal.  (S.R.)

Enthusiastic Launch of Noel Buckley’s Election Campaign 2014

The official launch of Noel Buckley's Election Campaign 2014 took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel  on Thursday, 10th April 2014.   Here we share a selection of images from the enthusiastic occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The official launch of Noel Buckley’s Election Campaign 2014 took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 10th April 2014. Here we share a selection of images from the enthusiastic occasion. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

3Noel Buckley's Election Campaign Launch 2014-80012Noel Buckley's Election Campaign Launch 2014-80011Noel Buckley's Election Campaign Launch 2014-800

8Noel Buckley's Election Campaign Launch 2014-800

The Election takes place on Friday, 23rd May.   A further selection of pictures we now continue reading the full article “Enthusiastic Launch of Noel Buckley’s Election Campaign 2014”

Leaders Questions

2014-01-23 Áine Collins speaking on the RTÉ 'Leaders Questions' programme Áine Collins was on the panel for Leaders Questions on RTÉ 1 today. The discussion centred around transparency in charities, and what the government intends to do so we can see where our donations go to (hopefully not in huge pay packets to people that run the charities like we have been hearing recently). Her direct interest in the topic comes from the fact that she sits on the Public Accounts Committee which will are investivating the revelations of the recent weeks.

The programme can be seen on the RTÉ Player at: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10245551/. Áine is shown in the discussion from 04:30-09:45, and from 36:00-44:15 continue reading the full article “Leaders Questions”