Archive for April 28th, 2009

Cllr. Donnelly welcomes €67,000 to tackle drug abuse for Tabor Lodge

29th April 2009

Local Green Party candidate Cllr. Dominick Donnelly has welcomed funding of €67,000 for Tabor Lodge, to tackle drug abuse in South Cork. The funding announcement was made today as part of a €3 million dormant account funding package released by the Government.

Cllr. Donnelly said: “Drug abuse is a serious problem that has far-reaching effects for families, workers and for the health authorities in this area. I welcome today’s funding as a step towards the battle of drug addiction and hope it will go some way towards helping those affected.  In particular I hope this funding will support families affected by drug abuse who can in return support and re-engage with their loved ones who are addicted to drugs.”

The mid-term review of the National Drugs Strategy in 2005 identified the provision of family support services as crucial in delivering the strategic aim of reducing harm to families.  €1.56m of the funding announced today will support 80 such projects across the country.

Cllr Donnelly said: “We all know someone who is addicted to drugs or a family affected by drug addiction. Serious addictions lead to further problems like crime, anti-social behaviour and homelessness. We must tackle this problem to solve other problems in our area.  Tabor Lodge has an excellent track record in helping people with addictions and their families.  I also welcome the provision of homelessness funding today, under the same funding package.”

Public should support the striking workers in Tesco Douglas, says Cllr. Donnelly

28th April 2009 

Following the ongoing appalling way in which the management of Tesco Douglas have been treating their long-standing workers over the transfer to the new store later this week, Cllr. Dominick Donnelly, the Green Party member of Passage West Town Council and candidate for Cork County Council for the Douglas area, will be joining the workers on the picket line when the strike starts tomorrow morning.

 

Cllr. Donnelly said:  “I feel compelled to join the Tesco workers on the picket line in Douglas tomorrow morning, due to the appalling way they have been treated by Tesco management.  Tesco seem to be just driven by pure naked greed, and they really don’t seem to care either about their workers or their conditions.  They want to just use the excuse of the recession to tear up existing contracts so as to improve their own enormous profits.”

 

“I urge the public to support the Tesco workers by not passing the picket lines, and to avoid spending any money in any Tesco stores.  This is the only way Tesco will be forced to be reasonable.  It seems that if Tesco get away with this appalling behaviour in Douglas, they will do the same thing in other shops around the country,”  continued Cllr. Donnelly.

New format for incinerator oral hearing is fairer for the community, says Cllr. Donnelly

27th April 2009

At the oral hearing for the Ringaskiddy incinerators which started today, Cllr. Dominick Donnelly, Green Party member of Passage West Town Council and candidate for Cork County Council for the Carrigaline electoral area, was pleased that the Bord Plenála inspector changed her mind, and went for a fairer format for the community.

Cllr. Donnelly said: “The format originally proposed by the inspector was completely unfair to the community, as the applicant Indaver would have been able to present new material on a particular module, and the community would have had to respond immediately, without being able to consult the experts in that area.  At least now the applicant has to present all their material first, over the next number of days, and the community will have time to consider the material and respond accordingly, seeking specialist expertise where necessary.”

Cllr. Donnelly continued:  “It is still unfair that the applicant is being allowed present substantial new material at the hearing.  This puts the community at a disadvantage, as there will be little time to analyse the new material and formulate the response.  This hearing is going to take a herculean effort from the harbour communities over the next number of weeks.”


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