Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

In a second political thunderbolt in just over three months, Cllr Toireasa Ferris has announced that she has decided to ‘step back completely’ from politics to try and recharge her batteries. “I guess 16 hard years has resulted in burn-out,” Cllr. Ferris wrote in a message to friends and supporters last evening. One Hundred Percent…

385 Over 75s Forced to Wait Over 24 hours in UHK ED this Year

385 Over 75s Forced to Wait Over 24 hours in UHK ED this Year

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said the health of older patients is being put at further risk as figures released by the HSE showed Kerry patients had to wait over 24 hours for care in University Hospital Kerry Emergency Department in the first six months of the year. 24 Hour Wait “Figures released…

Fishing Industry Concerns Raised with Minister Creed – Martin Ferris TD

Fishing Industry Concerns Raised with Minister Creed – Martin Ferris TD

Sinn Féin TDs Martin Ferris, Gerry Adams, Martin Kenny TD and Senator Padraig MacLochlainn were part of an Oireachtas delegation which met the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Michael Creed. Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill  “I called on the Minister to delay bringing forward legislation – under the Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill 2017 – to committee…

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South West…

The Late Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballymacelligott and New York

The Late Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballymacelligott and New York

The death has occurred of Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballydwyer and and Gortagullane, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry and Yonkers, New York. Pre-deceased by her father, Brendie Bonn. Deeply regretted by her loving family: her husband Joe; mother Kitty; sister Kay; brothers Auty and JJ; mother-in-law Eileen; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends. May She Rest…

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris has said that today’s visit by Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, TD, must be more than the usual PR stunt for politicians looking towards the next general election. “Kerry is well used to these PR visits by ministers who come and offer sympathy and nothing else,” said Deputy…

Ferris Calls On Kerry TDs to Back Motion of No Confidence

Ferris Calls On Kerry TDs to Back Motion of No Confidence

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has called on his fellow county TDs to support the motion of no confidence in the government which will be moved in the Dáil on Wednesday. Deputy Ferris has said that the failure of the Government to act to protect the interests of Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe, means…

Ferris hopes Sinn Féin Bill will hold Water

Ferris hopes Sinn Féin Bill will hold Water

Martin Ferris TD has called on the other four Kerry TDs to support a bill that will come before the Dáil this Wednesday. The bill will call for a referendum to insert the public ownership of water services into the constitution. “Many European states have passed laws to ensure that water provision is kept in…

Fianna Fáil hasn’t Learned Lessons of Economic Crash – Ferris

Fianna Fáil hasn’t Learned Lessons of Economic Crash – Ferris

Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris, has accused Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil of having a brass neck after the Ballyheigue based TD accused Sinn Féin’s economic policies of being ‘wilfully negligent.’ Sinn Féin proposed that a €175 million tax break for hotels be abolished and the money be used to provide services and tax breaks…

Waiting lists for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unacceptable

Waiting lists for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unacceptable

Figures released by the HSE to Sinn Féin regarding waiting lists for appointments in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS ) are a grave concern. Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has said that the waiting lists, coupled with the inadequate levels of staffing across CAMHS are indicative of an area not…