Housing Minister’s announcement ‘too little, too late’ for Waterford – McGuinness

Cllr Conor D. McGuinness (SF) Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has said that Minister O’Brien’s changes to the homeless HAP rates for outside of Dublin are too little, too late for Waterford. He said the proposed changes demonstrate an ignorance of the realities facing cities, towns and villages outside the capital. McGuinness said: "Last … Continue reading Housing Minister’s announcement ‘too little, too late’ for Waterford – McGuinness

Sinn Féin only party to oppose LPT increase for Waterford homeowners

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness was the only West Waterford political representative to vote against a 10% increase in the LPT. Sinn Féin had instead proposed a 10% reduction in LPT for Waterford homeowners. The vote took placee at the July meeting of Waterford City and County Council, and comes ahead of a re-valuation … Continue reading Sinn Féin only party to oppose LPT increase for Waterford homeowners

McGuinness secures unanimous support for Cé Heilbhic dredging call

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness won the backing of all Dungarvan-Lismore District Councillors for his motion that calls on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to allow his Department fund the preparatory works required to carry out dredging at Cé Heilbhic. McGuinness brought a formal, written motion before the July meeting of … Continue reading McGuinness secures unanimous support for Cé Heilbhic dredging call

Lismore housing development may not go ahead – McGuinness

Sinn Féin Councillor for West Waterford has said that action is required in relation to the proposed construction of 17 houses at Railway Gardens in Lismore. He made the comments after council officials confirmed to him that the developer is not in a position to proceed with the project as agreed, and that it is … Continue reading Lismore housing development may not go ahead – McGuinness

McGuinness appointed Peace Commissioner for Waterford

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has been appointed as Peace Commissioner for Waterford and adjoining counties.  The powers and duties of Peace Commissioners consist primarily of taking statutory declarations, witnessing signatures on documents if required by various authorities and signing certificates and orders under various pieces of legislation.  It is an honorary position and … Continue reading McGuinness appointed Peace Commissioner for Waterford

Time to declare Waterford an ‘LGBT Freedom Zone’ – McGuinness

The leader of the Sinn Féin group on Waterford Council Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has said that Waterford should be formally declared an ‘LGBT+ Freedom Zone’.  Cllr McGuinness said: “Waterford is an open, welcoming and tolerant place. The strong stand by the LGBT community itself as well as the outpouring of solidarity and support over … Continue reading Time to declare Waterford an ‘LGBT Freedom Zone’ – McGuinness

Government must stand up for fishermen and end unfair treatment – McGuinness

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has urged the government to stand up for Irish fishermen and end the long-running injustices in the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy. He made the comments at the demonstration by fishing families that took place on the Liffey and outside the Convention Centre in Dublin. All five of Waterford’s Sinn … Continue reading Government must stand up for fishermen and end unfair treatment – McGuinness

McGuinness welcome HSE move to open test centre in Dungarvan

20 June 2021 Sinn Féin Councillor and Waterford representative on the Regional Health Forum Conor D. McGuinness has welcomed the move by the HSE to open a temporary test centre in Dungarvan in an effort to control the outbreak of Covid-19 in West Waterford. McGuinness said: "A 'pop-up' Covid testing site will open Dungarvan from … Continue reading McGuinness welcome HSE move to open test centre in Dungarvan