HEALTH: Equipment purchased from Banteer fundraiser now in place in Mercy University Hospital ICU

HEALTH: Equipment purchased from Banteer fundraiser now in place in Mercy University Hospital ICU

16 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Two Laryngoscopes and five bedside care trolleys purchased for the Mercy University Hospital through funds raised by the Banteer Family Fun Walk are now in place in the ICU. The Banteer Family Fun Walk which took place on January 2nd this year, in memory of the late Pat […]

SHARE’s 48th Fast & Fundraising Campaign for Cork’s older people launches at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork.

SHARE’s 48th Fast & Fundraising Campaign for Cork’s older people launches at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork.

15 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie SHARE (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly), the organisation that cares for Cork’s older people in 146 secure housing units around Cork this week launched its traditional 48th Fast & Fundraising campaign at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork, (near Grand Parade). Almost 1,800 fourth […]

MARKETING IN CORK: #Decembeard campaign is like Movember… but in December

MARKETING IN CORK: #Decembeard campaign is like Movember… but in December

14 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Join Decembeard and grow a beard to beat Bowel Cancer This December the Mercy Hospital Foundation is asking men from all across Cork to ditch their razors and grow a beard to support the diagnosis and treatment of Bowel Cancer, raising awareness of the disease, its symptoms and the need for early diagnosis. Decembeard was […]

1,727 Cork children waiting for free dental treatment is simply unacceptable – says opposition TD

1,727 Cork children waiting for free dental treatment is simply unacceptable – says opposition TD

14 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that it is unacceptable to have 1727 children in Cork waiting for some form of orthodontic treatment. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after receiving confirmation from the HSE on the number of children waiting to commence treatment at […]

AUDIO: Cork City Council needs more funds from Central Govt to tackle homeless crisis – says Solidarity Cllr

AUDIO: Cork City Council needs more funds from Central Govt to tackle homeless crisis – says Solidarity Cllr

9 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan (Solidarity) has called on central government to allocate additional resources to homelessness services after news of the death of another homeless woman emerged this week. Councillor Ryan said: “The reality is that the housing crisis will worsen over the next two years, and […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Breakthrough Cancer Research Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea and Fashion Showcase

ENTERTAINMENT: Breakthrough Cancer Research Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea and Fashion Showcase

9 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Treat yourself and the ladies in your life to the perfect gift this Christmas, an afternoon of fashion, glamour and pampering at the Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea and Fashion Showcase in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. The event will take place on Saturday, 6 January 2018 in […]

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

7 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD, Michael Collins told the Dáil this week that health service is failing and the causes must be addressed urgently. ‘The health insurance industry and the two-tier medical system that we have in this country is totally failing the people who urgently need help and […]

Cancer Care Fundraiser is December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’

Cancer Care Fundraiser is December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Founder of the hugely successful Mercy Recycling Campaign, Denis O’Donovan, has been named as December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’ winner. The simple idea involves Denis and his son John collecting empty ink cartridges from businesses across Munster, which are then recycled with the proceeds going to the […]

POLITICS: Cork East TD “dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital”

POLITICS: Cork East TD “dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital”

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is dismayed at the approach being taken by the HSE and the Government to the lack of medical staff at Fermoy Community Hospital. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting after raising the serious manpower issues at the local […]