Irish Water completes new Wastewater treatment plant in Riverstick

Irish Water completes new Wastewater treatment plant in Riverstick

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Old plant failed to meet environmental standards for the treatment of wastewater causing poor water quality in the River Stick and significant odour issues for the local community Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, in partnership with […]

Labour Party has questions to answer as one in three child at risk of poverty – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Labour Party has questions to answer as one in three child at risk of poverty – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has strongly criticised the Labour Party over its role in Government, as European statistics show higher than average child poverty rates in Ireland and 33.9% of children here at risk of poverty. Liadh Ní Riada said; “One in every three children in […]

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

26 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay has delivered the keynote address at an awareness morning for the Hands Up for Children campaign in Cork today. The campaign is a coalition of organisations from around the country, which is calling for preventative and early interventions for children and families to be […]

Cork MEP calls for the GAA to play a lead role on the new Irish Refugee Protection Programme

Cork MEP calls for the GAA to play a lead role on the new Irish Refugee Protection Programme

25 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland must succeed – where Belgium and France have failed Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said that we must learn from the experiences of our EU neighbours when it comes to integrating refugees and migrants into our towns and villages across Ireland. The Government has agreed that […]

Cork Sinn Fein Cllr says ‘Nurses Strike Highlights Chaos in Health System’

Cork Sinn Fein Cllr says ‘Nurses Strike Highlights Chaos in Health System’

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féín General Election Candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that he decision by Nurses to take industrial action illustrates the total failure of the Government to get to grips with the crisis in the Health System He said; “Our Healthcare system is increasingly going from crisis […]

Hundreds of Cork Families under threat of Homelessness – warns Cork St Vincent de Paul

Hundreds of Cork Families under threat of Homelessness – warns Cork St Vincent de Paul

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The threat of homelessness faced by low income families struggling with ever increasing rents and greatly increased living costs is even bigger than the current homelessness crisis. The Society of St Vincent de Paul has spent in excess of €6.2 million assisting people throughout Cork in the past year. “Most of […]

Farm accident support group to be established for Cork

Farm accident support group to be established for Cork

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Meeting in Fitzgerald Vienna Woods Hotel on Sunday to kick-start initiative ‘Embrace FARM’, the voluntary bereavement group established to support families in the aftermath of fatal and non-fatal accidents, is to establish a network in Cork. The move follows one of the worst years on record for farm […]

Newly refurbished emergency room opens at Cork University Maternity Hospital

Newly refurbished emergency room opens at Cork University Maternity Hospital

23 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A newly refurbished emergency room has been opened at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). The new unit has individual, walled cubicles to allow privacy and dignity to patients as they are being assessed, examined, investigated and/or admitted. The emergency room (ER) at CUMH is a 24-hour service, and […]

Corkmen encouraged to shave off beards to raise money for Cancer services

Corkmen encouraged to shave off beards to raise money for Cancer services

23 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Be brave, don’t shave, and raise funds to help beat bowel cancer this December #Decembeard This December the Men’s Cancer Alliance and the Mercy Hospital Foundation are asking men from all across Munster to grow their beard, raise funds and help beat bowel cancer. Decembeard, Ireland’s newest and hairiest […]

Cork to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Collins

Cork to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Collins

20 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie €228 million in new and upgraded water infrastructure for Cork City and County Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Áine Collins, has said that Cork is to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment, with €228 million in new and upgraded water and wastewater infrastructure for the City and […]

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