EAST CORK: Little Island MIGHT get a shuttle bus service

EAST CORK: Little Island MIGHT get a shuttle bus service

5 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cllr. Ken O’ Flynn has welcomed the news today from Little Island Business Association of a proposed new bus service for Little Island. “I was briefed today by Little Island Business Association on their initial discussions with a leading private coach operator to start operating a bus service […]

Victims of Storm Eleanor need to be aware of their insurance rights – McGrath

Victims of Storm Eleanor need to be aware of their insurance rights – McGrath

4 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Insurance industry needs to deal with claims efficiently and fairly People who may have suffered damage to vehicles, property or building contents during Storm Eleanor should take the time to check their insurance policies and ensure their rights as consumers are fully vindicated, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson […]

WEST CORK: Progress needed on opening of BANDON Hospital extension – says TD

WEST CORK: Progress needed on opening of BANDON Hospital extension – says TD

4 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on HSE management and unions to resolve their differences over the proposed staffing levels for the new Bandon Hospital extension. The state of the art extension was completed in August 2017 with HIQA signing off on […]

Attention Cork – It’s European Year of Cultural Heritage

Attention Cork – It’s European Year of Cultural Heritage

4 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “From archaeological sites to contemporary architecture, from medieval castles to folklore traditions and arts, Europe’s cultural heritage is at the very heart of the collective identity of European citizens. With more than 220,000 people in Ireland employed in the cultural heritage and tourism sector” – Ireland South MEP, Deirdre […]

POLITICS: Hospital overcrowding crisis shows need for an Irish NHS – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Hospital overcrowding crisis shows need for an Irish NHS – says Cork TD

3 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that the hospital overcrowding crisis shows the need for a National Health Service in Ireland. Deputy Barry said that 33% of patients reporting to hospitals in Ireland are either not admitted or discharged within 6 hours whereas with the NHS system […]

POLITICS: FF v FG – Record trolley figures reflect FG failure in Health says Cork based Fianna Fail Health spokesman

POLITICS: FF v FG – Record trolley figures reflect FG failure in Health says Cork based Fianna Fail Health spokesman

2 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 656 patients waiting on trolleys in hospital Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says today’s record trolley figures are a damning indictment of this Government’s failure to effectively tackle the overcrowding problems in our health service. The latest stats from the Irish Nurses and Midwives reveal there […]

POLITICS: Splitting of the Justice Department ‘not a panacea’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

POLITICS: Splitting of the Justice Department ‘not a panacea’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

28 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Sinn Féin TD and Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed the announcement that the Department of Justice is to be divided into two new Departments, but said that greater detail as to the future delineation is required. Deputy Ó Laoghaire has also called for […]

POLITICS: 142,472 delayed discharges are causing severe backlogs in our public hospitals – says Cork TD

POLITICS: 142,472 delayed discharges are causing severe backlogs in our public hospitals – says Cork TD

27 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Better resourcing of home help, home care packages and nursing homes could alleviate ED trolley crisis – says Cork TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) has said that the Government could make progress towards ending the trolley crisis in our emergency departments […]

Cork based Agri Minister Creed announces funding of €18 million for overseas development aid

Cork based Agri Minister Creed announces funding of €18 million for overseas development aid

24 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, today announced funding totalling €18 million for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) (€14 million) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (€4.6 million) in 2017. “The €14 million funding from my Department will contribute towards […]