Free lecture – How far should we go to stop climate change? – University College Cork

Free lecture – How far should we go to stop climate change? – University College Cork

2 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The year 2016 saw a record global mean temperature exceed 1ºC above pre-industrial levels for the first time in 100,000 years. Global sea-ice coverage in 2016 was also the lowest recorded. Despite continuing debate, and recent political shifts, the evidence of human-induced climate change has never been clearer. […]

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fail TDs in Cork city and county, including Ministers Simon Coveney and Michael Creed and Ministers of State Dara Murphy and David Stanton, and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, to step […]

Government free dental and optical exams for self employed – Cork Senator welcomes news

Government free dental and optical exams for self employed – Cork Senator welcomes news

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Self-employed people in Cork can now benefit from free dental and optical exams through the Treatment Benefit Scheme for the first time ever. Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the move by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar to extend these PRSI benefits to 450,000 self-employed […]

Government invests €1.1m in Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2017

Government invests €1.1m in Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2017

1 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, of additional investment in services at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). “My Fine Gael colleague Minister Harris, has announced a €1.1 million investment in CUMH in 2017. […]

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