Cork Lord Mayor encourages people to donate blood – IBTS needs to keep up supplies

Cork Lord Mayor encourages people to donate blood – IBTS needs to keep up supplies

31 March 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Yesterday The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan was first in the door to give blood at a special Covid19 Emergency blood donation clinic held in City Hall. During this time when healthcare workers across the country are hailed for their efforts, the IBTS are tirelessly working […]

COVID-19: Today’s statistics for Ireland

COVID-19: Today’s statistics for Ireland

31 March 2020, 8.03pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 17 patients who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the past 24 hours in Ireland. 8 deaths located in the east, 3 in the south, 3 in the north-west and 3 in the west of the country Patients included 4 females and 13 males Median […]

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practise of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the state, has issued guidance to veterinary registrants regarding COVID-19, following updated Government restrictions to curtail the spread of the virus, which came […]

CORK CRIME: Man aged in 20s stabbed in Bandon, West Cork

CORK CRIME: Man aged in 20s stabbed in Bandon, West Cork

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardaí are investigating a stabbing incident following the discovery of an injured man at a bus stop in the Glasslynn Road area of Bandon, West Cork this morning around 7.45am. A man in his 20s received multiple stab wounds and was taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance. […]

Government must provide childcare for frontline healthcare workers – INMO

Government must provide childcare for frontline healthcare workers – INMO

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The government must act to provide childcare to frontline healthcare workers, the INMO has said. School and creche closures have left many healthcare workers unable to attend work due to childcare responsibilities. The INMO is also aware that informal childcare networks of friends and family are becoming less viable, […]

Ireland’s media/news industry close to collapse due to decline of advertising revenue #COVID19

Ireland’s media/news industry close to collapse due to decline of advertising revenue #COVID19

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Independent Cork City Councillor Cllr. Ken O’ Flynn says that the government needs to engage with the media industry at local, regional and national level as it is at crisis point and many media companies may not survive this crisis unless something unique is done for it. “I am […]

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

Cork TD unhappy that a for-profit bank is charging pre-warned fees – because of TIMING being during #COVID19 crisis

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Outrage as AIB charges customers quarterly fees up to €100 during Covid-19 crisis AIB charging of quarterly fees disgraceful – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD “I have been contacted by many constituents who are furious, people who were desperately waiting for the COVID-19 Unemployment Payment to arrive today, and saw […]

#COVID19: Private Hospitals in Cork temporarily join Public system (Bon Secours & Mater Private)

#COVID19: Private Hospitals in Cork temporarily join Public system (Bon Secours & Mater Private)

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The South/South West Hospital Group Announces Collaboration With Private Hospitals The South/South West Hospital Group (S/SWHG) has confirmed that the following private hospitals: Bon Secours Cork, Bon Secours Kerry, Mater Private Hospital Cork and UPMC Whitfield, Waterford, will be working with the South/South West Hospital Group in their efforts to […]

World Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure is ‘Cork Person of the Month’

World Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure is ‘Cork Person of the Month’

31 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland’s World Rowing Champion and Tokyo Olympic favourite Sanita Pušpure has been named as Cork Person of the Month for March 2020 Single scull rowing world champion, Sanita was also recently chosen as the Irish Times / Sport Ireland’s Sports Woman of the Year, beating other world champions […]

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