Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Staff shortage crisis needs to be rectified by the HSE Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that Minister Harris needs to come up a detailed, realistic plan to recruit the staff the Irish health service needs to function at full capacity. Deputy Kelleher was commenting […]

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

21 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada (Sinn Fein) has said the state must rethink its approach to the role of religious orders in running health and education institutions. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after it was revealed that the government has gifted a €300 million state-funded National Maternity […]

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

19 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Spokesperson on Climate Change Sean Sherlock has dismissed the Government’s intention to introduce its own bill to ban plastic microbeads as “time wasting.” “There is no reason for the Government to introduce their own bill,” said Deputy Sherlock. “We have been promised new politics, but nearly every […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Cork based satellite channel ‘Hot Country TV’ to show programmes on website also

ENTERTAINMENT: Cork based satellite channel ‘Hot Country TV’ to show programmes on website also

18 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie A satellite channel which originates in Cork has announced that it’s programming will now also be available online via it’s own website. Hot Country TV had been broadcasting for eight years. It has a studio in a City suburb, and in Ballydesmond. It features Irish country music. ‘Hot […]

Cork TD opposes Sisters of Charity being sole owners of National Maternity Hospital

Cork TD opposes Sisters of Charity being sole owners of National Maternity Hospital

18 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning voiced strong opposition to plans to make the Sisters of Charity the sole owners of the new National Maternity Hospital. Deputy Barry is a member of the Dail’s Committee on the Future of Healthcare which is due to issue […]

€250,000 of Cannibis plants seized in Fermoy by Gardai

€250,000 of Cannibis plants seized in Fermoy by Gardai

16 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie As part of a joint operation with Gardaí from Fermoy and Portlaoise a house was searched at Rathealy Road, Fermoy yesterday. During the course of the search Gardaí discovered approximately 320 cannabis plants with an approximate street value of €250,000. Three males (38,51 and 55 years) were arrested […]

€10,000 prize fund up for grabs for entrants in the Irish Water Tidy Towns Value Water Awards

€10,000 prize fund up for grabs for entrants in the Irish Water Tidy Towns Value Water Awards

15 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is advising Tidy Towns Committees in Cork that the closing date for submission of entries for the 2017 Irish Water Tidy Towns Value Water Awards is May 25th. This award recognises communities that have made a strong commitment to water conservation and water protection. The national water […]

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