HOUSING CRISIS: 1,015 people with disabilities on social housing waiting lists in Cork

HOUSING CRISIS: 1,015 people with disabilities on social housing waiting lists in Cork

12 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government needs to take urgent action to address new figures which reveal at least 1,015 people with disabilities are on social housing waiting lists in Cork, according to one of the country’s largest charities. Rehab, Ireland’s largest independent charity for people with disabilities, says the Government is […]

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: One Dublin Hospital has a list so long it matches ALL of NHS England

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: One Dublin Hospital has a list so long it matches ALL of NHS England

11 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said that there is clearly something wrong when just one hospital in Dublin has more people waiting for treatment over 12 months as are waiting in the entire country of England with a population 14 times that […]

COUNTY CORK: Clonakilty, Whiddy, Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown nominated for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

COUNTY CORK: Clonakilty, Whiddy, Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge & Mitchelstown nominated for IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

10 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurly is today congratulating the five Cork towns nominated by Cork County Council for the 2017 IPB Pride of Place Competition, in association with Co-Operation Ireland. The nominations are: 1. Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Community Council Ltd, population between 300 and 1,000. 2. […]

DIABETES: Lars Edman from Prince August toy solider factory promotes FreeStyle Libre diabetes management device

DIABETES: Lars Edman from Prince August toy solider factory promotes FreeStyle Libre diabetes management device

10 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie When professional toy maker Lars Edman isn’t building the world’s largest miniature battle scene, he is waging war on a battle of a very personal kind. For the past 30 years, Lars has lived with diabetes facing daily challenges and health scares along the way but hasn’t allowed […]

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Party spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch (A former Cork TD and Junior Minister – in the last Government) has called on the Minister for Housing to devise a specific plan for people with disabilities under Rebuilding Ireland. Ms Lynch commented: “Through media reports this morning, we have […]

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher’s belated support for a new Cork Hospital. “We have a growing and young population and we need to make sure our hospitals are in a position to meet […]

NORTH CORK: Millstreet businesses to receive 40% discount due to recent ‘Boil Water Notice’

NORTH CORK: Millstreet businesses to receive 40% discount due to recent ‘Boil Water Notice’

8 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Business and Farming Community of Millstreet who were recently affected by the 28 day Boil Water Notice on their Water Supply are to receive up to 40% discount in their upcoming bill. Irish Water has confirmed this week to local Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea that […]

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

8 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that while the installation of fencing along the proposed Macroom Bypass route is a positive development, unless the full funding is allocated in the soon to be announced Capital Development Plan, the project’s future is not secure. “I’ve seen comments […]

DISPOSABLE SOCIETY: Skilled craftspeople, seamstresses and repair men and women in high demand in Cork as regional waste management offices work to reduce household waste

DISPOSABLE SOCIETY: Skilled craftspeople, seamstresses and repair men and women in high demand in Cork as regional waste management offices work to reduce household waste

7 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Southern Region Waste Management Office is currently compiling a database of (county) craftspeople skilled in the area of repairing, reimagining and repurposing old items, from which they will engage key personnel for Reuse Month 2017. The success of last year’s inaugural event means that even more people […]

FARMING: Just 6% of Irish farmers are under 35 years of age – Young people don’t see farming as a viable career

FARMING: Just 6% of Irish farmers are under 35 years of age – Young people don’t see farming as a viable career

6 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that Irish agriculture faces a difficult future unless more young people can be convinced that farming is a viable and sustainable career. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after receiving information from the Department of Agriculture which shows a […]