Crisis in homelessness highlights the risk to children’s welfare – Sandra McLellan TD

Crisis in homelessness highlights the risk to children’s welfare – Sandra McLellan TD

1 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking this evening in the Dáil, Sinn Féin TD and Children’s Spokesperson Sandra McLellan has highlighted the risks that homelessness presents to children’s welfare. Deputy McLellan warned that rents in Cork had risen by 13.5% in the past year and that this was exerting huge pressure on families. […]

Cork Charity says “Poor listening and communication are major factors in workplace distress”

Cork Charity says “Poor listening and communication are major factors in workplace distress”

1 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Survey reveals lack of listening at management level negatively impacts workers • 60% of workers say managers do not care, are not interested or do not understand when they are distressed at work • More than a third (36%) cite lack of support and understanding from managers as […]

Robot-building schoolkids to go head-to-head in Midleton

Robot-building schoolkids to go head-to-head in Midleton

1 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over 100 pupils from 20 Cork schools to face off in EMC VEX Robotics competition at St Colman’s in Midleton Friendly tournament held ahead of 2015/16 season finals in January 2016. Cork pupils will participate in a friendly EMC VEX Robotics tournament on 4 December, ahead of the EMC […]

Cork primary school teachers could win free Cork Harbour Trip

Cork primary school teachers could win free Cork Harbour Trip

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ioe Calling all 5th Class Teachers – Win a Free Boat Trip around Cork Harbour for your class The Port of Cork has launched their Primary Schools Initiative for 2016 and is encouraging all 5th class primary school teachers to get their class involved. This year’s theme ‘A Day […]

Aftercare programmes ‘a vital part of a young people’s lives’ – Sandra McLellan TD

Aftercare programmes ‘a vital part of a young people’s lives’ – Sandra McLellan TD

27 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking this evening on the need for more adequate aftercare facilities for children, Sinn Féin Children’s Spokesperson and TD Sandra McLellan has said children leaving care are possibly some of the most vulnerable children in our state and that current services do not go far enough in protecting […]

VIDEO: Cork Ministers – Coveney, Lynch, Murphy, and Sherlock – highlight benefits of Governments Capital Investment Programme for Cork

VIDEO: Cork Ministers – Coveney, Lynch, Murphy, and Sherlock – highlight benefits of Governments Capital Investment Programme for Cork

27 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin TD and the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney TD were today (Friday) in Cork to highlight the benefits of the Government’s capital investment programme, Building on Recovery, for the Cork and Kerry area. Ministers Jimmy […]

UCC’s Mardyke Arena receives international award

UCC’s Mardyke Arena receives international award

26 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Well known for its sports, fitness and elite training successes, the Mardyke Arena UCC is now celebrating international success with a record 5 international standards awards. Presented by Certification Europe, the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG), the awards achieved by the […]

Labour Party has questions to answer as one in three child at risk of poverty – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Labour Party has questions to answer as one in three child at risk of poverty – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has strongly criticised the Labour Party over its role in Government, as European statistics show higher than average child poverty rates in Ireland and 33.9% of children here at risk of poverty. Liadh Ní Riada said; “One in every three children in […]

Midleton school removes more than 12 tonnes of Marine litter from East Cork beaches

26 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton named ‘School of the Year’ at Prestigious 2015 Clean Coasts Ocean Hero Awards To date students from St. Colman’s Community College in Midleton have removed more than 12 tonnes of marine litter from beaches, waterways and rivers across the East Cork area. In […]

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