Please install the HSE COVID Tracker App – says Cork TD

12 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has encouraged smartphone owners to download the new HSE COVID Tracker App to their phone. The App, which was launched this week, will facilitate digital contact tracing of close contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19, allows users to record […]

Tips to survive Hayfever Season

Tips to survive Hayfever Season

11 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Asthma Society of Ireland is warning the 31,972 people who have both asthma and hayfever in Cork to take precautions as pollen levels expected to rise this weekend. The Asthma Society has teamed up with Dyson Ireland to launch its Pollen Tracker on asthma.ie. The tracker provides […]

Cork accounts for 11% of total wasp callouts in 2020

Cork accounts for 11% of total wasp callouts in 2020

11 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Rentokil warns of danger posed by wasps during Summer months Rentokil is warning the public to be vigilant regarding the dangers posed by wasps during the summer period. The company believes that as lockdown restrictions are lifted and people begin to spend more time outside, there is a […]

24-hour Gym comes to Ballincollig, Cork

24-hour Gym comes to Ballincollig, Cork

10 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest-growing 24-hour fitness franchise, opened its fourth club in Ireland on Monday July 6th in Ballincollig, Cork. This is the first new gym to open in Ireland since lockdown and has been designed around social distancing guidelines. This includes not just the […]

RNLI: Lifeboat performs medical evacuation from West Cork Island

RNLI: Lifeboat performs medical evacuation from West Cork Island

10 July 2020, 8pm By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI were called out to a medical evacuation earlier this evening from East Skeam Island off the coast of Baltimore, West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 5.25pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to provide medical assistance and evacuation […]

Community Champions donation to Cork Food Charities

Community Champions donation to Cork Food Charities

9 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Eoin McCuirc , Chair of Cork Simon Community and Siobhán O’Dowd, Co-ordinator of Ballyphehane Togher CDP have been Cork City’s Community Champions during Covid 19, a national programme co-ordinated by Irish Rural Link and The Wheel. They were part of the Government’s Community Call and Cork City Council’s […]

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central’s Thomas Gould TD has been appointed as his parties spokesman on Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Thomas Gould has been appointed as Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing by party Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD. Commenting on […]

Séamus Harnedy fundraising for Cope Foundation

Séamus Harnedy fundraising for Cope Foundation

7 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork senior hurler Séamus Harnedy has a sister called Cáit, who is supported by Cope Foundation. Séamus says he appreciates how 2,800 people with disabilities in Cork benefit from the well-known charity. Séamus is taking part in the ‘5 Peaks 1 Week’ challenge. The five mountains being targeted […]

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

6 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the Civil Defence Unit in Cork will benefit from four new 4WD vehicles that will respond to emergencies and severe weather events. Senator Lombard said, “Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has allocated 32 new Ford Ranger crewcabs as […]

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie AIB branches in Cork have come together to support 84 local charities and help provide direct funds to local community efforts. €200,000 has been made available to branches across the county (€1,000 per branch) as part of AIB Together, the bank’s community investment programme. Some of the Cork […]

COVID19 departs, but for many Wheelchair users life itself can be a permanent ‘Lockdown’ – Irish Wheelchair Association

COVID19 departs, but for many Wheelchair users life itself can be a permanent ‘Lockdown’ – Irish Wheelchair Association

4 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork worker from Irish Wheelchair Association is asking people to get behind the organisation’s #NotMyIndependenceDay petition, which urges the new Government to ensure independence for people with disabilities. Irish Wheelchair Association launched #NotMyIndependenceDay this week, a campaign to urge the new Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and […]

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