EAST CORK: Carrigtwohill Business Association thanks Cork County Council for helping promote business in area

EAST CORK: Carrigtwohill Business Association thanks Cork County Council for helping promote business in area

20 September 2017 By Bryan Smtyh bryan@TheCork.ie Random fact: Like many Irish places this area has two spellings: Carrigtwohill, or Carrigtoohill. Carrigtwohill Business Association has vowed to work with, and support, other voluntary organisations in their area. With this in mind, a financial contribution of €500 was recently presented to the Pride of Place Committee […]

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

MENTAL HEALTH: must be catered for in annual Government budget – says Former Cork Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch (a former Cork North Central TD, and Junior Minister), has said that mental health mustn’t be forgotten in next month’s budget, with significant issues remaining in the mental health service. Ms. Lynch was speaking as she attended the Parliamentary Forum on […]

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

HEALTH: ‘Dublin ambulance was dispatched to Cork’ – Cork Labour Rep wants an explanation

19 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Councillor for Swords Duncan Smith and Cork City Local Area Representative* Peter Horgan have both called for an investigation into media reports as to how a Swords based ambulance was dispatched to Cork City. “As part of the local Community First Responders group in Swords, I am […]

POLITICS: Government need to provide more funding to health service – says Fianna Fail’s Cork based Health spokesman

POLITICS: Government need to provide more funding to health service – says Fianna Fail’s Cork based Health spokesman

18 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) said that the revelation in today’s news that the Department of Health does not have the resources needed to complete a number of key infrastructure projects is proof positive that this Government cares more about announcements than […]

CARRIGALINE TD SAYS: High level of successful appeals suggests a serious flaw in system

CARRIGALINE TD SAYS: High level of successful appeals suggests a serious flaw in system

16 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath has said that the high percentage of successful appeals made in respect of Domiciliary Care Allowance applications suggest that many applicants are being unfairly stopped from getting their payment in the first place, and that the decision making process is flawed. The […]

BALLINCOLLIG: writers group host Coffee morning for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

BALLINCOLLIG: writers group host Coffee morning for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

14 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Ballincollig Writing Group called ‘Litwrits’ are in the initial stages of releasing their second book in early November. The book will be called ‘Further Tales from the White Horse’ and proceeds from the sale will go to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. There will be a coffee morning in […]

HOMELESS CRISIS: Cork business leaders to sleep outdoors in Historic Cork Gaol to fundraise

HOMELESS CRISIS: Cork business leaders to sleep outdoors in Historic Cork Gaol to fundraise

13 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Focus Ireland is calling on business leaders and influencers to sign up for its annual “Shine A Light Night” sleep out to raise €500,000 in vital funds for its life-line services to tackle homelessness. This is the sixth year of the event that sees the business community swap […]

MERCY HOSPITAL: October Fundraiser

MERCY HOSPITAL: October Fundraiser

13 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Holding out for a hero: Become a Mercy Hero on Friday, October 13th and help patients at The Mercy University Hospital On Friday, October 13th, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join companies, schools, and individuals from all over Cork and become Mercy Heroes in […]

CORK: Technology Club re-opens for people living with blindness or low-vision

CORK: Technology Club re-opens for people living with blindness or low-vision

8 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Technology can offer an opportunity to improve the quality of people’s lives through facilitating or assisting communications with others. The Exchange Club meets every Saturday in Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City between 11am and 12.30pm to share knowledge of assistive equipment and technology including mobile phones […]

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund announces funding of €50,000 to Cork charities

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund announces funding of €50,000 to Cork charities

8 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ESB has awarded funding of €50,000 to four Cork-based charities to mark the summer round of its Energy for Generations fund. The Next Step (recipients of €6,000 in funding), Love and Care for People (€7,470), Baile an Aoire (€16,000) and Field of Dreams (€21,000) attended a special event […]

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