Cork pharma firm BioMarin is focused on cures for rare diseases

Cork pharma firm BioMarin is focused on cures for rare diseases

2 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Global biopharmaceutical company BioMarin lights up for Rare Disease Day BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. last week illuminated its sites in Shanbally, Cork and Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin to signify the Company’s commitment to supporting rare disease patients. Across the globe, buildings were lit up in support of Rare Disease Day […]

COVID19 vaccinations begin on Munster Technological University campus

COVID19 vaccinations begin on Munster Technological University campus

27 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The first vaccinations at the Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Bishopstown campus of Munster Technological University (MTU) will take place today. GPs will vaccinate patients from certain GP practices aged 85 or over, by appointment only. The HSE is very grateful to MTU for its support to the […]

#WestCork’s @HollyCairnsTD of @SocDems slams “shameful treatment” of survivors of Mother & Baby Homes

#WestCork’s @HollyCairnsTD of @SocDems slams “shameful treatment” of survivors of Mother & Baby Homes

27 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today, at the final day of the Social Democrats’ online National Conference, Holly Cairns TD slammed the Government for its shameful treatment of survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. Following a conversation with guest speaker Dr Maeve O’Rourke, lecturer in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for […]

‘Virtual Bake’ to fundraise for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland charity

‘Virtual Bake’ to fundraise for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland charity

27 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Acquired Brain Injury Ireland invites communities in Cork to ‘Raise Some Dough’ during Brain Awareness Week this March. Host a ‘Virtual Bake for Brain Injury’ and raise funds to make a life-changing difference to brain injury survivors This annual fundraising event usually takes place within community centres, schools, […]

Extra €10m in funding for mental health services

Extra €10m in funding for mental health services

24 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Dáil Health Spokesperson and Cork North Central Deputy, Colm Burke TD, has highlighted that an additional €10 million has been made available by Government for mental health services. Deputy Burke said: “In announcing the updated plan for managing our way through the pandemic, ‘The Path Ahead’, […]

CUH and Mercy Hospitals will host #online service of remembrance for families that have experienced the death of a child

CUH and Mercy Hospitals will host #online service of remembrance for families that have experienced the death of a child

23 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork University Hospital and Mercy University Hospital to host a ‘digital’ service of remembrance for families that have experienced the death of a child: “Remembering With Love” The Children’s Services at Cork University Hospital (CUH) and Mercy University Hospital (MUH) are holding a Service of Remembrance for families […]

Cork based Air Ambulance does almost 500 jobs during first full year @ICRROfficial @MichealSheridan

Cork based Air Ambulance does almost 500 jobs during first full year @ICRROfficial @MichealSheridan

20 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The ICRR Air Ambulance currently has two helicopters at its medical aerodrome in Rathcoole, which is a rural area 24 km west of Mallow. Only one helicopter is operational at any one time, the other acts as a backup. The Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance was tasked […]

People aged 70 and over to be invited by GPs for #COVID19 vaccination @AindriasMoynih1

People aged 70 and over to be invited by GPs for #COVID19 vaccination @AindriasMoynih1

17 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail TD for Cork North West and spokesperson on public health, Aindrias Moynihan, has said from this week onwards people aged 70 and over will be invited by GPs for vaccination starting with those aged 85 and over. Earlier this week the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, […]

The Concert Hall being transformed into a COVID19 vaccination centre #NewPriorities

The Concert Hall being transformed into a COVID19 vaccination centre #NewPriorities

12 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Taoiseach Micheál Martin today viewed ongoing work to transform part of Cork City Hall into a HSE Covid-19 vaccination centre for the public. The HSE will establish a number of vaccination centres for the general public across Cork in the coming weeks and months, including this centre […]

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

12 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley (Ind), in relation to Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, Bessboro, Blackrock/Mahon, Cork “As many will be aware, I am the child of a mother and baby home. I was born in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home. […]

Experts warn of silverfish infestations in Ireland – Cork has 4th highest callout rate for exterminators

Experts warn of silverfish infestations in Ireland – Cork has 4th highest callout rate for exterminators

7 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork accounts for 4th highest percentage of nationwide callouts Rentokil, Ireland’s leading pest control provider, has experienced a 32% increase in the number of callouts for silverfish over the period of November – December 2020, when compared to the previous year. The company attributes this to the cold […]

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