Update on Payments Awarded for Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Update on Payments Awarded for Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

6 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie On Friday 3rd April 2020, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection issued payments to 507,000 people in respect of their application for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. These payments are in addition to the 207,000 people on the Live Register on 3rd April and approximately 39,000 […]

Thérapie Clinic donate €50,000 of hand sanitiser, gloves, paper rolls to UK & Ireland health locations

Thérapie Clinic donate €50,000 of hand sanitiser, gloves, paper rolls to UK & Ireland health locations

5 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Thérapie Clinic, which has a Cork branch on Opera Lane in Cork City, have made the decision to donate their entire stock of hand sanitiser, gloves and paper rolls to over 20 hospitals and nursing homes across Ireland and the UK worth in excess of €50,000. The […]

Cork animation firm @storywisedotie gains positive national attention thanks to COVID19 public service videos

Cork animation firm @storywisedotie gains positive national attention thanks to COVID19 public service videos

5 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘We Make Animated Videos, Mostly for Social Enterprises’. That’s the slogan of Storywise.ie. The business is run by Digital Storyteller Paul Shannon, and is made up of small team of digital storytellers, illustrators and animators who work with people, products and concepts they believe in. Paul is a digital […]

We must fully utilise our world-renowned pharma sector in the fight against COVID-19 – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

We must fully utilise our world-renowned pharma sector in the fight against COVID-19 – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

4 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that Ireland must fully utilise its domestic pharmaceutical industry in the fight against the Coronavirus emergency. Mr Ó Laoghaire added that Cork, Ringaskiddy in particular, is recognised internationally as a pharma hub and that the resources of the sector in […]

How to keep your children active during the COVID19 crisis

How to keep your children active during the COVID19 crisis

4 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Not sure what to do with the kids? Well for starters, don’t worry. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day. Your most important job when it comes to your child’s learning is to […]

Free groceries, free meals, and free delivery for front-line medical teams

Free groceries, free meals, and free delivery for front-line medical teams

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie fudi&more, a Cork-based eatery with four outlets and a large-scale grocery distribution and food production facility in Marina Commercial Park, Cork, has today answered Ireland’s call to ensure that crucial front-line medical staff receive the nutrition and care they deserve in the escalating COVID-19 emergency. Following on An […]

ePrescribing: Electronic prescriptions can now legally be accepted by pharmacies

ePrescribing: Electronic prescriptions can now legally be accepted by pharmacies

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Health Signs Regulations to Assist with Prescriptions during COVID-19 Another traditional paper-based system goes digital during crisis Minister for Health Simon Harris has today (Friday, April 3rd) signed two statutory instruments to relieve some of the pressures on our GPs, pharmacists and patients in accessing prescriptions. […]

#COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme not working for the low paid – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

#COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme not working for the low paid – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has highlighted significant failings with the wage subsidy scheme, which has meant that low paid workers are being penalised under the government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme. Speaking today Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “Sinn Féin argued for, and supported the […]

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