Mercy Hospital visitor restrictions remain in place

8th February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH) will remain in place and will be reviewed again tomorrow. MUH is restricting all hospital visits, with the exception of the children’s ward and critical care areas, due to an increased number of Influenza cases. The hospital has invoked visitor […]

FF Health spokesman Billy Kelleher accuses Health Minister of “another PR campaign”

FF Health spokesman Billy Kelleher accuses Health Minister of “another PR campaign”

23rd January 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has accused the Health Minister of launching another PR campaign rather than coming up with tangible measures to tackle the real problems facing our health service. On the very morning when we learn that the HSE has launched an investigation into […]

Walk-in interviews for nurses jobs at Mater Private Cork over Christmas

29th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Open interviews will take place at Mater Private Cork, which is located at City Gate Mahon, on December 30th 2014 to recruit over 25 nurses as part of the hospital’s ongoing expansion. The 75 bed private hospital is recruiting for nurses across a range of specialities including Surgical, […]

Winter bug affects Cork Hospital

15th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mercy University Hospital (MUH) has cancelled all hospital visits with the exception of the children’s ward for 24 hours due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting flu. The hospital is seeking the public’s cooperation with the restrictions but will deal with exceptional cases on an individual […]

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has claimed that Cork County Council is simply not doing enough to tackle the issue of homelessness. Speaking after a report was presented to Councillors at today’s meeting of Cork County Council, following on from a motion tabled by Cllr […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15 September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside The Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre is located on Airport Hill, and can house 275 people, most of whom are also protesting inside. It started at […]

AUDIO: Three brothers buried following service in Charleville

8th September 2014, 6pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The funerals have taken place of the three O’Driscoll brothers in North County Cork. Nine-year-old twins Tom-Tom and Paddy O’Driscoll, and their 21-year old brother Jonathan. The town of Charleville came to a standstill for a number of hours this afternoon as large crowds gathered for […]

[Audio] Mandatory medical insurance wanted by Cork Senator

5th August 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie All practicing Doctors will be have to have full insurance under a new bill being backed by a Cork Senator. At the moment there is no requirement for medical practitioners to have adequate indemnity insurance cover; meaning that a patient might not compensated in the event of malpractice. […]

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

12th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork City has been elected chairman of the HSE South Regional Health Forum. The forum is a place where elected Councillors from across Munster have the chance to put questions to HSE officials. Many topical issues are raised throughout the year including: progress […]

[Audio] Mizen Primary Health care centre opened by Minister

14th June 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A “primary health care centre” has been officially opened in Schull. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care Alex White TD, travelled to West Cork yesterday afternoon. The Centre covers the Mizen Peninsula spanning Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, and Durrus. The […]

[Audio] Cork City Marathon

[Audio] Cork City Marathon

2nd June 2014, Bank Holiday Monday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Cork City Marathon takes place this morning. Around 7,500 will take part, and twice that number, 15-thousand are expected to line the route to cheer on the entrants. There is a full marathon, half marathon, Team relay, and youth section and action gets underway […]