Cork selected by UNESCO as a lead City in global network focussing on health and wellbeing in cities.

Cork selected by UNESCO as a lead City in global network focussing on health and wellbeing in cities.

15 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The announcement was made at the 4th UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities held in Colombia, in recent weeks. As a lead city, Cork will be invited to host a seminar on health and wellbeing where cities from around the world can share their experiences and learn about best […]

Phil Hogan shows support for Cork Pink Week at business breakfast in Collins Barracks

Phil Hogan shows support for Cork Pink Week at business breakfast in Collins Barracks

13 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The EU’s trade commissioner-elect Phil Hogan has told hundreds of guests at a business breakfast in Cork that the incoming European Commission is to launch a major new initiative, the “Beating Cancer Plan” for Europe. The event at Collins Barracks in Cork was organised by Cork Pink Week […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Big Cut in Respite for People With Disabilities – says West Cork FF TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Big Cut in Respite for People With Disabilities – says West Cork FF TD

7 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New figures provided to Fianna Fáil Disability Spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD show a drop of some 26,523 respite overnights for people with disabilities between 2015 and 2018. This is a reduction of more than 14%. “It is genuinely shocking that at a time when the need for […]

Cork Racecourse Raises €72k for Marymount Hospice

Cork Racecourse Raises €72k for Marymount Hospice

4 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Racecourse together with Marymount University Hospital and Hospice are delighted to announce that the recent charity raceday on Saturday, August 17th in aid of Marymount raised a staggering €72,632 for the Cork hospice. Graham Lynch, Marketing Executive at Marymount, commented, “On behalf of all the team at […]

Pfizer supports Cork Simon Community on new Homelessness project

Pfizer supports Cork Simon Community on new Homelessness project

1 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Pfizer’s Ringaskiddy site and Cork Simon Community recently unveiled the refurbishment of the Cork Simon’s Riverview apartments, Anderson’s Quay, Cork city. The refurbishment project, solely supported by Pfizer began in June and after months of work is now complete. The comprehensive renovation included a full refit of the […]

National audit of school canteens needed to ensure students have access to healthy choices

National audit of school canteens needed to ensure students have access to healthy choices

29 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A national healthy eating audit of school canteens should be carried out to ensure students have healthy choices at school, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “A study conducted by UCD and DCU researchers which looked at canteens in a select number of schools, […]

Cork nurses graduate at University Hospital Waterford

Cork nurses graduate at University Hospital Waterford

26 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie University Hospital Waterford hosted a celebration ceremony for the Waterford Institute of Technology General Nursing class of 2019 this week (25th September). To mark the end of their training and placements in the various hospitals and healthcare facilities across the HSE South East Area, the Hospital held its […]

PEOPLE OF CORK – stop parking on footpaths #MakeWayDay

PEOPLE OF CORK – stop parking on footpaths #MakeWayDay

26 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Make Way Day 2019 Cork County Council is this year, once again, putting its support behind Make Way Day, a day of action organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), which takes place nationally on Thursday September 26th. Disability groups, organisations and campaigners will be hitting the […]