BALLINCOLLIG: Westgate Foundation to begin extension of Day Care buildings

BALLINCOLLIG: Westgate Foundation to begin extension of Day Care buildings

3 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie On Friday, September 29th last Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly T.D., turned the sod at Westgate Foundation to officially launch a new building extension project which is scheduled to begin in mid-October. Westgate Foundation CEO Julie Murphy stated that “this much needed new […]

ALZHEIMER: Society of Ireland hosts celebratory AlzTalks in Cork Arts Theatre

ALZHEIMER: Society of Ireland hosts celebratory AlzTalks in Cork Arts Theatre

2 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) hosted a celebratory AlzTalks event which featured people living with dementia, carers and musicians at the Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll’s Quay, Shandon, Cork last Wednesday, September 27th from 6.30pm-9.00pm. The eclectic event – which featured the legendary John Spillane – was aimed […]

CORK CITY: is ‘Age Friendly’ – 1st Annual Report on elderly services is published

CORK CITY: is ‘Age Friendly’ – 1st Annual Report on elderly services is published

29 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council Chief Executive Ann Doherty Launches First Annual Report of Cork Age Friendly City Strategy 2016-2020 At an event in the Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork yesterday Ann Doherty, Chief Executive, Cork City Council and chairperson of the Cork Age Friendly City Alliance, launched the Annual Report […]

CORK EXPERTS: from I.N.F.A.N.T. will speak at ‘Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn’ Conference

CORK EXPERTS: from I.N.F.A.N.T. will speak at ‘Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn’ Conference

29 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Global Leaders in Perinatal Brain Monitoring & Neuroprotection to Convene in Ireland to Share Research & Collaboration. The world’s leading experts in neonatal brain development, monitoring and protection will convene in Killarney from 5 to 7 October 2017 to share innovative research at the Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection […]

HEALTH: Alzheimer Society host talk in Cork Arts Theatre

HEALTH: Alzheimer Society host talk in Cork Arts Theatre

25 September 2017, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is hosting a celebratory AlzTalks event which will feature people living with dementia, carers and musicians at the Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll’s Quay, Shandon, Cork on Wednesday, September 27th 2017 6.30pm-9.00pm. The eclectic event – which features the legendary John Spillane […]

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 […]