HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of referrals to Cork CAMHS is ‘shocking indictment of system’ – says Cork TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of referrals to Cork CAMHS is ‘shocking indictment of system’ – says Cork TD

23 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley TD (Cork East) has blasted the recent closure of new CAMHS referrals in Cork as a “shocking indictment on the system and it’s neglect by government”. The closure means GP’s are being asked to send children and young people in distress […]

EAST CORK: New Cancer Support Service for East Cork & West Waterford Officially Opens in Youghal

EAST CORK: New Cancer Support Service for East Cork & West Waterford Officially Opens in Youghal

18 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A new service for those affected by cancer in East Cork and West Waterford was officially opened today by well-known and much-loved Irish celebrity, Majella O’Donnell, earlier this week. Located at 29 Friar Street Youghal, and run by the Cork ARC Cancer Support House, the centre provides free […]

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

17 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and Health Spokesperson in the Seanad, Colm Burke, has called for a review to examine how we deal with cases of adverse medical outcomes and medical negligence. Senator Burke said: “The ongoing issues in relation to the Cervical Cancer controversy have once again highlighted the […]

Cork City Council projects shortlisted for Excellence in Local Government Awards

Cork City Council projects shortlisted for Excellence in Local Government Awards

16 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Environment Directorate was shortlisted in the Sustainable Environment category for its Sustainable Canteen Project, where saw it ban disposable, single-use cups and crockery in the staff canteen. Instead, staff were encouraged to use environmentally friendly reusable cups. Under the Best Practice in Citizen Engagement category, the Community and […]

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

HEALTH: Long waiting list for the free HSE Children’s dental service in Cork

15 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 1339 awaiting assessment with 1944 waiting for treatment Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath has said that the dental health of thousands of Cork children is being put at risk by “scandalous waiting lists” for assessment and treatment. Deputy McGrath was commenting after receiving an update from the […]

DIRTY CORK: is Ireland’s Second Most Flea-Infested County

DIRTY CORK: is Ireland’s Second Most Flea-Infested County

15 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Rentokil is advising homeowners to be on the lookout for signs of flea infestation in their homes after a 77% surge in residential flea inquiries for May, June and July 2018, compared to the same period last year. Cork ranked second for flea related call-outs at 18%, closely followed […]

Just over two months to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund – Lombard

Just over two months to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund – Lombard

9 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Projects seeking support from the Government’s new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund have just over two months to apply, a Fine Gael Senator said. The objective of the Rural Regeneration and Development fund is to support collaborative and integrated projects between Government departments, State agencies, local authorities, other […]

Hickey’s Pharmacy announces the opening of two new outlets in Cork

Hickey’s Pharmacy announces the opening of two new outlets in Cork

8 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Two new Cork outlets are part of ambitious five-year growth plan that will see the group double in size Hickey’s Pharmacy, Ireland’s largest independently-owned pharmacy group, has announced the opening of two new outlets in Cork as part of an ambitious five-year growth plan that will see the […]

HEALTH: Lyme Disease raised in Europe – by Cork MEP

HEALTH: Lyme Disease raised in Europe – by Cork MEP

3 July 2018 Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada raised the issue of Lyme Disease in the European Parliament this week. The Ireland South MEP asked the Commission for an update on what work was being done at a European level to raise awareness of the condition. “Lyme disease is the most […]

Bandon fireman joined by Rob Heffernan to launch ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ 2018 in aid of Mercy Cancer Appeal

Bandon fireman joined by Rob Heffernan to launch ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ 2018 in aid of Mercy Cancer Appeal

2 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Olympic race walker and star of RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Rob Heffernan joined Bandon fireman, Dave Crean to officially launch this year’s ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ charity walk in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation. The annual 22km walk will start at 9am on Sunday, July […]