Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind announce Transition Year Programme @irishguidedogs

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind announce Transition Year Programme @irishguidedogs

4 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Model Farm Road, Cork-based Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind have announced details of their Transition Year Programme for 2021! Given the current pandemic, the programme has been adapted to ensure it can be delivered effectively online which allows the charity to engage with schools nationwide. Students […]

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind receives €5,000 boost from Aviva Broker Community Fund

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind receives €5,000 boost from Aviva Broker Community Fund

3 February 2021 By Tom Collins Tom@TheCork.ie Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind was recently awarded €5,000 in the Aviva Broker Community Fund. Nominated by Mark O’Sullivan, Provest Private Clients, the Fund provides an opportunity for financial advisers/brokers throughout the country to help support their local charities or community organisations that are making a difference […]

Green Rebel Marine and My Canine Companion to improve autism services and awareness

Green Rebel Marine and My Canine Companion to improve autism services and awareness

31 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Green Rebel Marine has joined forces with My Canine Companion to support families around Ireland living with autism. My Canine Companion is an Irish charity that provides accredited service dogs to people with disabilities, predominantly autism. In addition, they provide a range of therapy dog services and autism […]

COVID: Widespread antigen testing across Cork and the wider Munster region @PadraigOSull

COVID: Widespread antigen testing across Cork and the wider Munster region @PadraigOSull

29 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie TD believes rapid antigen testing for airports at Cork, Shannon, Farranfore as well as the Port of Cork Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Pádraig O’Sullivan has called on the Government to introduce widespread COVID-19 antigen testing. Rapid antigen testing is a solution to onsite rapid screening […]

Cork TD calls for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible @padraigosull

Cork TD calls for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible @padraigosull

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Pádraig O’Sullivan has welcomed the first allocation of antigen tests while calling for rapid antigen testing to be fully rolled out as soon as possible. Rapid antigen testing is a solution to onsite rapid screening for SARS-CoV-2. It performs best in […]

AIB branches across Cork raised over €40,000 for local causes during Covid

AIB branches across Cork raised over €40,000 for local causes during Covid

26 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie €3 million donated directly to community groups by the bank in 2020, supporting those most vulnerable in the community AIB branches across Cork have donated over €40,000 to local causes last year as part of AIB Together, the bank’s community investment programme. In total, money was raised for […]

Government approves €250,000 to improve Cork County Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure #Greenway #Walkway #Exercise

Government approves €250,000 to improve Cork County Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure #Greenway #Walkway #Exercise

24 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., recently announced almost €3.2 million in funding for 173 projects across Ireland under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. A total of €250,636.20 is ringfenced for County Cork of which €138,000 has been awarded to Cork County Council for a […]

Cork University Hospital using higher grade FFP2 masks, and other Hospitals need to follow suit

Cork University Hospital using higher grade FFP2 masks, and other Hospitals need to follow suit

23 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Hospital infection rates “out of control” – INMO demands strict new measures Upgraded safety standards are needed immediately to get COVID hospital infections under control, the INMO has said. Nearly 2,000 healthcare workers have caught the virus over two weeks in outbreaks directly traced to their workplaces. To […]

#FakeNews could hamper plans for COVID vaccine rollout – warns @DeirdreCluneMEP

#FakeNews could hamper plans for COVID vaccine rollout – warns @DeirdreCluneMEP

18 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie This is according to Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune who said that unchecked “fake news” and misinformation could negatively impact the efficacy of a country’s vaccine strategy, and its uptake. MEP Clune said that it is vital that Ireland, along with other EU countries ensures that they do […]

GOVERNMENT HANDOUT: Free Vitamin D from HSE for all citizens

GOVERNMENT HANDOUT: Free Vitamin D from HSE for all citizens

17 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The HSE should “consider” widespread dispensing of Vitamin D supplements to people free of charge, a Cork Fine Gael TD has said. Cork North Central Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael’s Health Spokesperson, said: “Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D. Sunlight is scarce in Ireland in the […]

Cork business owners urged to consider air sterilisation to facilitate safe reopening

15 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Air sterilisation in recirculating ventilation systems is a key factor to consider in order to safely reopen businesses and offices across all sectors, according to industry experts Shiva Air Conditioning. According to the company, business owners and facility managers need to ensure they have the correct precautions in […]