HEALTH: Neglected mental health services ‘failing young people’ – says Sinn Fein TD

HEALTH: Neglected mental health services ‘failing young people’ – says Sinn Fein TD

8 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin deputy Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley TD has said that government neglect of mental health services is failing young people and leading to unacceptable waiting lists for initial assessments and treatment. He made his comments following a call by the National Youth Council of Ireland for […]

HEALTH: System on the cusp of becoming a solely EMERGENCY service – warns Cork TD Billy Kelleher

HEALTH: System on the cusp of becoming a solely EMERGENCY service – warns Cork TD Billy Kelleher

8 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Rocketing Waiting Lists show that capacity is no longer there to deal with day to day issues – says TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that unless the Government urgently increases capacity in the health system, routine, non-acute procedures and diagnostics will no longer […]

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

4 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Powering Local Dreams is in association with Johnson and Perrott Honda Mahon Point, Kevin O’Leary Honda Bandon & Silversprings, and Hurley Bros Honda Skibbereen, your local Cork Honda dealers. The competition will award €5,000 to a community project. The company said: At Honda, we’ve been here in Ireland […]

SPORT: Tony O’Connell named as July ‘Cork Person of the Month’

SPORT: Tony O’Connell named as July ‘Cork Person of the Month’

17 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Tony O’Connell, Chairman of the Cork City Sports International Athletics Committee, has been named July ‘Cork Person of the Month’. Tony recently celebrated his 70th birthday and has attended every Cork City Sports event for the past 65 years. As a young boy, he sold official programmes for […]

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Childcare services in Cork are to receive just over €620,000 in extra funding, a financial boost that comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to make affordable, quality childcare more accessible. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that our local childcare services […]

HEALTH: HIQA report on Cork foster care service

HEALTH: HIQA report on Cork foster care service

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published an inspection report on the foster care service operated by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) in the Cork service area. Below is a statement from HIQA HIQA is authorised by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs […]

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

18 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called for the Department of Children to intervene in the sale of Bessborough, which is sometimes spelled as Bessboro The lands are being sold by the Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, however, the site may contain important information […]

NORTH CORK: Mallow based ‘Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland’ welcomes new purpose bred puppies

NORTH CORK: Mallow based ‘Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland’ welcomes new purpose bred puppies

13 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) has announced the success of its new breeding programme, following the birth of the national charity’s first litter of puppies. The eight Golden Retriever/Labrador cross pups are part of a programme initiated two years ago to tackle the five-year waiting list for children […]