Cork heart failure patients offered new supports to combat COVID isolation

14 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Irish Heart Foundation is urging the estimated 10,000 people living with heart failure in Cork to engage with new supports it has established during Covid-19 restrictions. The charity has responded to a sense of isolation felt by people living with heart failure, a condition which has a […]

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

13 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality and Disability, Seán Sherlock has called on the Government and the Minister for Housing to examine using Ministerial directives under the Planning Act to halt any developments on Mother & Baby Homes like Bessborough and […]

Apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes is long overdue – says Cork only female TD

Apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes is long overdue – says Cork only female TD

13 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Reacting to the Taoiseach’s apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes today, Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, Holly Cairns, commented: “This apology is long overdue and comes after decades of silence, decades of shame, decades of misogynistic control and abuse perpetrated and facilitated by State and […]

EU Commission “has more questions to answer on EU Vaccine Scheme” says Cork MEP

EU Commission “has more questions to answer on EU Vaccine Scheme” says Cork MEP

11 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Are some Member States more equal than others in EU vaccines programme? – MEP Kelleher Cork based Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that the European Union Commission has a number of serious questions to answer in relation to its Vaccine Purchase Programme. Kelleher was commenting, as […]

Car draw raises €260,000 for SVP

Car draw raises €260,000 for SVP

9 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie SVP South West “humbled” by public support as over €260,000 raised from annual car draw St Vincent De Paul – South West has paid tribute to the public for its “phenomenal” support of its annual Car Draw in association with Ford dealership; CAB Motor Company. The charity revealed […]

COVID19 update

COVID19 update

4 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Today’s evening Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 2,265 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland since the pandemic began in early 2020. As of midnight, […]

Hospital staff contact union to report “extreme” pressure in Cork University Hospital due to #COVID

3 January 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland’s hospitals are now under “extreme” pressure due to a surge in COVID cases, the INMO has warned The union has been contacted by concerned frontline members across the country this weekend, pointing to a major increase in the number of patients presenting, along with high levels of […]

COVID: 7 deaths & 4,962 new cases since yesterday

COVID: 7 deaths & 4,962 new cases since yesterday

3 January 2021, 5.53pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “Act as though you are infectious. Stay at home. Work from home starting from tomorrow, and if you are an employer, ask your employees to work at home.” says Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified […]

Delays at Cork University Hospital’s Emergency Department

3 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The South/South West Hospital Group have issued a statement to say that the Emergency Department at Cork University Hospital (CUH) is “exceptionally busy today and over the last number of days”. Due to this increased level of activity and subsequent admissions, it is regrettable that some patients may […]

How will Irish health system handle long term effects of #COVID19 “Long Covid” – asks @ColmBurkeTD

How will Irish health system handle long term effects of #COVID19 “Long Covid” – asks @ColmBurkeTD

30 December 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael’s Health spokesperson, said, “Concerns have been raised by medical professionals and the WHO over prevalent numbers of people of all ages who are suffering complications to their health due to their Covid diagnosis, a condition that has been referred to as ‘Long Covid’. […]

HEALTH: #AFewHomeTruths advertising campaign from Cork Sexual Health Network @SHC_Cork

HEALTH: #AFewHomeTruths advertising campaign from Cork Sexual Health Network @SHC_Cork

29 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Just before the festive season, Cork’s Sexual Health Network launched the ‘#AFewHomeTruths’ campaign on billboards around Cork city and on MySexualHealth.ie. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about various sexual health issues that affect people in Cork, and to signpost to the relevant support services. The campaign’s distinctive […]

63 new cases of COVID19 in Cork

63 new cases of COVID19 in Cork

28 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 2,205 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Sunday 27th December, the HPSC has been notified of 765 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now […]