AWARDS: Someone from Cork could be the Gala ‘Inspirational Person of the Year’ for 2020

AWARDS: Someone from Cork could be the Gala ‘Inspirational Person of the Year’ for 2020

28 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The search is on for Ireland’s inspirational county heroes who have changed your life or the lives of people in your local community Gala Retail has teamed up with Virgin Media to search for inspirational heroes in Cork; those individuals who have made Ireland a better place with […]

COVID19: Today’s stats reveal 32 new cases in Cork

COVID19: Today’s stats reveal 32 new cases in Cork

25 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Day-on-day Cork has slipped to being the 2nd worst County, in terms of sheer numbers of new cases Deaths There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. Since the pandemic began there has been a total of 1,797 COVID-19 related deaths in […]

The Emergency Department at the largest Hospital in Ireland’s 2nd City is busy

The Emergency Department at the largest Hospital in Ireland’s 2nd City is busy

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie CUH Exterior. Photographer: Billy macGillA statement from the Hospital says “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 experience a […]

The worst COVID Counties are Dubin, Donegal, then Cork

The worst COVID Counties are Dubin, Donegal, then Cork

24 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 3 people with COVID-19 have died. There has now been a total of 1,797 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday, 23 September, the HPSC has been notified of 324 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is […]

Dáil to debate Professional Home Care Bill – Burke

Dáil to debate Professional Home Care Bill – Burke

24 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke, has confirmed that the Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020, which he introduced, is to be debated in the Dáil today. This new legislation is necessary and is designed to provide regulation in the area of professional home care. […]

#BadParking has consequences

#BadParking has consequences

23 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley met with representatives from disability support groups from around the County ahead of the annual national Make Way Day this Friday September 25th. ‘Make Way Day’ is a public awareness campaign, coordinated by the Disability Federation of Ireland, […]

GILET BLEU: Blue reflective vests remind public to keep 2-metres apart #COVID19

GILET BLEU: Blue reflective vests remind public to keep 2-metres apart #COVID19

23 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie As doctors ask the people of Cork to double down on public health guidelines with cases of Covid-19 again on the rise, Cork City Council has a new initiative that aims to promote social distancing and help protect vulnerable members of the community from Covid-19. 1,000 social distancing […]

Mallow General Hospital appoints first Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Heart Failure

Mallow General Hospital appoints first Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Heart Failure

23 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The new post is the third of its kind in nurse-led heart failure in Ireland Mallow General Hospital (MGH), which is part of the South/South West Hospital Group has confirmed the registration of Mairead Lehane as the hospital’s first Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). Mairead, who has been working […]

Cork still 2nd worst County for COVID19 cases

Cork still 2nd worst County for COVID19 cases

22 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,792 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday, 21 September, the HPSC has been notified of 334 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a […]

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

22 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Health to act on a previous Budget promise that he facilitated and commence higher thresholds for medical card applications for the over 70s. The Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020, enacted […]

HEALTH: Twins raise €30,000 for Mercy Cancer Appeal

HEALTH: Twins raise €30,000 for Mercy Cancer Appeal

21 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Whether personally or through a loved one, most of us have been affected by cancer at some point in our lives. Patrick Cotter’s family lost their late father, Paddy Cotter, one of Cork’s best known and much-loved comedians (“Josie Mac” in the “Swans”) back in 1989 through cancer. […]