What do YOU think about Air Quality in Cork City? #PublicConsultation

What do YOU think about Air Quality in Cork City? #PublicConsultation

21 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is putting its Draft Air Quality Strategy (2021-2026) out for consultation The strategy outlines the actions that Cork City Council will undertake between 2021 and 2026 to reduce the concentrations of air pollutants in the city area; thereby positively impacting on the health and quality […]

VIDEO: You’ve had the vaccine, but how can you PROVE it? #VaccineCertificate #DigitalGreenCertificate

VIDEO: You’ve had the vaccine, but how can you PROVE it? #VaccineCertificate #DigitalGreenCertificate

17 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Deirdre Clune MEP has backed today’s European Commission proposal for a COVID-19 vaccine certificate (Digital Green Certificate) as a positive boost for tourism, preparing the way for safer and easier freedom of movement in Europe. “The Digital Green Certificate or vaccination cert will make travel safer and easier […]

Keep up the #SocialDistancing this Paddy’s day – say Cork Hospitals

Keep up the #SocialDistancing this Paddy’s day – say Cork Hospitals

17 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “…is this journey really necessary, am I keeping the appropriate distance, following cough etiquette, and washing my hands…” As the temperatures are set to increase over the St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday, management at South / South West Hospital Group are appealing to members of the public to […]

Dedicated health unit on #LongCovid must be established

Dedicated health unit on #LongCovid must be established

14 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Long-term effects of Covid-19 The HSE should establish a dedicated health unit for research and to manage and support patients suffering the long-term effects of Covid-19, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael’s Health spokesperson, said “During the past year a lot has been […]

Online pharmacy ‘Healthwave’ launches first payment plan for long term contraception

Online pharmacy ‘Healthwave’ launches first payment plan for long term contraception

14 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Digital Pharmacy provided over 100,000 free contraceptive pills for women since launch of service in February 2020 Healthwave, a digital pharmacy service founded by Cork man Shane O’Sullivan, has launched Ireland’s first pharmacy-led payment plan for long-term contraceptive methods. This launch marks the first year of Healthwave’s female-focused […]

Taoiseach should use St Patricks Day meeting with @POTUS to ask for extra COVID vaccines – says @BillyKelleherEU

Taoiseach should use St Patricks Day meeting with @POTUS to ask for extra COVID vaccines – says @BillyKelleherEU

13 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tens of millions of AstraZeneca vaccines stockpiled in Ohio and Maryland facilities “An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin must raise the issue of the United States sharing their stockpiled AstraZeneca vaccines at next week’s St. Patrick’s Day meeting between him and US President, Joe Biden,” said Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy […]

#EastCork: Boil Water Notice lifted for Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply @IWCare

#EastCork: Boil Water Notice lifted for Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply @IWCare

12 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Cork County Council, Irish water have confirmed that the Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply affecting approximately 6,500 people has now been lifted. The Boil Water Notice had been put […]

New visiting guidelines for nursing homes

New visiting guidelines for nursing homes

12 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, on the approval of new guidance on visitations to long term residential care facilities. Welcoming the new guidance, Deputy Moynihan said: “The new visiting guidance […]

Trigon Hotels fundraises for Cope Foundation

Trigon Hotels fundraises for Cope Foundation

12 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Trigon Hotel team members will participate in, organise and support several fundraising events over the coming months. Trigon Hotels recently completed the 300,000 steps for Cope challenge as part of their fundraising efforts. Trigon Hotels will collaborate with Cope Foundation and the organisation’s Ability@Work programme to provide various […]

Rentokil records 19% increase in fly callouts

Rentokil records 19% increase in fly callouts

7 March 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork accounts for fourth highest level of fly callouts from Rentokil 25th February 2021: Rentokil, Ireland’s leading pest control provider, is warning the public of the increased threat of flies, following a 19% increase in callouts for the insects over the last three months, when compared to the […]