VIDEO: Ireland’s largest farm is in East Cork and has installed Dairymaster ‘MooMonitor’ to control health and fertility of cows

17 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This week Tom and Simon Browne of Greenhills Farm in Co Cork who own and run Ireland’s largest farm installed Dairymaster’s multi award winning health and fertility monitoring system – MooMonitor+ on their 1000 cow dairy farm in Co Cork. The breeding season for 2016 has begun and […]

Hospitals Crisis to Continue in 2016 warns Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher

Hospitals Crisis to Continue in 2016 warns Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The new HSE Service Plan will make grim reading for patients and frontline staff in our hospitals says Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson, Billy Kelleher. “Despite an ageing population and the plan’s admission that health needs increase as people get older and people over 65 years of age more […]

Trails for Tourism – A Policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County

Trails for Tourism – A Policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County

16 December 1015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Members of Cork County Council recently adopted Draft Trails for Tourism, a policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County which was drafted by members of the Tourism Strategic Policy Committee. Through the promotion of trails, the policy aims to support rural regeneration, economic development and tourism […]

Tickets on sale for annual Cork Simon Community Fundraiser Women’s Lunches

Tickets on sale for annual Cork Simon Community Fundraiser Women’s Lunches

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas – the day when women traditionally get together for a knees-up after their hard-work during Christmas, is a thriving tradition in Cork, and for over a decade Cork Simon Community has hosted Women’s Christmas Lunches in Cork city and county, celebrating women […]

Mental Health care a priority in Sinn Féin’s new health plan -says East Cork Cllr Pat Buckley

Mental Health care a priority in Sinn Féin’s new health plan -says East Cork Cllr Pat Buckley

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Pat Buckley has commended his party’s plan for universal health care, launched today, by welcoming the prioritisation of mental health care within the policy Speaking following the launch, Cllr Buckley said; “Sinn Féin has today outline a comprehensively researched costed plan for […]

A County Cllr in Cork has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee to a debate

A County Cllr in Cork has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee to a debate

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election Candidate for Cork South Central has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, to a debate on Sinn Féin’s Universal Health Plan. Speaking following the launch of Sinn Féin’s comprehensive Health Policy yesterday, Cllr Ó Laoghaire said that as it stood, […]

Cork MEP calls for EU solidarity fund to be made available after floods

Cork MEP calls for EU solidarity fund to be made available after floods

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for the EU to make the Solidarity fund available to Ireland immediately. Speaking in the European Parliament this week in Strasbourg, Ms Ní Riada said, “The way the emergency services met the recent storms must be commended. Without their discipline, […]

#Fail from HSE in assisting children with special needs in Cork?

#Fail from HSE in assisting children with special needs in Cork?

14 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Figures released to Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath (who is based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) show that the HSE is failing to carry out assessments of the needs of children with possible special needs Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath said: “Under the Disability Act […]

Property Tax exemption for flooded homes in Bandon, Co Cork?

Property Tax exemption for flooded homes in Bandon, Co Cork?

14 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Homes that have suffered flood damage as a result of adverse weather should have their property tax waived under new proposals from Fianna Fáil. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said: “It’s simply unfair to ask families who have been washed out of their homes and suffered huge damage […]

Over 82,000 people in Cork city and county face a Cold Christmas due to fuel poverty

Over 82,000 people in Cork city and county face a Cold Christmas due to fuel poverty

14 December 2015, Monday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An estimated 82,200 people in Cork City and County are suffering from fuel deprivation according to trade union ‘Unite’, which today issued a brief report highlighting the prevalence of fuel deprivation on a county-by-county basis. Entitled A Cold Christmas, the document uses the most recent (2014) figures […]

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