Cork Sinn Fein Cllr says ‘Nurses Strike Highlights Chaos in Health System’

Cork Sinn Fein Cllr says ‘Nurses Strike Highlights Chaos in Health System’

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féín General Election Candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that he decision by Nurses to take industrial action illustrates the total failure of the Government to get to grips with the crisis in the Health System He said; “Our Healthcare system is increasingly going from crisis […]

Hundreds of Cork Families under threat of Homelessness – warns Cork St Vincent de Paul

Hundreds of Cork Families under threat of Homelessness – warns Cork St Vincent de Paul

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The threat of homelessness faced by low income families struggling with ever increasing rents and greatly increased living costs is even bigger than the current homelessness crisis. The Society of St Vincent de Paul has spent in excess of €6.2 million assisting people throughout Cork in the past year. “Most of […]

Farm accident support group to be established for Cork

Farm accident support group to be established for Cork

24 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Meeting in Fitzgerald Vienna Woods Hotel on Sunday to kick-start initiative ‘Embrace FARM’, the voluntary bereavement group established to support families in the aftermath of fatal and non-fatal accidents, is to establish a network in Cork. The move follows one of the worst years on record for farm […]

Newly refurbished emergency room opens at Cork University Maternity Hospital

Newly refurbished emergency room opens at Cork University Maternity Hospital

23 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A newly refurbished emergency room has been opened at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). The new unit has individual, walled cubicles to allow privacy and dignity to patients as they are being assessed, examined, investigated and/or admitted. The emergency room (ER) at CUMH is a 24-hour service, and […]

Corkmen encouraged to shave off beards to raise money for Cancer services

Corkmen encouraged to shave off beards to raise money for Cancer services

23 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Be brave, don’t shave, and raise funds to help beat bowel cancer this December #Decembeard This December the Men’s Cancer Alliance and the Mercy Hospital Foundation are asking men from all across Munster to grow their beard, raise funds and help beat bowel cancer. Decembeard, Ireland’s newest and hairiest […]

Cork to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Collins

Cork to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Collins

20 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie €228 million in new and upgraded water infrastructure for Cork City and County Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Áine Collins, has said that Cork is to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment, with €228 million in new and upgraded water and wastewater infrastructure for the City and […]

Public meeting in Clonakilty on Nursing Home Care and Home Help

Public meeting in Clonakilty on Nursing Home Care and Home Help

20 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A public meeting will be held in Clonakilty tonight and will focus on the need for greater community care for older people, the future of nursing homes and district hospital and Home Care support. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, the Fianna Fáil Dáil candidate in Cork South West, is […]

63% increase in homelessness in Cork

63% increase in homelessness in Cork

20 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney launched Cork Simon Community’s Annual Report. Facts and figures Cork Simon served 1,314 different people in 2014 – which is up 11%. 11,289 hot meals were served – the highest number in over five years. Cork Simon’s Annual […]

Cork Minister wants better rights for Migrant fishing workers

Cork Minister wants better rights for Migrant fishing workers

19 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s only senior Minister is Carrigaline based Simon Coveney TD. He serves as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Minister Coveney has welcomed agreement reached at today’s Task Force meeting on a new system for migrant workers in the fishing industry. The Minister, who also chaired the […]

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