Cork Athlete Derval O’Rourke launches Irish Guide Dogs Blind Christmas Campaign

Cork Athlete Derval O’Rourke launches Irish Guide Dogs Blind Christmas Campaign

3 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Derval O’Rourke, former Olympic athlete, will today launch the Irish Guide Dogs for the blind Christmas campaign for 2015. Derval will attend a photocall at the Guide Dogs Headquarters on the Model Farm Road around lunchtime. The athlete will be joined by her own trusty labradoodle ‘Berlino’ to […]

Issue of Cork homelessness raised in the Dail by Cork Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

Issue of Cork homelessness raised in the Dail by Cork Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

3 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in the Dáil last vening, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O’Brien said that the government have a real opportunity to address homelessness in Ireland and are failing to do anything of substance. Deputy O’Brien said: “This Labour and Fine Gael Government, and the previous […]

Crisis in homelessness highlights the risk to children’s welfare – Sandra McLellan TD

Crisis in homelessness highlights the risk to children’s welfare – Sandra McLellan TD

1 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking this evening in the Dáil, Sinn Féin TD and Children’s Spokesperson Sandra McLellan has highlighted the risks that homelessness presents to children’s welfare. Deputy McLellan warned that rents in Cork had risen by 13.5% in the past year and that this was exerting huge pressure on families. […]

Cork Charity says “Poor listening and communication are major factors in workplace distress”

Cork Charity says “Poor listening and communication are major factors in workplace distress”

1 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Survey reveals lack of listening at management level negatively impacts workers • 60% of workers say managers do not care, are not interested or do not understand when they are distressed at work • More than a third (36%) cite lack of support and understanding from managers as […]

Will Cork City TDs must support ‘rent certainty’ and ‘homelessness prevention legislation’?

Will Cork City TDs must support ‘rent certainty’ and ‘homelessness prevention legislation’?

1 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on Cork City TDs, and in particular the Government TDs, to support the Rent Certainty and Prevention of Homelessness Bill 2015 . Cllr Ó Laoghaire was involved in the drafting of this Bill, which seeks a firm move […]

Protest outside Cork City Centre Emergency Department to highlight overcrowding

Protest outside Cork City Centre Emergency Department to highlight overcrowding

30 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “The mismanagement of the Healthcare System by the Government” Those are the words of Cork Sinn Fein. The party organised a Nationwide set of demonstrations on Saturday 28th, including an action at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork organised by Sinn Féin Republican Youth. Speaking following the protest, […]

Cork City Fire Brigade promo vehicle has been revamped

Cork City Fire Brigade promo vehicle has been revamped

28 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Fire Department is re-launching their Community Fire Safety vehicle on Monday November 30th 2015 outside the Cork City Council Civic Offices at 11.00am. Modifications have been done to the vehicle to improve its capacity to deliver Community Fire Safety Messages. The addition of a digital screen […]

Suicide prevention services are underfunded in Ireland – says East Cork Sinn Fein Cllr

Suicide prevention services are underfunded in Ireland – says East Cork Sinn Fein Cllr

28 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Pat Buckley warned the government that it must address its chronic underfunding of suicide prevention services. Above: Cllr Pat Buckley Councillor Buckley was speaking following a suicide prevention event in Youghal this week in which local man Nigel Kirby decorated his house, […]

Cork Sinn Féin to hold protest on health crisis this afternoon

Cork Sinn Féin to hold protest on health crisis this afternoon

28 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin will be holding a demonstration today to highlight the growing crisis in the A&E system, increasing numbers on trolleys and the pressure on Healthcare Staff. Sinn Féin members will be at the Mercy Hospital at 12 midday, and will hold a short demonstration, before proceeding to […]

Selected Cork shops are accepting donations of Children’s toys

Selected Cork shops are accepting donations of Children’s toys

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Barnardos launched its annual Christmas Toy Appeal, supported by GLS ParcelShops, today. The children’s charity is asking shoppers in Cork to add the Barnardos Christmas Toy Appeal to their shopping lists this festive season and help make a child’s Christmas. Every Christmas Barnardos needs gifts for children of […]

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