CUH has second highest number of cancelled operations – Kelleher

CUH has second highest number of cancelled operations – Kelleher

2 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson and Cork TD Billy Kelleher has said he is extremely concerned to learn that Cork University Hospital recorded the second highest number of cancelled operations in the first six months of the year. Figures released to Deputy Kelleher show 1,567 inpatient operations were cancelled […]

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for both Cork City and County councils to draw down the sizeable sums of money that has been allocated to them to tackle the housing crisis. Deputy Buttimer’s calls came as he welcomed news that the Department is […]

Pharma Conference begins in Cork

Pharma Conference begins in Cork

23 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister at State, Sean Sherlock TD today opened the fifth PharmaChemical Ireland (PCI), Parenteral Drugs Association (PDA), International Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) Conference in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork. Delighted to give opening address PharmaChem Ireland this am in Little Island. The shift in the sector is from […]

Roy Keane opens new unit in Marymount Hospice

Roy Keane opens new unit in Marymount Hospice

23 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Marymount University Hospital & Hospice officially opened its new interventional pain service facility at Marymount, Curraheen, Cork this morning. Republic of Ireland’s soccer management team Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane performed the official opening. Dr. John Browne, consultant pain specialist, instigated the interventional pain service for patients with […]

Cork products could be in line for special EU Protection

Cork products could be in line for special EU Protection

18 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Deirdre Clune has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to explore the possibility of extending the European geographical scheme to nonagricultural products. Traditional Irish products from Cork Crystal to Clones Lace to hurleys have all been identified in an EU report as products that could […]

Give Blood today in #Cork

Give Blood today in #Cork

14 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Giving blood then takes only around 8 to 15 minutes. The total volume of blood taken is 470ml, which is less than a pint. After making a donation* (*in Ireland givers are not paid) you will then be advised to rest for a short period before going to […]

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

11 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Often silent and symptomless, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) warned that half a million adults in Ireland don’t know they have high blood pressure and run the risk of a life threatening event such as heart attack or stroke unless they get it checked. The warning came as […]

Portmanteau overload in Cork as ‘Toughathlon’ announced

Portmanteau overload in Cork as ‘Toughathlon’ announced

9 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This September come hail, rain, snow or even sun, thousands of people – of all age and fitness level – will be pushed to the limit as they compete in one of Ireland’s leading obstacle course, Toughathlon. The obstacle course, which takes place in the Showgrounds, Curraheen on […]

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

8 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie They used to be called sewerage works, but now they are “wastewater treatment plants”, but regardless of the changing terms today is a good day for Cork Harbour. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, this morning turned the sod to mark the start […]

What is Dementia? There’s a free workshop about it next week in #Cork

8 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Next week, Wednesday, 16th September, Home Instead Senior Care will host a complimentary workshop for family carers in Cork. The purpose of the workshop is to support family carers in taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home. The workshop takes place between 10.30am-12.30pm at […]

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