Cork state run nursing homes face risk of closure – Murphy O’Mahony

Cork state run nursing homes face risk of closure – Murphy O’Mahony

5 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Government is failing older people by refusing to put in place a credible plan to ensure state run nursing homes adhere to HIQA accommodation standards, according to Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Cork South-West Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony. Cllr Murphy O’Mahony pointed out that Minister for […]

Guidebook for new parents unveiled at CUMH

Guidebook for new parents unveiled at CUMH

30 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cathy O’Sullivan (pictured centre) midwife teacher at Cork University Maternity Hospital is joined by first time mums-to-be, Ciara Murphy (left) and Noelle Hogan (right), at the launch of the hospital’s new information guide on preparing for birth and beyond Cork University Maternity Hospital is today launching a new […]

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

30 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said over €400,000 in capital funding for childcare services in Cork will improve quality and facilities. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of Capital Grant Funding for Early […]

New Cork garden highlights importance of mental health

New Cork garden highlights importance of mental health

29th July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The members of Shine’s Basement Resource Centre in cooperation with Cork City Council are to launch an exciting new mental-health themed pop-up garden at a previously disused lot on Cork’s Kyle Street. The garden project aims to encourage people to make the time and space for their mental […]

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way for charity

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way for charity

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This week 7 cyclists of all shapes and ages will take on a 675km challenge through the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Cork to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). One of the riders, London-born Ryan Willmott (who is married to Karen McSweeney from Montenotte Cork), […]

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Writing about drinking water is nice. It is the most precious and wholesome product that exists. In an era of transparency water is where it’s at! However in recent years water has been controversial in Ireland. The supply of fresh drinking water – and conversely the removal of […]

Mater Private Cork to Sponsor Men’s 800m

Mater Private Cork to Sponsor Men’s 800m

20 June 2015 By David O’Sulllivan david@TheCork.ie This year’s Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet will be the 64th. The event will take place on 7 July. Mater Private Cork have announced sponsorship for the 800m men’s race. Anna Fitzgerald CEO, Mater Private Cork, said “we are delighted to sponsor the men’s 800m race at […]

VIDEO: Free child seat roadshow in Cork

VIDEO: Free child seat roadshow in Cork

4 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Parents in Cork are being urged to have their child’s car seat checked as research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) indicates that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted. The RSA ‘Check it Fits’ service will be visiting ten locations across […]

Does Cork need a dedicated suicide prevention officer?

Does Cork need a dedicated suicide prevention officer?

4 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin Cllr Mick Nugent has called on the City Council to establish the position of Suicide Prevention Officer It would be the responsibility of the officer to liaise with suicide prevention groups throughout the city and assist city council in the fight against suicide. Cllr Nugent was […]

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