Walk-in interviews for nurses jobs at Mater Private Cork over Christmas

29th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Open interviews will take place at Mater Private Cork, which is located at City Gate Mahon, on December 30th 2014 to recruit over 25 nurses as part of the hospital’s ongoing expansion. The 75 bed private hospital is recruiting for nurses across a range of specialities including Surgical, […]

Winter bug affects Cork Hospital

15th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mercy University Hospital (MUH) has cancelled all hospital visits with the exception of the children’s ward for 24 hours due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting flu. The hospital is seeking the public’s cooperation with the restrictions but will deal with exceptional cases on an individual […]

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has claimed that Cork County Council is simply not doing enough to tackle the issue of homelessness. Speaking after a report was presented to Councillors at today’s meeting of Cork County Council, following on from a motion tabled by Cllr Ó […]

[Video] Cork should “Boycott water charges” says Joe Higgins TD

7th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It was only around 9 months ago that I met Joe Higgins last in Cork. That was for the launch of the Anti Austerity Alliance, which has since become the de facto new name of the Socialist Party. [click here to hear that interview] Well the Anti Austerity […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15th September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside Protest by residents of Kinsale Rd (Airport Hill) Direct Provision centre #cork residents unhappy with conditions pic.twitter.com/KqxwGQ25zH — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) September 15, 2014 The Kinsale […]

[Audio] Three brothers buried following service in Charleville

8th September 2014, 6pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The funerals have taken place of the three O’Driscoll brothers in North County Cork. Nine-year-old twins Tom-Tom and Paddy O’Driscoll, and their 21-year old brother Jonathan. The town of Charleville came to a standstill for a number of hours this afternoon as large crowds gathered for the […]

[Audio] Cork University Hospital catching up on blood test backlog following IT system failure

29th August 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some patients who underwent blood testing at Cork University Hospital in the past fortnight could be re-tested. It follows the failure of an IT computer system used in the Hospitals Laboratory. The system is working today (Friday), but it will take weeks for all Departments to ascertain […]

[Audio] Calls for County Council to open Bottlehill landfill

[Audio] Calls for County Council to open Bottlehill landfill

28th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The so-called Bottlehill “Superdump” in North County Cork might open sooner than many anticipated. In recent days protests on the Northside of Cork City at the Country Clean waste facility escalated. However management of Country clean have now entered into “constructive dialogue” with the protest group. The Mayor […]

[Audio] Mandatory medical insurance wanted by Cork Senator

5th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie All practicing Doctors will be have to have full insurance under a new bill being backed by a Cork Senator. At the moment there is no requirement for medical practitioners to have adequate indemnity insurance cover; meaning that a patient might not compensated in the event of malpractice. […]