EU must stop being dependent on 3rd countries to meet health care needs of its citizens – Kelleher

EU must stop being dependent on 3rd countries to meet health care needs of its citizens – Kelleher

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “The European Union, and its member states, being dependent on third-countries to protect the health and wellbeing of its citizens is simply not acceptable,” said Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher. Kelleher was commenting as the COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on the Union’s and indeed Member States’ flaws […]

New supports announced for fishermen and fishing sector in response to COVID-19 crisis

New supports announced for fishermen and fishing sector in response to COVID-19 crisis

3 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher – who is based in Cork – has welcomed confirmation of proposals to support fishermen and the wider fishing sector affected by the current and ongoing Covid-19 crisis through a number of practical yet important measures. “We have been informed that the European […]

Join the 2k a day lockdown challenge for Breakthrough Cancer Research

Join the 2k a day lockdown challenge for Breakthrough Cancer Research

3 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ‘The Race that Nearly Wasn’t’ Join the 2k a day lockdown challenge for Breakthrough Cancer Research 1 person dies every hour in Ireland from cancer – “the research we fund and the treatments we help find are in jeopardy without continuing support from the public” Racing and walking […]

COVID-19 brings Cork property market to a halt

COVID-19 brings Cork property market to a halt

3 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The last few weeks have changed the prospects for the Irish housing market entirely, with the COVID-19 pandemic reaching Ireland and completely disrupting everyday life for weeks and possibly months to come In Cork City, prices in the first three months of 2020 were 1% lower than a […]

Should you #WearAMask? In Ireland it’s not currently recommended for the public, so it boils down to personal choice

Should you #WearAMask? In Ireland it’s not currently recommended for the public, so it boils down to personal choice

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Many people in Asia routinely wear face masks to stop passing on illnesses to others, or to reduce pollution particles entering their airways, but public use of masks has been less common in Ireland, Europe and the United States where – in general – people have been urged […]

#RunForALONE – 48 hour ‘Virtual Marathon’ for ALONE

#RunForALONE – 48 hour ‘Virtual Marathon’ for ALONE

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The ‘Virtual Marathon’ is due to take place from Friday April 3rd to Sunday April 5th The generosity of people once again prevails during the COVID-19 pandemic, as communities in Cork and further afield prepare to take part in a 48 hour ‘Virtual Marathon’ to help raise funds […]

WEST CORK BUSINESS: Clonakilty Chamber announces voucher fund to support businesses in the West Cork town

WEST CORK BUSINESS: Clonakilty Chamber announces voucher fund to support businesses in the West Cork town

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce has announced an initiative to support local businesses in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, pledging a 40,000 euro fund to supplement the purchase of Clonakilty Vouchers. The 40,000 euro fund will provide for a 20% supplement on 50 euro and 100 euro Clonakilty […]

WIll the Junior Cert 2020 be cancelled?

WIll the Junior Cert 2020 be cancelled?

2 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie If you’re a student you may be hoping that the Junior Cert will be cancelled, on the other hand, if you have put in the hours in studying you may be looking forward to it! There are 126,000 students due to sit the State exams in 2020. The […]

Free online coaching for frontline medical staff

Free online coaching for frontline medical staff

2 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Connect a Coach was founded to offer coaching to all frontline and emergency services staff. It is a free service for nurses, doctors, first responders, health care assistants, pharmacists and emergency services, essentially anyone on the frontline dealing with the impact of COVID 19. As Leo Varadkar said […]