Cork pilots electronic GP referrals

The Mercy University Hospital is the first hospital in Ireland to have introduced an electronic referral system for GPs referring patients for general outpatient hospital appointments. The general referral form which the GPs can use is suitable for all general hospital outpatient appointments. The project is part of a HSE national pilot. In January of […]

Cork Passports given to Boyband

Cork Passports given to Boyband

JLS received their very own Rebel Passports from Lord Mayor, Cllr. Catherine Clancy on a special visit to Cork City Hall on August 17th. They join the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Jedward and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who are now “honourary” Corkonians thanks to their very own “Rebel Passport”. Since the first batch came […]

City Cllr says Water Tax is still wrong

City Cllr says Water Tax is still wrong

By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Cllr Ted Tynan has said that the political campaign against the property tax will continue but that the main focus now must necessarily move to defeating the Water Tax, a battle which, he said, is likely to include non-violent civil disobedience. Councillor Tynan said that while the mass […]

Construction activity falls in Cork

David O’Sullivan reports news@TheCork.ie The latest edition of the “National Housing Construction Index” – compiled and issued by Link2Plans – illustrates that Cork continues to report a percentage drop in planning commencements and planning applications this year. The team of researchers have examined every housing construction planning application and planning commencement from January to June […]

[Audio] HIV is on the rise in Cork

By David O’Sullivan twitter.com/david_osullivan The number of people with H-I-V in Cork is on the rise. HIV is the virus of the immune system that can cause Aids. 28 people have been diagnosed so far in 2013 which is more than the last two years combined. Overall 400 people are receiving on-going treatment for the […]

[Photos] Has the famous Crowley’s Music Centre on McCurtain St closed?

[Photos] Has the famous Crowley’s Music Centre on McCurtain St closed?

By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivannews@thecork.ie Yesterday on Facebook it was said that Crowley’s Music Centre, in McCurtain Street, Cork City had closed. Local businesses were unable to confirm the news. If true it would be a loss to the heritage of Cork, as Rory Gallagher was known to frequent the shop. But today I visited the store […]

[Audio] Cork’s Friendliest Business is named

By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan news@TheCork.ie A Food Company has been named as “Cork’s Friendliest Business” for 2013 C.L. Meats – based in the Kinsale Road Industrial Estate – were awarded the title by “JCI Cork – The JUNIOR Chamber of Commerce” The annual awards recognise businesses that “go the extra mile” in providing outstanding customer […]

[Audio] Cork remembers Japan Atomic Bombs

By David O’Sullivan david@thecork.ie The 68th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be marked in Cork City this evening. The Workers Party – which is calling for nuclear disarmament – will hold a brief ceremony at the “Peace Park” – located between the South Mall […]

[Audio] Corkman opens Ireland’s first private vault company

9th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan david@thecork.ie Increased crime in urban and rural areas, the cost of house insurance and the loss of faith in the Irish banking system is driving people in Ireland to put their valuables in safety deposit boxes, but banks are moving out of that business. So stepping in to […]

E-Centres call for social enterprises

E-Centres call for social enterprises

A recent policy document by Forfás states that the Action Plan for Jobs recognises that all parts of society and community can share in and contribute to, economic renewal and recovery. In particular, the action plan notes that there is a strong social enterprise base in Ireland, which could be further examined with a view […]