HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: 91,197 hospital bed days lost through delayed discharges in first half of 2017

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: 91,197 hospital bed days lost through delayed discharges in first half of 2017

16 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie HSE figures provided to the Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) show that more than 90,000 bed days were lost in the hospital system so far this year owing to delayed discharges. Patients are classified as delayed discharges when they no longer need to […]

HISTORY: Cork marks centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch (1917-1999) who twice served as Taoiseach (1966-1973 & 1977-1979)

HISTORY: Cork marks centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch (1917-1999) who twice served as Taoiseach (1966-1973 & 1977-1979)

16 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Yesterday (Tuesday August 15th 2017) a ceremony was held in St. Finbarr’s Cemetry, Cork to mark the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch. Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, who is also a member of Fianna Fail, made the following speech. Speech of Lord Mayor “Many […]

HOUSING CRISIS: OAPs concerned about being booted out of houses and into nursing homes – to free up houses for YOUNG people – warns Cork opposition TD

HOUSING CRISIS: OAPs concerned about being booted out of houses and into nursing homes – to free up houses for YOUNG people – warns Cork opposition TD

16 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the recent media announcement by Minister for Housing is the latest in a long line of promises that have failed to deal with the housing crisis in this country. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after the latest announcement by the […]

BOUNDARY EXTENSION: Cork CITY Council wants a ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ gain in land, not a ‘LIMITED’ one

BOUNDARY EXTENSION: Cork CITY Council wants a ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ gain in land, not a ‘LIMITED’ one

15 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has said Cork City Council’s long held vision is that the city needs a substantial boundary extension if it is to compete internationally for investment and act as a sustainable counterbalance to Dublin. The Lord Mayor re-iterated that the MacKinnon report […]

HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

14 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Key elements of FF Bill on mortgage rates will proceed in autumn The latest Retail Interest Rates statistics published by the Central Bank show that mortgages rates are falling but certainly not at the same pace that deposit rates are falling, and mortgage rates in Ireland remain dramatically […]

CORK CITY: to host up to 95 countries in the ‘the educational equivalent of the World Cup’ – UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities

CORK CITY: to host up to 95 countries in the ‘the educational equivalent of the World Cup’ – UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities

12 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Teams from up to 95 countries are Cork bound next month for “the educational equivalent of the World Cup” – the UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities. Up to 700 delegates from 200 cities in countries like China, Japan, Africa, Columbia, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Qatar are flying […]

WEST CORK BYPASS: Innishannon village is a traffic BOTTLENECK on the main road from Cork City to West Cork

WEST CORK BYPASS: Innishannon village is a traffic BOTTLENECK on the main road from Cork City to West Cork

11 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Innishannon Bypass needed to open up West Cork for commuters and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the Government must start looking at restarting and funding the bypass of Innishannon as a means of opening up West Cork to tourists […]

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher’s belated support for a new Cork Hospital. “We have a growing and young population and we need to make sure our hospitals are in a position to meet […]

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

MACROOM: Bypass road needs ‘cash on table’ not ‘solitary fencing’ says local TD Aindrias Moynihan

8 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that while the installation of fencing along the proposed Macroom Bypass route is a positive development, unless the full funding is allocated in the soon to be announced Capital Development Plan, the project’s future is not secure. “I’ve seen comments […]

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

SOCIAL WELFARE: Lump Sum Winter Fuel Payments a new option for pensioners

8 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 15th September deadline to apply Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on older people and those eligible for the Winter Fuel Allowance to consider applying for a lump sum payment instead of the normal weekly payment. At present, eligible recipients received €22.50 […]

1 2 3 25