HSE PROBLEMS: Lengthy backlogs leading to reimbursement delays for patients

HSE PROBLEMS: Lengthy backlogs leading to reimbursement delays for patients

22 June 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 4,000 applications still being processed Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath has called on the Health Minister to allocate additional resources to reduce huge waiting times for reimbursement for Cross Border Directive patients. Deputy McGrath made the call after he was informed that the turnaround […]

‘Dáil 100’ Exhibition launched in Cork as part of Dáil100 celebrations

‘Dáil 100’ Exhibition launched in Cork as part of Dáil100 celebrations

22 June 2019, Saturday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The role of the first members of Dáil Éireann from Cork was highlighted Friday as ‘Dáil 100’ was launched regionally for the first time, on Leeside. The launch of the exhibition at Cork County Council Offices, is part of a programme of events designed to commemorate the […]

IRELAND: Cork based Naval Service having trouble keeping members due to LOW PAY

IRELAND: Cork based Naval Service having trouble keeping members due to LOW PAY

20 June 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath has said the government is ignoring the plight of our Defence Forces and failing to listen or address the serious issues facing them. Deputy McGrath was speaking after receiving a reply in the Dáil confirming that the number of […]

Govt need to do more to encourage people to take up apprenticeships – Murphy O’Mahony

Govt need to do more to encourage people to take up apprenticeships – Murphy O’Mahony

12 June 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South-West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has welcomed the €1,270,000 allocated to Cork IT to support apprenticeship programmes but has said that more needs to be done to entice and encourage young people, and particularly women, to take up apprenticeships. She explained, “Cork IT will […]

WEST CORK: The new Mayor of the County of Cork is Clonakilty’s Christopher O’Sullivan

WEST CORK: The new Mayor of the County of Cork is Clonakilty’s Christopher O’Sullivan

7 June 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Clonakilty native, Councillor Christopher O’Sullivan has been elected Mayor of the County of Cork while Independent Councillor Martin Coughlan has been elected Deputy Mayor this afternoon in Cork County Hall. Mayor O’Sullivan has been a Fianna Fáil Councillor with Cork County Council since he was co-opted in 2007 […]

WEST CORK HEALTH: €700K new CT Scanner for Bantry General Hospital

WEST CORK HEALTH: €700K new CT Scanner for Bantry General Hospital

28 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork-South-West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, has welcomed the confirmation of funding for a new CT scanner at Bantry General Hospital. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “…We have been a long-time campaigning for funding for the hospital.” “Since 2016 I have repeatedly raised the case for Bantry […]

RehabCare funding confirmed as services are secured for Cork South West -Murphy O’Mahony

RehabCare funding confirmed as services are secured for Cork South West -Murphy O’Mahony

23 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD, has welcomed news that €2m in funding has been secured for RehabCare but warned families and service users in the West Cork area should not have had to endure such fear in the lead up to the confirmation of […]