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30th September 2013, Monday By TheCork.ie Reporter news@TheCork.ie Socialist Party Cork City Councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed reports that Labour Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is considering abolition of the telephone allowance scheme and massive cutbacks in the electricity and gas allowance scheme. Yesterday’s SUNDAY TIMES reported that “the telephone allowance for 410,000... Read More
26th September 2013, Thursday By TheCork.ie Reporter news@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail Cork City Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, a member of the healthy city network in Cork said that the ecowell conference in Cork City Hall today is another positive step in promoting cork as a healthy city and a European leader on healthy living initiates for all... Read More
24th September 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The “Blue September” campaign to tackle mens cancer is winding down this week. It’s part of an international movement encouraging men to discuss health concerns with family, friends and their GP. 1 in 3 men in Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but... Read More
Thursday, 19th September 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie A Fine Gael Councillor in Cork says children with Down Syndrome should have an automatic right to a medical card. At present there are only three categories of people who automatically receive cards without a means test: those affected by Thalidomide, survivors of Symphysiotomy, and people... Read More
16th August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie A former Mayor of County Cork has been elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly. The AGM of the SERA took place on Friday, 13th September in Assembly House, Waterford. Cllr. Thomas Kinsella was elected as Cathaoirleach and Cllr. Tim Lombard was elected as... Read More