State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that a failure to plan for an aging population on the part of the government will result in a residential care time bomb in the future. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after a new report from […]

HEALTH: Minister Simon Coveney opens Bon Secours Care Village 36 bed extension

HEALTH: Minister Simon Coveney opens Bon Secours Care Village 36 bed extension

10th September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 32 jobs created thanks to €11m investment A new 36 bed wing at one of Ireland’s leading retirement villages, Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Lee Road, Cork, has been officially unveiled today by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney. Developed at a cost of €11m […]

Planning application for Carrigtwohill schools welcomed – David Stanton

Planning application for Carrigtwohill schools welcomed – David Stanton

9 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton is delighted to learn that planning permission has been lodged with Cork County Council for the development of primary and post-primary level schools in Carrigtwohill. The Cork Education and Training Board (ETB) […]

EAST CORK: Grants for local environmental protection initiatives

EAST CORK: Grants for local environmental protection initiatives

5 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has congratulated local groups on securing funding for environmental preservation projects. As part of Fine Gael’s recent environment awareness campaign funding of €16,600 has been allocated to a variety of environmental initiatives […]

JOBS GALORE: says Government

JOBS GALORE: says Government

5 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Unemployment continues to decrease in every region Fine Gael Senator for Cork South West, Tim Lombard, has said the number of people at work in the State is now over 25,000 higher than it was before the crash. Senator Lombard said: “Cork is benefitting as unemployment has decreased […]

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

3 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A special meeting of Cork City Council will take place this evening where potential Presidential candidates can make presentations to councillors in a bid to seek the nomination of Cork City Council. The Special Meeting will take place at 7pm. This follows Cork City Council being contacted by […]

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has urged the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to engage with GPs over the introduction of new Illness Benefit forms. Doctors in West Cork are continuing to fill out the old MC1 and MC2 forms, which […]

FARMING: Creed confirms flexibilities to GLAS scheme in response to fodder issues

FARMING: Creed confirms flexibilities to GLAS scheme in response to fodder issues

31 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Creed confirms flexibilities to GLAS scheme in response to fodder issues The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has confirmed the introduction of some temporary adjustments to the GLAS scheme for this year in response to the current fodder shortages. The measures are being […]