Former Cork South West TD appointed as Chair of representative body for home care sector

Former Cork South West TD appointed as Chair of representative body for home care sector

18 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Jim Daly appointed Chair of Home and Community Care Ireland Jim Daly, a former FMinister for Mental Health & Older People, has been appointed Chair of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI). HCCI is the representative body for private home care providers in Ireland that employ 10,000 carers, […]

Failure to put survival and recovery plan for aviation is hitting Cork Airport

Failure to put survival and recovery plan for aviation is hitting Cork Airport

18 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie   Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, today criticised the lack of action by the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, after Aer Lingus has announced further temporary lay-offs at Cork Airport for later this year. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “For months Sinn Féin […]

The new elective hospital should be on the NORTHSIDE of City – says petition

The new elective hospital should be on the NORTHSIDE of City – says petition

18 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central has created a petition calling on the new elective hospital in Cork to be located on the Northside or surrounding areas. Deputy Gould said: “From Blarney to Glanmire right into Knocknaheeny and Mayfield, people are contacting me saying they need this […]

€920,000 for Co Cork PRIVATE rural roads

€920,000 for Co Cork PRIVATE rural roads

15 May 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie There are many roads in rural areas that are not actually public. These private roads are usually quite short and link a collection of houses with a nearby main road. A total of €920,000 in funding has been allocated to Local Improvement Schemes (LIS) for works on non-public […]

‘What is a healthy city?’ – Cork Greens Public Event

‘What is a healthy city?’ – Cork Greens Public Event

12 May 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork North West Green Representative Louise Jordan is hosting an event this week that asks this question and hopes to share with a wide audience some answers. “Denise Cahill, Co-coordinator of Healthy Cities, (HSE) is joining us this Thursday, May 13th, at 7pm to talk about what they […]

Continued restrictions at maternity hospitals are misogynistic and cruel

Continued restrictions at maternity hospitals are misogynistic and cruel

11 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Any change to the rules will be too late for thousands of women, but the suffering for pregnant women and their partners must end today. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that continued restrictions on partners at maternity hospitals are anything other than misogynistic and cruel, according to […]

Councillor steps down after 12 years

Councillor steps down after 12 years

9 May 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Henry Cremin has announced that he is stepping down as a Cork City Councillor after 12 years. He said that now is the right time to leave public office after three decades as a party public representative and more than a decade as a full-time councillor. […]

€100,000 in additional funding for Cork Life Centre

€100,000 in additional funding for Cork Life Centre

6 May 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Pádraig O’Sullivan has welcomed the announcement of an additional €100,000 in funding for the Cork Life Centre. This funding is in addition to the €77,500 which comes from the Department of Education annually. Deputy Pádraig O’Sullivan commented, “This is great news […]

NORTH CORK NEWS: New Graveyard for Dromina

NORTH CORK NEWS: New Graveyard for Dromina

5 May 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has confirmed this week that agreement has been made to purchase lands just outside Dromina village to provide a new graveyard for the area. The old graveyard in Dromina has been at capacity for some time now. Cork County Council will this week proceeded to […]

Cork business can apply for Enterprise Ireland ‘Competitive Start Fund’

Cork business can apply for Enterprise Ireland ‘Competitive Start Fund’

5 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, is encouraging local entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial groups to consider submitting an application for Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million Competitive Start Fund (CSF). The CSF aims to provide funding assistance of up to €50,000 to up to 20 successful applicants in addition to […]

Community Assessment Hubs demonstrate importance of community healthcare – Burke

Community Assessment Hubs demonstrate importance of community healthcare – Burke

4 May 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Community Assessment Hubs opened to treat people with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 demonstrate the importance and of community care with more than 12,000 appointments attended, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael’s spokesperson on Health, has praised the efforts of frontline healthcare workers who […]