New Medical Ophthalmologist expected at Cork University Hospital to deal with chronic delays

New Medical Ophthalmologist expected at Cork University Hospital to deal with chronic delays

5 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is hopeful that a new medical ophthalmologist will be appointed to Cork University Hospital to deal with the chronic delays in accessing ophthalmological services. Following receipt of a parliamentary reply from the HSE, I’ve been told that the CUH […]

Irish Water haven taken on responsibility for administration of Co Cork business water accounts since the end of March

Irish Water haven taken on responsibility for administration of Co Cork business water accounts since the end of March

3 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 16,703 business customers in Co Cork to have one point of contact for all water queries Irish Water has  begun the process to take in charge the administration of 16,703 business customer accounts in Co Cork. The change will see responsibility for account administration for existing business customers in […]

Cork Minister Housing Coveney comments on house price increases

Cork Minister Housing Coveney comments on house price increases

3 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Mr. Simon Coveney, TD, today commented on the latest reports published by Daft.ie and MyHome.ie. “The report shows that demand is strong, driven by economic growth and increasing numbers of households. We have created the environment to increase housing […]

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

FG and FF politicians in Cork must “step up to protect Cork’s Bus Éireann public transport” – says Unite trade union

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fail TDs in Cork city and county, including Ministers Simon Coveney and Michael Creed and Ministers of State Dara Murphy and David Stanton, and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, to step […]

Government free dental and optical exams for self employed – Cork Senator welcomes news

Government free dental and optical exams for self employed – Cork Senator welcomes news

2 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Self-employed people in Cork can now benefit from free dental and optical exams through the Treatment Benefit Scheme for the first time ever. Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the move by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar to extend these PRSI benefits to 450,000 self-employed […]

Carrigaline Lifelong Learning Festival is launched, catering for all ages and abilities

Carrigaline Lifelong Learning Festival is launched, catering for all ages and abilities

31 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline Community celebrated learning today as they announced the launch of the Carrigaline Lifelong Learning Festival, which will take place in the Carrigaline Community School on Saturday 8th of April 2017 from 12 noon to 4pm. With a jam-packed programme of engaging speakers, arts and crafts workshops, […]

Cork Simon Community and TWi Partnership culminates in €12,000 Donation

Cork Simon Community and TWi Partnership culminates in €12,000 Donation

30 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Carrigaline headquartered company specialising in documentation services, TWi (Technically Write IT) have helped Cork Simon Community raise €12,000. The donation came from a percentage of TWi’s profits. It went to Cork Simon’s housing support project, which helps homeless people find homes and enables them to get back […]

Cork Seantor wants Ireland to be tobacco free by 2025 – another step was taken today on that journey – plain packaging

Cork Seantor wants Ireland to be tobacco free by 2025 – another step was taken today on that journey – plain packaging

29 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Standardised Packaging of Tobacco will come into force in in September Part of national strategy to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025 Senator Tim Lombard (Fine Gael) is based outside Carrigaline, Co CorkCork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said that it’s a positive step forward that […]