Check you Passport BEFORE booking flights

Check you Passport BEFORE booking flights

13 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork South West, Tim Lombard, has urged people to ensure their passports are in date before booking long haul flights with January travel deals. Senator Lombard said: “As potential holiday makers are bombarded with low-cost deals and cheap flights for 2019 travel this January, […]

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

12 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st 2019, County Cork residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library. From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be […]

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

9 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites providing Free Christmas Tree Drop-off Services in January All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are drop off centres for Christmas Trees. Trees are free of charge up to January 31st 2019. Where to take your old Christmas tree Macroom Civic […]

Are smart phones are harming Ireland’s famous hospitality?

Are smart phones are harming Ireland’s famous hospitality?

2 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The overuse of smart phones is harming our world famous hospitality culture, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork Senator Tim Lombard, member of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, said: “The rise of smartphones is adversely affecting how people communicate and converse with each other. “I have seen […]

HSE Service Plan points to challenging year for Disability Services – Murphy O’Mahony

HSE Service Plan points to challenging year for Disability Services – Murphy O’Mahony

30 December 21018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Disability spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (A TD for Cork South West) says the 2019 HSE Service Plan is a very mixed bag for people with disabilities. “2018 saw an increase in Personal Assistance hours – 170,000 hours – relative to 2017 so it is disappointing that […]

HEALTH: Three Injury Units in Cork Treat Over 26,536 Patients in 2018 – Bantry, Mallow, Gurranabraher

HEALTH: Three Injury Units in Cork Treat Over 26,536 Patients in 2018 – Bantry, Mallow, Gurranabraher

19 December 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The HSE has 11 Injury Units now in place across the country with three located in Cork, which have been open since 2012. By the end of October 2018, 26,536 patients have been treated at the Injury Units in Cork. These include: Bantry Injury Unit (opened in July […]