Should COVID-19 testing be performed at home?

Should COVID-19 testing be performed at home?

27 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Callout service needed for vulnerable and elderly people struggling to find transport to coronavirus test centres, says Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan Vulnerable and elderly people who cannot get to coronavirus test centres should have the test brought to them by paramedics, Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said on Friday. As coronavirus […]

#COVID19: Creche and Early Education sector is collapsing due to loss of income

#COVID19: Creche and Early Education sector is collapsing due to loss of income

27 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government must immediately revisit emergency laws designed to help the early childhood industry, as countless preschool, Montessori and creche owners express fears they will not be able to reopen when Ireland emerges from the coronavirus crisis. The government announced a raft of measures it said will help […]

COVID-19: Insurance companies have sunk to an “all new low” says TD

COVID-19: Insurance companies have sunk to an “all new low” says TD

27 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Finance Minister must take a harder line on insurance companies “trying to weasel out of crisis payouts”, says Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan is urging the government to take a harder line on insurance companies following reports some are trying to weasel out […]

Planning System remains open for business, but…

26 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government confirmed today that the planning and building control systems remain open for business. Measures being brought through the Dail today will only be activated if necessary and do not halt the planning system when passed. They are precautionary […]

ROAD SAFETY: Sudden increase in pedestrians walking on roads, many without Hi-Viz clothing

ROAD SAFETY: Sudden increase in pedestrians walking on roads, many without Hi-Viz clothing

26 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many adults and children now find themselves at home midweek. Many are choosing to exercise by walking on roadways. This is positive, but care is needed whenever pedestrians and motorists share the same space Cork County Council is appealing to walkers and cyclists […]

#COVID-19 What happens if your Medical Card expires during crisis?

26 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Expiry dates on medical cards should automatically be extended until September to help ease the stress on people during the Coronavirus crisis, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said. “I’ll be writing to the government asking if they will let the medical card unit push out renewal and […]

The Library may be closed, but eBooks, eMagazines, and eLearning still accessible

The Library may be closed, but eBooks, eMagazines, and eLearning still accessible

26 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Despite the closure of the library buildings, the good news is that a number of library services are still available via Cork County Council’s website. Whether it’s reading a book, keeping up to date with the news, taking the time to learn a language or doing a course […]

BY-ORDER: Outdoor markets closed in County Cork

BY-ORDER: Outdoor markets closed in County Cork

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council wish to advise that, on foot of new measures announced by Government on Tuesday, 24th March with regard to COVID-19 restrictions, all markets across County Cork must be suspended with immediate effect and remain closed for the duration of the imposed restrictions Mayor of the […]