Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

16 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has condemned Government failure to protect health, tourism and the environment in Cork, after the European Commission announced it is taking Ireland to court over the pumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea in the county. Green Party representative in Cork North Central, […]

Cork International Hotel on board with BUMBLEance, helping sick children across the Rebel County

Cork International Hotel on board with BUMBLEance, helping sick children across the Rebel County

14 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork International Hotel have announced that ‘BUMBLEance – The Children’s National Ambulance Service’ are their charity partner for 2017. BUMBLEance is an interactive ambulance service designed specifically for children. It provides a free service for critically and seriously ill kids throughout Ireland who need to/from their home […]

Cork native with arthritis takes on 100km Camino Challenge in aid of ‘Arthritis Ireland’ charity

Cork native with arthritis takes on 100km Camino Challenge in aid of ‘Arthritis Ireland’ charity

14 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie John O’Flynn, Arthritis Ireland’s Chairman and Cork native, has been living with arthritis for the last eighteen years and has recently completed his sixty-sixth consecutive monthly hospital visit for severe treatment to manage his arthritis. John has arthritis from his eyes down to toes, but despite his pain […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

13 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline based TD, Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has signed the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017  giving effect to an important commitment under the Governments’ rental strategy, published in December. The Strategy sets out a number of actions under standards […]

CUMH Gynae waiting lists require additional consultants and capacity

CUMH Gynae waiting lists require additional consultants and capacity

10 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Surging waiting lists must be addressed with increased capacity – Aindrias Moynihan Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that urgent action is needed by the HSE to address the growing waiting lists in the country, and especially gynaecological waiting lists at CUMH. Monday […]

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

29 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland introduced paid Paternity leave on September 1st 2016 and up to January 11th 2017, 5,545 fathers had taken up the 2 weeks leave to look after their new babies. Locally, 708 fathers from Cork have taken up the paid paternity leave since the option became available. The […]

Irish Water invest in Courtmacsherry/Timoleague Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water invest in Courtmacsherry/Timoleague Sewerage Scheme

24 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Irish Water is progressing plans for the new Courtmacsherry/Timoleague Sewerage Scheme which will have significant economic and environmental benefits for the area. The project is aimed at addressing issues with inadequate wastewater treatment in the area, while also facilitating future growth and development. At present, untreated effluent is […]

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

24 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The pre-Christmas St Vincent de Paul Car Draw raised almost €110,000 for individuals and families struggling to get by from day to day. SVP Cork helped 5,000 families in 2016 alone SVP extended their gratitude to all of those who supported this year’s draw “The money raised through the […]

Cork Scientists Uncover Dietary Mechanism to Reverse the Effects of Stress

Cork Scientists Uncover Dietary Mechanism to Reverse the Effects of Stress

24 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Hippocrates said “Led food be thy medicine” and efforts are increasing to develop dietary strategies to target stress-related disorders such as depression and anxiety. There is growing evidence that microbes in the gut can play a key role in regulating brain functions, particularly emotional processing and behaviour. Prebiotics […]

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