RNLI Lifeboat Medevac from Bere Island to Hospital

5 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat launched early this morning to assist a Bere Island resident in need of medical attention Castletownbere’s lifeboat was tasked by Valentia Coastguard Radio this morning at 4.38 a.m. to go to the assistance of a Bere Island resident in his 60s who was experiencing chest […]

Jack & Jill Children’s foundation host Tea Party in Inchydoney Island Hotel

5 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, Jonathan Irwin was in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa in Clonakilty, West Cork today. He hosted an Afternoon Tea Party for 100 guests as a fundraiser marking the charitys 20th anniversary year. The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation has supported […]

Mercy Hospital Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

28 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This week the Mercy Hospital Foundation celebrates its 10th birthday. There was a special event in The Mercy University Hospital yesterday, recognising and acknowledging the many people who have helped the charity support advancements in research, diagnosis, treatments and care of patients since its establishment in February 2007. From […]

Heart disease leading cause of death in Cork says Cardiologist at Mater Private

Heart disease leading cause of death in Cork says Cardiologist at Mater Private

23 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of mortality in Cork and with the county’s aging population demographic, the incidence of the disease continues to grow, according to Dr Ronan Margey, Consultant Cardiologist at Mater Private Hospital Cork. Addressing a group of General Practitioners from the Cork and […]

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 […]