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 […]

Cork politicians back ‘The Cork Foundation’

Cork politicians back ‘The Cork Foundation’

23 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork Foundation recently held a briefing in Leinster House with all Cork based TD’s and Senators. The organisation which was established in 2013 is a registered charity that matches donors to social enterprises who through this funding can create sustainable jobs, positively impacting communities at grass roots […]

Ringaskiddy incinerator delay unfair and lacking transparency, says Green Party in Cork

Ringaskiddy incinerator delay unfair and lacking transparency, says Green Party in Cork

19 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie File photo of anchor at Ringaskiddy Car Ferry building. Copyright TheCork.ie 2009.The Green Party in Cork are “deeply concerned” that An Bord Pleanála has once again postponed the decision date for the Indaver Ireland waste incinerator in Ringaskiddy. The postponement has been reported in the Irish Examiner Newspaper […]

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

18 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has echoed the warning issued by the HSE regarding the drug U-47700, currently circulating in Cork City. The Drug has been linked to the death of a young man in the Southside this week. The Cork South Central TD said: “This drug […]

D’hillbillies Mud Run raises more than €51,000 mark for The Mercy Hospital Cancer CARE Centre

D’hillbillies Mud Run raises more than €51,000 mark for The Mercy Hospital Cancer CARE Centre

17 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Saturday, October 22nd saw more than 1,000 thrill seekers get down and dirty at the 2016 D’hillbillies Mud Run in Mitchelstown, raising a phenomenal €17,419 for cancer services at The Mercy University Hospital Cork. This year’s figure brings the total raised since the mud run’s inception in 2014 […]

MEDICIO Cork tele-mecidine service helps Coast Guard treat fisherman

MEDICIO Cork tele-mecidine service helps Coast Guard treat fisherman

16 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In an eventful early morning, Coast Guard helicopters conducted off shore operations to evacuate fishermen from two different vessels. The Waterford based helicopter R117 was tasked to assist a fishermen who suffered an on-board injury and was transferred by the Coast Guard helicopter to University Hospital Waterford. In […]