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CUH had the second highest trolley figures nationally Behind only University Hospital Limerick with 9,843 The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is describing the figures as ‘unacceptable’. Over 53 thousand patients were on trolleys and over 30,000 of those were recorded since the pandemic arrived here. INMO General Secretary, Phil Ni Sheaghdha says too many […]

The main stories making the headlines across Cork: The Chief Medical Officer say it’s no longer possible to test everyone who’s come into close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19. === 2,000 additional Covid-19 vaccines will be administered in hospitals across Cork over the coming weekend. === Over 6,500 patients were waiting on trolleys […]

The incident resulted in the death of George Nkencho. It happened in a Hartstown housing estate yesterday afternoon after members of the force responded to reports of a man with a knife in a local shopping centre. Bullets were fired from an official Garda firearm after the man made several threats and an attempt to […]

It resulted in the death of a man. George Nkencho was shot in a Hartstown housing estate after members of the force responded to reports of a man with a knife in a local shopping centre. Bullets were fired from an official Garda firearm after the man made several threats and an attempt to resolve […]

The main stories making the headlines across Cork: Non-essential retail is opening for the final day for at least a month, as the country has entered its third lockdown. Household visits were banned at midnight after the third record daily number of Covid-19 infections since Christmas. === Under the new regime, schools Christmas holidays have […]

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has reported a further 20 Covid 19 related deaths. 1,634 people have tested positive in the last 48 hours in Northern Ireland. Health Minister Robin Swan’s urged strict adherence to restrictions in place this week, and throughout the remainder of the North’s six week lockdown. He’s warned a New Year’s […]

A bill aiming to tackle online bullying has been signed into law by the President. The sharing of intimate images without consent is now illegal, and if someone is found guilty of the crime they will face an unlimited fine and/or up to seven years imprisonment. The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill- is […]

Over €71m in retirement lump sums have been paid to HSE staff in the first nine months of the year. 17 staff who received over €250,000 were consultants, including obstetricians, psychiatrists and paediatricians. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show 131 received at least €100,000. Professor Bill Tormey, who is a Consultant in […]

The union has written to Minister Norma Foley, to consider the issue with NPHET, prior to the reopening of schools in January. ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie says the strain of Covid that has emerged in the UK raises some key issues: “This raises obvious and important questions that need to be addressed. Because it’s alleged that […]

Bank of Ireland is urging people to be wary of any requests to change bank account details or transfer funds. The bank says people need to be particularly cautious of anything that says it’s from a supplier or senior management asking for details to be changed. Paul O’Brien from Bank of Ireland’s fraud team says […]


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