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UNICEF Ireland, in partnership with the Children’s Rights Alliance, is urging children and young people from Cork to submit a report to the United Nations on their experience of growing up here.

UNICEF Ireland’s Picture Your Rights campaign allows children and young people to share their views with the committee’s representatives, and have them taken seriously, giving...

February 9th is World Epilepsy Day, and this year will see a campaign aimed at increasing public awareness of the condition, as well as dispelling myths and making sure people know how to help someone who is having an epileptic seizure.

Epilepsy affects 37,000 people in Ireland and approximately 5,000 people in Cork. This year Joe Schmidt, Ireland rugby head coach (whose son has...

Cork University Hospital is behind the launch of a new breast cancer app, FYI: Breast Cancer, which has been created in response to the startling statistic that one third of women attending breast cancer clinics in Ireland don’t know enough about the disease.
 
The app, which has been funded entirely by the CUH Charity, answers the top 50 most searched–for...

Springtime is nearly here, and even though February looks like being a cold, wintery month there’ll still be plenty to do in the garden in order to get it ready for action for the rest of the season and into the summer.

Gardening is becoming more and more popular in Cork, whether it’s for decorative or practical purposes, and of course it’s one of the best activities...

Mark Ryan of Quintas is a Personal Insolvency Practitioner and an expert on solving the money problems which face a lot of Cork families. Here is his second special report on how to cope with financial issues; this week, Mark explains how to handle creditors:

Having unsustainable debt is a very difficult and stressful position to be in. Thankfully with some hard work and straight...

 PCI Counselling Service, a nationwide, low–cost counselling service, has been relaunched by Dr Harry Barry.  Dr Barry has written several books which highlight the benefits of counselling in the treatment of depression, anxiety and everyday mental health issues. 

The service operates at a number of venues around Cork City and County Cork, including community...

HSE Primary Care Psychology Services, Youghal GAA and Youghal Family Centre have joined forced to combat stress. This joint initiative, which is part of the award winning GAA/HSE Cork Beats Stress Project, will take the form of a free morning course called ‘Stress Control’.

The course is designed to teach participants the skills to tackle stress effectively. Christy...

Being a parent of a child with additional needs brings great joy and love, and many challenges. Unfortunately, a lot of parents to children with special needs are struggling to find the answers to serious financial and legal questions about their sons and daughters.

An information meeting addressing these challenges is being held in Cork this month. The workshop is free and open to all...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’. The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD joined students at St Colman’s Boys National School in Macroom to launch the awards for 2015.

These awards aim to help the children of Cork to understand the lives of...

Applications for the Back to Work Family Dividend are now being accepted at Intreo and Department of Social Welfare offices around Cork. Those in receipt of jobseeker or one parent family payments will retain the payment of €29.80 per week for each child, subject to a maximum of four children, for their first year in employment and half the payment, €14....

Irish women are among the most at risk in Europe for lung cancer in terms of incidence and mortality, according to a recent report from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland.

Lung cancer mortality for Ireland is 34% higher than the EU average and it accounts for 18% of cancer deaths in women. This worrying trend indicates that significantly more Irish women are dying from lung cancer...

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks. Risky alcohol consumption is considered as more than 14 drinks per week for women and more than 21 drinks per week for men. It is believed to increase risk of adverse health problems, including liver diseases, cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease and...

Age Action is urging the people of Cork to visit their older neighbours during cold snaps and stormy weather to ensure they are safe and well in their homes.

Cold weather, snowy conditions, slippery paths, fierce winds and driving rain can make winter a particularly challenging time for the elderly. “Bad weather makes that challenge even greater as many older people may not be...

A walk that has raised €290,000 in the past four years for Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support is to take place in March. Registration for the annual Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk, in aid of Action Breast Cancer — a programme of the Irish Cancer Society — will take place tomorrow, Saturday at the Temperance Hall in Kinsale from...

Over 3,000 special friends have been given to brave children across Cork as ‘Teddies for Loving Care’ (TLC) provide teddy bears and soft toys to Accident and Emergency units.

Established in 2013 by the Freemasons of Ireland, TLC specifically distribute germ–free and boxed teddy bears for every hospital emergency department in the country...

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