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Ireland’s third national Declutter Day takes place next week. Founder of National Declutter Day, Breda Stack - also called The Declutter Therapist - is on a mission to get everyone in Ireland decluttering. A nature lover with a passion for good causes, Ms Stack created the national day in 2011 to tie together the different aspects of her work and highlight the win-win nature of...

An annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks is to take place in Cork today, Friday for the first time. From 10am to 4pm at locations on the South Mall and Western Road and on Church Street in Douglas, PARK(ing) Day will see awareness created of sustainable travel and the need for better streets and public...

A new resource for families and friends of people bereaved through suicide is now available in north Cork. The new user-friendly information booklet, Lighting the Way, contains useful information about the range of supports that can be accessed in the community in the aftermath of a suicide, how to make contact with services and what to expect when you do. The booklet lists national...

 Cork Fertility Centre, one of Ireland’s leading fertility clinics, in collaboration with renowned US based Shady Grove Fertility offers Irish patients egg donation treatment. A free seminar will take place in The River Lee Hotel, Cork on Saturday September 27th at 2pm. Information will be provided by Dr. John Waterstone, Cork Fertility Centre and by Dr. Gilbert Mottla, Shady Grove...

Researchers have found that heart-rates typically rise by 51% for mothers during school-runs, affecting decision-making and leading to stress. Anxiety concerning potential bullies, new strict teachers and finding the right edition on the book list, combined with a hectic morning routine, can also affect decision making and lead to stress. In times of high stress levels, the stomach acts...

Early supported discharge programmes could benefit 3,000 stroke survivors, according to a new report. The research prepared for the Irish Heart Foundation by the Economic and Social Research Institute and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that almost half of those who suffer from a stroke will have mild to moderate disability and require some level of rehabilitation, and...

A national clinical study is to be rolled-out aimed at understanding how aspirin may improve outcomes in breast cancer patients. BREAST-PREDICT, a country-wide collaboration between experts in the area of breast cancer research - including at University College Cork - and funded by the Irish Cancer Society, is to undertake the research. It follows on from a recent breakthrough,...

New research suggests that family dinners may help protect adolescents from the harmful consequences of cyberbullying. A recent report published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics by Canadian researchers used survey data on 18,834 students aged between 12 and 18 years and found that one in five experienced cyberbullying during the previous 12 months. This...

The people of Cork are being asked to support Ireland’s biggest coffee morning in aid of hospices. This annual event, which will benefit Marymount Hospice locally, will take place on Thursday, September 18th at 10am to 12.30pm in the Millennium Hall, City Hall. Speaking in advance of the event, Lord Mayor Cllr Mary Shields acknowledged the contribution made...

A Cork school is the first in Ireland to offer primary students after-school care with Sherpa Kids Ireland. The franchise, founded in Australia in 2011 and operating across eight countries, is now at St Joseph's National School in Clonakilty. Sherpa Kids Ireland aims to roll out the service throughout Ireland within the next five years through over 80 franchisees, creating more...

The HPV cervical cancer vaccine is to change from three to two doses this year as new data has shown that two doses is effective in young girls. In addition a Meningococcal C (Men C) booster is being introduced for first year girls and boys. This vaccine is routinely given to babies but the immunity reduces over time so a booster is recommended for teenagers to provide...

Supermarket chain SuperValu has launched a saving challenge to support parents facing the pinch during the back-to-school period. Across 222 stores nationwide, SuperValu is encouraging parents to shop smart using the Better Than Half Price sale and to switch to own brand to save up to €80 on their weekly shop. 

SuperValu managing director, Martin Kelleher stated:...

An organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation is to open its doors to the public this weekend. Pieta House, which has suicide and self-harm crisis centres throughout the country including on the Model Farm Road in Cork, will be open to the public tomorrow, Saturday from 2pm to 4pm ahead of Suicide Awareness Week. People will have...

'Obesity is a serious national problem'

The Royal College of Physicians policy group on obesity is calling for a ban on advertising sugar sweetened drinks to children. In its first policy paper, the group outlined it is now time to protect vulnerable children in particular from "slick" advertising and marketing campaigns to promote foods and drinks that...

On Saturday September 13th Muskerry Rugby Club will host a special Family Fun Day with all proceeds raised going to Brú Columbanus - a charity that provides accommodation to the relatives of seriously ill patients - especially children - in Cork's hospitals and the hospice.

The family event will kick off with a cake sale and coffee morning from 10.30am until...

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