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Thrilled to be an official Irish Heart Foundation training site

2021-11-09T07:06:13+00:00

Thrilled and over the moon to have been accepted by the Irish Heart Foundation to be one of their official CPR and BLS training sites. Eric Donovan of Rapid Response CPR Training: “I began teaching First Aid back in 2005, I purchased four manikins and borrowed a training defibrillator from a friend and off I went. In 2010 we invested from our personal savings and created Rapid Response CPR Training and we’ve never looked back. I feel this is down to our simple philosophy of taking care of people, by spending time and listening to them, along with giving them [...]

Thrilled to be an official Irish Heart Foundation training site2021-11-09T07:06:13+00:00

Cork set to get four more large scale murals as street art initiative returns

2021-09-28T11:19:44+01:00

Cork city's streetscape is set for another injection of colour with the return of the Ardú street art project EchoLive reports:  The project, which arrived in Cork last year, makes a return to the city from now until October 11 with four more large scale murals planned to brighten up the city centre. "Having made such a positive impact on the city last year, we are excited to be back with another line-up of inspiring artists to transform Cork city’s streets," Ardú organisers Shane O’Driscoll, Paul Gleeson and Peter Martin commented. Last year, seven of Ireland’s most respected and renowned [...]

Cork set to get four more large scale murals as street art initiative returns2021-09-28T11:19:44+01:00

Leesiders baffled as giant cyber trees land on Patrick Street

2021-08-10T10:15:24+01:00

A UCC scientist has accused the council of 'green-washing' and called the 3m high robot trees a waste of taxpayer money Cork Beo reports: Onlookers on Patrick St today were puzzled as council workers installed three giant 'cyber trees' in Cork city centre. Cork city council says the 'new residents' on Patrick St will be "working on pollution and supporting public health." The huge wooden structures are labeled as 'CityTrees', and they are supposed to "filter harmful pollutants out of the air using the superpower of moss." The artificial trees have baffled Leesiders today, and one UCC air quality scientist [...]

Leesiders baffled as giant cyber trees land on Patrick Street2021-08-10T10:15:24+01:00

Dr. Jason Van der Velte bringing the resuscitation room to the scene of the accident

2021-07-30T14:49:28+01:00

A 112 call comes in. A person has been seriously injured. Aware every second counts in the critical first hour, emergency agencies mobilise immediately Note: Some readers may find the contents of this article upsetting The Irish Examiner reports:  The call came in just as Dr Jason Van der Velde was heading to bed in his Clonakilty home. A man had fallen into a blowhole in Garretstown. It was well after 10pm, the last Saturday in April this year, and the call came from the National Ambulance Service’s (NAS) National Emergency Operations Centre in Tallaght. Dr Van der Velde, a pre-hospital [...]

Dr. Jason Van der Velte bringing the resuscitation room to the scene of the accident2021-07-30T14:49:28+01:00

Stranded kayakers rescued in Waterford after ‘conditions rapidly deteriorated’

2021-07-30T11:23:50+01:00

The kayakers were rescued on Wednesday afternoon after they got stranded on rocks at Kilmurrin Cove The Irish Examiner reports:  Three kayakers have been saved in Waterford after rescuers carried out a “challenging manoeuvre” in choppy waters. The kayakers were rescued on Wednesday afternoon after they got stranded on rocks at Kilmurrin Cove. A sudden swell capsized one of the kayaks and the group were forced onto the rocks as conditions rapidly deteriorated, going from mild to challenging quite quickly. A crew from the Helvick RNLI responded with the kayakers taking refuge on the sharp rocks in the worsening conditions. [...]

Stranded kayakers rescued in Waterford after ‘conditions rapidly deteriorated’2021-07-30T11:23:50+01:00

Lyme disease: What are the symptoms and how to remove ticks

2021-07-29T13:55:03+01:00

I know how hard it is and the type of suffering you go through when you have Lyme, and it's the loneliest place on earth The Irish Examiner reports: As holidaymakers travel across Ireland this summer, they are urged by experts to take precautions against Lyme disease. A parasite-transmitted infection, general awareness of the markers for Lyme disease, and the importance of early diagnosis is low. But as well as being preventable, effective treatment with antibiotics (such as doxycycline or amoxicillin) is available. Although some 73 symptoms are associated with Lyme disease, one of the most prominent symptoms of Lyme [...]

Lyme disease: What are the symptoms and how to remove ticks2021-07-29T13:55:03+01:00

Missing Persons and Suicide Awareness Event

2021-07-28T07:24:24+01:00

Missing Persons and Suicide Awareness Event in the City will take place again next month Catriona Twomey from Cork Penny Dinner's will be keeping We Are Cork Facebook Page posted of this event and they'll share the details as they receive them. They're hoping to see alot of people there on the night. The advise from "We Are Cork are"; "It's ok to have bad days, but look forward to the good days and always remember where this is life there is hope, talk to someone and let it all out and even cry, never hurt anyone, get back up, [...]

Missing Persons and Suicide Awareness Event2021-07-28T07:24:24+01:00

Ballyvolane Fire Fighters come to rescue of adorable puppy who fell into a drain

2021-07-26T18:10:53+01:00

Cork Beo reported today that the pup looks a little worse for wear but he's been freed uninjured thanks to some careful maneuvering from the fire brigade. A pup who got himself into a tricky situation when he fell into a drain was lucky to have a team of fire fighters on hand to set him free. The Ballyvolane crew from the Cork city Fire brigade rushed to this little guy's rescue early this morning and were able to free him after some careful maneuvering. Anxious family watched on as the fire fighter's were able to dissemble the drain and [...]

Ballyvolane Fire Fighters come to rescue of adorable puppy who fell into a drain2021-07-26T18:10:53+01:00

Cork Apple staff’s donation of iPads offers comfort

2021-04-30T11:29:14+01:00

APPLE employees have supported a number of initiatives at Cork University Hospital in the past year, starting with the donation of iPads during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and including the Baby Steps Appeal in aid of the Neonatal Family Sanctum and the Strike Against Stroke appeal. This past year, volunteering hours increased almost 450% from the year prior, as Apple employees stepped up to support Irish charities at a time when traditional fundraising activities had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Following on from what was a landmark year for Apple’s employee giving programme with more than [...]

Cork Apple staff’s donation of iPads offers comfort2021-04-30T11:29:14+01:00

How Flawn Clarke beat her food obsession

2021-04-12T14:45:48+01:00

Fawn Clarke who grew up at Ballymaloe House, tells Colette Sheridan of the Evening Echo about her destructive attitude to food, how she overcame it How she can now help others deal with it. HAVING achieved long-term freedom from food obsession, Fawn Clarke is on a mission to liberate people from unhealthy destructive eating habits through her work as a nutritional therapist. Growing up in the grounds of world-renowned Ballymaloe house, the daughter of Rory and Hazel Allen, where her father ran the farm and her mother ran the house, food was a constant. But Fawn says that everyone else [...]

How Flawn Clarke beat her food obsession2021-04-12T14:45:48+01:00
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