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Cork Apple staff’s donation of iPads offers comfort


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


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

Funding drive for children’s ambulance service which has undertaken 13000 trips


Run, Walk or Roll - 180km challenge in March and April for Bumbleance BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance are keeping the wheels turning during the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to help families across Ireland in these challenging times. The interactive ambulance service, which was founded by Mary and Tony Heffernan, prides itself on delivering smiles to Ireland’s youngest patients. The charity is asking you to undertake your very own BUMBLEance journey this Spring. Charity Co-Founder and CEO Tony Heffernan explains: “Our King and Queen Bees travel an average of 180km in a single trip for their hospital appointments and we are asking [...]

Funding drive for children’s ambulance service which has undertaken 13000 trips2021-03-18T12:47:19+00:00

Happy International Women’s Day 2021


About International Women's Day International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women's achievements raise awareness about women's equality lobby for accelerated gender parity fundraise for female-focused charities What's the theme for International Women's Day? The campaign theme for International Women's [...]

Happy International Women’s Day 20212021-03-08T09:05:49+00:00

Introducing Irish Search Dogs’ newest team member Kobe


Irish Search Dogs welcomes Kobe Irish Search Dogs congratulate their experienced handler Glen on successfully completing the trainee assessment programme with his newest charge Kobe. Glen’s qualified Search Dog ‘Ben’ will no doubt continue to help teach Kobe along the way. The freezing temperatures on Sunday paled against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. These times have been such a challenge for all the voluntary search and rescue groups. We are deemed an essential service and like so many search and rescue groups it has taken some time for us to adapt our assessment process to [...]

Introducing Irish Search Dogs’ newest team member Kobe2021-02-03T11:33:17+00:00

Amy Brennan, final year medical student in Emergency Department at CUH to be honoured


Amy Brennan wins prestigious Quercus Scholarship Amy Brennan, a final-year medical student who volunteered to help out at the emergency department of one of Ireland’s busiest acute hospitals at the peak of the pandemic has won a prestigious award. Amy Brennan (22), a final-year medical student at University College Cork (UCC), has been awarded a Quercus Scholarship. The undergraduate scholarships are aimed at recognising remarkable academic and student achievement and are largely based on outstanding examination results. Amy, from Ballincollig in Cork, said she was thrilled with the award after her initial two-week stint of volunteering [...]

Amy Brennan, final year medical student in Emergency Department at CUH to be honoured2021-01-28T10:16:41+00:00

Huge 66% rise in hospital admissions due to Eating Disorders


We’ve all experienced different emotions and eating disorders may be a sign there’s something wrong Eileen Haly of Jumpstart Your Confidence explains, “Eating disorders can creep up on you. There is a serious increase in numbers here during this pandemic- if you are concerned in any way please look for the right support. So many teens/young adults are struggling with isolation, lack of social interaction, loneliness and sadness. Eating disorders can become their way of coping. Don’t put off getting support – if you are concerned in any way – make that call & get the [...]

Huge 66% rise in hospital admissions due to Eating Disorders2021-01-25T19:23:11+00:00

New Fogging Sanitizing Machine kills 99.9% of all airborne pathogens


We’ve added an extra layer of protection for our customers Our handheld Disinfectant Fogger kills 99.9% of airborne pathogens while disinfectant wraps around surfaces in an even coverage. These disinfectant particles envelope all surfaces as well as vertical and underneath tables, chairs etc. The Disinfectant Fogger is the best way to sterilize an area in a quick and efficient process and is suitable for use in any size classroom, even in high foot traffic areas, adding and assuring our customers have an extra layer of protect while attending vital training classes. #Covid […]

New Fogging Sanitizing Machine kills 99.9% of all airborne pathogens2021-01-19T11:06:49+00:00

Hospitals see record Covid cases for third day


Hospitals could see 2,500 Covid cases as record set for third day There are a record number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospitals for the third day in a row. This morning, there are 1,151 people with the virus in Irish hospitals with 104 admitted in the last 24 hours. It is a 12% increase on yesterday’s total and is a rise of 126% on last Friday. The figure includes 101 people in ICU which is the first time the number has risen above 100 since April. In the past 24 hours, 18 people with [...]

Hospitals see record Covid cases for third day2021-01-08T14:00:05+00:00

Women and Stroke


“It had been a perfectly normal morning in April 2013” … Kay Howley Right up to the point Kay turned to say something to her colleague, who’d just come back from a coffee break. “She didn’t hear me, but suddenly I realised my words sounded weird, slurred. I went into the back office where we had a mirror. I looked fine. I repeated the exact same words, but they didn’t come out right.” Her heart racing, Kay — who’d celebrated her 40th birthday three months earlier — ran to her manager. “I tried to explain to [...]

Women and Stroke2021-01-05T09:36:25+00:00
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