Top Irish surgeon hopeful that medical innovation will improve quality of life for Ireland’s worst cases of Scoliosis

What do Usain Bolt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elizabeth Taylor all have in common? They were all diagnosed with scoliosis. Two percent of the Irish population has scoliosis. The current waiting list for patients requiring spinal surgery in Ireland is over 150. Pat Kiely, co-founding surgeon of Straight Ahead, is hopeful that new technologies and…

Students and teachers celebrate as McEgan College launches new state-of-the-art ASD Unit

Last Friday November 16 marked a special day for the Macroom community, as students, teachers, members of the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) and distinguished guests gathered to celebrate the official opening of a brand new state-of-the-art ASD unit at McEgan College. Having successfully secured permission for this vital unit from Cork County Council and…

Janssen Sciences, PM Group and SISK helps Down Syndrome Cork develop Field of Dreams for adults with Down Syndrome

Back row: Nicky Green, Field of Dreams; Brendan Murray, Sisk; Aoife Noonan; John Murphy; Trish O’Sullivan; Siun Smyth; Ciara Dunne; Darren Malone; Rachael Murray; Gerard Hilberath; Sharon O’Shea; Caoimhe Marley, Sisk; Thomas O’Connell, Sisk; Colin Foley, Keith Foley, Sisk; Elmira Avkhadiyeva Front row: Deborah O’Reilly; Jim Breen; Carin Huibers; Paula O’Driscol; Annette O’Keeffe, working hard at the Field…

Brendan Courtney will be this year’s special guest at the Annual lunch in aid of The Hope Foundation. The lunch will take place from 12pm Friday September 21st at The Maryborough Hotel & Spa in Cork.

Brenda Cooper, Director Horner APG, Maureen Forrest, Hon.Director, The Hope Foundation, Michael O’ Flynn – Chairman and CEO of the O’Flynn Group This wonderful lunch is one of HOPE’s flagship annual events and an important fundraiser for the organisation. In operation since 1999, for nineteen years The Hope Foundation has worked tirelessly to support street…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney urges Cork clubs to register and avail of multi-million Sports Capital Grants

An Tánaiste Simon Coveney has confirmed that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country, and is actively encouraging Cork clubs and sports organisations to prepare for the application process and register online now at sportscapitalprogramme.ie. “I really want to see Cork clubs and organisations benefit as much as possible from this funding, and I’m…

OPEN INVITATION TO COMMUNITY DAY AT CRANN CENTRE (Cork)

L-R back row Pauline O’Neill, Ciara O’Neill, Orla Christian, L-R front row Cathal O’Neill, Michael Barry Photograph ©Crann Centre Action-packed Community Day for those with disabilities and their families at Crann Centre, Ballincollig Cork, 29 August 2018: Supporting those affected by Spina bifida, hydrocephalus and neuromuscular conditions, Crann Centre is hosting a community day on…