The Cork Gaeltacht fabric company Sullane Valley Manufacturing, based in Baile Mhic Íre, or Ballymakerra near Macroom, has stepped in to try to help Cork University Hospital to alter some of the consignment of PPE recently received from China to make it suitable for use.  The company director Siobhán Uí Scannláin […]

Really Rotten Rhymes is based on Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s experiences as a teacher, as a parent, and let’s be honest as a big kid himself.  A beautifully illustrated collected of rhymes that present the really rotten moments that children relish, young and old, will enjoy repeating to themselves and to friends – […]

Cocooning creates safeguarding risks Sage Advocacy has welcomed new supports announced today by the banks for vulnerable older people and those who have been advised to ‘cocoon’ themselves.   Sage Advocacy Executive Director Mervyn Taylor said: “This initiative of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), working with Safeguarding Ireland, […]

The West Cork Literary Festival has taken the decision to cancel this year’s festival, which was due to take place from July 10 to 17 Months of work has gone into creating the 2020 programme. The full list of writers who were due to appear at the 2020 Festival will […]

Data from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies illustrates the impact of public health restrictions on human activity Seismologists at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have released data today illustrating the dramatic decrease in human activity as a result of Covid-19 lockdown measures.  The Geophysics Section in DIAS operates the Irish National […]