Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News report 1252 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm and wettish Tuesday morning.
The AGM of the lotto committee will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel at the end of February.
Yesterday Monday February 2nd was the Candlemas day and at the morning Mass Canon John, Blessed the candles that will be used on the alter for the coming year, and people were invited to bring candles for home use and they were included in the blessing.
Today is the Feast Of Saint Blaise and the annual Blessing of throats took place after 10am Mass. For the Feast of St Bridget the customery Breedeen Crosses are widely available. [read more …] “Regional Report 1252 – 3rd February 2015”
In mid January, newspaper reports began to emerge of problems with many nursing homes across the country, especially in light of upcoming new stricter regulations from HIQA. It became a national political event for a few days, but unfortunately St.Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet was one of six in Cork that were mentioned.
Local FG TD Michael Creed dismissed suggestions that the local hospitals faced closure, but FF leader Mícheál Martin insisted that a huge crisis was looming due to new stricter HIQA requirements that are coming in July 2015.
At a local meeting, FG TD Áine Collins suggested that a private modern hospital should be built to replace St. Josephs, and that the community should get behind it.
Locally people have put a lot of time and money to upgrade and maintain our local hospital, because God forbid we can’d afford to lose another service in our community. It’s hard to know what will happen, only time will tell, but it can’t be stressed enough that these services should remain local.
The latest inspection reports a “warm environment … residents voiced how happy they were with the care they received … how residents enjoyed the food of offer … Staff exhibited an in-depth knowledgeable about [read more …] “Rumblings over Community Hospitals”
In June of 2014 little Jake Brennan was knocked down by a speeding driver while playing outside his home on a cul-de-sac in Kilkenny. Since then his parents have been campaigning to have speed bumps and a maximum speed of 30km/hr mandatory in residential estates nationwide (50km/hr is the current speed limit).
Our local Councillors have been asked to set up five estates as a pilot scheme for the 30km/h limit, and they have chosen Drishane View in Millstreet.
It is hoped that this will be rolled out in 2015, sooner rather than later. It’s a great initiative to protect our children, but as ever getting some to slow down and cop on is easier said than done 😕 [read more …] “Slowing down for the sake of our Children”