Cork County Council Announces Extension of Healthy Ireland Initiatives

Cork County Council is delighted to announce the extension of a number of very popular initiatives under Healthy Ireland, the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.

Among the projects confirmed to receive support for a further two year period, is Cork County Council’s “Teen Talk” event series which has been recognised nationally for its positive impact with transition year students.

N/M20 Cork to Limerick Scheme

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The National Development Plan (NDP) sets out that the N/M20 Cork to Limerick scheme would provide better connectivity between Ireland’s second and third largest cities, Cork and Limerick. It would improve the quality of the transport network, addressing safety issues associated with the existing N20 route and provide for safer and more efficient journey times. The project is a key element in Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s long-term overarching strategy to make Ireland a better country for all of its people.

Cork County Age Friendly

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Cork County Age Friendly Alliance

The Cork Age Friendly County Programme is led by the Cork County Age Friendly Alliance, chaired by Mr Niall Healy, Director of Services, Cork County Council. The Alliance brings together senior leaders from the Gardaí, HSE, transport providers, voluntary organisations, third level institutions, individual leaders and members of Cork County Older People’s Council. All of these stakeholders share the vision of improving the quality of life for older people in County Cork.

Water Safety Education

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Always try and swim on beaches or at locations where lifeguards are on duty. Never swim alone.

Water Safety Tips                 

Don’t swim just after eating
Never swim in the dark, or when you are hot or tired
Avoid swimming in strange places
Never swim out to sea after drifting objects
Don’t stay in the water too long
Never swim out to sea
Always swim parallel and close to the shore
Obey lifeguards and swim between lifeguard flags
Exercise caution when using inflatable toys
Pay attention to signs on the beach