A mystery grips the community of Glanmire as the person or persons responsible for dumping 237 bottles of urine in local ditches are not found.
The plastic 500ml Coca Cola bottles in Glyntown are found by a woman out walking
Speculation rises and falls and despite the Cork Independent offering a €50 reward for information and numerous calls to solve the mystery, it remains unsolved.
UCC named 'Sunday Times Irish University of the Year'
University College Cork is named ‘Sunday Times Irish University of the Year’.
The university receives the award after moving up in the newspaper’s annual league table of Irish third-level institutions, where NUI, Maynooth is named as runner-up.
It is the third time that University College Cork has won the title, winning it previously in 2003 and 2005. The 166-year-old institution's continued excellence in research sees two of its inventions as Ireland’s ‘Best Inventions’ in 2011 which are a device for treating lung cancer and a potentially revolutionary microchip technology.
UCC is also the first Irish university awarded the Green Flag for environmental awareness on campus as students undertake to transform the university’s attitude to waste and recycling.
Cork Independent awarded for mental health coverage
The Cork independent is awarded the first ever Headline Regional Newspaper of the Year Award, for the newspaper's dedication to quality and responsible coverage of mental health issues or suicide prevention
The National Media Monitoring Programme, Headline, awards the paper for its coverage which “demonstrated a genuine commitment to the mental health and well being of the local community, as seen through the dedicated reporting by Christine Allen on local mental health services and suicide prevention initiatives, and giving a voice to mental health through John McCarthy’s regular column.
“Most notably, the paper’s partnership with journalism students of Griffith College Cork on a supplement on mental health and online support services provided high level discussion and expert advice on how the internet can be used as a source of support,” the organisation said.
Cork mental health unit still without psychologist
A spokesperson for the HSE South confirms that Carraig Mór in Shanakiel had submitted a "business case in respect of the recruitment of a Senior Clinical Psychologist” to the Area Employment Monitoring Group which is still awaiting a decision.
A report in June 2010 recommended that the 38-bed unit should appoint a clinical psychologist.
The report stated that Carraig Mór hospital should recruit a clinical psychologist, replace the Social Worker, and recruit a rehabilitation team. The hospital has yet to amend these shortfalls of service.