Cork members of the Defence Forces facing serious financial hardship ahead of school year
A group formed by wives and partners of those in the Defence Forces say many are turning to illegal money lenders in order to pay back to school costs
The WPDF say many of those working in the Irish Army, Naval Services and Air Force are having to go to loan sharks as they are unable to get loans from banks and credit unions.
Some families are in receipt of a family income supplement because of low levels of pay, but many are just above the level to qualify.
Speaking to RedFM News Shelly Cotter whose husband and son are both in the navy say families dread this time of year.
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Iarnrod Eireann expect all services from Cork to return to normal tomorrow
All routes were cancelled in response to Storm Ophelia today
Anyone who leaves their home today are putting their lives at risk
That's the message from Gardai in Cork who are urging the public to stay indoors and be safe
Red Weather warning for Cork remains in place
The Cork City Council crisis management team are reminding the public that wind speeds remain significant
Over 5,000 passengers were impacted today at Cork Airport
It's after a significant day of cancellations and delays to flights
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Storm Ophelia continues to batter the country with severe winds
All Irish Rail services in Cork have been cancelled this evening
Track maintenance crews are currently clearing trees and branches from the lines