• Megan Hope O’Mahony-Byrne from Hollyhill, pictured in 2012, with her mum Janice, and Nan Pat O’Mahony, and the ‘Snow-woman’ at the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club, ‘Very Special Christmas Party’ at CUH. Picture: Denis Scannell
  • UCC student Jana Kohlrusch with one of the Coca-Cola Zero bikes.
Picture: David Keane
  • Dr Lekha Menon Margassery who is shortlisted for the Mars One Programme.
  • Rita Murphy holding a picture of her daughter Michelle O’Riordan. Picture: Provision
  • Liam Lynch at home near Mallow with his mother Gráinne.  
Picture: Denis Minihane
Megan Hope O’Mahony-Byrne from Hollyhill, pictured in 2012, with her mum Janice, and Nan Pat O’Mahony, and the ‘Snow-woman’ at the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club, ‘Very Special Christmas Party’ at CUH. Picture: Denis ScannellUCC student Jana Kohlrusch with one of the Coca-Cola Zero bikes.
Picture: David KeaneDr Lekha Menon Margassery who is shortlisted for the Mars One Programme.Rita Murphy holding a picture of her daughter Michelle O’Riordan. Picture: ProvisionLiam Lynch at home near Mallow with his mother Gráinne.  
Picture: Denis Minihane

Cork News

Dangerous rapist released after appeal against activation of sentence for having a drink

A rapist described as a "serious threat to the women of Cork" has been released from prison following a successful appeal against the activation of his sentence for having a drink.John English (aged 38), whose only available address in Cork...

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Ballincollig weir collapse threatens historic canals

Councillor Derry Canty in front of the collapsed weir at Ballincollig Regional Park. 
Picture: Larry Cummins
A weir collapse has left Ballincollig Regional Park’s canals dry, and could cost millions to repair. On Wednesday, the weir, which...

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Army defuses suspect device in Cork

The Army bomb disposal team was called out to deal with a suspect device at a public park in Cork...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 4:34pm Read More

Bomb Disposal team make safe device found in Cork city park

File picture of the Army Bomb Disposal team.
  An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Boreenmanna area of Cork...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 4:21pm Read More

EMC plans Ovens expansion

EMC's campus in Ovens. Picture: Denis Scannell
EMC have lodged plans for a new office and data centre at their current facility in Ovens to allow them to...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 4:08pm Read More

Life

Brave Megan prepares for another operation

Megan Hope O’Mahony-Byrne from Hollyhill, pictured in 2012, with her mum Janice, and Nan Pat O’Mahony, and the ‘Snow-woman’ at the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club, ‘Very Special Christmas Party’ at CUH. Picture: Denis Scannell
A LITTLE Cork girl with a rare condition is set to brave her 18th surgery, following a setback that is preventing her from walking independently for the first time. Megan Hope O’Mahony-Byrne from Hollyhill was one of just 17 children...

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UCC researcher prepares for one-way trip to Mars

Dr Lekha Menon Margassery who is shortlisted for the Mars One Programme.
UNIVERSITY College Cork researcher Dr Lekha Menon Margassery wants to move far away — 225 million kilometres to be exact....

Wednesday, 17/12/14 - 8:47am Read More

For the Yuletide rush, I get up at 6am every day… and it is usually 2am when I get to bed!

Robert Fitzsimmons and his father on the farm.
For sixth generation Cork turkey breeder Robert Fitzsimmons, Christmas is the most hectic time of the year. He tells CHRIS...

Tuesday, 16/12/14 - 4:17pm Read More

Downtown

Nelligan puts a fresh sound on songs from a century ago

Clockwise from bottom left: Claribel (AKA Charlotte Alington Barnard) who wrote I Cannot Sing The Old Songs. Alfred Lord Tennyson as painted by John Everett Millais. Tennyson’s 1889 poem Crossing The Bar became the basis of several musical interpretations. Baritone George MacFarlane who sang Can’t You Hear Me Callin’, Caroline? in 1914. Irish tenor John McCormack, who sang Oft In The Stilly Night in 1907 and in 1942. In the picture frame, mezzo-soprano Christine Miller who sang The Slumber Boat and Oft In The Stilly Night in 1914. At the piano, violinist Efrem Zimbalist and his wife, soprano Alma Gluck, who recorded The Monotone and Old Folks at Home in 1914. James Joyce is also pictured, for his connection to the song Oft In The Stilly Night.
Don O’Mahony interviews David Nelligan about taking old pop songs and giving them a modern twist on his new album ON his last album, 2013’s Dark Matters, local songwriter David Nelligan had a track called Reinventing The Wheel, where, comparing...

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Elastic Sleep stretch out their success

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Mark McAvoy chats with guitarist and vocalist of Elastic Sleep Chris Somers about the secret to their success COUNTING My Bloody...

Thursday, 04/12/14 - 3:09pm Read More

Riverdance set for Live at the Marquee 2015

Riverdance is coming to Live at the Marquee.
Picture: Jack Hartin
WORLDWIDE sensation Riverdance will come to Cork for the first time as part of Live at the Marquee next summer....

Thursday, 04/12/14 - 8:41am Read More

National News

Object found under Portadown car ‘not bomb’

An object found under the car of a soldier in Northern Ireland was not an explosive, police have said.A security alert triggered this evening in Portadown, Co Armagh, saw Army bomb disposal officers deployed and a number of houses were...

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Clare Gardaí arrest man and seize €680k of cannabis herb

A man has been arrested in County Clare following the seizure of almost €700,000 worth of cannabis.Gardaí say 34kgs of...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 5:36pm Read More

British Army carries out controlled explosion on device found under soldier’s car

British Army bomb disposal experts are examining a suspected explosive device found under a soldier's car in the North.It is...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 5:33pm Read More

Security alert after suspicious object found in Armagh

A security alert is underway in Portadown in Co Armagh after a suspicious object was found at the Corbracky Road...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 4:42pm Read More

Man gets 10 years for grooming and sexually abusing young sister-in-law for a decade

A man who groomed and manipulated a child so that he could sexually abuse and rape her over a decade...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 4:17pm Read More

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Cork Sport

City preparing to replace Morrissey

  CORK CITY are set to bring in another midfielder when Gearóid Morrissey completes his transfer to Cambridge United. The 23-year-old has been ultra consistent for City since a return from Blackburn Rovers, but remains eager to test himself again...

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Murphy recalls friendship with Irish great Kyle

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Séan McCarthy spoke to Ireland stalwart Noel Murphy about his memories of Grand Slam icon Jack Kyle THEY say that...

Thursday, 18/12/14 - 8:05am Read More

Board considered moving ‘new’ Páirc

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COUNTY Board secretary Frank Murphy has admitted there were times he felt the county would need to move from Páirc...

Wednesday, 17/12/14 - 1:01pm Read More

Ballincollig turn their attention to title defence

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THE dust has barely settled on Ballincollig’s historic county football achievement and the bookies are already strongly pointing to their...

Wednesday, 17/12/14 - 12:58pm Read More

Kennedy won because of her track record

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FROM a social point of view, the decision to move the Cork County Board’s annual convention back to a Sunday...

Wednesday, 17/12/14 - 12:47pm Read More

WOW

Suzie’s new lease of life

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  At 36 years of age and weighing 20 stone, SUZIE CADOGAN knew she needed to turn her life around. She lost almost 10 stone with the help of WeightWatchers. In her own words, the Cape Clear woman tells us...

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How 50 Shades created a boom in saucy products!

SEXY SELLS: Manager
Catherine Cooney in the Cork city Ann Summers shop
  Men prefer red, while women opt for black. We’re talking lingerie, and as the Christmas season arrives, CHRIS DUNNE...

Monday, 08/12/14 - 3:41pm Read More

Why this country must dump this outrageous ‘dating coach’

CONTROVERSIAL: Julien Blanc has caused a storm with his remarks offering advice to men on how to pick up women – and now he wants to come to Cork
FREEDOM of speech is all very well, we live in a democracy after all. But sometimes, people spouting odious and...

Wednesday, 03/12/14 - 4:02pm Read More

Top up your health with lots of water

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Health and fitness expert DAN SWEENEY on the benefits of drinking more water IRISH news has been saturated (no pun intended!)...

Wednesday, 03/12/14 - 3:55pm Read More

The cap fits (well, just about) for Cork’s first female bus inspector

Bus inspector Geraldine Gubbins
CHRIS DUNNE talks to Cork’s first female bus inspector Geraldine Gubbins about working in a male-dominated profession and how no...

Wednesday, 26/11/14 - 3:15pm Read More

National Sport

Brave Leinster seal it at the death

Leinster 21 Connacht 11Zane Kirchner's opportunist 78th-minute try sealed a deserved Guinness Pro12 derby victory for Leinster over Connacht on a cold, windy night at the RDS.Matt Healy attempted to keep Jimmy Gopperth's touch-finding kick in play and Kirchner swooped...

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Hart signs new City contract

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 6:28pm Read More

Bank sues Ecclestone for €345m over F1 sale

German state bank BayernLB is suing Bernie Ecclestone and his family holding Bambino for around €345m in relation to the...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 6:20pm Read More

Pearson fined and given one-match ban for swearing at fan

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with...

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Olympic champion Phelps admits drink-driving

Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under...

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