• Children enjoying the summer. Picture Stock.
  • WOMAN School Gate 2
  • Barbara Nugent
 Pic Darragh Kane.
  • Education cost and fee concept
  • Enda Kenny persenting a portrait to Peter Barry.  At the Conferring of the Freedom of the City of Cork.
Pic Denis Scannell
Children enjoying the summer. Picture Stock.WOMAN School Gate 2Barbara Nugent
 Pic Darragh Kane.Education cost and fee conceptEnda Kenny persenting a portrait to Peter Barry.  At the Conferring of the Freedom of the City of Cork.
Pic Denis Scannell

Cork News

Former Tánaiste and Freedom of Cork recipient Peter Barry passes away

FORMER  Tánaiste, Minister, Deputy Leader of Fine Gael, and Freedom of Cork recipient Peter Barry has died.passed away peacefully in Cork this morning surrounded by his family. Mr Barry, the father of MEP Deirdre Clune, passed away peacefully in Cork...

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Granny collects €61k TellyBingo winnings after sister gives her ticket ‘for luck’

A grandmother from Co Cork is €61,000 richer today. Catherine O’Connor from Cobh, Co. Cork, picked up a cheque for...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 4:33pm Read More

Tourist on ‘retirement cruise’ feels she is ‘being held hostage’ by Irish healthcare system

An elderly American tourist feels like she is “being held hostage” by the Irish healthcare system after sustaining a serious...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 4:13pm Read More

Apple 1,000 jobs go-ahead

By Gordon Deegan APPLE has been granted planning permission for its major Hollyhill expansion proposal, clearing the way for the...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:37pm Read More

CUH trolley figures contested by hospital’s CEO

THE NUMBER of patients on trolleys at CUH has been the highest in the country for two consecutive days, writes...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:33pm Read More

Cork Sport

WATCH: Roof added to Páirc Uí Chaoimh stand as redevelopment work continues

With the June 2017 opening date now less than a year away, the first covered stand is beginning to take shape at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, writes Stephen Barry. Pic: Denis Minihane County Board chairman Ger Lane reported that “everything is...

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OPINION: Cork GAA must start nurturing coaches

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns talks to his players at the end of the Mayo clash. Picture: INPHO/Donall Farmer
The Barry O’Donovan column IN the middle of a fascinating interview on Newstalk last weekend, the boxing coach Nicolas Cruz...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 12:59pm Read More

Cork City’s young guns gearing up for European adventure

Cork City's Chiedozie Ogbene races for the ball against Bray Wanderers. Picture: Gavin Browne
Noel Spillane Soccer CORK City’s U19 squad have had their place confirmed in the UEFA Youth League and become the...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 12:53pm Read More

Munster call on big guns for Musgrave Park clash

Munster Rugby Squad Training
MUNSTER coach Rassie Erasmus has picked a strong line-up for tonight’s friendly at Musgrave Park, 7pm. Internationals James Cronin, Tommy...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 12:50pm Read More

Kingston yet to decide on move for new coach after Flannery’s departure

John Horgan Hurling CORK hurling boss Kieran Kingston has yet to decide on his next move in terms of a new...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 9:57am Read More



Idlewild in a state of Indiependence

Roddy Woomble, frontman of the Scottish punks, chats about Brexit and band history with Don O’Mahony ahead of their Mitchelstown gig “I CONSIDER myself to be a European; Scottish first, European second,” proclaims Roddy Woomble, frontman of melodic punk outfit...

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Fest diversifies into spoken word

John Cummins
Don O’Mahony talks to John Cummins, who is bringing his unique poetry to Indiependence 2016   But first up Sweden. Visualising...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 2:15pm Read More

REVIEW: 50 years on, still it hits the Spock

Star Trek Beyond, out now, Cert: 12a, **** STAR Trekkin’ across the universe for 50 years, Star Trek has become...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 2:09pm Read More

National News

No change to existing services for toll road users as tag dispute resolved

The dispute between toll tag provider eFlow and toll plaza operator Celtic Roads Group has been resolved. eFlow tags were due to stop working from next Wednesday on the M1 near Drogheda, the M7/ M8 near Portlaoise and the N25...

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Dublin boy (13) dies after motorbike crash in Derry

A 13-year-old boy has died following a crash involving a motorbike in Co Derry. Daniel Sheridan, from Dublin, was injured...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 5:32pm Read More

OCI appoint Grant Thornton to examine handling of tickets in Rio

The Olympic Council has appointed Grant Thornton to examine its handling of tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio, and...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 5:05pm Read More

Body recovered from base of Cliffs of Moher

A body was been recovered from the base of the Cliffs of Moher. The discovery was made late yesterday however...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 4:15pm Read More

Meath man wins almost half a million in Euromillions Quick Pick

A delighted Meath man won €436,958 after matching five numbers and a lucky star in the Euromillions draw on Friday...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 3:42pm Read More

Evening Echo Video


Making memories of childhood summer holidays

Children enjoying the summer. Picture Stock.
In her weekly column, The Reluctant Emigrant, Denise Hession, reflects on the summer gone by. FACING into the last weekend before schools start back its easy to see those whom the summer has taken the toughest toll, the Mammy. Stroll...

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The most important life lesson for little ones? Learn to say No

WOMAN School Gate 2
In her weekly column, Colette Sheridan looks at what today’s kids really need to learn as they head back to...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 2:42pm Read More

It’s time for you to discover your true potential

Barbara Nugent
 Pic Darragh Kane.
It is the perfect time of year to examine how your professional life is working for you, writes BARBARA NUGENT...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 2:18pm Read More


Cork helps Aoife on her journey to recovery

Kathryn Crowley Author
A woman returned to her alma mater in Cork this month, to read from her new collection of stories and to help raise funds for her cousin’s daughter, Aoife Beary, who survived the horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley last year....

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I made a pact in my 20s to only follow my heart and my dreams

Sian Brown.
Cork singer-songwriter and vegan baker, Sian Brown, talks to MARTINA O’DONOGHUE about her €2-a-day ‘Live Below The Line’ challenge, her...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 2:52pm Read More

16 countries in one year

Aimee Horgan in Italy.
SHE travelled to 16 countries in 12 months and now she’s working at two jobs to save some money and...

Monday, 22/08/16 - 1:49pm Read More

Debs day is for Mammies too!

Cartoon by Maeve O'Keeffe
As debs season gets underway MAEVE O’KEEFFE talks about the trials and tribulations … and the joy of shopping for...

Friday, 19/08/16 - 10:46am Read More

Songbird Terrie will sing like never before

Songbird Terrie-May McNulty.
Prepare to be entertained this weekend, if you are heading to the Irish Redhead Convention, in Crosshaven. Entertainment includes ginger,...

Friday, 19/08/16 - 10:41am Read More


Video and Pictures: Ballinlough Family Festival

Locals Megan Dunlea-O'Brien, Emily Hutton, Laura Comerford and Stephanie O'Shea, enjoying the Ballinlough Youth Club Summer Festival at Ballinlough Community Park.
Picture: David Keane.
THE Ballinlough Youth Club Summer Festival returned at the weekend with a full line-up of events. Ballinlough Youth Club Summer Festival at Ballinlough Community Park. Video by David Keane Now in its eighth year, the family fun community day was...

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Pokémon Go is game changer

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Echo Exam News
Emma and Jessie Sheehan, Ballincollig and Mitchelstown, attending the launch of the Pokemon Go release party at Fitzgerald's Park, Cork.
Picture: David Keane.
WHILE most video games mean sitting alone at home in front of a TV screen, the latest craze sweeping the...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Video: Boxing Board blasts Government on centre

Mick O'Brien, president, Cork County Boxing Board, and Pat Ryan, president, Irish Athletic Boxing Association, visiting Bishop Lucey Park to see the Olympic plaque honouring Cork's boxing olympians since 1924.  
Picture: Denis Minihane.
THE Government has been blasted by the President of Cork County Boxing Board for failing to provide the support it...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 3:13pm Read More

National Sport

Shane Duffy leaves Blackburn after rollercoaster month

Irish international Shane Duffy has joined Brighton on a four-year deal. Chris Hughton has signed the 24-year-old centre-half from Championship rivals Blackburn for a reported £4.5million. Blackburn have already replaced Duffy by signing Irish under-21 international Tommie Hoban on-loan from...

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Thomas Barr all smiles for ‘insane’ reception at graduation ceremony

By David Raleigh “Nice guys finish last,” so goes the old sports adage – Irish Olympian Thomas Patrick Barr is...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 7:15pm Read More

Dundalk fans set for over 15,000 kilometres of air travel after Europa League draw

North London pair Tottenham and Arsenal will be racking up the air miles on their Champions League trips this year...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 6:50pm Read More

Ruby Walsh fit for return to racing in Cork after fall

Ruby Walsh is to make a quick return to action at Cork on Sunday after escaping serious injury in a...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 6:29pm Read More

Red Bull duo set pace in Belgium

Max Verstappen led a surprise Red Bull one-two in second practice for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix as Formula One roared...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 4:54pm Read More