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Cork News

Have more kids to get council house

CORK County Council’s housing allocation policy is sending a message to mothers — “have as many children as you can if you want to get a council house.” That’s according to Fine Gael councillor, Deirdre Forde, who has questioned the...

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Chief Supt: Community must react to heroin use in Cork

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HEROIN use has taken a foothold in Cork and requires a response from the entire community to stop it, the...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 8:56am Read More

Delays on the South Ring Road

Gardaí were at the scene of a traffic accident this morning which saw a vehicle overturn in the South Ring...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 8:45am Read More

VIDEO: A seven-hour armed siege ends peacefully in Cork

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A near seven-hour armed siege has ended peacefully after an 89-year-old man walked out of his home, after a shot...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 7:54am Read More

Beagle puppy stuck down Cork mine shaft; three siblings rescued

Efforts are expected to resume soon in Cork to rescue a beagle puppy that fell down a mine shaft.The puppy...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 7:43am Read More

Life

Party on, Cork

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The annual Christmas bash is back on the agenda as venues report a surge in company bookings in pre-holiday season   CORK companies are already planning their Christmas parties with venues reporting a major surge in bookings this year. Cutbacks...

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You’re playing Russian Roulette with your health

Tony Martin.
Personal trainer’s warning to young people of Cork over surge in use of steriods to ‘beef up’ their bodies… THE...

Friday, 17/10/14 - 2:59pm Read More

The show must go on the boards for on… and on! 90 years Fermoy music society

Founded way back in 1924, a Cork musical group has cast its spell down the generations. CHRIS DUNNE meets some...

Thursday, 16/10/14 - 2:59pm Read More

Downtown

Here’s our lowdown on what’s happening in Cork this weekend

'The Nightmare Realm' opens tonight at Albert Quay. Picture: Denis Minihane
GET your weekend off to a literary start today with a free event at UCC. Author John Banville will be taking part in a ‘staged interview’ in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork as part of an Adaptation Studies...

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Guinness Amplify turns up the volume on Cork music scene

Ben Reel
From tonight until Sunday the Guinness Amplify series of free gigs come to Cork, their goal is to bring original...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 3:16pm Read More

What’s on in Cork for the weekend…

Members of the Wibbly Wobbly Wonders Running Club, with Deirdre Finn, Mercy Hospital Foundation, Laura Crowley and Orla Lawerence, Shine Autism Centre, Abbey McGeough, Abina McGeough and Jessica Ricken, Abbey's Wish to Walk, Charlie O'Riordan, Pamela Keane and Audrey Carroll, Baby Lexi O'Riordan fund, who will benefit from the club's participation in the Evening Echo Ladies Mini-Marathon on Sunday.   
Picture: Jim Coughlan
THE weather gods better shine on Cork this weekends, as there’s plenty of outdoor events planned. Of course, the biggest...

Friday, 26/09/14 - 8:40am Read More

National News

O’Driscoll: I knew I wanted to marry Amy after eight weeks

Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has spoken about how he knew he wanted to marry Amy Huberman after just eight weeks together.The former Leinster and Ireland star told Ray D'arcy that he engineered a meeting with the actress after seeing her...

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Man due for court in connection with €60,000 Finglas drugs haul

A man is due in court in Dublin this morning charged in connection with a drug seizure worth more than...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 10:59am Read More

Work begins on Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator

Work has begun on Dublin's Poolbeg incinerator, as locals against the project prepare to march on the Dáil tomorrow.The incinerator...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 10:37am Read More

Man due in court in connection with Waterford arson attack

A 23-year-old man is due in court this morning charged in connection with an arson attack at a house in...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 9:50am Read More

September the hottest since records began

Last month was the hottest September since record-keeping began in 1880.It also marked the 38th consecutive September with a global...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 9:47am Read More

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Cork Sport

Healy set to start finale

Cork City's Colin Healy.
COLIN HEALY will start on Friday in Cork City’s make-or- break game with Dundalk in Oriel Park. The midfielder, who has been one of City’s key players, missed the 4-0 loss to Dundalk earlier this year. Healy, who suffers with...

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Emerging Rockies have bright future

Blackrock’s Eoin Smith raises aloft the Cork County U21 A hurling championship cup  after his team defeated Carrigaline in the  final at Páirc Uí Rinn. Picture: Dan Linehan
IF THE U21 grade is primarily a stepping stone to success at adult level, then Blackrock are poised for a...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 2:18pm Read More

Milford storm to third county title

Milford captain Rebecca Finn celebrates with her team-mates, after defeating Inniscarra in the Evening Echo Cork County Senior Camogie final at Castle Road.
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IT’S THREE Evening Echo county senior titles in a row now for Milford as another polished team performance saw off...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 10:02am Read More

VIDEO: See Valley Rovers claim Cork PIFC title

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Congratulations to Valley Rovers, who secured the Cork County PIFC title with their 0-12 to 0-8 victory over Na Piarsaigh...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 8:51am Read More

VIDEO: Ballincollig win their first Cork County SFC title

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For the first time in their history Ballincollig claimed the Cork County Senior Football Championship after defeating Carbery Rangers 1-13...

Sunday, 19/10/14 - 11:35pm Read More

Budget 2015

Micro-breweries saying cheers to excise duty rebate

Shane Long,  co owner of the Franciscan Well brewery on the North Mall, Cork. 
Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Budget changes for micro-breweries will see more jobs created in the industry and more products exported abroad. That was the view of Shane Long, one of the founders of the Franciscan Well brewery in Cork. Since 2005, micro-brewers have been able...

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WOW

A real zinger!

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This is a lovely cake that can be used as a dessert or as a teatime cake. Delicious on its own with lemon icing or as dessert with yogurt and plum ginger compote. Ginger and Lemon Ring Ingredients 150g butter...

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Elaine has beauty and brains

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Jane Mc Namara chats to medical student and Miss Bikini Ireland contestant Elaine O’Connor about what she hopes to bring...

Wednesday, 08/10/14 - 2:41pm Read More

It’s fashion week, darling!

Busi Zulu with fashion designer and Cork Fashion Week judge Claire Garvey
Cork fashion blogger and stylist Busi Zulu says Cork Fashion Week presents the perfect opportunity to the fashion-conscious men and...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 3:42pm Read More

How do you tell your parents you’re a stripper?

Kate McGrew
When your mum is a college professor and your father is a vet, a career in stripping may not be...

Wednesday, 24/09/14 - 12:34pm Read More

Business women to be kept on their feet

Barbara Moynihan
NETWORK Cork, the networking organisation for women, will host Barbara Moynihan, managing director of On Your Feet, at its next...

Friday, 19/09/14 - 10:19am Read More

National Sport

Tarpischev apologises for Williams sisters slur

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.The International Tennis Federation came under fire from Martina Navratilova on Monday for failing to act after Tarpischev described...

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Taarabt hits back at Redknapp

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 10:02am Read More

Experts to assist fan ownership

The British government is to set up a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 10:01am Read More

McIlroy to take break from golf to fight legal case worth millions

World number one Rory McIlroy faces a break from the sport as a Dublin courtroom is poised to take centre...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 7:20am Read More

United force draw with the Baggies

West Brom 2 Man Utd 2Daley Blind rescued a late point for Manchester United as they were held to a...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 11:32pm Read More