• The synagogue on South Terrace. www.jewishcork.com
  • An Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets  Larry O'Riordan  on the election campaign trail in Mallow yesterday. Picture: Des Barry
  • The gazebo at the Lee Fields. Picture: Denis Minihane.
  • Lizzie
  • CJ Stander 5/2/2016
The synagogue on South Terrace. www.jewishcork.comAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets  Larry O'Riordan  on the election campaign trail in Mallow yesterday. Picture: Des BarryThe gazebo at the Lee Fields. Picture: Denis Minihane.LizzieCJ Stander 5/2/2016

Cork News

Cork’s 135-year Jewish history comes to an end with synagogue’s closure

The synagogue on South Terrace. www.jewishcork.com
THE only remaining synagogue in Cork closes today, ending 135 years of Jewish history in the city. The South Terrace site has been the centre of Jewish worship in the city since 1905, but members say emigration and financial constraints...

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Repairs set to begin at flood-hit Lee Fields

The gazebo and surrounding area at the Lee Fields. Picture: Denis Minihane.
STORM damage in the Lee Fields should be cleared over the next six weeks. Officials at Cork City Council say...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 8:58am Read More

Taoiseach pledges to support Cork to Boston flights

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets  Larry O'Riordan  on the election campaign trail in Mallow yesterday. Picture: Des Barry
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has pledged to fully support measures that would ensure flights from Cork Airport to the USA get...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 9:15am Read More

Abortion issue ‘much more complex than a simple election slogan’, says Martin

Fianna Fáil will not be campaigning as a political party to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, Micheál Martin...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 9:00pm Read More

Man airlifted to hospital after accident off Cork coast

A man who suffered burn injuries on board a Russian factory ship has been airlifted to hospital in Cork. The...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 7:40pm Read More

Cork Sport

Cork’s brilliant female athletes celebrate an incredible year in style

Lizzie
AFTER an incredible 2015, Leevale runner Lizzie Lee was crowned the Evening Echo Ladies Sport Star of the Year.  Lee, who is heading to Rio this summer for the Olympics, broke records throughout the year, and her exploits saw her become...

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Stander makes his debut as Zebo gets a chance to shine

CJ Stander 5/2/2016
MUNSTER captain CJ Stander will make his international debut for Ireland against Wales this Sunday.  The back row, who has...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 7:27am Read More

VIDEO: Lizzie Lee proves a popular winner of top ladies sports star award

Lizzie
LIZZIE Lee was a popular recipient of the Evening Echo Ladies Sport Star of the Year award at a glamorous...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 6:28pm Read More

Video: Cork’s top sports stars of 2015

Cliodhna Sargent. Picture: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Today’s the day we pick the winner of the Evening Echo Ladies Sport Star Awards. See this video to find out...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 2:21pm Read More

Irish soccer squad to train in Fota before heading to the Euros

Fota main
The FAI have announced that the Republic of Ireland men’s senior team will set up a pre-Euro 2016 training camp at the...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 12:04pm Read More

Gaeilge

Downtown

Music night is pure vintage

Antique shop Records and Relics is to host a regular acoustic music night
Tuesday sees the debut of music night Mind Your Head. Mike McGrath-Bryan hears what it’s all about NEXT Tuesday sees the debut of Mind Your Head, a new non-profit music night beginning in city-centre antique shop UrbanRemains. New music nights...

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One man with all this power

Chris Power
As part of our ongoing series on new artists in Cork, and ahead of his support slot for hip-hop royalty,...

Thursday, 28/01/16 - 3:28pm Read More

Sister act as the Wainwright girls perform in Cork

Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche.
DON O’MAHONY talks to Martha Wainwright about her collaboration with half-sister Lucy MARTHA Wainwright’s laugh is like a brief explosion,...

Thursday, 21/01/16 - 5:03pm Read More

National News

Chinese New Year being celebrated in Dublin

The Chinese New Year festival is underway in Dublin. The ninth of its kind celebrates the year of the monkey. The spring fair will provide music, food, film and crafts for all of the family and will continue for two...

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Micheál Martin accuses Government of doctoring health figures

The Fianna Fáil Leader has accused the Government of doctoring health figures to give the impression all is well. A...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 2:41pm Read More

Sinn Féin proposes to cap childcare costs at €180 per week

Sinn Féin is proposing to cap the cost of childcare at €180 per week per child. The party has said...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 11:53am Read More

Micheál Martin has called for more resources for the Gardaí

The Fianna Fáil Leader has called for more resources to be assigned to the Gardaí following yesterday’s gangland killing in...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 11:46am Read More

Taoiseach compares independents to ‘wobbly leg on a three-legged stool’

The Taoiseach has said he does not want independents propping up the next Government like a wobbly leg on a...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 10:40am Read More

Evening Echo Video

Life

Friends mark Emma’s journey with ‘The Big C’

Emma Crowley and her sister Ruth
This weekend, more than 300 people will attend a ball in honour of Emma Crowley, and in aid of ARC House. MARTINA O’DONOGHUE talks to her about her Facebook page, called ‘The Big C’, which she set up after being...

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Has the allure, security, status of marrying a farmer waned?

Famous matchmaker of Lisdoonvarna Willie Daly at his home with his match making book. Picture Dan Linehan
In his weekly column John Arnold looks back at the tradition of matchmaking. A PRIEST in the family, thistles on...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 9:55am Read More

Heroes of the River Lee who answer the call each time a person goes missing

Mallow Search and Rescue were guests of The Lord Mayor Cllr Chris O'Leary at City Hall, Cork on Thursday 28th January 2016.
(l to r) Marcin Wojcikiewicz, Philip Johnston, Mark Ellis, John Woulfe, Trevor O'Callaghan, Aidan Kneeshaw, and  Emmet Murphy. Photographer: Larry Cummins
The volunteers of Mallow Search and Rescue were out every day for seven weeks — bar Christmas Day — recently...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:16pm Read More

WOW

Writing poetry on the school run

Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Mum of four Doireann Ní Ghríofa talks to Pam Ryan about discovering her poetic passion and the exciting projects she’s currently working on CORK woman Doireann Ní Ghríofa has just been shortlisted for the Poetry Now award. She is “absolutely...

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Celebrate equality with me, dance in the street

CATHY WALSH 2
A Douglas woman has issued a call to everyone to gather, march, dance, wake the feminists and shake Cork from...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:26pm Read More

The pain never goes away

Shannon Ryan
Young mum Shannon Ryan, who lost her son to meningitis, features in the final part of our series, shining a...

Wednesday, 03/02/16 - 3:00pm Read More

Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from?

Ruth Muckley
Broadcaster Deirdre O’Shaughnessy spoke to some of Cork’s fashionistas about the importance of shopping ethically, before she flew to Cambodia...

Tuesday, 02/02/16 - 8:05am Read More

The traditional matchmaker

Eithnew Buckley 2
Cork’s very own matchmaker, Eithne Buckley, tells Jane McNamara about bringing her offline service around the country after its local...

Friday, 29/01/16 - 11:26am Read More

Video

Video: What do you know about election candidate Mick Barry?

Mick Barry
Video: Audrey Ellard Walsh & Liz Dunphy COUNCILLOR Mick Barry, General Election candidate for Cork North Central with the Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA), is the latest candidate to take part in the Evening Echo Get to Know Your Candidate video series....

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Video: Cork’s top sports stars of 2015

Cliodhna Sargent. Picture: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Today’s the day we pick the winner of the Evening Echo Ladies Sport Star Awards. See this video to find out...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 2:21pm Read More

Video: Get to know your candidate – Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch
MINISTER Kathleen Lynch, Labour candidate for Cork North Central is the first general election candidate to feature in the Evening...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 10:01am Read More

National Sport

Extra time was needed to decide the hurling semi between Na Piarsaigh and Oulart-The Ballagh

By Michael Moynihan Na Piarsaigh 1-22 Oulart-The Ballagh 0-20 (AET) St. Patrick’s Day beckons for Na Piarsaigh after an extra-time epic against Oulart-The Ballagh, a crowd of 2,566 getting their money’s worth. Oulart started with the wind and moved wing-forward...

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Liverpool fans staged a mass walkout over ticket prices

Thousands of Liverpool fans voted with their feet in protest at ticket prices as Anfield witnessed its first walkout in...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 5:46pm Read More

France JUST beat Italy thanks to a last-gasp miss by Sergio Parisse

France 23 Italy 21 New head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as France came from eight points...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 5:05pm Read More

Neil McManus impresses as Cushendall shock Sarsfields to progress to club final

By Paul Keane Ruairi Og, Cushendall (Antrim) 3-12 Sarsfields (Galway) 1-6 Antrim ace Neil McManus was the hero with an...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 4:21pm Read More

Claudio Ranieri: I don’t believe the bookmakers

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri refused to accept his team were now title favourites after their sensational 3-1 win at Manchester...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 5:10pm Read More