• Fans cheer on Ireland during Euro 2012 in Poland.
  • Ryan Cootes
  • Cork South Central FF candidate Michael McGrath at home with his wife Sarah and young family;   5yo Ruth, 9yo David, 14yo Jack, 7yo Ronan,  , 19 month old Luke, 12 week old Kate, and 6yo Tom.
Pic; Larry Cummins
  • Echo  News  Picture 05 /02/2016   Sinn Fein candidate  Thomas Gould  gets a trim for the Electiojn campagin with  Sarah King of Blackpool Barbers during his canvass at Blackpool Shopping Centre.
.Picture:Des Barry
  • Echo  News  Picture 05 /02/2016  Sixteen year old Emma Gibson  who has muscular dystrophy pictured with her mum Stephanie  at home in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
.Picture:Des Barry
Fans cheer on Ireland during Euro 2012 in Poland.Ryan CootesCork South Central FF candidate Michael McGrath at home with his wife Sarah and young family;   5yo Ruth, 9yo David, 14yo Jack, 7yo Ronan,  , 19 month old Luke, 12 week old Kate, and 6yo Tom.
Pic; Larry CumminsEcho  News  Picture 05 /02/2016   Sinn Fein candidate  Thomas Gould  gets a trim for the Electiojn campagin with  Sarah King of Blackpool Barbers during his canvass at Blackpool Shopping Centre.
.Picture:Des BarryEcho  News  Picture 05 /02/2016  Sixteen year old Emma Gibson  who has muscular dystrophy pictured with her mum Stephanie  at home in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
.Picture:Des Barry

Cork News

Superstar wife gets my No 1 vote, McGrath

Cork South Central FF candidate Michael McGrath at home with his wife Sarah and young family;  5yo Ruth, 14yo Jack, 19 month old Luke, 12 week old Kate, 7yo Ronan, 6yo Tom, and 9yo David. 
Pic; Larry Cummins
HE holds one of the most demanding jobs in politics, but Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath, has an even busier job back at home in Carrigaline — dad to seven youngsters. As Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance, Mr McGrath...

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Emma has a great attitude

Echo  News  Picture 05 /02/2016  Sixteen year old Emma Gibson  who has muscular dystrophy pictured with her mum Stephanie  at home in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
.Picture:Des Barry
Despite being diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age four, Emma Gibson has not let her disability hold her back, writes...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:22am Read More

Blackpool councillor Gould says Sinn Féin can win two seats in Cork North Central

Echo  News  Picture 05 /02/2016   Sinn Fein candidate  Thomas Gould with Rose Lynch  during his canvass at Blackpool Shopping Centre.
.Picture:Des Barry
CUTS to payments for the elderly, carers’ rights and climbing taxes are top of the agenda for voters in Blackpool,...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:27am Read More

Coveney: Martin ‘playing the man and not the ball’

BAD blood between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is evident in the run up to the General Election with Minister...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:33am Read More

Guide Dogs needs €4m every year

Eoin Neglia with his Assistance Dog Hector at the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind headquarters, Model Farm Road, Cork.   
Picture: Denis Minihane.
The assistance dogs programme is proving so successful that no more applications can be taken for at least a year....

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 9:03am Read More

Cork Sport

Demolition job by Donegal leaves Cork with lesson to absorb

Goulding
Barry O’Donovan Football analysis WHEN Daniel Goulding gave away a free deep in Donegal’s half with a forward’s tackle and 12.35 on the clock on Sunday in Ballyshannon, it didn’t seem like such a big deal. Against Mayo last weekend it’d...

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Mike Ross ready for Ireland return against France

Mike Ross 25/1/2016
Sean McCarthy Rugby  IRELAND coach Joe Schmidt may fast track Mike Ross back into the Irish team for next weekend as...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 9:57am Read More

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...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 7:50am Read More

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

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

Eddie Hutch senior shot in suspected Dublin gangland killing

Daniel McConnell and Fiachra O Cionnaith, Irish Examiner Eddie Hutch senior has been shot dead in Dublin The man in his 50s died at the scene Gardaí believe the attack is in retaliation for the Regency Hotel shooting Update 11.30pm:...

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Irish Coast Guard forced to abandon search for sailor

by Patrick Flynn The Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter has been forced to abandon the search for a sailor...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 8:22pm Read More

Immigrant Council of Ireland launches Rock the Vote

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging more people to get involved in politics....

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:26pm Read More

Gardaí ‘keeping an open mind’ about Dublin hotel attack

Gardaí said today that they are keeping an open mind after dissident republican terrorists claimed they murdered a man at...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 6:53pm Read More

Green Party case challenging RTÉ to be heard on Thursday

The Green Party will challenge RTÉ’s leaders’ debate in the High Court this Thursday. The party’s taking the broadcaster to...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 6:31pm Read More

Evening Echo Video

Life

Is Euro 2016 your goal? Here is how to join the Green Army

Fans cheer on Ireland during Euro 2012 in Poland.
A veteran of overseas soccer tournaments, ROBERT O’SHEA gives fans the lowdown on this summer’s extravaganza in France. ARE you sitting at home wishing you could go to France and catch some football this summer? Have you enough savoir-faire to...

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VIDEO: Cork choir hit high notes for homeless

Voices of Cork choir.
Pic; Larry Cummins.
The Voices of Cork Community Choir handed over a cheque for €1,475.57 to Cork Simon Community. The money was the...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:06am Read More

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...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 10:15am 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

Schmidt wary of ‘audacious’ French challenge

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has admitted his side will have to rethink their defensive strategy for their second Six Nations outing. Schmidt’s men meet France in Paris on Saturday in search of their first victory in the tournament after...

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Watch as the Scottish Cup draw goes terribly wrong

Things really didn’t go well for officials as they attempted to make the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final live on...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:16pm Read More

Paul Clement sacked by Derby

Paul Clement has been sacked as head coach at Derby, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced. The Rams announced...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:34pm Read More

Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi set for West Ham trip

Liverpool strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi and playmaker Philippe Coutinho are all set to be included in the squad...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 4:59pm Read More

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool want to find solution to ticket prices row

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits the fans’ walkout protest has now become his problem but stressed the club are keen...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 4:41pm Read More