• John Ford. The Cork Taxi driver who was attacked in his taxi, pictured on Patrick's Hill, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Robert Steele who died in a car accident.
  • Echo NewsDervla Burke of Crystal Swing who got engaged to Tim O'Connor.
  • Chloe Loane on her pony Spirit. Photo by Dark Heart Photography
John Ford. The Cork Taxi driver who was attacked in his taxi, pictured on Patrick's Hill, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.Jennifer LopezRobert Steele who died in a car accident.Echo NewsDervla Burke of Crystal Swing who got engaged to Tim O'Connor.Chloe Loane on her pony Spirit. Photo by Dark Heart Photography

Cork News

VIDEO: Taoiseach jeered by protesters in Cork

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny was met with a large crowd of anti water charge protesters as he arrived in Blackpool, Cork to announce 120 new jobs at a technology firm Xanadu. View Larry Cummins’ video from the scene below.  

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Hundreds of protesters demand Taoiseach ends water charges

Protesting against water charges during the visit of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to Blackpool Retail Park.
Picture: Des Barry.
By Alan Healy Government hopes that water protests would subside following changes to the charging system were dealt a blow this...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 3:22pm Read More

Olivia is remembered

Linda Smith, helpline manager at Women’s Aid, and Margaret Martin, director of Women’s Aid, with shoes representing a life stolen through partner violence during a minute’s silence outside Leinster House, Dublin, yesterday. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
A PASSAGE West woman killed in her home last year was one of 78 women who were killed by partners...

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More than half of Albert Quay unit reserved already

MORE than half of the new €50m city centre ‘One Albert Quay’ development has been reserved just a month after...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 9:43am Read More

Cummins family overwhelmed at support after stabbing

THE family of Kevin Cummins, right, who was stabbed during a burglary at his home on Wednesday, have said that...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 9:30am Read More


My Weekend: Baltimore and rugby are the big passions of my life

Judy Hopkins of Hopkins Communications is a fan of the Munster rugby team and loves visiting West Cork when she can get away from work.
Judy Hopkins, a Director of Hopkins Communications, tells us how she spends her weekends Tell us a bit about yourself and the business? I was born and raised in Glanmire, went to Riverstown National School, then on to Carrigtwohill Secondary...

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Octogenarian brings children’s tales to life

A CORK octogenarian has started a new chapter in her life after penning her first children’s book. Elizabeth Giles, better...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 9:54am Read More

Little Red Raving Mad to hit stage

IN RECENT years, alongside big budget productions from the Everyman Palace Theatre and the Cork Opera House, Chattyboo Productions has...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 9:46am Read More


Coronas and Christy Moore set for Live at Marquee 2015

The Coronas
  AIKEN Promotions today announced the return of two favourites for the Live at the Marquee 2015 series — The Coronas and Christy Moore. The Coronas will return to play Live at the Marquee Cork next summer, on Friday, June...

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Every plot has a story to tell

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One Million Dubliners, Nationwide October 31, Cert: PG **** SOONER or later, we are all going to die. That’s the...

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37th Guinness Jazz Festival one of the most successful in years

Sound of Seventy Jazz band  playing at the  Cork Jazz festival club at the Metropole hotel yesterday
Picture: Eddie O'Hare
THE Guinness Cork Jazz Festival drew to a close today, and its 37th year is believed to have been one...

Monday, 27/10/14 - 10:47am Read More

National News

Two die in Donegal farm accident

Two men in their 50s have died in a farming accident in Co Donegal.The incident happened in the Crossroads area of Killygordan at 6.20pm this evening.The man are understood to have been working on a tractor tyre when it exploded.Emergency...

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HSE overspending by €1.6m every day

The HSE is overspending its budget by almost €1.6m every day.Figures released this evening show an overspend of €432m in...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 6:50pm Read More

SIPTU backs water-charges protests

The country's largest trade union SIPTU has backed protests against water charges, and said it would begin talks with other...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 5:18pm Read More

Woman ‘told her fingers would be chopped off’ in front of young son, court told

A teenager allegedly involved in a burglary where a woman was told her fingers would be chopped off has been...

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ECB: Ireland must be ready for more austerity if targets are missed

The ECB and European Commission has said the Government needs to be ready to impose more austerity measures if needed.Members...

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Cork Sport

VIDEO: Katie Taylor beats Mira Potkonen

Katie Taylor speaking at 2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships in Korea,  after beating Mira Potkonen. See the video below from SPORTSFILE.                                  

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Set-piece accuracy key for Irish

Ireland’s Dave Foley caIled a near-perfect game in the set-plays against Georgia in the Aviva last Sunday. Ireland will need more of the same if they are to beat the Aussies tomorrow. Picture: NPHO/Dan Sheridan
A YEAR ago, there was a sense of expectation that Ireland would beat Australia, but it was based more on...

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Millstreet aim to end Kerry reign

Millstreet’s James Broxton tries to round Naomh Eoin defender Conor Downes in the Munster Junior A Football Championship in Mallow earlier this month. They s now face Kerry champions Brosna in the Munster SFC semi-final. Picture: Des Barry.
SUNDAY Munster Club Junior Football Championship semi-final: Brosna v Millstreet, Brosna, 2pm. MILLSTREET attempt to end a seven-year wait since...

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Mayfield to get €200k boost for soccer club

Soccer - Goal Line Technology File Photo
MAYFIELD UNITED were celebrating today following the announcement the club had been granted €200,000 to upgrade their facilities. Chairman Tadhg...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 8:34am Read More

JBM to try Darren in forward line

Cork's Darren McCarthy.
DARREN McCARTHYcould be given an out-field role for Cork in 2015. McCarthy has been a stand-out in attack for his...

Thursday, 20/11/14 - 11:41am Read More


Is it really all about that bass?

Jennifer Lopez
Meghan Trainor is currently riding high in the charts with her hit song All About That Bass. MICHELLE MURPHY looks at the history of big bottoms and how stars such as Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are flying the flag...

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Cork girl Chloe is an instagram sensation!

Chloe Loane on her pony Spirit. Photo by Dark Heart Photography
She may be just 17, but Cork girl Chloe Loane has built up an enormous following on the social media...

Friday, 14/11/14 - 11:46am Read More

And doggy makes three

MICHELLE MURPHY says young couples need to think twice about their commitment to each other before getting a puppy SO,...

Thursday, 30/10/14 - 11:39am Read More

Losing five stone saved my life

  Carrigaline mum Dolores Mahony recently appeared with her family on TV3’s Doctor In The House, in a bid to...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 8:43am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 21/10/14 - 3:41pm Read More

National Sport

Bonus-point win for Connacht against depleted Zebre

Connacht 43 Zebre 3Connacht hit their stride in the final quarter as they ran out 43-3 bonus-point winners over second-from-bottom Zebre at the Sportsground.Winger Danie Poolman's 27th-minute try was supplemented by four Ian Porter penalties as the hosts built a...

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Ulster end Ospreys’ unbeaten run

Ulster 25 Ospreys 16Ulster climbed to second place in the Guinness Pro12 table as they halted leaders Ospreys' 100% start...

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Scrappy away win sees Munster move to third

Dragons 12 Munster 38Munster moved up to third in the Guinness Pro12 after claiming a bonus-point 38-12 victory over a...

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World Cup boycott calls ‘nonsense’ says senior FIFA official

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has said a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense".Some European...

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French connection baffles O’Connell

Paul O'Connell has claimed "there's been nothing done on my behalf" in the wake of rumours linking him with a...

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