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taxSING UP SANTA! The Evening Echo’s Sarah Horgan singing Jingle Bells with Santa Claus during her Elf audition at the Kingsley Hotel  yesterday for  this year’s family event — Imagine — which will be held at the Fota Island Resort.  Picture: Jim CoughlanminirubbishKate McGrew

Cork News

€15m Custom House emigration museum

PORT of Cork’s Custom House and Bonded Warehouse buildings are to be converted into a major €15m museum that will tell the story of Ireland’s emigration. It is part of a major Cork bid, backed by international dance star Michael...

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Demolition paves way for €45m quayside offices

Albert Quay development by BAM Contractors and John Cleary. Demolition work by Loftus is now underway at the site.
Picture: Larry Cummins
CORK’S Albert Quay has  undergone a dramatic change as work gets under way on a new €45m office block. The...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 10:19am Read More

Sister pays tribute to beloved and kind Tomás

Tomás Beecher: Killed in a traffic 
accident in Cambodia.
THE sister of a Ballynoe man tragically killed in a traffic accident in Cambodia has spoken about her brother’s adventurous...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 9:56am Read More

Irish and Lativan communities rally around Dinsbergas as fund is set up

Paula Dinsberga’s parents Raive and Linda  holding a picture of their deceased daughter.
THE entire Latvian community in Ireland is mourning the loss of Paula Dinsberga, who was killed in a farm accident...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 9:42am Read More

Apple defends tax stance saying it did not receive selective treatment

  APPLE has defended its tax practices in Ireland saying it did not receive any special treatment from the Irish...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 8:15am Read More


Marriage and tax – the ins and outs

MARRIAGE AND TAX – financial advice with Barry Lynch  Q: KW from Midleton: I am getting married next year. What taxation options are available to me as I earn considerably more than my partner? A: Once married, you should advise...

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The things people see when they ‘die’

Best-selling author COLM KEANE writes for the Evening Echo about his new book, ‘Heading for the Light: The 10 Things...

Tuesday, 30/09/14 - 3:58pm Read More

Santa’s helpers gather to see if they have the Elf-Factor!

SING UP SANTA! The Evening Echo’s Sarah Horgan singing Jingle Bells with Santa Claus during her Elf audition at the Kingsley Hotel  yesterday for  this year’s family event — Imagine — which will be held at the Fota Island Resort.  Picture: Jim Coughlan
WOULD-BE little helpers gathered at The Kingsley Hotel yesterday to find out if they had the “Elf-Factor.” Mr Claus’s recruitment...

Tuesday, 30/09/14 - 10:42am 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 event of the weekend takes place in the city centre on Sunday afternoon, as thousands of ladies takes to the...

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Expect lots of riffing, tapping, sliding…and pedals. Lots of pedals. It’s the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival!

Musicians Paul McHale and Matt Churchhill looking to catch the train to this years Clonakilty International Guitar festival 2014 which takes place this weekend.  Picture Dan Linehan
TREMBLING, nervous sweat drips from my brow as the deathblade draws closer. Wrists bound but fresh out of laser-watches, it...

Friday, 19/09/14 - 9:30am Read More

Coughlan’s is the place to be this weekend

Hank Wedel
Ronan Leonard chats with Jerry Fish and Hank Wedel who will perform at Coughlans Live Festival A GOOD venue is...

Thursday, 18/09/14 - 4:00pm Read More

National News

Minister to assess Ebola response in Sierra Leone

The Minister for Development, Trade, Promotion is travelling to Sierra Leone to assess the response to the Ebola outbreak Seán Sherlock will meet with the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, and Government representatives to discuss their response to...

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Taoiseach set to face criticism from party over McNulty affair

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is set to face criticism yet from his own backbenchers when Fine Gael members meet this evening.The...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 8:11am Read More

Some Irish Defence Forces staff ‘sleeping in cars outside barracks’

One in five Irish Defence Forces staff are claiming Family Income Support to make ends meet, it has been claimed.The...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 7:37am Read More

Limerick set for 140 new jobs

Some 140 jobs are to created by a Canadian company which specialises in designing manufacturing solutions for production lines.Optel Vision...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 7:31am Read More

Young sex offenders ‘start off with child porn’

Almost of a quarter of sex offenders referred to One in Four for treatment last year was aged under 25.The...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 2:03am Read More

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Cork Sport

Nemo without key defenders

  NEMO RANGERS will again be without defenders Stephen Cronin and Aidan O’Reilly for their SFC semi-final against Ballincollig at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, 2.30pm. Cronin requires surgery on a continuing shoulder problem while O’Reilly hasn’t recovered from the...

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Earls undergoes surgery on knee tendon in London

FOR the second week in a row, there has been bad news on the injury front as Munster Rugby confirmed...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 8:23am Read More

Loved ones must take plaudits for Cork’s hugely modest role models

Cork fans cheering on the  ladies footballers in Sunday's All-Ireland final. Picture: Inpho
  IN a hotel close to Dublin Airport on Saturday night, Eamonn Ryan huddled his troops. The man known for...

Tuesday, 30/09/14 - 3:25pm Read More

Read all about it! Ladies receive heroes’ return

Cork captain Briege Corkery acknowledges the crowd, at the victorious Cork ladies senior football team homecoming on South Mall. 
Picture: David Keane.
A HUGE crowd flocked to the South Mall last night to celebrate a Rebel double. And this was the most...

Tuesday, 30/09/14 - 12:47pm Read More

Murray: We deserve the underdogs tag

Munster's Conor Murray
  MUNSTER’S loss is by now on the cutting room floor having been analysed for where the Reds fell down...

Tuesday, 30/09/14 - 11:37am 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 a natural choice. Cork woman Kate McGrew tells COLETTE SHERIDAN why it happened to her IT can’t be easy for...

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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

How meditation can be a modern mother’s valium

Rachael O’Sullivan, a teacher of Mindful Pilates and owner of Coretonomy.ie, says after struggling to adapt to life as a...

Wednesday, 17/09/14 - 3:07pm Read More

Warehouse launch their new season collection

Warehouse 16
NEW season collections are coming fast and furious now with Warehouse the latest high street favourite to launch their autumn/winter...

Tuesday, 16/09/14 - 8:10am Read More

Yoga helped me to beat my eating disorder

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Louise McCarthy chats with mum-of-two Louise George who, after crediting yoga with her recovery from anorexia, now teaches Hatha yoga...

Friday, 12/09/14 - 9:29am Read More

National Sport

Scholes: Man City fans don’t realise how lucky they are to be in Champions League

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has strongly criticised the atmosphere at Manchester City's Champions League tie against Roma.The Group E clash, which ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw for the Premier League champions, attracted a crowd of just 37,509...

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Man City pay price for tweet tempting fate

Manchester City's social media team were left with egg on their face after this tweet welcoming the Roma team and...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 10:59am Read More

Players ‘100% behind Pardew’

Newcastle defender Mike Williamson insists the squad remain "100%" behind under-fire boss Alan Pardew despite lurching to another Premier League...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 9:20am Read More

Phelps ‘deeply sorry’ after DUI arrest

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.The...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 8:37am Read More

Rodgers warns Hodgson not to pick Sturridge for qualifiers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes striker Daniel Sturridge is not fit enough to play for England in their upcoming Euro...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 8:18am Read More