• Crew members Edgar King, Joe Lane (Farranree) and Becky Witting of the 'Trinity Tide' from England getting ready for their 10th annual Rás Mór Ocean to City Race in Crosshaven . Picture: Howard Crowdy
  • 'Batak' the one year old Sumatrain cub tiger who just arrived from Beauvel Zoo, France to Fota Wildlife Park, Cork yesterday. Pic: Gavin Browne Photography
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Orla Ni Dhomhnaill Bishopstown, Laura Reaney Durras , Mayokun Taiwo Cork and Sheila Griffin Glenbay who graduated with Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery  pictured as 171 students from across the four corners of the globe end their undergraduate education in University College Cork as they are awarded Honours Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. For the medical class of 2015, today marks the culmination of years of study, research and placement within the hospital system, and places them on the path of a fulfilling career in the years ahead.Today’s ceremony features a truly international base of Graduands containing students’ from America, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Shanghai and Malaysia, in addition to students from the four provinces of Ireland.
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more info contact Gregory Higgins     UCC   021 492 1573    086 158 6235   Gregory.Higgins@ucc.ie
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File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as the number of children admitted to hospital for chest infections has dropped sharply since the introduction of the smoking ban, a major new study suggests. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 29, 2015. Admissions for other respiratory infections including nose, throat and sinus problems has also slumped. Researchers estimate that 11,000 children a year have been spared the ordeal of going into hospital following the introduction of the smoking ban in England in 2007. They say the findings show the law, which bans smoking in enclosed public and work spaces, "is making a significant impact on child health and should be implemented worldwide". The team looked at the number of children under 15 years-old who were admitted to hospital in England between 2001 and 2012 with respiratory infections, which includes chest, nose, throat and sinus infections. See PA story HEALTH Smoking. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
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Crew members Edgar King, Joe Lane (Farranree) and Becky Witting of the 'Trinity Tide' from England getting ready for their 10th annual Rás Mór Ocean to City Race in Crosshaven . Picture: Howard Crowdy'Batak' the one year old Sumatrain cub tiger who just arrived from Beauvel Zoo, France to Fota Wildlife Park, Cork yesterday. Pic: Gavin Browne Photographyfree pic no repro fee
Orla Ni Dhomhnaill Bishopstown, Laura Reaney Durras , Mayokun Taiwo Cork and Sheila Griffin Glenbay who graduated with Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery  pictured as 171 students from across the four corners of the globe end their undergraduate education in University College Cork as they are awarded Honours Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. For the medical class of 2015, today marks the culmination of years of study, research and placement within the hospital system, and places them on the path of a fulfilling career in the years ahead.Today’s ceremony features a truly international base of Graduands containing students’ from America, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Shanghai and Malaysia, in addition to students from the four provinces of Ireland.
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more info contact Gregory Higgins     UCC   021 492 1573    086 158 6235   Gregory.Higgins@ucc.ieEmbargoed to 0001 Friday May 29

File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as the number of children admitted to hospital for chest infections has dropped sharply since the introduction of the smoking ban, a major new study suggests. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 29, 2015. Admissions for other respiratory infections including nose, throat and sinus problems has also slumped. Researchers estimate that 11,000 children a year have been spared the ordeal of going into hospital following the introduction of the smoking ban in England in 2007. They say the findings show the law, which bans smoking in enclosed public and work spaces, "is making a significant impact on child health and should be implemented worldwide". The team looked at the number of children under 15 years-old who were admitted to hospital in England between 2001 and 2012 with respiratory infections, which includes chest, nose, throat and sinus infections. See PA story HEALTH Smoking. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA WireTo be captioned by Picture Desk

Cork News

New tiger cub settling into Fota

'Batak' the one year old Sumatrain cub tiger who just arrived from Beauvel Zoo, France to Fota Wildlife Park, Cork, pictured being fed some fresh meat from Kelly Lambe, Lead Warden of Carnivores at Fota Wildlife Park, yesterday. Pic: Gavin Browne Photography
Fota Wildlife Park has welcomed its latest arrival – ‘Batak’ a  one year old Sumatrain cub tiger. The cub  has  just arrived from Beauvel Zoo, France  and is getting used to his  new surroundings. He’s pictured here with  Kelly Lambe, Lead Warden...

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Irish people are smoking less

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File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as the number of children admitted to hospital for chest infections has dropped sharply since the introduction of the smoking ban, a major new study suggests. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 29, 2015. Admissions for other respiratory infections including nose, throat and sinus problems has also slumped. Researchers estimate that 11,000 children a year have been spared the ordeal of going into hospital following the introduction of the smoking ban in England in 2007. They say the findings show the law, which bans smoking in enclosed public and work spaces, "is making a significant impact on child health and should be implemented worldwide". The team looked at the number of children under 15 years-old who were admitted to hospital in England between 2001 and 2012 with respiratory infections, which includes chest, nose, throat and sinus infections. See PA story HEALTH Smoking. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
AS World No-Tobacco Day takes place tomorrow, it seems that Irish people are smoking less than ever. A recent Eurobarometer...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 9:51am Read More

UCC Graduation Day for medical students across the world

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Top of the Class Roisin Ryan from Fermoy who graduated with Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery  pictured as 171 students from across the four corners of the globe end their undergraduate education in University College Cork as they are awarded Honours Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. For the medical class of 2015, today marks the culmination of years of study, research and placement within the hospital system, and places them on the path of a fulfilling career in the years ahead.Today’s ceremony features a truly international base of Graduands containing students’ from America, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Shanghai and Malaysia, in addition to students from the four provinces of Ireland.
pictures Gerard McCarthy 087 8537228
more info contact Gregory Higgins     UCC   021 492 1573    086 158 6235   Gregory.Higgins@ucc.ie
MEDICAL students from across the world graduated in medicine from UCC yesterday. The 171 graduates included one student who was...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 9:55am Read More

Storm over Port’s Ringaskiddy Plans

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THE Government has come under pressure to deliver funds for a €100 million upgrade of the Dunkettle Interchange and the...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 9:29am Read More

Live Stream; Ocean to City Rás Mór Underway

Crew members Edgar King, Joe Lane (Farranree) and Becky Witting of the 'Trinity Tide' from England getting ready for their 10th annual Rás Mór Ocean to City Race in Crosshaven . Picture: Howard Crowdy
MORE than 500 boats took to the sea this morning for the Ocean to City Rás Mór. This year there...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 11:00am Read More

Life

Homeward bound (and a few leaps) for Cork Riverdance star

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World champion Irish dancer John Lonergan will be among the stars when Riverdance makes its Cork debut at the Marquee next month. He tells JENNY REGAN about his nerves before his homecoming… IT’S hard to believe that it is 21...

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The little marvel who was told she would never walk

UNITED IN LOVE AND COURAGE: Alicja with parents Aniaand Radek Nowicki.
Despite being born with more than a dozen ‘defects’, six-year-old Cork girl Alicja has battled bravely to defy doctors. CHRIS...

Tuesday, 26/05/15 - 12:50pm Read More

Corkman’s plea: Vote for my girl at Eurovision

Gearoid Maguire and Bianca Nicholas
  IRELAND may not have a song in the Eurovision final tonight — but a Corkman is still hoping for...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 9:42am Read More

Downtown

Brilliant chaos in new Triskel film

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Film review by Gareth Naughton Wild Tales, Triskel, May 24-27, Cert: 15A **** ARGENTINIAN director Damian Szifron’s collection of darkly comic vignettes earned an Oscar nomination earlier this year and it is not difficult to see why. Although there are...

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It’s just The Minutes, no quiz

The Minutes
Don O’Mahony talks to the forthright Dublin trio about their Cork fanbase and their just-do-it attitude THERE are, I suppose,...

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By the moon and the stars and my mum

Jenn Grant. Photo by Dee Dee Morris
Mark McAvoy chats with Canadian folk singer songwriter Jenn Grant about her latest album and tour NOMINATED for two Juno...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 10:52am Read More

National News

No winner of €4.3m Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight’s €4,376,447 Lotto jackpot.The numbers drawn were 8, 28, 35, 40, 41 and 43. The bonus number was 32.There was one winner of the Match 5 + Bonus Lotto prize of €25,000.The LottoPlus1 and LottoPlus2...

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Fianna Fáil want law to allow Central Bank to lower mortgage rates

Fianna Fáil has said legislation is needed to force banks to lower their variable mortgage rates.It comes as Bank of...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 7:46pm Read More

Poll shows growth in support for Government parties

There has been a rise in support for the Government parties, according to the latest opinion poll.The Red C poll...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 6:16pm Read More

Former world boxing champ’s son stabbed to death in Belfast

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the son of a former world boxing champion.Eamonn Magee Jnr, 22,...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 3:09pm Read More

Bank of Ireland under fire after standing still on variable rates

Bank of Ireland has been accused of snubbing the Finance Minister after it failed to reduce its standard variable mortgage...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 2:39pm Read More

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Cork Sport

Ilen can build on positives from Nemo loss

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Denis Hurley GAA IT’S probably not how they would have intended it, but Ilen Rovers have become adept at negotiating the second and third rounds of the county SFC. Since 2011, the club have only won one first-round tie –...

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Keatley and Williams must step up

Munster v Ospreys - Guinness PRO12 Play-Off
Seán McCarthy Rugby IT’S do it for the Gipper on the double for Munster at Kingspan Stadium this evening, 6.30pm...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 1:03pm Read More

Smith: Munster are ready to finish the job

Munster v Ospreys - Guinness PRO12 Play-Off
Seán McCarthy Rugby THIS week has been about just keeping the engine ticking over for Munster outside centre Andrew Smith....

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:02am Read More

The Cork man helping take Tipp to the top

Laois v Tipperary -  GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A
Barry O’Donovan Football IT’S THE year for Cork coaches in the Munster football championship. Last weekend we had Ephie Fitzgerald...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:16am Read More

From Gaelic games to the beautiful game

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Noel Spillane Soccer JOHN KAVANAGH, by his own admission, only took up soccer to keep fit in the winter, but...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:02am Read More

WOW

All female crew set for a blistering race

Antoinette O’Brien (second from left) with her team mates Donna Schwarz, Ruth Doherty and Cliona O’Carroll preparing to get some practise in before the big race this weekend.
COLETTE SHERIDAN chats with rower Antoinette O’Brien, one quarter of an all-female Cork crew who hope to storm An Rás Mór in the Ocean to City festival   FOR someone who once had a fear of water, Antoinette O’Brien has...

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Dedication, group hugs, hard work and an extra pint of the black stuff: How Cork drama group’s Mary won the big award

Local actress Mary Colbert with a homemade pint
CHRIS DUNNE chats with Mary Colbert of award-winning drama group The Palace Players, who won Best Actress in a Supporting...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 3:28pm Read More

My plea from the heart: Please vote ‘Yes’ to a better society

ACCEPT US: Shay Smyth and Ger O’Keeffe are body painted in Dublin as part of a ‘Yes’ referendum campaign called ‘No More Hiding’
Mary Smithwick reaches out to those who still haven’t made up their minds on how they will vote in the...

Tuesday, 19/05/15 - 2:03pm Read More

Depression can be as life-threatening as cancer

Nicola Depuis
In this frank personal account, NICOLA DEPUIS reflects on her battles with depression, and outlines her coping mechanisms I HAVE...

Thursday, 14/05/15 - 4:24pm Read More

Controversial? Not at all, knitting map was a success

EEjob 30/03/2015.
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The Knitting Map, being laid out, at the Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork.
Artist, Jools Gilson, with the Knitting Map.
Picture. Jim Coughlan.
There were rumours it had been ‘lost’. There were claims it was a waste of money. Now the City of...

Wednesday, 13/05/15 - 2:07pm Read More

Video

VIDEO; Youths in Gurranabraher launch first album

EE news 23/05/2015.
Performers Llyod Hogan, Deana Purcell, and Jordan Lowther with the RuffKulture CD.
CD launch by RuffKulture. RuffKulture is a group of teenage rappers, singers and musicians based  at “The Hut” in Gurranabraher (Youth Work Ireland Cork). These rap workshops featured on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire over a year ago.
They launched their album on Saturday May 23 at 2pm to 6pm in Camden Palace.
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TEENAGE rappers, singers and musicians based at The Hut in Gurranabraher (Youth Work Ireland Cork) have launched their first album. The rap workshops were featured on RTÉ’s The Secret Millionaire over a year ago. Warren Logan, the Secret Millionaire, recognised...

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VIDEO: Bill O’Herlihy book of Condolences

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Wednesday, 27/05/15 - 1:10pm Read More

VIDEO: Sports editor John McHale and GAA reporter John Horgan discuss the Cork Senior Hurling Championship which took place over the weekend

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National Sport

‘Arrests? Next question!’ says defiant Blatter

Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion today that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door.Blatter insisted he had nothing to fear from a US federal case which alleged a multimillion...

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Fowler falters at Irish Open

World number nine Rickie Fowler failed to get off to the fast start he was looking for as he tried...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 3:00pm Read More

Rio Ferdinand retires

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football.The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defender...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 12:30pm Read More

Blatter denies authorising $10m payment to disgraced Warner

Sepp Blatter has insisted he was not the high-ranking FIFA official who authorised a 10million US dollar payment to the...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 12:26pm Read More

Khan targets Mayweather bout once again

Amir Khan once again set his sights on a fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather after claiming a unanimous points...

Saturday, 30/05/15 - 11:33am Read More