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The Wibbly Wobbly Wonders who are taking part in the Cork City Marathon this Bank Holiday Monday. Picture Dan Linehan
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  • Naval Service Flagship the LÉ EITHNE Rescues Migrants North of the Libyan Coast. photographs from the deployment including today's operation.
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The Wibbly Wobbly Wonders who are taking part in the Cork City Marathon this Bank Holiday Monday. Picture Dan Linehanpool-9jpgTo be captioned by Picture DeskNaval Service Flagship the LÉ EITHNE Rescues Migrants North of the Libyan Coast. photographs from the deployment including today's operation.

Cork News

Invest in our beloved Blackpool village

Blackpool village is in need of rejuvenation to combat the blight of dereliction and flooding in recent years. Reporter Padraig Hoare talks to community members, staunchly proud of their area, asking that their passion be matched by a funding regeneration...

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Port of Cork granted permission for Ringaskiddy container terminal

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The Port of Cork has been granted planning permission for a new container facility near the ferry terminal in Ringaskiddy...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 10:50am Read More

300 more migrants rescued by LE Eithne early today

Naval Service Flagship the LÉ EITHNE Rescues Migrants North of the Libyan Coast. photographs from the deployment including today's operation.
THE crew of the LÉ Eithne have rescued 300 migrants early today north of Libya. The development follows yesterday morning’s...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 10:25am Read More

On the Buses: From Penny Dinners to Childcare

26th May 2015...  On the buses....Tim O'Sullivan
Picture: Eddie O'Hare
A YOUNG man recalled waiting years for his beautiful sister who came all the way from Vietnam to make his...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 9:45am Read More

Ballyvolane group are Wibbly Wobbly Wonderful!

Evening Echo pic 28-05-2015
The Wibbly Wobbly Wonders who are taking part in the Cork City Marathon this Bank Holiday Monday. Picture Dan Linehan
From a couch in January to a marathon in June – there’s no limits to one of Cork northside’s biggest...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 12:37pm Read More


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

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


Brilliant chaos in new Triskel film

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,...

Thursday, 09/04/15 - 3:00pm Read More

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

77% of Irish want to stay in EU even if UK leaves

More than three quarters (77%) of all Irish people would choose to stay in the EU even if the UK leaves.Britain has been promised an 'In-Out' referendum (known as 'Brexit'), but a new Red C poll suggests that a majority...

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Top car-fight reasons revealed

As thousands of people prepare to take to the roads this Bank Holiday weekend, the top reasons for arguments in...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 10:45am Read More

Irish navy helps rescue 300 more migrants in Mediterranean

The Irish navy has help rescue another 300 migrants in the Mediterranean.The group, which includes children, were on board a...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 10:48am Read More

Garda released in ‘Roma leak’ case

A garda arrested over the leaking of information to the media has been released without charge.The arrest was made after...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 10:29am Read More

TD Murphy reveals O’Brien-IBRC details in Dáil

Independent TD Catherine Murphy yesterday used Dáil privilege to raise issues about businessman Denis O'Brien and his financial arrangements with...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 10:28am Read More

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Cork Sport

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. After a tough physical battle against Ospreys last Saturday, one of the hardest of the season he’s played, the Australian...

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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

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

No room for sentiment against dangerous Warriors

Paul O'Connell 26/5/2015
We’d all love for Paul O’Connell to sign off his Munster career with a first trophy in red in four...

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

Shining talent secures professional deal with Glasgow

GIFTED young Cork soccer star Clare Shine has secured a major move to Glasgow City. The 20-year-old will link up...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 12:43pm Read More


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.
Echo News.
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; 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.
Pic; Larry Cummins,
Evening Echo staff
NUJ Photographer, Member of the Press Photographers' Association of Ireland.
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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Wednesday, 27/05/15 - 1:11pm Read More

National Sport

Rory McIlroy misses cut as Harrington stays near leaders

Padraig Harrington was frustrated not to be in a commanding position to win a second Irish Open title as tournament host Rory McIlroy missed the cut for the third year in succession.Three-time major champion Harrington predicted on Wednesday that an...

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Blatter re-elected as FIFA boss after rival withdraws

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite the crisis that has struck the world...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 6:39pm Read More

Blatter fails to win first round of FIFA presidential vote

Voting in the Fifa presidential election has gone to a second round. Blatter remains poised for re-election to a fifth...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 6:10pm Read More

WATCH: The Simpsons predicted the FIFA scandal

A lot of long-time fans feel The Simpsons has had its day, and should have finished some time ago. But...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 5:34pm Read More

Federer rolls into last 16

Roger Federer suggested he could play on for another five years after the Swiss eased into the French Open last...

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