• Paul O'Connell after the game 27/9/2015
  • 13/10/2015. Cabinet Meeting. Pictured The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD speaking to the media ahead of cabinet on Budget Day. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
  • Jason Cierans
  • Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final Replay 8/6/2014
Selector Kieran Kingston
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Paul O'Connell after the game 27/9/201513/10/2015. Cabinet Meeting. Pictured The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD speaking to the media ahead of cabinet on Budget Day. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieJason CieransPLATES NEWMunster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final Replay 8/6/2014
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Cork News

Everyone’s a winner

13/10/2015. Cabinet Meeting. Pictured The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD speaking to the media ahead of cabinet on Budget Day. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
  Budget 2016 is being pitched as one for “the next generation,” rewarding work and with a €200 million childcare package. Almost  all of the €700 million in tax measures which Finance Minister Michael Noonan was expected to announce today...

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Jason home from hospital and recuperating in Sydney

Jason Cierans
CORKMAN Jason Cierans has been discharged from hospital after suffering a head injury when punched on a night out in...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 11:10am Read More

Move those bins, councillor begs householders

A CITY councillor is demanding a crackdown on wheelie bins left on footpaths and streets long after they have been...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:25am Read More

VIDEO: Reduction in environmental levy income hits Cork group

6th October 2015........ Paul Kelly, Boomerang project manager with the Lord Mayor Cllr Chr is O'Leary, County mayor John Paul O'Shea, Carmel Murray,  TUS co ordinator, Cork city partnership and staff   Leanne Hayes, Evan Fray, Sean Whitford, Shane Corcoran, Andrew Nicoll, Maxwell Godwin and Christian Sounga  at the 1st anniversary of Boomerang mattress recycling facilty at Ballyvolane buiness park
Picture: Eddie O'Hare
A SUCCESSFUL CORK environmental group has condemned a decision by the Department of the Environment to refuse them funding which...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:18am Read More

True scale of the homeless crisis is hidden

HOMELESS SUPPORTERS - A group of supporters of the homeless gathered for a 24 hour sleep out on Cork's Anglesea Street on Saturday with Edward Buckley, 3rd officer Cork City Fire Brigade in Centre.
THE true scale of the homeless and rental crisis is masked by the fact that people are couch-surfing and living...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:12am Read More

Cork Sport

The expert rugby view: ‘Losing two key players would have killed a lesser team than Ireland’

Ian Madigan celebrates after the game 11/10/2015
Irish rugby expert and international Heather O’Brien says the victory over France last weekend proves how expertly Joe Schmidt handled the World Cup preparations. How far can they go from here? LOSING two key decision-makers within the first half would be...

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VIDEO: Newcestown is the small club that never backs down

Newcestown players
Éamonn Murphy Hurling THERE’S no doubt a club takes great satisfaction from righting a wrong. Defeat in a county final,...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:56am Read More

New Cork hurling manager “privileged” to be invited to take on role

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final Replay 8/6/2014
Selector Kieran Kingston
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
NEW Cork hurling boss Kieran Kingston regards it as a great privilege to  have been invited by the County Board...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 12:58pm Read More

VIDEO: Mighty Glen stand tall again

Glen bridge
By John Horgan Hurling THEY were tears, a lot of them but this time they were tears of joy as...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:37am Read More

Ruthless Newcestown power into senior grade

Report pic
Diarmuid Sheehan PIHC Final Newcestown   1-23 Valley Rovers   0-8 NEWCESTOWN bounced back from last year’s disappointment in the PIHC final...

Sunday, 11/10/15 - 9:13pm Read More

RWC 15 News

Paul O’Connell smiled through injury agony after Ireland reached quarter-finals

Unable to walk, with searing pain shooting up his leg, Paul O’Connell was “beaming from ear to ear” – even though his World Cup and Test career were shot to pieces. Never again would O’Connell don his nation’s green, not...

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Twitter pays tribute to Irish legend Paul O’Connell

By Steve Neville Irish Rugby have confirmed the news no one wanted to hear. Paul O’Connell’s Rugby World Cup and...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 10:59am Read More

Thanks Paulie: ‘Leader, warrior and gentleman’ O’Connell says goodbye

Irish Rugby have confirmed the news Ireland fans were dreading. Captain Paul O’Connell’s World Cup tournament is over, and with...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 11:52am Read More

RWC 15 Banter

#RWC2015 Diary: Ireland up to third in the World

STAT OF THE DAY A total of 231 tries were scored during the World Cup stages – an average of almost six a game. But no team could match the flying Fijians when it came to scintillating running rugby, as...

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The best Rugby World Cup fails and funnies … so far!

There has been plenty of skill, passion, joy and heartache during the Rugby World Cup pool stages … so perhaps...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 11:00am Read More

Limerick couple find tickets for Ireland v France – successfully return them to owner

Imagine waiting for one of the Rugby World Cup’s biggest games to come around only to realise you’ve lost your...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 11:00am Read More



Full Steam Ahead for Slow Motion Heroes

Slow Motion Heroes
It’s been a long time coming, but the Cork band are about to release their debut album IT HAS been a pretty long and winding road for Slow Motion Heroes but, after having formed in 2008 they’ve finally reached the Promised...

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Looking back at the way forward

Keith Lawlor
Mike McGrath talks to drummer Keith Lawler, from giveamanakick, about his new music app Firestage IT must be a strange...

Thursday, 10/09/15 - 3:38pm Read More

New Irish film is a 5-star hit

Still from the Movie Song of the Sea, the upcoming animated movie directed by Tomm Moore
Film critic GARETH NAUGHTON reviews his final film for Downtown – and it’s a cracker!   Song of the Sea,...

Thursday, 09/07/15 - 12:30pm Read More

National News

Bereaved parents most vulnerable immediately after death

A father whose 16 year old son died, has said the most difficult time for bereaved parents is immediately after the death. Anam-Cara: a support organisation for bereaved parents, has launched an information pack for those who have lost children....

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Limerick gardaí arrest four in connection with rural crime

By David Raleigh Four men have been arrested this morning in a Garda crackdown on rural crime. The four men...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 12:36pm Read More

Jerry McCabe family member wants army to support gardaí in border areas

A brother-in-law of Jerry McCabe, the Garda who was shot dead in Limerick in 1996, says the army should be...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 11:33am Read More

Books of Condolence open for Carrickmines fire victims

Books of Condolence for the families and friends of the victims of the Carrickmines fire are being opened by Dun...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 11:24am Read More

Former Anglo boss David Drumm to appear at extradition hearing today

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm is to appear before a court in Boston later today....

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 8:16am Read More

Evening Echo Video

Budget 2016

VIDEO: What to expect from Budget 2016

Irish Examiner political correspondent, Juno McEnroe, looks forward to this afternoon’s Budget speeches. UPDATE (12.26): Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says this morning’s Budget leaks point to a return of “auction politics”. “We have argued strongly that this Government is...

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‘Why do people have to suffer so much?’ Use Budget to fix homelessness, Government urged

The Government is being urged to use tomorrow’s Budget to take concrete steps to solve the homelessness crisis. A homeless...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 11:11am Read More

Cork mums say give us a budget break

CORK mothers say that they have taken all that they can by way of cuts, calling for the reduction of...

Thursday, 08/10/15 - 10:47am Read More


Give fancy food service the boot – a white plate is fine, thanks!

In her weekly column Mary Smithwick laments the demise of the humble dinner plate “I JUST want my food on a proper plate.” The husband is usually a fairly calm and laid-back person, but he’s getting to be more than...

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“There’s no need for people to be sleeping on the street – it’s absolutely shocking”

Sinéad O'Riordan, sleeping homeless story.
This week around 40 people from Cork’s business and arts community will sleep rough in aid of Focus Ireland. Colette...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:59pm Read More

I salute two giants of men who excelled in Irish song and GAA

Ceoltóirí Chualann on stage for Ó Riada sa Gaiety in March 1969, (l–r): Seán Ó Riada, Peadar Mercier, Éamon de Buitléar, Martin Fay, Seán Keane, John Kelly, Seán Potts, Michael Tubridy and Paddy Moloney. Seán is at the front. Courtesy Gael Linn.
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An Poc Ar Buile – The Life & Times of Seán Ó Sé by Seán Ó Sé with Patricia Ahern, published by The Collins Press, 2015
In his weekly column John Arnold salutes two men who excelled in Irish song and GAA PERSON interested in gaelic...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:35pm Read More


Mind your good self with new programme

Woman Reading in Bookstore
Cork people are to get a lesson on their emotional wellbeing thanks to the re-launch of a programme called Your Good Self this weekend. Jane McNamara talks to one of the co-ordinators, Riana Vermaah LOOKING after yourself is not only...

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“Think big, don’t sweat the small stuff… and always go for gold!”

Vivienne McCarthy and Emer O'Mahony, directors at Lockdown Models and founders of Cork Fashion Week, at Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork for 'A Celebration of Irish Design', part of this years Mercedes-Benz MSL Cork Fashion Week.
Cork Fashion Week takes place this week, Jenny Regan talks to Emer O’Mahony, who set up the event with Vivienne...

Thursday, 08/10/15 - 3:03pm Read More

Cork’s ‘Outstanding’ women are honoured at national awards

JCI Award Eabha
TWO young Cork women have picked up ‘Outstanding’ titles for their positive contribution to Cork city. Mary-Kate Portley, the Cork...

Thursday, 08/10/15 - 2:56pm Read More

Nadiya for baking glory

TV Bake Off fan Elaine Duggan reveals who she is backing in the finale tonight I’VE gained a lot in...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 11:56am Read More

What the Government needs to deliver for women in Budget 2016

Working Mum Stock Shot
The National Women’s Council has called on the Government for investment in early childcare education, tackle violence against women and...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 11:31am Read More


Video: Blarney school hangs out its colours

EE news 07/10/2015.
Raising of the Amber Flag for Promoting Positive Mental Health at Scoil Chroi Iosa, Blarney on Wednesday 7th October 2015.
Special guest Patrick Kelly, Ballincollig and Cork Senior footballer with pupils and staff at the national school for the raising of the flag.
Pic; Larry Cummins
Students and staff at  Scoil Chroi Iosa Blarney celebrating raising the Amber Flag for promoting positive mental health. Special guest  on the day was Patrick Kelly, Ballincollig and Cork Senior footballer. Picture: Larry Cummins     Follow @CorkEveningEcho

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Video: Support for owners of gutted Douglas Store

THE community in Douglas has vowed to rally round the owners of a popular store that was ravaged by fire...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 11:25am Read More

Video: Welcome home for navy heroes

Able Comms Shauna Ferro gets a hug from mother Catherine on the LE Niamh's return​ from humanitarian and search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, to Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
A CORKMAN flew across the globe from Australia to welcome back his sister with the crew of the LÉ Niamh...

Saturday, 03/10/15 - 10:42am Read More

National Sport

Ex-Liverpool star Djibril Cisse arrested in blackmail case

Former Liverpool and QPR striker Djibril Cisse has been arrested as part of an investigation into a blackmail case that allegedly involves another football player. Versailles prosecutor’s office said in a statement that three other people were also taken into...

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Dublin decides against appealing Philly McMahon suspension

By John Fogarty Philly McMahon and the Dublin County Board won’t be appealing the defender’s one-match ban after the Central...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 12:40pm Read More

West Brom face anxious wait on Jonny Evans’ fitness

Jonny Evans is facing a race against time to return for West Brom against Sunderland and boost their depleted defence....

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 10:05am Read More

European Champions Spain win to leave Ukraine in play-off draw

Ukraine 0 Spain 1 Reigning European champions Spain claimed a 1-0 win in Kiev to consign Ukraine to a place...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:28pm Read More

Russia and Slovakia both reach Euro 2016

Russia and Slovakia confirmed their places at next year’s European Championship finals after victories in the final round of qualifying...

Monday, 12/10/15 - 10:22pm Read More