• Sean Maguire of Cork City celebrates after scoring his side's second goal against Longford. Picture: Eoin Noonan.
  • Ex-Munster and now Worcester Warriors' Donncha O'Callaghan at the end of the match. Picture: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
  • Cork's Tom Kenny battles for possession with Wexford's Diarmuid Lyng as Seán Óg. Picture: Brian Lougheed
  • Children enjoying the summer. Picture Stock.
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Sean Maguire of Cork City celebrates after scoring his side's second goal against Longford. Picture: Eoin Noonan.Ex-Munster and now Worcester Warriors' Donncha O'Callaghan at the end of the match. Picture: ©INPHO/Billy SticklandCork's Tom Kenny battles for possession with Wexford's Diarmuid Lyng as Seán Óg. Picture: Brian LougheedChildren enjoying the summer. Picture Stock.WOMAN School Gate 2

Cork News

Man in hospital after serious road accident in Cork

A man has been taken to hospital following a serious road traffic collision in Cork this evening. The accident happened shortly before 7pm this evening on the N28 Ringaskiddy road near Raffeen. A van and motorcycle were in collision and...

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Former Tánaiste and Freedom of Cork recipient Peter Barry passes away

FORMER  Tánaiste, Minister, Deputy Leader of Fine Gael, and Freedom of Cork recipient Peter Barry has died.passed away peacefully in...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 1:04pm Read More

Granny collects €61k TellyBingo winnings after sister gives her ticket ‘for luck’

A grandmother from Co Cork is €61,000 richer today. Catherine O’Connor from Cobh, Co. Cork, picked up a cheque for...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 4:33pm Read More

Tourist on ‘retirement cruise’ feels she is ‘being held hostage’ by Irish healthcare system

An elderly American tourist feels like she is “being held hostage” by the Irish healthcare system after sustaining a serious...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 4:13pm Read More

Apple 1,000 jobs go-ahead

By Gordon Deegan APPLE has been granted planning permission for its major Hollyhill expansion proposal, clearing the way for the...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:37pm Read More

Cork Sport

Crucial Cork City game with Dundalk is postponed

Alan Bennett of Cork City celebrates with team-mate Karl Sheppard, left, after scoring his side's first goal against Longford Town. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Noel Spillane Soccer CORK CITY’S two up-coming away league games with champions, Dundalk and Finn Harps have been postponed after Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor were named in the Ireland U21 squad by Noel King last night. Ireland play Slovenia...

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Slick Munster breeze through O’Callaghan’s Warriors

Ex-Munster and now Worcester Warriors' Donncha O'Callaghan at the end of the match. Picture: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
CLINICAL Munster blitzed Worcester Warriors at Musgrave Park on Friday night, which meant there was no winning return for local...

Saturday, 27/08/16 - 8:18am Read More

Seán Óg and Tom Kenny to coach UCC hurlers

Cork's Tom Kenny battles for possession with Wexford's Diarmuid Lyng as Seán Óg. Picture: Brian Lougheed
CORK GAA legends Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Tom Kenny have been recruited by UCC for their hurling programme next...

Saturday, 27/08/16 - 8:16am Read More

WATCH: Roof added to Páirc Uí Chaoimh stand as redevelopment work continues

With the June 2017 opening date now less than a year away, the first covered stand is beginning to take...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 8:39pm Read More

OPINION: Cork GAA must start nurturing coaches

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns talks to his players at the end of the Mayo clash. Picture: INPHO/Donall Farmer
The Barry O’Donovan column IN the middle of a fascinating interview on Newstalk last weekend, the boxing coach Nicolas Cruz...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 12:59pm Read More



Idlewild in a state of Indiependence

Roddy Woomble, frontman of the Scottish punks, chats about Brexit and band history with Don O’Mahony ahead of their Mitchelstown gig “I CONSIDER myself to be a European; Scottish first, European second,” proclaims Roddy Woomble, frontman of melodic punk outfit...

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Fest diversifies into spoken word

John Cummins
Don O’Mahony talks to John Cummins, who is bringing his unique poetry to Indiependence 2016   But first up Sweden. Visualising...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 2:15pm Read More

REVIEW: 50 years on, still it hits the Spock

Star Trek Beyond, out now, Cert: 12a, **** STAR Trekkin’ across the universe for 50 years, Star Trek has become...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 2:09pm Read More

National News

Two Irish Olympians investigated for placing bets at Rio

Two Irish Olympians were investigated by the International Olympic Committee with relation to placing inappropriate bets at Rio 2016. This has been confirmed by the Olympic Council of Ireland who will be releasing a statement on the issue later today....

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Search for missing man Corporal Gavin Carey continues in Donegal

Hundreds of rescue workers are patrolling the Donegal Coast this morning as the search continues for a young man missing...

Saturday, 27/08/16 - 9:18am Read More

2,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every year

Two and half thousand women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every year. Thousands of people will take to...

Saturday, 27/08/16 - 7:51am Read More

Stargazers will be able to view Jupiter and Venus tonight, extremely close together

Stargazers are in for a treat tonight, as Jupiter and Venus will be not be seen closer together for another...

Saturday, 27/08/16 - 7:39am Read More

Government says they are providing consular assistance to Pat Hickey in Rio

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has said his department is providing ongoing consular assistance to Pat Hickey through the Irish...

Saturday, 27/08/16 - 7:33am Read More

Evening Echo Video


Summer 2016: one West Cork will not forget

This summer West Cork has been blazing a trail through the national psyche, says businessman and former senator JOHN MINIHAN, who has a house in Lisheen, the home of the O’Donovans. ON Saturday last I stood and looked at the...

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Making memories of childhood summer holidays

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In her weekly column, The Reluctant Emigrant, Denise Hession, reflects on the summer gone by. FACING into the last weekend...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 2:52pm Read More

The most important life lesson for little ones? Learn to say No

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In her weekly column, Colette Sheridan looks at what today’s kids really need to learn as they head back to...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 2:42pm Read More


Cork helps Aoife on her journey to recovery

Kathryn Crowley Author
A woman returned to her alma mater in Cork this month, to read from her new collection of stories and to help raise funds for her cousin’s daughter, Aoife Beary, who survived the horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley last year....

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I made a pact in my 20s to only follow my heart and my dreams

Sian Brown.
Cork singer-songwriter and vegan baker, Sian Brown, talks to MARTINA O’DONOGHUE about her €2-a-day ‘Live Below The Line’ challenge, her...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 2:52pm Read More

16 countries in one year

Aimee Horgan in Italy.
SHE travelled to 16 countries in 12 months and now she’s working at two jobs to save some money and...

Monday, 22/08/16 - 1:49pm Read More

Debs day is for Mammies too!

Cartoon by Maeve O'Keeffe
As debs season gets underway MAEVE O’KEEFFE talks about the trials and tribulations … and the joy of shopping for...

Friday, 19/08/16 - 10:46am Read More

Songbird Terrie will sing like never before

Songbird Terrie-May McNulty.
Prepare to be entertained this weekend, if you are heading to the Irish Redhead Convention, in Crosshaven. Entertainment includes ginger,...

Friday, 19/08/16 - 10:41am Read More


Video and Pictures: Ballinlough Family Festival

Locals Megan Dunlea-O'Brien, Emily Hutton, Laura Comerford and Stephanie O'Shea, enjoying the Ballinlough Youth Club Summer Festival at Ballinlough Community Park.
Picture: David Keane.
THE Ballinlough Youth Club Summer Festival returned at the weekend with a full line-up of events. Ballinlough Youth Club Summer Festival at Ballinlough Community Park. Video by David Keane Now in its eighth year, the family fun community day was...

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Pokémon Go is game changer

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Emma and Jessie Sheehan, Ballincollig and Mitchelstown, attending the launch of the Pokemon Go release party at Fitzgerald's Park, Cork.
Picture: David Keane.
WHILE most video games mean sitting alone at home in front of a TV screen, the latest craze sweeping the...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Video: Boxing Board blasts Government on centre

Mick O'Brien, president, Cork County Boxing Board, and Pat Ryan, president, Irish Athletic Boxing Association, visiting Bishop Lucey Park to see the Olympic plaque honouring Cork's boxing olympians since 1924.  
Picture: Denis Minihane.
THE Government has been blasted by the President of Cork County Boxing Board for failing to provide the support it...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 3:13pm Read More

National Sport

Airtricity League round-up: Dundalk and Cork City return to winning ways

After another week of European action, Dundalk returned to League duty tonight with a battling win over Wexford Youths. David McMillan’s first-half strike was enough to give the Lilywhites a 1-0 win at Ferrycarrig Park, which has seen them open-up...

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Rory McIlroy ‘excited’ by solid 69 as he recovers from ankle injury

Rory McIlroy showed signs of improvement as he continued his comeback from an ankle injury with a two-under-par round on...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 9:58pm Read More

Colm Cooper returns to Kerry side for Dublin revenge mission

Has there ever been a more anticipated Kerry line-up, John Fogarty asked during the week. Well, Eamonn Fitzmaurice has kept...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 9:34pm Read More

Stefan Johansen switches from Celtic to Fulham

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has completed a move to Fulham. Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers had earlier confirmed the 25-year-old Norwegian...

Friday, 26/08/16 - 9:06pm Read More

Jose Mourinho: ‘Very difficult’ to see Schweinsteiger play for United this season

Jose Mourinho has suggested there is more chance of academy players featuring in his Manchester United team than Bastian Schweinsteiger....

Friday, 26/08/16 - 8:55pm Read More