• Kathryn Crowley Author
  • Demolition by Loftus of the former Coca-Cola plant on the Carrigrohane Road.
  • Robyn Coyle - a 66-year-old retired lawyer from California, US, who was injured after falling from her mobility scooter in Cobh at the start of August 2016. Picture: Kelly O'Brien
  • Damien Purcell, Angela Purcell, artist Kerry Collins and Amy Kelleghan at the exhibition opening of Kerry Collins’ favourite portraits, with an emphasis on redheads! Now showing at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven the exhibition depicts many local faces and is one of 40 redhead themed events taking place for the Irish Redhead Convention; an annual festival of freckles and gingerness which takes place in Crosshaven from August 19-21. 
Picture Joleen Cronin.
  • Sean-o-Riordain
Kathryn Crowley AuthorDemolition by Loftus of the former Coca-Cola plant on the Carrigrohane Road.Robyn Coyle - a 66-year-old retired lawyer from California, US, who was injured after falling from her mobility scooter in Cobh at the start of August 2016. Picture: Kelly O'BrienDamien Purcell, Angela Purcell, artist Kerry Collins and Amy Kelleghan at the exhibition opening of Kerry Collins’ favourite portraits, with an emphasis on redheads! Now showing at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven the exhibition depicts many local faces and is one of 40 redhead themed events taking place for the Irish Redhead Convention; an annual festival of freckles and gingerness which takes place in Crosshaven from August 19-21. 
Picture Joleen Cronin.Sean-o-Riordain

Cork News

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 creation of 1,000 extra jobs. An appeal by local residents to An Bord Pleanála has failed to stop the project...

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CUH trolley figures contested by hospital’s CEO

THE NUMBER of patients on trolleys at CUH has been the highest in the country for two consecutive days, writes...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:33pm Read More

Community spirit keeps school open following fire

MALLOW’S Patrician Academy reopened today following a devastating fire which gutted much of the campus in July. The blaze, which...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:32pm Read More

Work starts on student complex in Cork

Demolition by Loftus of the former Coca-Cola plant on the Carrigrohane Road.
DEMOLITION work has begun on the former Coca-Cola Bottling plant on the Carrigrohane Straight Road to make way for a...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:28pm Read More

‘I’m held hostage by the healthcare system in Ireland’

Robyn Coyle being loaded onto a stretcher after her accident.
An elderly American tourist feels like she is “being held hostage” by the Irish healthcare system after sustaining a serious...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:17pm Read More

Cork Sport

Kingston yet to decide on move for new coach after Flannery’s departure

John Horgan Hurling CORK hurling boss Kieran Kingston has yet to decide on his next move in terms of a new coach for the Rebels after the departure earlier this week of Frank Flannery. The Carrigtwohill native, who had previously worked...

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Caulfield determined to get back to the Aviva Stadium

Noel Spillane Soccer CORK CITY boss John Caulfield was happy to settle for Rovers away and avoid “a killer trip”...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 9:44am Read More

Coppinger is the latest dual in Cork’s crown

Libby Coppinger of Cork in action against Shauna Lynch of Cavan. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Éamonn Murphy GAA THE traditional model of dual player at the top level of the men’s game is now outdated...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 3:35pm Read More

Bishopstown’s hurlers show their bottle

Bishopstown's Shane O'Neill breaks from   Duhallow's Gareth Linehan and Lorcán McLoughlin. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Therese O’Callaghan Hurling BISHOPSTOWN’S Martin Hayes paid tribute to his charges following their three-point victory over Duhallow at a rain-soaked...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 3:35pm Read More

Barrs upset at quick turnaround before facing Ballymartle

Glenn O'Connor, St Finbarr's and Mark Kennefick, Carrigdhoun challenge for possession. Picture: Larry Cummins
Mark Woods Hurling ST FINBARR’S manager, Tim Finn, has criticised the decision to play their county senior hurling championship fourth-round...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 3:34pm Read More

Gaeilge

Downtown

Idlewild in a state of Indiependence

Idlewild
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

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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

SF insists department warned abolishing USC would ‘benefit the wealthiest in society’

Sinn Féin are insisting an internal memo for Michael Noonan shows it is unfair and unaffordable to abolish the Universal Social Charge. That is despite claims from the Department of Finance that the memo has been made redundant by the...

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Couple who died on same day 45 years apart buried together after husband exhumed

A husband and wife from the North who died on the same day 45 years apart have been buried together,...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:49pm Read More

Rio assigns court for Kevin Mallon in ticket touting case

The Irishman arrested three weeks ago, allegedly in possession of over 800 tickets for the Olympic Games, has had his...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 1:49pm Read More

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport accuses opposition of political gameplaying

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan (pictured) has accused the opposition of trying to make political...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 1:58pm Read More

NI nursing home fined for data breach after laptop with patients’ details stolen

A nursing home in the North has been fined after a data breach relating to sensitive details about patients and...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 12:23pm Read More

Evening Echo Video

Life

I believe in tying the knot your way, marry at the beach, the back garden, it’s fine

Irene O'Mara, voice coach, left and Dr Lorraine Mancey O'Brien, Director of the Irish Institute of Celebrants, second right, with trainees Noreen O'Callaghan, Innishannon, Jessica Statham, Dunmore East, Maree O'Sullivan, Carrigaline, Liam McCarthy, Youghal and Susie Lewis, Co Limerick, at their final assesment to become wedding celebrants, at the Cork Airport Hotel.
Picture: David Keane.
Since the wedding referendum last year, and with marriages on the up after a 40-year decline, saying ‘I do’ is in vogue. Liam McCarthy and Sharon Quigley are two of six Cork graduates who recently graduated from the Irish Institute...

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Niall’s landscape art brings good tidings

Foamy Tide At Garryvoe Beach by Niall McCarthy, this artwork got him through to the TV art competition with Sky Arts, 'Landscape Artist of the Year 2016'.
Cork artist Niall McCarthy tells CHRIS DUNNE about his attempts to win a prestigious art competition… and how he draws...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 2:31pm Read More

Talk to those who know your fears and pain

Ann Downey Spillane, The Girls Club with Conor O'Shea, The Loungeman and Liam Sheehan, Magican and Mentalist at a recent fundraiser.
Picture: Jim Coughlan
As Breast Cancer Awareness month takes place in August, MICHEÁL O’MATHÚNA talks to the Head Researcher at the Irish Cancer...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 2:11pm Read More

WOW

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

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

PICS: Hopes high as Irish Paralympians set off for Rio

The bulk of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes have left for Rio today with more due to join them before the end of the month. 25 August 2016; Pictured at the Official Farewell event for members of the Irish Paralympic Team are...

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Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to start Daniel Sturridge out wide for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no issue with Daniel Sturridge voicing his disappointment at being asked to play out wide...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:44pm Read More

WATCH: Young Palestine refugees thank Celtic fans for six-figure donation

Young people from a Palestinian refugee camp have made a video to thank fans of Celtic football club who have...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 1:00pm Read More

Check out the trip to Croker as you’ve never seen it before

On Sunday, the Boys in Blue will fill Hill 16 once again for the All-Ireland SFC semi-final agains Kerry at...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Danny Drinkwater signs new five-year contract with Premier League champions

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has signed a new five-year contract, the Premier League champions have announced. The deal ties the...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 2:46pm Read More