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  • Libby Coppinger of Cork in action against Shauna Lynch of Cavan. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
  • Bishopstown's Shane O'Neill breaks from   Duhallow's Gareth Linehan and Lorcán McLoughlin. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
  • Full-forward Robert O'Mahony, St Finbarr's in action against Carrigdhoun. Picture: Larry Cummins
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Cork News

Convert damaged Ballincollig weir for watersport use

MORE than 18 months after it partially collapsed, the Ballincollig weir is still broken, but a new proposal from a local watersports group could see it made better than ever. Rather than just repairing the weir at a great expense,...

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Third of council mortgages are in arrears

ALMOST a third of Cork City Council’s mortgages and more than a quarter of Cork County Council’s have been in...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 12:43pm Read More

Mayfield locals want to keep walkway open

Some of the residents who are opposed to the proposed closure of the pathway linking Barnavara Crescent and Banduff Road to the greater Mayfield area photographed on the pathway.  
Picture: Denis Minihane.
RESIDENTS in Mayfield have launched a petition to keep a community-built walkway open. Opinion has been divided locally about whether...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 12:37pm Read More

Skibb prepares to welcome home Games heroes

Oisin Boyle and Sam Field pictured launching Limited Edition Olympic T-Shirts to Help Skibbereen Rowing Club Produce the Next Olympians. Picture: Emma Jervis Photography
O’DONOVAN mania is sweeping Skibbereen ahead of the triumphant return home of the rowing heroes on Monday. More than 1,000...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 12:22pm Read More

Parking fines ‘killing city’

Pat O'Connell of the English Market.
Picture: David Keane.
PARKING fines are “killing” the city centre, according to Cork Business Association president Pat O’Connell. The English Market-based fishmonger reacted...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 11:57am Read More

Cork Sport

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Éamonn Murphy GAA THE traditional model of dual player at the top level of the men’s game is now outdated it seems, but that certainly isn’t the case in women’s GAA. Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley are the marquee names...

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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

Leesiders face trip to Tallaght Stadium in FAI Cup quarters

The quarter-final draw for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup has thrown Cork City against Shamrock Rovers. The Leesiders sit...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 9:05am Read More

Great rivals Brian Dillon’s and Mayfield set up city hurling showdown

Bishopstown's Michael Power racing onto the ball from    Duhallow's  Brendan Weathers.
Picture: Eddie O'Hare
John Horgan  GAA A MASSIVE crowd in expected at Ballinlough on Sunday for the meeting of local rivals Mayfield and...

Monday, 22/08/16 - 11:24am 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

Family’s emergency accommodation ‘causing concern for son’s health’

Inner City Helping Homeless support workers were presented today with photos of the conditions inside of a B&B where a family is staying in emergency accommodation. The mother, father and young son prefer not to be named but have said...

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No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot, worth €2,000,000 Follow @CorkEveningEcho

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 8:53pm Read More

Colleague keeps watch as search for missing man concludes for tonight

A major search operation off the coast of Donegal will conclude shortly after a man failed to return to shore...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 8:38pm Read More

Italy quake was felt in Ireland

Vibrations linked to the devastating earthquake in Italy, in which at least 73 people died, were felt in Ireland. Professor...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 6:00pm Read More

Mr Justice Carroll Moran given 12 weeks for Olympic tickets inquiry

Update 8.25pm: The Olympic Council of Ireland have released the following statement: “The OCI welcomes the appointment of Judge Carroll...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 8:27pm Read More

Evening Echo Video


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


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 troubled youth and struggles with food and drink, fostering her love of music, and her plans to return to third...

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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

Artist paints the town red for ginger festival

Kerry Collins
ARTIST Kerry Collins is exhibiting a new collection of red hair-inspired pieces as part of this year’s Irish Redhead Convention....

Thursday, 18/08/16 - 2:50pm 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

Champions League wrap: Eden Hazard’s little bro scores hat-trick in easy win

Raffael and Thorgan Hazard both scored hat-tricks as Borussia Monchengladbach eased into the Champions League group stage with an 8-2 aggregate victory over Swiss side Young Boys. The Bundesliga club, leading 3-1 from the first leg in Bern, never looked...

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Giant-killers Northampton get to host Man United in EFL Cup

Giant-killers Northampton will bid to knock a second Premier League side out of the EFL Cup after they drew Manchester...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 11:06pm Read More

League Cup wrap: Marc Wilson scores first goal since 2012 on Bournemouth debut

Matty Pearson struck in the closing seconds as fourth-tier Accrington dumped Lancashire neighbours and Premier League newcomers Burnley out the...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 10:49pm Read More

Fans run through full songsheet of Joe Hart chants in potential final game at Man City

Manchester City 1 Steaua Bucharest 0 (Aggregate: 6-0) Joe Hart was hailed by supporters as Manchester City went through the...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 10:07pm Read More

Piers Morgan gets more than he bargained for in Twitter chat with Gerard Pique

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan got more than he bargained for when he asked Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to join his...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 9:09pm Read More