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  • SING UP SANTA! The Evening Echo’s Sarah Horgan singing Jingle Bells with Santa Claus during her Elf audition at the Kingsley Hotel  yesterday for  this year’s family event — Imagine — which will be held at the Fota Island Resort.  Picture: Jim Coughlan
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Lauren Walsh,  with her mother Callie, at  their family home in Passage West. Lauren suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and says the water charges will put her family under severe financial pressure. Picture: Daragh McSweeneySING UP SANTA! The Evening Echo’s Sarah Horgan singing Jingle Bells with Santa Claus during her Elf audition at the Kingsley Hotel  yesterday for  this year’s family event — Imagine — which will be held at the Fota Island Resort.  Picture: Jim CoughlanminirubbishKate McGrew

Cork News

Judge notes rise in muggings for small amounts of cash in Cork

Knife crime figures released
A CORK Circuit Criminal Court judge spoke out about the incidence of people being mugged for small amounts of cash on their way home from a night out becoming far too common. Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin landed the latest culprit...

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Crackdown sees posters banned from Patrick Street

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POSTERS will be banned from Patrick Street and limited to 100 in number per event across the entire city under...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 9:45am Read More

Apple says it is committed to staying in Cork

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Apple Chief 
Executive, Tim Cooke, on a visit to the plant in Cork earlier this year.
APPLE has launched a strong defence of their work record here in Cork and said they are committed to staying...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 8:42am Read More

Passage girl pleads for water exemptions over health

Lauren Walsh,  with her mother Callie, at  their family home in Passage West. Lauren suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and says the water charges will put her family under severe financial pressure. Picture: Daragh McSweeney
A YOUNG woman from Passage West with a rare disorder has said that water charges will put her family under...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 8:31am Read More

Arrests into taxi driver attack investigation

Two males in their late teens have been arrested by Gardaí in relation to the assault and robbery of taxi...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 5:38pm Read More

Life

We relish meeting customer requests

Michael Creedon, of Bradleys, North Main Street. Picture Jim Coughlan
  Bradley’s on North Main Street has served the finest food and drink to Cork since 1850 — for 164 years. Current boss Michael Creedon, left,  speaks to the DAVID LINNANE about what makes his shop stand out from the...

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Walking still easiest and best exercise

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WALKING is the oldest and most natural form of physical activity and is suitable for people of all ages and...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 11:28am Read More

Marriage and tax – the ins and outs

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MARRIAGE AND TAX – financial advice with Barry Lynch  Q: KW from Midleton: I am getting married next year. What...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 8:31am Read More

Downtown

What’s on in Cork for the weekend…

Members of the Wibbly Wobbly Wonders Running Club, with Deirdre Finn, Mercy Hospital Foundation, Laura Crowley and Orla Lawerence, Shine Autism Centre, Abbey McGeough, Abina McGeough and Jessica Ricken, Abbey's Wish to Walk, Charlie O'Riordan, Pamela Keane and Audrey Carroll, Baby Lexi O'Riordan fund, who will benefit from the club's participation in the Evening Echo Ladies Mini-Marathon on Sunday.   
Picture: Jim Coughlan
THE weather gods better shine on Cork this weekends, as there’s plenty of outdoor events planned. Of course, the biggest event of the weekend takes place in the city centre on Sunday afternoon, as thousands of ladies takes to the...

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Expect lots of riffing, tapping, sliding…and pedals. Lots of pedals. It’s the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival!

Musicians Paul McHale and Matt Churchhill looking to catch the train to this years Clonakilty International Guitar festival 2014 which takes place this weekend.  Picture Dan Linehan
TREMBLING, nervous sweat drips from my brow as the deathblade draws closer. Wrists bound but fresh out of laser-watches, it...

Friday, 19/09/14 - 9:30am Read More

Coughlan’s is the place to be this weekend

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Ronan Leonard chats with Jerry Fish and Hank Wedel who will perform at Coughlans Live Festival A GOOD venue is...

Thursday, 18/09/14 - 4:00pm Read More

National News

Govt introduces vacant site levy in planning reforms

A new levy will be charged to developers with vacant sites or empty shops starting at 3% of the cost of the land, and rising.Major planning reforms have been announced by the Government, which also include a requirement to provide...

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Medical supplies firm to close Galway plant (70 jobs to go)

American firm Beckman Coulter is closing its facility in Galway, with the loss of up to 70 jobs.One hundred and...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 1:01pm Read More

Australian authorities drop case against Irish backpacker accused of hiding newborn

An Irishwoman who was accused of unlawfully concealing the birth of her child in Western Australia will not have to...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 12:58pm Read More

Blasphemy referendum to come – but no date yet

The Cabinet has signed off on a plan to hold a referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 12:55pm Read More

Sports helmets a ‘false sense of security’, parents warned

Parents of children playing sports are being warned about protective headgear giving kids a "false sense of security".The warning came...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 12:38pm Read More

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Cork Sport

Rico relishing prospect of returning to Cross

Damien Richardson: “At this stage of the season, it’s all about being able to hold your nerve and dig out results.”
Picture: Inpho
FOR the first time in seven years, Damien Richardson will be back in the dug-out at Turner’s Cross tomorrow night, albeit on the opposition’s bench. The Dubliner brings his new-look Drogheda United south for league action against Cork City and...

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Power is a doubt for Bishopstown semi-final

Bishopstown defender Mike Power.
BISHOPSTOWN face an anxious wait on the fitness of key defender Mike Power ahead of their county senior football semi-final...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 9:52am Read More

C & S Demons draw Killester, and Brunell draw Glanmire

Keelan Cairns, Belfast Star; Aine O'Connor, Liffey Celtics; Matt Hall, UL Eagles; Megan O'Leary, Singleton Supervalu Brunell; Mimi Clarke, Killester; and Ciaran O'Sullivan, UCC Demons at Basketball Ireland's 2014/15 season launch at the National Arena yesterday. Picture: Sportsfile
MEN’S Premier National Cup holders C & S UCC Demons have been given a tricky first round draw against when...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 8:38am Read More

Nemo without key defenders

  NEMO RANGERS will again be without defenders Stephen Cronin and Aidan O’Reilly for their SFC semi-final against Ballincollig at...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 3:12pm Read More

Earls undergoes surgery on knee tendon in London

FOR the second week in a row, there has been bad news on the injury front as Munster Rugby confirmed...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 3:12pm Read More

WOW

It’s fashion week, darling!

Busi Zulu with fashion designer and Cork Fashion Week judge Claire Garvey
Cork fashion blogger and stylist Busi Zulu says Cork Fashion Week presents the perfect opportunity to the fashion-conscious men and women of Cork to break out of the norm and be inspired to wear something different REMEMBER two particular moments...

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How do you tell your parents you’re a stripper?

Kate McGrew
When your mum is a college professor and your father is a vet, a career in stripping may not be...

Wednesday, 24/09/14 - 12:34pm Read More

Business women to be kept on their feet

Barbara Moynihan
NETWORK Cork, the networking organisation for women, will host Barbara Moynihan, managing director of On Your Feet, at its next...

Friday, 19/09/14 - 10:19am Read More

How meditation can be a modern mother’s valium

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Rachael O’Sullivan, a teacher of Mindful Pilates and owner of Coretonomy.ie, says after struggling to adapt to life as a...

Wednesday, 17/09/14 - 3:07pm Read More

Warehouse launch their new season collection

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NEW season collections are coming fast and furious now with Warehouse the latest high street favourite to launch their autumn/winter...

Tuesday, 16/09/14 - 8:10am Read More

National Sport

Kilkenny captain Lester Ryan practising his All-Ireland speech aged ten

Lester Ryan's brilliant speech after winning the All-Ireland on Saturday has been in the making since he was a young boy. The Kilkenny captain lifted the Liam McCarthy trophy after their win over Tipperary and was widely praised for delivering...

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From hero to teammate – Kilkenny hurler posts terrific pictures taken with King Henry

Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy posted two pictures on Twitter yesterday, both showing him beside Henry Shefflin. The first, taken in...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 12:22pm Read More

McIlroy dodges some of the questions from #askrory

The European Tour started the #askrory hashtag yesterday and promised to have Rory McIlroy answer the best questions on camera....

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 11:16am Read More

Struggling F1 firm Caterham insists they’ll drive at Suzuka

Caterham insist they will race at the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend despite claims from a bailiff company that they...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 8:45am Read More

Gerrard has harsh words for Reds defence

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard lambasted his side's poor defending once again after their 1-0 Champions League defeat in Basle.Marco Streller...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 8:44am Read More