When Danny Scanlon rows his currach from Crosshaven to Cork city this weekend, he will be doing so in memory of his late aunt, reveals CHRIS DUNNE
A Cork teenager who overcame cancer is now helping the charity that gave her valuable support. CHRIS DUNNE speaks to the girl and her mother
As an East Cork school celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is preparing to welcome girls for the first time. CHRIS DUNNE spoke to pupils and teachers past and present
Cork Foundation is all about persuading business people to give back to the local community. COLETTE SHERIDAN speaks to its CEO about the organisation.
A call has gone out for volunteers to play with children in hospital, to make their time there easier, writes EMMA CONNOLLY.
Confused about eyesight dos and don’ts? Kate Whiting gets an expert to take a proper look
A mum whose son died by suicide aged 20, recalls the night he never came home and how a support group has helped her grieve, writes Chris Dunne
There’s a strong smell of mould. My daughter wrinkles her nose and whispers, “God, mum, it stinks in here.” Downstairs, a living room with cheap laminate flooring, curling at the edges, has a tumble dryer sitting in the middle of it. I turn to the landlord. “So where does this go? Does it fit in the kitchen?” The landlord looks at me, sighs, and digs deep into the pool of available estate agent jargon: “Well you see, it’s a unique situation,” he says. “What does that mean?” “Well, the dryer stays in here; the last tenants pushed it over to the window and put the hose out when they w
Different generations in Macroom are marking 150 years of the Mercy Sisters’ role in the education of the townspeople, reveals MAJELLA FLYNN
A new book reveals how Shine’s Basement Centre in Cork city is helping out people on a daily basis. MARY HASSETT finds out how the book came together.
MÁ tá éinne i nGaeltacht Mhúscraí an deireadh seachtain seo ag súil le Gaeilge a clos á labhairt mórthimpeall na háite, tá gach seans go gcloisfear go leor teangacha Eorpacha eile á labhairt chomh maith.
Bowel cancer may be much rarer in younger people, but it does happen — and a lack of awareness can have devastating effects, ABI JACKSON reports
A new three-part children’s radio drama airs this weekend, EMMA CONNOLLY talks to the Ballincollig mum behind the shows about her latest production, why kids are the best critics, and the drama workshops she teaches in schools and Cork’s libraries.
I’m delighted to hear that discussions have been taking place between the group which wants to honour the memory of Edward Bransfield, the Corkman who discovered the Antarctic and Cork County Council.
Nicole Ryan has vowed to keep her brother’s spirit alive as she speaks in schools about the dangers of drugs, writes CHRIS DUNNE
As the annual exhibition by the Maclise Art Society opens April 13, CHRIS DUNNE talks to members about making a living out of painting, the support of fellow artists, and where they find inspiration for their work
A play featuring two 82-year-old actors runs at the Cork Arts Theatre this week. COLETTE SHERIDAN talks to them about their long careers, retirement plans and the upcoming show.
A Blarney girl has launched a campaign, to help her achieve her dream of becoming a marine biologist writes MARIA ROLSTON
As a study reveals sudden drops in blood pressure can increase dementia risk, Ella Walker finds out what watch out for
I bhfianaise an dlúthnasc le Naomh Gobnait, naomh patrún na mbeachairí, níor cheart go mbeadh aon ionadh ann go bhfuil spéis láidir i mBaile Mhúirne i gcoirceoga, mil, agus gach ní a bhaineann le beacha.
He didn’t go to college and says he was ‘rubbish’ at school, but that didn’t stop Sean Tanner from scooping a national prestigious award for a short story, writes COLETTE SHERIDAN
He’s taken part in 368 marathons — and the finishing line is a long way off still for Jerry Forde. CHRIS DUNNE talks to the amazing wheelchair athlete
The three massive container cranes built at Cork Dockyard by Liebherr of Killarney have arrived in Puerto Rico where they will be part of a $130 million dollar development of the San Juan Terminal by the international Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco.
Female Genital Mutilation is not a rite of passage, but a form of violence against the female body, say activists.Although illegal in Ireland, almost 4,000 adult migrant women here are living with FGM and there are concerns about risks to young girls, some Irish citizens, writes ELLIE O’BYRNE
To mark Organ Donor Awareness Week, CHRIS DUNNE talks to a Cork man who benefited from a new kidney, courtesy of his younger sister
Cork girl Adelina Corigliano, 16, fought cancer and now is raising thousands of euro for the unit where she was treated. She and her mum tell CHRIS DUNNE about the teenager’s journey in ten years, from sick patient to award-winning fund-raiser
UCC’s hotly anticipated Kaizoku-Con event takes place this weekend. MIKE MCGRATH BRYAN finds out more about the Cork convention for Japanese animation, manga and culture.
Renowned for their choice of unconventional locations, this summer Corcadorca bring a new production to Ireland’s own ‘Alcatraz’ — and they want the public to get on board. ELLIE O’BYRNE talks to Director Pat Kiernan and some of those lending their support.
Travel, marriage, children... COLETTE SHERIDAN talks to a Cork cystic fibrosis sufferer who is too busy making plans to get down about the disease
MAEVE O’KEEFFE talks to a Cork woman who will run six marathons through the searing heat of the Sahara next month to raise money for a charity close to her heart