Affluent schools have nine times more kids in college than working class areas

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CORK’S more affluent schools had nine times as many students in third-level education last year than schools in working class areas. Schools including Christian Brothers College, Presentation Brothers College and Christ King Secondary School had an average of 122 students each...

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100 pesticide containers left on riverbank

00 herbicide and pesticide plastic contianers were dumped beside a stream along the Ringaskiddy Road. Picture: Howard Crowdy
MORE than 100 containers with traces of harmful pesticides have been discovered dumped near the Owenabue River. The containers, found on the riverbank in Shannonpark near Carrigaline, were empty at the time, but contained residual amounts of chemicals that could...

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Women seeking abortion now ‘worse off’, Cork rally hears

Roisín Kelly, Barrack Street, and Maria O'Callaghan, Pouladuff,  with Kathy and Clare D'Arcy, High Street and St Luke's, at the pro-choice protest repealing the 8th amendment at the Courthouse on Washington Street.
Picture: David Keane
PREGNANT women seeking an abortion are now “worse off” than before, according to protestors at a pro-choice rally in Cork...

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Former Taoiseach dies after Alzheimer battle

FORMER Taoiseach Albert Reynolds was hailed today for his “immense legacy” and as a man who kickstarted the Northern Ireland...

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Lough vigil raises awareness of suicide

People holding hands around  The Lough, Cork, as they took  part in the Messages In Water For Suicide Awareness and World Peace event.  Picture: Darragh Kane
SOME 1,000 people attended a “conscious community gathering” at The Lough in Cork earlier this week to raise awareness about...

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Anna sets eyes on Semple showdown

CORK Rose Anna Geary went down a storm with the audience in Tralee last night dressed in Rebel red. And...

Wednesday, 20/08/14 - 11:26am Read More

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Happy homecoming for challenge pair

Cyclists who completed a 400km two-day cycle through Munster supporting Sean Buckley, fifth, front row, next to James Colbert, who are undertaking a record-breaking triathlon attempt to cycle through every county in Ireland, run in four consecutive marathons and swim 120km of the River Shannon; 2068km in 22 days. Picture: Miki Barlok
AFTER the most gruelling cycle of their lives, Midleton athletes Seán Buckley and James Colbert triumphantly returned to Cork. The two...

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Families in limbo over waiting times for nursing home funds

Health Service Excecutive.
FAMILIES are being “left in limbo” by waiting times of up to three months for nursing home funding. With no...

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Early release of former Lord Mayor Murray is criticised

Former Lord Mayor John Murray: Due for early release tomorrow.
THE early release from prison tomorrow of former Cork Lord Mayor John Murray could send out the wrong message to...

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FOR A period yesterday  morning (Tuesday) a photograph was erroneously used on the Evening Echo website captioned as the late Liam...

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Glowing tributes paid to Cork pilot

Denis Metcalfe.
A NORTH Cork man who died following a road accident in Limerick has been described as a multi-talented and skilled...

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Fair deuce! Rob passes on kind act

Declan Harkin presenting a new defibrillator to Crosshaven man Robert Jennings. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
They say the best thing you can do is to pay kind acts forward. That is exactly what tennis player Declan...

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Cork is losing out on more than €75m a year

Benny McCabe
The “puritanical” alcohol licensing laws in Cork need re-examining because the city is losing millions in lost revenue every year to...

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Families searching for a home

A small room that houses three people at Edel House, Grattan Street.  Picture : Rory Coomey
HOMELESS women in Cork were to protest this morning against the lack of support provided to them by Cork City...

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Families €600 water bill fear

File Picture. Dublin asked to conserve water.
FEARS have been raised that families could be facing water bills of more than 600 a year once water metering...

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Lettuce prey: Inchydoney stinkweed might be back

BEACHES in east and west Cork are in danger of being overrun with a toxic marine plant that smells of...

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Cork women to shine at Rose of Tralee festival

Laois Teresa Brennan , Clare Joanne O'Goman ,  Dublin Roisin Lyons , Cork Anna Geary , Kerry Mary Hickey , Carlow Mariam Smyth ,Leitrim Zara Healy , Galway, at Dublin Airport ahead of the Rose of Tralee International Festival  with TV presenter Daithi O'Se. Picture: Domnick Walsh
LIFE is a bed of roses for three women as they prepare to shine on the Tralee stage this week. The...

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Gardaí issue warning as thieves target boat engines in west Cork

SIX outboard engines have been stolen from boats in west Cork in the past 10 days. Five of the engines...

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Man and woman die after Cork road accident

A man and a woman have died in a car crash outside of Cork city.They were killed when the car...

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Heart-broken family and friends pay glowing tributes to John

“JOHN was a wonderful son, a loving brother and partner, and a truly great friend.” That was one of the...

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