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The Christmas Number 1 war is about to begin, and Cork is well represented with 17 schoolchildren from around the county lending their voices to a potential Christmas hit.

Memories flooded back for many following the launch of “We all Stand Together” by The Zog Chorus and the children of Starcamp on RTÉ’s Late Late Show. The new take on an old favourite entered...

If you’re newly engaged, or are planning to pop the question over the festive season, a wedding consultation day will be taking place at the The Celtic Ross Hotel after Christmas. Brides– and grooms–to–be to be are invited to attend the event at the Rosscarbery hotel on Sunday, December 28th from 2pm to 6pm, with The Celtic Ross’s wedding team on hand to...

Cork's own Adi Roche has said welcoming Chernobyl children to Ireland for Christmas is one of the "most joyous and heart-warming moments of the year". Speaking as a group of 30 children, who come from impoverished backgrounds and state–run institutions in Belarus, were flown to Ireland by Ms Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI), the ...

Festive swimmers are being urged to take "extreme care" when taking the plunge over Christmas. Irish Water Safety is appealing to the public to be aware of the dangers that could occur during sponsored swims, as participants can be distracted by the occasion and take chances beyond what is acceptably safe. Cold winter waters can cause "cold shock" and...

Honor Geraghty, nutritional therapist and CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) graduate offers readers of The Cork News her health tips to keep us in in top shape as we grow older.

“Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is our healthcare system is not adequately equipped to deal with the massive increases in numbers” says...

Every post-primary school in County Cork now has high speed broadband connections as a result of a €30 million, three-year programme rolled by HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network. All of Cork’s 92 post-primary schools, special schools and hospital schools have benefitted.
 
The 92 Cork schools now have 100 Mbps broadband connections...

An Garda Síochána has published a handy guide to having the safest Christmas possible in the run up to the festive season, emphasising not just road safety but also tips for keeping your home, belongings, and family safe and sound over the holidays.

"Christmas should be a time of year for everyone to enjoy,” said Sergeant Kelvin Courtney from Garda Community...

Alzheimer’s and related dementias currently affect approximately 38,000 people in Ireland, and unless new therapies which may stall the progression of the illness are developed this figure is set to rise exponentially in the next few years due to the country’s ageing population. The impact of diagnosis reaches far beyond the sufferer and touches the lives of everyone close to them...

Fertility is becoming more and more a hot-button topic over the past year or two in Cork, and The Cork News wanted to find out why. Speaking to Pillar Healthcare MD Mark Whitney, we asked “Is it simply because people are more open to talking about their problems conceiving?”

“Sadly no,” was the reply, “Our fertility standards have dropped dramatically in...

A summer camp for Cork adults and children with special needs received a welcome boost this week with news of additional funding.

Balance, which in runs a charity shop beside the Chapel Gate Cafe in Ballincollig, has received €8,000 towards the cost of its summer camps from National Lottery funding. 

Cork North West Fine Gael TD Áine Collins weclcomed the award,...

Sufferers of two rare diseases have added their voices to anti-water charge protests in Cork and elsewhere in the country in the run-up to another round of protests over December.

Yvonne Evans Nevin, chairwoman of EDS Awareness Ireland, said: "Many of our members need extra water for various reasons. Having to monitor or cut down on water usage will lead to many health problems for...

Santa will be leaving his sleigh behind and travelling by motorbike on the evening of Thursday, December 11th to help launch a very special fundraising event at UCC in aid of BUMBLEance, the world’s first interactive ambulance service for children.

BUMBLEance, which receives no state funding, transforms what can be very difficult journeys for critically ill children and their...

A new report into the impact of sports on the Irish economy has discovered that this generation of Irish children may well be the least active ever.

The Philip Lee Sport Report, released this week, has taken note of the growing incidence of obesity in Ireland - especially among children - and has shown that 62% of adults look with disfavour on the hobbies favoured by 21st century Irish...

The Children’s Leukaemia Association for the Munster area has donated €600,000 towards the new Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Unit at Cork University Hospital. 

The donation will speed the relocation of the Children’s Leukaemia / Oncology unit from the Mercy University Hospital to a Munster-wide centre of excellence at CUH. Fundraising efforts for the centre...

With forecasters predicting a big freeze to hit Ireland in the next few weeks, the parents and guardians of school children are being encouraged to read the newly revised Winter Ready Booklet, now available on winterready.ie

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Minister of State for Skills, Research, and Innovation, Damien English are encouraging parents and...

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