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Calling all budding artists! The Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards are now open for submissions. The competition, now in its sixth year, is open to primary school students and this year’s theme ‘I Want You to See…’ encourages student to show us the world in their eyes.

Every child that enters the competition will receive a Certificate of...

The number of people suffering from diabetes in Ireland continues to grow year on year, according to figures released by the International Diabetes Federation Atlas. The trend was highlighted this past week as part of World Diabetes Day (WWD) on November 14th, when City Hall in Cork lit up in blue to mark the occasion.

A number of different support groups already exist on Leeside...

Have you heard of the ‘Age seven rule’? Studies performed by dental associations worldwide have shown that getting your child to the Orthodontist by age seven can predict future alignment and bite issues, allowing early treatment and huge savings.

“There’s no doubt: early evaluation makes a huge difference in anticipating future orthodontic problems for children...

A fundraising lunch in aid for Bru Columbanus will take place at The Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross next Friday, November 28th from 12.30pm. The gala luncheon will feature prizes for Best Dressed, Best Handbag and Best Shoes and after lunch entertainment from tenor Ryan Morgan. Tickets are €40 and are available directly from Brú Columbanus on (021) 4345754 or The...

Women’s Fitness Plus, Cork’s biggest Women’s Only Gym, is expanding…again.

While its members get leaner, the gym itself is getting bigger, doubling in size a scant 12 months after already increasing its space twofold.

The enormously popular women’s gym continues to see a massive upsurge in clientele, driven in part by their hugely successful Kick...

Only a few weeks ago, the Kingstons from Kinsale won the title of “Ireland’s Fittest Family” on the RTÉ show of the same name. The Kingstons gained victory over the Mulhares, having been mentored by their coach, former international athlete and fellow Corkonian Derval O’ Rourke.  On winning, Jessica Kingston said “I felt over the moon to win the title...

A series of online safety videos has been launched by a health insurance company headquartered in Little Island, offering parents tips on how to spot if their child is being cyber-bullied. With more children now using social media sites from a range of different devices, the job of protecting kids online is increasingly challenging for parents. Hence, Laya Healthcare...

A charity working to improve services for older people is encouraging the use of its local scheme to protect against 'rogue traders'. After recent news reports of elderly people being conned out of thousands of euro by thieves posing as roof repair specialists, Age Action is appealing for those in need of a reliable tradesperson to get in contact, as they keep a list of...

A Cork author has written a book about what happens in a household with "two lively kids and at least one quirky whacky parent". Orla Kelly, who is behind Mommyville, On the Road to a PhD in Parenthood, said the tale of 'eccentric' mum Claire, sensible father Tim and their two children, was something she had planned to write for "quite some time". “We...

"We're not the heroes, these women are" said the nurse, poignantly. The Girls Club, Cork's voluntary support centre for women battling cancer or - as they put it, "on their cancer journey"- has been giving back gave back staff at local hospitals. However, the centre's founder Ann Dowley Spillane says it's the other way around, and it's the nurses who are the...

A new cookbook aimed at patients experiencing cancer-related weight loss has been developed by the Nutritional Science Department in University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology in collaboration with Breakthrough Cancer Research. The Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery cookbook was created by dieticians and includes information, advice and a bank of nutritious recipes to...

Supporters and partners of Cope Foundation have collectively celebrated the achievements of the last 12 months that have enriched the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and autism. First hand examples of art, horticulture, woodwork, communication and crafts were showcased at the Cork Vision Centre during the week, along with performances from St Paul’s School L...

By popular demand, Smile Store – The Dental Specialists are offering a series of free 15 minute no-obligation discussions with Orthodontic Specialist Peter Csurja for people who want to straighten their smile.

From Tuesday November 11th to Thursday November 13th, you can have the benefit of a chat with the expert to discuss alignment problems and find out what your next step...

A support group for adults living with the experience of stroke and their carers has been launched in west Cork. The monthly meetings will take place the second Thursday of each month in Bantry General Hospital, and will provide vital support and activities for those affected by stroke and their carers. The initiative will see people come together and discuss experiences they may...

A free label-reading talk is to take place next week as part of an initiative to bring about a healthier and leaner Ireland. Weight loss and health experts Motivation Weight Management, in association with McCambridge breads, will hold the first of a series of label-reading talks entitled Understanding Labels for a Healthier, Leaner and Longer Life at The Silver Springs Moran Hotel...

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