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One of the six workers involved in a two-week sit-in protest at a former Texaco filling station has appealed for immediate legislation to protect workers’ rights, highlighting that their situation was "difficult", "unnecessary" and "unhealthy" over the past two weeks. 

Jacinta Power, who's worked in garage on the North...

A new book containing eye-opening aerial photos of Cork city and county will be launched by Lord David Puttnam CBE at Cork Airport on Monday, November 24th, at 6 pm. Cork – The View From Above is the culmination of a lifelong passion for photography by Cork businessman and aerial photographer Dennis Horgan.

When Dennis got his first camera at eighteen he was, in his own words,...

International markets beckon for Bia Beauty as the Cork skincare range continues to go from strength to strength. Founder Tracey Ryan walked away with the €30,000 bursary purse at the 2014 inBusiness inCork 2014 event and also scooped the Best Business Opportunity gong.

“In the last two years Bia Beauty has grown from my kitchen table project to a full scale manufacturing...

 “They are not listening, and nurses are aggrieved.”

Cork’s nurses are being urged to stand firm in opposition to a hike in the retention fee despite warnings they will not be able to work if they withhold payment. Nurses are obliged to pay the fee annually in order to be certified to work. Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) industrial relations officer...

The festival at the bright heart of Cork’s Christmas

The final preparations are underway for the Glow festival, which has become a centrepiece of Christmas in Cork and which is kicking off again for Christmas 2014 next Friday, November 28th to run from Friday to Sunday until December 21st.

This year’s Glow promises to be even more magical than...

Bestselling Cork author John Stack will present Getting Published, an Intensive one-day practical course on taking the first steps towards getting your literary work out into the world, at The Triskel Arts Centre on December 6th.

Youghal native John left a career in computer aided design to pursue his dream to write historical fiction, and his first novel, Ship of Rome reached the...

Cathy Hynes and Eve Casey of Kinsale Community School winning Best Group at the 2014 BT Young Scientists for 'A study using statistical methods of people's attitudes to the ageing workforce of the future'. Also in the photo are Colm O’Neill, CEO BT Ireland and Ruairi Quinn.

Cork students will exhibit a total of 117 projects at the 51st BT Young...

Whatever’s happening in Clonakilty over the coming months, it seems to be worth checking out! The west Cork town has seen searches by users of travel website hotel.com more than double since October. And that’s not just an Irish league table: that’s when compared to the rest of the world.

Hotels.com produces a league table of search destinations each month, and October...

A new plan is to be prepared that will set out future waste management in Cork. The Southern Region Waste Management Plan, which encompasses 10 local authorities and is one of three being developed in Ireland, also sets out a range of policies and actions in order to meet the specified mandatory and performance targets. Both Cork City and Cork County Councils are...

Two Cork-based scientific organisations are to develop a first-of its-kind home water test device for E coli and other harmful contaminants. Tyndall National Institute and Environmental Laboratories Services Ltd have committed to a collaborative EU Horizon 2020 project called SMARTER-Si to develop a domestic water quality test device. The device will allow users to rapidly screen for the...

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been seized in east Cork as part of an intelligence led operation. Officers from Revenue's Customs Service seized 7,000 illegal cigarettes and two cars from a number of premises in the area on Wednesday. The Mayfair and MG brand cigarettes had a retail value €3,500. A female in her twenties was questioned and a file is being prepared for...

One of County Cork’s most famous residents, Darina Allen, has received an Outstanding Acheivement in Business Award from Cork Chamber in recognition of her pioneering work as a teacher, food writer, author, television presenter and businesswoman.
 
Speaking at the presentation Gillian Keating, President of Cork Chamber, said “Darina Allen, in her capacity as owner...

The artistic director of Cork City Ballet has revealed that it has been both a "momentous but tough year" for the company, due to funding cuts. As the festive classic The Nutcracker is staged at the Cork Opera House this weekend, Alan Foley outlined that while 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the inaugural performance of the Irish Ballet Company,...

The artistic director of Cork City Ballet has revealed that it has been both a "momentous but tough year" for the company, due to funding cuts. As the festive classic The Nutcracker is staged at the Cork Opera House this weekend, Alan Foley outlined that while 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the inaugural performance of the Irish Ballet Company,...

A showcase of opinions around the issue of Direct Provision and its impact on adults, children and families will be hosted at Cork Institute of Technology on Wednesday, November 26th.

Entitled 'Lives in Limbo, What now?' speakers will include activists in the field, asylum seekers from Direct Provision centres, experts in law, service providers and interested individuals – who...

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