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THE parents of a Cork girl who is battling multiple disorders have described their brave daughter's sixth birthday earlier this week as the happiest to date, after she defied the odds and learned how to walk.

Alicja Nowicki was born with a badly deformed right leg, which medical experts in Ireland and Europe repeatedly advised should be amputated.

The youngster, the only child of...

Errors lead to late cancer diagnosis for Bantry patient.

A patient's cancer diagnosis was delayed at Bantry General Hospital by an error in a radiological investigation reported by a temporary consultant radiologist. The entire caseload of the locum, comprising of 4,388 scans and X-rays, has had to be reviewed by the Health Service...

The Cork men behind the rescue efforts.

Cork is rallying to support survivors of Nepal's deadly earthquake, described by a renowned local adventurer as a "heart-wrenching" disaster. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake has killed over 5,500 people, and has driven tens of thousands of people into open spaces and temporary camps in the Kathmandu valley...

Apple, the world’s second largest company, faces a potential ‘back tax’ bill of billions of dollars in relation to its Cork–based Irish arm.

However, there are no fears that the European Commission’s ongoing investigation into tax deals in Ireland will affect Apple’s Leeside operations, according to a UCC–based economist.

The...

Legendary broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy is to be hounoured with the Spirit of Cork award tonight, Friday, May 1st.

Former chief RTÉ sports presenter O’Herlihy is to receive the award alongside the deceased founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre, Professor Gerald C O'Sullivan.

The honours will be bestowed on the pair at a black tie dinner and ceremony at the...

The tangible benefits of Ireland’s economic recovery will not be felt in Cork until the still “stagnant” domestic economy picks up, according to a Cork economist.

Reacting to the government’s spring statement, Dr Robbie Butler said that Cork’s retail sector needs to gather momentum for the recovery to be felt on the ground:

“It’s very...

The man credited with keeping the Opera House in the hands of the people of Cork has been commemorated with an art collection in the venue named in his honour. The late Charlie Hennessy, who was former chairman of the Board of Directors, and a lifetime patron and supporter of the arts in Cork, has been honoured through the Charlie Hennessy Art Collection, which ...

Cork City has been placed in the top ten environmentally friendly cities in Europe, outranking Porto, Istanbul and Cascais to make it to seventh in the European Green Capital for 2017 standings.

This was Cork’s first year applying to the awards, and Cork City Council engineer Michael O’Brien praised the cohesive effort from a number of Cork organisations:

“Cork...

There are fears that the continuing failure to progress the Cork to Limerick motorway to the planning stage will hamper anticipated growth in the agriculture, food, and dairy sector in the region.

“These sectors will experience growth in the coming years. They are transport–heavy industries that will result in increased traffic between the two cities.

“The...

It has emerged that a food bank has served 300,000 meals to Cork people in need since the start of last September.

The figure equates to 120 tonnes or 1,260 meals a day, and has been cited as evidence by a Cork City councillor that Ireland’s economic recovery has been solely for the rich.

The Bia Food Initiative is a Cork–based government–funded charity that...

Numbers on the Live Register continue to fall for Cork East, with April’s figures showing a 13.7% drop compared to April 2014. Cobh fell 11% while Midleton and Youghal fell 14.8% and 15% respectively. Mallow recorded the highest drop with 14.5%, while Fermoy recorded a 13.4% drop.

“These figures, together with the Spring Economic Statement prove that the plan the Government...

The “most modern post office in Ireland” has this week opened in Carrigaline.

The Carrigaline post office has relocated to a new, 1,000 square foot modern purpose–built unit in the Carrigaline Shopping Centre, following significant investment in the outlet.

Now 100 percent wheelchair accesible, the post office will provide over 200 services, including passport...

Proposed changes to a panic alarm scheme for the elderly have been condemned as a cost–cutting measure, amidst fears that prices will be increased for those availing of the scheme in Cork.

The Senior Alert Scheme provides government funding to community groups to purchase panic alarms for the elderly and vulnerable.

It has been decided to move responsibility of the scheme...

SIPTU teaching staff at UCC’s Tyndall National Institute are to picket the research centre today, Friday, May 1st, Wednesday, May, 6th and Thursday, May 7th. They will be joined by members of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) in their bid to achieve pay parity with their counterparts on UCC’s main campus.

According to Bill Mulcahy, SIPTU education sector...

It’s swords at the ready as two brave Leeside knights prepare to do battle for Ireland's honour. The IMCF Medieval Combat Championship is currently underway at Malbork Castle in Poland, where "knights" from almost 30 countries are taking part in a spectacular medieval event, complete with swords, shields, gorgets, chain mail and all the trappings you’d...

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