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 "Serious questions" remain unanswered says Mayor

Disruption of an Irish Water briefing in Cork by demonstrators has been labelled as "counterproductive" by the Cork County Mayor, who said management at the utility company were "left off the hook" after the meeting was forced to come to a close. Protesters broke up the meeting between Irish Water and...

Next year is expected to be the best year for Cork's retail sector since the downturn, according to leading property specialists. As the site where the former Capitol Cinema building is brought to market with a guide price of €6m, Savills is reporting a steady improvement in retail trading conditions in Cork, with major brands such as SuperDry said to have agreed...

 Inspirational speaker Joanne O'Riordan has revealed that, much like her own life, an oak tree in her native Millstreet has had "its ups and downs". The oak has battled "storms, constant threats, and everything imaginable" according to Joanne. As part of the National Tree Hugger Contest, 15 people from across the country have put forward their...

Cork's online Christmas bargain hunters are being urged to be vigilant in the run up to the Christmas period. Gerry Murray, country manager for EMC Ireland, which has its centre of excellence in Cork, has advised consumers to be vigilant at all times when transacting online, especially with surges in cybercrime at Christmas.

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Nearly 200 people in Cork city and county died from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - also known as COPD - in 2013. A new national awareness campaign, Save Your Breath, has been launched by COPD Support Ireland to encourage people to know the symptoms and to visit their doctor if they have concerns. The campaign will visit the The River Lee Hotel on Western Road in Cork on Friday,...

Lucy Hodgins, Beth Hodgins, Carey Barry and Rhys Barry doodling for Google, Picture by Marc O'Sullivan

Google launches its seventh "Doodle 4 Google" competition on Monday, November 3rd, and has called on children from junior infants right up to sixth year in secondary school, as well as Youthreach participants, to get in touch with their arty side and...

Frosch Green makes final preparations to one of the many creations which form part of the Dragon of Shandon Festival.

Cork Community Art Link have turned St Anne's park on the city's north side into a twisted world of skeletons, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, soaring spectres and even giant, flame-throwing babies in the lead-up to Halloween's Dragon Of Shandon...

As the evenings draw in and it's dark for longer than it's bright, people - especially those living in rural areas or elderly people who live alone - are being encouraged to ensure that their homes are secure against burglars who may try to take advantage of the longer nights.

Since this time in 2013, the Central Statistics Office says that well over 26,000 burglaries took place around...

A collection of model trucks from all over Ireland, UK and Europe and an obsolete collection of old Britians Toy Farm models in original boxed condition will feature in the Model Diecast, Diorama & Toy Show to be held at the Cork Airport International Hotel. The event takes place on Sunday, November 23rd from 10.30am, and will cover a wide area of model diecast; cars, tractors, trucks...

Ballymaloe Grainstore is to host the only screening in Cork of the Broadway hit Of Mice and Men starring Tony Award-nominee Chris O’Dowd and Golden Globe-winner and Academy Award-nominee James Franco. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of ...

Douglas native Cillian Murphy has landed a role in a $10m action film. Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire will see the Cork star appear alongside Michael Smiley, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer and Olivia Wilde. The story is set in Boston in 1978, with Wilde playing Justine, a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley)...

The 2014 Glucksman Craft and Design Fair is fast approaching, showcasing high-quality Irish craft and design in the UCC gallery’s award-winning exhibition spaces. The Craft Fair has been established since 2008 and has developed into a successful partnership between the gallery, craft makers and designers from all around Ireland, and has become one of the country's most prestigious...

Today, Friday October 31st, is the deadline for self-assessed tax returns and, in the light of a rise in Revenue interventions and compliance checks, if you're a self-assessed tax payer it's very much in your own interest to make sure that every "i" is dotted and every "t" is crossed. It should be sobering news that this year Revenue say they'll be making a special effort...

Six hundred of Munster's most stylish people are to attend the Tia Maria Hi Style Awards in Cork next week with 40 awards up for grabs on the night.

TV personality Amanda Brunker will present the show, which is taking place on Saturday, November 8th at the Silver Springs Convention Centre. Solicitor Gerald Kean, who is chairing the the panel of judges, says the...

The Bandon students who were finalists of a prestigious recycling fashion competition last year are encouraging other second-level pupils to get involved in the event. Barbara Mitrasova, Julia Sworzeniowska and Leona Sheehan of Colaiste Na Toirbhirte created the Papillion d’Or for last year's Junk Kouture, a one-shouldered, layered dress with an...

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