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 The online edition of The Cork News, thecorknews.ie, has won the 2014 Realex Web Award for printed publication, online edition, beating competition which included The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Sunday World and The Herald...

Changes at Irish Water will not defuse opposition to charges, a local Cork councillor has said. Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan stated that any changes to "management and structures of Irish Water" will fail to defuse the "opposition to water charges, water metering and privatisation of the public water supply".

While there have been indications that...

Up to €20 million is expected to flow into Cork City's economy over the course of what promises to be a monumental Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

This year's festival, which begins tonight (Friday), is widely expected to be the busiest in years and local hotels, B&Bs and restaurants have reported that they're almost completely booked out. The added boon at the end of one of the...

The owner of a north Cork rescue centre has made an emotional appeal for people to neuter their dogs, as the charity is left caring for a litter of eight puppies found dumped at the side of the road. Pauline O’Mahony of Pauline’s Rescue stated these type of situations are "never ending". "That's the heartbreaking thing, there is no light at the end of...

Congratulations to Cooper, owned by Paula Lees , who won the cutest pet accolade - in the face of incredibly cute competition - on our Facebook page in association with Pet Essentials on Crosshaven Road in Carriagaline. Paula will be given a €50 voucher to treat him like royalty at Pet Essentials. We can't give it to Cooper himself because we're told he can't be trusted to invest it...

Over 100 jobs have been created in Ballincollig with the opening of a new Tesco store. Olympic athlete Derval O’Rourke will officially open the store today, Friday, at 10.30am, which will see 104 new jobs for the town. O’Rourke will then lead a Treadmilling for Temple Street fund-raiser, which will see her running on an in-store treadmill to support Temple...

Winter is well and truly upon us once the clocks go back. All of a sudden the evenings are darker and, even though the reset is designed to give us just a little bit more light in the mornings, that won't last too long and soon those early starts will follow suit and once again most of us will be getting out of bed in the murky gloom of twilight, and then - worse still - in the dark.

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Almost 5,000 medical cards have been slashed in Cork city in one year, according to figures released to Fianna Fáil. The party stated that over 1,300 of these cards were for those over 70s. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said that cuts to medical cards have had a "major impact on people's lives in all parts of the city". "We now have clear evidence of the...

If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary for this year's office Christmas party, why not turn your festive occasion into a night at the oscars? You can combine all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet with the convivial atmosphere and winter warmth of Christmas at the new look Midleton Park Hotel.

The hotel is hosting Oscar-themed party nights on Friday 5th,...

Making a will ensures your assets go to the people you want to receive them and can play a huge part in your own peace of mind. If you don't make a will the State will decide where your worldly goods will go. You may not agree with this and your assets could end up with relatives you hardly even know (or like!) and, what’s worse, there might be a considerable windfall for the taxman....

George Hook candidly contemplates growing older and wiser, with all the good, bad and ugly that it entails...

1.  I am now in pain 24/7 but have learned to live with it. I refuse to take painkillers as I firmly believe there are unknown side effects. The good news is the development of spare-part surgery. I cannot wait for my new knee in January 2015 and the increased mobility it...

Popular Millstreet man Seán Radley is the winner of 2014 Google Silver Surfer Hobbies on the Net Award with Age Action. A central figure in the local community, Seán has used his passion for IT to establish millstreet.ie, which documents life in Millstreet and keeps north Cork up to date with all the latest news from...

A renowned north Cork textile artist is to release her annual Christmas card range for Breakthrough Cancer Research. Fiona Turley's bespoke range of 10 Christmas cards will be launched at Gallery Crafts in Kilworth on Sunday, November 2nd, and will be available in-store and online from ...

Cork's Oxfam bookshop has added iPads to its refurbished computer range, as a cost friendly solution for those looking to surf the web. Priced at €299, the 'Born Again' iPads have been fully restored and tested. Deputy shop manager at Oxfam’s Cork shop on French Church Street Olivia Flynn stated: “Our Born Again range proves that you can make ...

Ireland has been named the fifth best country in the world to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet, with particular mention made of the Wild Atlantic Way, which begins at Kinsale. The popular travel guidebook publisher has unveiled the accolade in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 – its collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the...

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