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Cork News' managing director Daniel Carey, nominates Newstalk's George Hook and Irish Mammies comedian Colm O' Regan for the Ice Bucket Challenge. You have 24 hours to complete the challenge.

Fail to do so and you have to contribute €500 to IMNDA….

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A UCC expert on suicide fears that vulnerable people contemplating suicide could use information released about the high-profile death of actor Robin Williams to take their own lives. Director of Research at the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and adjunct professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork, Ella Arensman, outlined that many...

A highly gifted young Cork violinist has won a place at a top German music academy following an audition process that took place during her Leaving Certificate exams.

Violinist Mairéad Hickey (18) from The Lough has secured a place at the world famous Kronberg Academy, an international cultural institution providing one-to-one education and support to highly gifted young...

The beauty of the western coastline is to be relayed to hundreds of thousands of Finns and Scandinavians as a top travel blogger cycles the entire length of The Wild Atlantic Way. Finland's Satu Vänskä-Westgarth is cycling 2,500kms along Ireland’s western seaboard over the coming weeks as part of a initiative organised by Tourism Ireland. Satu commenced the journey from Malin...

Business owners in Cork have no faith in the judiciary in the fight against crime, says a new report from the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association. This lack of faith, in turn, leads to non-reporting of crimes which have taken place.

The direct cost of crime has risen dramatically since the start of the recession, now averaging €9,760 per enterprise per annum. That's an...

The highest mountains in each of the four provinces are to be climbed by four different teams on one day as part of a fundraiser for a Kenyan charity. Carrauntoohil in Kerry, Mweelrea Mountain in Mayo, Slieve Donard in Down, and Lugnaquilla in Wicklow will be each climbed at the same time on Saturday, August 23rd, to raise funds for Friends of Londiani, a Cork-based organisation working on...

People were shocked and saddened this week to hear of the death, apparently by suicide, of much-loved actor and comedian Robin Williams. "How," people asked, "could this man who entertained millions, whose career covered decades of mirth and joy, who made his living by being funny, have sunk so low as to have taken his own life?"

The answer is "depression...

There are calls for rainwater harvesting systems to be included in the planning conditions of new buildings on Cape Clear as islanders continue to be faced with water restrictions.

Irish Water reported this week that the reservoir in Cape Clear is currently experiencing water shortages. In a statement, Irish Water said that water was restored to the entire island at approximately 9am...

Unsuspecting holidaymakers are being hit by fake emails claiming to be from Irish banks, according to a Cork-based IT security firm. Smarttech CEO Ronan Murphy warned there has been a recent spike in phishing scams reported in recent weeks, where fake emails appear to be legitimate and are aimed at tricking the customer into handing over personal or sensitive financial information to cyber...

Ireland's pet owners will be able to monitor how their dogs are feeling and even how many calories their animals are burning through a new 'smart collar' which will be launched next year.

Manufacturers say the futuristic monitor will allow dogs and cats to "tell" their owners how they are feeling and be able to detect whether pets are in pain by assessing their physiological...

Business start-ups have just two days remaining to enter the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2014. Closing date for entries is this Sunday, August 17th. This is the first year that Bank of Ireland is sponsoring the awards, which are open to start-up companies across Ireland.

The awards recognise and reward Irish start-ups for their success in business both at home and abroad across a...

A coalition of historians and academic scientists, including Dr René Gapert, a researcher in forensic anthropology at UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, is using modern genetic science to unravel the mysteries of a prominent Cork family. They are about to conduct DNA tests on Richard Barry, 6th Earl of Barrymore, who died in the 18th century.

Jim Barry from Virginia...

The Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig has recently launched a range of all-inclusive wedding packages with selected dates available in January and February next year.

These all-inclusive packages take all the hassle away from your planning your big day. Some of the features of the package are: Champagne on arrival, with a piano player to greet you and your guests; A five-course...

People with low expectations in life are more likely to be happy, according to a new study.

Researchers have found the secret of happiness depends not on how well things are going overall, but on whether things are going better than might be expected.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved participants playing a gambling game where they...

Wife of late organ donor campaigner continues her husband's work

The wife of a man who passed away from an incurable and relatively unknown lung disease last year is to continue her late husband's legacy.

Crosshaven father-of-one Pat Casey, who died in December last year at the Mater Hospital in Dublin after being diagnosed just four years earlier with idiopathic pulmonary...

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