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 It is hoped Minister Simon Coveney’s appointment as director of elections for the marriage equality referendum will encourage Cork TDs to canvass for a ‘Yes’ vote in May.

“We have contacted all Cork TDs asking them to play an active role in the ‘Yes’ campaign,” said advocacy group Yes Equality Cork, noting that support among politicians is...

A watch which costs almost twice as much as an average house has been sold by Keane’s Jewelers in Cork, just in time to mark the long–awaited ‘spring forward’ which will see Ireland’s clocks set to summer time from this weekend.

The remarkable €349,000 Patek Philippe timepiece, officially called the Grand Complication Celestial but known simply as...

A young Montenotte woman born with a rare kidney condition has said she "won’t ever be able to thank" an organ donor and their family for the gift she received. Sally Nagle (23), who has idiopathic multicentric osteolysis, was diagnosed with total kidney failure in 2006. "For the next two years I was on dialysis for 12 and a half hours every night," she told The Cork...

An Garda Síochána will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24–hour period from this morning, Friday. The objective of the operation is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries. It will consist of high–visibility speed enforcement activities on national primary and secondary roads. Every...

The show will go on for a Kinsale singer who stars as Zayn Malik in an acclaimed One Direction tribute act. Jamie Searls (25) of London–based Only One Direction told The Cork News that despite Malik’s shock departure this week from 1D, he still has a job, as the tribute act continues as normal for their upcoming tours. "We are definitely...

 A five–star Cork hotel is to host a fundraising event in aid of an operation to help a young Cork boy take his first steps.

Due to brain damage caused at birth, four–year–old Alex Foley has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, and is not able to walk independently.

Parents Patrick and Laurane established the “Alex’s Wish to Walk”...

Four Cork coastal communities are preparing to mark the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. Kinsale, The Old Head, Cobh and Courtmacsherry will pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in 1915 and those involved in the rescue efforts. The ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat, with a loss of 1,201 lives, hastening the USA’s entry into the...

Cork’s Smilestore, the Dental Specialists, has won a coveted ‘What Clinic?’ award from whatclinic.com, a website used by a staggering 15.7 million people around the world every year to select the best in dental, orthodontic, medical and cosmetic care.

The website carries a global database of thousands of the world’s best clinics, and has selected Smilestore, The...

Nearly 5,000 participants will take part in this year's Cork International Choral Festival. International choirs will travel from Finland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, the UK, Poland, Sweden, Estonia and Canada for the five–day event on the May Bank Holiday weekend. The opening gala concert will take place on Wednesday, April 29th in Cork City Hall with Cork’s renowned vocal...

 Cork–based Karen Egan has been awarded International Leader of the Year at the 2015 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.

The awards recognise women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths, with the aim of addressing the gender diversity gap in the sectors.

Ms Egan is a senior director at the Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters of...

The Cork–based National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has announced the details of an historic lead role in delivering the Canary Islands’ first offshore survival training centre.

The Spanish centre, which is to be completed by September of this year, will provide mandatory safety training to workers employed on oil rigs off the coast of Spain.
“Cork is...

Student teams from Bishopstown Community College and Scoil Mhuire gan Smál are to compete in the national finals of the student enterprise awards at Croke Park.

Mark Lenihan, Seán Kelly and Stephen O’Shea from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál devised a board game promoting literacy in primary school children.

“One in ten primary students struggle with...

it@Cork — an alliance of those working in Cork’s technology sector — has announced a deal that brings with it the possibility of thousands of new pan–European partnerships. 

The alliance, known as a tech cluster, this week signed a deal with other European clusters that will allow for the sharing of infrastructure and expertise of member companies.

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 The retail advisor for Fergal Quinn’s retail therapy programme is to offer his expertise to small and medium retailers in Cork city.

James Burke, regarded as Ireland’s leading advisor for the independent retail sector, is to run a retail development programme comprising four workshops on Monday, April 13th , Thursday, May 7th, Wednesday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June...

People and organisations running events in Cork have been called on to apply for a national €1 million fund aimed at supporting community events and festivals.

The Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora last year supported 22 Cork events, and the 2015 application process is about to draw to a close, prompting a last round of applications for festivals and other events which...

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