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Reaching €60,000 fundraising target means life-saving operation for little Katie

A young Cork girl who's restricted to a wheelchair is to have pioneering US surgery that could help her walk again as a €60,000 fundraising target for the operation has been reached after 18 months. Seven-year-old Katie Byrne from Cobh, who suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy - meaning...

Employment across the country has risen to 1.9 million, the highest level since 2009. According to the figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) there was an annual increase in employment of 1.7% or 31,600 over the year to June. Unemployment decreased by 46,200 (-15.4%) bringing the total number of persons unemployed to 254,500.

The news comes as the CSO also released statistics...

The World Health Organisation is seeking to halt the use of e-cigarettes indoors until the exhaled vapour is proven to not be harmful to bystanders. The UN health body also recommended in a report out this week that any form of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of the device must be regulated by an appropriate governmental body. It added that manufacturers and third parties should be...

Cork volunteers are being sought for Barnardos’ national collection day, which will aid children who are living in consistent poverty. The Buckets for Barnardos event will take place on Friday, September 19th, in locations throughout Cork to raise vital funds for the charity's work with children and families. This year’s collection is supported by Mondelez Ireland.

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Almost 20,000 people celebrated the 10th annual Cork Heritage Open Day, a record turnout for the event. "Cork gets to showcase its amazing and unique heritage every year on Cork Heritage Open Day," said heritage officer with Cork City Council, Niamh Twomey. "The variety of Cork’s heritage means that there really is something for everyone to see and enjoy, young and old,...

There were big smiles at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork yesterday when Clodagh, a two-month-old giraffe calf, joined the rest of the herd for the first time in the African savannah, having recovered from a broken leg sustained during birth.
Clodagh was born on June 22nd to first time mum Aoife and dad Walder. The calf, who was the third Rothschild giraffe to be born this year in the east...

 A student campaign has been launched by AIB designed to assist with the cost of financing third-level education. AIB College Road will host a Going to College event on Saturday, September 6th from 10am to 4pm with staff and student officers on hand to answer any questions that people may have about finance options. The bank outlined there is a range of reduced rate loan facilities...

Cork woman to go from conquering cancer to conquering Kilimanjaro

The names of members of a Cork cancer support centre who have passed away are to be placed at Kilimanjaro's summit by the group's founder, who will climb Africa's highest mountain just three months after she was given her own all-clear from cancer. Ann Dowley Spillane, who set up The Girls' Club, was diagnosed with...

This September, Geraldine O'Riordan's solo exhibition The Backdrop will feature new paintings of Georgian buildings, not unlike William Desmond Taylor's home. Taylor was one of Ireland's most prolific filmmaker's in the 1920s.

If you would like to tap into Geraldine's knowledge, her art classes will resume in September at her studio in Glanmire. Painting courses include a practical...

The first ever Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2014 are being held on November 6th at the Kingsley Hotel to showcase the innovative use of digital marketing in driving business performance and to spotlight effective digital marketing by Cork businesses.

“It's the right time for a Digital Marketing Awards for Cork as more and more businesses from Cork are doing extraordinarily well...

Some of Cork's most famous buildings and landmarks will go golden next month, as one of the most extensive awareness campaigns for children with cancer gets underway.

The Light It Up Gold campaign, which will be held throughout September to mark what is internationally recognised as childhood cancer awareness month, is already on course to dwarf last year's successful inaugural event in...

MABS pleads with parents to visit them first

More and more parents who are struggling to pay for new back-to-school essentials for their kids are turning to illegal money lenders because they've lost their credit rating.

Spending watchdogs said they fear many more householders feel they have no option but to seek loans to buy uniforms and books ahead of the new school year...

Ten new jobs are to be created with the opening of a new South-East Asian style restaurant at the site of a long-established city sports bar. Business duo Brian Casey from Cork and Malaysian chef Prakash Sivakumar are embarking on their second venture after establishing Fresco at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork. The pair's next venture, simply titled Pho, is a casual...

The Rubicon Centre, Irelands leading business innovation hub has launched a brand new programme for women in the science, technology, engineering and maths sectors. The Exxcel programme, which will begin in September, will be a flexible part-time programme that will run for six months and allow women in these sectors the opportunity to develop and progress their business idea while staying in...

A revolutionary device to help treat coronary disease has been developed at University College Cork. Publishing in the latest issue of the journal Biomaterials, the research project led by Professor Noel Caplice, director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology at UCC and chair of Cardiovascular Sciences, with collaborators in the Mayo Clinic in the US, has developed a new device that...

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