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Complete closure of direct provision centres now is being demanded by residents, as a second Cork centre joins the campaign. Up to 90 residents at the Ashbourne House Direct Provision centre in Glounthaune, many of whom have spent up to 10 years living in an institutional setting that was designed to be a short-term solution, have committed to maintaining a protest,...

A tour from the water of the city onboard a 40ft Bantry Bay longboat, artwork made from flour, and an exhibition by the Ballycotton artist for Marvel's Spider-Man 2099 are among the highlights of this year's Culture Night 2014. Taking place today, Friday, approximately 300 free events will be held in museums, galleries, theatres, churches, historic houses and...

SECAD folklorist and genealogist, Grace Fox, 30, lives in Kinsale with her fiancé Jack Bermingham and their two rescue dogs, Murphy and Tia.

“Coffee. It’s my first thought in the morning - and the dogs. The alarm goes off at 7.30am and I need it to get me up and also the dogs need the encouragement to get out the door! We’ve two, a massive Deerhound called...

Three specialist bedside chairs at a cost of €1,600 each, that will allow patients who have been paralysed or disabled due to a stroke to sit for longer, are to be purchased through the Mercy Hospital Foundation's latest fundraising initiative. Monies raised through the Mercy Hospital's annual raffle, this year in aid of its Stroke Appeal, will also be used to...

Northside residents protesting against a waste-transfer plant in their area have vowed to continuing escalating their campaign, stating that such a facility on their doorstep is "not safe, not healthy and not environmentally friendly".

Protesters have extended their demonstrations to the Environment Department at Cork City Council, now picketing both the entrance to...

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A Knockaheeny grandmother diagnosed with terminal lung cancer has given her husband of 37 years, and her family, emotional memories to last a lifetime with a surprise renewal of their marriage vows. Eileen Russell organised the secret ceremony for her husband Jerry on a family and friends holiday to Kusadasi in Turkey, and was...

A national standard BMX track is to be developed at Tramore Valley Park, with the new facility due for completion by mid 2015. The design of the BMX track adheres to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regulations and Cycling Ireland BMX guidelines, and will permit international and national championships along with continental series at the former site of the Kinsale Road Landfill....

Cork DIY experts have joined forces for the second Oh Me, Oh My DIY! workshop later this month. Le Chat Noir Vintage Events and Turquoise Flamingo have teamed up to bring local crafty folk a second workshop on Sunday, September 28th with experts giving demos, from floristry to millinery and pickling to re-fashioning old clothes. There will also be a healthy lunch from The Rocket...

It can be very hard to get back into the swing of things after those blissful few weeks away from the drudge and the humdrum and the rigmarole of work, especially once you've had a taste of what life would be like if only someone would pay you to relax and indulge yourself. A big part of the problem is that hoary old chestnut, "the pace of modern living". Almost half of Irish office...

The Dragon of Shandon is coming out of hibernation after it was postponed last year to provide an opportunity to evaluate and restructure its annual appearance. Cork Community Art Link has spent the intervening 12 months working with local groups and individuals to turn The Dragon of Shandon into a new community festival. The three-day celebration of Samhain will take place from...

Repair works are to get underway at a busy Fermoy junction following concern from pedestrians living in the area. Cork County Council is to carry out works at the junction leading from Pearse Square to McCurtain Street, Fermoy during nighttime hours, with this work to be completed within the coming three weeks. Local Fianna Fail councillor, Kevin O’Keeffe, who was...

A disused building in Cobh Railway Station, transformed into a new €150,000 state-of the-art tourism information hub, is to be officially opened today (Friday 19th). The newly renovated Cobh Maritime Building will be opened by the Cobh Maritime Development Company Ltd. The company was formed to manage and develop the building in partnership with SECAD, the Port of Cork, Cobh ...

= Sick children are to go on a trip of a lifetime to Euro Disney next month after a 12-month fund-raising initiative by over 40 volunteers. Forty young people, along with carers, will be travelling to the Paris amusement park on Tuesday, October 7th, marking the 17th year that Cork City Hospitals Children's Club has undertaken the trip. The children, chosen from nominations from...

Ten of Cork's top health and wellness professionals will host a special expo next week in aid of a local charity which trains dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Attendees are invited to check their health on Saturday, September 27th, at Wilton's SMA Hall, all for Vicarstown-based Dogs for the Disabled. The event will highlight the importance of a healthy...

The restoration of the Respite Care Grant to €1,700 is among the requests from carers to be considered ahead of next month's budget. Centre manager of The Carers Association Cork Peter Cox outlined that carers, including the 22,000 living in Cork, must be recognised in Budget 2015, with their "unseen" work saving the State €4bn every year:...

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