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A Cork hospital emergency consultant has called for the installation of a medical bus on Grand Parade to help treat club goers who have suffered adverse reactions to ecstasy–like drugs. 

Dr Chris Luke of Mercy University Hospital has said that the Irish health service is currently under an “unbearable strain, struggling to cope with people’s lifestyle’s...

Iarnród Éireann has launched their new non-stop Cork to Dublin daily express service.  The new service has been hailed as “hugely significant” by Cork’s business community, cutting journey times to Dublin to a little over two hours. The reduced journey time has been identified as being key to business customers and will help to facilitate morning meetings...

The host of Cork’s 96fm Opinion Line PJ Coogan will don a pair of pink kitten heels and made his way through Cork City today (Friday, May 22nd) to help raise funds for Cork cancer services. 

The 96fm Opinion Line Heel Appeal saw 30 men, including Cork City councillor Kenneth Collins and The Voice of Ireland’s Pat Fitz, walk from Merchants Quay to Electric on South Mall...

Cork City Council are seeking €6 million funding for an ambitious project that is hoped will turn Elizabeth Fort into a major tourist attraction and the city’s answer to Temple Bar.

The council are seeking to build a full replica of a 1600s Cork street, a project that is hoped will attract 100,000 annual visitors.  

Development work is underway at the Barrack...

Recent speculation that Apple may be set to double the size of its Cork operation ought to be treated with skepticism, says a Cork business leader. 

It has been rumoured that the technology giant is considering buying land adjacent to its Holyhill base in a €700 million investment that could result in the hiring of up to 2,000 additional staff. 

“There is...

The paediatric unit at Cork University Hospital (CUH) is to be transformed on Friday, May 29th when teenage patients present Radio/Silence: a live, interactive radio play.  

For the last seven months, Hungarian theatre–maker Eszter Némethi has been collaborating with CUH patients developing stories for the play. 

The result ­— Radio/Silence...

Excitement is building ahead of the opening in three weeks of the Tramore Valley Park, which will be hosted by Bishopstown and District Lions Club on June 7th.

Formerly the site of the Tramore Road Landfill, the area has been transformed by Cork City Council and will feature green areas, sports pitches and Cork’s first dedicated BMX track, which will get in on the action nice and...

Planning permission has been granted for a proposed playground in Bishopstown, which when completed will be the first amenity of its kind in the area. 

The news is the result of a campaign initiated by a group of Bishopstown mothers who first met in January 2015 with the goal of bringing a playground to the suburb.  

Planning permission has been acquired at Murphy...

Ballycotton Lighthouse has been named as one of the twelve Great Lighthouses of Ireland as part of a new initiative celebrating the work and heritage of Irish lighthouses.  

Set to launch in mid July, the scheme will allow tourists from both home and abroad to take tours and even make overnight stays in lighthouses across the island of Ireland.  

“Our island...

A Kerry man who has dressed Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, and Oprah Winfrey is to be honoured by UCC.

 Dan O’Neill, originally from Ballyheigue, is the current creative director of global label THEIA, and initially trained as a chef before studying fashion design.

Now New York-based, UCC are to recognise a career spent working with Gina Fratini, Christian Lacroix and...

Ireland is experiencing its worst shortage of rental properties since 2006, causing an increase in Cork rental prices.

At the beginning of May there were 4,300 properties available to rent nationwide in comparison to 7,200 on the same day in 2014.

The average monthly cost of renting in Cork City has risen by 7.5 percent, significantly outstripping the national average increase of...

Two Cork–based women have been shortlisted for an international award, having been named as two of Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP).   

Joanne O’Riordan, one of just seven people worldwide living with Tetra-amelia syndrome, was recognised for her work campaigning for those with disabilities. 

Ms O’Riordan is currently working...

Alan Lynch (40) is celebrating his eight-stone weight loss by running the Cork City Marathon on Monday, June 1st.  

My day starts at half past six. I would usually have a shake for breakfast, but coming closer to the marathon I’ve started taking wholegrain oats, porridge and things like that to build up the strength in my body.

I’ve always...

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I do or I don't to social media? 

To plug in or not to plug in? There are tech-savvy couples who love the idea of every moment being captured for Facebook, while there are others who would prefer that their first kiss and dance were...

Here are our top four tips on how to get your skin looking fabulous and flawless before your wedding

1 Use SPF products all year round to slow down skin ageing, which will mean beautiful skin for your beautiful day. Pick up something like La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream SPF 30 (Boots, €22.99), which conceals and protects. 

2 Think about what...

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