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A senior fire officer has called on householders to remain safety conscious, despite a significant drop in fire fatalities. Two Cork people were among the 17 deaths recorded so far in 2012 as a result of fires, in comparison to 30 for the corresponding period last year. 

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) chairperson Seamus Murphy stated that having smoke alarms fitted is...

A worker who was made redundant this week after 40 years at a Cork waste firm has described his situation as "unbelievable". 

Maurice Horgan from Ballyphehane was one of 25 employees of Healy’s Blue Bin on the Skehard Road who were informed this week that their jobs are now gone with immediate effect. 

Mr Horgan said that while workers received their...

President Michael D. Higgins. Picture: MAXWELLS

President Michael D Higgins will receive the Freedom of Cork next week. The honour is being defended by the Lord Mayor amid criticism that the freedom of the city is becoming entrenched in politics. However, city councillors voted last month to support Labour Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy’s nomination, and it's been...

-Princes Street businesses reopen after flood damage

Two flood hit city businesses are preparing to re-open their doors, months after being devastated by February's heavy flooding. Restaurant Nash 19 and Clancy's Bar, both located on Princes Street have undergone extensive renovation work after a combination of high tides, torrential rainfall and strong winds resulted in flooding...

Almost 170 long-term vacant local authority units across Cork are to be brought back into use to tackle the shortage in housing. The Government has announced funding of €15m for the nationwide scheme, split between local authorities with Cork City receiving €1.28m for 94 houses, and Cork County being allocated €963,000 for 68 units. This means the average cost spent to renovate...

There's concern that Cork's 'squeezed middle' are struggling financially, with many unable to save for the future. The Nationwide UK (Ireland)/ ESRI Savings Index, which measures overall sentiment towards saving, has found that an increasing proportion of those aged under 50 say they are not saving regularly as there is no money left after paying for necessities.

The Savings Environment...

Youghal's old library building is to be officially handed over to the town's cancer support group next week, a move being hailed as a "dream come true" for its volunteers. The Cork County Council handover is due to be agreed by an Area Committee next Tuesday, April 22nd before proceeding to a vote of full council. The community-led Youghal Cancer Support Group plans to fit the...

Twenty-seven new hi-tech research and development positions are to be created this year at a CIT-based research centre. The Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research is currently hiring for several of these positions, building on the 22 new jobs created last year.

The centre, which received over €4m in funding in 2013 from Enterprise Ireland, Higher Education Authority, European...

A Q&A briefing with naval management has been held to address questions from civilian employees after they were exposed to asbestos dust from a navy ship at Haulbowline. The Department of Defence has confirmed that a further briefing session with a medical expert will be held shortly after some navy personnel and civilian workers were exposed to asbestos, discovered onboard the L...

Dublin may be synonymous with James Joyce but a new experimental feature on the literary great's creative imagination is being filmed entirely in Cork.

Local filmmaker Pádraig Trehy and producer Rossa Mullin are currently in pre-production of the Irish Film Board funded Shem The Penman Sings Again. Providing a way into Joyce’s conception of Finnegans Wake, the film stars...

The number of properties going under the hammer at a leading national auction are up by 20%, with 13 of the 224 residential and commercial units featured from Cork. Allsop Space will hold a public auction at the RDS on Friday, May 2nd, when the Cork properties, including a garage on White Street; a ground floor three bedroom apartment at Ashbrook, Victoria Cross; a mid-terrace restaurant...

A €30m Kerrygold butter packing facility in Mitchelstown is to create 50 jobs. The 50,000 tonne capacity, fully integrated butter production and packing facility will also serve as an innovation centre for Kerrygold, which has ambitious expansion plans post the abolition of milk quotas next year. The news comes as the brand's owners, Irish Dairy Board (IDB) published a review of its 2013...

Six Cork teens are through to the national finals of a cookery competition. Coming out top in the county for the Fine Dine at Mine All-Island Schools Cookery Competition are secondary school students Charlotte Desmond from St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill; Matthew Cleary from St Colman's Community College, Midleton; Christopher Parker from St Mary’s School, Rochestown; Curtis Kent from...

A new campaign focusing on the interests of young workers is to be established. The Cork Young Workers’ Network, a group of young apprentices, interns, unemployed people and students, are launching a campaign demanding decent work and decent pay. It comes after the group's first meeting, held in Connolly Hall this week, where a number of key issues emerged. These included the impact of...

Soprano Linda Kenny lives in Crossbarry with her husband, Mark O'Driscoll, sons Dylan (10) and Calum (6) and their dog Sally.

“There’s no Sound of Music morning in my house, no throwing open the curtains at first light singing ‘the hills are alive!’ I’m roused unceremoniously from my sleep at 7.40am. I hit ‘snooze’ three times every 10 minutes...

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