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Game on

Cork Independent3 days ago

Game on

Cadbury’s All-Ireland under 21 football semi-final Cork v Roscommon Saturday @ 3pm in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise Having completed an impressive four in a row of Munster titles, Cork embark on the All-Ireland campaign with a tricky tie against Roscommon, a team many fancy could go all the way in the... Read More

Judo's Looney wins youth award

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

Judo's Looney wins youth award

The latest winner of the Cork City and County Youth Award was Niamh Looney on behalf of Muskerry Judo Club. The monthly Youth Sports Award, sponsored by The Gresham Metropole Hotel in association with John Buckley Sports is now in its fourth year. Niamh was presented with her award at a ceremony... Read More

Regional News

Cork IndependentYesterday

Two men arrested after high speed garda chase

Sections of the Cork-Mallow Road are currently closed in both directions for a hour with diversions in place following a high speed car chase earlier this morning. Gardaí arrested two suspects after the high speed car chase took place on the outskirts of Cork city earlier this morning. A garda... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Cork to remember the rising on Monday

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Cork Independent3 days ago

Final push for top 4 for Cork Con

“It's a straight forward objective, we have to win if we want to finish in the top four. St Mary's are just one place and one point behind us so, even though there's another few matches going on also, the way I see it, the winner of our match should secure a spot in the top four.” Top placed Old... Read More

Hero of the week

Cork Independent3 days ago

Hero of the week

Hero of the week: Bubba Watson. Two green jackets in three years is some going and Bubba is the type of player of whom it's hard to begrudge the win, given his sheer elation after the final hole. Special mention to 20 year old debutant Jordan Spieth who finished in joint second place, he'll be... Read More

Milford's Watson is winner for March

Cork Independent3 days ago

Milford's Watson is winner for March

The unique achievement of capturing two All-Ireland titles in a row saw Milford's Emer Watson being awarded the 96FM/C103 Sports Star of the Month for March. Emer, who scored all of her side's tally in the final bar one point, has had a remarkable two years with the North Cork club and had the... Read More

Good racing this Good Friday

Cork Independent3 days ago

Good racing this Good Friday

Hello punters: As mentioned last week, this is the time of year in the flat season when all those involved in flat racing, owners, trainers, jockeys, and of course the punting fraternity, begin to take stock as to what is coming out of the woodwork at all of the top stables all over Europe. The very... Read More

Democracy under threat at City Hall?

Cork Independent3 days ago

Democracy under threat at City Hall?

Last month I wrote here about the possible development of a new Aldi store in Togher and how it had all the hallmarks of a major election issue, with councillors and candidates alike anxious to exploit it for votes. They, of course, all denied this vehemently. They would, wouldn't they? Perish the... Read More

Silver surfers get certs

Cork Independent3 days ago

Silver surfers get certs

The Mayor of County Cork, Noel O’Connor visited VMware International Ireland in Ballincollig on Friday 4 April to co-present ‘BenefIT’ certificates with John Dolan, Vice President Worldwide Global Technical Support to the first class to compete the ‘Getting Started’ programme run by VMware in... Read More

Cork families without spare cash to save

Cork Independent3 days ago

Cork families without spare cash to save

Fewer households are saving as they do not have the spare cash to do so, according to the findings of a survery recently carried out by the ERSI for Nationwide UK (Ireland) which found that there has been a sharp increase in the number of people who can no longer afford to save money. Fianna FáilTD... Read More

Cork Independent3 days ago

Get your Shades on for charity

Irish Guide Dog’s most famous patron is looking for volunteers in the Cork city and county area to help out with Irish Guide Dogs national Shades campaign which runs from Monday 28 April until Friday 2 May. Volunteers are required for street collections throughout the week and Roy is keen to get... Read More

Port of Cork gets documented

Cork Independent3 days ago

Port of Cork gets documented

The Port of Cork is coming to a television screen near you, as very soon as it will be the star in a new fly on the wall television documentary series on TV3 that starts at the end of this month. ‘Cork Mega Port’ will have four hour-long episodes and was produced by Goldhawk Media who spent over... Read More

Newpark Hotel is the perfect hotel for an Easter break

Cork Independent3 days ago

Newpark Hotel is the perfect hotel for an Easter break

The four starNewparkHotel including the Escape Health Club and Spa is located just a minutes drive from the heart ofKilkennycity, making it the ideal escape for a family getaway this Easter. On the edge of this historic city, in over forty acres of parkland, theNewparkHotel combines the best... Read More

Appeal for info on missing girl

Cork Independent3 days ago

Appeal for info on missing girl

Gardaí are appealing for the publics assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17 year old TammyDuggan. MsDugganwas last seen a week ago on 10 April at approximately 9.30pm at Merchant's Quay. She is described as being 5'1” in height and is of slim build with black shoulder length hair. When last... Read More

Piarsaigh's need your vote!

Cork Independent3 days ago

Piarsaigh's need your vote!

For the third year in a row, a Cork GAA club has been nominated for Etihad Airway's Raise the Bar competition, the prize being €10,000 worth of sponsorship. The Na Piarsaigh GAA club, based on the north side of the city in Fairhill, are the only club from Munster to be nominated. They are depending... Read More

Cork Airport target airlines for new routes

Cork Independent3 days ago

Cork Airport target airlines for new routes

Cork Airport was aggressively marketed by Cork Airport management at the Routes Europe 2014 event held in Marseille last weekend in their ongoing plan to attract new routes. Attended by over 1,200 delegates from 70 countries and representing 115 airlines and 380 airports, it is one of the largest... Read More

Gardaí urge caution over Easter

Cork Independent3 days ago

Gardaí urge caution over Easter

Motorists across Cork are being asked to be vigilant across the Easter Bank Holiday. An Garda Síochána will carry our a series of targeted, high visibility checkpoints that focus on speed and police enforcement. Since 2009, there has been 14 road fatalities and 34 people have been seriously injured... Read More

Proposed infill housing for Churchfield rejected

Cork Independent3 days ago

Proposed infill housing for Churchfield rejected

Residents of Churchfield Place East were relieved this week to hear that a motion to reject proposed infill housing there was passed unanimously at Monday night's Cork City Council meeting. The proposed development, set to comprise of three houses, one of which would be three storeys high, attracted... Read More

Local democracy usurped? ; Councillors angered by Deanrock disposal

Cork Independent3 days ago

Local democracy usurped? ; Councillors angered by Deanrock disposal

Events surrounding the proposed sale of publically owned landbank in Togher have been called “strange, stunning and unprecedented”. Cork City Council has been threatened with legal action to the tune of €15m in damages should the sale be denied. The land in question, a 2.83 acre site at Deanrock,... Read More

'Beyond belief'

Cork Independent3 days ago

'Beyond belief'

“It's dreadful.” That was one take on a housing crisis in West Cork where families waiting for social housing are having to make alternative arrangements while a number of house remain unoccupied in the area. Speaking about the situation, Sinn Féin candidate for West Cork Seán Hayes said that the... Read More

Cork Independent3 days ago

Irish aid surgeries suspended in Ukraine

A life-saving cardiac surgery progamme, that is organised by Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International, has had to be suspended due to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Ukraine. For the past 10 years a team of surgeons from the US and Canada have travelled to Ukraine and Belarus six... Read More

Date for Freedom of City confirmed

Cork Independent3 days ago

Date for Freedom of City confirmed

The Freedom of the City will be conferred upon President of Ireland Michael D Higgins next week, it was revealed this week. The ceremony will take place on Thursday 24 April, Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy announced at Monday's City Council meeting. Cork City Council also took the opportunity to... Read More

Hit and run ; Young boy left in critical condition

Cork Independent3 days ago

Hit and run ; Young boy left in critical condition

A seven year old boy is fighting for his life after he was knocked down in East Cork yesterday. The driver of the car did not stop at the scene of the incident and drove away after hitting the child. The man, who is in his forties, was later arrested by gardaí and is being questioned at Midleton... Read More

Justice sought for murdered Irish peacekeepers

Cork Independent3 days ago

Justice sought for murdered Irish peacekeepers

The murder of two Irish peacekeepers, including a Cork man, in 1980 will be marked at a wreath laying ceremony in Dublin tomorrow. His daughter Karen Barrett continues to fight for justice 34 years on. Pte John O’Mahony from Scartaglen, Pte Derek Smallhorne from Dublin and Pte Thomas Barrett from... Read More

Vibration sensors to be installed near Cork Prison

Cork Independent3 days ago

Vibration sensors to be installed near Cork Prison

Cork City Council has passed a motion to install vibration sensors in council houses near the location of the new €35m Cork Prison on Rathmore Road. The motion, put forward by Sinn Féin Cllr Thomas Gould at Monday's City Council, called for the stoppage of any further building work until guarantees... Read More

Residents to tackle litter on north side

Cork Independent3 days ago

Residents to tackle litter on north side

National Spring Clean Week is fast approaching and Blarney Street, Sunday’s Well andGurranabraherhave been added to the list of areas taking part. On Saturday 26 April residents will gather at the Rock Community Centre just off Blarney Street at 10am where litter pickers, high-vis vests, bags,... Read More

Super-sub seals Coláiste Choilm win

Cork Independent3 days ago

Super-sub seals Coláiste Choilm win

Coláiste Choilm are All-Ireland champions are winning the Paddy Drmond Cup in Croke Park at the weekend. The Ballincollig school got off to the worst possible start when their opposition, Scoil Aodháin of Dublin, found the net after two minutes but three points on the hop from Coláiste Choilm, two... Read More

Sporting fixtures

Cork IndependentLast week

Sporting fixtures

Friday 11 April Airtricity League of Ireland, kick-off 7.45pm Cork City FC vs Sligo Rovers – Turner's Cross Saturday 12 April Ulster Bank League Division 1A, kick-off 2.30pm Dolphin vs Old Belvedere – Anglesea Road Cork Con vs Young Munster – Tom Clifford Park Ulster Bank League Division 2A,... Read More

Grand National run off without injuries

Cork IndependentLast week

Grand National run off without injuries

Hello punters! Well, the National is over for another year, and for the first time in ages, due mainly to the improvements made to the chase course all round, horses and jockeys have all returned fit and well, despite a few hair-raising close shaves. This was nice to hear, and might keep quiet all... Read More

Hero of the week

Cork IndependentLast week

Hero of the week

Hero of the week: Brian Hurley. It didn't have the heat of a championship match, but Brian Hurley took his opportunity to serve neighbours Kerry with an almighty roasting in last week's league encounter. Hurley scored eight points in the win, with seven coming from play.... Read More

Cork IndependentLast week

Reaping the rewards

“It is always our aim to make sure we develop the team and win trophies; we are always thinking of the senior squad, they are always at the forefront of our mind. We need to go find the players who will be able to develop with us and then stake their claim in the senior team so as long as we are... Read More

O'Mahony blow

Cork IndependentLast week

O'Mahony blow

Munster captain PeterO'Mahonyis out for the rest of the seaon and will definately miss the Heineken Cup semi-final after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury he aggravated in last week's momentous win over Toulouse.O'Mahonyhas been hampered with injury of late, after missing the later stages of... Read More

The Grand National

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

The Grand National

On next Saturday afternoon, there will be at least a twenty minute lull in the vast majority of the sporting world, signalled by the course announcers voice over the tannoy, 'the horses are now leaving the parade ring', which will be the signal for other pastimes to take a break, and enjoy on radio... Read More

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

Dominant Cork look to extend winning run

“I guess from my own point of view, it's my first year and the same goes for the selectors other than Mick O'Loughlin who was already involved. I saw it as a kind of clean slate; I didn't want to put too much emphasis in my own head about what was achieved before I came alone but to go down and get... Read More

Tipp for tat as hurlers bow out

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

Tipp for tat as hurlers bow out

The Cork hurlers bowed out of the Allianz National Hurling League after losing a frenetic quarter-final to Tipperary in Thurles. After a nightmare start, where Tipp scored 2-4 in as many as eight minutes, Cork managed to pull the game back and scored 2-3 (Séamus Harnedy with both goals) in immediate... Read More

Game on

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

Game on

Allianz NFL Cork v Kerry Sunday in Tralee @ 3pm Cork make the trip across the county bounds content in the knowledge that, irrespective of the result, their place in the semi-final is assured. Different ball game for Kerry: a win and a combination of results elsewhere could see them also make the... Read More

Hero of the week

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

Hero of the week

Hero of the week:EoghanO'Connell. The Cork born 18 year old made his debut with Celtic over the weekend and also won his first Scottish Premiership on the same day, good days are hopefully ahead for the talented youngster.... Read More

Cork Independent3 weeks ago

Fota ready!

Whether you watch golf on the television or you're lucky to go to an event such as the Irish Open itself, there is rarely a blade of grass out of place. Golf isn't just about the sport itself but also about the surroundings it is played on, the neater, the better.Fota Island Resort's hosting of the... Read More

Badminton bashers!

Cork Independent3 weeks ago

Badminton bashers!

Following an enthralling encounter last week at the Carrigaline Badminton club hall, the men's division 6 team had a decisive victory over a very strong and competitive North Cork Buttavent team.Team captain Glenn Leacy commented afterwards that after a very tough winter travelling all over the... Read More

Game On

Cork Independent3 weeks ago

Game On

Allianz NHL quarter-final Cork v Tipperary Sunday in Thurles @ 3.45pm "Objective achieved" was JBM’s reaction after Sunday’s win over Wexford and now "we can look forward to playing Tipperary". It was a mixed bag throughout the campaign but to be fair to the players when it came down to a one point... Read More