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Cork IndependentLast week

Signal tower to be restored

The signal tower at the Old Head of Kinsale is to be restored, after €364,000 was allocated to it by Fáilte Ireland. The funding is part of a €10million investment to ensure that the route, which stretches from Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale, will draw a large number of overseas visitors.... Read More

24 hour blood pressure care at Phelans

Cork IndependentLast week

24 hour blood pressure care at Phelans

With patients now having to wait over three months to have their blood pressure monitored in many Irish hospitals, Phelan’s Pharmacies (Carrigaline, Kinsale Road and Patrick Street, Cork) has announced an innovative service to monitor blood pressure over 24 hours. According to Conor Phelan of MPSI:... Read More

Regional News

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Milford's Watson is winner for March

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Game on

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Good racing this Good Friday

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Hero of the week

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Local democracy usurped? ; Councillors angered by Deanrock disposal

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Date for Freedom of City confirmed

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Proposed infill housing for Churchfield rejected

Cork Independent15 hours 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

Super-sub seals Coláiste Choilm win

Cork Independent21 hours 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

Irish Dairy Board announce fifty new jobs in Cork

Cork IndependentYesterday

Irish Dairy Board announce fifty new jobs in Cork

The Irish Dairy Board has announced that a new €30 million investment in a new butter production and packaging facility inMitchelstownwill create up to fifty new jobs. The fifty thousand tonne capacity, fully integrated butter production and packaging facility will also serve as an innovation centre... Read More

Two men arrested after cigarette seizure

Cork Independent2 days ago

Two men arrested after cigarette seizure

Two Northern Irish were arrested last Saturday night after cigarettes with a retail value of €19,000 were seized at Cork Airport by Officers from the Revenue Customs Service. The 'CK', 'Bravo' and 'Patria' brand cigarettes were discovered in the baggage of the two men who had arrived on a flight... Read More

Huge fire on Commons Road now under control

Cork Independent3 days ago

Huge fire on Commons Road now under control

A fire in Blackpool at Bill Brennan Crash Repairs on Commons Road has been brought under control by four units of the Fire Brigade, which have been deployed. The fire broke out at the garage just after 11am. The Commons Road has been closed as fire crews fought the blaze. A fire officer said that... Read More

Neil Prendeville defends Keith Barry cancellation

Cork Independent3 days ago

Neil Prendeville defends Keith Barry cancellation

Neil Prendeville of Red FM has this morning defended his position after being accused of being "unprofessional" by mentalist Keith Barry who took to social media on Friday, slamming the DJ for apparently cancelling his appearance on the show last Friday. The controversy arose as Keith Barry was in... Read More

More workplace safety inspections in Cork following high death rates

Cork Independent6 days ago

More workplace safety inspections in Cork following high death rates

The Health and Safety Authority is to carry out additional inspections in Cork after expressing concern at the high number of workplace fatalities that have occurred in recent years in Cork. The HSA expressed serious concern at the worrying figures that have seen nine people killed in work-related... Read More

Gardaí arrest suspect over stabbing in city centre

Cork Independent6 days ago

Gardaí arrest suspect over stabbing in city centre

Gardaí are investigating a stabbing incident that happened at lunchtime today on North Main Street in the city centre. Gardaí responded to a call that a male had been stabbed and several units went to the scene of the incident where they found a thirty nine year old man who had received a stab wound... 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

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

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

Cork IndependentLast week

Minister Coveney opens new €2.5 million CT suite

A new €2.5 million CT suite was officially opened at the Mercy Hospital last Friday by the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney TD. The two new state of the art Toshiba Aquilion CT scanners which have been installed in the radiology department of the hospital will enable the... Read More

Oxfam donate to Cork flood victims

Cork IndependentLast week

Oxfam donate to Cork flood victims

A full week of income from two Cork basedOxfamshops was recently donated to St VincentdePaul. The donation, madeby theOxfamIreland shops on Cook Street and French Church Street, is for the support of families who were affected by recent flooding in Cork. Speaking on the donation of €2782.75,... Read More

Cobh to honour Titanic passengers

Cork IndependentLast week

Cobh to honour Titanic passengers

The Cobh Titanic Memorial Garden at Cove Fort will be officially opened on Friday 11 April at 3pm, 102 years to the day after the Titanic anchored in Cork Harbour. The focal point of the garden is a glass memorial wall overlooking the final anchorage of RMS Titanic onto which the names of the 123... Read More

More pharma jobs for Cork

Cork IndependentLast week

More pharma jobs for Cork

Cork has been boosted by news that over 100 jobs are being recruited for by Eli Lilly, abiopharmaceuticalcompany, based inKinsale. The roles will be across a range of disciplines and will be recruited to add to the existing staffing of the newbiopharmaceuticalfacility inKinsale. The bulk of new... Read More

Sentencing adjourned in manslaughter case

Cork IndependentLast week

Sentencing adjourned in manslaughter case

A Cork woman, who was due to be sentence for killing her son this week, has had her sentencing adjourned for three months. Diane Ward had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her eight year old son Anthony in their home in Charleville on 3 September 2012. She was originally charged with the murder... Read More

Cork International Choral Festival hits 60!

Cork IndependentLast week

Cork International Choral Festival hits 60!

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Cork International Choral Festival, the longest-running festival in the county. Since 1954 the festival has developed a strong reputation for world class choral performances and involves many national and international choirs as well as staging the... Read More

Cork makes the Leap

Cork IndependentLast week

Cork makes the Leap

Commuters in Cork will be able to make a saving on travelling costs after the new Leap Card was introduced in the city yesterday. Leap fares will be 16 per cent cheaper than the corresponding cash single ticket. The pay as you go smart card pays for public transport services that currently includes... Read More

Brave Thor recovering well

Cork IndependentLast week

Brave Thor recovering well

Last week's news about the barbaric cruelty inflicted on a Jack Russell dog called Thor horrified Cork people, but the response has been incredible. The story was on the front page of The Cork Independentlast week. Since Thor was found with severe injuries last week, he has been recovering at... Read More

Cork IndependentLast week

Mourinho takes the biscuit!

What do Chelsea manager JoséMourinhoand Cork broadcaster TrevorWelchhave in common? Custard Creams of course! After Chelsea overcame Paris St Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge,Welchseized the opportunity to revisit aclassic momentbetween the... Read More

Road layout fears remain ; Washington St meeting offers hope for change

Cork IndependentLast week

Road layout fears remain ; Washington St meeting offers hope for change

There is real fear that someone will be killed or seriously injured on Washington Street due to the ongoing layout problems that are currently being experienced by all users of the street. This fear was raised by several stakeholders affected by the traffic mayhem at a Roads Functional Committee... Read More

Cllr offers solution to Cork City housing problem

Cork IndependentLast week

Cllr offers solution to Cork City housing problem

There needs to be a rethink by both local and central government on how to solve the housing crisis in Cork city, according to a Cork City Councillor. The former Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Sean Martin has criticised the fact that there are in excess of 500 council houses lying idle in Cork City while... Read More

Cork IndependentLast week

Bumper season ahead for Cork Opera House

Cork Opera House has announced their new season of programming and one of the highlights sees the return of world-famous Cork actor,CillianMurphy to the Opera House stage inEndaWalsh’s new play, ‘Ballyturk’ which will play at the Cork venue in August. The new season also promises a jam packed... 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

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

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

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

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

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 Independent2 weeks ago

Down Syndrome Cork launch shop

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Michael Ball to sing with Cork Youth Orchestra

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

Michael Ball to sing with Cork Youth Orchestra

West End legend Michael Ball will be returning to Cork for two concerts in the City Hall on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May with the Cork Youth Orchestra. For these ‘A Night At The Movies’ concerts, Michael joins the orchestra to perform classic movie themes with music from movies like ‘Chitty Chitty... 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