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Cork IndependentYesterday

Hero of the week: Christina Desmond

Hero of the week: Christina Desmond. The talented boxer fromMacroomovercame a loss at the weekend to progress to the 2014 Olympic Youth Games in China. The 18 year old overcameKazakhstan'sValentinaKhalzovato book her place in the August tournament.... Read More

Top of the table for City

Cork IndependentYesterday

Top of the table for City

Related StoriesNo minor task Sporting fixtures Milford's Watson is winner for March Final push for top 4 for Cork Con Game on Hero of the week Super-sub seals Coláiste Choilm win O'Mahony blow Semi-final spots for both Cork ladies' teams Hero of the week Reaping the rewards Game On Mark O'Sullivan,... Read More

The Inside Track

Cork IndependentYesterday

The Inside Track

Hello punters! Well. it has to be said that Fairyhouse was really resplendant for the Irish National weekend, and the crowds were well up to past standards. The course itself is in the parish of Ratoath in the County Meath, and has long been one of the premier racecourses in Ireland. The very first... Read More

Ramblers win youth award

Cork IndependentYesterday

Ramblers win youth award

Following their recent National Cup win, Cobh Ramblers under 19 captain Keith Flynn was awarded with the Cork City and County Youth Award for March, on behalf of his team. Keith was presented with his award by sponsor John Buckley Sports at at the Gresham Metropole Hotel, who also sponsor the... Read More

Country Clean Recycling take over Healy Blue Bins

Cork IndependentYesterday

Country Clean Recycling take over Healy Blue Bins

When the management of Healy Blue Bins called a staff meeting last Wednesday to announce that the firm would be closing for financial reasons and that a liquidator was to be called, there were fears for the jobs of the employees who had worked at the recycling and waste management company on Skehard... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Giving it welly!

The RNLI is calling on Cork people to support their annual Mayday campaign next week. Volunteers will be in the city centre next Friday, 2 May, and at various other locations throughout the city and county over the course of the following week. People are being asked to buy and wear a yellow welly... Read More

No overall increase in heroin users in Cork

Cork IndependentYesterday

No overall increase in heroin users in Cork

While Cork City has seen an increase in the numbers of heroin users injecting the drug, there is not an overall increase in the numbers using the drug or accessing treatment services available. This is according to David Lane, aHSEDrugs and Alcohol Co-Ordinatorin Cork. This comes in the wake of... Read More

Little progress on Deanrock issue

Cork IndependentYesterday

Little progress on Deanrock issue

City councillors are "unhappy" with the lack of progress this week on the issue of the Deanrock disposal dispute. A meeting scheduled this week to discuss the issue of the disposal ofa 2.83 acre site at Deanrock, Toghercame and passed with little resolution. AssistantCity ManagerDan Buggy, Lord... Read More

Staff to ballot for industrial action

Cork IndependentYesterday

Staff to ballot for industrial action

Up to 12 staff look set to lose their jobs at the Donkey Sanctuary inLiscarollnext month while eightSIPTUmembers of those affected are planning to ballot for industrial action. The decision to ballot according toSIPTUfollows the refusal of management to engage with their union or to attend a... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Garda released from hospital after accident

The Chair of Cork City JPC has welcomed the news thatGarda Michael Twomey was discharged from hospital following his brave interventions to save the public from a major accident last Friday. “Cork people are so proud of Garda Michael Twomey. In the aftermath of a number of road traffic events in... Read More

Family Fun Day Fundraiser in Ballincollig

Cork IndependentYesterday

Family Fun Day Fundraiser in Ballincollig

A Family Fun Day Fundraiser will take place on Sunday 27 April inBallincolligRugby Club, with all proceeds goingtowardstheCUHChildren’s Unit Appeal. Organised by Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity in partnership with Active Leisure Entertainment inBallincollig, the event aims to raise much... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Poster frenzy

Up to a dozen complaints have already been lodged with the Environment section of Cork City Council over election posters being erected before the embargo on 23 April. Several local election candidates from various political parties across the city had their posters up on Tuesday morning, one day... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Cork gets behind Jamie in the final!

With a new baby due in two weeks time, it could proveto be a double celebration forCobhman, Jamie Stanton, who is through to theliveshows of The Voice of Ireland on RTÉ 1 this Sunday. Jamie made it to the final four with his rendition of ‘The Best of You’ by The Foo Fighters under the watchful eye... Read More

Funeral of young road victim today

Cork IndependentYesterday

Funeral of young road victim today

The funeral of a six year old boy who died following a hit and run last week is to take place today. LukeO'DonovanfromBallymacodadied in Cork University Hospital last Saturday following a hit and run last week. Luke, who was on Easter holidays from school, had been playing with friends when the... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Garda blitz on mobile phone use

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Cork IndependentYesterday

Standoff continues

Residents and protesters involved in the Irish Water meter stand off at Ashbrook Heights Estate in Lehanaghmore, Togher look set to be in it for the long haul. The drama unfolded on Tuesday morning when workers from Irish Water and their contractors arrived in the estate to put in water meters.... Read More

Cork IndependentYesterday

Cork girl Laura stars in documentary

A Cork girl who starred in last night's TV3 documentary 'My Extra Chromosome And Me' is preparing to enter theSpecial Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick this June. 15 year old Laura Ahern from Glanmire was one of three people featured in the recent episode of new series 'Irish Lives'.A second year... Read More

Cork emergency services go blue for autism

Cork IndependentYesterday

Cork emergency services go blue for autism

Members of Cork's emergency services will wear blue noses this Sunday as part of a month long awareness campaign for autism. Autism Awareness Month takes place over the month of April and aims to raise national awareness of theneurodevelopmentdisorder. Blue is the colour associated with autismand... Read More

Fota names baby giraffes

Cork IndependentYesterday

Fota names baby giraffes

A pair of giraffe calves born in Fota Wildlife Park in January have finally been given names. After three weeks of public consultation and over 1,000 suggestions, park wardens picked the names Aideen and Fáda for their two giraffe calves last week. Public interest was peaked for the big reveal... Read More

No minor task

Cork IndependentYesterday

No minor task

For the past three years in a row Blackrock GAA, have captured the Premier Minor 1 title in a row and this year will see them going for their fourth. An impossible task to many, but with three players on the Cork Minor hurling team this year it would seem that Blackrock aren't done with their... Read More

Residents continue to protest against water meter installations

Cork Independent2 days ago

Residents continue to protest against water meter installations

Residents at theAshbrookHeights Estate inLehanaghmore,Togher, have again blocked access to their water main valves following yesterday's stand off with Irish Water contractors who were in the process of installing water meters in the estate. Gardaí were called twice yesterday after members of... Read More

Cobh singer makes it to the final

Cork Independent3 days ago

Cobh singer makes it to the final

Cork will again have a representative in next weekend’s final of RTE’s ‘The Voice Of Ireland’ when 24 old dad, Jamie Stanton from Cobh, takes to the stage for the final. As well as Jamie making it to the final Kelly Lewis, who is originally from Limerick, but now living on College Road in Cork, is... Read More

Cork Independent6 days ago

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

Milford's Watson is winner for March

Cork IndependentLast week

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 IndependentLast week

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 IndependentLast week

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

Game on

Cork IndependentLast week

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

Cork IndependentLast week

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

'Beyond belief'

Cork IndependentLast week

'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 IndependentLast week

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

Vibration sensors to be installed near Cork Prison

Cork IndependentLast week

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

Date for Freedom of City confirmed

Cork IndependentLast week

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

Justice sought for murdered Irish peacekeepers

Cork IndependentLast week

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

Hit and run ; Young boy left in critical condition

Cork IndependentLast week

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

Super-sub seals Coláiste Choilm win

Cork IndependentLast week

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 Independent2 weeks ago

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

Hero of the week

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

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

Grand National run off without injuries

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

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

O'Mahony blow

Cork Independent2 weeks ago

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 Independent2 weeks ago

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

Judo's Looney wins youth award

Cork Independent3 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

Cork Independent3 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