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School shoes are often an expensive investment, so it can be disappointing when they look tattered or scuffed after just a few weeks of wear. To prolong the life of school shoes, pick up Punch Scuff Kote. The liquid formula is specially designed to cover scuffs and scrapes, and is available in black, brown and navy to cater for all school uniform requirements. No only is the fomula...

Cork ARC Cancer Support House, which provides emotional and practical support, free of charge to people with cancer and their families, has launched an Outreach Centre at Niche Community Health Project in Knocknaheeny. The Outreach Centre is open on Mondays from 9.30am – 3pm. No appointment is necessary, just drop in or call 086 8196888 or 021 4276688.

TV3’s Sybil Mulcahy with Isabelle Evans, Allegra Lupu and Jamie Wilson at the launch of two new products to the Hedrin range. Picture Andres Poveda.

The annual head lice outbreak is almost a tradition at the beginning of the school year. If you have the misfortune to find lice, don't worry or be embarrassed; nearly one in 10 primary school children could have...

Cork City FC and the Redfm Crew are getting behind Childline’s new campaign ‘Stay Silent So Children Can be Heard’, in a bid to encourage the people of Munster to ‘Stay Silent’ and help raise funds to support Childline’s on-going leap from a traditional phone listening service into the online world.

The players are asking individuals, groups, schools...

A new course organised by the Social and Health Education Project, (SHEP) is to serve as an introduction to development education and is funded by Irish Aid. It is an open-access evening course involving six two-and-a-half hour sessions. The course commences on Tuesday, September 24th at We Made This on Evergreen Street in Cork City.

Participants will not need any previous experience or...

Researchers at a New Zealand university have discovered that eating two kiwifruit a day can make you happier and lower your risk of depression. Kiwis are a great source of Vitamin C, which the body needs to activate enzymes that enhance neurochemicals in the brain.

A charity event that will see Cork GAA stars compete in a knockout challenge has been rescheduled due to the All-Ireland Hurling Final replay. The OCP Family Fun Day, organised by O’Connor Pyne & Co, will now take place on Sunday, October 6th between 12 noon and 5pm, instead of Sunday, September 29th. The format remains the same and the celebrities will still lead teams in the...

Information and memorabilia from Cork’s heritage and culture will go on display later this month. The fifth annual Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition will open at Millennium Hall, City Hall on Friday, September 27th between 10am and 7pm, and will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor Cllr Catherine Clancy and County Mayor, Noel O’Connor. Over 40 historical societies and...

MS Ireland is encouraging Cork schools to sign up for the 26th MS READaTHON to raise funds for people with MS in their region. A host of Irish authors including Cecilia Ahern, Sarah Webb, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Oisin McGann and Darren Shan will support this year's effort with tips and advice for young readers and budding writers.

Paul Dietrich, MS READaTHON commented: “We aim...

Fertility expert Sarah Leather has launched a new ebook bringing together 20 years of experience in working with women and couples who achieved their dream of having a baby.

How to get Pregnant – 10 Baby Making Success Stories includes advice on what to eat, how much to exercise, what to take to support fertility and balance hormones, what to avoid and useful natural therapies....

A Dog Walk and a Children's Treasure Hunt will take place this Sunday, September 15th at Fota in aid of Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG). The Dog Walk will ramble through the gardens and arboretum from 12pm to 4pm, while two treasure hunts (for ages one to four-year-old and four to eight-year-olds) start at 2pm with prizes provided by Maxi Zoo. There is no charge for either event, but all...

TV3’s Sybil Mulcahy and model Daniella Moyles were on hand to launch Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning this week. Anyone can host a coffee morning anywhere, at home or at work on September 19th, and Bewley’s will even provide fresh ground coffee free of charge. Registration advice and details on how to get your special complimentary Bewley’s coffee pack can be obtained by...

The Go for Life Small Grant Scheme, aimed at encouraging older people to become more active and involved in their community, has been relaunched.

Last year 96 groups and clubs in County Cork received Go For Life small grants, and used them to buy equipment, run sports events and promote new activities. Applications have already begun to arrive from groups and clubs that cater to older...

Cork Institute of Technology is piloting a new programme of social and academic activities designed to induct incoming students to life and study at CIT. The programme will be available free of charge to all incoming students across its four campuses at Bishopstown, CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and The National Maritime College of Ireland throughout...

A Ballincollig-based choir celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is seeking new members. Cantairí Mhuscraí, a mixed voice choir that performs at both local and international festivals will recommenced rehearsals on Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Ballincollig Community School. There are limited spaces available for the soprano, alto, tenor and bass lines. For more...

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