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Students from the North Monastery are picking up their instruments as part of the Music Generation Cork City programme. Young people from the secondary school have become the latest group to join the initiative, in partnership with the Cork Academy of Music (CAM) Outreach Project.

Further to the instruments provided by the school and CAM, pupils received additional new instruments...

Author Sarah Harte (41) has just released her second book, Thick and Thin, the follow-up to her hit debut, The Better Half. The West Cork native lives in Rathmines, Dublin with her entrepreneur husband Jay Bourke and their son Conn (15).

“‘Jesus.’ That's my first thought in the morning. I hate getting out of bed. Honestly, I despise mornings and I either wake up really...

A debt deal that will cut borrowing by €20bn over 10 years will make little impact on the lives of those already struggling. That is according to regional vice president of St Vincent de Paul, Brendan Dempsey, who outlined that the Government’s replacement of long-term bonds with promissory notes will have no effect on families across Cork who will need “another lifetime...

A Cork garda has described a proposed wage cut of €170 as “pure hardship”, claiming he will be forced to survive on less than job seeker's allowance if it goes through.

Monthly pay packets are expected to be slashed by almost €500 within the next year, with reductions of €80 a week in pay and allowances from July, followed by a €40 cut next January. In...

Talks are now underway in an effort to reach an agreement on the best model of ambulance service for West Cork. The HSE’s National Ambulance Service (NAS) and union representatives held meetings last week on the plans for pre-hospital service delivery in the region, which will be part of a national programme.

A spokesperson for the Health Service Executive (HSE) confirmed that...

Cork's beleagured tourism industry has been given a timely boost  - by France's best-selling guidebook.

'Le Guide du Routard', the travel bible of the French-speaking world, has heaped praise on our city and urged French tourists to visit this year.

The influential travel guide's chief editor, Pierre Josse, praises Cork's restarants, pubs and sense of fun in the new edition...

A Cork playwright has become a hit in Australia, after being invited to showcase his award-winning production in Melbourne.

Pat Kinevane says he hopes his one-man show, 'Silent', will give Aussie audiences an insight on the people left behind during Ireland's boom years.

Pat, 46, from Cobh, plays ‘Tino’ McGoldrig, who explores his plunge into homelessness and mental...

A draft final report on what caused a fatal crash at Cork airport two years ago is being finalised. Six people were killed when a Fairchild Metro III craft, en-route from Belfast to Cork, crashed in heavy fog on February 10th 2011. An interim statement released last year by the Department of Transport's Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) identified a problem with a sensor on the right-side...

More than 300 Irish people have reason to celebrate after learning that they have officially smashed a world record in Cork for the most bodies simultaneously covered in paint.

Guinness chiefs have just confirmed the record was successfully broken in Cork last July when 316 people were covered in paint at the same time.

The Cork Body Painting Group beat a five-year record, which...

A ‘green’ initiative making use of food normally dumped by supermarkets saw over 600 hot meals served up to hungry students yesterday, Thursday. The event, Feeding 500, which emulated larger events seen across European cities, was designed to create awareness of food wastage in Ireland.

“Different supermarkets came onboard and provided us with food that would normally...

Rachel Burke, a member of the Cork Council Library Department with the 'Then and Now' postcards. Picture: Martin Walsh.

A series of postcards showing iconic images of Cork in both the past and the present, including Cobh Cathedral before the installation of its famous spire in 1915, will be launched next week as part of a Gathering initiative by libraries nationwide....

Members of the Oasis Exec Team at Oasis Patrick Street Cork (from left to right) Design Director, Clive Reeve, Buying Director, Sarah Welsh, Managing Director, Liz Evans, Deputy Managing Director, Hash Ladha and Retail Operations Director, Bridget Lea.

Feeling underappreciated at work? You might want to look away now... the hard working staff of a Patrick Street...

An acronym made famous by the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey is the tongue-in-cheek name for a new pub opening on North Main Street. Work on the Black Dog Saloon and Music Club, which will be known as BDSM- a catch-all phrase for bondage, dominance, submission and masochism, is to get underway next week at the iconic Mac's Meat Market. The rock and alternative music venue is expected to be up-...

A number of Cork schools are using their own funds to seek private assessment for students as the waiting lists for autism diagnosis leave desperate parents waiting up to two years.

That's according to a leading authority in the field of autism, clinical neuro psychologist Dr Caroline Goldsmith, who outlined that schools are being driven to fund assessments on behalf of the children in...

A Wicklow photographer is appealing to the public for help in tracing a collection of old classic movies he believes are still in Cork.

The Super 8mm reel-to-reel movies, featuring iconic films like Citizen Kane and Casablanca, once belonged to a Cork-based film library company in the 1970s. The movies featured visible cues that marked the end of one reel and allowed the projectionist...

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