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Irish ballet dancer, Monica Loughman has started a petition proposing a new approach to resolving the issues of funding for Irish ballet.

Funding for ballet has reached a "critical point" in Ireland according to the artistic director of Cork City Ballet. Alan Foley has spoken out to highlight was he describes as an "enormous disparity" between what...

Launching Nano Nagle Place, a new lease of life for South Presentation Centre, the South Presentation Ltd. board of Directors,(l-r) Mícheál Deasy, Joe Casey (Vice Chairman), Joe Carey, Tom O’Dwyer, CEO Michael O’Sullivan, Sr. Pauline Casey, Sr. Noreen Flaherty, Jim Corr (Chairman) and Sr. Bride Given (Company Secretary). Billy Crosbie (Missing from photo)....

Deficits have been found in the quality of dementia care in Ireland’s acute hospitals. The Irish National Audit of Dementia, comprised of the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork along with the Centre for Ageing, Neuroscience and the Humanities, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital Dublin; and the HSE Quality and Patient Safety Directorate...

There are calls for a 'risky' road layout at the entrance of a local housing estate to be reviewed. The safety of  pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate has been questioned over issues relating to the footpath and cycleway.

Local election candidate, Derek Cregan stated the footpath "on this section of the road comes to an abrupt end and a...

The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned dog owners to take “greater responsibility” for their pets to prevent attacks on sheep flocks from escalating. IFA national sheep chair John Lynskey said that owners who do not have their dog under control at all times “must realise they could be held responsible for such an attack, with serious consequences”.  

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Cork is to come in line with Dublin city with the roll-out of a new postcode system. The formal signing of a 10-year contract for the Postcode Management Licence Holder (PMLH) with Capita Ireland will see a national postcode launched next year. It will be a world-first design that uses a postcode as a unique identifier for each and every address in Ireland.

Minister for Research and...

A motion is before Cork City Council that would suspend members from meetings if they use offensive language. Put forward by Cllr Kenneth O’ Flynn, the motion would give the Lord Mayor or Chairs of strategic policy and functional committees, power to eject individuals using vulgarities and profanities and suspend them for the following two meetings.

"We are elected, as local...

For the first time ever, RTÉ’s Operation Transformation is teaming up with Swim Ireland for a National Swim Day taking place tomorrow, Saturday. Six Cork centres are participating in the nationwide event, including Youghal Aura Leisure Centre; Coral Leisure Centre, Carrignafoy, Cobh; Midleton Park Hotel; Leisure World Bishopstown; Westlodge Hotel & Leisure, Bantry and NRG...

Miss Ireland beauty Aoife Walsh is to judge the final of Miss Cork in March. The Tipperary native who completed her postgraduate diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin last year, her third degree overall, will be joined by professional make-up artist and beauty blogger Joanne Larby of Make up Fairy Pro on the judging panel. The event will take place on Saturday, March 1st in Fota...

Works to replace lead water mains to over 200 houses in Mallow will commence within the next fortnight. 

The principal areas affected in the town include Connolly Avenue/ Thomas Davis Terrace; Rockmount Terrace/ Lisheen Row/ Glenanaar Terrace/ Plunkett Terrace; St Patrick’s Terrace and Pearse Terrace/ Pearse Avenue. In order to comply with new EU Drinking Water Regulations,...

A Cork-based entrepreneur has launched a new maths competition to help students develop competence to excel in the subject. 

Irish American Technology entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan outlined that MATHletes Challenge 2014, a pioneering tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths, will benefit students when they apply for jobs in the...

Brian Lennox and his family run Jackie Lennox Chip Shop. He lives on the Glasheen Road with his wife Rena.

“The minute the alarm goes off in the morning, I jump up, brush my teeth and get ready. The hours I keep vary, as my workdays are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Just three of us- my brother Duncan, sister Frances and myself- got into our parents' business and...

-Deaf community left reeling after rejection of sign language bill

"Gutted". One simple word summed-up the emotions of the deaf community in Cork last night after the Seanad rejected a bill to legally recognise Irish Sign Language (ISL). Twenty-one senators voted in favour of the Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill, while 24 voted against it. The...

A local non-profit organisation supporting Cork charities has pledged to be "open and transparent" about its finances by publishing its income and outgoings. In the wake of recent financial controversies in the charity sector, the Cork Charity Foundation has said that as the organisation is "only a few months old", it has "started as it means to go on", by being...

A leading Cork environmental group has described the threat of a €25,000 per day fine for the country over its failure to implement rules on renewable energy as a "wake-up call".

The European Commission is referring Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the Renewable Energy Directive. The Directive aims at ensuring that 20%...

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