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Cork multiple sclerosis sufferer shares motto ahead of World MS day

A Cork mother with multiple sclerosis has urged those with the condition to remain strong. Ahead of this year's World MS Day, which takes place next Wednesday, May 29th, the focus is on young people affected by the chronic disease of the central nervous system. Glenville’s Karen O'Shea, who was diagnosed with MS...

Dara O’Donovan, Social Media Marketing Manager and head of the department, with Community Managers Cian O’Regan and Sean Lucey. Picture: Clare Keogh

A Cork communications agency has been shortlisted for two national awards. H+A Marketing + PR received the nominations from the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations for their work on the Cork City Culture...

Staff from Bus Eireann on strike during the week. Picture: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Up to 400 Cork Bus Éireann employees are to ballot on new cost saving measures over the coming days, after an agreement was reached between unions and management yesterday. 

It follows 24 hours of talks between the two sides, facilitated by the Labour Relations...

Parents Vidas and Aukse with daughter Agnita pictured at the funeral of Vakaris Martinaitis at the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Midleton. Picture: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A formal review into the emergency response to a tragic incident involving a two-year-old boy who fell out of an upstairs window in Midleton will be completed within eight weeks. That is...

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's global manufacturing plant in Little Island, Cork. Picture: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The country’s largest trade union is to engage with Pfizer as desperate efforts get underway to save 136 jobs at their Little Island pharmaceutical plant.

This week, Pfizer announced plans to consolidate operations in Ireland by relocating...

Mary and Bob Keane at the National Lottery’s headquarters in Dublin collecting their €500,000 prize. Mary purchased her €6 Quickpick ticket in Supervalu Millstreet, Co. Cork on Tuesday last, the day of the draw. Picture: Mac Innes Photography.

A lucky Cork couple, who scooped a €500,000 Euromillions bonanza last week, can't stop winning - after...

Twenty new jobs are to be created when a new city centre pub opens its doors next week. Management of The Holy Cow on Hanover Street have confirmed that the positions at the new establishment will be filled by June. The bar is to host and exclusive launch party on Friday, May 24th, with a bovine theme throughout, from the Cocktail Barn to drinks such as 'Moojitos' and 'Cowsmoopolitans'.

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A new Cork startup working to eliminate online fraud has scooped a top prize at a prestigious technology gathering in San Francisco. Trustev, which provides real-time online identity verification using social fingerprinting technology, making it easier for retailers to spot and prevent fraudulent transactions, was announced as overall winner at the Silicon Valley Global Forum & Technology...

Cork webpreneur James Whelton plans to distribute a number of donated compact Raspberry Pi computers  to communities in Africa. 

A young Bishopstown programmer who shot to fame after he founded a series of free computer-coding workshops for children is looking to further develop IT in impoverished communities in Africa.

Coder Dojo webpreneur James...

Cork people with mobility impairments have voiced their concerns that they could be left without accessible transport when the provider currently providing the service in the city folds next month.

The Board of Cork Accessible Transport (CAT) Limited has been forced to close as of Sunday, June 30th due to concern around the continued viability of the service and other operational...

TV Chef Darina Allen with Stephen Belton of The Bayview Hotel, Fisherman Colm Sliney and Mossie Tattan of the Blackbeard (Banjo) preparing for a June Bank Holiday Weekend of “Seafood & Shanties”. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The East Cork fishing village of Ballycotton will come alive to the sound of sea shanties and sizzling fish this June...

Xposé presenters Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon, Glenda Gilson and Aisling O'Loughlin at the launch party to celebrate the return of Xposé LIVE. Picture: Gerard McCarthy.

Irish model and television presenter Glenda Gilson has applauded Cork women for being more fashionable than their Dublin counterparts. The 32 year-old was speaking ahead of the upcoming Xpos...

Ruairi Glasheen recieves The President’s Award from HRH Prince of Wales. Picture: Fiona-Louise Photography.

A Cork-born percussionist who is in his final year at the Royal College of Music in London was the first recipient of a new award created personally by the Prince of Wales.

The President’s Award, which honours a student for outstanding work in...

The early bird entry rate for the upcoming Edge Sports Blackwater Triathlon will continue until next month. Up until Thursday, June 13th, registration for the triathlon will be €35, rather than the normal entry of €40. In addition, the price of teams- with either two or three members- have also been reduced, down to €60. The event itself will take place on Saturday, August 17th...

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett will speak in Cork next week. The Dún Laoghaire deputy is to attend the public meeting on Monday, May 20th in the Gresham Metropole Hotel at 8pm to speak on the banking crisis, the economy and issues such as the Property Tax.

“The government that promised us a democratic revolution are in fact engaged in an undemocratic counter-...

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