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A new market has been launched by a local charity that supports community groups. The opening of the Cork Charity Foundation Market based at Unit 15, Westlink Business Park on the Old Mallow Road comes ahead of the charity’s first official fundraiser later this month.

At the Triskel Christchurch on Friday, June 28th, classical singer Amanda Neri will perform a concert entitled La...

The Friends of the Residents of St Finbarr’s Hospital are holding their annual Garden Fête next week. On Saturday, June 22nd between 1.30pm and 4.30pm in the Hospital’s grounds on the Douglas Road there will be stalls with garden produce, baking, books, toys, bric-a-brac along with food and ice cream vendors.

Councillor Kieran McCarthy will also conduct a historical...

Sisters, Natasha and Anna Barrett with Niall Reardon and ‘Peter’ the hen getting ready for the 172nd Cork Summer Show. Organised by the Munster Agricultural Society, the event takes place at the new show site in Curraheen on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th. Picture: Clare Keogh

More than 25,000 people are expected to descend on Curraheen this...

Franfurt-based composer Heiner Goebbels will speak at the event.

The growing significance of music in Irish theatre will be among the topics explored and celebrated at an upcoming University College Cork (UCC) symposium. The first Fuaim Theatre and Music discussion will see internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in theatre, music and sound speak at the free...

When it comes to discussing autism, Asperger Syndrome or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the focus often falls on the difficulties encountered by parents sourcing services or appropriate education for their children. Sometimes it is the personal account of a person who is on the autistic spectrum. The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Studies at UCC, launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John...

Lord Mayor, Mr. John Buttimer with volunteers; Mary Donnelly, Murty Kelleher, Nadia Moussed and Mark O’Mahony. Picture: Donagh Glavin

Visitors to some of Ireland’s tourism hot spots will now be receiving an extra warm welcome as Volunteer Gathering Ambassadors take to the streets of Cork, Galway, Killarney, Limerick and Sligo.

The Gathering Volunteer...

Munster and Ireland Rugby star Peter O’Mahony, pictured with his Audi A4. Picture: John Sheehan Photography.

Recently appointed Irish Senior Rugby Captain for the Tour to North America, acclaimed Munster Rugby player Peter O’Mahony has been announced as the new brand ambassador for Audi Cork.

The Cork-born sports star, who lives in Rochestown,...

The regional head of the St Vincent de Paul has warned there is “no short term recovery” on the horizon for the country, as a new report reveals half the population received a weekly social welfare payment last year.

A report from the Department of Social Protection released yesterday, Thursday revealed that nearly 1.5 million people received a social welfare payment in 2012...

When English Market fishmonger Pat O’Connell sent a novelty Rebel Passport to Queen Elizabeth to mark the two-year anniversary of her visit to Cork, he was apprehensive about whether the royal family would "see the fun” in the gift.

Yesterday however, an official letter arrived, printed on headed paper from the Queen’s private secretary at Buckingham Palace and...

Newly engaged Cork couples are no longer leaving the wedding bill to the brides’ parents. The old tradition has been scrapped with the times as a survey by WeddingDates showed 95% of couples would rather take on the financial responsibility of a wedding or share it with family.

Less than half of those polled thought the couple should pay for the wedding themselves, with just over...

The promoter behind two of the biggest music events to hit Leeside this summer has admitted the Bruce Springsteen concert may impact tickets sales for Live at Marquee.

Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions stated that having up to 35,000 people coming to Páirc Uí Chaoimh in July for ‘The Boss’- a sold-out concert he is promoting- may impact numbers for the ninth...

Thirty jobs are to be created in Cork for a ‘cash back’ smartphone app. Snapcash, the free app-based loyalty programme, which is launching in Cork on Monday, July 1st currently has a staff of eight. The new positions will be in sales, design and administration with an immediate start.

The company’s aim is to replace consumers’ use of coupons, money-off vouchers...

A Cork scientist is competing in an international science communications final, by inspiring people to see the world differently in just three minutes.

Environmental scientist, Fergus McAuliffe is among 21 finalists from across Europe, Asia and Africa competing to be named as the most exciting, accessible and charismatic science communicator at the sixth FameLab International Finals at...

A Cork teenager has been called up for the international football friendly against Austria. Nineteen year-old Cork Women’s FC striker Denise O’Sullivan has been named on the 22-strong Ireland Women’s senior team, with the game to be played at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday, June 18th, at 7.30pm.

The friendly is in preparation for Ireland’s upcoming Women’s...

A Bishopstown housing estate is blighted by “careless” parking, with residents claiming they are regularly barricaded into their driveways.

The Director of Service, Roads and Transportation at Cork City Council is reviewing the situation at Curraheen Estate due to illegal parking by non-residents with a view to identifying any measures that can be taken to address the...

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