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Double-lung transplant recipient, Stephen O'Brien (31), is an assistant manager at TK Maxx. He lives in Cork city centre.

"Before my double-lung transplant two years ago, my first thought in the morning was clearing my lungs. Then I'd look over at my tube-feeding machine to make sure it was empty before disconnecting it. I used it at night to get nutrients into my body as I would...

High-profile solicitor Frank Buttimer has said the facts regarding the recording of phone calls in a large number of Irish garda stations must be established to avoid "knee jerk" reactions.

Speaking to The Cork News, Mr Buttimer said there's been a "degree of overreaction" over the potential implications of the information.

"If people take the opportunity...

E-cigarettes should be kept as safely as bleach or any other strong medication, a leading Cork doctor has warned. Dr Chris Luke, a consultant at the Mercy University Hospital emergency department, said liquid nicotine- used to refill the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes- should be kept "away from toddlers" to prevent accidental poisonings. He outlined that a "couple of...

Over half of Munster people name their mum as their personal female hero. However, a new survey from Oxfam Ireland released ahead of Mother's Day this Sunday, March 30th showed that fewer than a third of people have told the women in their lives how inspirational they are. Now the charity is encouraging all sons and daughter to celebrate their mum with a gift from their fundraising Heroes...

Munster stars Billy Holland, Cian Bohane and James Cronin with Liz Byrne from Keanes Jewellers reminding everyone that the clocks go forward one hour this Sunday morning, Mother’s Day. Picture: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Three in four women admit they're turning into their mothers, meaning that the fix-it-all remedy of flat 7-Up is about to be passed on to...

The Calvinists, including the late Taidhg Burke (front), who died tragically last year. Picture: Graham Keogh

The friend of a young Cork musician whose organs were donated after he died in a car accident last year, is set to release a song dedicated to his pal and other deceased donors. Singer-songwriter Pa Curran, a teacher at Bantry Community College, composed...

Ten new jobs are to be created with the opening of a Boots store in Carrigaline. The 13th Cork outlet of the pharmacy chain will officially open its doors on Wednesday, April 9th in the Owenabue Mall, Main Street in the town. Area manager of Boots Ireland Geraldine Brannigan stated: "Our new Boots Ireland store will provide the residents of Carrigaline with access to our wide range of...

A campaign is underway to establish an Educate Together secondary in Cork city. Parents of children at Cork Educate Together primary schools are lobbying the Department of Education for a second-level school under the same patron in the city.

Post-primary Educate Together schools are to open this year in Louth and Dublin and a new-build secondary is to open in 2016 in Carrigaline....

Khloe O’Donovan and Aoife O’Hanlon, members of Youth Work Ireland Cork Music Project (The Hut) pictured at the launch of the ‘Mind Your Head’ event. Picture: Clare Keogh 

The importance of positive mental health amongst young people will be the key message at a concert taking place in Cork tonight, Friday. Hosted by Youth Work Ireland Cork (...

Five thousand singers will descend on Cork next month for the 60th Cork International Choral Festival. The opening gala concert of the long-running event will be held on Wednesday, April 30th in City Hall with a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana by Tallaght Choral Society, East Cork Choral Society and an extended Band of 1 Brigade. Cara O’Sullivan, Owen Gilhooly and Peter...

A Midleton man has being inducted into a hall of fame honouring noteworthy individuals who've made a lasting contribution to the world of whiskey. Barry Crockett, former master distiller at the Irish Distillers' Midleton Distillery, has become the 17th inductee into the coveted Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame.

Awarded by ex-editor of Whisky Magazine, Rob Allanson, at the publication...

A new €200,000 fund has been launched to help Cork entrepreneurs explore the feasibility of their start-up ideas. The Enterprise Ireland Cork Competitive Feasibility Fund is designed to assist individuals and start-ups investigate the viability of a new growth-orientated business proposition to be located in Cork city or county. 

Minister for Research and Innovation Seá...

A ground-breaking Cork programme linking IT organisations with schools is to be used as a blueprint for a national action plan to make Ireland a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT). The ICT Skills Action Plan, launched recently by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, selected the it@...

One in four Irish people have experienced harm due to someone else’s drinking according to a new publication from the Health Service Executive. The Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Ireland report also found that women are more likely to experience family problems, while men are more likely to report assaults due to other people’s drinking. Young men also had the highest reported...

Designer maker Khrystyna Marriott (29) of Ruby Robin Boutique lives in St Luke's with her boyfriend Padraig Fitzgerald, their miniature dachshund Heidi and cats Bumblelion, Poppy, Kali and Indre.

“‘Ewww’. That’s normally my first thought in the morning as my miniature dachshund Heidi is usually sticking her nose in my ear. She’s adorable, so really it's the...

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