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A leading Cork auctioneer has warned antique hunters that a surge in Internet and absentee sales means room bidders are missing out on preferred lots.

Tom Woodward of Woodwards Auctioneers, located on Cook Street, outlined that in recent auctions there has been an increase in demand for mid-level priced items, with many buyers investing in silver instead of other commodities.

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An initiative rooted in citizen participation will see every seat contested at the local elections next year.

Ballintemple's Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who is one of the co-founders of An Chomhdháil Phobail I The People’s Convention and secretary of the newly founded group South East Electoral Ward for Democracy said he envisions that all seats in both Cork City and County...

Up to €100m in spending will be withdrawn from the local economy if the new Croke Park deal is to go ahead. That is according to UNITE’s regional secretary, Jimmy Kelly who stated that an estimated 18% of those working in Cork are employed in the public sector.

“That is a sizeable proportion, more than one-in-six. With the proposed pay cuts averaging out at 5% per...

Companies involved in the horsemeat controversy have risked reputational damage to the Irish food sector, according to a Cork TD. With the publishing of a report into the official horsemeat contamination investigation, Cork South–Central deputy and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said the companies involved have “let themselves down”.

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Revellers are advised to wrap up warm this weekend, as more than eighty thousand people prepare to descend on Cork City Centre for the Cork St. Patrick’s Festival.

With daytime temperatures expected to be lower than normal for this time of year, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is cold with sunny spells and showers. But there'll be plenty to take your mind off the chilly...

A leading academic in Latin American studies has described the response to the new Argentine pontiff in his home country as "mixed", with critics claiming the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio turned a blind eye during the so-called 'Dirty War'.

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at University College Cork, Dr Cara Levey highlighted that for the Argentines who gathered in Buenos...

Reported cases of the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Cork have dropped by almost a half in the past five years. However, a Carrigaline man whose father-in-law was the first Irish patient ruled by a coroner's inquest to have died from MRSA, said the report must be treated with caution and called for “further scrutiny” of the figures. 

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A gay principal of a rural Cork school has said proposed legislation to stamp out discrimination in the workplace will “lift the burden" currently carried by many teachers. 

Scoil Náisiúnta Cuil Aodha principal Cathal Ó Riada highlighted that the Bill brought before Private Members’ Business in the Seanad on Wednesday to provide for certain...

Daniel Breen, Assistant Curator of the Museum in Fitzgerald’s Park with the restored banner. Picture: Andy Ferreira

A permanent home has been found for a rare marching banner, used in Cork’s Monster Meetings 170 years ago. The 10ft by 10ft artefact, which belongs to the Cork Operative Society of Masons and Bricklayers, has been undergoing restoration for the...

London indie rock outfit Bastille, who raced to the top of the UK charts with their debut album, are set to play this year’s Indiependence Music & Arts Festival. The quartet knocked Brit award winner Emeli Sande from the top spot this week with their release Bad Blood. They also saw off competition from Welsh rockers Stereophonics and Dido.

Bastille will come to Ireland this...

Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee will make technology history this weekend by leading St. Patrick's Day parades on both sides of the Atlantic.

Using Cisco TelePresence, Mayor Lee will virtually lead the San Francisco parade via a live stream to the crowds watching on their mobile devices and smartphones in San Francisco’s Civic Plaza, before attending Sunday's Cork City parade as...

A Cork gynaecological oncologist has said the biggest problem doctors face when treating ovarian cancer is not having enough effective treatment options. Dr John Coulter made the comments as Breakthrough Cancer Research announced that they are working on three new treatments for the disease, including the development of a new bio-marker test to find out what subtype of cancer a patient has...

From the emerald spectacle that is the Chicago River on St. Patrick's Day, to the McDonalds Shamrock Shake, green dye has long been key to some of the best known tributes to our patron saint. This year however, one Cork city chip shop owner has taken the tradition to the next level.

Caroline Craughan, owner of The Fish Wife diner on McCurtain Street will be serving up green battered...

Cork residents affected by anti-social behaviour are hopeful a series of amendments will be made to the existing Residential Tenancies Bill, including the introduction of enforcement officers. Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan has asked her officials to consider amendments that were sent to her by Cork University Area Residents Forum (CUARF), after a meeting with residents'...

A public meeting on the controversial Local Property Tax will be held in Ballincollig next week. As homeowners across Cork began to receive letters this week on tax payable, the meeting will provide information on the tax and how to oppose it on Thursday, March 21st from 7.30pm at Tanner Park Rugby Club.

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