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Over 15,000 families are waiting for a home in Cork, according to a leading housing association. Clúid figures released this week outlined 7,799 households were awaiting a home in Cork City; 4,271 in Cork County; 131 in Clonakilty; 545 in Cobh; 392 in Fermoy; 300 in Kinsale; 239 in Macroom Town; 399 in Mallow; 564 in Midleton; 90 in Skibbereen; and 288 in Youghal.

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An affordable mental health service is to be launched in Cork. The new branch of MyMind, at No. 9 Dyke Parade will assist people who are facing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and all mild mental health issues. The community based not-for-profit service will have the capacity to provide more than 100 sessions per week and will be open Monday to Friday from...

Cork adventurer Clare O'Leary (above) and Kerryman Mike O'Shea have successfully completed a 26 day walk of the frozen Lake Baikal in Northern Russia. The pair faced temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees centigrade as they walked, skated and skied the length of the 640km long lake, which is clearly visible on the world map and the biggest and deepest in the world, holding 20% of the world's...

Isabel Sheridan from Douglas bursts into song at the launch of Cork International Choral Festival, which runs from May 1st to 5th, 2013. Picture: Clare Keogh

Almost five thousand people will take part in this year’s Cork International Choral Festival. Now in its 59th year, international groups from Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany,...

Karen McDermott, a mother of two from Clonakilty, who received a life saving heart transplant in August 2012 with her two children Nicola and Shane. Karen is sharing her story to help highlight this year’s Organ Donor Awareness Week campaign, which continues until Saturday, April 6th. Picture: John Allen

A life saving heart transplant has seen a Clonakilty mother-...

Indie rock band, The Coronas have added an extra date to their Live at the Marquee appearance. The Dublin group, whose Heroes or Ghosts and Tony Was An Ex went double platinum while their last, Closer To You, was platinum-selling, will now perform on Saturday June 22nd in Cork in addition to their original show on Saturday, June 29th. 

Tickets for the extra show are €33.50 and...

Michael Collins’ intelligence network inside Dublin Castle is to be uncovered in a RTÉ programme to be filmed in Cork next weekend. The story of the Clonakilty-born Irish revolutionary leader is just one of those to be covered by The Genealogy Roadshow on Saturday, April 13th at University College Cork’s Aula Maxima. 

Others include how Henry Ford, whose father,...

University College Cork is to re-name their athletics track after Cobh athlete, Sonia O’Sullivan. The Mardyke complex will now be called The Sonia O’Sullivan Athletics Track, with the official opening on Saturday, April 13th. O’ Sullivan- who was the world 5,000m champion in 1995 and 5,000m Olympic silver medallist in 2000- will be present on the day.

A unique, interactive experience within the confines of one of Cork's most iconic buildings is to be created as Beamish & Murphy’s team up with Corcadorca for Brewery Nights. The artistic director of the innovative theatre company, Pat Kiernan has been tasked with creating a stout experience that taps into the city's heritage at the old Beamish & Crawford site, South Main Street...

Four Cork finalists are in the running for Irish Law Awards, the winners of which will be announced next month. There are 22 categories, with more than 100 law practices across Ireland in the Danske Bank sponsored competition, which is now in its second year. 

University College Cork's Faculty of Law has been nominated for Law School of the Year while James Lucey & Sons...

Liam Ronayne, 58, is Cork City Librarian. The father-of-two lives on Connaught Avenue with his partner, Nóirín.

“I’m not an early riser. On workdays the alarm is set for 7.30am, and after I get up, I squeeze some juice, like grapefruit and orange. In the cold months- lasting a bit longer now- I have porridge. If and when the weather gets a bit warmer, then it...

Twins Nicola and Lauren Kelly from Tramore Road pictured in Cork City Library at the launch of the 9th Cork World Book Fest which is taking place from April 23rd to 27th. Picture: Clare Keogh

An exciting programme of events has been organised in honour of World Book Day on April 23rd.

Cork’s own celebration of all that’s great about books and...

Sean McKeown, Director, Fota; Larry the Lemur; and Kevin O’Leary, MMD Construction; at the site of a new indoor animal care and conservation centre for endangered species at Fota Wildlife Park. Picture: Neil Danton.

The development of a €600,000 conservation centre at Fota Wildlife Park will boost tourism in Cork during the winter months. That is according to...

Matjaz Wiegele on Planjava, Slovenia. Picture: Marko Prezelj.

A world-renowned film festival on mountain sports is to come to Ireland for the first time this month. As part of a three-date tour of the country, the Banff Mountain Film Festival (University College Cork's Devere Hall, Wednesday, April 10th) will screen a selection from the 25 award-winning films chosen for...

Suicide prevention training based on three specific steps that could save a life will be held in Cork later this month. The one-day programme by national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd with a focus on QPR, or 'Question, Persuade and Refer'.

Console founder and CEO Paul Kelly explained that “just as people trained in CPR help...

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