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The Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is to meet with the representative body of rank-and-file members of the Garda Siochána almost a fortnight after Cork gardaí passed a vote of no confidence in him. 

"I have read the statement issued by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) and I have arranged to hold a meeting very soon to listen to the concerns and...

MacCurtain Street will revert back to a two-way system.

A multi-million euro investment for Cork city and suburbs is to see a complete overhaul of traffic in the city centre, with cycle corridors to be established out of Douglas and Ballyvolane and better pedestrian links from Kent Station into the city. 

In total, €8.3m worth of sustainable transport...

A Fine Gael Senator is calling on Health Minister James Reilly to ban the consumption of fizzy drinks in schools. With a recent University College Cork study outlining that obesity in Ireland is costing the State over €1bn, Deirdre Clune is urging the Minister to ask schools to implement a ‘water only’ policy in a drive to ensure children eat healthier lunches.

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Private eyes were deployed in Cork yesterday to gather evidence on Valentine's Day love rats having secret affairs. 

One undercover investigator said he's dealing with nearly six times as many cases involving cheating spouses than he was two years ago.

Stephen Keogh, who runs nationwide detective unit privateeye.ie, said all his nine trained staff spent yesterday tailing the...

Kay, Denise, Anita, Mirco, Sarah, Zoltan, Susanna, Seamus, Rebecca and Kalman with the now retired trestle table. 

A piece of furniture long beloved of Cork foodies has been replaced. The trestle table at the Farmgate Café in the English Market was moved out last week during a refurbishment of the service area at the restaurant. Owner, Kay Harte outlined...

A Youghal teenager has released a mobile phone app that allows students to access past exam papers and marking schemes. Dylan Varian, a sixth year student at Pobalscoil na Tríonóide in Youghal, created the app, Examie, for himself to help him through his Leaving Certificate exam year, but it soon became a hit among his friends, who encouraged him to make it available to the...

A Cork teenager is set to take the plunge for charity, by completing 25 sky dives in one week. Justin Drummey (19), who is originally from Dungarvan but now living in Cork city, is seeking to raise €5,000 for children’s charity Share a Dream Foundation with the daredevil feat. 

The initiative, Project 25, which will consist of five solo jumps a day across five days, will...

Cork homeowners are being asked to open their doors to marching band members who will be visiting in October. In an initiative similar to that organised during the Special Olympics in 2003, 12 Cork communities will welcome international bands and supporters for the official Cork Gathering flagship event, Rebel Week, which runs from Monday, October 14th to Sunday, October 20th. The event,...

The Triskel's monthly showcase of cult and horror movies will morph into a ‘deadly’ festival next week. Maria Tracey talks to cinema manager Christopher O'Neill about why film fans are already booking tickets for four days of chills, thrills and blood spills.

With Valentine’s Day over for another year, Cork film fans can switch their attention from sickly sweet rom-...

Heineken Murphy's Brewery will provide free kegs for a private gathering this Sunday, to help toast a couple with a unique link to one of their most famous products. 

Orla Murphy (29) took her husband’s surname to become Ms Murphy-Stout. Now Orla and James Stout (36), who married last year at the Silver Springs Moran Hotel, are set to emigrate to Australia next Tuesday....

The first Miss Belly Dance Cork competition is to be held on Leeside in May. The event, which is expected to take place on Saturday, May 11th at Oriel House, Ballincollig, will be a charity fundraiser. Organised by professional dancer Saskja, Miss Belly Dance Ireland will also be in attendance to judge the contestants and perform. 

“We do hope that it will become an annual...

Petstop on Kinsale Road is to hold a ‘Happy Pets, Happy People’ Pyjama Party on Saturday, February 23rd in aid of Rayleigh’s Sanctuary For Exotic Pets, with both dogs and their owners invited to dress in their night gear for the day. 

The event will include a 10% discount applied on the day, triple loyalty points, an Ask the Vet session with Toby Animal Wellness...

A new Cork technology company has secured $300,000 (€222,550) from Irish and international angel investors to help fund its battle to reduce e-commerce fraud.

Trustev provides real-time online identity verification using social fingerprinting technology, making it easier for online retailers to spot and prevent fraudulent transactions. The technology- developed locally over the...

Almost €2m in funding will be spent on Mallow roads over the coming year. Cork County Council outlined this week that a comprehensive programme to upgrade local and regional roads in the North Cork area will get underway shortly. Vice chairman of the Mallow Area Roads Committee and local Independent Cllr John Paul O' Shea stated the “significant" financial investment will see a...

The redeployment of an additional 25 staff to the Garda unit dealing with child protection is expected to shorten the processing times for those awaiting garda vetting. The extra staff allocation at the Garda Central Vetting Unit is expected to shorten the processing of applications, which currently stands at eight to 10 weeks.

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and chairman of the...

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