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Mandy Daly, from Douglas, a family liaison manager with Irish Premature Babies, outlined to a Joint Oireachtas meeting yesterday, Thursday that the current Neonatal Transport Programme needs to be extended to a 24-hour service to ensure patient access to emergency care when needed.

“This Neonatal Transport Programme is only available from 9am-5pm,” she said. “For a...

A compulsory bullying prevention module for teachers is being called for. Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is being urged to introduce the module after the recent death of 13 year-old Erin Gallagher from Donegal who was bullied online and Canadian teen Amanda Todd who also committed suicide after enduring years of abuse.

Cork senator Deirdre Clune highlighted that bullying is “...

Midleton’s first Hibernian Antique Fair will take place this weekend. Set to be held at the Midleton Park Hotel on Sunday, it is the first time that the fair, which started 22 years ago, will take place in the East Cork town.

Over 30 antique and art dealers will attend, with all jewellery, furniture, silver, clocks, clothes, porcelain, coins, art and books priced and available for...

New safety requirements for manufacturers of motorbikes have been announced as part of a move to save lives on Irish roads. Under the new rules passed by the European Parliament, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) will be fitted to all motorbikes over 125cc, while for bikes between 50 and 125cc, manufacturers can choose between ABS and Combined Breaking System. The rules will apply to new two or...

Manus O'Callaghan, Awards Organiser; Alice Taylor and Pat Lemasney, Southern. Picture: Tony O'Connell Photography.

Innishannon author, Alice Taylor has been named November Cork Person of the Month in celebration of her extensive literary works. Ms Taylor who wrote the best selling book, To School Through the Fields in 1988, most recently released her latest offering And...

An information afternoon for those wishing to learn more about volunteering in Africa and Asia will be held in Cork in December. Organised by VSO- the world’s leading independent development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries- the event will take place on Saturday, December 8th at the Cork Jobs Club, Preston Place at 2pm. 

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Mature students are invited to explore their options at an information evening next week at Cork Institute of Technology. Mature Student officer at CIT Sinéad O'Neill encouraged anybody who is thinking about returning to education to attend the evening on Tuesday, November 27th from 5.30pm to 8.15pm in CIT’s Library. 

“This event provides people with an...

 Poet Matthew Sweeney, 60, is UCC’s Writer in Residence. He lives on Sunday’s Well with his partner, academic Mary Noonan. 



"I’m quite a light sleeper. On the mornings of my creative writing workshops, I’m up before the alarm. Often it’s because I’m thinking about what piece of writing I can throw at the students, so I’ll go...

A ‘plucky’ Clonakilty group will perform their last gig for the foreseeable future next month. Three performers will part ways with the nine-piece West Cork Ukulele Orchestra to travel abroad in the coming months, with Sharon Lehane heading to Australia, Ronan Daly to Argentina and Philip Crosbie set to study in China.

The remaining six members, Mary Callaghan, Anthony...

A Cork City Council initiative aimed at providing local teenagers with a safe concert environment is to be launched next month, with a performance by X Factor contestants MK1 (above). Charlie Rundle and Simeon Dixon, are being hailed as the UK’s first mixed dubstep group. The duo will be headlining the first of four all-ages concerts- entitled BPM Clubland- at City Hall over the coming...

One lucky individual is getting closer to winning a brand new Ford Focus valued at €20,000 when the draw takes places at the IGDB Headquarters and Training Centre at 5pm on December 1st.

But fear not, there is still time to get yourself a ticket, the team from IGDB along with some of their dogs in training will be outside Ulster Bank on Patrick Street from Monday, November 26th...

Cork Boots stores are now supplying the flu vaccine as figures indicate that cold and flu symptoms cost Irish businesses €1.5bn in sick days annually. There were on average 2.97 million incidences of cold and flu a month in Ireland last winter, equating to nearly nine million cases over the season.

Boots Blackpool is offering a flu vaccine free of charge to any adult in at-risk...

A social networking craze called Chaos Cooking is taking roots in Cork City this Saturday night with a group of 50 meeting in a Cork City home to implement the idea.

Rose-Anne Kidney, owner of Cork events company, Goldiefish, is hosting the foodie event in her own kitchen. The get-together will see guests bring the ingredients for a dish of their choice. Everyone cooks together and...

A motion is to go before Cork City Council calling on the Government to legislate for the X Case. It comes in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar from septicaemia after she miscarried at 17 weeks. The 31 year-old’s husband said she was denied the abortion after the foetus was found to have a heartbeat.

While Sinn Féin proposed a Dáil motion earlier this week...

Over €5m has been approved to upgrade a local sewerage plant in Clonakilty. The campaign for the funding comes after 10 years of lobbying by residents of the town.

Clonakilty town mayor, Cllr Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin said that the news of the €5.5m in funding, communicated by local Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly, was welcome. “For the best part of 10 years...

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