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Dangerous sinkhole appears on West Cork road

The sinkole near Allihies, in West Cork. Photo: Teddy Kelly

A dangerous sinkhole has developed on a public road in West Cork. 

The sinkhole developed over the weekend before the collapse was discovered yesterday near Allihies on the road to the Beara Peninsula, ...

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UCC sweethearts return to celebrate naming of bridge

the naming ceremony for the Alumni Bridge takes place this morning in UCC. Photo: Google Maps

An iconic symbol for students of UCC willb finally be named in a ceremony at the university today. The Alumni Bridge, which is situated at the front of the college leading to Western Road, ...

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County Mayor's diary

By the Mayor of Cork Cllr Christopher O'Sullivan

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting food blogger and chef Lilly Higgins for the launch of the third Reuse Republic Event in Cork County Hall. 

Brought to you by Cork County Council, this initiative gives people the ...

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Two arrested over 2015 Bweeng murder

The house where Peter Murphy was found dead, near Bweeng in 2015. Photo: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Gardaí have arrested two men in their 20s in connection with the murder of Peter Murphy in Cork in 2015. The arrests were made yesterday as part of an operation by Mallow ...

2019-10-17 12:52 open_in_new
Farranree residents are living in fear

Farranferris Park in Farranree where residents say anti-social behaviour has been taking place.

“Will it take me bringing my kids to hospital to have glass pulled out of them before something gets done about this?”

Those were the words of a Farranree resident and father ...

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Prison service tackling drones

The Prison Service said it is aware of an increase in the use of drones over the past couple of years

A number of technological options are being explored to combat drones flying over Cork Prison, the Cork Independent has learned.

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) said it is aware of an ...

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Douglas library stock destroyed

Fire crews battling the fire at the time at Douglas Village Shopping Centre. Photo: Cork City Fire Brigade/Facebook

More than two-thirds of the books in Douglas Library have been destroyed because of the recent fire at the shopping centre. Since the fire at the end of August, which ...

2019-10-17 12:52 open_in_new
Strange creatures coming ashore

Portuguese men o’ war sighted in West Cork. Photo: Emer Keaveney

Dozens of alien-like creatures have been washing up along the West Cork coastline in recent weeks, and they’re still coming in droves.

Nicknamed the Portuguese man o’ war, these jellyfish-like organisms ...

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Robots on the rise

Samantha Cummins-Byrne, Irish Sales Development Manager, at Universal Robots.

Workers don’t need to fear the rise of robots in Cork but should be instead encouraged to work alongside them. That’s according to Samantha Cummins-Byrne, Irish Sales Development Manager at ...

2019-10-17 12:52 open_in_new
Glen bid to end Imokilly’s reign

Football semi-finals Junior Hurling

County Hurling Final day in Cork is special and next Sunday’s decider has that added spice for a number of reasons.

It features the two best teams in the championship in recent years - they have won the last four titles between them, two ...

2019-10-17 12:52 open_in_new
Cope calls for help

Elaine Murphy, Caoimhe Suipéil and Ina Wolfe from the Cope Foundation with three women supported by Cope Foundation, Anna O'Shea, Bebhinn Geary and Leona Morey, in August.

One of Ireland’s largest support service providers says it needs an increase of more than €30 ...

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Family of Timothy Hourihane devastated

The public park next to Mardyke Walk where Mr Hourihane was assullted. Photo: Google Maps

The family of Timothy Hourihane have expressed their devastation at his brutal death last Sunday morning.

As funeral arrangements take place, the family have asked for privacy. They have ...

2019-10-15 13:37 open_in_new
Gardaí launch a murder investigation after death of homeless man

The public park next to Mardyke Walk where Mr Hourihane was assullted. Photo: Google Maps

Gardaí are appealing for information following the murder of a homeless man on Mardyke Walk early on Sunday morning. 

Timothy Hourihane, aged 53, was discovered with severe injuries ...

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Search for fisherman continuing

Kodie Healy hasn't been seen since Wednesday morning. Photo: Facebook

The search for a young fisherman will continue in West Cork today after the wreckage of his boat was discovered on Thursday. 

Named locally as Kodie Healy, the lobster fisherman left the shore ...

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Sexual assault increase in city

Reports of sexual assaults have risen in the past year.

The increase in reports of sexual assaults has been attributed to the dedicated unit set up in 2017 to deal with serious crime at Anglesea Street Garda Station.

There’s been more than 100 reports of sexual assaults so far ...

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Budget is win for self-employed

Paul Prendergast, CEO and Co-Founder of travel insurance company Blink. Photo: Darragh Kane

An increase in income tax credits for self-employed people has been welcomed with a pinch of salt by a Cork entrepreneur.

Paul Prendergast, CEO and Co-Founder of travel insurance company ...

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Semi-finals take centre stage

Senior Football Championship Nemo Rangers vs Douglas Duhallow vs Newcestown Premier Intermediate Football Premier Intermediate Hurling Camogie Final Sarsfields vs Inniscarra

Senior Football Nemo Rangers vs Douglas Is there any other two clubs whose facilities are as close to one ...

2019-10-10 11:49 open_in_new
UCC top of the class


A Cork side is sitting top of the All-Ireland League Division 1A table after the first round of matches concluded at the weekend. UCC were the only team to pick up a try-scoring bonus point on a weather-beaten opening day in the top flight and now face Ballynahinch on Saturday ...

2019-10-10 11:49 open_in_new
City hanging on

NEW ERA: Katie McCabe celebrates after scoring her side’s first goal during the UEFA Women’s 2021 European Championships qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Ukraine at Tallaght Stadium. A thrilling match, Ireland won the game 3-2 in Vera Pauw’s first game as manager. Photo: ...

2019-10-10 11:49 open_in_new
A tribute to longevity and dedication

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It was never going to be a spectacular budget this time. Budget 2020 is happening potentially only weeks before the greatest shock to the Irish economy and to Irish businesses since the bank bailout and crash.

The spectre of Boris Johnson and his ...

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‘Defecating, urinating and copulating’

The Intoxicating Liquor Committee of Cork City Council hasn’t met in more than six years and calls have now been made for it to meet as soon as possible. It comes as more than 1,500 drunkenness and public order offences have been recorded so far this year by An Garda ...

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