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Cork families rescued from mortgage arrears

David Hall, CEO of I-Care Housing with from Jayne Edmondson and Anna Gallagher who have availed of the scheme at the launch of the first property batch..jpg

A non-profit housing company has rescued 26 families in mortgage arrears in Cork over the past year.

I-CARE, ...

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Talks continue on stalled events centre

The South Main Street site where the events centre may be built.

Could there finally be light at the end of tunnel for the proposed events centre on South Main Street? Last month, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht confirmed that it had written to Cork City Council in ...

2019-01-21 13:31 open_in_new
City Hall disappointed with Urban Regeneration funding

Cork City Council submitted five applications under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

City Hall’s head of planning has said he is disappointed that only two projects were approved under a regeneration scheme.  Cork City Council submitted five applications under the ...

2019-01-18 14:07 open_in_new
Cork MEP announces retirement

Cork MEP Brian Crowley. Photo: Leila Paul/Wikimedia Commons

Long-standing Cork MEP Brian Crowley has announced he will not contest the next European elections in May.

Mr Crowley revealed his intention to step down from his role in Europe once his current term ends at ...

2019-01-17 17:07 open_in_new
Gardaí to tackle illegal parking


Gardaí in Cork are set to deploy extra resources in order to clamp down on illegal parking in cycle lanes.

The issue was raised at a Garda community forum in Farranree this week, with one resident saying the number of people parking on designated cycle lanes on ...

2019-01-17 11:52 open_in_new
Housing boost for Fermoy

Cllr Frank O’Flynn with Michael Lyons of Michael M Lyons Building Contractors at a new development in Fermoy. Photo: Frank O’Flynn

The building of over 50 new houses in Fermoy will “give hope” to hundreds of families in the area who are looking for housing.

That was ...

2019-01-17 11:52 open_in_new
MEP to break silence on future

Cork MEP Brian Crowley. Photo: Leila Paul/Wikimedia Commons

Cork’s only MEP Brian Crowley is expected to address his political future at a press conference today. The politician is expected to announce whether or not he will seek re-election at this May's European ...

2019-01-17 11:52 open_in_new
Who will be 2018's winner?

It's that time of year again, when the elite of Gaelic games gather to recognise the 12 monthly winners of 2018 at the Cork's 96FM/C103 Sports Star of the Year Awards Gala Banquet.  Due to take place on 25 January at Rochestown Park Hotel, the gala function will see the overall ...

2019-01-17 11:52 open_in_new
Páirc life for ladies footballers

The Cork Ladies footballers will play two league games in Pairc Uí Chaoimh this year, the first time the team has ever played in the stadium. Photo: Sportsfile

History is set to be made this year as the Cork Ladies Footballers will play their first and second games ever in Páirc ...

2019-01-17 11:52 open_in_new
Brexit dis-may on Leeside

An Tánaiste Simon Coveney has maintained that a no-deal Brexit remains “worst case scenario” with the UK deadlocked on an agreement to leave the EU. Photo: Cathal Noonan

Irish preparations for a no-deal Brexit are being ramped after the UK political crisis sunk to new depths this ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
‘Injecting’ at city car park

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Concerns have been raised over claims that a busy car park in Cork city is being used for increasing drug use and “significant” antisocial behaviour.

Calls have been made to address allegations that a city centre car park is being used ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
Snow laughing matter

Cork businesses are hoping that they will avoid similar snawfall to last year which resulted in major disruptions.Photo: Gerard McCarthy

With last year’s snowfall still fresh in Cork’s memory, local businesses are worried about the same possibility in 2019. Meteorologists ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
Northside defibrillator vandalised

The defibrillator in Farranree Community Centre, which was only installed last year, has already been vandalised three times.

Locals in Farranree have raised concerns after it was revealed that its community centre's new defibrillator has been vandalised three times since ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
Stop harbouring marine litter!

Children have been asked to help make Cork Harbour a healthier place.

The Port of Cork and the Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy and the Environmental Research Institute (MaREI) are calling on schools to get involved in their Maintaining a Healthy Harbour initiative.

The ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
Housing rally at City Hall

“I am one of the invisible people that needs to be housed in this country.”

Those were the words of Rachel O’Sullivan as she spoke at a rally in Cork city this week, protesting against the lack of public housing being built in the country.

During her speech on the ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
Green light for greenway

Youghal is set to be joined up with Midleton thanks to a new multi-million greenway, which was given the go-ahead this week.

Councillors in East Cork have expressed delight after a new Youghal-to-Midleton greenway was given the go-ahead this week. County councillors voted unanimously ...

2019-01-17 10:49 open_in_new
Cork woman announced as Network Ireland President

2019 President of Network Ireland Helen Whcherley. Photo: Darragh Kane

A Cork woman is now at the helm of one of Ireland’s largest networking groups. 

Helen Wycherley has been appointed the 2019 President of Network Ireland and details of her plans for the next year were ...

2019-01-16 12:46 open_in_new
New fund to jazz up city centre

Street art on Tobin Street in Cork city is just one example of the type of project that could benefit from a new city centre enhancement initiative launched this week. Photo Jim McCarthy

Cork’s city centre is set to reap the benefits of a new enhancement fund launched this ...

2019-01-15 13:40 open_in_new
Three arrested in Mallow over the weekend

Gardaí have arrested three men and seized suspected drugs and stolen bicycles.

A bicycle worth more than €3,500 and drugs were recovered by gardaí in Mallow over the weekend. 

As part of a recent operation in relation to the theft and sale of bicycles in the Mallow ...

2019-01-14 13:31 open_in_new
Pressure mounts in Cork hospitals

Plans are in place to deal with a patient surge at Cork hospitals.

Efforts are underway to try to ease the pressure on emergency departments across Cork as the amount of patients attending A&E surges. 

However, this does include suspending some elective surgeries, a new ...

2019-01-11 13:04 open_in_new
Assault on Cathedral Road

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a woman on the northside of the city this week. At about 11pm on Monday, gardaí received a report of a woman being assaulted on Cathedral Road, not too far from the North Cathedral.

Upon arrival, gardaí arrested ...

2019-01-10 12:55 open_in_new