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Emergency simulation announced for Cork

The simulation centre at UCC.

A critical incident simulation exercise is to take place at the end of the month in a simulated emergency department of a hospital. 

UCC and An Garda Síochána announced this morning that they are joining forces for the exercise on 29 ...

2019-03-15 13:13 open_in_new
Nothing plane about this air show

Gerry Humphreys, instructor at Atlantic Flight Training Academy at the launch of the Cobh Air Spectacular. Photo: Clare Keogh

The largest air show ever seen in the history of Cork Harbour has been cleared for landing!

History will be made in July 2020 as the coastal town of Cobh will ...

2019-03-14 12:01 open_in_new
Time for the stars to shine

The Munster Schools Senior Cup which will be contested by Presentation Brothers College and Christian Brothers College at Irish Independent Park on Sunday. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

In schools rugby, bragging rights are simply only concerned with silverware – regardless of ...

2019-03-14 12:01 open_in_new
Crucial game for footballers


Cork vs Donegal

Having finally got the win their hard work deserved in the last round against Tipperary, Cork now face another must win game when Donegal arrive in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

The form of the Ulster side has dipped somewhat in recent ...

2019-03-14 12:01 open_in_new
Quickfire round with Dáire O'Connor

Daire O’Connor. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Name: Daire O'Connor

Age: 21

Born: 15/04/1997

Position: Attacking midfielder/winger

Previous clubs: UCD

Nickname: None

When did you join Cork City FC? 18 November 2018

Favourite sport other ...

2019-03-14 12:01 open_in_new
Now I know I’ve made it!

Brenda Dennehy 4.jpeg

Let me take a quick guess - there’s about 20 keyboard warriors behind it - but I was absolutely thrilled that I made a People’s Republic of Cork forum page.

How would I describe it? They sound like keyboard warriors who hide behind their PCs, ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Painting the city, boy!

Ringroad Winter - oil on canvas by Patricia Burns.

Cork city is the focus of a new exhibition on Leeside.

Patricia Burns’ new exhibition City Paintings opens at the Lavit Gallery next week.

In this body of new work, Burns explores the parts of Cork city where she lives ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Three cheers for James May

James May, winner of the 2019 Seán Ó Riada composition competition. Photo: Chelsea Carlson

Music at his fingertips!

James May has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition.

As winner of the competition, his piece 'Street ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Mary poopins needed!

Residents on the south side of Cork city were left wondering, this week, if dog poo bins are working.

A community safety forum for areas like College Road, Magazine Road and Barrack Street heard how people are leaving dog poop just one metre from the designated bins.

A man told the ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Is it ski you’re looking for?

An iPhone XR which had been burried for two months on the snowey Alpine slopes of Ehrwald, Austria has been miraculously reuinited with its owner.

A lost phone has miraculously found its way back to Cork having spent two months buried in the Austrian Alps.

The ruby red iPhone XR, ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Students better behaved

Residents living near UCC have breathed a sigh of relief as students living around the college are behaving better.

Locals living along College Road and the surrounding streets told a community forum this week that this year’s Raise And Give (RAG) Week was the best it’s been ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Flurry of bets for white Paddy’s Day

The chance of snow falling on Patrick’s Day has punters making bets around the country, but Cork parade organisers are adamant that festivities will go ahead no matter what.

It seems the threat of snow and unsettled weather won’t deter St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the ...

2019-03-14 10:58 open_in_new
Mahon Golf Club swinging back

Carr Golf Management was appointed to undertake an assessment of Mahon Golf Club.

Issues at Mahon Gold Club are due to be addressed after a new report found that many aspects of the course were in an unsatisfactory condition and below the industry norm. 

Cork City Council, who ...

2019-03-13 12:55 open_in_new
100,000 expected at Cork's first air show

Gerry Humphreys, instructor at Atlantic Flight Training Academy at the launch of the Cobh Air Spectacular. Photo: Clare Keogh

History will be made in Cork in July 2020 as it’s been announced that Cobh will host its inaugural Air Spectacular.

Plans have ...

2019-03-12 13:49 open_in_new
Cork resident dies in Ethiopian Airlines crash

The late Michael Ryan.

Tributes have poured in for Cork resident Michael Ryan who was one of 157 victims of the tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash yesterday.

Michael ‘Mick’ Ryan had been living at Pope’s Quay in the city centre with his wife and children and was part ...

2019-03-11 13:40 open_in_new
County Mayor's Diary

Mayor of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy.

By the Mayor of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy

There’s something about getting on a ferry and pulling away from the mainland that soothes the soul. 

All of a sudden, the busy life onshore – with all the rushing around ...

2019-03-07 17:16 open_in_new
€19k to taxi paper

Cork City Council arranges two taxis to distribute packs.

Just over €19,000 has been spent taxiing paper around the city to councillors in the past three years, the Cork Independent can reveal.

Calls have now been made for Cork City Council to go paperless when it comes to ...

2019-03-07 12:01 open_in_new
'Fake it until you make it'

Lisa Fallon with Garry Buckley when Cork City won the league in 2017. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Only 11 per cent of Irish women under the age of 25 are regularly involved in sport.

That was the stark stat revealed by Liberty Insurance this week at its Women in Sport: The ...

2019-03-07 12:01 open_in_new
Caravan dumped at Ellis’ Yard

The caravan that was dumped on the site. Photo: Kenneth O’Flynn

A caravan was found dumped yesterday morning in Ellis’ Yard which has undergone a dramatic clear out in the past week. Diggers and trucks arrived at Ellis’ Yard last week to start clearing the Ballyvolane ...

2019-03-07 10:58 open_in_new
Parents push for new ASD unit

Parents of children attending the early intervention unit in St Patrick’s Infant National School who have recently applied for a follow on ASD unit to be put in place in the school. Photo: facebook/Respect for Autism and Equality for our Children

Appeals for an autism spectrum disorder ...

2019-03-07 10:58 open_in_new
New school for Kinsale

Summercove National School is the first school in the country to be confirmed as part of the next Government capital plan for a new facility.

A national school in Kinsale is to get a brand new facility after years of efforts to get a new building.

Summercove National School is the ...

2019-03-07 10:58 open_in_new