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The Kino's back with a bang

Swedish experimental musician sir Was who is one of two international acts set to officially reopen Cork's Kino.

Cork’s Kino will reopen in style next month with two international acts doing the honours.

The former arthouse cinema will open its doors once again ...

2019-08-23 14:01 open_in_new
You mutt vote for Ralph

Ralph needs your votes to win this year’s Nose of Tralee. He swears this isn’t his pint!

Ralph has tails wagging as voting fur this year’s Nose of Tralee is heating up. It’s hoped that Cork’s top dog Ralph, owned by Chloe Smith, will take the lead in this ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
And I will walk 7,000 miles

Brian Burnie, founder of Daft as a Brush cancer transport charity who is in Cork this week to continue his 7,000 mile trek around Ireland and the UK.

A 75 year old charity trekker is in Cork this week to continue his 7,000 mile walking challenge around Britain and Ireland.

Walking ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
Pregnant woman charged with murder

A woman in her 30s has appeared in court charged with the murder of toddler Santina Cawley in Cork last month.

A 35 year old woman will appear in court again next week after being charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl yesterday. Karen Harrington was arrested by ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
Under 20 title on the line for Cork and Tipp

Cork captain James Keating and Tipperary captain Craig Morgan in attendance at the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 20 Championship Final preview event. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

The inaugural All-Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final is down for decision on Saturday and ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
10 years for pinching sheep

New research has uncovered some very interesting accounts of a host of Corkonian concivts who were banished to Australia in the 1800s.

From perjury to sheep theft, new research has revealed the fascinating stories of Corkonian convicts who wound up Down Under.

The research, ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
Milking cows perfect final prep

Cork captain James Keating ahead of the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final on Saturday against Tipperary. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

In the week leading up to an All-Ireland Final, the urge may be to wrap your players up in cotton wool to ensure they're ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
SouthDoc lacking staff

SouthDoc is underpressure to find doctors.

Urgent appeals sent by text to doctors to provide cover in SouthDoc are becoming more frequent in Cork city.

That’s according to Dr Philip Kieran, a GP on Washington Street, in the wake of a tweet going viral about SouthDoc looking for ...

2019-08-22 12:49 open_in_new
Woman arrested in Santina Cawley investigation

A woman was arrested this morning in connection with the murder of toddler Santina Cawley..jpg

A 35 year old woman was arrested this morning in connection with the murder of a two year old infant in Cork last month.

The woman is to appear before Cork District Court ...

2019-08-21 12:40 open_in_new
'World-first' from UCC on fossils

Dr Maria McNamara and Valentina Rossi, who led the study at UCC. Photo: Mike McSweeney/ Provision

UCC palaeontologists have discovered a new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked like. 

The study, published last night in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy ...

2019-08-20 13:34 open_in_new
Blackpool blaze extinguished

Crews from several fire stations from across Cork city battling the fire at the Sunbeam site yesterday evening.

The scene in Blackpool yesterday evening.

It was a busy evening and night for fire crews from Ballyvolane, Ballincollig and Anglesea Street stations as they battled ...

2019-08-19 14:28 open_in_new
Catherine scoops Fota safari prize

Catherine (right) with Mike and four year old Laura Cullinane with Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife Park, as Catherine became Fota Wildlife Park’s 10 millionth visitor. Photo: Diane Cusack

Lady luck was in town recently for the 10 millionth visitor to Fota Wildlife Park. Catherine ...

2019-08-15 12:49 open_in_new
The big games keep coming

Aoife Murray is set for a huge game against Galway in the All-Ireland Camogie Semi-Final on Saturday. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

A huge weekend is on the cards as champions Cork put their All-Ireland camogie title, and with it their three in a row ambitions, on the line when ...

2019-08-15 12:49 open_in_new
That’s Barry’s pint of view!

Barry and Donal Hosford have worked in Heineken since the 1980s.

“I remember being very young and coming into the brewery on a Sunday morning with my father. He would take me down to the stables, where the office building is now, and that was where the horses for delivering the kegs ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
Vera’s battle to save Ava in words

A book about Vera Twomey’s efforts to save her daughter’s life will be launched on Leeside this evening with the aim of removing perceptions about the use of medicinal cannabis.

Called ‘For Ava’, the book shows the lengths a parent will go to for their child’s ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
Airport in talks with other carriers

Cork Airport. Photo: Janice O’Connell

Cork Airport management are in discussions with a number of carriers, it was claimed, as news emerged this week of Norwegian’s decision to discontinue its transatlantic flights.  The news was announced on Tuesday with Cork Airport ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
A tour with a twist

Dylan Gully, Markovitch and Pauline Willerval of Brittany-based Zetadam Trio who will embark on a cycling music tour of Cork’s Atlantic coast later this month.

This month a band of three musicians from Brittany will embark on a cycling tour along Cork’s coast, and they’re ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
The Kino rises again

Ed O’Leary and Joe Kelly of The Good Room. Photo: Louise Barker

The Kino will be back with a bang next month!

That was the sentiment of Ed O’Leary speaking to the Cork Independent shortly after it was announced yesterday that he and Joe Kelly, both of The Good Room, will be ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
Testimonial for City legend Benno

Cork City FC will host a testimonial for Alan Bennett on 14 September. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Cork City FC veteran Alan Bennett is to be honoured by the club with a testimonial. The game will pit a Cork City Legends team against a team comprised of current players.

Among the ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
College life starts today

Essential French grind students Asad Kahn, John Sweeney, Jack Doherty and James Scally, celebrating their exam results earlier this week. Photo: Darragh kane

The future will become a little clearer for more than 6,000 Cork school-leavers who will receive their college offers ...

2019-08-15 11:46 open_in_new
New dawn for Kino

Ed O'Leary and Joe Kelly outside the Kino which they will reopen next month.

The former art house cinema on Washington Street is set for a new lease of life, it's been announced in the past hour. 

Promoters Ed O'Leary and Joe Kelly from The Good Room have announced ...

2019-08-14 12:40 open_in_new