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Post mortem to take place in fatal stabbing case

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of a young man have asked anyone with details or video footage to come forward and not to share it on social media. The local coroner and the office of the State Pathologist has ...

2020-01-17 12:13 open_in_new
Khan family case to be reviewed

Brothers Zubair, Umair and Mutjuba Khan are students at Coláiste Éamann Rís. Photo: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Students in Coláiste Éamann Rís in Cork city are celebrating instead of protesting today as three of their fellow pupils received news last ...

2020-01-16 13:07 open_in_new
Cork North Central ramps up

Sandra Murphy is running in Cork North Central.

As the parties ratchet up their General Election campaigns, news editor Niamh Áine Ryan takes a look at the candidates who have declared so far in Cork North Central Ward.

It’s less than 48 hours since a General Election ...

2020-01-16 12:04 open_in_new
Funding boost for CIT arena

A view of the CIT sports facilities at its campus in Bishopstown where the new sports arena will be added. Photo: CIT

CIT will be racing in to the future thanks to funding boost to the tune of €9.22million.

The college and Athletics Ireland made a joint application to the Large ...

2020-01-16 12:04 open_in_new
Mixed result for Blackrock housing

A northside councillor claimed this week that Fianna Fáil councillors were talking as if there is no housing crisis on Leeside.

Cllr Fiona Ryan’s statement came during a lengthy debate in City Hall on Monday on whether to change the city development plan which would allow for ...

2020-01-16 12:04 open_in_new
Historic day in Croke Park

Russell Rovers and former Cork Hurler Brian Hartnett ahead of the AIB GAA All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Final where they face Conahy Shamrocks of Kilkenny. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Saturday will be a historic afternoon in Croke Park as neighbouring clubs Russell ...

2020-01-16 12:04 open_in_new
Another Kilcully meeting planned

One of the damaged graves. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A newly formed committee representing families who had graves destroyed in Kilcully will meet with officials next Monday.  Five members of the Kilcully Community Action Group will meet with elected members from the ...

2020-01-16 11:01 open_in_new
€620k for former station

The building sold for €620,000.

It would have been too costly for City Hall to purchase a former garda station on MacCurtain Street, it came to light this week.

The building was owned by the OPW but was put up for sale by auction, which took place at the end of November 2019. ...

2020-01-16 11:01 open_in_new
Water they doing to help?

More than 60 premises on Leeside have tapped into a water scheme which is aiming to help the environment. Furthermore, plans to go plastic free for the Cork City Marathon have also emerged.

Businesses have signed up to which means that they provide tap water refills to the ...

2020-01-16 11:01 open_in_new
No archaeological finds near Bessborough

No further trench digs will carried out in the short term on grounds near a former mother and baby home, it was confirmed this week.

A housing development is on the cards, to be built on the fringes around the former Bessborough mother and baby home, with many calling for a large scale ...

2020-01-16 11:01 open_in_new
Man charged with pub burglary

Gardaí have charged a man in relation to a pub burglary.

A man is due to appear in court this morning charged in relation to a burglary of a city centre pub that took place in November 2019.

The man, who is in his 40s, was arrested yesterday as part of an ...

2020-01-14 12:49 open_in_new
Power outages in localised areas

Satellite images of Storm Brendan. Photo: Met Éireann

A band of severe winds and heavy rainfall is expected across the country according to an advisory warning by Met Éireann, as Storm Brendan reaches Ireland.  

The ESB are already reporting power ...

2020-01-13 13:43 open_in_new
Thousands of cigarettes seized in Cork

Detector dog Eva.

Detector dog Eva.

Detector dog Eva has done it again!

Nearly 15,000 cigarettes were seized at Cork Airport yesterday as a result of routine profiling by staff. 

The unstamped cigarettes were discovered following a positive indication by ...

2020-01-13 13:43 open_in_new
1000th show for Peadar Ó Riada

Peadar Ó Riada in his home in Cúil Aodha after recording a special edition of his music programme ‘Cuireadh chun Ceoil’, the 1000th episode, for broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Photo: Cathal Twomey

Broadcaster, composer and musician Peadar Ó Riada will broadcast the ...

2020-01-09 19:25 open_in_new
‘Gentle soul’ laid to rest

Frankie’s body was found on 28 December.

Mourners were asked to be more sympathetic and kinder to the homeless community as murder victim Francis ‘Frankie’ Dunne was laid to rest yesterday.

Held in Saint Mary’s on the Hill Church in Knocknaheeny, the funeral heard ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
‘Overcrowded, unsafe and understaffed’

According to an INMO press release 760 patients across the country were without beds on Monday, the highest since records began. Photo: Patrick Hogan/Provision

“What you have is a two-fold crisis at the moment. You have an understaffed and under resourced emergency department and ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
Conor is aiming high on the Atlas

Team leader Conor O’Driscoll at the Everest Basecamp on his previous fundraising expedition in 2019.

A Cork student is undertaking a gruelling trek on a mountainous trail this summer to raise money for Ireland’s only children’s hospice.

Conor O’Driscoll (22) a ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
Commemoration event postponed

The Lord Mayor of Cork said he wouldn’t go to the RIC and DMP commemoration.

A State commemoration for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) planned for this month was deferred after a backlash from the public and many politicians.

People across ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
Blood and bandages and Black and Tans

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I’m not sure Fine Gael or the Government planned it this way, but the furore over an event commemorating the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) has managed to take attention away from a growing catastrophic situation in the Irish health service this ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
Ward flaws under spotlight at St Finbarr’s

An inspection was carried out on St Catherine’s Ward in St Finbarr’s Hospital.

Plans are in place to address issues raised in a new report about a mental health centre in Cork city.

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) this week published an inspection report of St ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
Stage is set for Quarter Block Party

Aoife Nessa Frances. Photo: Cáit Fahey

Music fans, take note! The full line up for this year’s Quarter Block Party has been revealed. The festival will sprawl through the city’s streets and venues with over 50 music, art and theatre performances.

Having already ...

2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new