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Cars spar in The Glen

The two cars rammed each other head on a number of times. Photo: Twitter/BadDrivingCork

A series of videos have emerged showing two cars repeatedly smashing into each other in a Cork neighbourhood.

The videos show pedestrians in the Glen looking on in disbelief as ...

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Stabbing in Skibbereen

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made after a stabbing incident in Skibbereen which left a man in hospital. Gardaí and emergency services were called to a house in the Riverdale area at approximately 8.15pm on Tuesday night ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
€900k funding announced for CIT

CIT is to receive €900,000 in Government funding, it was announced yesterday. The investment is being made under Project Ireland 2040 for the current academic year and the money will be used on small-scale and necessary infrastructure works and improvements.

It’s part of a ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
Pana: Footfall up, numbers down

The Patrick’s Street traffic ban has been a topic for much debate since being brought in last year. Photo: michael macsweeney/provision

Traders say numbers are down in spite of news emerging this week that footfall has increased by two per cent on Leeside from August-November 2019, ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
Shirts on the double

Michael Moore and Tommy McGreevy of Cork Penny Dinners with Billy Morgan, Dr Con Murphy, Larry Tompkins, Tomás Mulcahy, Luke O’Sullivan of Suits Distributors, Teddy McCarthy, Gerald McCarthy and Alan Gould, Cork Independent, at the 1990 commemorative shirt launch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
McCarthys go head to head

The Irish under 23 women’s team Eilish Flanagan, Roisin Flanagan, Stephanie Cotter, Claire Fagan, Sorcha McAlister and Fian Sweeney celebrate winning a team silver medal during the European Cross Country Championships 2019 at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Cork ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
TD to contest track closure

Youghal, Enniscorthy, Longford and Lifford have had funding ceased.

“I want this stadium to remain open.”

Those were the words of Labour TD Sean Sherlock, responding to the closure of Youghal Greyhound Track. He continued: “I believe that it is a viable stadium, and ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
Gardaí probe West Cork drugs haul

A grow house that was discovered by gardaí in Bantry on Tuesday.

Cash and cannabis were seized during a day of action in West Cork this week.

Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in West Cork, assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit, carried out a search at a house in ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
Preschool demolition: ‘It’s still really raw’

Staff at Muin Preschool had no idea that their building faced possible demolition until a notice was posted on Monday afternoon.

The staff at Blackpool’s only remaining preschool have vowed to do everything in their power to save their building which is facing possible ...

2019-12-12 11:01 open_in_new
No arrests following Skibbereen stabbing

No arrests have been made after a stabbing in Skibbereen last night.

A man is receiving treatment in CUH following a stabbing incident in Skibbereen.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to a house in the Riverdale area at approximately 8.15pm last night ...

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Row over Victoria Quarter branding

The term Victorian Quarter sparked off a war of words at last night's Cork City Council meeting.

A war of words broke out in City Hall last night over councillors and officials calling MacCurtain Street the Victorian Quarter. 

The row broke out as the Lord Mayor announced that a ...

2019-12-10 13:52 open_in_new
Thousands still without power after Storm Atiyah

A trampoline blown into the street in Turner's Cross last night. Photo: CorkSafetyAlert/Twitter

Roads are blocked and hundreds of homes across Cork and Kerry are without power this morning in the wake of Storm Atiyah, although there are no reports of any major safety ...

2019-12-09 14:46 open_in_new
Farmers blockade Cork Lidl distribution centre

IFA members at the blockade in Charleville this morning. Photo: John Couglan/IFA

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) began a 12 hour blockade at the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville this morning. It began at 7am and follows on from a similar blockade which took place yesterday ...

2019-12-06 13:16 open_in_new
Sweet emotions


Cork’s only remaining sweet manufacturers, Shandon Sweets, have reopened following a commercial fire earlier this year which forced the family business to close. Speaking about reopening, Dan Linehan said: “We made it our business to be up and running. It would ...

2019-12-05 12:04 open_in_new
Book shines light on silent disease

Con Hurley graduating in 2017 from University of Limerick.

“If a person had a stroke along side of me, I wouldn’t even get up to see was he alright.”

These are the words of recovering addict Con Hurley who has just released a new book chronicling his long-term ...

2019-12-05 12:04 open_in_new
Beware bogus tradesmen

The public have been urged to be vigilant of bogus callers and traders.

Bogus callers and traders are a huge problem in Cork according to Sergeant Tony Davis, a crime prevention officer, who this week gave advice about keeping safe and tips to prevent being conned out of ...

2019-12-05 12:04 open_in_new
Rally to protest against housing crisis in Cork city

The protest will start from Daunt Square.

A protest will be making its way through Cork city today to highlight the lack of action in solving the housing crisis.

It comes after Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy survived a motion of no confidence on Tuesday night by a margin of ...

2019-12-05 12:04 open_in_new
Drug search surge

More than 3,000 drug searches have been carried out in Cork city so far this year.

Gardaí have conducted 3,345 searches for drugs in the past year on Leeside, a top ranking garda has revealed.

Chief Superintendent Barry McPolin confirmed the figure following calls for the ...

2019-12-05 12:04 open_in_new
Raising funds for High Court action

Ireland, Cork

More than 50 businesses on Leeside are stocking Save City Council merchandise in order to raise funds for its High Court challenge, the Cork Independent can exclusively reveal.

The judicial review of a €6.5m city centre project was granted by the High Court in ...

2019-12-05 12:04 open_in_new
Gardaí: Beware bogus tradesmen!

Gardaí have encouraged people to report bogus tradesmen.

Gardaí have said that they don't have the true figure on how many people have been conned by bogus callers and tradesmen as many are too embarrassed to report it. 

Bogus callers and traders are a huge ...

2019-12-04 12:58 open_in_new
Screen to stop N40 rubbernecking

The fire at Douglas Shopping Centre broke out on 31 August. Photo: Cork City Fire Brigade

Demolition has stopped at Douglas Shopping Centre as they work on erecting a screen around it in a bid to stop drivers from rubbernecking on the N40.

It’s envisaged that it will take up to ...

2019-12-03 13:52 open_in_new