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Calls for 'Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out' documentary to be shown in schools

Following her rise to fame having won the X Factor as one of the four-piece Little Mix, the online abuse received by Jesy Nelson became unbearable. 

For the first time ever, the 28 year old pop star has opened up about the devastating effect that cyber bullying can have ...

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It`s Westlife .... was never going to be anyone else!

The worst kept secret is out.

Westlife will play Pairc UI Chaoimh on Friday August 28th next year.

Tickets go on sale next Friday.

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Man brought before special court sitting

A 27 year old man arrested during a major garda manhunt last Thursday in Cork has been remanded in custody charged with a series of offences.

These included burglary and ramming a garda car.

Larry Connors from Cherryfield Way , Tallaght in Dublin was brought before a special sitting ...

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Beef Talks conclude

Agreement has been reached between Meat Industry Ireland and Farming Organisations in the beef dispute.

In a statement, the Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed says the talks have ended this afternoon.

They've agreed on a two strand agreement for the reform of the Irish Beef ...

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Witness appeal following serious assault in Cork City last Thursday

Gardai in Cork have renewed their appeal for witnesses following an assault on Patrick Street last Thursday night which left a man in his 40's in a serious condition in hospital.

The attack happened shortly after 9pm close to the junction with Academy Street.

A man in his ...

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Man in court today following Rochestown burglaries

A man arrested following a number of burglaries in Rochestown last Thursday has been charged and is appearing before a special sitting of Cork District Court this afternoon.

The man in his 20's was located by Garda Dog 'Laser', arrested and taken to Togher Garda ...

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2020 date for reopening of Douglas Village Shopping Centre

Douglas Village Shopping Centre may not be be fully operational again until the summer of next year.

The reopening depends on demolition work which is due to start in the coming week.

More cars are removed from the shopping centre this weekend.

Over 40 vehicles which were ...

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Talks on beef dispute continue

Talks to find a resolution to the ongoing beef row are continuing at the Department of Agriculture.

The various groups involved in the dispute are considering proposals.

The Irish Food Board is reassuring consumers about the quality and traceability of processed Irish ...

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Fears over future of RTE studios in Cork

RTE has declined to comment on reports that it is preparing to sell its Cork studios in an effort to raise badly needed funds.

The national broadcaster is planning major cutbacks including redundancies and pay cuts.

The Irish Mail on Sunday says the Father Matthew Street buildings in ...

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Fine Gael criticized for "failure" of healthcare

Fianna Fail's Stephen Donnelly says the "longest waiting list in the history of the state" represents the complete and utter failure of Fine Gael on healthcare. 

Deputy Donnelly says waiting lists showing over half a million people looking for outpatient hospital ...

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Serious accident in County Cork

Sometime after one o'clock this afternoon a cyclist aged in his 50s fell from his bike at Glansheskin Bridge, north of Kilworth in County Cork.

Emergency services attended the scene.

He was taken by helicopter to Cork University Hospital where the man is described as being in a ...

2019-09-14 18:01 open_in_new
More cars to be removed from Douglas Shopping Centre this weekend

It's hoped that 10 more cars will be removed from Douglas Shopping Centre this weekend.

That's ahead of demolition, which is due to take place on the damaged areas of the building next week.

Around 400 employees and 30 businesses have been impacted by the fire which started ...

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Almost 60,000 patients waiting for appointments at Cork hospitals

Almost 60,000 people were waiting for an outpatient appointment at hospitals across Cork at the end of August. 

New figures published today (Friday) show that 59,151 people were waiting on appointments at the end of last month. 

Of these, 10,991 people are waiting longer ...

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Talks aimed at resolving beef dispute to begin tomorrow

Beef slaughtering operations remain suspended at major meat plants this evening, ahead of talks tomorrow aimed at resolving the ongoing dispute with farmers. 

Meat Industry Ireland, which pulled out of planned discussions last Monday, says it will attend the meeting at the ...

2019-09-13 21:01 open_in_new
Peaceful protest against Jackson's signing

A peaceful protest is taking place in Cork tonight, against the decision by London Irish to sign Paddy Jackson.

The 27-year-old was acquitted of rape and sexual assault following a nine week trial in Belfast last year. 

However, organisers of the protest say he ...

2019-09-13 21:01 open_in_new
Cork Airport publishes Brexit advice

Cork Airport has published new Brexit advice for its customers. 

It says that a no deal Brexit is not expected to have any impact on flight operations at the airport. 

It has also confirmed duty-free shopping will return on alcohol and tobacco products if the UK leaves the ...

2019-09-13 18:55 open_in_new
Moment Brooklyn Beckham reunites with Spice Girls 'Aunty' Mel C in club goes viral

Before she was the fashion icon we know today, Victoria Beckham was, of course, a Spice Girl, alongside Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Mel C. 

Even though Posh didn't take part in their recent reunion tour, it seems they're all still friends and a recent ...

2019-09-13 17:52 open_in_new
Gardaí renew appeal for information as hunt for two men continues

Gardaí are appealing for information as they continue their search today for two men suspected of being involved in a series of attempted burglaries. 

Three men were disturbed while in the process of carrying out a robbery on the Rochestown Road yesterday ...

2019-09-13 17:52 open_in_new
Site for new Cork hospital to be identified before end of year

The Health Minister has confirmed to Cork’s 96FM and C103 news that a site for the new elective hospital for Cork will be identified before the end of the year.

It comes as the Department of Health and the HSE finalise their winter plans.

CUH saw significant overcrowding during ...

2019-09-13 17:52 open_in_new
Farmers picket at Musgraves

Up to 50 farmers staged a protest outside Musgrave overnight and say they will return every night until retailers agree to come to the talks.

The demonstration took place between midnight and 8am on Friday.

The farmers are also planning to stage a protest outside Aldi in ...

2019-09-13 16:49 open_in_new
Kim Kardashian photographed having dinner with sister Khloe's ex, Tristan Thompson

Back in April of 2018, footage surfaced of NBA player Tristan Thompson, allegedly kissing another woman, just days before Khloe Kardashian gave birth to the couple's daughter, True. This cheating scandal came before an even bigger cheating scandal earlier this year, when reports alleged that ...

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