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Irish schoolchildren to stage second strike to demand government action on climate change

SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM across the country will hold another strike today to demand that the government takes action on addressing the problem of climate change.

The strike, which is being organised by the Schools’ Climate Action Network (SCAN), follows a series of nationwide protests ...

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Two men armed with handgun and iron bar rob cash from Cork post office

GARDAÍ IN CORK are appealing for witnesses in relation to an armed robbery at a post office in Little Island this morning. 

At 9.30am, two men entered the post office and threatened staff with was is believed to have been a handgun and an iron bar. 

No staff members were ...

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Man (40s) found guilty of harassing four teenage girls on a bus in Cork

A MAN IN his forties has been found guilty of harassing four teenage girls on a bus, after telling them racist and sexist jokes before sexually assaulting one of them.

Anthony Quigley (45) of Roches Heights, Mitchelstown, Co Cork had pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault, to ...

2019-05-22 16:19 open_in_new
Cork man accused of sexual assault and harassing four teenage girls on a bus 'told racist jokes', court hears

A MAN IN his forties allegedly harassed four teenage girls on a bus telling them racist and sexist jokes before sexually assaulting one of them, a court has heard.

Anthony Quigley (45) of Roches Heights, Mitchelstown, Co Cork has gone on trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court in relation to ...

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Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier appeals to locals of West Cork to attend trial in France

THE SON OF murdered French woman Sophie Toscan Du Plantier has urged locals in West Cork to travel to Paris to testify at the trial of English journalist Ian Bailey.

Speaking in Goleen, in West Cork, Pierre-Louis Baudey Vignaud said that it was imperative that the relevant parties travel ...

2019-05-19 16:46 open_in_new
Poll: Will you watch the last episode of Game of Thrones this week?

IT HAS BEEN eight long years. 

Eight years of beheadings, betrayals, intrigue, violence, death, drama and dragon fire. This week, it all comes to and end. 

The final episode of the final season of Game of Thrones will air late tonight in the US, and tomorrow on this side of the ...

2019-05-19 12:34 open_in_new
This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

THIS MONTH, A large transparent pig is going to be placed on a Carlow street. 

Inside the Pig will be an LED sign, saying:

But what is the Pig, and what are people supposed to do with it?

The Pig is the creation of the Essex, UK-based studio Kaleider, which designs and ...

2019-05-18 20:49 open_in_new
Man (50s) dies in workplace incident on Cork farm

GARDAÍ IN FERMOY have said an investigation is under way into the death of a man in his early 50s after an incident at a farm in the Glenville area of Cork.

The alarm was raised at around 5.30pm following an incident involving a tractor. 

Emergency services attended the ...

2019-05-16 00:34 open_in_new
Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy

Cork's proposed new light-rail system on Washington street. Source: Philip Watkin/

A NEW €1 BILLION light rail system for Cork city has been proposed under ambitious new transport plans from the National Transport Authority (NTA). 

The draft Cork ...

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Man (42) pleads guilty to attempting to poison his co-worker

A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN has pleaded guilty to attempting to poison a co-worker at their workplace in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

Thomas Lynch of Lisgoold East, Leamlara, Midleton, Co Cork appeared before Cork Circuit Court charged with the attempting poisoning of Eoin Sheehan on 23 May ...

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Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?

ON MAY 24 the country will go to the polls to elect a new batch of councillors to our city and county councils along with new Members of the European Parliament.

In the local elections, a total of 949 people will be elected, but you will only have to worry about a small number of these ...

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Gardaí probe dumping of 13 dead rabbits on pathway in east Cork

(Warning – This article contains an image some may find disturbing) 

GARDAÍ IN FERMOY are trying to establish who is responsible for placing thirteen dead rabbits on a pathway in the village of Conna in East Cork this morning. 

A photograph of the dead rabbits was posted online ...

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Emergency services attend scene of collision involving school bus in west Cork

EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE at the scene of a two-vehicle collision involving a school bus in Co Cork.

The incident happened at around 9am on the Durrus/Dunmanus Road at Ardogeena near Durrus in the west of the county.

It is understood that a car was also involved in the collision, and ...

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Poll: Was Leo Varadkar right to apologise for his response to the Waterford mortuary controversy?

YESTERDAY, TAOISEACH LEO Varadkar apologised for his response to concerns over the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

Varadkar said he didn’t want to “jump to conclusions” after four consultants had claimed that dead bodies were being left on trolleys in the ...

2019-05-05 17:49 open_in_new
Poll: Should there be an independent investigation into mortuary services at a Waterford hospital?

THERE HAVE BEEN calls this week for an independent investigation to be held into mortuary services at University Hospital Waterford.

It follows confusion over conditions at the facility, after concerns were raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the ...

2019-05-03 12:16 open_in_new
Elderly man dies after his car hits pole in Fermoy

A MAN IN his 70s has died after the car he was driving struck a pole in Cork.

The crash happened at about 2.10pm this afternoon at Mill Road in Fermoy.

Gardaí say that the man was fatally injured in the crash and was the sole occupant of the car.

He was pronounced dead ...

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Bacteria discovered in Cork improves ability to cope with stress

A STRAIN OF bacteria first discovered by researchers at University College Cork appears to improve people’s ability to cope with stress.

The snappily named B. longum 1714 was discovered at UCC’s APC Microbiome Institute. It’s from the family of bacteria that are given to a baby from ...

2019-05-01 18:16 open_in_new
Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?

DO YOU THINK there should be a freeze on all types of evictions up to a year, in order to allow the government to supply the houses needed to meet demand?

Evictions by landlords in order to sell a property are contributing to rising homelessness figures, which is now at 10,300, according ...

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Truck drivers deny murdering man at Cork petrol station

TWO TRUCK DRIVERS have gone on trial charged with the murder of a Slovakian father-of-two who was struck with an iron bar during a row at a petrol station in Fermoy, Co Cork, in February 2017.

Marcin Skrzypezyk (31) and Tomasz Wasowicz (45) were charged with the murder of Ludovit Pasztor ...

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Body of man in his 30s discovered in Cork

THE BODY OF a man has been found in Co Cork this morning.

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of the man, who is in his 30s, after his body was discovered on Parnell Place at approximately 6am.

It is understood that his death is being treated as a tragic incident.

A ...

2019-04-26 12:16 open_in_new
Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests?

IN RECENT WEEKS, London has seen dozens of Extinction Rebellion climate change protests take place. 

Over 1,000 people have been arrested during the protests and, as of Wednesday, 69 people have been charged. 

Extinction Rebellion was established last year in Britain by ...

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