Tea for two: Pauline McLynn returns to Cork

It comes as a joy - and even a little bit of a relief - when Pauline McLynn sits down for our interview and orders a proper pot of Irish breakfast tea.

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Schull welcomes Saoirse for festival

Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan arrives in West Cork tomorrow as an estimated 7,000 film buffs are expected to flood into the scenic harbour town of Schull for the Fastnet Film Festival.

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Incredible time-lapse video shows Cork's newest bridge being installed

A time-lapse video has been posted online showing Cork's newest bridge being put into place.

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Hit the horticultural highway to Mallow

Excitement is growing ahead of the Home & Garden Festival, writes Peter Dowdall.

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Letter to the Editor: Cork Luas sounds great but no plan for clean water?

So Cork is to get its own Luas? Great idea for sure, but hang on.

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The work’s done, so just buy and relax

Strong interest can be expected in this recently beautified Bishopstown family home, says Tommy Barker.

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Key infrastructure projects for West Cork identified

A national blueprint for more balanced growth in Ireland has identified a number of key infrastructure projects vital for sustaining and increasing the population in West Cork.

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Man in custody after second stabbing in two days in Cork city

A man was stabbed in Cork last night - the second stabbing incident in the city in two nights.

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Profits fall at Cork fast food chain Dino’s

Pre-tax profits at Cork-based fast food group Dino’s fell by 12% to €783,913 last year.

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Concert promoter says it will be difficult to replace Live at the Marquee site

Concert promoter Peter Aiken admits that he will find it difficult to find a replacement site for Cork’s Live at the Marquee series once the land is developed for accommodation.

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Software company Poppulo to create 125 jobs at Cork headquarters

Irish software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs at its Cork headquarters as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within three years.

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Viewing points set up to watch Cork's newest bridge being put in place

Viewing points have been set up on Cork’s northern quays for people to watch the city’s newest bridge be lifted into place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Manure dumped on the car of local candidate Noreen Murphy

A community activist who led a campaign against widespread illegal dumping in parts of Cork’s northside says she will not be intimidated into silence after a manure attack on her car.

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Software company to create 125 jobs in Cork

Irish internal communications software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within three years.

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GSK reassures staff as it sells Cork site to Thermo Fisher Scientific

Global Healthcare company GSK has reassured staff that there will be no job losses at its Cork plant in spite of an agreement to sell the site to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Supporters in with sporting chance of apartment for €100

Three Cork sporting clubs have joined forces to offer supporters a ‘home fixture’ of a different kind — a new apartment.

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Residents submit hundreds of documents to oppose widening Wilton Road

Residents living along one of Cork city's busiest roads have submitted hundreds of documents to Cork City Council to oppose current plans to revamp the route.

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Travel the world in Everyman season; World premieres, comedy and music dominate programme

World premiers, comedy, music, and plays will dominate the summer/autumn programme at the Everyman Theatre in Cork.

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Luas-style light rail proposed under ambitious €3.5bn transport plan

The National Transport Authority says it hopes to achieve some quick-wins on the bus and rail network once its ambitious €3.5bn transport strategy for the greater Cork area is adopted.

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700% increase in bus lanes and €1bn 25-stop light-rail system part of Cork transport plan

A €1bn 25-stop light-rail system linking Ballincollig to Mahon via a new docklands bridge is among the proposals contained in the long-awaited Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy (CMATS).

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Cork’s €1bn light rail system will not start until 2031 at earliest

Work on a €1bn light rail system for Cork will not start until 2031 at the earliest with the focus in the interim on improved roads and increased bus lanes.

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Pupils win prize for promoting peace of mind

Five young pupils in Coláiste Mhuire in Buttevant have scooped the first Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award for their work tackling difficulties affecting fellow students.

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Thoroughbred racehorse was found almost starved to death on Cork farm

The thoroughbred, named War Celeste, was found on a farm last year alongside 10 other horses.

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€123.7m in commercial rates collected by Cork County Council last year

It represents an increase of more than €30m on the commercial rates collected in 2010 and does not include the €12.29m the local authority had to strike off last year deemed to be “irrecoverable” last year, primarily due to business closures.

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'She did what she needed to do': Girl, 8, learns to walk for Holy Communion

An eight-year-old girl who travelled to America for surgery to help her walk has seen her dream come true making her way up the aisle at her First Holy Communion in a much-loved pair of shoes.

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Mother of Cork hit-and-run toddler 'ecstatic' that he is walking again

Zac Higgins, from Mahon in Cork city, was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) to the brain following the incident.

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Man stabbed multiple times in Cork city

It is understood he was attacked by several men at around 10.50pm last night.

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Light rail system part of €3.5bn Cork transport plan

A €1bn light rail system between Ballincollig and Mahon Point via the city centre, as well as eight new railway stations and 100km of bus lanes, are contained in a radical new transport plan for Cork.

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Couple in emotional appeal for return of very special teddy bear

The husband and wife were on a short break in Cork last week and were travelling with their Féileacáin teddy bear, which was part of a memory box for their daughter, who was stillborn almost two years ago.

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Council wants €3k for files on tree-cutting policy

Cork City Council has said it has not been contacted by insurance companies following reports that local authorities have been offered lower premiums to cut down trees.

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Castletownbere wharf extension to 'drive forward the fishing industry and local economy'

A major new extension to the wharf in Castletownbere can help safeguard its future no matter what happens with Brexit, the Agriculture and Marine Minister has said.

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Top artists donate to Cork's first €50 anonymous sale

Top artists have donated to Leeside’s first €50 anonymous sale for the Jack and Jill Foundation, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Cork Tech Summit gives stark demonstration on cybercrime vulnerability

With connected devices now outnumbering people, attendees at Cork's annual Tech Summit were given a stark demonstration of how it pays to be on guard against cybercrime.

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From Baywatch to Barleycove: New lifeguard academy launched in Cork

Far from producing 'slow-motion running' lifeguards more focused on their looks, this academy will produce a steady stream of highly-trained rookie lifeguards equipped with an internationally-recognised qualification.

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Assistance dog helps to transform life for Aaron

When Aaron Burke’s dog Gus was being treated for cancer at the local veterinary clinic, the nine-year-old missed him so much he would sit in the dog’s empty basket after school.

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GRA calls for extra gardaí to police West Cork festivals

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has called for more manpower to police festivals in West Cork after drugs worth €11,000 were seized and three gardaí were assaulted during a special policing operation mounted for a popular rugby tournament.

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Behind the scenes of Float Like A Butterfly in Co Cork

Many of the locations in ‘Float Like A Butterfly’ were chosen when director Carmel Winters was out walking with her wife in West Cork, writes Esther McCarthy.

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The people behind the city's newest - and coolest - festival

Next weekend sees an event around Cork city which marries architecture and food, writes Joe McNamee.

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Tourism revenue in Fermoy could be negatively impacted by rapidly-collapsing pier

An Oireachtas committee has been advised a €50,000 boom will have to be deployed on a top angling and leisure river in Co Cork or risk cancelling a number of sporting and social events due to a rapidly-collapsing pier.

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Shortlist announced for Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards

18 nominees across six categories have been shortlisted ahead of the annual gala on May 24.

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Cork apartment complex residents face homelessness after mass eviction notice

Residents in an apartment building on the northside of Cork city say they are facing homelessness after being served a mass eviction notice.

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Lusitania wreck gifted to Old Head Signal Tower in hope to create 'living museum' to the tragedy

The American owner of the wreck of the Lusitania has gifted it to a local group in Cork and hopes his bequest will help them create a “living museum” to the tragedy.

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School bus in collision with car in west Cork

No serious injuries are reported.

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€15m compo payments made by Cork councils since 2016

Cork City and County councils have paid out €15m in compensation for slips, trips, and falls since 2016.

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School secures planning as board rejects appeals

Planning permission has been secured for a new primary school in Douglas, despite opposition from some local residents and a pitch and putt club.

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Ballinrea solar panel developments approved despite opposition

Seán McCárthaigh The development of two new solar farms in Co Cork has been approved by An Bord Pleanála — against the wishes of locals in one case and reversing a council decision to refuse planning permission in the other.

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Review: Cork in perfect harmony for Choral Festival

The friendly fellowship of voices united in pouring out their songs in perfect harmony in a weekend of idyllic sunshine made Cork the most agreeable place to be over the weekend for the city’s International Choral Festival.

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Update: Firefighters bring major fire at Cork hotel under control

The fire at the Commons Inn in Cork has been brought under control.

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Gardaí investigating blaze at Cork dump days after gang threaten security staff

Community leaders have called for urgent action to prevent “mob rule” after a security hut was burned down last night on a former illegal dump site in Cork city just days after a masked and armed gang forced security staff to withdraw from the site.

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Armed men force security from Cork dump

Gardaí were called in after a gang of masked men armed with golf clubs and bats forced security staff to withdraw from a city-owned landbank where a vast illegal dump was cleared two months ago.

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Fewer collisions on South Ring despite traffic rise

There was a drop in the number of collisions on Cork’s South Ring Road last year, despite a large rise in traffic levels.

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Change of lineup in tonight's Cork Choral Festival gala concert

The lineup for tonight's Evocations Gala Concert as part of the Cork Choral Festival has been changed.

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Lidl gets go-ahead to replace Fermoy outlet

Plans by Lidl to replace its existing outlet in Fermoy with a large, new store have been approved, despite opposition from a rival supermarket owner.

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Watch: Humpback whales cause a splash in west Cork

A group of humpback whales have been spotted "feeding and socialising" in waters off the coast of west Cork.

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Govt under fire amid confusion over additional costs of directly elected mayors

The Government is under fire amid confusion over who will bear the additional costs of directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford.

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Student apartments near the Lough 'sanctioned by people who are unaffected by it'

The approval of a major student apartment development near the Lough in Cork city has been described as a 'hammer blow' to the area.

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Cork Tech Summit to host live hacking to demonstrate cybercrime vulnerability

Cybersecurity experts will undertake a live hack onstage at the upcoming Tech Summit in Cork to demonstrate the vulnerability of phone and computer security.

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Midsummer Festival set to shine in Cork

Reggae royalty, Ireland’s most famous comedy actress and Cork’s first ever Proms concerts are just a few of the attractions at this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival.

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Sister of Cork man missing for 15 years renews appeal for information

The sister of a man missing for the past 15 years is appealing to anyone who knows where he is to come forward.

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Protesters disrupt Fine Gael's first plebiscite town hall debate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney's first flagship PR event on the imminent directly elected mayors vote was dramatically disrupted tonight by left-wing protesters who accused Fine Gael of destroying the country.

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