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Council figures reveal six cases of homelessness in North Cork

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Figures released by Cork County Council have shown that, as of the end of last year, there were four homeless families (including 11 children) and two single people living in emergency in the North Cork area. 


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Work progressing on €3m Newmarket health care centre

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Work is progressing well on a €3 million HSE-led primary health care centre in Newmarket. 



Wayne's World is unleashed on the nation

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Truly, Wayne's World was unleashed on the nation when Mallow's Operation Transformation contestant showed how he loved to put ketchup on almost everything - even curry. But the nation fell in love with the honesty of Wayne O'Donnell (29) who has been through the mill after he landed on his left elbow during a soccer match back in April 2016.



Local groups urged to apply for funding under Castlepook Community Fund

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Community groups in the north Cork area have once gain been invited to share in a funding windfall under a scheme established by the joint developers of the Castlepook Wind Farm near Doneraile. 


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Future of agri sector to come under the spotlight at Corrin Marts seminar

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The future direction of Ireland's agricultural sector will come under the spotlight during an AIB-sponsored seminar set to take place at the Corrin Marts Complex in Fermoy next Monday evening. 


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We're on the road to Croker

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Kanturk and Knocknagree GAA supporters are sure to be equipped with woolly hats and scarves this weekend as they embark on long treks in support of their respective hurling and football teams in All-Ireland club semi-finals.



'Relentless Rower' Dr Pat and crew make landfall in Antigua

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A Castletownroche doctor has rowed himself into the history books as, after a staggering 32 days at sea, Patrick O'Connor completed the 5,500km Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. 



Davis College students help to unite nations under UN banner

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Pupils from Mallow's Davis College are once again presiding over an international youth conference in Cork at which delegates are given the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of key topics of global significance.


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A new dawn for Mallow school

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

While this week may have started of with a 'Blue Monday' for some, it was a day of much celebration in Mallow as the sound of laughter and cheers echoed through the corridors of one local school. 


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Survey shows average house price in Cork County rose by almost 12% in 2017

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The results of a new survey have shown that the average price of a typical home in Cork County rose by almost 12% over the course of 2017.



Gemma aims to be Top Model

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Volunteering at a local fashion show charity fundraiser, where she was described as a 'natural on the catwalk', opened up a whole new world for Ballydesmond woman Gemma O'Connell Gaine, who has now reached the final in the Top Model Ireland Contest,  which will take place at City West Hotel in Dublin on this Saturday night. 



GAA star Mark is 2017 Blarney Person of the Year

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

"A real ambassador for his club, his village and his county and a role model for our youth." That was how Blarney GAA star Mark Coleman was described on the nomination form for last June's Blarney Person of the Month award, summing up the respect and admiration in which he is held by the local community.


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President's award for 'man who defused a bomb'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

When An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar went to Áras an Uachtaráin recently to congratulate the Irish diaspora who have put the country on the map he came face to face with a Rockchapel man who had brought him to Washington many years earlier, to work.



Days of discovery at VEX event

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in partnership with DELL are hosting the national finals of the VEX Robotics Competition this week and students from across the county and country have been busy putting their engineering skills to the test.


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Mallow flooding held at bay

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

As the heavens opened in Mallow on Friday the town's flood barriers were put in place and once again they worked a treat. 



Family of Paud O'Leary awarded €900k in court

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The family of a father of four who was fatally injured while training for a charity cycle in Kerry in 2012 were awarded €900,000 at the High Court in Cork on Tuesday.



Leah's school of life lessons

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

"It was a week of blood, sweat and tears," said Leah Corkery describing her recent trip to South Africa as part of group building schools with Mellon Educate.


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Appeal lodged against Fermoy arcade plan refusal

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The saga over the proposed development of an amusement arcade in Fermoy has taken something of an unexpected twist after it emerged the decision to refuse the facility planning permission has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.



'Macroom lad' on Queen's honours list

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Macroom-born boffin who has perfected a method for powering cars with biofuel developed using whiskey residue, has been awarded one of Britain's most prestigious honours.



Try a dive and take on a new challenge with Blackwater SAC

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Fermoy based Blackwater Sub Aqua Club has issued an open invitation to anybody who wants to take on a new challenge for the New Year by joining their ranks.



Blarney set to honour its Person of the Year

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Excitement is building ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the annual social calendar in Blarney.



Tough year for motor industry

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Last year was a very challenging year for the Motor Industry as new car registration for 2017 as anticipated was down 10% on the year previously.



Council funding scheme opened

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Community groups, sporting groups and local organisations from Cork County Council's Kanturk/Mallow district have been invited to apply for funding under a scheme that provides financial support for locally based projects. 



Saturday night fever on Nollaig Na mBan

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The centenary of the first time Irish women were allowed to vote fell on January 6 when females of all ages were out celebrating Women's Christmas throughout the country - symbolically highlighting the significant strides women in Ireland have made over the past 100 years. 



'These awards celebrate Cork's greatest asset - its people'

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Now in its 25th year, The Cork Person of the Year Awards scheme was founded by  Manus O'Callaghan, who sought to find a way to recognise the outstanding achievements of people from across the city and county.


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