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VIDEO: Streets of Cork come to life with early-morning rave

Almost 100 people attended an alcohol-free early-morning rave and live music concert on the streets of Cork this morning. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Amelia Deane and Ashleigh Kiernan at the launch of the annual report of the Make A Wish charity.

Amelia’s Cake Boss trip a sweet dream

They’ve been through sick days, hospital stays and hair loss together, but friends Ashleigh Kiernan and Amelia Deane now also share the joy of having had their wishes come true.

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Susan O'Dwyer: Lack of public trust hitting funds.

60 ill children lose out on wish as cash dries up

A charity which helps grant once-in-a-lifetime adventures for children with serious illnesses will have to put the dreams of about 60 children on hold this year because of a slump in public donations.

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Loss of workers and graduates 'will inhibit our economic growth'

Brain drain threatens to stall recovery

Most people emigrating from Ireland are employed workers or fresh graduates, creating concerns of a skills shortage as the economy begins to recover.

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Figures show that two military licences worth €126,637 were approved this year ahead of the Israeli attack on Gaza.

State approved €6.4m in Israel arms exports

Export licences for €6.4m worth of military goods for Israel have been approved by the Government in the past three years, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

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The remains of a Viking house found off South Main St. They used timber from long-boats in their homes.

Vikings were experts in recycling and reclamation

The earliest Vikings settlers of 11th century Cork were recycling and land reclamation experts, and were trading with Europe, a major report on two of the city’s most significant archaeological sites has found.

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Gardaí chat with Northside says No to Rubbish residents

Waste depot a national priority for watchdog

A licensed waste depot in Cork City has been classed as a "national priority site" by the Environmental Protection Agency after "a poor level of compliance" and several waste licence breaches were identified.

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Charlene Lynch 'felt like a dog' due to  her treatment in hospital.

Ill mother left in hospital storage room for 3 days

A seriously ill mother who has been in remission from cancer for nine weeks was left in a storage room at a leading hospital for three days because bed shortages meant there was nowhere else to put her.

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School bus proof of payment acceptable

Families still waiting for school bus tickets will be allowed use proof they have paid to avail of school transport services while Bus Éireann tries to clear a backlog caused by problems with a new online system.

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Paschal Donohoe: Urged workers 'to reflect'.

Strike ‘cost Irish Rail €1.5m’ in lost revenue

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that the two-day rail strike by workers at Irish Rail had cost the company €1.5m in lost revenues.

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ECCE supports depend on HSE resources.

ECCE supports depend on HSE resources

Supports for children with disabilities in the free pre-school year vary widely because of a lack of clear Government policy, according to Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan.

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Woman gave birth in Ireland to ‘escape social services’

The High Court has cleared the way for the transfer to Britain of an Irish-born baby girl whose mother had come to Ireland to "escape social services" there.

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Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea in Ballyturk.

Triumphant return to Cork for Cillian Murphy

Cork actor Cillian Murphy made a triumphant return to his hometown last night when he led a stellar cast at the opening of Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk at Cork Opera House. It was Murphy’s first appearance on a Leeside stage since he first broke through in 1996 in another of Walsh’s plays, Disco Pigs.

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War of words over NUJ stance on Mooney complaint

A war of words has broken out between the National Union of Journalists and a long standing member of the union and Broadcasting Authority of Ireland member over the NUJ’s stance on the Mooney Show’s same sex marriage complaint.

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Family waits in hope as search begins for IRA victim

The brother of a newly wed murdered and secretly buried by the IRA has expressed hope of finally finding his body ahead of fresh searches commencing in remote bogland today.

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Laura Guilfoyle, Moneygall, Co Offaly; Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Monaleen, Co Limerick; and Sinead Collins, Killarney, who were all conferred with a Professional Diploma in Education (Languages) at the University of Limerick.

UL graduates leading the way in jobs market

Employer demand for graduates from the University of Limerick is still powering ahead of all other third-level colleges, UL president Don Barry said yesterday.

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Alcohol and drug in man’s system

A Priory Hall resident who took his own life was "intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine", an inquest heard.

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Glow is a popular fashion magazine in Canada.

Dublin and Wicklow to be showcased to Canadians

The beauty of Ireland’s capital and nearby countryside is set to be highlighted to 600,000 potential Canadian visitors as part of the latest campaign to bring holiday-makers to our shores.

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Young holidaymakers risk heart issues over drink

Young Irish holidaymakers can drink so much abroad they have to be admitted to hospital with potentially serious heart issues on their return to this country.

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Matchmaker Willie hopes for bumper wedding year

Lisdoonvarna matchmaker Willie Daly is expecting a ‘bumper year’ for weddings among those attending the annual Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival opening this weekend.

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Glibin and Ribin, brother and sister from 'Saol Faoi Shráid', with Gráinne Bleasdale at the unveiling of TG4's autumn schedule.

Schedule Nua: TG4’s autumn line-up is a real thriller

TG4 has launched its autumn schedule, with the promise of a ‘bronntanas’ for viewers in the shape of a thriller set in the wilds of Connemara.

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Ryan Tubridy, host of the world's longest-running chat show, 'The Late Late Show', which had   largest food bill.

‘Late Late’ has highest food and drinks bill

It tops the ratings, so it is perhaps no surprise that The Late Late Show also has the largest food and drink bill within RTÉ.

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Farm accident was not preventable

An accident resulting in the death of a 59-year-old man while erecting shuttering on his farm earlier this year, was not preventable or foreseeable, a Coroner’s Court heard yesterday.

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RTE has broadcast "99%" of all the programmes bought in the past five years

RTÉ has revealed that 99% of all the programmes it bought between 2009 and 2013 inclusive made it to air.

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Fota helps to prevent frogs from leaping into extinction

A frog that doesn’t croak; another which changes colour; and a giant tadpole are just some of the species dodging extinction thanks to Fota Wildlife Park.

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Cooper becomes patron of Saoirse Foundation

Broadcaster and journalist Matt Cooper has become a patron of the Saoirse Foundation, a charity for seriously ill children.

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The flood barriers are erected in Fermoy, Co Cork, in December 2013.

Fermoy flood prevention work almost complete

The most expensive flood prevention works ever carried out in Co Cork are all but complete and it’s hoped they will bring an end to years of misery and help to rejuvenate a town’s economy.

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Work starts next year on Cork’s €50m flood protection plan

With flood preventing works almost complete in Fermoy (see report below), the following is the situation in Cork City and other Cork county towns with their works timeline.

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Northside Says No To Rubbish campaigners protesting at the recycling depot in Churchfield, Cork.

‘We will not tolerate this’ Northside residents protest at city waste depot

Residents who blockaded one of Cork city’s largest waste depots plan to ramp up their campaign to get it closed. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Finnish travel blogger Satu Vänskä-Westgarth.

10% rise in south-west tourism due to US visitors

The return of American visitors is giving a significant shot in the arm to tourism in the south-west, with trade reported to be up by about 10%.

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The award-winning garden created for Bloom 2014 in its permanent home in Limerick.

Award-winning Bloom garden finds new home

An award-winning garden created for Bloom 2014 has been given a permanent home in the heart of Limerick to mark the city’s status as Ireland’s first National City of Culture.

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Bloodstains found on ICU machine during hospital inspection

Bloodstains on a machine in South Tipperary General Hospital’s intensive care unit and red stains on a mattress and pillow were discovered during an audit of the hospital’s three units.

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Dr Ciaran McLoughlin

Part-time coroners paid in excess of €100k

Six coroners working on a part-time basis each earned more than €100,000 in State retainers and fees last year, new figures show.

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Drone attack — air watchdog looking into rise in ‘illegal’ flights

They are becoming ever more popular features in our skies — but not all of them should be there. The increasing use of drones has also piqued the interest of the Irish Aviation Authority’s enforcement division.

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