Get your house in order before going for a mortgage

POTENTIAL home-buyers tend to focus mainly on the deposit when getting ready to apply for a mortgage. It is very important but it is by no means the only area that the bank will look at when assessing your application, writes Grainne McGuinness.

Read article

Open House Cork is back to give the public a sneak peak of more private homes

Open House Cork returns for a second year with more private homes available for a sneak peek, writes Paul McCarthy

Read article

Film-maker John Boorman is going in a different direction with his debut novel

Humanity has a disastrous record when it comes to taking care of our fellow man and the planet, but there is a kind of redemption in nature, film-maker John Boorman tells Rita de Brún

Read article

Famous faces to speak at Zeminar: the biggest and only youth summit of its kind

An event at the RDS will gather speakers to address a range of issues relevant to young people, writes Clodagh Finn

Read article

Something for the weekend...

Byrne baby Byrne
He has been dubbed the ‘outright king of live comedy’ due to his outrageous performances and you can catch him tonight in Cork’s City Limits Comedy Club. 

Read article

Weekend loves: This week’s must do, see & buy

TRY THIS
Skinny Prosecco is launching in Ireland - and just in time for the release of Bridget Jones’ Baby.

 

Read article

Virginity has been framed as something a girl must safeguard and hold on to as long as possible

Girls need to understand that sex is normal and natural, not something that needs to be contained to protect their reputation.

Read article

Ireland's Tommy Bowe on his long journey back from injury

Ireland and Ulster winger Tommy Bowe might be talking about American football when he says that he’s going through a Jammie Dodger phase.

Read article

Luxury brands like Aston Martin are branching out to sell sofas, sunglasses and yachts

Aston Martin is synonymous with high-end sports cars, yet is now selling sofas, sunglasses, yachts, and real estate, says David Gilbert

Read article

Non-married couples are not treated equally when it comes to tax

A recent survey by Royal London insurance company found that almost four out of five people believe that tax treatment of cohabiting families is unfair, writes Grainne McGuinness.

Read article

The Wild West is still as popular as ever in the cinema

US historical drama has come a long way from cowboys versus indians, writes Declan Burke

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

How author Carina McEvoy acquired new strength from adversity

Surviving depression, anxiety, social phobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder has empowered author Carina McEvoy writes Áilín Quinlan

Read article

Paralympian sailor and GP Austin O’Carroll works to help the homeless

Marjorie Brennan talks to GP Austin O’Carroll about his Paralympic adventure and his work with the homeless

Read article

SkyMatters: This October sees Ireland’s first National Space Week

The month of October is somewhat special this year as Ireland welcomes its first National Space Week, running from October 3rd – 8th and coordinated by Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork. 

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

6 things you didn’t know about Brad Pitt

 

Musings from Man Booker-winning author Marlon James after his first meeting with one of the biggest — and nicest — stars on the planet.

Read article

DJs Dermot and Dave bring their live show to the Cork Comedy Festival

 

They’ve got the best chemistry on the airwaves. Esther N McCarthy meets Dermot and Dave ahead of the premiere of their live tour at the Cork Comedy Festival. 

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Weekend loves: This week’s must do, see & buy

WEAR THIS
New brands at Avoca for A/W include Scandinavian label Samsoe & Samsoe.

Read article

This much I know: Jonathan Healy, radio presenter

In live radio, you are only ever as good as your last show.

Read article

Something for the weekend...

1. Cork Comedy
The banks of the Lee are set to burst with laughter this week as the city hosts its first dedicated comedy festival. 

Read article