- Diners at Cork soup kitchen up by 55% per week as donations sought
A Cork soup kitchen is feeding 1,400 people a week — a 55% rise in demand in a year. Cork Penny Dinners, which was started by the Quakers during famine times, says 2013 has been its busiest ever.
- Owner of top Cork pubs launches bid to stop IBRC selling loans to Nama
A consortium that owns some of Cork's best-known pubs has initiated proceedings aimed at preventing Irish Bank Resolution Corporation selling its loans to Nama.
- Clooney: Celebs who use Twitter are morons
Actor George Clooney has branded celebrities who use Twitter as "morons" and branded the social networking site as "just stupid".
- Alzheimer’s breakthrough ‘within next five years’
A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, British scientists have said.
- Another step to help boost our credit rating
The successful refinancing of the €1.8bn preference shares was another positive credit event which should help improve Ireland's overall credit rating, said investors.
- Government set to make €2.5bn from BoI deal
The Government stands to make an overall profit of up to €2.5bn from its initial €4.8bn investment in Bank of Ireland.
- Dolan looks set for lengthy 48 weeks ban
Frankie Dolan is facing a lengthy ban after an alleged assault on the fourth official after last month's Connacht Club final.
- Munster will have rookie hooker on bench
With Mike Sherry ruled out, Munster will have to name one of two rookie hookers to fill the Heineken Cup squad for Sunday's clash with Perpignan at Thomond Park.
- Le Galaxie have their feet on the ground
MICHAEL POPE is dying to share a secret. "We have a guest vocalist on our new album but I can't tell you who it is," says Le Galaxie's singer, his voice falling to a whisper.
- Panto packed with surprises
Expecting the unexpected is par for the course for the members of ITSA Theatre Company, which is staging its annual Improvised Panto at the Half Moon Theatre in Cork from Dec 6-21. Now in its third year, this fun event is, to some extent, guided by the over-16s audience.