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Cork is a-Glow as Lord Mayor switches on festive lights

The Christmas celebrations got off to a glittering start last night as upwards of 20,000 people flocked to Cork city centre for the switching on of the Christmas lights, with Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald lighting up the city centre shortly after 7pm.

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Watch: Heineken to unveil revamped historic Cork headquarters

Brewing giant Heineken is toasting a multimillion-euro refurbishment which has transformed its historic Irish corporate headquarters into one of the funkiest office spaces in the country.

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WATCH: Sonia O'Sullivan joins pulmonary hypertension campaigners

Campaigners, including Sonia O'Sullivan, are raising awareness for pulmonary hypertension.

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Watch: Cork Jazz ‘truly a festival for everyone’

Youngsters from the Cork Music Generation joining the New York Brass Band to play Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ on the open-air stage in Emmet Place encapsulated an unofficial theme for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz festival: The international musical connections the festival has built up over its 40-year history.

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Swimmers gather at Myrtleville for annual vampire swim in support of CUH Children's Unit

The annual Vampire Swim at Myrtleville in Co Cork took place yesterday.

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Port of Cork's Captain Michael McCarthy named October 'Cork Person of the Month’

Captain Michael McCarthy, Commercial Manager, Port of Cork and Chairman of Cruise Europe, has been named October’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’.

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Schools closed again as building inspections set to begin in earnest

The Department of Education has said the decision to close schools for a second day today was taken on child safety grounds as school authorities were only beginning to check the buildings to see what, if any damage, they sustained thanks to yesterday’s unprecedented storms.

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Huge clean-up operation under way as Ophelia leaves trail of destruction

A massive clean-up operation is under way across Cork City after Ophelia left a trail of destruction.

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Ophelia breaks no records but spares no county

Winds reached extraordinary strengths during Storm Ophelia, with one gust recorded at the Fastnet Rock, off Co Cork, reaching a 191km/h.

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Thousands without power in West Cork after storm surge

West Cork was one of the first areas to bear the brunt of Ophelia and a huge clean-up operation will continue today for the biggest storm in living memory.

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Clean-up to centre on Cobh after 12,000 left stranded

After the great storm, the big clean up. As crews start to work around Co Cork, much of the fallout from Storm Ophelia will centre on the Cobh area.

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Car insurance valid in severe weather

Motorists and homeowners have been assured that their insurance is valid during severe weather events, despite claims to the contrary on social media.

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Portuguese man o' war jellyfish wash up on Cork beach as Hurricane Ophelia approaches

As Hurricane Ophelia approaches, the weather is turning wilder.

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Relentless Rowers ready for Atlantic Challenge

Three of the Relentless Rowers crew Pat O'Connor, Eoin O'Farrell and Sean Underwood from Cork were filmed on board the ocean rowing boat, Saoirse, at the Port of Cork today.

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Temple Street patients play dress-up in spirit of Halloween campaign

Patients of Temple Street Children’s Hospital joined in on a special celebration to launch this year’s 'Trick or Treat for Temple Street' campaign.

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Arson causes up to €20,000 damage at one-of-a-kind Cork playground

Offers of help and support have flooded in after arsonists destroyed a school’s one-of-a-kind playground, causing up to €20,000 worth of damage.

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WATCH: UL honours students for completing 22,000 hours of voluntary work

More than 400 University of Limerick students were honoured at the 7th annual President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony held in the University Concert Hall today.

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WATCH: Dublin school takes part in Run Around Europe Challenge

Coláiste Bride in Clondalkin took part in the Run Around Europe Challenge today.

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Watch: Christmas comes early for Elf Factor at Fota Island

Ho ho hold on. It’s still September, but Christmas was very much in the air over the weekend as gangs of mainly teenage girls got into full festive spirit at the Elf Factor auditions.

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WATCH: Cork Lord Mayor welcomes UNESCO director to international learning conference

The UNESCO International Conference On Learning Cities got underway yesterday and was attended by a number of guests from around the world.

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WATCH: Farming survey: Farmers oppose any Donald Trump visit to Ireland

The vast majority of farmers are opposed to a state visit to Ireland by US president Donald Trump, with an opinion poll also finding a majority of rural dwellers believing he will damage America’s global standing.

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Foggy scenes greet early arrivals at the National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships officially get underway tomorrow but early arrivals are being met with very foggy conditions.

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WATCH: Drone racing pilots to fly high at aerial races

Some of the world’s top professional drone-racing pilots have landed in Ireland to compete for the first time here in their sport’s version of Formula 1.

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WATCH: Family to leave Sherkin Island for mainland so children can go to school

West Cork islanders Olive and Sean O’Neill have been forced to put their home up for sale and are moving to the mainland so their children can attend school.

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Mobile library unit to serve rural West Cork launched

A new mobile library unit serving the rural areas of West Cork was launched recently.

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Celebrations today in Rathbarry, Cork; Ireland's Best Kept Town 2017

There was singing, fancy dress and plenty of tea and scones today in Rathbarry, west Cork.

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Watch: Jack Lynch legacy ‘must lead to better Ireland’

The family of the late Taoiseach Jack Lynch has urged the State to ensure his lasting legacy of leadership contributes to a better Ireland.

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