Decision to allow 100-home development in Bandon overturned

Decision to allow 100-home development in Bandon overturned

Compass Homes Ltd was granted permission by the local authority last February, with 48 conditions, for the project at Coolfadda, which is 1.4 km to the west of Bandon town centre.

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Cork filmmakers slam region's exclusion from tax break

Filmmakers in Cork have slammed the region's exclusion from a tax break designed to encourage filmmaking outside Dublin, warning that it could undermine the growth of the film industry in the county and threaten jobs.

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‘Not a question of awarding Dunkettle contract at any cost’

The contract for the Dunkettle Interchange at the outskirts of Cork City will not be awarded at any cost, and the project could face delays of up to 18 months, Transport Infrastructure Ireland has warned.

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Cobh named as one of the world's favourite cruise destinations

Cobh named as one of the world's favourite cruise destinations

Cobh in Cork has been named one of the world's most popular cruise destinations by a leading review site.

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Former Cork TD on board as UK finance and business advisory services launches in Ireland

Former Cork TD on board as UK finance and business advisory services launches in Ireland

The former Cork North-West Deputy Áine Collins is part of the company who "focus on supporting SME's who have the need of a Financial Director - but can't afford cost of hiring full-time in-house".

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Castletownbere's Shellfish Ireland secures €500,000 contract for Lidl stores in Spain and Portugal

Castletownbere's Shellfish Ireland secures €500,000 contract for Lidl stores in Spain and Portugal

Shellfish Ireland, which employs around 150 people in Castletownbere, landed the deal due to their relationship with Lidl Ireland, and will now see its produce shipped from West Cork to depots all over Spain and Portugal.

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Cork faces some key planning decisions if goal is civic and economic core to be proud of in 20 years

Cork faces some key planning decisions if goal is civic and economic core to be proud of in 20 years

The recent Irish Open in Lahinch was a powerful reminder that a community working with both private and public institutions can deliver a world class success.

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Cork's Fiona Shaw amongst nominees for 2019 Emmy Award

The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on September 22.

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Cork seafood firm wins €500k supply contract for Lidl in Spain and Portugal

Cork seafood firm wins €500k supply contract for Lidl in Spain and Portugal

A Castletownbere seafood producer has landed an international supply contract, worth more than €500,000 with supermarket chain Lidl.

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Formerly conjoined Cork twins raise money for Crumlin hospital with Toy Story 4 chari-tees

Twin brothers Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf are promoting Toy Story 4 T-shirts specially produced to raise funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital.

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Santina Cawley's mum heartbroken at thought of life her daughter won't get to live

Two-year-old Santina Cawley was murdered on July 5 in Cork city.

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Heartbroken mother of Santina Cawley: 'What animal could do that to a two-year-old baby?'

Heartbroken Bridget O'Donoghue has described the moment she was told by doctors at Cork University Hospital that little Santina Cawley had passed away.

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Councillor blasts 'fake news' as City Hall confirms cobbles unearthed during Cork roadworks will be reused

Historic cobbles unearthed during roadworks on a busy Cork city street are not being dumped and are in storage for reuse, City Hall has confirmed.

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'It’s just what you do' - Cork Lord Mayor helps passenger during mid-air medical emergency

Cllr John Sheehan, a GP in the northside of the city, played down his role in the incident during the flight from Croatia

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Cork mum praises 'miracle' son who survived hit-and-run

Zac Higgins, from Mahon in Cork city, was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) to the brain after he was hit by a car in March.

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Derelict properties: €30m worth of property on Cork City’s derelict sites register

Derelict properties: €30m worth of property on Cork City’s derelict sites register

There is now more than €30m worth of property listed on the derelict sites register in Cork city.

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Motorcyclist, 40s, killed following fatal collision in Cork

Gardaí are investigating after they were called to the scene of a collision in Mallow shortly after 5pm this evening.

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Heartbroken mother of Santina Cawley: 'Confess what you did to my baby'

The child's father, Michael, found her lying unconscious having suffered multiple bone fractures, cuts and bruises in the Elderwood Park complex off Boreenmanna Road.

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'You feel like a failure' - Homeless man walked 10km with a toddler to get a hot meal at Cork charity

Earlier this month, a husband and wife and their children walked from their emergency accommodation in Little Island on the outskirts of the city to the soup kitchen on Little Hanover Street.

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'Memory care village' to offer home away from home for people with dementia

A spa, gym, hair salon, post office and art studio - just some of the home-away-from-home facilities which will be on offer at a multi-million 'memory care village' on its 10-acre grounds.

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Cork set to reach for the stars as hotel plan unveiled

Plans for a 34-storey Cork city centre hotel, which would become Ireland’s tallest tower and twice the height of the 17-storey Elysian building, are finally revealed today by New York-based Irish developers.

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Lofty ambitions: Plans revealed for country’s tallest tower

The development and design team for a proposed 34-storey hotel tower at Leeside’s Port of Cork site is to host a public information event tomorrow on the €150m scheme, prior to lodging an application for planning permission for what would be Ireland’s tallest tower, by a margin of nearly 10 storeys.

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€2k prize on offer for Cork church's organ competition

The city’s Church of Ireland community is planning several commemorative events next year for the anniversary of the current William Burges-designed Gothic-revival three-spire building - an iconic symbol of the city.

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Model Farm Road development site on a sale for mark-up of €2 million

Model Farm Road development site on a sale for mark-up of €2 million

A CORK suburban development site which sold for a very strong €3.5m less than two years ago, has been quielty returned to the market, at a c €2m mark-up, according to sources.

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€1bn plan for Cork draws near

A huge €47m land deal paves the way for a near €1bn waterfront precinct on Cork’s south docks which could sustain thousands of residents and thousands of new jobs.

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Green Party hits out at Cork parties after Wilton transport corridor rejected

The Green Party has accused the two main political parties on Cork City Council of kicking the city’s pressing public transport needs down the road after a controversial bus and bike lanes project was rejected.

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Former Cork office block to undergo €10m conversion into local authority downsizing housing project

A 1960s former office block in one of Cork’s most desirable residential areas is to undergo a €10m conversion into a local authority downsizing housing project.

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Woman questioned in connection with Cork toddler murder probe released without charge

The woman who was arrested in connection with the investigation into the death of Cork toddler Santina Cawley has been released without charge.

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Conditional €47m deal agreed for sale of vast Cork docklands site

The agri-services group Origin Enterprises says it has reached “conditional agreement” for the disposal of up to 31 acres of land it owns on Cork’s south docklands in to O'Callaghan Properties for up to €47.5m.

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Councillors reject plan for bus and bike lanes

Residents cheered last night as a controversial public transport plan that would have seen parts of some of their front gardens along one of Cork’s busiest roads sacrificed for bus and bike lanes was shot down.

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Works to save Cork buildings underway

Stabilisation works are due to start today on three buildings on Cork’s historic North Main St following a partial collapse on June 20.

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Man may have to be moved from Cork Prison to different jail for mental health supports

The solicitor for Tansanqa Radise told a judge that his client could not get a bed at the HSE's Carraig Mór centre in Cork because he had an address in Dublin.

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Woman arrested in connection with Cork toddler death

A woman in her thirties has been arrested in connection with the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley

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Cork gardaí: Toddler was at house party just hours before death

Gardaí involved in a murder inquiry following the death of a toddler in Cork City on Friday have established that the child was at a house party with her father and his partner just hours before her death.

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Cork start-up helps firms hold onto good staff

Cork start-up Workvivo has won customers for its software that helps firms keep talent, writes Trish Dromey.

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Family pay tribute to 'little angel' amid murder probe

Family members have paid tribute to the “little angel” whose death in Cork on Friday is the focus of a murder probe as detectives build a picture of what happened in the hours before the alarm was raised.

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A quiet slice of life for €450,000 in rural Rochestown

A quiet slice of life for €450,000 in rural Rochestown

Tommy Barker visits a property that has the best of both worlds, set in a rustic idyll yet just a short hop in the car to the bright lights of the city

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Fears of ‘disastrous’ delay to €100m Dunkettle interchange upgrade

Any delays to the €100m upgrade of the Dunkettle interchange will have “disastrous consequences” for Cork’s growth and have knock-on effects for key infrastructural and housing projects.

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Community in shock at death of two-year-old

Gardaí were last night awaiting the results of an autopsy before deciding what direction their investigation would take in relation to the death of a toddler who sustained critical injuries in a Cork city apartment.

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‘Jewel of the past lies in decay in West Cork’

Cork County Council and Teagasc have been urged to resolve an impasse which has led to the closure of and deterioration of a historic ringfort site in West Cork.

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New school for Forge Hill rejected

Pupils due to attend a new primary school near Togher in Cork in September are facing uncertainty after An Bord Pleanála refused planning permission for a temporary site for the facility.

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Bingo business wins permission to operate in new premises

A bingo operator has secured permission to operate out of a new premises in Ballyvolane despite objections by two leading sports clubs in Cork city.

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Could take year to reconstruct North Main Street buildings if knocked

The owners of buildings facing demolition on Cork's North Main Street have been warned it could “take years” to reconstruct the buildings if they are knocked, due to the potential medieval materials on the site.

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Update: Gardaí examine two scenes after girl, 2, dies from her injuries in Cork

A two-year-old girl taken to hospital from an apartment in Cork city earlier today, has died.

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Tractors not included: Cork city house unearths family treasures

Tractors not included: Cork city house unearths family treasures

These two houses steeped in family history on Cork City’s northside could become a premium redevelopment site or whimsical homes. Pictures: Eddie O'Hare.

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Cork harbour lodge home is postcard pretty with lots of charm

Cork harbour lodge home is postcard pretty with lots of charm

Time to drop anchor at Cork harbour’s shipshape Roscuan, says Tommy Barker. Pictures: Eddie O’Hare

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€100m upgrade to Cork city traffic blackspot in peril

The €100m Dunkettle interchange upgrade is under threat with the Government considering halting work due to spiralling costs.

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Hideaway home has city - and a Tesco Express - on its doorstep

Hideaway home has city - and a Tesco Express - on its doorstep

Going up the leafy drive to Elm Bank, you could be forgiven you’d accidentally time-travelled off Cork City’s main Douglas Road, and ended up, on a country boreen, back in some earlier time.

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Instagram-worthy West Cork farmhouse is up a pretty creek

Instagram-worthy West Cork farmhouse is up a pretty creek

With its farm home authenticity, Tommy Barker says Vale Cottage is a style-steal at €285,000 Mill Cove, Rosscarbery, West Cork

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Clarity needed on who is responsible for providing €3m needed to repair historic Cork weir

A Dáil committee has heard that it is “proving to be very complex and unclear” as to who is responsible for providing the €3m required to repair a threatened historic weir in Cork.

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Investigation underway into Belgooly fire

Gardaí have confirmed they are investigating a house fire in Belgooly.

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Pushing the boat out for Whiddy Island’s future

Meet Tim O’Leary from Whiddy Island: He’s the local ferryman, postman, farmer and publican.

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Corkman Edward Kenealy was a law unto himself

Corkman Edward Kenealy, a self-declared messenger of God, was disbarred for outlandishness, says Robery Hume.

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'We're open for business': Cork's North Main Street traders hold pop up street party

We're open for business is the defiant message from traders and residents on Cork's North Main Street who used the street's closure to hold a pop-up street party over the weekend to highlight the area’s vibrant culture.

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A la Carte Catholicism has to be built on says Cork's Bishop-elect

Bishop-elect in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, Fr Fintan Gavin, has addressed concerns about a la carte Catholicism by stressing that you have to build on where people are at with their faith with the hope of opening their minds to God.

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Anger over plan to raze three Cork city centre buildings

There is outrage over plans to demolish three buildings in the medieval heart of Cork city, with the building owners facing possible legal action.

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Cork barbers may lose €80k investment to wrecking ball

The owner of a barbershop in one of three buildings facing demolition in Cork’s medieval centre says he believes the structure above his shop can be saved from the wrecking ball.

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Watch this amazing video capturing the refurbishment of Cork's St Patrick's bridge

Cork's iconic St Patrick's bridge has been undergoing a major renovation over the past few months.

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Argos working to minimise job losses after closure of Cork store

Argos says that it is working to minimise the job losses associated with the closure of its store in Cork city centre.

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