Cork In Focus

Berwick Fountain on Grand Parade Lights Up

Lord Mayor Cllr. Mick Finn formally launched the recently refurbished and illuminated Berwick fountain on Grand Parade last night. Conservation and preservation works were carried out on the almost 160-year-old fountain over the summer including comprehensive cleaning, treating and renovating of all stonework, overseen by the Cork City Council Architects Department. The fountain is also now lit for the first time in Read more…

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House of Cards tumbling for Spacey?

Production of the latest season of US series ‘House of Cards’ has been halted, its creator Netflix has said. The company along with the show’s producer Media Rights Capital (MRC) announced the decision following allegations of sexual harassment against its co-lead actor Kevin Spacey. The award-winning political drama recently began Read more…

By Ryan O Neill, ago
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Schools close over Ophelia

Schools in counties across Ireland are set to remain closed on Monday as Hurricane Ophelia prepares to make landfall. Met Éireann has issued a “red alert status” for  Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford. The Department of Education has, following a meeting with the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, Read more…

By Ryan O Neill, ago
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Indictment Of Hollywood Power

For the media world, the accusations regarding Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein are a shock; to the film world, they sadly seemed to come as no great surprise. It has now come to light that the film producer has allegedly left a blazing trail of atrocious behaviour towards women; no Read more…

By Ryan O Neill, ago
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Who ya gonna Call???

Deerpark CBS in Cork is appealing for help from Ghostbusters after this video shows paranormal activity. At first look the video does look authentic, however I’ve watched enough of mediocre paranormal activity television programs where they do lead you in to believe it is indeed paranormal activity while the Igor Read more…

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BDSM ordered to take down sign

The Black Dog Saloon & Mezcalaria (BDSM) bar in Cork has been ordered to take down its main sign. Cork City Council have rejected the pub’s application to retain the large retro signage above its door. The striking sign has provoked debate among Cork residents since the bar opened in Read more…

By Ryan O Neill, ago
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Irish Sign Language Awareness Week

      ISL Awareness Week’ from 16th to 24th September   The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) is calling on the Government to end years of discrimination against those whose first language is Irish Sign Language (ISL) in employment, education, and in access to public services. The organisation has been Read more…

By Michelle Gould, ago
Cork In Focus

Cork City to Expand

Back in June of this year the Government-commissioned McKinnon Group published its recommendations. It included the retention of both the Cork City Council and the Cork County Councils. In 2015 the controversial Smiddy Report advocated by 3-2 suggested the amalgamation of both local authorities into one super-authority . A minority report by Read more…

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A Legend ? Birthday Boy Roy

Some United fans love him because he was their Captain during the glory years of the 90s. Some United fans hate him because he walked out on the country during our time of need. Some Liverpool fan actually like him because of his passion and drive. I think he reminds Read more…

By Dean Evans, ago
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Ireland and corruption

Ireland, known among many tourists and migrants as a ‘top five friendliest nation,’ is also well known for another ranking: the global corruption ranking. The ranking which is scored on how cleanly each country’s political system is seen to operate is also seen as the definitive guide and released each Read more…

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A View On Terror From Cork

I have been speaking to a few people this week who have made a few valid points about the terrible atrocity that happened in Manchester, and also the more recent attacks in London. Manchester: 22 May 2017 London: 03 June 2017   No one in their right mind can justify Read more…

By Alan Gould, ago
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Meet The Team – Alan Gould

My Take On Unity Unity is embarking on a journey! We are like sailors lost at sea. We know it’s going somewhere, but have no F—-G clue where it will end up. That’s what I am looking forward to – The Unknown. Brian and I have been friends since we Read more…

By Alan Gould, ago