Culture vulture Kieran O'Mahony has years of experience in the Cork film and cultural sector and came to journalism after completing the Higher Diploma with TCH. He has a degree in History and Psychology from UCC and hails from Newcestown.
The smallest pub in Ireland is for sale and it comes in a fully furnished trailer.
Adi Roche was re-united with her missing necklace after Cork Independent reader Ned Fox found it after reading about her plea in last week's paper.
Mary McCall from Cobh was celebrating on Saturday night after winning €46,000 on the game show 'Winning Streak'.
Bus Éireann will be operating late night services in Cork in the run up to Christmas.
There are plenty of options and courses to explore if you are planning to return to education this year.
It's been a hectic two months of touring for Cork native, Timmy Matley, a member of The Overtones
What's on around the city this week.
What was the highlight of your year?
During this month Cork City Council pass a motion is support of gay marriage, a pregnant single mother faces homelessness and sales of adult toys in Cork are on the increase.
Edinburgh is the perfect city to visit and while on a stag trip to the city Kieran O'Mahony still found time to explore the city's delights.
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What's on around the city this week
It could be at least another year before works on the Bandon Main Drainage Scheme will recommence.
The SHARE fast and fundraising campaign was launched in Daunt Square last Friday.
Cork's favourite young rappers have officially released 'The Santa Anthem' on iTunes and made a video as well.
Campaigners against the wide scale development of salmon farms protested outside Simon Coveney's constituency office last weekend.
The city centre mostly escaped flooding this morning despite surface water remaining in some areas
Weekend city breaks to Britain are a handy option that won't break the bank and with plenty of flights and destinations operating between Cork and mainland Britain there's no excuse not to consider exploring some great cities besides London. Kieran O' Mahony takes in the sights of buzzing Brighton and finds it to be far more than just a seaside destination
Cork City Council has issued a flood alert for tomorrow morning.
President Michael D. Higgins paid a visit to the offices of Gael-Taca last week as they celebrated their 25th year anniversary.
It's a case of grinning and bearing it for Cork men when it comes to Christmas shopping.
The Chocolate Shop in The English Market has a wonderful selection of chocolate delights for Christmas.
For the fourth year in a row East Cork commuters will welcome the news that there will be free park at Midleton and Cobh railway stations for the month of December.
Sinead O'Halloran was the winner of the 2012 Fr Frank Maher Music Awards and won the top prize of a €2,000 scholarship fund to further her music career.
Do you think Cork could be a potential host city for Euro 2020?
The people of Cork took to the streets last Saturday to protest against Budget 2013.
Faizan Gul was one of only a few Cork children who celebrated their 12th birthday on 12.12.2012
The annual Christmas Day swim at Inchydoney has been going for 31 years and raises much needed funds for charity.
What's on around the city this week.
Anne Cashell, originally from Cork has recently self published her children's book entitled, 'Monzo's Tale: Choosing and Vetting.'
Saville Menswear was founded in 1977 by husband and wife team, Jim and Pam O' Regan and is celebrating 35 years in business.
A series of daytime events aimed at teenagers will take place in Cork City Hall and will be supported by Cork City Council.
Blackpool has a wide variety of shops and retail outlets along with ample car parking space for all your shopping needs.
This Christmas Merchants Quay Shopping Centre has unveiled an all new Santa's Grotto.
Murphy's 'When It Rains It Pours' app might net you a free pint over Christmas
Adi Roche, CEO of Chernobyl Children International is appealing to anyone who may have found a necklace given to her by the charity's volunteers
A Christmas rap recorded by 4th class pupils from Scoil Íosagáin in Farranree has been making all the headlines this week.
What did you make of yesterday's Budget?
Mary Gosling is celebrating 25 years in the board game business.
A new retail training programme funded and managed by the West Cork Enterprise Board has benefitted 25 retailers in Bandon and Clonakilty.
A 'Revolutionary Decade' roadshow takes place at the Clonakilty GAA complex this Saturday 1 December.
Seattle born Shannen Keane has been making waves in Ballinspittle with her American style cafe.
Sick children from various Cork City Hospitals will get to experience a special Christmas experience at Fota House.
Alfa S&A Silver Jewellery has some tempting jewellery delights for gifts for Christmas.
The 14th annual Carrigaline Christmas fair will take place in the local GAA hall this weekend
Christmas celebrations in Blarney begin this Saturday 1 December with an indoor Christmas market at the Castle Hotel.
Santa Claus will again return to Killarney this Saturday 1 December for the magical Santa's Village.
There are plenty of options to fill those Christmas stockings ahead of the festive season.
The vibrant Northside community of Hollyhill is a great place to get some of your Christmas shopping sorted
It's been an emotional year for Clonakilty woman, Karen McDermott who underwent a heart transplant in August.