Louise Cashell writes news, sport and health and beauty features for the Cork Independent and is a keen supporter of Bishopstown GAA. She has an Arts degree from UCC and a Masters in Journalism from DIT.
The HSE have confirmed an inquiry in to the death of a toddler in Midleton will take place
Pfizer is to consolidate its Cork manufacturing to Ringaskiddy and its Little Island site is to close in 2014
It is almost a year since Robert Heffernan went to London in the hopes of winning an Olympic medal. 12 months on and he is still without that elusive medal, but now his focus is turned to Rio 2016. He tells Louise Cashell about the highs and lows of professional athletics and how he is in a better position than ever to win big at the next Olympics.
The family of a woman who passed away from cancer in February has set up an organisation to raise funds for several charities around Cork
A Climb to Remember takes place on 9 June
More acts have been added to the Indiependent lineup.
Brian O'Donovan, a Douglas golfer, is taking the unusual step of pursuing a career in China.
The annual Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park takes place tonight
The Cork Ladies Footballers won the National League title last weekend when they beat Mayo 0-14 to 0-7
Alan Browne of Cork City FC picked up the most recent Cork City & County Youth Award, sponsored by Gresham Metropole Hotel in association with John Buckley of John Buckley Sports.
Mac's new Mineralize Rich Lipstick features 12 colours and will last throughout the day so you don't have to keep topping up.
Gleaming materials and textures saw this year's metallic shimmer trend go full-on in various fash
This four bedroom townhouse is located in Maryborough, Douglas.
Vivienne Westwood's most recent perfume, Flirty Alice (RRP €57.20) has a gorgeous scent and is ju
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This property is a most impressive three bedroom three storey property which is a credit to its current owners. The property is in superb condition throughout, coming as a former show house with a host of quality fixtures and fittings. Accommodation consists of hallway, kitchen, spacious living room/dining room. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and one ensuite and on the second floor there is a large and spacious bedroom with one shower room. The property is within walking distance of Ballincollig Town Centre and is close to all essential amenities such as schools, shops, churches etc. It is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking a green area and has been professionally landscaped while the rear garden is accesible through double patio doors. This house is ideal for a first time buyer.
Over a decade ago the sport of netball was played throughout Ireland but in recent years, it has only remained popular in Dublin. A group of women in Cork got together and formed the Cork Rebels Netball Club in March 2012 and the club has seen great success in the year that followed. Wendy Howell is the founding members of the team and she talked to Louise Cashell about how the team overcame difficult odds to achieve success in its maiden year.
Kérastase Cristalliste is a range of hair products that will help achieve shiney, healthy hair
The brand new Clean & Clear Blackhead clearing range is perfect for anyone with problem skin
Let Rebel Boot Camp help you with your fitness
23 Cork architects have partnered with Simon Community for the ninth annual RIAI Simon Open Door
This spacious house is located in Dublin Hill
Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl eyeliner, RRP €5.85
There is five games in the Senior County Football Championship while the Cork ladies footballers play Mayo in the League final
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Over 10,000 people descended on the town of Kinsale for the annual rugby tournament
Cogan's TV has been in business since 1963, serving the people of Carrigaline and helping with all their television problems
This three bedroom property has a lovely character and it is situated in a historic part of the city.
There will be 16 fights at the Glen Boxing Club this Sunday
Find fashionable shoes for the summer at Batemans
Lesley Gort will deliver a free lecture at the River Lee Hotel on 26 May
A South African painter will have his exhibition displayed at Cronin's Pub in Crosshaven
Beautique Training Academy has just opned at Penrose Wharf where clients can learn to complete different beauty methods, or simply book an appointment for treatment
Cork girl Aoife Ní Mhurchú recently returned from a successful trip to Rwanda where she was working with Operation Smile
This Saturday the Cork Under 21s take on Galway in the All-Ireland football final in Limerick.
This spacious two bedroom apartment is set in a tranquil area, close to the city.
€5000 was raised at a recent charity GAA match for Cork ARC Cancer Support House
Agreement is reached on draft abortion bill
Cork Samaritans recently turned out on the streets of Cork to raise awareness for the organisation
Aunty Nellie's sweet shop celebrates its second birthday in May
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Shane Coughlan was recently named as the March winner of the North City & District Sports Award
CIT students were presented with sports awards at a ceremony in CIT on Monday.
The Bandon Under 19 rugby team beat Navan to win the All-Ireland rugby title in style at the weekend
This large home has three bedrooms plus an extension for extra space
Pétale Noir by Agent Provocateur, RRP €53 for 30ml
This week's pick of the week is a classic yet stylish 50s inspired clutch from Warehouse
Rimmel have just released the brand new Sunshimmer Instant Tan + Gradual Glow
Lush has brought out a range of products that are perfect for keeping fresh at a weekend-long festival.
Many start-up companies choose to rent offices at Penrose Wharf Business Centre. It is a centrally located facility which is just five minutes from the main bus and train stations as well as Patrick Street. At Penrose Wharf Business Centre there is a free consultation and advice available from qualified persons across a range of professions such as accountants, solicitors, IT technicians, web designing and marketing. There is also financial advice with packages available on essentials like business cards and promotional materials.