Do you know recognise the girls in this photo taken in 1980s Cork?

Do you recognise this photo taken in Cork in the 1980s? Is it you, your mum or your sister?

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Industry leaders: Housing and labour biggest barriers to growth in Cork

Cork cannot let housing shortages, public transport problems and a lack of construction workers undermine its burgeoning position as a tech and financial services region, industry leaders have warned.

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National architecture awards turn spotlight on Cork

Eve Kelliher looks at the world of art, architecture and interiors.

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Port of Cork announces collaboration with Port of Amsterdam

The Port of Cork has signed a collaboration agreement with the Port of Amsterdam today, a deal which will see both ports look to strengthen each other.

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$150m superyacht once owned by Roman Abramovich sails into Cork

At 113 metres in length, Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world.

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Cork City Council to establish new climate action committee

The controversial Cork city flood defence proposals and the ambitious Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Study (CMATS) are to be reviewed by a new ‘climate action committee’ which is to be established by the city council.

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Accusations fly as new city council meets

Sinn Féin has accused the larger political parties on Cork City Council of shafting long-serving councillors off certain committees during a tense council meeting last night.

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Tánaiste insists Irish fishermen have legal right to fish at Rockall

Irish fisherman have a legal right to fish in the waters around Rockall, the Tánaiste and Agriculture Minister have insisted - though there is no intention of sending naval ships to protect Irish boats.

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€560m needed to upgrade Cork's roads, says County Council

Councillors said the state of rural roads was the main issue on the doorsteps during their local election canvasses.

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Watch: Tightrope walker stuns crowds at Seafest in Cork

Ireland's largest free family-friendly maritime event took place in Cork over the weekend, with music, attractions, boat tours and a food market just some of the highlights of SeaFest 2019.

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West Cork ferry to transport Dutch royal couple

A West Cork ferry company has been chosen to transport the Dutch royal couple on a VIP river and harbour voyage in Cork City this week.

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Youghal is being transformed as it gets ready to welcome the Ironman triathlon

The international sporting cavalcade is the biggest thing to hit the East Cork town since ‘Moby Dick’, writes Christy Parker

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Third death on Cork streets highlights plight of homeless

The Government has been accused of ignoring the homeless after a third man died in Cork city centre within six weeks.

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Update: Power restored to 2,000 Cork homes and businesses

The power cut has affected parts of Midleton and Carrigshane since just after 4pm.

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100,000 flock to Cork for Ireland's largest maritime festival, SeaFest

More than 100,000 people are in Cork this weekend as Seafest gets underway in the city.

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Man tries to set public area of Cork garda station on fire with aerosol can and lighter

The incident occurred at Togher garda station on the southside of the city at around 2am when a man entered the garda station carrying an aerosol can and a lighter.

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Paradise island leaders come to Cork summit

The leaders of paradise islands all over the world are in Cork for a maritime festival and oceans summit during what is expected to be one of the city’s busiest summer weekends.

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'It is about being inclusive': John Sheehan wants to build connections as Cork's new Lord Mayor

The new Lord Mayor of Cork said he wants to build connections between various communities and residents of the newly enlarged city.

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Uncertainty continues around State funding for Marymount hospice

Ireland’s oldest and largest hospice has launched a seven-year strategic plan against the backdrop of ongoing uncertainty over the level of its State funding.

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Poll topping Christopher O'Sullivan elected Mayor of County Cork

A poll-topping councillor in West Cork has been elected the Mayor of the County of Cork.

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Badge of courage: The Marvel illustrator helping out the real-life superheroes

Marvel illustrator Will Sliney is one of many well-known people who has lent his talents to anew fundraising initiative for CUH children’s unit. Marjorie Brennan meets the real-life heroes of the unit

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100,000 visitors expected in Cork for SeaFest and Oceans Wealth Summit

Cork city is preparing to welcome visitors from 90 countries and dignitaries from over 30 countries this weekend for the SeaFest festival and the Oceans Wealth Summit.

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Patient care at the heart of latest investment at Mater Private Cork

Mater Private Cork will add another 25 staff members once it adds two now operating theatres and a 30-bed day care ward by the end of 2019.

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Drones, cows and plenty of wows - Cork Summer Show 2019 launches a stellar lineup

Munster Agricultural Society has launched its most ambitious show schedule for the much-loved Cork Summer Show 2019.

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FF-led alliance to control council mayor seat

Fianna Fáil has cobbled together an alliance with Labour Party and Independents to ensure a county mayoral pact for the next five years of Cork County Council.

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Sisk chief wants clarity on Dunkettle roads plan

The future of the multi-million euro Dunkettle interchange project in Cork is “in the hands of the Government as to how to proceed”, the chief executive of construction firm Sisk has said.

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Final preparations underway for SeaFest

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the country's largest free maritime festival which gets underway in Cork today.

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Proceedings initiated against BAM for storage of rubble mountain in Cork city site

Planning enforcement proceedings have been initiated against developers BAM for the storage for over a year of a rubble mountain on a Cork city centre site.

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Cork's stickmakers club branch gets to grips with turning wood

The Cork branch of Celtic Stickmakers is one of the most active — its co-founder explains the benefits of turning wood, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Work to start later this year on 165-bed Cork city centre hotel

Construction work is due to start on site by year’s end for a 165-bed Cork city centre hotel, adjacent to the bus station and alongside the Prism office tower site: both key sites cleared planning in recent weeks.

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The Supervet and singer Will Young come to Broc's rescue

A small dog with a major disability and an even bigger personality is about to have his destiny transformed, thanks to upcoming appointments with media superstars ‘The Supervet’ Dr Noel Fitzpatrick and singer Will Young.

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Cork City Hall reports plant vandalism in Tramore Valley Park to gardaí

City officials have appealed to the public to report anti-social behaviour around Cork’s newest public park to gardaí.

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Gardaí investigate caravan burning in Dunmanway

Gardaí are investigating how two Traveller caravans were burnt on two separate days in what one senior academic said may be a hate crime.

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Kinsale remains an address with great appeal

Tommy Barker on local property values.

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Frustration at delay in proposed new schools in East Cork

Anger and frustration were expressed after a planning application for a three-school campus in East Cork has been rejected for a second time.

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Major river sporting events in Fermoy cancelled due to weir damage

Government inaction over a crumbling weir has led to the cancellation of one of the country's best-known rowing regattas and also a popular swimming race.

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Letter to Editor: River Lee an overlooked transport option

With an ambitious new €3.5bn transport plan unveiled for the expanded metropolitan area of Cork, I am surprised to see the obvious overlooked.

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RNLI and nearby boat rescue lone angler off coast of Cork

Two RNLI lifeboats rushed to help a lone angler whose boat broke down off the Cork coast yesterday morning.

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Objection to new Cork city centre hotel withdrawn

The company behind Dublin’s Citywest and Kilkenny’s Mount Juliet hotels look set to proceed with a new project on Cork City’s Parnell Place after an objection lodged with the planning watchdog was withdrawn.

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Cork boundary extension 'must be met with real delivery for city’s new citizens'

That was the message from Seanad leader, Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer, last night after the city’s first boundary extension since 1965 increased its footprint almost five-fold and increased its population by some 85,000 to 210,000.

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Scaling in agri-tech breakfast to be held at UCC

Cork Chamber and Enterprise Europe Network is supporting the UK Department for International Trade in its hosting of a ‘Scaling in Agritech’ breakfast in Cork on Friday, June 14.

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Cork City's population to grow by 85,000 and expand fivefold ... at midnight

The city of Cork will grow to nearly five times its size and increase its population by some 85,000 to 210,000 overnight as its historic boundary extension - the first since 1965 - takes effect at midnight.

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Gardaí resolve Cork hospital stand-off with man who threatened self-harm

The alarm was raised at around 1pm when the man climbed on to the roof of the hospital on College Rd.

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Ticketing glitch upsets Cork festival-goers

Concert-goers trying to buy tickets for the upcoming Sounds from a Safe Harbour (SFSH) Festival were frustrated in their efforts when a software problem cut the connection between the ticket system providers, SeatGeek, and the Cork Opera House booking system.

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Man to appear in court in connection with attempted car-jacking in Cork

A man in his 20s is due in court tomorrow morning charged in connection with an attempted car-jacking incident in Cork.

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Man arrested after woman threatened at knife-point during attempted car-jacking incident

Gardaí are questioning a man in his 20s after a woman was threatened at knife-point during an attempted car-jacking incident on the southside of Cork city last night.

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Rolling out the barrel: O'Mahony first cooper in 40 years at Midleton Distillery

His skills in an ancient craft have helped him restore a family link with one of Ireland’s largest distilleries.

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Planning upheld for 15-storey glass-fronted office tower in Cork

A striking 15-storey glass-fronted office tower in Cork city centre will enhance the city’s skyline and not impact significantly on important views, An Bórd Pleanála said as it upheld planning for the €20m project.

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Planning permission granted for the 15-storey Prism skyscraper in Cork

Planning permission has been granted for a landmark 15-storey skyscraper that is set to transform Cork city's skyline.

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'Zero tolerance policy' on underage drinking at West Cork festival

There were over 20 arrests made during the Bandon Music Festival last year, with complaints of teenage drunkenness and lewd behaviour.

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Cork County Council to provide specially-designed lifeguard stations on five beaches

Cork County Council is providing specially-designed lifeguard stations on five beaches and a beach wheelchair service at another location.

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Cork gardaí investigating sudden death in Cobh

Gardaí are investigating after a man was found dead in his apartment in Cobh.

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Cork hosts major cybersecurity event

Cork will host a major conference on cybersecurity in September with the burgeoning cybercrime industry’s exponential growth expected to exceed €4.5 trillion in two years.

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Hopes for replica ship visit 200 years on from Bransfield’s Antarctica sighting

The organisers of a special commemoration for an Irishman acknowledged as being the first person to record a sighting of Antarctica are hoping that a replica of the ship he was on at the time will visit his native Co Cork.

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Rod Stewart pays tribute to Liam Miller at Cork gig

Superstar Rod Stewart paid a warm tribute to the late footballer Liam Miller, at his concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork last night, posting a picture of the former Republic of Ireland, Manchester United and Celtic player on the big screen of his stage.

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Three workers hospitalised following gas leak at Cork plant

Three staff from the Stryker Medical Devices plant at Carrigtwohill in Cork have been hospitalised and the plant has been evacuated after what is described as the escape of gas at around 1am today.

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Fire brigade tackle fire at Cork City restaurant

Cork City Fire Brigade tackled a fire at a restaurant in Washington Street this morning.

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Stunning kingfisher mural unveiled in Cork city

A stunning new mural with a conservation theme has been unveiled on the quayside in Cork city as part of a new city placemaking initiative.

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Roddy Doyle honoured at West Cork film festival

It was a case of The Snapper and the Yapper in Schull today as the Fastnet Film Festival handed the novelist one of two inaugural awards for outstanding contribution to cinema, while at a well-attended noontime Q&A Doyle outlined his thoughts on the creative process, his daily rituals, and the power of dreams.

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Cork to be 'most walkable city' in transport plan

Cork can be the most accessible city in Ireland if public transport, cycling and walking routes are implemented en masse, or it could become even more congested if present policies are continued.

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