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02 October 2018 04:10 Three Cork eateries grab Michelin stars

Three Cork restaurants have been awarded the prestigious Michelin star award for the first time. The awards were announced at the launch of the 2019 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland in London where Ireland took a total of 14 Michelin stars. The three Cork recipients are the Japanese restaurant Ichigo Ichie in Cork City and two West Cork village 2

26 September 2018 10:02 Ireland to join European Southern Observatory in 'hugely significant' move for Irish scientists

Ireland is to become a member state of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It provides state-of-the-art research facilities to astronomers, and the country will officially join on October 1. The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is welcoming the move, saying it is "hugely significant for future generations of Irish scientists". DIAS Professor 1

22 September 2018 17:00 Cork art gallery opening its doors for nude tours this weekend

Attendees will be able to “view the subject of nudes from a place of nudity”, organisers said. THE CRAWFORD ART Gallery in Cork is set to host a number of nude tours this weekend as part of the Naked Truth exhibition. The first of the tours – with the exhibition open to the public also and set to run until the end of October – will be attended by independent 2

20 September 2018 08:23 1,300-year-old Book of Durrow to go on loan to British Library

Originating in Offaly, the Book of Durrow is thought to be almost 100 years older than the Book of Kells. WIDELY REGARDED AS a medieval masterpiece, the Book of Durrow is going on loan to the British Library for an international exhibition. The ancient manuscript currently resides in Trinity College Dublin but will go on display in London as a part of the Anglo-Saxon 1

20 September 2018 05:51 Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet, has died aged 84. Mitchell died on Wednesday at a New York City hospital according to his niece, Juli Mills-Ross. She said the death came after renal failure led to heart failure. Born in Harlem, Mitchell started dancing with the New York City Ballet 2

14 September 2018 06:26 €11.9bn investment promises 70% increase on school spending

The government has announced an €11.9 billion investment in education as part of Project Ireland 2040. The funding promises a 70% increase in school capital funding over the next decade to build new schools and modernises existing ones. It aims to end the long-term use of prefabs by 2021 and treble capital investment in Higher Education. This almost 1

07 September 2018 13:23 'Worth the admission fee alone': Cork hurler scores sensational hat-trick of overhead strikes

The overhead pull is a dying art in hurling, but not in Kilbrittain, Co Cork. Their full-forward Maurice Sexton produced a sensational performance under the high ball last weekend, scoring a magnificent hat-trick of overhead strikes. He scored Kilbrittain's second, third and fifth goals, as well as setting up the fourth, in their Cork IHC round 3 replay 2

03 September 2018 05:50 ‘Heartbreaking’ fire engulfs Liverpool’s landmark Littlewoods building

A “heartbreaking” blaze at Liverpool’s Littlewoods building raged into Monday morning, leaving fire crews battling to save the landmark. The roof and an upper floor of a wing of the “iconic” building were feared to have been destroyed after flames took hold on Sunday evening. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) said crews were confronted with a “significant 4

31 August 2018 17:54 From midnight on Monday, the Gardaí will have a new Commissioner

Dónall Ó Cualáin has held the role since former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan retired last year. DREW HARRIS IS to officially become An Garda Síochána’s new Commissioner from midnight on Monday, 3 September. Dónall Ó Cualáin will step down as Acting Garda Commissioner at 00.01am on that day. He’s held the role since Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement 6

30 August 2018 15:43 First ever Beano book sells at auction for £2,700

A rare copy of the first Beano Book, which pre-dates much-loved comic character Dennis the Menace, has sold at auction for almost double its pre-sale estimate. The annual, published around the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, had a pre-sale estimate of £1,200 to £1,500 and fetched £2,700 at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers in Aylsham, Norfolk, on Thursday