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09 January 2019 12:54 Owner of French hotel loved by stars dies aged 95

The millionaire owner of a French Riviera hotel popular with celebrities and royalty has died at the age of 95. A spokesman for the Hotel Negresco in Nice announced that Jeanne Augier died on Monday, after taking over the hotel in 1957 and working to “extend its influence throughout France and the world”. Guests at the hotel included the Beatles, Sir Elton 2

29 December 2018 07:48 Harris defends cost of Children's Hospital as bill soars past €1.4 billion

The Health Minister has defended the rising cost of the new National Children's Hospital. Construction costs for the facility have jumped to over €1.4 billion in recent months - and could increase further. "This hospital is going to revolutionise the way we deliver pediatric healthcare in our country and cost is absolutely very important and the National 3

20 December 2018 13:12 Approval for contract for first phase of National Maternity Hospital project

The contract for the first phase of the National Maternity Hospital project has been approved. The Health Minister said St Vincent's Healthcare Group has also confirmed the process by which the Religious Sisters of Charity will transfer their shareholding and withdraw from the Group. In a statement, Minister Harris said legal documents have been prepared 10

04 December 2018 11:49 Deadline extended for CBA Cork Business of the Year entries

The deadline for entries for the Cork Business Association (CBA) Business of the Year Awards has been extended because of a spike in interest. The CBA said it was now extending the deadline to midnight on Monday, December 17 instead of the original date of December 3. Organisers said the awards are open to all businesses within the greater Cork City area, and that non-CBA 18

20 November 2018 04:20 James Lowe: Ireland can win World Cup

James Lowe says Ireland are potential world champions — but he warns that New Zealand’s defeat in Dublin has come at an “awesome” time. The Rugby World Cup in Japan kicks off 10 months from today, and after Ireland’s win on Saturday, Joe Schmidt’s men could be the world’s No 1 ranked side by the end of the Six Nations. Ireland’s 16-9 win was their second 10

19 November 2018 14:02 How much would you pay for the Oscar for best picture?

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles In History has announced on Monday that an Oscar awarded to Mutiny On The Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman’s Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting on December 11. The Mutiny On The Bounty best-picture statuette 9

07 November 2018 10:36 Russian tycoon who owns Monaco’s football club held in ‘corruption’ probe

Russian tycoon Dimitri Rybolovlev, the owner of Monaco’s football club, has been detained in the principality in an investigation into suspected corruption and other allegations. Lawyer Frank Michel said Mr Rybolovlev was detained on Tuesday in Monaco. The newspaper Le Monde, which first reported the detention, said the tycoon’s home was searched 5

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 6

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 4

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 3