Why do we use baby-speak to talk to our pets?
"Ohhhhh, look at yoooooou. Aren't you gooorgeouuus."
Jim Hurley's Nature Trail Pineappleweed is a very common and widespread wildflower that grows extremely well in poor, compacted soil on bare ground such as haggards, unsurfaced farmyards, tracks, footpaths, cracks in town pavements, roadside verges, waste ground and similar places.
Conor Nelligan - County Heritage Officer So many things come to mind when one thinks of heritage - people, place and everything that lies in between. People have shaped the world around them for many thousands of years, and it is the memories of life that these places hold that gives us a common sense of purpose...
Deborah Coleman - Straight Talking I've never heard such a load of fuss about boobs as in the last few weeks.
Predictions and discussions are as much a part of sport as the skills and the rules. When predictions don't turn out to be accurate, we still search for a reason for the outcome. In order to accept it we need to justify why it occurred. We all need to do this, especially in the...
Andrew Collyer's Practical Gardening You may not associate summer with the task of pruning, most people would look on it as a winter job, but there are many plants that are pruned in the summer and it is beneficial to them. Hedges are something we do expect to summer prune and if you haven't done so then it is something that needs to done as soon as possible.
Dr Michelle Cooper's Good Health Eczema or dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin. Patients present with red, itchy skin which may also blister. A good understanding of the triggers and irritants which cause eczema is essential in order to avoid exacerbations of this troublesome condition.
From a heritage perspective, the month of August is always one to look forward to, not least because of National Heritage Week, which this year, takes place from August 20 to 28 inclusive.
Life Skills with Emily Hurley-Wilkinson Two monks return to their monastery after it rains. They reach a swollen river and in front of them is an extremely beautiful lady in a delicate silk kimono, distressed because she is unable to cross the river by herself.
Naturally Healthy with Clair Whitty Many of you will be planning a sunny holiday abroad, a well-deserved break, and will be making sure to pack your sunscreen the number one essentials for a sunny holiday. However I see many people who have a bad reaction to some of the more traditional sun screens. Symptoms include skin rashes, itchiness and redness. But when they change to natural products they no longer have these reactions. Green People is a brand that customers are very happy with; they are...
Here's a small cross section of what can be expected locally during Cork Craft Month 2016:
Pete Wedderburn - Animal Doctor Last weekend, I gave a talk to a national meeting of the ISPCA, reflecting on aspects of animal welfare in Ireland. I moved to Ireland from my home country of Scotland twenty five years ago, so I described how things have changed for animal welfare in that period. I also asked questions about what the aim should be for animal welfare over the next twenty five years.
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer We are over half way through the Centenary Year of 1916 but certainly far from finished by way of commemorations, especially here in the County of Cork.
Jim Hurley's Nature Trail Clover Mites are all over the place at the moment. They are extremely common and it is not unusual to see hundreds of them crawling over surfaces.
Straight Talking - Deborah Coleman Last week's terror attack in France was nothing short of a living nightmare.
Apparently you can never be old and wise if you were never young and stupid. How annoying!
Emily Hurley-Wilkinson - Life Skills "An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.
It's difficult to see where the Bus Éireann saga will end. News
A much-loved Ballydesmond woman who celebrated her 100th birthday with a big... News
The Government is being urged to set up a special crisis fund to aid tillage farmers in... News
The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is looking for your help this March for its 16th annual fundraising Lollipop Day. The OCF is now... News
Teagasc Kanturk's annual Dairy Seminar, entitled 'Combating Volatility through Our Competitive Advantage', was held on... News
A 22 year old Mid Cork man has been remanded on bail after he was charged with two drug... News
A North Cork father accused of setting his family home on fire with his four children... News
Warm tributes have been paid this week to Macroom-born historian and former... News
Fianna Fáil TD, Kevin O'Keeffe has said that Fine Gael councillors bemoaning potential cuts to Expressway bus services in north Cork... News
While the winds of change are sweeping across the UK with Brexit, on these shores the... News