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    A short biography: Seán Ó Faoláin

    Seán Ó Faoláin was an Irish short story writer, born in Cork city in 1900. He studied both here in University College Cork (UCC) and also in Harvard. He taught in England before returning to Ireland in 1933. In conjunction with his collection of short stories which Ó Faoláin is noted for, he also wrote biographies on famous Irish figures such as Theobald Wolfe Tone( The autobiography of Wolfe tone published in 1937) and Daniel 0’Connell( A life of Daniel O’Connell published a year later). In 1940, Seán Ó Faoláin founded The Bell, a monthly magazine featuring literature and social commentary. Peadar O’Donnell took over editorship six years after it…

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    The Cork Homeless

    Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year for many in Ireland but that isn’t the case for homeless people. While the majority of Ireland’s homeless live on the streets of Dublin, the amount of people presenting as homeless in Cork has significantly risen. The figures  In 2018, the number of adults presenting as homeless in Cork rose from 358 to 491. That’s an increase of 133 homeless people in the region. Figures released in February 2019 showed that there were exactly 9,987 people registered as homeless in Ireland. 514 of those individuals were in Cork City. In October of this year, 447 adults were in emergency accommodation in…