Four men have appeared in court and been charged with theft offences after they were arrested by gardai following a five kilometre high speed chase in Cork city on Friday afternoon

Two men remanded in custody and remaining two remanded on bail by judge

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Peter Aiken says Ireland needs to capitalise on venues like Croke Park and Aviva

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Promoter also announces Ellie Goulding and Beck gigs for Live at the Marquee in Cork

The HSE issued a statement confirming a senior psychiatrist had contacted the girl’s mother on Thursday to discuss a number of assessment options.

Girl was left in a distressed state for five hours in hospital, mother says

A prison officer has been jailed for 18-months after he breached a barring order by calling to his wife’s house before threatening to kill her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Greg Lynch pleads guilty to threatening to kill his wife at her home in Ballinhassig, Cork

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Kevin Flannery says honorary degree belongs as much to ‘muintir na mara’ as to him

Cork councillor Mick Barry. A meeting of Cork City Council had to be abandoned this evening after anti-water charges campaigners disrupted it in protest at the jailing of five  protesters in Dublin last week. The meeting had been due to vote on a motion on the jailing proposed by Cllr Barry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Group occupy main council chamber to condemn jailing of five Dublin protesters

Leila Dube from Galway marching with asylum seekers, refugees and supporters during a protest about direct provision at the Department of Justice last November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Anti-Deportation Ireland accuses working group of failing to take account of views of those living in direct provision centres

Schoolchildren from Ovens National School, Cork,  model dresses and accessories donated to Cork Penny Dinners  for their First Holy Communion Appeal.   Pictured are Lisa Murphy, Lucy Dornan, Emma O’Sullivan and Doireann Moynihan having their hair done by Joseph’s Hair Salon. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork Penny Dinners to host pop-up shop for boys and girls

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