Cedric Simpson (50) appeared in court on crutches charged over fatal crash in Cork

Peter Whittle (left): “There’s the opportunity to work abroad when I’m qualified”

Trainee plumber looks forward to working in a rapidly expanding sector

Gardaí from Mayfield have begun studying CCTV footage which shows two youths climbing over the school fence around 9.25pm while they have also carried door to door inquiries in the area. Photograph: The Irish Times

Principal warns of massive disruption to 60 pupils ‘who need structure in their lives’

Like many involved in Irish agriculture, dairy farmer Sean O’Leary is adopting “a wait and see approach”. File photograph: Getty Images

Currency fluctuations and possible tariffs dual areas of concern, says Cork dairy farmer

Simon Coveney: ‘I’m pretty confident that it is possible to put a compromise position that everyone can be reasonably happy with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister says ‘significant process’ will be made to reform local government in Cork

Leave campaign exploited huge ignorance about EU, says Oscar-winning producer

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association President Patrick Kent said the Government can play a vital role as a broker between the EU and the UK to help ensure that the single market continues to include the UK, given the huge and unique dependence of Ireland on exports to the UK. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Farmer leaders call for support in wake of British decision to leave European Union

A dog waits as its owner casts their ballot paper in a polling station set up in the grounds of a private residence near Fleet, southwest of London. Photograph: Adrian Dennis /AFP

Identity Ireland says it will campaign to get Ireland to leave the European Union

New service by Iberia Express is one of the dividends of IAG takeover of Aer Lingus

 US vice-president Joe Biden is hugged by Abbie Conway from Knock, Co Mayo,   as he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are greeted by schoolchildren from  four local schools - St Attracta’s, Charlestown; Barnacogue; Tavneena and Cloonlyon, upon their arrival at Ireland West  Airport Knock. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Ancestors of US vice-president left Ireland around time of Famine, research shows

The ongoing direct provision controversy sees some 4,000 asylum seekers remaining in designated centres awaiting a decision on their status.

Mother Jones Festival to hear from Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness

Clare and Kevin Flynn. “We both voted to Leave,” said Kevin, whose parents emigrated to Britain from Limerick and Meath. “I think we just need our own country back. We shouldn’t be dictated by Germans, or anyone else. We should be independent.”

‘Older generation favour leaving, young people want to stay with flexibility of travel’

Victim (29) attacked after parking her car near the city centre in March

The lobby of the Imperial Hotel, Cork, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Photograph: Flynn Hotels

Daniel O’Connell, Charles Dickens,Michael Collins, Maureen O’Hara among past guests

President Michael D Higgins: will become the first serving president to deliver the oration which takes place on the nearest Sunday to August 22nd, the date that Michael Collins was killed in a republican ambush in 1922. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Organisers ‘really looking forward’ to hearing what President has to say on Michael Collins

Prof Watson has proven a controversial figure in the world of science and beyond. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members disassocaite themselves from decision to name a new building after controversial professor

A woman wears a pin  during a vigil in central Brussels, Belgium, in memory of the victims of the shootings at a  gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US. File photograph: Francois Lenoir

Speakers condemn shootings at gay nightclub in Florida and pledge to fight bigotry

University College Cork has been criticised over a decision to name one of its buildings in honour of Nobel laureate James Watson, who has expressed controversial views on race. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

University stands over tribute to James Watson who has expressed controversial views on race

Tony Backe lights a candle at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a vigil in Cork Wednesday evening for the victims of the  shooting. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Lord Mayor says shooting is a hate crime and must be confronted as such

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Phil Lynott, Elvis Costello among past performers

A Cork county hurler in action. Defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his funeral were told today.

Defender won four All-Irelands with Cork and won Railway Cup medals with Munster

 Little Mix are one of the acts scheduled to play this year’s Live at the Marquee concert series in Cork. File photograph: Ryan Phillips/PA Wire

Little Mix, Chic and Don Henley among the acts scheduled for this year’s concert series

Jimmy Barry Murphy and Denis Coughlan remember former team-mate

The Republic of Ireland’s Ray Houghton (C) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring in  the World Cup match between Italy and Ireland in East Rutherford New Jersey on June 19th, 1994. Irish super fan Jim Ryan, who has followed the team around the world, says Houghton’s goals in 1994 and against England in 1988 are some of his most memorable moments.  Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters.

Support for Boys in Green has seen Jim Ryan visit the US, Iran, Korea and now Paris

John Murray had hidden 10 grammes of heroin worth €1,700 in a teddy bear at his home in Co Cork. Stock photograph: Getty Images

John Murray (30) from Co Cork had 99 previous convictions, five for drug offences

A 24-year-old man who knocked another man unconscious in an unprovoked one-punch attack in Cork city centre has been jailed for two years. File photograph: Getty Images

Wayne O’Riordan knocked another man unconscious in unprovoked attack in 2014

Crimes include near strangling of woman during handbag robbery

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that Customs Officers received information about a package being delivered by An Post and carried out tests on a white powder in the package. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and Customs Officers carried out a controlled delivery of parcel with 6kg of drug

A biker from Buckinghamshire was travelling from Bantry in Co Cork towards Crookstown on the R585 Bantry Line when he crashed while descending from the Cousane Gap (marked above) at about 11am on Thursday. File photograph: Google Street View

Biker pronounced dead at scene after descending from Cousane Gap outside Bantry

Pat O’Dwyer was back before Cork Circuit Criminal Court for sentence after he pleaded guilty last week to the extortion of €10,000 from his sister-in-law.

Judge expresses concern man showed little empathy for victim of extortion attempt

Handout photograph issued by the RNLI of a fishing boat that began sinking in the Atlantic off the west Cork coast and led to two fisherman being rescued. Castletownbere RNLI said its volunteers received a call to rescue the crew of a local fishing vessel at about 4.45am. Photograph: RNLI/PA

Man who got into difficultly while swimming in river dies at Cork University Hospital

Over 30 youths attack gardai with stones and bottles as officer respond to call in the Glen

A social worker put the names of children who were never in care on an official HSE register of at risk young people in order to carry out a fraud which allow her to claim almost €100,000 in payments, a court has heard.

Jennifer O’Driscoll put names of children never taken into care on list of at risk youths

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority  have begun separate investigations following the death of a 28-year-old man in an incident on a farm near Macroom, Co Cork, on Wednesday afternoon. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Man (28) died after shed roof collapsed at a family farm near Macroom on Wednesday

Retired schoolteacher Leo Hickey outside Cork District Court. Photograph: Provision

Leo Hickey charged with assault at Ballincollig boys school over 20 years ago

Cork Fertility Centre has just announced the first reported pregnancy in Ireland as a result of an advanced sperm retrieval technique, Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE).

First reported pregnancy in Ireland as a result of Micro-TESE technique announced

Judge Gerard O’Brien said the accused had limited appreciation of the seriousness of events until very late in the day even though he had pleaded guilty to the offence

Girl was dumped unconscious and semi-naked on roadside near her home, court hears

“He said he was going to boil a kettle of water with sugar and pour the mixture on me. He put the sugar in the kettle and boiled it and said if I screamed he would hit me on the head with an iron bar” said Tara Byrd . Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Victim spent 10 days in hospital undergoing skin grafts for third degree burns to her leg

The HMS ‘Queen Mary’ explodes during the Battle of Jutland. Arthur Kidney from Barryroe died when the ship went down. Image: Ohne Angabe/Wikimedia Commons

Communities commemorate six men who died on same day in 1916 with monument

Jules Thomas: her landscape scenes depict plants that flourish in west Cork settings

Welsh-born artist puts acrylics on show of plants that grow in west Cork

Damien Coleman runs the Cork City  Marathon with a hurley and sliotar in a time of  4.28.49. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Couple Joe and Kay O’Regan (both 80) finish together 30 years after first marathon

The man suffered three stab wounds in the back when he was attacked on Tuckey Street off the Grand Parade while socialising with friends at about 10.55pm.

Polish man received serious but non life-threatening injuries in weekend attack

Fr Tim Hazelwood (57) from Castletownroche in Co Cork spent six years fighting to clear his name following a false accusation. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fr Hazelwood says Church presumes priests are guilty until they prove their innocence

The crash happened at Rathduff near the turnoff for Bottlehill, some 19kms from Cork city at around 1.55am when the two vehicles were in collision.

Incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning on main Cork-Mallow road

The woman had  got out of her car near Friar St when a lone assailant approached her armed with blade. Photograph: GoogleMaps

The 29-year-old woman’s face was slashed with a knife near Friar St in Cork city

A retired priest (83) has been found not guilty on two counts of indecently assaulting a teenage boy in a Cork school during the 1970s.

After a two day trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court the jury reached an unanimous decision

A 33-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with an incident in which two young women were threatened at knifepoint in their home in Cork city.

State alleges accused produced a knife and threatened two young women in their home

Damien Coleman from Cork, who will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by running the entire Cork City Marathon while soloing a sliotar on his hurley in the fastest time. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Damien Coleman hopes for Guinness Book of Records entry with novel long-distance run

Kenneth Parker(46) put his metal prosthetic limb behind Garda Mooney and kicked him in the ribs, causing him to fall. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Court hears Garda left in constant pain from back injury after assault in Co Cork in 2014

 The man sent the letter with the photographs because he blamed his sister-in-law Ria Burgoyne for the break-up of his marriage, Cork Circuit Criminal Court was told. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patrick O’Dwyer alleged victim’s husband had affair and claimed to have vial of his semen

A 44 year old man who was arrested for questioning about the fatal shooting of a man in Cork city last month has been released without charge.

Diarmuid Byrne (41) shot dead at his home in Ballyphehane in Cork last month

Cork County Council had sought planning approval in 2012 for the 5,000-house scheme at Monard, some 6kms northwest of Cork city. Photograph: PA

Cork County Council says location at Monard will balance growth in metropolitan area

Diarmuid Byrne was shot in his Ballyphehane home last month

Judge Sean O’Donnabhain said there was no doubt Kevin Coade was ‘n incompetent but recidivist criminal’. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Man jailed for 2 years for part in theft of €21,000 worth of cigarettes in Co Cork

This year’s race will attract nearly 600 participants from around Ireland, England, Holland, France, Portugal and the US, according to its organisers. Photograph:  Aidan Fleming

More than 600 due to compete in An Ras Mor in some 200 traditional crafts

Norwegian Air Shuttle’s group chief executive, Bjorn Kjos

Norwegian Air International denies claims made by IALPA over foreign work contracts

Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Story of how man’s remains were exhumed and identified to be told at free UCC lecture

The court heard evidence that gardaí had checked Aer Lingus flight manifests and found that Liliana Etropolska had flown into Ireland 20 times over the following four-and -a half years when she continued to collect Irish pension payments of €45,000.

Retired economist pocketed Irish pension payments while living in native Bulgaria

Dun Laoghaire pier full of Sunday walkers enjoying  the sunshine. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Roads reopen after thunderstorms as temperatures set to hit 24 degrees in coming days

UCC campus. The father of a UCC student whose disappearance earlier this year prompted a huge search operation has called for the installation of CCTV cameras near the university. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

John Joe Ronayne’s son Colin went missing following a night out on New Year’s Eve

Lutz Bachmann, co-leader of anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West”. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Lutz Bachmann invited to address conference organised by anti-immigrant group

Social Democrats Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall during the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Ken Curtin told two weeks ago he was being removed from the rota of lectors

Ken Curtin of the Social Democrats was told  by the administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh he was being removed from the Mass reader rota because of his party’s support for removing the Eighth Amendment on abortion, which gives equal rights to the mother and unborn child. File photograph: Socialdemocrats.ie

Ken Curtin has ‘fruitful’ meeting with bishop over removal due to party policy on abortion

One man in his early 20s died and another is in a critical condition in hospital following a two car crash on the outskirts of Cork city on Tuesday night.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to two car crash on Inniscarra Road outside city

 People wave ‘Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West’ (Pegida) flags, German flags and the so-called ‘Wirmer flag’ which is mainly used by extreme right and populist groups during a demonstration of the islamophobic and xenophobe right-wing organization ‘Festung Europa’ on Monday.  The rally was accompanied by a counter-demonstration of antifascist youths. Photograph: EPA

Identity Ireland founders extended invite during Fortress Europe conference in Prague

Discrepancies in figures on dioxin levels supplied by Indaver in support of its planning application for a €160 million waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour (artist’s image above) call into question the veracity of documentation supplied by the company, a planning inspector has said.

Planning inspector tells hearing into Cork Harbour plant of concern over veracity of data

Dick Grogan: “A conviction journalist” not only committed to ensuring the truth emerged, as was evident in his coverage of Bloody Sunday, but was also a fine stylist. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Irish Times news editor applied his ‘great intellect in the pursuit of justice’

Detectives to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing woman without charge

Members of Cork City Council have voted to provide an emergency loan of €200,000 to save Cork Film Festival. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Members approve emergency loan of €200,000 to avert financial collapse

Ciara Sheehan (21) is recovering at Cork University Hospital after undergoing surgery early on Sunday morning to remove a bullet from her neck.

Ciara Sheehan (21) recovering in hospital after being shot in throat at house

Gardai in Cork are questioning a man and a woman following a shooting incident in the city which left another woman with a serious injury to her neck.

Man and woman arrested by gardai after incident at house in early hours of Sunday

The raider, who was armed with a knife, threatened a cleaning lady at Mayfield post office. Photograph: Google Maps

Lone raider threatened the cleaning staff before fleeing empty handed

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary  is among the signatories to a Cork Chamber of Commerce letter on the controversial transatlantic route proposed by Norwegian Air. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Cork Chamber of Commerce writes letter over controversial Norwegian Air plans

People’s Convention election candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who  has been jailed for five days. Photograph: People’s Convention

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla failed to file necessary returns with Sipo following 2011 vote

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility which Indaver is seeking to build at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour

In case of accident, staff at nearby base would have to travel towards hazard, says Government

Simon Coveney: ‘I think it is possible to design a solution that the city and county can live with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister will not avoid ‘awkward’ issue, calls for ‘blunt and honest conversations’

Vincent Morey (23), pleaded guilty to seizing a woman’s car by threat of force after she spotted him hitching  in Co Cork in sleet and hail before dawn broke on  January 13th last.

Vincent Morey (23) pleads guilty to seizing car after woman saw him hitching in bad weather

Retired schoolteacher Leo Hickey outside Cork District Court. Photograph: Provision

Leo Hickey charged with eight counts of sexual assult while teaching in 1991 and 1992

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator in Cork Harbour

Indaver plays down suggestions that proposed incinerator at risk of explosion

Peadar Kearney: Easter Rising veteran suffered such straitened circumstances during the 1920s that he was obliged to sue the State for royalties after the song was translated into Irish and became the national anthem

Peadar Kearney wrote national anthem to steer faithful away form musical hall fare

A postmortem examination has ruled out foul play in the death of man whose body was found in Rathcormac in Co Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Body of Polish man in his 40s was found outside duplex apartment in Co Cork

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said it was a very serious case where Siobhán Kelleher had suffered catastrophic injuries

Victim suffered stroke after assault in which she was thrown down stairs

Members of the Defence forces fold the Tricolour over the coffin bearing the remains of Thomas Kent at St Nicholas’s Church, Castlelyons, Co Cork, during his State funeral and reinterment last year. He was executed 100 years ago today. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Family members lay wreaths where Kent shot following court martial for armed rebellion

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I never heard of it [a coin toss for a ministry] in my life. I think it’s unprecedented and it was demeaning of the office.” Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Idea of two candidates tossing coin to decide rotation of ministry demeans office - FF chief

Five members of a Cork family have been given prison sentences after pleading guilty to money laundering offences in relation to more than €130,000. File photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan Heaphy (34) jailed for four years after pleading guilty to nine offences

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office and hope a postmortem on the body of a man found outside an  apartment complex in Co Cork will establish the exact cause of death.

Body of Polish man found outside house in Rathcormac estate where he lived

Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery on a post office in Co Cork on Monday.

Lone raider escapes with small sum of cash after holding up staff at Little Island post office

 New Minister for Housing Simon Coveney  receives his seal of office. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Minister’s priority is to tackle homelessness, and to plug deficit in housing supply

Michael Creed, new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with his son Oran, niece Hazel Healy and supporters. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork TD not dwelling on why he was passed over for promotion after 2010 heave against Kenny

Margaret McKenzie was from Shieldaig, a village in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

Newly-wed Margaret Shineman had lain in a grave in Kinsale as an unnamed victim

Actors Edward Lynch and James Lenane of Lismore Dramatic Society, Co Waterford, in costume ahead of ‘Lismore through the Ages’, a live pageant which celebrates the town’s 25th Anniversary as a Heritage Town on Saturday, May 14th. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Historical links to Sir Walter Raleigh, Fred Astaire and John F Kennedy to feature

A public protest against  ECT in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: MindFreedom Ireland

Anti-ECT group holds demonstration against use of ‘outdated and unsafe’ treatment

Three firefighters were injured after a barrel exploded at the scene of a fire at a farm in Co Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fire service members suffer non life-threatening burns at scene of fire near Macroom

Gabriel Jean Lege was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Cork city in2013. File photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gabriel Jean Lege (25) fatally injured in incident on George’s Quay nearly two years ago

Charlotte Cargin with her daughter Eliza protest outside a Bord Planala application for an incinerator by Indaver in Carragline, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

If Ringaskiddy incinerator goes ahead Air corps will operate no fly zone, says Defence

Cork City Coroner, Dr Myra Cullinane said the inquest into the death of Gerard ‘Topper’ Staunton could go ahead given that no criminal proceedings are currently being contemplated.

Real IRA claimed responsibility for death of Gerard ‘Topper’ Staunton

The Lee Valley golf course was closed as mark of respect to Maurice Hennigan, who played golf there several days a week.

Investigators hope postmortem will reveal how exactly man in his 60s died

File photo: Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton, has asked whether law-abiding water charge payers should now cancel direct debits. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Church of Ireland’s Paul Colton queries fate of direct debits amid charge suspension plan

Ecstasy, the trendy drug of the 1990s, has come back in fashion in recent years.

Dutch research institute finds ecstasy pills contain double the amount of MDMA

The scene of a fatal fire in St Colman’s Park in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Chip pan believed to have caused fatal blaze that killed two men in Co Cork

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