Christopher Twohig: he admitted both incidents when the Garda questioned him, and expressed remorse in court

Victim says Christopher Twohig made her feel damaged, guilty and angry

Cork Person of the Year: Sr Philomena O’Sullivan with her award for June

Sr Philomena O’Sullivan named Cork Person of the Month for June

The death of an elderly man in Cork has highlighted the need for carbon monoxide alarms, a coroner has said. Photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

Jack Mahony (74) died following house fire likely caused by cigarette, inquest hears

Cork City Council chief executive Ann Doherty: ‘The precise boundary of any expanded city council area must be the result of due diligence and must be evidence-based’

Mackinnon calls for extension of Cork city boundary, keeping city and county councils

Cork’s newly elected mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald is opening the public consultation  as part of his stated aim to help make Cork a more participative and connected city.

City Docks and Tivoli Docks offer huge housing and jobs potential says Lord Mayor

Flooding of pathways at Cork’s Atlantic Pond. Photograph: Barry Roche

Cork City Council confident issue behind overflows at Atlantic Pond resolved

The current Cork city area could be set to expand.

Inclusion of Ballincollig, Blarney and Carrigtwohill ‘warranted by high housing density’

Marcus Connaughton will drop his anchor and come ashore for the final time on Friday. Photograph: Seascapes/Twitter

Marcus Connaughton leaves ‘niche’ radio show with ‘remarkable following’ after 15 years

Cork Airport: would be considered part of Cork city under Mackinnon report recommendations. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Proposed extension of city into areas now overseen by county council ‘excessive’

Gardaí  appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident outside The Cotton Ball pub to contact them

The young man was injured during a dispute outside The Cotton Ball pub in Mayfield, Cork

Chief Gary Batton and a delegation of representatives from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will attend the unveiling of “Kindred Spirits” by Cork-based Alex Pentek

Unveiling in Midleton marks bonds between the Irish and the Native American tribe

John Deacy TD and his brother, Jamie, lead their father’s coffin into  St Mary’s Church in Dungarvan. Photograph: Mary Browne

Fine Gael minister described as politician who delivered for his Waterford constituents

Under a new plan Cork city will expand to include Douglas, Donnybrook, Grange, Frankfield, Rochestown, Ballincollig, Tower, Blarney, Rathpeacon, Glanmire, Little Island, Carrigtwohill and Cork Airport. Photograph: iStock

While city council supports plan, county council warns of potential negative impacts

A visitor kisses the Blarney Stone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Attempt to broaden Blarney’s appeal sees launch of heritage trail and map

Prof Robert Devoy said that the published flood defence plan does not place sufficient emphasis on developing a fully integrated river catchment management plan for the Lee.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flood protection plan needs to consider tidal barrier in Cork Harbour, says climate expert

Alf Smiddy chaired a 2015 review of local government in Cork. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Alf Smiddy warns new proposals will affect county’s rate base and ability to fund services

Austin Deasy outside Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Moya Nolan

Former Fine Gael TD dies in University Hospital Waterford following a short illness

 British journalist Christina Lamb is to speak at next week’s Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. File photograph: Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Christina Lamb speaks out ahead of her Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing address

The key aspect of the report was the retention of two separate local authorities, with the city area being expanded. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Cork County Council disappointed with recommendation to maintain separate bodies

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney:  said the proposals will help to grow Cork city as an economic driver and a counterpoint to Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

Government-commissioned report proposes extending city boundary into parts of the county

“The forecast is for very strong south easterly winds of up to 37 or38 knots.”  Photograph: Courtesy Cork Harbour Festival

Over 200 craft set to compete along new river route from Port of Cork to Blackrock Castle

Simon Coveney said he had to respect the fact that Sinn Féin got a mandate standing on an abstentionist ticket.

Sinn Féin decision to abstain at Westminster not easy to understand, says Fine Gael Minister

Newly elected Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff MP (left) with Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill.  Fianna Fáil has accused Sinn Féin of abdicating its responsibility to the people Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Micheál Martin accuses SF of abdicating responsibility by refusing to take seats

The inquest heard evidence that suggested the carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by propane gas from two bottles that Frank Murphy was using in the barbecue not being fully burned off before he put them in the back of his van. File photograph:  Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Inquest returns accidental death verdict in case of 43-year-old Frank Murphy

About 23,000 State employees  will benefit least from the proposed new agreement

GRA says requirement for gardaí to pay more for pensions ‘deeply disappointing’

Aidan O’Driscoll (37) who at one point was the self-styled chief-of-staff of the Real IRA in the south.

Aidan O’Driscoll died after he was shot multiple times in Cork in December 2016

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 300 space experts due at Space Studies Program hosted by Cork Institute of Technology

Tina Satchwell (45) has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th

Officers are perplexed by disappearance of Tina Satchwell (45) from her home in March

John ‘Buddy’ O’Brien (40), of Hillview Drive, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to  six separate offences on two different dates when he appeared at Waterford District Court on Tuesday.

Judge describes accused’s targeting of elderly vulnerable people as ‘despicable’ behaviour

Pictured at the launch of the are Cork Film Festival producer Fiona Clark, Cork City Librarian Liam Ronayne and producer Gerard McAuliffe. Photograph: John Allen

Only seven film festivals in Europe taking part in Audio Visual Access initiative

Claire Rosehill and Louis Marcus at the opening of The Tsar, the Rosehills and The music Shop in Cork.

‘Small communities can remain true to traditions and play a full part in the life of a city’

Fine Gael Leadership candidate Simon Coveney has said the contest has helped re-invigorate the party. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leadership candidate says hustings and debates have helped to re-invigorate the party

The 40-year-old man became aggressive and told his flatmate that he should read the Koran and believe in his Muslim ways. Photograph: Reuters

Judge orders that accused receive appropriate psychiatric treatment while in custody

Accomplice crashed into pole near Cork GAA match after high-speed chase, court told

Ted McCarthy died at the weekend following a long career in photojournalism

Colleagues recall late photographer's irreverence, disrespect for authority and eye for a story

Bernard Ring pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to John Joe Nevin and to falsely imprisoning Mr Nevin at his mother’s house at St Mary’s Avenue, St Mary’s Road, in Cork.

Gardaí had to force entry into Cork house and use Taser on Bernard Ring, court hears

Bill Kenneally was sentenced to 14 years and two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting  10 boys

Inquiry will examine role of gardaí, HSE and church in handling abuse complaint in 1980s

Aileen Ní Cheallaigh, a former principal of Gaelscoil Mhuscraí in Blarney  leaving  Cork Criminal Court. Photograph: Cork Courts

Teacher used money to ‘keep show on road’ at Gaelscoil

Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney on the first of four nights on the hustings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sean Kelly calls for weighting of votes in favour of parliamentary party to be reduced

The flooding of November 2009 left the Grand Parade in Cork city submerged. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Campaign group’s costing far too low and plan not economically viable, says State body

Donncha O’Callaghan with his wife Jenny arriving at the wedding of Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Munster rugby legend honoured for glittering career and work as Unicef ambassador

Simon Coveney:   said he could still win the race to succeed Enda Kenny

Sister of TD claimed Mitchell O’Connor is supporting Varadkar to save her ministry

Dahesh Patel (56) had denied charge of molesting boy in toilet of Cork shopping centre

 Minister for Housing Simon Coveney predicted that several members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party would change their minds about who they supported for the leadership. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister rejects claim he was ‘divisive and dishonest’ in comments about Varadkar

Leo Varadkar and  Simon Coveney at the final Fine Gael leadership hustings in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister rejects Coveney’s criticism on compassion as Cork TD pushes ‘Just Society’ agenda

The opening of Roche’s Point Lighthouse in Cork next weekend will feature an exhibition on the US Navy’s arrival into Cobh in 1917. Photograph: Gerd Fahrenhorst/Wikimedia Commons

About 1,500 visitors expected at Cork landmark ahead of exhibition on US navy arrival

Gardaí have also spoken to local GPs as it is known that Annette O’Shea Foley visited a doctor in the days prior to her death. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Children found 29-year-old mother-of-four from Bandon unconscious in sittingroom

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.  “Michael paid a huge price for coming out against Enda back in 2010,” said Cllr Gerard Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sidelining by Kenny after heave is behind reluctance to speak, local party figures say

Jury at Cork City Coroners Court urged  breathalysing in all fatal collisions

Cork Coroners Court hears inquest into accidental death of motorcyclist Joe Holten

“Suddenly and without warning, I heard a loud bang and the rear window was shattered. There was nothing I could have done to avoid this collision,” Catherine Foley told the inquest at Cork Coroner’s Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

DPP satisfied that gardaí properly investigated crash in which Joe Holten was killed

Cork dairy farmer David Bird. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

David Bird is the fourth generation of his family to farm at Mayfield in West Cork

An  LE Eithne rescue operation in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Paul Kehoe refuses to comment on criticism of LE ‘Niamh’

File photograph of Cork city, view towards docks and port across river Lee. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaign group says their plan will remove need for flood defences in the city centre

‘During the last election campaign Coveney spent 40 minutes with a man who had a problem with his pension. His handlers were not happy, but Coveney was insistent. The problem was sorted.’

While TD is considered measured, he is also seen as very engaging on one-to-one basis

Gardaí are investigating the disappearance of more than €200,000 from a credit union in Cork.

Gurranebraher inquiry follows internal investigation which led to staff member’s dismissal

Waste management company Indaver has concluded that its proposed €160m incinerator at Cork Harbour would not impact the safety of helicopters operating at the Naval Service base at Haulbowline. Image: Google Maps

Company’s review finds emissions from chimney would not cause problems for helicopters

A file image of the LE Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire.

Ex-Naval Service vessel sold for €110,000 but is said to be back on market at €685,000

The coypu is native to South America but has spread throughout North America and into Europe and has now arrived in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Public urged to contact authorities if they see rodent which can ‘decimate’ crops

Charred landscape: members of the Defence Forces extinguishing gorse fires in Cloosh valley, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Such blazes cost taxpayers €6m in firefighting costs in 2010-2015, says Senator

Donal O’Brien (45),  from the Ovens area of Mid-Cork, was fatally injured as he was cycling west on the N22 Cork-Macroom road (above) and was struck by a car at about 12.25pm on Sunday. File photograph: Google Street View

Witnesses sought after man (45) killed on Ballincollig bypass around midday Sunday

Fred Rosehill: “In the heyday of Cork Jewish life, he showed up first and departed last.”

‘The Tsar, the Rosehills and the Music Shop’ opens this month at Cork Public Museum

Tade unions in Cork say the housing crisis cannot be solved by the private sector. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Level of ownership continuing to decline and is at its lowest since 1971, warns Ciaran Lynch

A lone cyclist passes by the smouldering gorse on the Seanafeistin Rd close to Cloosh Valley in Connemara on May 9th. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

More than 27,000 people sign a petition against the Government’s Heritage Bill

Lord Mayor of Cork Des Cahill awards  former Ireland and Munster outhalf Ronan O’Gara the Freedom of Cork at Cork City Hall. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Lord mayor praises ex-Ireland rugby player’s leadership at ceremony attended by 1,000

Neil Lucey looks across the lake at Gougane Barra in Co Cork, where a fire engulfed the slopes on April 23rd. “We were lucky we didn’t end up with a Connemara-type event.”

Flames spread along slopes on night of April 23rd, coming close to homes and forestry

Leo Hickey: abused Daniel Kelleher years after his abuse of girls at Dunderrow National School in west Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Louise O’Keeffe wants investigation into why abuser was allowed move schools

Leo Hickey pictured at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited.

Victim says Leo Hickey ruined his childhood and put him on ‘a dark road’ for 27 years

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: “I want to get something of significance done.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coveney discreet on recommendations but Minister believes content politically saleable

Uniformed officers and forensic investigators at the scene on Sheares Street in Cork city. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Gardaí say that they are treating the death of 22-year-old Amy McCarthy as suspicious

 Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily (left)  to ask Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan about concerns raised within the force about the veracity of Garda crime statistics. Photograph: Eric Luke

Policing Authority chair to raise civilian analyst’s letter about crime statistics review

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. Mr Coveney rejected reports he would launch his leadership campaign on Monday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Coveney warns party of dangers of divisions with formal contest set to begin ‘before summer break’

 The German submarine U-20 torpedoed the ‘Lusitania’  18km off Kinsale, Co Cork, resulting in the loss of 1,191 lives. There were 771 survivors. Photograph: Getty Images

Descendants of victims and survivors attend event 102 years after sinking of Cunard liner

Simon Coveney: said he was putting a lot of people under pressure to deliver. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister restates commitment despite increase in number of people living in hotels

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Author and humanitarian to speak at Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore

The Worms that Saved the World

‘Worms that Saved the World’ highlights environmental impact of golf courses

Gardaí said they are looking at all circumstances surrounding the death of a fisherman in Bantry.

Gardaí say post-mortem will determine course of investigation into death

Simon Coveney: One Cork had received a sympathetic hearing from the Minister for Housing,  said  Stephen Kennedy of the group. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

New body would help to accelerate the building of public housing, says One Cork group

The ‘Lusitania’ was sunk on May 7th, 1915, with the loss of 1,198 lives from among the 1,962 on board. Photograph: PA

Names of all crew and passengers included on bronze sculpture at Old Head of Kinsale

Man was found in house in Churchtown, near Buttevant, by family member

Ian Bailey has said in a letter to Enda Kenny that his life was ‘fouled and tangled in a web of deceit, denial, corruption and conspiracy’. Photograph: Collins

Journalist calls for investigation into Garda’s Toscan du Plantier inquiry in letter to Taoiseach

Mother Mattias of the Tyburn Order of Saint Benedict with members of the Cobh Animation Team during a plaque unveiling at at the former British Admiralty House in Cobh, which is now a convent. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Plaque remembering sailors’ journey to Cork and connection to community unveiled

Jack & Jill Foundation chief executive Hugo Jellett has welcomed the decision by an insurance firm to start providing specified serious illness cover for children from birth. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell

Jack & Jill’s Hugo Jellett backs the provision of child-specified illness cover from birth

 Simon Coveney: said he believed cross-party consensus was necessary to achieve local electoral reform

Minister says he favours changing large 10-seat council areas to more compact ones

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Save Cork City group opposes the building of quay walls as part of the relief plan

Samantha Walsh was described as kind, generous and always looking out for other.

The 31-year-old was found dead in flat after assault in Waterford city

Hassan Bal applied for bail when he made his second appearance at Waterford District Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Waterford court rules 25-year-old arrested after 18-month investigation would be flight risk

Samantha Walsh, from Lisduggan in Waterford.

Danny Whelan remanded in custody over death of mother of four on Friday

Samantha Walsh (31) was found in a bedroom at a flat at Thomas Court on Thomas Street, Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Samantha Walsh due to be buried in Waterford following requiem Mass on Tuesday

Uniformed officers and forensic investigators at the scene on Sheares Street in Cork city. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Postmortem results withheld as outcome dictates ‘death merits further investigation’

A cyclist, who was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on April 21st, has died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man dies in hospital following road traffic incident in Lissanoohig earlier this month

Gardaí at the scene on Sheares Street in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Woman’s body discovered in a disused office building on Sheares Street in the city centre

Gardaí investigating the murder of a woman (31) in a flat in Waterford city have arrested a 28-year-old man for questioning about the death. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Postmortem on Saturday confirmed Samantha Walsh (31) had been assaulted

Irish cardiologists have found a way to  repair damaged cardiac muscle and reduce the risk of future heart failure by injecting a growth promoter into the hearts of heart attack sufferers. Photograph: Getty Images

Cork cardiologists successfully use growth promoter to repair damaged cardiac muscle

A garda outside the building where a woman’s body was found on Thomas Street, Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Man found with injuries at the scene has been taken to University Hospital Waterford

A Garda van leaves Waterford Court where Hassan Bal appeared on terrorism charges. Picture: Patrick Browne

Irish man and British woman in their 20s were arrested by gardaí in their home on Thursday

Detectives believe the Waterford-based couple have been taking donations from Islamic State sympathisers online and sending the funds on to Syria. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí believe pair took donations from Islamic State sympathisers and sent to Syria

A man and woman believed to be British citizens have been  arrested in Waterford city  and taken to Waterford Garda station (above) for questioning. File photograph: Google Street View

Irish man and British woman in their 20s questioned by gardaí investigating Islamic extremism

Aidan O’Driscoll (37) who at one point was the self-styled chief-of-staff of the Real IRA in the south.

Detectives believe Aidan O’Driscoll shot dead by former dissident republican comrades

Victims of convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally pictured after his conviction in 2016: Colin Power, Jason Clancy, Kevin Keating and Barry Murphy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Frances Fitzgerald backs investigation into role of State bodies in Bill Kenneally case

The €100 million project at the Port of Cork, involving Irish-American developer Kevin O’Sullivan and his brother, Donal, is expected to be completed within three years once planning issues are resolved. Image: Google Streetview

Docklands development worth €100m to be twice height of city’s tallest building

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