The proposed flood relief scheme, which will take about three years to complete, is designed to prevent a repeat of the 2009 fluvial flood.

Plan, costing up to €60m, will involve sealing of city quay walls

Christopher McCarthy convicted of sexually assaulting his nieces

Palestinians ride a donkey cart as smoke rises from Gaza’s main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip, today. (Photograph: Reuters)

Council stops short of calling for expulsion of Israeli ambassador after lengthy debate

Kathleen Lynch: said politicians ‘cannot be expected to carry the argument on their own’ when it comes to the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister tells activists governments have patchy record in recent referendums

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jones (pictured), new research has established.

Mother Jones helped shape Connolly’s views on trade unionism, Cork festival will hear

A general view of the stadium during fireworks in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina Photograph: Getty Images

International Trade Union Confederation estimates 4,000 workers will die ‘before a ball is kicked’

Baby Bridget, daughter of Patrick Mullane and Lisa Cooke from Cork,  at Cork University Maternity Hospital where she was born on June 27th following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis at the Cork Fertility Centre

Pre-implantation test helped couple who carry Cystic fibrosis gene have healthy baby

Mr Justice Paul Carney sitting at the beginning of the Dean Crinnion murder trial at the Central Criminal Court in Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Defendant expresses hope peaceful relations can be restored between feuding families

The swim became an enormous attraction for the people of Cork in the early part of the last century but 1914 marked the first year that the race took place. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Event set to attract hundreds of competitors and will draw thousands of spectators

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