The coffin of Munster head coach Anthony Foley leaves St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Olive Foley pays emotional tribute to late Munster coach at church in Killaloe

Anthony Foley’s father Brendan shakes hands with his son’s former teammate  Donncha O’Callaghan outside St Flannan’s Church in  Killaloe, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Michael Noonan says news of Munster coach’s death sent ripples out from Shannon to Auckland

The coffin of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley is carried from St Flannan’s Church after his funeral service in Killaloe. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Munster rugby head coach laid to rest after tribute paid to him as man who made ‘many a mark’ during his ‘short life’

British singer Colin Vearncombe, who had a hit with Wonderful Life under the stage name Black, died from severe head injuries sustained when his car spun out of control on an icy road and crashed into another car in Co Cork, an inquest has heard. Photograph: Gisli Snaer/PA.

Inquest told musician’s vehicle spun out of control near Cork airport last January

A man in his early 30s was arrested under firearms legislation in Co Cork on Tuesday following a domestic incident.

Father of man in his 30s was victim of minor assault at family home in Bandon, Co Cork

Investment would “bring a level of certainty to infrastructure development to support house builders”. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Chief executive says State grant would facilitate building of 18,000 homes in county

Prof Ella Arensman of the  National Suicide Research Foundation has called for mental health support programmes for health care professionals. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than a quarter of women who took their own lives in Cork worked in health care

Director of Research at the NSRF Prof Ella Arensman said the latest figures indicate that the rate of self harm remains 9 per cent higher than in 2007.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Huge increase in number of homeless people presenting at hospitals after self-harm, report finds

The Labardie Fisher. Photograph:

Pair charged with facilitating entry of illegal immigrant and employing man with no work permit

University College Cork, Cork. Greater communication between colleges and Traveller support groups would help increase the number of Travellers in third-level education, a seminar has been told. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Greater communication between colleges and support groups is needed, seminar told

Accused also admitted failing to keep proper records of purchase and sale of medicines

Members of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) conducting a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance to remember and commemorate the participants in the 1916 Easter Rising. At the ceremony were members of the 39th Cadet Class and 40th Cadet Class who marched in the Easter Parade on  April 10th 1966. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Naval Service’s role highlights how Ireland has taken its place among nations of the earth, ceremony hears

Lord David Puttnam: Being the only English speaking EU country will be a boon for Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

British peer and west Cork resident believes EU will not do anything in its Brexit negotiations that would be likely to worsen th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris officially opened the new CF unit in Limerick. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The centre will service patients from counties Tipperary, Limerick, Clare and north Kerry

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney has played down the significance of The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll which showed a significant majority of people in favour of changing the constitution to allow for abortion.

Simon Coveney says government happy to wait the recommendations that emerge from the citizens’s assembly

A file image of people queuing for rental accommodation. Photograph: The Irish Times.

Threshold says matching supplement to rent increases is cost-effective way of preventing homelessness

It is understood that the raids involved armed members of the force accompanied by members of the Garda Dog Unit as well as officials from Revenue and Customs and officials from the Workplace Relations Commission.

Raids on Trawlers in Howth and Castletownbere condemned as heavy handed

Gardaí are still investigating the fatal shooting of a man (41) in his home in Cork city last April. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Diarmuid Byrne died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in April, inquest told

A survey conducted by CIT has shown a reduction in graduates travelling overseas for work. Photograph: CIT

Research conducted by college shows increase in graduates employed in Ireland

Defence Force Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett was reluctant to be drawn on the impact of the six barracks along or close to the Border, in terms of what might emerge from Brexit, and whether Britain will seek to impose a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Government decision to close army barracks may prove costly mistake, says PDforra

Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) general secretary Gerry Rooney told Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe that the pay rates for those who enlisted in the army, naval service and airforce after 2013 is a hugely important issue. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One fifth of Defence Forces in receipt of family income supplement, conference hears

Members of the Defence Forces hav provided emergency cover previously during strikes by ambulance personnel and fire fighters. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Defence Forces representative body says it would rather not be drawn into dispute

The Civil Defence has to date invested around €80,000 in drone technology with nine drones deployed in the main eight civil defence emergency areas. Photograph: Barry Roche

Drones very useful in searching difficult terrain and coastlines, says Civil Defence

Dominic Rooney took ill while refereeing an Under-16 camogie match between Douglas and Brian Dillons at Douglas Community School grounds shortly after 1.30pm on Saturday.

Dominic Rooney had served with the UN in both the Lebanon and Kosovo

The ship was deployed on July 8th following Government approval as part of Ireland’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

Irish Naval Service vessel rescued almost 2,500 migrants during deployment

A coroner has urged people to be extremely vigilant on farms after a jury returned a verdict of of accidental death at the inquest into the death of a toddler in Co Cork.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Ben Regan (23 months) suffered fatal head injuries when struck by falling horsebox dividers

The constituency office of Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has been daubed with graffiti referring to him as a ‘baby killer’ over his pro-choice views in relation to abortion. Photograph: Twitter/MickBarryTD.

AAA-PBP deputy Mick Barry says he will not be deterred from arguing for women’s rights

Karen Quilligan O’Flynn told an inquest that her partner, Gerald ‘Topper’ Staunton (41), had  placed her  daughter (7) in the back seat of his car and was about to get into the driver’s seat when a lone gunman apprached and shot him. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gerald ‘Topper’ Staunton had put girl (7) into back of car when lone gunman attacked him

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this year’s Cork Folk Festival . File photoraph: Bryan O’Brien

Line-up also features Mick Flannery, Galway outfit We Banjo 3 and Roy Harper

A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with possession of a sawn-off shotgun following a Garda investigation into a shooting incident in Cork city. File photograph:  Getty Images/iStockphoto

Cian Walsh is remanded in custody after shooting incident and high-speed chase

Gardaí continue to question one man arrested as part of an operation targeting organised crime in Co Cork.Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

One released after gardaí raid six premises allegedly linked to Lithuanian crime outfit

Stephen Coveney (25) was arrested by gardaí after he got caught up in match traffic attending the Cork county senior hurling semi-finals at Páirc Uí Rinn on the Boreenamanna Road (above) in the city. File photograph: Google Street View

Stephen Coveney (25) brought before Cork District Court arising from Garda inquiry

Captain Ciara O’Sullivan at the Cork women’s football All-Ireland champions’ homecoming in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Football side return tremendous reception on banks of Lee with 11th title in 12 years

Homeowners in the South Dublin County Council area will not face any increase in their property tax next year. File photograph: PA

Cork County Council votes to keep tax at national rate to ‘protect public services’

The medical board at University Hospital Waterford said last week that they were “appalled” that a decision was taken at hospital group level to reduce the risk relating to cardiology services in Waterford and the absence of a second catheterisation lab to treat heart attack patients. Image: Google Streetview

Simon Harris says HSE cardiac risk register has not been changed in six months

Gardaí are set to resume questioning one man and are waiting for a second man to be discharged from hospital following a shooting incident and high speed pursuit through Cork city on Sunday.

Gardaí believe two men were involved in a shooting incident in Cork city before chase

According to Cork Simon, the problem of homelessness continues to worsen in the city. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cork Simon says homelessness continues to grow with a rise in rough sleeping

Some of the victims of Bill Kenneally, from left Colin Power, Jason Clancy, Kevin Keating and Barry Murphy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Victims say agencies were aware of the abuse and case is about accountability

Two men were arrested in Cork on Sunday  after shooting incident and high speed chase.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Fleeing car crashes into cars belonging to GAA fans attending the Cork Senior Hurling semi-finals

The Cork University Hospital helipad is due to be completed and operational by December 2017. Photograph: Joe St Ledger/The Irish Times

Helipad due to be operational by end of 2017 at site of staff car park

President Barack Obama: “You can’t get any higher than the American president,” says Enda Kenny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Enda Kenny says he has raised the matter twice with President Barack Obama

Members of the Doolin unit, who lost their colleague Caitriona Lucas last week, recovered the body

Inquest concludes a verdict of suicide for prisoner (25) found dead in his cell in 2013

 Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dubliners facing their sixth day of disruption as services are halted until Sunday

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who said the recent European Commission ruling on Apple’s €13 billion tax liability would also have no impact on taxation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Enda Kenny says Ireland is committed to 12.5% rate as chamber seeks tax certainty

Professor Ella Arensman is director of research at the National Suicide Research Foundation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Level of self harm also rose by 30% during the same period, UCC academic reveals

A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody with consent to bail after he was charged in connection with a € 150,000 drugs seizure

Gardaí arrest Farid Fawzi after €150,000 worth of drugs found outside Cork city

A 27-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged in connection with the seizure of € 114,000 worth of drugs by gardaí at a house in Cork city on Monday night. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Darren Kavanagh charged on four counts and remanded on bail after Cork city seizure

The charges, for amounts of up to €150,000, allege Christine Crowley induced the HSE by deception to pay out fraudulent claims under the Drugs Payment Scheme/Long Term Illness Scheme. Image: Getty

The charges allege Christine Crowley induced HSE to pay out fraudulent claims

Spike Island had its first artillery fortification built in the 18th century by the British.

Conversion worth €6m transforms military outpost into compelling tourist attraction

The children’s parents raised the alarm and paramedics attended the scene before all three children were airlifted by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter from Shannon Rescue 115 to Cork University Hospital. File photograph: Eric Luke

Five-month-old twins and 17-month-old child injured following explosion at their home

The scene at St Mary’s Avenue, Cork city, where two men were arrested and two people were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries after a stand-off. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Officers break down door where man is alleged to have held mother and partner hostage

Gardaí attended a hostage situation in Cork city on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times/Files

Gardaí forced to taser man in city after stand-off lasting more than three hours

Madeline Scahill and Gerardine O’Mahony testing their brushing skills on site before the 2016 National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

Population fall and a lack of services are taking a huge toll on rural communities

Enable Ireland service users Darragh Cashman and Suzie Haye with Minister Simon Coveney at the official turning of the sod on Cork’s Children’s Centre at Curraheen. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Enable Ireland appeals for funds to build €7.2m centre which will serve 640 children

Effie Skinner and Dr Philip Cross. The story of how the Cork doctor poisoned his wife before marrying his family’s governess has been turned into a musical.

Philip Cross was convicted of poisoning his wife in a case that shocked Victorian Ireland

An image from the visitwaterfordgreenway website. The first section of the Waterford Greenway will open next week.

Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan stretch is part of 46kms greenway route through county

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Presidential candidate wants to build 3kms wall along public beach to protect golf resort

Six kilos of cannabis herb were found at a house in Rathpeacon in Co Kerry on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Fourth suspect remains in custody in Killarney after six kilos of cannabis found

Alex Ryan (18), who died in January after he took drugs.

Two men and a woman charged in relation to death of Alex Ryan (18) after house party

Ken Maguire, general manager of Kerrygold Park, at the official opening of the facility in Mitchelstown Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Ornua boss issues warning at opening of new Kerrygold facility in Mitchelstown, Co Cork

Google street view of Architectural and Metal Systems at Wallingstown in Little Island where a 35-year-old man has died in an industrial incident. Source: Google street view

Bandon man fatally injured when caught in factory machine on Wednesday morning

Crohan and Penny Pickard at home outside Castlecove in Co Kerry. Gardaí are excavating a site at Ballaghisheen, near Waterville, in a search for the body of Charles Brooke Pickard. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Authorities and family hopeful remains of Charles Brooke Pickard can finally be found

Patrick Bassett was charged with 12 counts of indecently assaulting the young boy

Man (81) remanded in custody after being charged with 12 counts

Man was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was treated for a serious but non-life threatening facial injury

Assault occurred after man discovered intruder in his house

Judge Con O’Leary noted the State’s position on bail and remanded the accused on his own bond of €500 to appear again at Cork District Court on October 2nd. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tadhg Ó Dálaigh (72) a teacher at Cork boarding school when alleged offence occurred

The man’s wife managed to raise the alarm and the man was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was treated for a serious but non-life threatening injury.

Incident occurred at a house in Blarney at about 8.45pm on Monday night

Irish-language speakers and supporters along with members of the Gael-Taca group protest outside The Flying Enterprise pub in Cork after barman Cormac Ó Bruic said he was forbidden from speaking Irish on the premises. Image: Screenshot from Provision video

Sober Lane calls for ‘reconciliation and craic’ after protest at neighbouring outlet in Cork

An artist’s impression of the proposed O’Callaghan Properties office complex at Albert Quay in Cork city.

Developer O’Callaghan says project has capacity to accommodate up to 3,000 staff

Former Minister of State Martin Mansergh. Photograph: David Sleator

Martin Mansergh echoes President Michael D Higgins in arguing that no side had a monopoly of right in their actions

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Coveney says it is important people realise Naval Service is a national service

Two new B class Atlantic 85 inshore boats handed over at separate naming ceremonies

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney said all options regarding local government reform in Cork remained on the table. Photograph: Collins

Minister says all options on table after report suggests City and County councils merge

Call comes as group mounts protest outside The Flying Enterprise and urges boycott of bar

A Google street view of part of the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork city where the body of a man in his 30s was found.  Image: Google street view

Detectives send fingerprints to Interpol to try and identity dead man in his 30s

Cork City Council director of housing Valerie O’Sullivan said there are currently 5,400 on the council’s housing waiting list but the council was due to start work on some 400 units shortly under the Rebuilding Ireland initiative. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Minister says Noonan to bring in plan intended as major step towards easing housing crisis

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister hopes John Halligan remains in Government despite upset over hospital review

A file image of former Labour senator James Heffernan who has appeared in court charged with a series of driving offences following the Indiependence music festival in Co Cork over the August bank holiday weekend.

35-year-old charged with dangerous driving, drink-driving, having no licence or insurance

The Flying Enterprise pub in Cork where Cormac O Bruic claims he was sacked for speaking Irish.  Photograph: Google.

The Flying Enterprise in Cork city says English ‘most sensible’ language to speak at work

Simon Coveney says he hopes John Halligan continues his role in the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Author of Waterford hospital review denies allegation of ‘gross interference’ by HSE

Google street view of part of the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork city. Source: Google street view

Post-mortem to be carried out on body of man in 30s found on Lower Glanmire Road

 Mercy University Hospital in Cork has appealed to those  needing less urgent treatment not to present at its emergency department. File photograph: Google Street View

Appeal and warning over delays issued after surge at emergency unit in recent days

Meghan Murray, Fiona Kiely, Pat O’Donnell and Paul Dowling of Cork band Collage & Co at the launch of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2016.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Bell X1 join acclaimed jazz perfomers on October line-up

File image of University College Cork. The president of UCC has criticised comments made by Minister for Education Richard Bruton on third-level funding. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister said Irish universities should reform before getting extra State money

The ESA Space Solutions Centre said firms applying for the €50,000 seed funding do not necessarily have to develop products for use in space but can also use technologies developed for space to solve challenges on Earth.

Numbers in line to expand from 50 firms to more than 80 in the next four years

Former EU commissioner for agriculture Dr Franz Fischler said it was vital for Ireland that its agricultural and food exports continue to have access to the British market post-Brexit. Photograph: Getty

EU should take account of importance of Irish food exports to the UK in negotiations

 Franz Fischler: “It’s going to have a major impact on the provision of services in rural zones.” Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Predicted population drop in rural areas of EU is from 200 million to 100 million, conference told

Migrants to Ireland living in the  Direct Provision system marching on the Dáil in protest at the speed of the asylum seeking process in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre residents demand right to work and education

Irish European Commissioner Phil Hogan: Apple ruling “has nothing to do with taxation, nothing to do with corporate tax rates, it has to do with state aid rules”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Commissioner rejects notion ruling is politically motivated, but to do with State aid rules

 Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan  celebrate winning silver medals in rowing at the Rio Olympics. File photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Rowing boss says success at Rio Olympics has generated a spike in inquiries into the sport

Paul and Gary O’Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic medallists say bowl of cereal was first thing they ate when they got home

Former president Dr Mary McAleese has called for leading 19th-century Irish politician Daniel O’Connell to be honoured at the British Houses of Parliament. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president wants Houses of Parliament to mark Irish politician’s legacies

Gardaí did not object to bail when all three appeared at a special sitting of Cork District Court on Saturday.

Charges follow discovery of heroin and cocaine during searches in Cork city and county

Speaking at the Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Cahersiveen in Co Kerry, Mary McAleese said she was not getting “too excited” about the controversy.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president says events regarding Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will not derail Good Friday Agreement

The three quarters of a kilo of heroin worth €100,000 were found along with €1,000 worth of cocaine in an apartment in Blarney as part of a follow up search operation by gardaí.

Men to appear in Cork District Court following drugs seizure in Blarney on Thursday

Mary McAleese: “The church hasn’t been able to come to terms with the fact that there are going to be homosexuals in the priesthood, homosexuals who are fine priests,” she told the Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president says church’s attitude to homosexuality is damaging to young gay men

Drugs found at builder’s yard in Bishopstown and at a flat in Blarney

Aidan MacCarthy was born in 1913 and graduated with a medical degree at UCC before travelling to London in search of work in 1938.

Aidan MacCarthy went from west Cork to Dunkirk and later a Japanese POW

Simon Coveney: ‘Pat Hickey hasn’t been convicted of anything yet and he is being held in a high security prison’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister defends Government’s handling of Olympic tickets controversy in Rio

A Co Cork community has been praised by President Michael D Higgins for commemorating its past. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Kilmurry Independence Museum highlights town’s role in the fight for Irish freedom

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