Michael Twomey (right)  in 2012 with Frank Duggan with whom he played as characters Miah and Cha in “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Stalwart of the Cork stage was best known for his role in RTÉ’s ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’

Muhammad Mahmoud (17), from Ballycullen in Dublin 24, with his mother Dr Ayda Elkhalifa. The Ashfield College is one of 13 students nationally to  score eight grade ones at higher level.

Muhammad Mahmoud (17), whose parents are from Sudan, hopes to study medicine

A Confederate flag held by a Cork supporter after the hurling All-Ireland quarter-final in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

‘There is one flag for Cork supporters - the red and white flag with the Cork emblem on it’

The expansion options available to Cork city.

Mayor says the county council’s offer would not allow the city to grow sufficiently

A map of the Cork City Council area with areas (in yellow) which Cork County Council proposed to transfer.

Cork city councillors say it’s time to get on with implementing Mackinnon expansion

A map of the Cork City Council area with areas (in yellow) which Cork County Council proposed to transfer.

City authority rejects offer by Cork County Council to increase population to 160,000

Philip Leahy died after getting into difficulties while swimming at Ocean Beach in Maryland, in the US.

Philip Leahy died in drowning accident in United States

Author John Jefferies with the Rolls Royce “Moon Car” on Cobh Pier at the launch of “Death on the Pier”. Mr Jefferies is a descendant of one of the episode’s key participants, IRA man Daniel “Sandow” O’Donovan

Author believes Cork event was part of IRA plan to provoke British back into hostilities

Ken Fleming has worked to improve conditions for migrant fishermen. Photograph: iStock

Ken Fleming challenged the official silence on exploitation of seafarers

A map of the Cork City Council area with areas(in yellow) which it is proposed would  transfer into it from Cork County Council’s territory.

County council agrees to cede land to allow for further development of urban area

Former Republic of Ireland Football Manager Brian Kerr takes part in a training session with players from Al-Helal Football Academy in Gaza, on Sandymount Strand in Dublin  earlier this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Visit shows Palestinian players that not all the world is like Gaza , says academy official

Bylaw grants Cork council power to remove wreaths after two months. Photograph: iStock

Councillors want to debate bylaw requiring timely removal of wreaths and mementoes

Mother-of-one Amy McCarthy (22) was found dead in a derelict building last April

Republicans fighting during the Spanish Civil War during the 1930s. Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

‘The Limerick Brigadistas – from the Shannon to the Ebro’ tells story of Limerick men who went to fight Franco

Tina Satchwell was reported missing  by her husband on March 24th. Photograph: family handout/PA Wire

Officers investigating woman’s disappearance hope tests will show if bags are hers

Gardaí have arrested a man for questioning in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman in Cork city centre earlier this year.

Amy McCarthy, a mother of one, died in April after being found unconcious in vacant office

Judge David Riordan has stepped down after a 22-year career on the bench

Judge David Riordan says prison is least visible part of criminal justice system

Micheál Martin: “The period where separation from Britain occurs and the Irish State is established doesn’t belong to any one party or any one tradition.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Commemorations should not be used for political point-scoring, FF leader suggests

The temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over the weekend at the inaugural West Cork History Festival at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen. Photograph: Liss Ard Estate/Twitter

Passionate debates take place at Lissard over past IRA treatment of Protestants in region

 Eoghan Harris has said that as long as Irish Protestants living in the Republic feel unable to talk about their past, they are not truly free. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Eoghan Harris defends his documentary on 1922 conflict at West Cork History Festival

Dr Andy Bielenberg says new evidence does not support thesis that Protestants were targeted in county

Eamon de Valera speaking in 1969. Photograph: The Irish Times

An Irish republic was slogan used to gainsupport abroad, says historian David Fitzpatrick

Members of the Defence Forces during the first major event in Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Dublin Castle last year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Prof Nigel Biggar says commemoration of events means making judgements on justness of violence used

Jaanus Poldme (27) cannot give a reason for attacking Kieran Murphy with vodka bottle

Landscape gardner says his life has been destroyed as he is in constant pain with relentless migraines

A 43-year-old man grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened to kill her  in view of their four children.

‘He caught me by the throat and announced he was going to kill us – leaving me 'til last’

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination. Photograph: Alan Betson

Man in his 30s pronounced dead at the scene of collision near Rathcormac on Friday

Gardaí later recovered a sum of money equivalent to that stolen

Men stole cars and threatened staff in three different shops with a knife

Competitors in the Lee Swim nearing the old North Gate Bridge, circa 1910. Photograph: courtesy of the Irish Examiner

Veteran race starter Eddie Campion has been involved through the polio years through to modern times

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

Willingness of Michael Dobbs to speak indicates potential of new event, says organiser

Portrait of Florence Kelley by AN Hardy

Kelley’s role in improving working conditions for women and children in the US will be highlighted in Cork

Inspector Carmel Banville told the court that the DPP had directed that he be tried on indictment on the three charges before a judge and jury at Waterford Circuit Criminal Court.

Waterford man Hassan Bal remanded in custody on three terrorist related charges

Company providing business services to Irish Water is contracted to do so until 2018

Judge Olann Kelleher said it was “a very sad case”.

Parents given suspended sentences following incidents while trying to confiscate phone

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

History festival hopes to generate debate on how to commemorate revolutionary period

Cork City Council’s ability to tackle the housing crisis  could be hampered if the city is not allow extend its boundary,  the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness heard.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Capacity compromised ‘by scarcity of development land within existing city boundary’

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co Waterford.

Marriage of Sir Marcus Beresford and Catherine Power created one of the most powerful Irish political dynasties, says historian

Martin Linehan was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Gabriel Lege (25), a French national in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Martin Linehan (36) charged with 10 offences after his extradition from UK

John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

The summer school is held in Cahersiveen and Caherdaniel in Co Kerry in August

Born Mary Harris in Cork in 1837, Mother Jones  immersed herself in the struggles of American miners earning herself the nickname “the most dangerous woman in America”.

Earth from the grave of Cork-born US labour activist Mother Jones will be presented at a ceremony in Leeside during the Spirit of (...)

Dusk ’til Dawn is aimed at cyclists of varying ability as participants can chose how long they want to cycle for.

Dusk ’til Dawn will see riders leave city in darkness and arrive in Crosshaven as morning breaks

Purcell first began toying with the idea for the play three years ago but it was only in October that she began writing.

Test copy tells story of student trying to fit into the competitive world of her peers

Cork city fire brigade fighting the blaze at the former Our Lady’s Hospital at the Lee Road, Cork city.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Senator urges Harris to ask HSE to secure site of former psychiatric unit in Cork

Cork city fire brigade fighting the blaze at the former Our Lady's Hospital at the Lee Road, Cork city.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Blaze at St Kevin’s on Lee Road started on Tuesday night and caused extensive damage

US sailors in Cobh

Conference to examine role of the navy in combatting U-boat threat off Ireland

The majority of the 80,000-plus domestic households in Cork county pay by weight or for each lift of a wheelie-bin by a waste collector

Majority of households in Cork county, for example, already pay by weight

Six units of Cork City Fire Brigade are battling a  fire at the site of a  former psychiatric hospital in Cork.

Six units of Cork City Fire Brigade are battling fire at the former St Kevin’s block

Mairead McGuinness will deliver this year’s oration at the annual Michael Collins commemoration. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Beal na Blath event organisers welcome move to name GAA trophies after Collins and Harry Boland

Norwegian Air to use smaller aircraft in maiden service from Cork to Rhode Island

A man  collected more than €36,000 in job seekers allowance while he was working under his brother’s name. Photograph: The Irish Times

Marek Kroscen collected job seekers allowance while employed at a factory in Cork

During the trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said arson was a very serious offence on any occasion but to set fire to a building knowing there were people in it was particularly heinous.

Father let his four children out of house after setting it alight

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

Music and theatre lovers well catered for with eclectic mix at popular Tipperary event

Minister for  Innovation John  Halligan said that he was very proud to welcome the International Space University to Cork. File photograph: Tim Pyle/NASA Amaes via JPL-Caltech via The New York Times

Over 300 space experts set to attend event that will provide €2m boost to local economy

Peter Hanley (33) pleaded guilty to possessing  €42,000 worth of cannabis.

Accused says he agreed to courier drugs only because he lost cocaine belonging to dealers

On March 20th, 2015, Shane Fitzgerald, then 23, was convicted at Tralee Circuit Criminal Court and jailed for five years for dangerous driving causing the death of Paud O’Leary.

State’s case against Dan Joe Fitzgerald relied too much on inferences, says judge

“Given his age, it’s questionable whether he should have been driving,” the judge said. Photograph: iStock

Comments come in Cork case where driver (84) did not even realise he had hit cyclist

Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co Cork

Business people speak ahead of Dáil vote on bringing town councils back

A ferry booking to the UK for a man later convicted over a fatal hit and run was made within 24 hours of the incident using a credit card belonging to his father, a court has heard.

Dan Joe Fitzgerald denies impeding apprehension or prosecution of Shane Fitzgerald

Thousands of people in Cork city centre will be without water overnight as essential maintenance and repair work has to be carried out on the city’s system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Irish Water repairing section of city’s mains system deemed to be at risk of bursting

 Siptu members working with Cork County Council are to stage a four-hour work stoppage on Tuesday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Council protest begins with four-hour stoppage by 350 Siptu members on Tuesday

County Hall, which caters for some 700 employees, incorporates a number of fire safety measures. Photograph: Facebook.

Council satisfied use of panels does not increase fire risk but orders further review

Photograph posed by model: Getty Creative

One in five women in Ireland experience sexual violence but only one in four report it

Dan Joe Fitzgerald of Knockeen, Meelin, Newmarket, Co Cork pictured at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Dan Joe Fitzgerald (72) denies impeding apprehension and prosecution of Shane Fitzgerald

 Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission: the astronaut had to withdraw from giving the opening lecture at Cork due to medical reasons. Photograph:  NASA/Liaison

Dan Tani, who has flown on two space missions, to give talk hosted by Cork Institute of Technology

The 54-year-old man was found unconscious on Lower Strand Street, Tramore

Niall Hewison charged after Edmund Rice found unconscious on street

John Magner, a native of Castletownroche in North Cork, entered the seminary at St Patrick’s College in Carlow in 1964.

Father of two decided to resume religious studies after the death of his wife

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

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