Anti-water charges protesters take part in a demonstration organised by the Cork Says No group through the centre of Cork city.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Protest numbers down from 15,000-20,000 last November

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, who said the marine renewable energy sector could support vital job creation in Ireland over the coming decade. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Department’s support for research in ocean renewable set to increase by nearly €17m

Projects such as Cork Event Centre and the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh are kicking off in the next few months, and the city should be on the brink of a big infrastructural investment.

A series of projects in the pipeline could transform the port and city

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian military aircraft earlier this week. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Incursion by military aircraft without filing flight plans was unacceptable, says Coveney

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national interest”.. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Alex White says concerns are understandable but Aer Lingus needs investment

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said he wanted  ruling reversed because of the precedent  it sets for future debates

Noonan backs Ceann Comhairle over blocking debate, which Alex White says Coalition wanted

The study revealed hazardous alcohol consumption, with 65.2 per cent of men and 67.3 per cent of women saying they engaged in unsafe drinking. Photograph: Clara Molden/PA

Consumption pattern among women now similar to that in men, UCC study indicates

James Sikora,  Irish Veterans Joint Executive Director, said that the group hopes to establish a permanent memorial and a research exhibition centre in Kinsale in Co Cork.

Organisation hopes to erect memorial and establish research centre in Co Cork

Dr Conor O’Mahony of the Faculty of Law at UCC told a seminar marking the anniversary of Louise O’Keeffe’s victory in the European Court of Human Rights that Irish law under-utilises the court. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Dr Conor O’Mahony says Louise O’Keeffe’s victory helped highlight importance of ECHR

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