Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Star says he was blessed to be born in Cork and has always been proud of native city

Detectives arrested the suspect at Cork Prison and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning about the fatal assault on Graham Johnson, a father of three. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Detectives quiz 30-year-old man over fatal stabbing in prison kitchen last weekend

Newly-married couple Anne Fox (nee Cole) and Vincent Fox cast their votes in Dublin in  the referendum on their wedding day. Photograph: Getty

Most people with jobs set to vote in same-sex marriage and presidential referendums between 7pm and 10pm

A Cork priest has announced he is going to vote Yes in the marriage referendum. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fr Tim Hazelwood says he believes gay people deserve the same rights as everyone else

Installation from Imagine Arts Festival

Funding lends legitimacy to efforts of volunteers who run festival, says chairperson

Thousands take part in the Anti-Water charges protest from Parnell Sq to Leinster House, Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

People’s Convention says the petition shows widespread opposition to water charges

Five fishermen rescued after their Scottish registered fishing boat sank in heavy seas in the Celtic Sea are safe and well aboard an Irish trawler and are on their way to port in Co Cork.

Scottish fishing boat sank quickly in heavy seas some 90 miles south of Mizen Head

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said keeping prisoners safe was “challenging both nationally and internationally”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice was speaking following fatal stabbing in Cork Prison over the weekend

Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said that a study carried out by her office found that there were no heroin-related deaths in Cork prior to 2004. Photograph: Thinkstock

Meeting hears 87 people have died from opiate-related deaths in city since 2004

The farmhouse in west Limerick where the couple were found dead by burglars. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Criminal gang knew they would have left forensic evidence and been implicated

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy is due to carry out a post-mortem examination this morning on the body of a 41-year-old prisoner stabbed to death in Cork Prison yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Victim was nearing the end of sentence for robbery when stabbed in kitchen row

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to create a Metropolitan Cork with a population of around 250,000

Decision yet to be made on one merged authority or two redrawn authorities

Gardaí believe Johnson, who was from West Cork, was stabbed once in the chest with a shank of metal by his assailant after a row broke out.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Graham Johnson from West Cork was serving a 5-year sentence for robbery and larceny

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney paid tribute to the Naval Service for its professionalism in preparing the LE Eithne for such a major humanitarian mission in just five days. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Enda Kenny applauds Irish ‘humanitarian personality’ as ship leaves on aid mission

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned against complacency and urged voters to come out and vote ‘Yes’ in the marriage equality referendum after an opinion poll showed the proposal is likely to be passed. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Kenny says electorate must come out to vote despite polls suggesting Yes win

 Gardaí: wanted to know if Capt Herbert Woods’s widow, who was living in the UK, should be informed about the discovery of the bodies.

Historian discovers material suggesting State colluded with Church of Ireland over bodies

A horsedrawn hearse in Cobh at the commemoration of the sinking of the Lusitania. Photograph: Barry Roche

People of Cobh watch in silence as cortege followed the original 1915 funeral route

 Lusitania moored in the Mersey, England,  in 1911. Photograph: PA Wire

All wars have forgotten casualties, says Higgins in Cobh marking centenary of sinking

A general view of  Macroom in Co Cork. Former solicitor Mark Cronin is to go on trial for  nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pub and a solicitor’s office, in Macroom. Image: Google Maps.

Mark Cronin also charged with committing arson at building in Macroom in 2010

David Atkinson was fined €500 after he was convicted of assaulting Joe Duane in 2013

‘We urge all those who witness ill-treatment in care facilities to report it to the gardaí’

Defendant dismissed from job with Cope Foundation within 24 hours of conviction

A number of sports stars have appeared in a video pledging their support for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Cork hurler says ratification would offer reassurance to young gay people

RMS Lusitania:  Artefacts were recovered by Dungarvan diver Eoin McGarry in 2011

Artefacts from Cunard liner, sunk by German U-Boat in 1915, will go on display

A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car on the Cork side of Castlemartyr on the N25 at about 5.15am on Monday.

Man was returning to B&B after wedding – Gardaí appeal for witnesses

Donatellos fast food restaurant on Tower Street, Cork, was robbed on Friday. A man has been charged in connection with the incident. Photograph: Google maps

Accused denied bail after allegedly pointing air rifle at staff and demanding cash

Members of the Cobh re-enactment group at the Pageant on Blind Strand, west Cork, before the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat crewmembers re-enacted the trip from Barry Point to the sunken Lusitania 100 years ago. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Locals re-enact community response to sinking of the British ocean liner

Members of  SIPTU and NBRU unions at at Phibsboro Depot. Siptu said the drivers regretted any inconvenience caused to commuters but insisted the strike needed to go ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 150 buses out of commission in Cork as drivers picket Capwell garage

Irish Steel workers on their way into the plant on Haulbowline in Cork Harbour in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Work to turn former Irish Steel plant into green amenity due to start this later year

Michael Murphy (33) was sentenced to two years in jail and his co-accused, Garrett Hill (34) was sentenced to 12 months in jail for the two separate assaults on the same night in February 2014. File photograph: Collins Courts

Michael Murphy (33) gets two years and Garrett Hill (34) one year for separate assaults

Hundreds of thousands of bus passengers across the country face travel disruption as a result of the industrial action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Workers dismissive of Minister’s promise on job security under new dispensation

The Soho bar in Cork city where two women were assaulted in February 2014.

Michael Murphy and Garrett Hill convicted of assaulting the women outside Cork city bar

An Aer Arann ATR 72 with 50 crew and passengers on board had to fly into a weather cell  before approaching the runway after congealed sea salt obscured the windscreen. File photograph: Aer Arann

Aer Arann flight had to execute go-arounds through rain before being able to land safely

John Wilkins (59) has admitted posing as a gynaecologist, sexually assaulting a young woman and conning her into paying him €4,000 for treatment at a clinic in Switzerland. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sexually assaulted young woman and conned her into paying €4,000 at Swiss clinic

Father Francis Kelleher, who has been jailed for four years for hiring the Continuity IRA to issue death threats, pictured at Cork Circuit court. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Behaviour of hospital chaplain was appalling, says judge as he jails him for four years

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with an iron bar attack on a 38-year-old man which has left him in a critical but stable condition in a Cork hospital

Two accused made no application for bail and have been remanded in custody

The State had alleged Hugh Mockler, being the director of HM Yachts Ltd, did consent and connive with the company to knowingly or wilfully declare an incorrect VAT sum to the Revenue Commissioners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Hugh Mockler pleaded guilty to 15 charges over VAT returns between 2008 and 2010

 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gareth Noonan (38) admits reckless endangerment of Dixie Jebb in Mallow

Gardaí have arrested two men in relation to an assault in Cork, in which a man was attacked with an iron bar after apparently interrupting an attempted van theft. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man suffers broken arm, broken legs and broken fingers after interrupting attempted van theft

Nurses from Karen Buckley’s University of Limerick graduation year at the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Analeentha, Co Cork, following her funeral mass. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Fr Joe O’Keeffe said a young life being cut short violated people’s sense of order

A candle lit beside a portrait of Karen Buckley in the Hibernian Hotel,  Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hundreds queue in Mallow for removal of murdered nurse

Fr Joe O’Keefe and relatives of Karen Buckley arrive at Cork Airport from Glasgow with her remains.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hundreds expected at removal on Monday before funeral of nurse on Tuesday

A sample of the photos on exhibit at The Cobh Credit Union Lusitania Centenary Photographic Collection in Cobh, Co. Cork from Sunday 26 April 2015. The exhibition comprises of over sixty striking images, mostly taken in Cobh in the aftermath of the Lusitania tragedy. The A.H. Poole Lusitania collection was digitised from glass plates held in the National Library of Ireland and has never been seen collectively in the 100 years since the photographs were taken. For more see Image courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Photographs show people coming ashore as part of event to mark centenary of the sinking

Health professionals say genetic screening technology can play a vital role in preventing miscarriages and the inheritance of debilitating genetic conditions. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Child is first reported case in world free of parents’ mucolipidosis gene after PGD process

Karen  Buckley’s body will be flown from Glasgow to Cork on Sunday and then brought by her family to the hillside farm where she grew up at Glynn in Mourneabbey.

Body of murdered student (24) expected to be brought back to Ireland from Scotland on Sunday

Karen Buckley’s remains will lie in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Mallow, Co Cork, from 4pm to 8pm on Monday. Photograph:  Karrie Gillett/PA

Delay for relatives a consequence of murder accused requesting second postmortem

Tributes left for Karen Buckley at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow last week. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Parents to travel to Glasgow to bring their murdered daughter home

John Calnan, who is no longer in ministry, was sentenced to three years in jail, with the final year suspended, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in West Cork in 1989. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Victim says school refused to believe her parents and warned them about complaint

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Men detained on Makayabella yacht off Cork coast after multi-agency operation

Garda Brendan Cahill told the court that investigators believed there was no excessive speed involved, but that the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Teenager wept as he listened to eight-year-old’s mother describe how her life has been devastated

When the remains of Karen Buckley are brought home, her funeral mass is expected to take place at the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha in Mourneabbeey.

Man accused of Irish student’s murder has exercised his right to a second autopsy

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

UCC historical conference marks 100th anniversary of incident in 1915

Police were puzzled as to why Karen Buckley (24) would have left the Sanctuary nightclub  without collecting her jacket. They have established she gave it to a friend.

Police established Buckley gave her jacket to a friend after a zip in dress broke

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn. Cork Circuit Criminal Court has heard impact statements from the three intended victims in O’Flynn’s hitman plot.    Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Court hears impact statements from three targets in ex-Fianna Fáil councillor’s plan

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn has been jailed for three years for to soliciting to murder three people. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gary O’Flynn (39) jailed for three years for soliciting to kill garda, Revenue official and accountant

The tragedy of Karen Buckley’s disappearance and murder in Glasgow has touched people in her native Cork so much that the books of condolences are being opened in towns across the county.

Cork County Mayor says people very keen to offer support to family of murdered student

Coroner for South Cork Frank O’Connell has  adjourned the inquest into the death of Olivia Dunlea (36) until Darren Murphy’s appeal against his  conviction for her murder is concluded. Mr O’Connell  listed it for review in January 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Deceased died of stab wound to the neck and smoke inhalation in fire, inquest hears

Coroner for South Cork, Frank O’Connell, said: “Clearly there is a great danger if people come in home late at night and decide to cook chips in a chip pan while under the influence of alcohol.” File photograph: Getty Images

Inquest hears 17-year-old died of carbon monoxide poisoning after chip pan fire

Dr Kevin Mulcahy of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork outside Cork  Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Doctor denied two counts of attacking teenage girl at his surgery

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Local rowers to replicate rescue efforts to commemorate 100th anniversary of tragedy

The Government is continuing with its effort to facilitate the earliest possible return of the body of Karen Buckley from Scotland to her parents for burial in her native Cork

Consulate liaising with Scottish authorities for student to be returned to Cork for burial

A silent vigil for Karen Buckley near her home in Glasgow: Scottish authorities said it would be a number of days before they could release her body to be taken back to Cork. Photograph: PA Wire

John and Marian Buckley flew home on Saturday and await release of daughter’s body

At a vigil for Karen Buckley in Glasgow: it is alleged she was hit with an implement and strangled before Alexander Pacteau tried to dispose of her body with acid. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Owner of farm where body found reported suspicious activity on Monday 13th April

Visitors reading tributes to Karen Buckley at the site of a vigil for the young Cork woman   at George Square, Glasgow. Photograph: Barry Roche

Locals continue to visit site of vigil to read tributes to young Cork woman

Marian Buckley, Karen’s mother,  at the vigil for her daughter in George Square, Glasgow. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Tears, hugs and flowers as hundreds gather at candlelit vigil in solidarity and pain

Marian and John Buckley, the parents of Karen Buckley,  stand with their son Kieran (left) during a vigil for Karen  in George Square, Glasgow. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

‘There is sorrow over the waters for one of Ireland’s daughters and from Glasgow to Cork, we all share your pain’

Irish student Karen Buckley who disappeared after she left a nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow last weekend. Photograph: PA

Drinking glass used by Cork woman at nightclub examined

The Sanctuary nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow where student Karen Buckley was seen on CCTV footage in the early hours of Sunday morning talking to a man before she went missing.Photograph: Paul Ward/PA Wire

Key questions surrounding the disappearance and death of Karen Buckley

Floral tributes at High Craigton Farm, outside Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Scottish police confirm that body found on farm was that of missing Irish student

Area where body of young woman was found close to Loch Lomond tourist route

Police search garages near a block of flats near Dorchester Avenue in Glasgow for any trace of Irish student Karen Buckley. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Detectives following definite line of inquiry over disappearance of Karen Buckley

Marian and John Buckley, parents of missing girl Karen Buckley, make a statement during a press conference at Govan Police Office in Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

John and Marian Buckley urge public for help in search of youngest daughter

 Karen Buckley was seen on CCTV footage talking to a man and walking in the opposite direction to home early on Sunday morning.

Karen Buckley (24) last seen by friends at nightclub early on Sunday morning

Polish national detained after officers find cannabis resin and cannabis weed

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn, who pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial advisor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gary O’Flynn (39) admits six counts of deception while working as financial advisor

Judge says offence was not a victimless crime as everyone pays for such frauds

Anti-water charge protesters march through Cork city centre on Saturday.

Socialist TD Joe Higgins tells crowd of 1,200 in Cork people deserve chance to oppose austerity

The strategy  envisages the upgrade of a number of junctions, the provision of new footpaths and cycle lanes. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Proposal to limit traffic on main thoroughfare to buses, taxis and bikes each afternoon

Christopher John Barry, known as Jackie, was originally from Cobh, Co Cork. He was murdered in London last December

Boy given 11-year jail term at Old Bailey for murder of Cobh man Jackie Barry

Psychiatric nurse Des McSweeney received notification from HSE management last week that he was being put “off rostered duty on paid leave” pending a review of his behaviour

Des McSweeney said unit at Cork University Hospital was ‘not clinically fit for purpose’

Irishman Christopher John Barry, known as Jack, died after he was stabbed in the back as he and his partner tried to get into their flat block in Edmonton. Mr Barry exchanged words with a gang of youths after they tried to get into the complex to go a party at another flat.

Cobh man Jack Barry died from a stab wound after row with group of teenagers

Marie Farrell said during Ian Bailey’s action against the State that she must have been “getting confused with fact and fiction” during interview with Gsoc in 2012. Photograph: Courts Collins

Witness in Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder inquiry will not be questioned again

A concerned looking Ian Bailey (58), leaving the High Court on Monday after he lost his case against An Garda Siochána and the State. Photograph: Courtpix

Bailey’s ruinously expensive failed civil case is just the latest fallout from the unsolved murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier ne(...)

Marie Farrell: Despite some protestations to the contrary, Farrell was the principal witness in 2003 at Bailey’s libel action at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins

Credibility problem of star witness for damages action simply one hurdle too many

Marguerite and Georges Bouniol, parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier: their lawyer Alain Spilliaert said  the failure of Ian Bailey’s court action should pave  way for French investigators to return to Ireland

Suspension on co-operation with Toscan du Plantier inquiry should be lifted, says lawyer

 Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas leaving the High Court on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Manchester-born journalist’s lengthy legal bid to ‘clear his name’ fails

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case against An Garda Síochána and the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jury dismisses claim gardaí conspired to implicate Bailey in death of Toscan du Plantier

 Marie Farrell

Mini-profiles: who they are and what they said

The controversy that has dogged the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier started on the day her body was found near her holiday home at Drinane,Toormore outside Schull.

Investigation into 1996 death of French film-maker has raised questions for many

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

Story starts in 1991 when English journalist Bailey moves to West Cork

 Irish Naval Service vessel the  LE Niamh  with detained  yacht the Makayabella on September 24th, 2014, off West Cork. File photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Plot last year to smuggle haul of drug into UK foiled by Irish authorities off West Cork coast

David O’Loughlin (28) charged with killing Liam Manley at Cork apartment block in 2013

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cork, a murder trial has been told

None of the injuries victim suffered before entering the chute were fatal, trial hears

Gardaí in Cork have begun investigating a second fatal road traffic collision

Pensioner and man (51) lose lives in separate collisions in county and city

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa pictured in New York in January 1911, during the long illness that eventually led to his death on June 29th, 1915.  Photograph: Getty Images.

Funeral can be seen as marking start of countdown to 1916 Rising, says academic

An Irish Coastguard rescue helicopter was involved in a search for the man who fell into the River Lee.

Irish Coastguard helicopter carries out sweeps of north channel of river in Cork

A partial eclipse of the sun is seen through clouds over Europe.  Cork residents reported that it was ‘one of the best places’  to view the solar eclipse. Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory held viewing event attended by about 300 people

David O’Loughlin (28), of Garden City Apartments, North Main Street in Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley (59) at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013.

Family of dead homeless man will get closure and answers, David O’Loughlin told gardaí

An artist’s impression of the development, designed by Cork architects, Wilson Architecture

Project on site of former Capitol Cinema will rejuvenate west of city centre, says Minister

Tom Stanton  had begun legal proceedings over an injury he suffered while doing postering work for Labour candidate Cllr Paula Desmond (above) at Deanrock, in Togher, on February 17th, 2011.

High Court told the safest way for election staff to put up posters is with cherrypickers

A Cork man (34) has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to  the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in the city. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Accused remanded in custody for sentencing after application for psychologist’s report

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