Weapons seized during 2014-2015 on display at Garda HQ in Janurary. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Real IRA has claimed responsibility for at least two drug murders in recent years

18/5/11 Aidan O’Driscoll, amonst the protesters against the visit of Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle.

Aidan O’Driscoll managed to overturn Special Criminal Court conviction for IRA membership in 2008

The scene of the shooting on the Old Commons Road near Blackpool Village, Cork where Aidan O’Driscoll was killed. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Officers investigating killing of Aidan O’Driscoll want to trace movements of three cars

The scene of the shooting on the Old Commons Road near Blackpool village in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Aidan O’Driscoll was chief of staff of Real IRA but stood down for ‘unrepublican activity’

The scene of the  shooting on the Old Commons Road near Blackpool Village, Cork where Aidan O’Driscoll was killed. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Aidan O’Driscoll – nicknamed the Beast – shot three times near Blackpool Church

The Bank of Ireland branch in Macroom, Co Cork, where Niamh Thornton lived.

Woman charged with 187 counts of thefts; four counts of computer fraud at Bank of Ireland

Gardaí at the scene of the crash on the N72 outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

No official comment on identities of three men - but two have been named locally

A Norwegian Air International Boeing

Q&A: How will Cork routes with Norwegian and Icelandic carriers benefit travellers?

The US Department of Transportation on Friday night granted a permit to Norwegian Air International to operate a transatlantic Cork-Boston service. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Unlikely president-elect will take action despite anger of pilots’ association, say sources

Gardaí at the scene of the crash on the N72 outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Three men killed in Co Waterford while man (21) dies in separate incident in Co Cork

A man died and three people were interviewed following a crash in north Cork.

Three people, including two children, rushed to hospitl following incident on N72

 Gardai at the scene of the crash on the N72 outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Three killed when their car burst into flames in collision that left six others seriously hurt

The fatal road traffic accident on the N72 outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Six others including children seriously injured in two-car collision in Dungarvan

The decision by the US Department of Transportation to grant a permit to Norwegian Air International to operate a transatlantic Cork-Boston service has been welcomed on Leeside. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

Airport chief says Norwegian Air can do for transatlantic travel what Ryanair has done for European travel

A woman has died in a road crash in Co Cork after her car went out of control and overturned on the main Cork-Mallow road on Friday night.

Victim is the 20th person to lose their life on Cork roads this year, an increase of eight on last year

 Norwegian Air: Unions claim the airline will use its  Irish Air Operator’s Certificate as a flag of convenience to skirt labour laws and employ low-paid crew. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Norwegian Air’s permit win likely to prompt opposition from pilots’ unions and rivals

Gardai said €20,000 cash has been stolen in six separate robberies from cars in Cork over the last 20 months.

Gardaí warn against leaving large sums of cash unattended in cars after spate of thefts

Cork’s synagogue on the South Terrace, which closed earlier this year.

Chairman of Jewish Representative council of Ireland pays tribute to indispensable man’

The coroner  adjourned the Macroom inquest until January 24th.

Summonses to be issued as hearing into death of two men in Macroom adjourned

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada spoke at the annual Killmichael Commemoration in west Cork over the weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada says having part of Ireland outside of the EU will ‘spell disaster’ for country

The late Dr Sean Pettit lectured for more than 30 years in UCC. Photograph: Gavin Browne

The former teacher, who had lectured in UCC for over 30 years, wrote many books on Cork’s history

The post-mortem by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster was carried out at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Postmortem on body of Sloan (70), who moved to West Cork in 1970s, rules out foul play

Former senator Brendan Ryan meeting Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba,  in 1981.

Brendan Ryan says former leader of Cuba inspired many people around the world

The body of the man, believed to be that of a 70-year-old Englishman was found in an isolated house in the middle of woods some 4km north-east of Dunmanway. Photograph: Google maps

Gardaí hope post-mortem will establish cause of man’s death in remote wooded area

Nicole Ryan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court: “you can do as you please and it holds no consequences”. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Sister of Alex Ryan aims to continue visiting schools to highlight dangers of drug use

The judge said  what made the crime worse worse was that she used the names of actual children who were not even within the compass of the HSE.

Woman put names of children never in care on a list of at risk youths to make false claims

Three people were charged following a Garda investigation into the death of Alex Ryan (18) from Millstreet, Co Cork

Alex Ryan from Millstreet died after taking designer drug at house party in Cork

Viron  Kaja had   a silver tobacco case which had been given to him by his late grandfather stolen from him.

31-year-old man sentenced to six years in jail with 18 months suspended for robbery

 Micheál Martin: told the Dáil that the suicide rate in Cork was twice the national average. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sensationalist reporting can distort facts relating to suicide clusters, warns NSRF

Judge Gerard O’Brien heard that Purcell had 44 previous convictions but  both attacks were  worrying in that they marked an escalation in his misbehaving.

Defendent (19) used crutch to assault 58-year-old man in another unprovoked attack

University College Cork will sign a €100 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on Thursday. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

EIB loan will support €240 million investment programme at University College Cork

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard the victim was robbed of €50, a silver tobacco case given to him by his grandfather and his mobile phone

Victim has recurring nightmares after being hit on the head and having his eyes gouged

Alex Ryan (18), who died after taking ‘N-Bomb’ at a party in Cork.

Three people on trial in Cork over the death of Alex Ryan (18) after ingesting hallucinogen

The family of Carmel Daly (74), who died six days after being injured in a two-car collision, told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that they had no wish to see farmer John Sexton jailed in relation to the collision. Photograph: Frank Miller

Family of woman who died after collision with car driven by 85-year-old urges vigilance

Alex Ryan (18) became ill at a house party at St Patrick’s Terrace, Green Street, Cork, on January 19th

Alex Ryan’s death inquest heard teenager died after taking drug at house party in Cork

Susan Gleeson of Kilworth, Co Cork, on arrival to Cork Circuit Court where she received a suspended sentence for causing the death of Cork mother, Geraldine Clancy (58), and her daughter, Louise Ann (22), on December 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Man who lost wife and daughter in crash caused by learner driver calls for legislation

Fiona Clancy, Noel Clancy and Declan Clancy  at Cork Circuit Criminal Court where Susan Gleeson was given a three-year suspended sentence for dangerous driving over the car crash that killed Geraldine (58) and Louise (22) Clancy. Phorograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Noel Clancy says his heart broke when he saw coffins of wife and daughter side by side

Susan Gleeson of Kilworth, Co Cork who has been given a three-year suspended sentence for dangerous driving causing the death of Cork mother, Geraldine Clancy (58), and her daughter, Louise (22), in December 2015. Photograph: Cork Courts Ltd

Geraldine (58) and Louise Clancy (22) died when their car ended up in a flooded ditch

Dan Joe Fitzgerald was charged with attempting to impede the prosecution of his son, Shane, on a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Paud O’Leary (42) on July 1st, 2012. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dan Joe Fitzgerald accused of trying to hinder case against son over man’s death in Kerry

Diarmuid Byrne died instantly after he suffered a gunshot wound to the headFile photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Deceased died instantly after shooting incident at his family home in Cork city earlier this year

Finbarr Lehane  died at Cork University Hospital  some two weeks after being assaulted outside the pub in Kanturk town centre.

Gardaí to prepare file for DPP in connection to death of Finbarr Lehane outside pub

A man in Cork city threatened to behead Jews, Cork District Court heard on Thursday. File photograph: Getty Images

Smael Heirouche (39) accused of making threats to kill French nationals

Cormac Gollogy and Richard Dowling on the first anniversary of their marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘We couldn’t believe how many complete strangers contacted us’

It is understood that Finbarr Lehane received a blow to the head from his assailant and fell back, hitting his head off the pavement.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Man in his late 20s arrested regarding assault on Finbarr Lehane outside Kanturk pub

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city. The Cork-Limerick motorway project has been estimated to cost €850 million.

Decision to allocate €1m a significant development towards making motorway a reality, say local TDs

The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is expected to be completed next June at a cost of €80m. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Stadium’s €80m refurbishment on schedule and it is expected to host games next June

Diarmuid Twomey died from inhaling hydrogen sulphide after he accidentally entered a slurry tank at Rahanisky, Whitechurch, Co Cork.

Diarmuid Twomey (31) disappeared on way home from party just before last Christmas

Michael Conlon was chairman of Bord Gáis for 12 years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tributes paid to former Cork county manager as a man of vision and dynamism

Dylan O’Sullivan  with his  father Alan in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork: Dylan was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Taking care of a sick child for a number of years is very demanding on families

2009 report says 1,400 children in Ireland have incurable illnesses

Under Aviva’s Overseas Treatment Plan plan, Aviva will pay €30,000 per day for the first seven days of treatment in the US.

Aviva offers a new benefit plan for overseas treatment which commences at birth

“The families of these precious children are excluded from obtaining any benefits from either their life cover or child serious-illness benefit,” says Jonathan Irwin

Jack and Jill founder says lack of specified-illness or life cover from birth is ‘unfair’

An Post has been ordered by Cork County Council to cease mail sorting operations at a premises in the county because it is in breach of planning regulations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Cork County Council issues notice to Boherbue facility over breach of planning rules

A Polish man was rescued from the bottom of cliffs at Dursey Sound in Cork by  the Irish Coast Guard Castletownbere Cliff and Coastal Unit, and airlifted to Tralee General Hospital before release. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Polish man had been fishing near tip of Beara Peninsula when he was swept off rocks

The original plan for the site, which was owned by Heineken Ireland, involved the construction of a 6,000 seat events centre

Lack of progress has been cause for concern but Minister says clear timeframe will emerge shortly

Solar panels at the Les Mees solar power plant in southern France. A  Cork company was granted permission for a 32-acre solar power plant without any prior consultation with the local residents. File photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

Cork company receives planning permission to build facility on 32-acre site near Kinsale

Ludgate Digital Hub has awarded Digedu, which provides online courses to teach digital skills, a grant of €45,000 from its Seed Capital Fund of €450,000.

Glen Dimplex chief says decision to move to rural hub augurs well for West Cork facility

Kristen Stewart stars in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women which will be screened at the festival

Broer tells tale of man who impersonates his dead brother to woo heart of an old flame

Youghal Clock Gate Tower:   the new interpretative centre tells the story of the town from the 1400s to the 1900s. Photograph: Google Street View

It is hoped refurbished former jail and gallows will bring more tourists to the town

John Kearney (left), co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance with medical and flight crew at Cork Airport. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Irish Community Air Ambulance aims to raise €1m required to begin life-saving service

Cork Airport managing director Niall McCarthy said they had been in contact with Norwegian Air this week.

Norwegian Air still committed to running flights despite Trump victory

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board  is investigating the death of an Egyptian crewman on board an Irish fishing vessel off the southwest coast. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Marine Casualty Investigation Board launches inquiry after crewman’s death

Susan Gleeson (21) of Leitrim, Kilworth, Co Cork pleaded guilty on Wednesday at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the deaths of her neighbours

Geraldine (58) and Louise Clancy (22) died when their car ended up in a flooded dyke

  It is understood that Finbarr Lehane received a blow to the head from his assailant and fell back, hitting his head off the pavement and sustaining serious head injuries which rendered him unconscious. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Finbarr Lehane (65) died two weeks after being assaulted outside a pub in Banteer

 ASTI members on the picket line at Monkstown Park College in south  Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Calibre of entrants to profession under threat, warns ASTI rep at Cork school

A postmortem  is due to be carried out on a man who died after an assault in Kanturk. File photograph: Getty Images

Man in mid-60s dies in Cork hospital two weeks after early-hours assault in Kanturk

According to Rockchapel, Co Cork, postmaster Henry Keogh, the decision by An Post to consolidate mail sorting for Rockchapel at a new centre in Boherbue will threaten post office’s viability. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Centralisation will cost small post offices up to €8,000 per year, Cork councillor warns

Donegal-born blues-rock musician Rory Gallagher, who died in 1995.  Photograph:   Michael Putland/Getty Images

Rock and blues guitarist who played in North in worst days of Troubles revered by fans

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, TD with guard of honour from LE Niamh.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Navy, army and air corps personnel recognised for work in Mediterranean and West Africa

Olympic silver medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan: “We are delighted to help kick off the Christmas season in Cork city.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Olympic silver medallists will join Lord Mayor for ceremony on November 13th

The accused pleaded guilty to demanding €10,000 with menaces from his sister-in-law. File photograph: Getty Images

Attempt to implicate husband in affair via bogus explicit images sent to sister-in-law

Mary Williamson, from Bantry, Co Cork at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Accused one of two women who invited victim to house and then stole €920 from him

Nell McCafferty graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BA degree in 1964. Photograph: Court Collins

Bogside-born campaigner one of four figures to receive honorary doctorates

Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin said that it was “inexcusable” that it was taking up to five years to have computer equipment examined by experts due to a lack of investment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Lack of investment in Garda Computer Crime unit blamed for the backlog

Members of Cork’s Groove Collective Cian O’Sullivan, Fiona Nolan and Seb Schneider as the 34th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival gets under way. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Guitarist Larry Correll and New Orleans drummer Jason Marsalis among highlights

Det Sgt Clodagh O’Sullivan agreed with defence barrister Sinead Behan that the defendant’s plea was of assistance to gardaí as it would have been a complex case to prosecute

HSE employee arranged payments to foster families for fake placements, court hears

 Cork city: Critical mass is  key to maximising future economic growth of metropolitan area, according to  Cork County Council chief executive Tim Lucey. Photograph:  Denis Scannell/Cork City Views

Housing and infrastructure needs must be met if area is to reach potential, briefing told

Members of the National Farmers’ Association marching to the Department of Agriculture  in 1966. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Farmers’ Rights Campaign protest march of 1966 led to greater voice for agriculturalists

October has been a particularly deadly month on the State’s roads with a total of 19 people killed.

Three young people have been taken to hospital after the incident

The judge said that he would take Rachel Crawshaw’s guilty plea into account, but it remained an appalling crime in which two men had lost their lives. File photograph: Getty Images

Court hears remorseful Rachel Crawshaw suffered history of drug and alcohol abuse

Sinéad Scanlon spoke movingly of getting to hold Milo. “We took turns holding him . . . our beautiful baby was gone.” File photograph: Getty Images

Mother’s harrowing story to inquest of how ‘we watched him gasp ... he died in my arms’

‘Once we knew we were having a boy, we were overjoyed, my life was finally complete,’ Sinéad Scanlon told Cork City Coroner’s Court. Her son Milo died three days after being born in March 2015. Photograph: iStock.

Sinéad Scanlon describes the traumatic birth and death of her son Milo in March 2015

The jury, which delivered a narrative verdict, recommended that all information be clearly communicated between medical staff at all times.

Postmortem reveals baby at Kerry General Hospital was deprived of oxygen during birth

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: Trawlerphotos.co.uk

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

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