Major rally planned for Cork city at 2pm with other marches planned for county towns

Stelian Ciuciu (right), with his children Jennifer, Miriama, Stelian Jnr and Mirabella, representing the Roma community at the anti-racism rally in Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Civic leaders describe city as ‘safe and welcoming’ despite anti-Roma protests

Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her daughter Erika (8) died from multiple stab wounds

Jolanta Lubiene suffered 61 stab wounds and her daughter Enrika was stabbed 11 times

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

All-Ireland winning midfielder admits it was difficult to walk away from the football panel

A GoSafe camera van.   Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Financial benefit of safety cameras amounts to €70 million annually, conference told

Armed gardaí attended the scene of an incident in Crookstown, Co Cork, in which a gun was discharged from a house.

Elderly man leaves house in Crookstown after seven-hour incident at Cork farmhouse

There is currently around 2,400 megawatts of wind generated electricity feeding into the Irish system, of which half has been built since the downturn.

Ireland already has excess generating capacity under ‘failed EU policy’

Dr Tom McDonnell of the Nevin Economic Research Institute said a household with a lone adult would pay €176, with a further €102 for each extra adult

Tom McDonnell says merit in move to tariff system for water but must be done carefully

Dr Sean Barrett said a report in 2010 found that only 39 of the Department of Finance’s 542 staff were economists trained to a masters level or higher - less than 10 per cent of the department’s total staff.

Senator laments lack of highly trained economists in civil service and financial sector

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