Jury at Cork City Coroners Court urged  breathalysing in all fatal collisions

Cork Coroners Court hears inquest into accidental death of motorcyclist Joe Holten

“Suddenly and without warning, I heard a loud bang and the rear window was shattered. There was nothing I could have done to avoid this collision,” Catherine Foley told the inquest at Cork Coroner’s Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

DPP satisfied that gardaí properly investigated crash in which Joe Holten was killed

Cork dairy farmer David Bird. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

David Bird is the fourth generation of his family to farm at Mayfield in West Cork

An  LE Eithne rescue operation in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Paul Kehoe refuses to comment on criticism of LE ‘Niamh’

File photograph of Cork city, view towards docks and port across river Lee. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaign group says their plan will remove need for flood defences in the city centre

‘During the last election campaign Coveney spent 40 minutes with a man who had a problem with his pension. His handlers were not happy, but Coveney was insistent. The problem was sorted.’

While TD is considered measured, he is also seen as very engaging on one-to-one basis

Gardaí are investigating the disappearance of more than €200,000 from a credit union in Cork.

Gurranebraher inquiry follows internal investigation which led to staff member’s dismissal

Waste management company Indaver has concluded that its proposed €160m incinerator at Cork Harbour would not impact the safety of helicopters operating at the Naval Service base at Haulbowline. Image: Google Maps

Company’s review finds emissions from chimney would not cause problems for helicopters

A file image of the LE Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire.

Ex-Naval Service vessel sold for €110,000 but is said to be back on market at €685,000

The coypu is native to South America but has spread throughout North America and into Europe and has now arrived in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Public urged to contact authorities if they see rodent which can ‘decimate’ crops

Charred landscape: members of the Defence Forces extinguishing gorse fires in Cloosh valley, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Such blazes cost taxpayers €6m in firefighting costs in 2010-2015, says Senator

Donal O’Brien (45),  from the Ovens area of Mid-Cork, was fatally injured as he was cycling west on the N22 Cork-Macroom road (above) and was struck by a car at about 12.25pm on Sunday. File photograph: Google Street View

Witnesses sought after man (45) killed on Ballincollig bypass around midday Sunday

Fred Rosehill: “In the heyday of Cork Jewish life, he showed up first and departed last.”

‘The Tsar, the Rosehills and the Music Shop’ opens this month at Cork Public Museum

Tade unions in Cork say the housing crisis cannot be solved by the private sector. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Level of ownership continuing to decline and is at its lowest since 1971, warns Ciaran Lynch

A lone cyclist passes by the smouldering gorse on the Seanafeistin Rd close to Cloosh Valley in Connemara on May 9th. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

More than 27,000 people sign a petition against the Government’s Heritage Bill

Lord Mayor of Cork Des Cahill awards  former Ireland and Munster outhalf Ronan O’Gara the Freedom of Cork at Cork City Hall. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Lord mayor praises ex-Ireland rugby player’s leadership at ceremony attended by 1,000

Neil Lucey looks across the lake at Gougane Barra in Co Cork, where a fire engulfed the slopes on April 23rd. “We were lucky we didn’t end up with a Connemara-type event.”

Flames spread along slopes on night of April 23rd, coming close to homes and forestry

Leo Hickey: abused Daniel Kelleher years after his abuse of girls at Dunderrow National School in west Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Louise O’Keeffe wants investigation into why abuser was allowed move schools

Leo Hickey pictured at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited.

Victim says Leo Hickey ruined his childhood and put him on ‘a dark road’ for 27 years

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: “I want to get something of significance done.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coveney discreet on recommendations but Minister believes content politically saleable

Uniformed officers and forensic investigators at the scene on Sheares Street in Cork city. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Gardaí say that they are treating the death of 22-year-old Amy McCarthy as suspicious

 Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily (left)  to ask Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan about concerns raised within the force about the veracity of Garda crime statistics. Photograph: Eric Luke

Policing Authority chair to raise civilian analyst’s letter about crime statistics review

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. Mr Coveney rejected reports he would launch his leadership campaign on Monday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Coveney warns party of dangers of divisions with formal contest set to begin ‘before summer break’

 The German submarine U-20 torpedoed the ‘Lusitania’  18km off Kinsale, Co Cork, resulting in the loss of 1,191 lives. There were 771 survivors. Photograph: Getty Images

Descendants of victims and survivors attend event 102 years after sinking of Cunard liner

Simon Coveney: said he was putting a lot of people under pressure to deliver. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister restates commitment despite increase in number of people living in hotels

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Author and humanitarian to speak at Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore

The Worms that Saved the World

‘Worms that Saved the World’ highlights environmental impact of golf courses

Gardaí said they are looking at all circumstances surrounding the death of a fisherman in Bantry.

Gardaí say post-mortem will determine course of investigation into death

Simon Coveney: One Cork had received a sympathetic hearing from the Minister for Housing,  said  Stephen Kennedy of the group. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

New body would help to accelerate the building of public housing, says One Cork group

The ‘Lusitania’ was sunk on May 7th, 1915, with the loss of 1,198 lives from among the 1,962 on board. Photograph: PA

Names of all crew and passengers included on bronze sculpture at Old Head of Kinsale

Man was found in house in Churchtown, near Buttevant, by family member

Ian Bailey has said in a letter to Enda Kenny that his life was ‘fouled and tangled in a web of deceit, denial, corruption and conspiracy’. Photograph: Collins

Journalist calls for investigation into Garda’s Toscan du Plantier inquiry in letter to Taoiseach

Mother Mattias of the Tyburn Order of Saint Benedict with members of the Cobh Animation Team during a plaque unveiling at at the former British Admiralty House in Cobh, which is now a convent. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Plaque remembering sailors’ journey to Cork and connection to community unveiled

Jack & Jill Foundation chief executive Hugo Jellett has welcomed the decision by an insurance firm to start providing specified serious illness cover for children from birth. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell

Jack & Jill’s Hugo Jellett backs the provision of child-specified illness cover from birth

 Simon Coveney: said he believed cross-party consensus was necessary to achieve local electoral reform

Minister says he favours changing large 10-seat council areas to more compact ones

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Save Cork City group opposes the building of quay walls as part of the relief plan

Samantha Walsh was described as kind, generous and always looking out for other.

The 31-year-old was found dead in flat after assault in Waterford city

Hassan Bal applied for bail when he made his second appearance at Waterford District Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Waterford court rules 25-year-old arrested after 18-month investigation would be flight risk

Samantha Walsh, from Lisduggan in Waterford.

Danny Whelan remanded in custody over death of mother of four on Friday

Samantha Walsh (31) was found in a bedroom at a flat at Thomas Court on Thomas Street, Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Samantha Walsh due to be buried in Waterford following requiem Mass on Tuesday

Uniformed officers and forensic investigators at the scene on Sheares Street in Cork city. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Postmortem results withheld as outcome dictates ‘death merits further investigation’

A cyclist, who was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on April 21st, has died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man dies in hospital following road traffic incident in Lissanoohig earlier this month

Gardaí at the scene on Sheares Street in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Woman’s body discovered in a disused office building on Sheares Street in the city centre

Gardaí investigating the murder of a woman (31) in a flat in Waterford city have arrested a 28-year-old man for questioning about the death. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Postmortem on Saturday confirmed Samantha Walsh (31) had been assaulted

Irish cardiologists have found a way to  repair damaged cardiac muscle and reduce the risk of future heart failure by injecting a growth promoter into the hearts of heart attack sufferers. Photograph: Getty Images

Cork cardiologists successfully use growth promoter to repair damaged cardiac muscle

A garda outside the building where a woman’s body was found on Thomas Street, Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Man found with injuries at the scene has been taken to University Hospital Waterford

A Garda van leaves Waterford Court where Hassan Bal appeared on terrorism charges. Picture: Patrick Browne

Irish man and British woman in their 20s were arrested by gardaí in their home on Thursday

Detectives believe the Waterford-based couple have been taking donations from Islamic State sympathisers online and sending the funds on to Syria. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí believe pair took donations from Islamic State sympathisers and sent to Syria

A man and woman believed to be British citizens have been  arrested in Waterford city  and taken to Waterford Garda station (above) for questioning. File photograph: Google Street View

Irish man and British woman in their 20s questioned by gardaí investigating Islamic extremism

Aidan O’Driscoll (37) who at one point was the self-styled chief-of-staff of the Real IRA in the south.

Detectives believe Aidan O’Driscoll shot dead by former dissident republican comrades

Victims of convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally pictured after his conviction in 2016: Colin Power, Jason Clancy, Kevin Keating and Barry Murphy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Frances Fitzgerald backs investigation into role of State bodies in Bill Kenneally case

The €100 million project at the Port of Cork, involving Irish-American developer Kevin O’Sullivan and his brother, Donal, is expected to be completed within three years once planning issues are resolved. Image: Google Streetview

Docklands development worth €100m to be twice height of city’s tallest building

The Fifth Division of Replacements arrive and give the word that the troops of Navarre have come to fight in the Spanish Civil War, circa 1936. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

Jack Prendergast joined the Basque Army to fight against Franco until ’the last inch of Basque territory had been taken’

Bernadette McAliskey: “Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged.”

Veteran republican gave address at event to mark 80th anniversary of Gernika bombing

Funding cuts affecting School Completion Programme will have ‘savage’ consequences, according to an Impact member. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Impact conference hears decision to pull services will have ‘savage consequences’

There has been a complicated tiered system of pay in operation for school secretaries since the early 1980s. Photograph: iStock

Secretaries’ rates of pay mainly determined by individual boards of management, union says

Some 25,000 people work in the early-learning sector where they care for up to 170,000 children but they are badly paid

Conference hears how many assistants are paying for their own upskilling

A motorist gets a tow through a flood on the main Cork Bandon road at the Viaduct. Photograph: Donna McBride

Failure to dredge the river could leave the town exposed to the risk of another winter flood, businessman warns

Cork Harbour. A luxury hotel and skyscraper development could be built at the Port of Cork site.

Plan involves construction of a flagship skyscraper building and hotel at port site

“In absolute terms we don’t spend enough on upskilling – I think we spend €18m on upskilling out of an education budget of €9.5bn”

Richard Bruton tells Impact conference goal is to make Irish education best in Europe

The River Lee in Cork city. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Popular belief that proposed €850m development would enhance economic links

Judge David Waters remanded all three men in custody to appear again at Fermoy District Court on Friday

Men remanded in custody after 320 cannabis plants worth €250,000 found in Fermoy

Cork Opera House: Retired professor of civil engineering at UCC Prof Philip O’Kane has argued for more creative solutions than building quay walls to prevent flooding in the city.

OPW says tidal barrier will do nothing to prevent the Lee flooding Cork city centre

The Sinn Féin commemoration at the republican plot at St Finbarr’s Cemetery in Cork. Earlier in the day, the Cork branch of the Workers Party also held a commemoration at the graveyard

Easter Rising leaders would not be satisfied with modern day Ireland, says Sinn Féin MEP

The grow-house was discovered on Rathhealy Road in Fermoy. Photograph: Google Maps

Detectives in Fermoy find grow-house in Victorian house on the Rathhealy Road

Johnny Hannon (67) was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency which led to him developing 80pc emphysema in his late 50s. Photograph: Facebook

Johnny Hannon compares uncertainty over drug availability to being on death row

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney:  a Co Cork community group has criticised him for failing to introduce legislation for large-scale solar farms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland lacks guidelines to deal with solar farm planning applications, says campaigner

Mr Morrissey  died at Cork University Hospital  after being transferred there from South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. File photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA

Man attended Tipperary hospital three times in three weeks complaining of headaches

Detectives arrested the man, who was  in his early 40s, at a house in the Ballyvolane area of Cork’s northside on Sunday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll was shot dead in Cork late last year

Joan Lucey, of Cork business Vibes & Scribes, says she has experienced a 10% hit in sales due to the ongoing Bus Éireann strike. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Bus Éireann dispute would be solved by now if it was affecting Dublin, says businessman

Advisory group examines both merger and expansion of Cork councils options in review

The new plant treats  50%  of sewage previously being discharged into the harbour from Carrigaline, Crosshaven and Shanbally

Mayor says 44,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage were pumped into harbour daily

Simon Coveney: “This is about ensuring we have a position that is consistent with our obligations under EU Water Framework Directives”. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Michael Noonan says there is ‘a lot of goodwill’ between FF and FG over issue

Aidan O’Driscoll, who was shot dead in December in Cork

Detectives to prepare file for DPP after releasing five arrested over shooting of Aidan O’Driscoll

Rebecca Harte of  Farm Gate cafe. The Save Cork City group says she is among the city’s business people who back its campaign

Opposing campaign group says number of people against wall defences is increasing

Micheál Martin: We are slightly concerned that the leadership situation in Fine Gael is affecting this. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister rejects accusation and says FF leader’s comments are not helpful

A study found there were two heroin-related deaths in Cork in 2004, rising to a peak of 17 in 2009.

32 County Sovereignty Movement accuses state of being in denial over heroin problem

Bus Éireann strike: “It has been a bit of an upheaval,” says Tara Cotter, mother of Lily, James, Olivia and Ella. Photograph: Emma Jervis

A fortnight into the dispute, stranded Bus Éireann passengers say Dubliners don’t realise the importance of the service outside t(...)

Alan O’Driscoll: shot dead in Blackpool in Cork on December7th.

Detectives continue to question three men and a woman about killing of Aidan O’Driscoll

Dog owner Noreen O’Mahony holds the disputed urn of her dog Emily at Macroom District Court, Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Woman was given wrong ashes after 10-year-old pet was put down, court hears

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Mr Justice Niall Fennelly and his team examined telephone recordings made at a Garda station and identified 297 calls directly linked to her murder

Fennelly Commission investigation in West Cork found no evidence of illegal behaviour

Aidan O’Driscoll pictured among protesters against the visit of Queen Elizabeth at Dublin Castle in May 2011. Photograph: Collins Photos

Aidan O’Driscoll believed to be former chief-of-staff of dissident republican group

Anthony Breen carried out the attacks while on bail.

Accused already serving a sentence for a nose bitting assault, judge is told

Former boxer Kieran Joyce pleaded guilty to two separate counts relating to the offences in February and September 2015. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Boxer Kieran Joyce pleads guilty to possessing smuggled cigarettes and tobacco

Christine Crowley (72) from Main Street, Drimoleague, Co Cork, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail. The judge suspended the final two years of the term. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Christine Crowley (72) overstated claims from HSE drug payment scheme at Cork businesses

Some of his Bill Kenneally’s victims, including   Jason Clancy, second from left. Photograph: Patrick Browne

They say death of Msgr Shine – who allegedly knew of abuse since 2002 – adds urgency

 Minister for  Transport  Shane Ross: attitude was blamed by unions for wildcat action. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Secondary picketing of train stations and bus depots leads to widespread travel disruption

Gardaí in North Cork have arrested a 46-year-old man for questioning following the seizure of almost €20,000 worth of heroin during a search operation early on Saturday morning.

Gardaí stopped a car early on Saturday morning on the main Cork-Dublin Road

Minister for Health Simon Harris: committed to upgrading  services at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Harris commits €14m to tackle waiting list for outpatient appointments

Cystic fibrosis: Ireland had 1,219 people registered with the disorder in 2015.

There are more CF patients per head of population here than anywhere else

Rail staff in Cork have refused to pass pickets.

Rail staff at Kent and Mallow station have refused to pass the unofficial pickets

All train services out of Cork have ground to a halt.

Rail staff at Kent and Mallow station have refused to pass unofficial picket lines

Supporters of the Support Palestine group hold placards and protest  in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/AFP/Getty Images

Richard Falk accused country of running apartheid-like regime towards Palestinians

Gardaí at the scene on Popham’s Road, Cork where a woman’s body was found. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Nicola Collins (38) found dead at city flat after sustaining head and neck injuries

Waterford Regional Airport.

Plane crashed in field adjacent to N25 Dungarvan to Waterford road at Knocknagranagh

Couple Gary Kelly (19) and Delia Keary (18) died after a road collision in Co Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Facebook

Gary Kelly (19) and Delia Keary (18) died after collision with truck on Friday evening

Nicola Collins of Togher, Cork, was found dead in a flat on the city’s north side. Photograph: Provision

Nicola Collins, a mother-of-three, found with serious head injuries in flat on city’s northside

The scene of a fatal crash  on the N59 near Newport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Paul Mealey

Incidents in Clare, Cork, Mayo and Limerick claim the lives of four men and a woman

The USS Donald Cook, which is currently visiting Cork.

Anti-war campaigners say the USS Donald Cook’s presence is a breach of neutrality

Former Kildare Gaelic footballer Brian  Nolan  at Washington Street courthouse in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts

Former Kildare Gaelic footballer Brian Nolan sues ‘Sunday World’ for breach of privacy

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