Gardaí later recovered a sum of money equivalent to that stolen

Men stole cars and threatened staff in three different shops with a knife

Competitors in the Lee Swim nearing the old North Gate Bridge, circa 1910. Photograph: courtesy of the Irish Examiner

Veteran race starter Eddie Campion has been involved through the polio years through to modern times

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

Willingness of Michael Dobbs to speak indicates potential of new event, says organiser

Portrait of Florence Kelley by AN Hardy

Kelley’s role in improving working conditions for women and children in the US will be highlighted in Cork

Inspector Carmel Banville told the court that the DPP had directed that he be tried on indictment on the three charges before a judge and jury at Waterford Circuit Criminal Court.

Waterford man Hassan Bal remanded in custody on three terrorist related charges

Company providing business services to Irish Water is contracted to do so until 2018

Judge Olann Kelleher said it was “a very sad case”.

Parents given suspended sentences following incidents while trying to confiscate phone

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

History festival hopes to generate debate on how to commemorate revolutionary period

Cork City Council’s ability to tackle the housing crisis  could be hampered if the city is not allow extend its boundary,  the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness heard.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Capacity compromised ‘by scarcity of development land within existing city boundary’

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co Waterford.

Marriage of Sir Marcus Beresford and Catherine Power created one of the most powerful Irish political dynasties, says historian

Martin Linehan was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Gabriel Lege (25), a French national in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Martin Linehan (36) charged with 10 offences after his extradition from UK

John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

The summer school is held in Cahersiveen and Caherdaniel in Co Kerry in August

Born Mary Harris in Cork in 1837, Mother Jones  immersed herself in the struggles of American miners earning herself the nickname “the most dangerous woman in America”.

Earth from the grave of Cork-born US labour activist Mother Jones will be presented at a ceremony in Leeside during the Spirit of (...)

Dusk ’til Dawn is aimed at cyclists of varying ability as participants can chose how long they want to cycle for.

Dusk ’til Dawn will see riders leave city in darkness and arrive in Crosshaven as morning breaks

Purcell first began toying with the idea for the play three years ago but it was only in October that she began writing.

Test copy tells story of student trying to fit into the competitive world of her peers

Cork city fire brigade fighting the blaze at the former Our Lady’s Hospital at the Lee Road, Cork city.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Senator urges Harris to ask HSE to secure site of former psychiatric unit in Cork

Cork city fire brigade fighting the blaze at the former Our Lady's Hospital at the Lee Road, Cork city.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Blaze at St Kevin’s on Lee Road started on Tuesday night and caused extensive damage

US sailors in Cobh

Conference to examine role of the navy in combatting U-boat threat off Ireland

The majority of the 80,000-plus domestic households in Cork county pay by weight or for each lift of a wheelie-bin by a waste collector

Majority of households in Cork county, for example, already pay by weight

Six units of Cork City Fire Brigade are battling a  fire at the site of a  former psychiatric hospital in Cork.

Six units of Cork City Fire Brigade are battling fire at the former St Kevin’s block

Mairead McGuinness will deliver this year’s oration at the annual Michael Collins commemoration. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Beal na Blath event organisers welcome move to name GAA trophies after Collins and Harry Boland

Norwegian Air to use smaller aircraft in maiden service from Cork to Rhode Island

A man  collected more than €36,000 in job seekers allowance while he was working under his brother’s name. Photograph: The Irish Times

Marek Kroscen collected job seekers allowance while employed at a factory in Cork

During the trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said arson was a very serious offence on any occasion but to set fire to a building knowing there were people in it was particularly heinous.

Father let his four children out of house after setting it alight

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

Music and theatre lovers well catered for with eclectic mix at popular Tipperary event

Minister for  Innovation John  Halligan said that he was very proud to welcome the International Space University to Cork. File photograph: Tim Pyle/NASA Amaes via JPL-Caltech via The New York Times

Over 300 space experts set to attend event that will provide €2m boost to local economy

Peter Hanley (33) pleaded guilty to possessing  €42,000 worth of cannabis.

Accused says he agreed to courier drugs only because he lost cocaine belonging to dealers

On March 20th, 2015, Shane Fitzgerald, then 23, was convicted at Tralee Circuit Criminal Court and jailed for five years for dangerous driving causing the death of Paud O’Leary.

State’s case against Dan Joe Fitzgerald relied too much on inferences, says judge

“Given his age, it’s questionable whether he should have been driving,” the judge said. Photograph: iStock

Comments come in Cork case where driver (84) did not even realise he had hit cyclist

Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co Cork

Business people speak ahead of Dáil vote on bringing town councils back

A ferry booking to the UK for a man later convicted over a fatal hit and run was made within 24 hours of the incident using a credit card belonging to his father, a court has heard.

Dan Joe Fitzgerald denies impeding apprehension or prosecution of Shane Fitzgerald

Thousands of people in Cork city centre will be without water overnight as essential maintenance and repair work has to be carried out on the city’s system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Irish Water repairing section of city’s mains system deemed to be at risk of bursting

 Siptu members working with Cork County Council are to stage a four-hour work stoppage on Tuesday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Council protest begins with four-hour stoppage by 350 Siptu members on Tuesday

County Hall, which caters for some 700 employees, incorporates a number of fire safety measures. Photograph: Facebook.

Council satisfied use of panels does not increase fire risk but orders further review

Photograph posed by model: Getty Creative

One in five women in Ireland experience sexual violence but only one in four report it

Dan Joe Fitzgerald of Knockeen, Meelin, Newmarket, Co Cork pictured at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Dan Joe Fitzgerald (72) denies impeding apprehension and prosecution of Shane Fitzgerald

 Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission: the astronaut had to withdraw from giving the opening lecture at Cork due to medical reasons. Photograph:  NASA/Liaison

Dan Tani, who has flown on two space missions, to give talk hosted by Cork Institute of Technology

The 54-year-old man was found unconscious on Lower Strand Street, Tramore

Niall Hewison charged after Edmund Rice found unconscious on street

John Magner, a native of Castletownroche in North Cork, entered the seminary at St Patrick’s College in Carlow in 1964.

Father of two decided to resume religious studies after the death of his wife

Christopher Twohig: he admitted both incidents when the Garda questioned him, and expressed remorse in court

Victim says Christopher Twohig made her feel damaged, guilty and angry

Cork Person of the Year: Sr Philomena O’Sullivan with her award for June

Sr Philomena O’Sullivan named Cork Person of the Month for June

The death of an elderly man in Cork has highlighted the need for carbon monoxide alarms, a coroner has said. Photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

Jack Mahony (74) died following house fire likely caused by cigarette, inquest hears

Cork City Council chief executive Ann Doherty: ‘The precise boundary of any expanded city council area must be the result of due diligence and must be evidence-based’

Mackinnon calls for extension of Cork city boundary, keeping city and county councils

Cork’s newly elected mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald is opening the public consultation  as part of his stated aim to help make Cork a more participative and connected city.

City Docks and Tivoli Docks offer huge housing and jobs potential says Lord Mayor

Flooding of pathways at Cork’s Atlantic Pond. Photograph: Barry Roche

Cork City Council confident issue behind overflows at Atlantic Pond resolved

The current Cork city area could be set to expand.

Inclusion of Ballincollig, Blarney and Carrigtwohill ‘warranted by high housing density’

Marcus Connaughton will drop his anchor and come ashore for the final time on Friday. Photograph: Seascapes/Twitter

Marcus Connaughton leaves ‘niche’ radio show with ‘remarkable following’ after 15 years

Cork Airport: would be considered part of Cork city under Mackinnon report recommendations. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Proposed extension of city into areas now overseen by county council ‘excessive’

Gardaí  appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident outside The Cotton Ball pub to contact them

The young man was injured during a dispute outside The Cotton Ball pub in Mayfield, Cork

Chief Gary Batton and a delegation of representatives from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will attend the unveiling of “Kindred Spirits” by Cork-based Alex Pentek

Unveiling in Midleton marks bonds between the Irish and the Native American tribe

John Deacy TD and his brother, Jamie, lead their father’s coffin into  St Mary’s Church in Dungarvan. Photograph: Mary Browne

Fine Gael minister described as politician who delivered for his Waterford constituents

Under a new plan Cork city will expand to include Douglas, Donnybrook, Grange, Frankfield, Rochestown, Ballincollig, Tower, Blarney, Rathpeacon, Glanmire, Little Island, Carrigtwohill and Cork Airport. Photograph: iStock

While city council supports plan, county council warns of potential negative impacts

A visitor kisses the Blarney Stone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Attempt to broaden Blarney’s appeal sees launch of heritage trail and map

Prof Robert Devoy said that the published flood defence plan does not place sufficient emphasis on developing a fully integrated river catchment management plan for the Lee.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flood protection plan needs to consider tidal barrier in Cork Harbour, says climate expert

Alf Smiddy chaired a 2015 review of local government in Cork. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Alf Smiddy warns new proposals will affect county’s rate base and ability to fund services

Austin Deasy outside Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Moya Nolan

Former Fine Gael TD dies in University Hospital Waterford following a short illness

 British journalist Christina Lamb is to speak at next week’s Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. File photograph: Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Christina Lamb speaks out ahead of her Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing address

The key aspect of the report was the retention of two separate local authorities, with the city area being expanded. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Cork County Council disappointed with recommendation to maintain separate bodies

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney:  said the proposals will help to grow Cork city as an economic driver and a counterpoint to Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

Government-commissioned report proposes extending city boundary into parts of the county

“The forecast is for very strong south easterly winds of up to 37 or38 knots.”  Photograph: Courtesy Cork Harbour Festival

Over 200 craft set to compete along new river route from Port of Cork to Blackrock Castle

Simon Coveney said he had to respect the fact that Sinn Féin got a mandate standing on an abstentionist ticket.

Sinn Féin decision to abstain at Westminster not easy to understand, says Fine Gael Minister

Newly elected Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff MP (left) with Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill.  Fianna Fáil has accused Sinn Féin of abdicating its responsibility to the people Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Micheál Martin accuses SF of abdicating responsibility by refusing to take seats

The inquest heard evidence that suggested the carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by propane gas from two bottles that Frank Murphy was using in the barbecue not being fully burned off before he put them in the back of his van. File photograph:  Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Inquest returns accidental death verdict in case of 43-year-old Frank Murphy

About 23,000 State employees  will benefit least from the proposed new agreement

GRA says requirement for gardaí to pay more for pensions ‘deeply disappointing’

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

Aidan O’Driscoll died after he was shot multiple times in Cork in December 2016

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 300 space experts due at Space Studies Program hosted by Cork Institute of Technology

Tina Satchwell (45) has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th

Officers are perplexed by disappearance of Tina Satchwell (45) from her home in March

John ‘Buddy’ O’Brien (40), of Hillview Drive, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to  six separate offences on two different dates when he appeared at Waterford District Court on Tuesday.

Judge describes accused’s targeting of elderly vulnerable people as ‘despicable’ behaviour

Pictured at the launch of the are Cork Film Festival producer Fiona Clark, Cork City Librarian Liam Ronayne and producer Gerard McAuliffe. Photograph: John Allen

Only seven film festivals in Europe taking part in Audio Visual Access initiative

Claire Rosehill and Louis Marcus at the opening of The Tsar, the Rosehills and The music Shop in Cork.

‘Small communities can remain true to traditions and play a full part in the life of a city’

Fine Gael Leadership candidate Simon Coveney has said the contest has helped re-invigorate the party. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leadership candidate says hustings and debates have helped to re-invigorate the party

The 40-year-old man became aggressive and told his flatmate that he should read the Koran and believe in his Muslim ways. Photograph: Reuters

Judge orders that accused receive appropriate psychiatric treatment while in custody

Accomplice crashed into pole near Cork GAA match after high-speed chase, court told

Ted McCarthy died at the weekend following a long career in photojournalism

Colleagues recall late photographer's irreverence, disrespect for authority and eye for a story

Bernard Ring pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to John Joe Nevin and to falsely imprisoning Mr Nevin at his mother’s house at St Mary’s Avenue, St Mary’s Road, in Cork.

Gardaí had to force entry into Cork house and use Taser on Bernard Ring, court hears

Bill Kenneally was sentenced to 14 years and two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting  10 boys

Inquiry will examine role of gardaí, HSE and church in handling abuse complaint in 1980s

Aileen Ní Cheallaigh, a former principal of Gaelscoil Mhuscraí in Blarney  leaving  Cork Criminal Court. Photograph: Cork Courts

Teacher used money to ‘keep show on road’ at Gaelscoil

Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney on the first of four nights on the hustings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sean Kelly calls for weighting of votes in favour of parliamentary party to be reduced

The flooding of November 2009 left the Grand Parade in Cork city submerged. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Campaign group’s costing far too low and plan not economically viable, says State body

Donncha O’Callaghan with his wife Jenny arriving at the wedding of Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Munster rugby legend honoured for glittering career and work as Unicef ambassador

Simon Coveney:   said he could still win the race to succeed Enda Kenny

Sister of TD claimed Mitchell O’Connor is supporting Varadkar to save her ministry

Dahesh Patel (56) had denied charge of molesting boy in toilet of Cork shopping centre

 Minister for Housing Simon Coveney predicted that several members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party would change their minds about who they supported for the leadership. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister rejects claim he was ‘divisive and dishonest’ in comments about Varadkar

Leo Varadkar and  Simon Coveney at the final Fine Gael leadership hustings in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister rejects Coveney’s criticism on compassion as Cork TD pushes ‘Just Society’ agenda

The opening of Roche’s Point Lighthouse in Cork next weekend will feature an exhibition on the US Navy’s arrival into Cobh in 1917. Photograph: Gerd Fahrenhorst/Wikimedia Commons

About 1,500 visitors expected at Cork landmark ahead of exhibition on US navy arrival

Gardaí have also spoken to local GPs as it is known that Annette O’Shea Foley visited a doctor in the days prior to her death. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Children found 29-year-old mother-of-four from Bandon unconscious in sittingroom

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.  “Michael paid a huge price for coming out against Enda back in 2010,” said Cllr Gerard Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sidelining by Kenny after heave is behind reluctance to speak, local party figures say

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

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