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

Crashes in Cork, Mayo and Limerick claim the lives of three 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

The programme from the famous “Thunder and Lightning Final” of 1939 which saw Kilkenny and Cork   brave extraordinary weather

GAA memorabilia includes hundreds of programmes for football and hurling finals

Claire O’Brien from Ballinlough, Cork with her son Conor attempting to travel to Dublin for the soccer international, at Kent Train Station, Cork during industrial action halting services. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Among thousands left stranded were Ireland fans travelling to World Cup qualifer

One of four Irish Naval Services ships to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, the LÉ ‘Aisling’ was involved in significant moments in the Naval Service’s history. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Former Naval Service vessel involved in response to Air India disaster in 1985

Donal Varian: “We’re deeper now into partition . . . [and] further away from a united Ireland than we ever were.” Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

‘We stayed true to traditional republicanism – he and cohorts went down Free State line’

An Bord Pleanála’s deferral of the decision on a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy (bottom left) was to allow Indaver to provide more information on the impact it would have on helicopters entering and leaving Haulbowline Naval Base (top right). File photograph: Google Maps

Deferral to allow Indaver provide detail on impact €160m facility to have on helicopters

Ian Bailey received a copy of the indictment from the French authorities last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Lawyers expected to be given access to full French file on Toscan du Plantier case

The site for the proposed incinerator at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Planning authority to seek more information on Ringaskiddy project from Indaver

Shrine in Tuam, Co Galway. “The desire to be instruments of what is right is not the monopoly of one religion or, indeed, of religion at all,” said Bishop Paul Colton. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

‘Many people who are religious, find themselves in an emotional heap,’ says Colton

Noel Motherway of Ballyrahoon, Rathcooney was charged with a total of four offences following the discovery of 33 kgs of cannabis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Accused charged with four offences following investigation by customs and gardaí

Customs uncovered the shipment of cannabis herb and resin and worked closely with gardaí, allowing a controlled delivery of the drugs to Cork.  File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Man collected drugs concealed in pump parts from courier firm before gardaí moved in

The Sunday World is being sued for defamation and invasion of privacy. File photograph: Getty Images

Brian Nolan offered Sunday World names of party revellers if no story published on him

The Green Party has called on the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Des Cahill, to decline an invitation from Donald Trump to visit the White House as part of St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photograph: Getty Images

Green Party says Mayor should not visit for St Patrick’s Day in protest at travel ban

The “Sunday World” denies that the articles were written falsely or with malice

Brian Nolan takes case against ‘Sunday World’ for defamation and breach of privacy

The impressive interior of St Colman’s Cathedral.

St Colman’s organ among finest examples of craftsmanship by Dublin instrument builders

Dr Aodh Quinlivan, of University College Cork, told the committee hearing at the House of Commons that Brexit could have a major impact on local Government on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

UCC centre director says Northern Ireland could move away from various EU directives

A  judge  dismissed all charges against two Cork fishermen over  the hiring of  two Filipinos to work on their trawler

Fishing organisation told trial practice of hiring Filipino crew is common in Ireland

The Labardie Fisher. Photograph: Trawlerphotos.co.uk

Owners of vessel tell court they were unaware of issues around hiring Filipino crew

Dan Duane (78) had already lost two appeals against a decision by the Canonical Court in Ireland to dismiss him from the priesthood after it found he had abused five girls in the 1970s and ’80s.  File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Dan Duane (78) already lost two appeals on decision by Canonical Court to dismiss him

Gardaí  at the scene in Fermoy where Ludovit Pasztor was killed. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Mourners gather to pay their respects to father of two fatally injured in Fermoy assault

The LÉ Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire

Greek ship broker and Irish yacht club among the others to make inquiries about the decommissioned Irish Naval Service ship

Youghal Clock Tower: the four floors of the building  trace the history of the town from the 1400s up until the 1900s

Emphasis on living history hits right note for Bord Fáilte ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ project

MV Albatross at Port of Cork’s Ringaskiddy deepwater berth. Photograph: Aidan Fleming

Three 900-tonne cranes built by Liebherr first ever such cargo to leave Irish shores

Gardaí began investigating Christine Crowley (72)   in July 2009 following a complaint from the HSE after its inspectors had carried out an audit of two pharmacies that she owned in Dunmanway, Co Cork. File  photograph: PA Wire

HSE reimbursed her for fictitious medicines that had never been dispensed to patients

Rachel Allen: “I am hugely honoured to be the Grand Marshal of the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade.”

Food and Ford to feature in celebration of city as place of community, culture, commerce

Gardaí identified and arrested a robber who held up a post office in Co Cork by tracking him for some 65km to his home in Co Limerick using CCTV footage, a court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gary Walsh (32) was arrested at his Co Limerick apartment following Blarney raid

Ross Outram (26) has been  charged with murder of Paddy Lyons (90) in Co Waterford last weekend.  Photograph:   Provision.

Ross Outram remanded in custody over death of farmer (90) at his home last weekend

 Garda forensics officers  search  for evidence at the home of murdered 90-year-old Paddy Lyons at Ballysaggart, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Young man arrested was well-known to gardaí and had cuts on his arm, say sources

Garda forensics searching for evidence at the home of Paddy Lyons at Ballysaggart, near Lismore. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

Man in 20s being questioned over death of 90-year-old in rural Co Waterford home

Gardaí search for evidence at Paddy Lyons’s home at Ballysaggart, near Lismore. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

Man in his 20s arrested in connection with the killing of 90-year-old in Ballysaggart

Paddy Lyons: A well-known figure on the roads around the village. Photograph: Provision

Local community alert activist says ‘that he was killed in his home will be a huge shock’

 Murder victim 90-year-old Paddy Lyons, discovered in his home at Ballysaggart near Lismore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Provision

Pensioner was found dead at farmhouse near Lismore in West Waterford

Garda forensics at the remote scene where an elderly man’s body was found in his home, near Lismore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

Retired farmer Paddy Lyons (90) found dead in suspicious circumstances at home near Lismore

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said he would honour the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil if he became Fine Gael leader. Photograph: Eric Luke

Party figures are considering expediting the process of electing Enda Kenny’s successor

The English Market: A survey of customers suggested the venue was overcrowded and trading had become sidelined to accommodate tour groups. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Tour operators must register large groups as numbers on rise since Queen’s 2011 visit

Leo Hickey: “I have no recollection of him.” File photograph: Provision

Abuse survivor from Cork boys school tells court of ‘quarter of a century blocking it out’

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar said he hoped   personal lives will not be issue in the party’s leadership race. Photograph:  Collins

‘I’m not going to make my personal life an issue and I hope others won’t do either’

Nicknamed ‘the last of the Mohicans’, the LÉ Aisling set the bar under its first captain, the ‘Sheriff’, Lieut Cdr Peadar McElhinney. Photograph Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ship was involved in some of the most dramatic events in Irish Naval history

The Flint Hills Gun Works of Manhattan, Kansas, whose weapons and munitions Michael Ryan attempted to export illegally to Cork and Mallow.

Garda intelligence role pivotal to conviction of Kansas gunrunner Michael Ryan

Nicole Ryan issued a stark message following evidence at Thursday’s inquest hearing into the death of her brother Alex.

Nicole Ryan says we need to wake up to danger of youth taking synthetic narcotics

The incident happened at the truck-parking area at the Amber filling station on the Dublin Road, Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Ludovit Pasztor died after being struck with bar during fight at truck stop in Co Cork

 Alex Ryan (18) from Millstreet, Co Cork

Alex Ryan (18) died in 2016 after taking hallucinogenic drug at Cork house party

Gardaí  at the scene of where a man was killed following a  dispute at a truck stop in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph:   Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Father of two dies after being hit in head with metal bar in row on Tuesday night in Fermoy

The Spraoi float coach at the Cork St Patrick’s festival parade in 2016. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Over 50,000 visitors expected for city’s parade which will be led by a fleet of cars made in Cork

File photograph of an Army bomb disposal team.

Devices were deemed viable and capable of serious injury had they gone off

Incident happened at  truck parking area attached to  rear of  Amber filling station on the Dublin Road in Fermoy. Photograph: Barry Roche/The Irish Times

Two Polish truck drivers have been arrested following incident in Fermoy Tuesday night

MP O’Sullivan’s tobacconist on Academy Street, Cork: the original family business of local man James O’Sullivan who has passed away at Marymount Hospice.

Tributes paid to director of wholesalers M&P O’Sullivan for role in commerce and charity

An Irish Coast Guard exercise: the Rescue 115 helicopter was tasked with airlifting the casualty. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Injured man was airlifted from boat 260km off coast to University Hospital Limerick

The project is located on the site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery on South Main Street

Cost rises stem from increase in size of centre to meet needs of the operator , says BAM

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he described a WhatsApp message on the Fine Gael leadership as “jovial Sunday afternoon banter”

Frances Fitzgerald, Richard Bruton and Simon Harris could enter FG leadership race

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney at Sheridan Park in Cork to launch a €100m social housing project. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Minister does not want Fine Gael motion of no confidence in Enda Kenny to proceed

‘I am certainly not going to support anybody who suggests that we should be forcing the issue,’ Minister for Housing Simon Coveney said.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Flanagan says message he sent to WhatsApp group on Harris was ‘jovial Sunday banter’

 Dr Margaret Bolster and actor Concubhar Lucey who plays Prof Pearson.

Assistant State Pathologist expresses reservations about forensic science used to convict Cork doctor

The Minister for Housing and Local Government paid tribute to Cork City Council for its pioneering efforts in tackling the housing crisis. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Work to start on new homes by May as part of a plan to create 1,300 new units in the city

St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Connie Coleman/Getty/Files

Joe and Ann Whelan died in house fire in UK in February while caring for a sick relative

Former Cork hurler  Diarmuid O’Sullivan said ‘I absolutely enjoyed the physicality of hurling and I do not think there is any need to try and remove it from the game’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three-time All-Ireland winner says GAA games must retain their physical edge

O’Gorman was sentenced at Cork Circuit Court  to three years in jail with the last two years and three months suspended.

Accused said he did not realise the gun was loaded when he killed Diarmuid Byrne

Micheál Martin: he said the “slash and burn approach” by former minister for the environment Phil Hogan in abolishing town councils was not a progressive move. Photograph: Eric Luke

Martin tells symposium on modernising local government that Fianna Fáil favours setting up new town councils

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “We have said this consistently, the confidence and supply agreement is a principle and policy-based agreement . . .” Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader says party will honour deal with Fine Gael even if Kenny resigns

Charges against the Cork Garda include counts of theft, deception, attempted deception and corruption relating to sums ranging from about €100 to €5,000

John O’Halloran charged with three new offences in addition to previous 212

Noel Clancy, flanked by his daughter Fiona and son Delan pictured at Mallow Coroner’s Court, Co Cork, following the inquest into the death of his wife and daughter Geraldine and Louise Clancy. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts.

Noel Clancy, who lost two relatives in crash, calls for new laws on unsupervised learner drivers

Noel Clancy, flanked by his daughter Fiona and son Delan pictured at Mallow Coroner’s Court, Co Cork, following the inquest into the death of his wife and daughter Geraldine and Louise Clancy. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts

Mother and daughter drowned after their was car hit by unaccompanied driver, jury told

Judge Sean O Donnabhain, who heard a victim impact statement from Ciara  Sheehan, said it was an extraordinary case in which the victim was extremely fortunate not to have died. File photograph: Getty Images

Gavin Sheehan sentenced in case where young woman shot in neck through window

The Eli Lilly plant in Cork: The company had deferred investment.

Sean Sherlock’s comments made as Eli Lilly drops €200m investment in Cork plant

Before becoming Racing 92 skills coach Ronan O’Gara won 128 caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former rugby player says he is ‘very humbled and honoured’ by the council’s decision

A man has been sentenced to three years in prison at Cork Circuit Criminal Court for setting fire to his family home following a row. Photograph: Google Street View

Some €200,000 worth of damage caused to Cork houses following blaze last July

Dr Mary Favier, a GP from Cork: “There are people dying on the gynae waiting list because of the delay.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctor says those referred to Cork University Maternity Hospital wait for up to two years

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks in Cork city on Monday. File photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach ‘wants to find the best way of finding the truth’ in Garda whistleblower row

Gardaí have issued a warning about ‘a highly plausible conman’ who is targeting elderly people in the south and southeast. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Man posing as a plain-clothes garda is said to have stolen thousands of euro in cash

Jim O’Callaghan and Frances Fitzgerald insist that their individual accounts of a meeting between them last week were correct. Photograph: The Irish Times

Zappone asks Hiqa to investigate Tusla amid controversy over treatment of Maurice McCabe

Chase supporter Charlotte Cargin and her daughter Eliza protest outside a Bord Pleanála application for the Indaver incinerator. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dispute centres on European Commission document on waste-to-energy processes

Kevin Buckley was sentenced to seven years’ detention for the false imprisonment and assault with the final three suspended at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Image: Google Streetview

Kevin Buckley (17) from Cork detained for four years after violently assaulting woman

Cultural assistant Anousha Bonnemaison, co-ordinator Marina Oracolo  and stylist Emily Callanan  at the launch of the Cork French Film Festival, which runs March 5th-12th at venues throughout the city. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Programme promises a feast of diverse cinema, including features and documentaries

Firefighters using breathing apparatus removed the three people from the mid-terrace property in Hornchurch. Photograph:  iStock

Joe and Ann Whelan were staying with ill relative when fire broke out at his home

Court hears pharmacist has repaid money to HSE after scam at two pharmacies

Cork University Maternity Hospital. A validation process was carried out in January on the outpatient gynaecological waiting list. Photograph: Daragh MacSweeney/Provision

Gynaecological outpatient waiting list shrank 20 per cent after audit, says chief

CCTU secretary Joe Kelly said Bus Éireann should be granted non-stop express licences similar to private operators. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Operator should be allowed take direct routes like competitors, says trade union group

The Dairygold building in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.

Company has increased milk production by half in six years, according to chief executive

Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Photograph: Google street view

Cork man caught selling heroin to fellow patient at Mercy University Hospital in 2015

John Meade was convicted of selling fake tickets to concerts by artists including Adele (above). Photograph: Getty

Accused had gained €7,000 as a result of the fake ticket scam, court is told

The prison officer regained consciousness and was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital, where he was expected to remain overnight

Officer knocked unconscious when prisoner punched him in the head without warning

Victim died after suffering gunshot wound to the head at his home

Ian Bailey says the French indictment was delivered to him at his home in west Cork last Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Journalist has again asked DPP to charge him with murder ‘so I can clear my name’

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

Some 80 people lined sections of the River Lee to highlight concerns about plan

From left: Senator Jerry Buttimer; Minister of State Dara Murphy; Willis Towers Watson’s Brian Curtis; Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill; Minister of State Eoghan Murphy; president of Cork Chamber of Commerce Barrie O’Connell; Willis Towers Watson’s Eoin Motherway; and Ray O’Connor of IDA Ireland.  Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Cork Chamber president Barrie O’Connell tells annual dinner of city’s potential

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

Local campaigners question effectiveness of planned quay walls and its impact on cityscape

Smael Heirouche (39) appeared before Cork District Court on a charge of making threats to kill or cause serious harm to a named individual at an address at James Street in Cork city centre.

Dutch national refused to engage with psychiatrist for evaluation, court hears

Gardaí found 5.5 kilos of cannabis herb at a house on the Ballinlough Road in Cork city.

Accused charged with possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis for sale or supply

A man is due in court over a post office robbery in Blarney, Co Cork. File photograph: Frank Miller

Gary Walsh denied bail after court appearance over alleged offence on January 24th

“A strong economy is necessary for strong universities, and strong universities are necessary for strong economies,” said Prof Patrick O’Shea, the new president of University College Cork. Photograph: iStockphoto

Prof Patrick O’Shea pledges to put UCC among the world’s great universities

A 60:40 men to women ratio is  one of the eight actions on gender equality committed to by the Cork university.

Greater gender equality would offer students female role models, says GENOVATE group

The late Valerie and Michael Greaney of Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision.

Michael Greaney killed his wife and took his own life after court approved his return to home in Cobh

The late Valerie and Michael Greaney of Cobh, Co  Cork. Photograph: Provision

Girl tells inquest how she told her father she loved him after he stabbed her

Midlands Prison in Co Laois. Gardaí have arrested the imprisoned former Waterford sports coach, Bill Kenneally  at the prison following fresh abuse allegations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bill Kenneally has been arrested after three more men alleged he sexually assaulted them

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy, Paud O’Reilly and Brian O’Reilly. The band expands to nine members to perfom The Children of Lir, with two choirs,  at the National Opera House in Wexford in February

Veteran rockers are set to perform their ‘The Children of Lir’ folk opera in Wexford

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

Young jockey dead in Cork collision and man in 20s fatally injured after car hits fence in Cavan

President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence for former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro at the Cuban Embassy in Dublin last November with his wife Sabina. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Latin America’s models of economic development hailed as force against ‘neoliberalism’

The coroner for Cork City said the evidence about the death of the Korean woman did not suggest that she was planning to end her life. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Asylum seeker staying in Cork centre left Korea because of family difficulties, inquest told

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