Members of the Travelling community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

No any addition to Traveller accommodation in Cork in nearly 30 years, says campaigner

Michael A O’Sullivan, chairman of the Mercy University Hospital in Cork: ‘Don’t believe the facile populist analysis that it is the health sector’s inability to manage budgets that is the reason for overruns each year.’ File image: Google Streetview

Head of Mercy hospital urges extra funds to maintain current services due to ageing population

Louise O’Keeffe took Ireland to the ECHR over its failure to protect her from teacher Leo Hickey when she was a pupil at Dunderrow National School in Co Cork in the 1970s, and won the case. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Taoiseach challenged to look at stance on ECHR ruling used to stop damages payments

Lungus Capital says ‘Leeside Apartments are currently not in compliance with their fire certificates.’

Claim block was forced to close for refurbishment work does not stand up, says councillor

Members of the Navy with the cocaine haul seized on the yacht Makayabella, in Haulbowline Naval base, Cork in 2014. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Jonathan Powell received a ten year sentence for skippering the Makayabella in 2014

Zevas hopes to fill most of the Cork positions before Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Outsourcing company provides services to Google, Twitter and PayPal

YapStone said it had decided to grow its irish presence by establishing a product engineering development centre at its Drogheda facility.

YapStone, CarePlus and Zevas Communications all in expansion mode

Lawyers for Ian  Bailey have lodged an appeal  against a decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted for the voluntary homicide of   Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above) in Co Cork in December 1996.

Details emerge as Bailey prepares to appeal decision by French authorities to charge him

A man has been given a suspended jail term after he admitted making a false report to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) about being assaulted by gardaí in Cork.

James O’Leary claimed he was thrown out door of station in Cork city as he left custody

The man was charged with being intoxicated to such an extent on board  that he might give rise to a reasonable apprehension that he was a danger to himself or others on the flight. Photograph: PA.

Man charged with assaulting air stewardess on board flight and being dangerously drunk

The Irish Wind Farmers Association said Ireland was well positioned to capitalise on its location at the western edge of Europe to rely on wind energy. Photograph: Getty Images

Developing wind energy in rural Ireland could benefit local economy, says IWFA

Cllr Seamus McGrath of Fianna Fáil urged An Bord Pleanála not to rush into any decision on the M28

Single lane loop from M28 to Southern Ring Road will lead to congestion, says councillor

Edward Dambrauskas  co-operated in full with the investigation and travelled back from Illinois every time the case was listed in court.

West Cork couple in 1934 Morgan struck by hired car driven by visitor from Illinois

Michael Cornacchia  died from ingesting ecstasy and U-47700. Photograph: Provision

Teenager pleads guilty to possessing synthetic drug which claimed life of Cork boy (16)

Michael O’Riordan  volunteered to fight against Franco without any expectation of the war being won. Photograph: Alan Betson

Manus O’Riordan says father ‘honour-bound’ to defend Spanish republic against Franco

Gardaí believe the two victims had innocently stumbled upon the gang of around 25 teenagers in the Wilton Court area of Co Cork.

One victim suffered stab wounds to kidneys, another got head injuries in gang attack

A file image of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín during his hurling career. On Sundaym the All Ireland winner told the annual Sean Moylan commemoration in north Cork on Sunday that the former War of Independence leader was a trailblazer. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sean Moylan moved from military role to a politician who recognised value of education

The Gearagh was flooded as part the River Lee Hydro-electric scheme in the 1950s

MEP says public access to the Gearagh near Macroom in Co Cork must be restored

The N28 on the approach to Ringaskiddy, in Cork. A group of pharmaceutical companies has backed residents’ calls for an upgrade of the route to a  motorway to be diverted around Ringaskiddy village. File photograph: Google Street View

Group backs residents’ calls for M28 in Cork to be diverted around Ringaskiddy village

A  public health nurse is due to face trial at the Circuit Court over the alleged theft of €50,000 from  pensioner in Co Cork.

Accused will fully contest each and every allegation, woman’s solicitor tells judge

Commercial rates, the local property tax and car parking costs will remain unchanged in the Cork City Council area next year. Image: Google Street View.

Budget increases by 4.75% to €160m with focus on housing, roads and inclusion

The proposed €220 million upgrade of the existing N28 from Cork to Ringaskiddy to a motorway will create a port motorway but will fail to provide either strategic connectivity to Cork Airport or a proper linkage to the existing N40 Southern Ring Road around Cork, an oral hearing has been told. Photograph: iStock

Council and TII accused of opting for the cheapest option which will not provide a linkage between the port and Cork Airport

The Port of Cork Company says the full development  potential of Cork’s docklands will not be realised until its port related industries  and its container terminal are relocated to Ringaskiddy.

Port company says planned €220m motorway will allow land to be freed up for further development

Cedric Simpson pictured at Cork District Court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Lynn Anderson. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

British woman died after driver bent over to pick up pen in footwell and hit another car

Concern over motorway plan. Photograph: Getty Images

Council should have looked more seriously at alternative routes, Rochestown residents tell planning hearing

The continuing housing and homeless crisis meant all of the community’s services were operating at or above capacity. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Homelessness crisis worsens as record numbers availing of emergency beds

Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer said residents of suburbs such as Douglas, Rochestown and Grange were not opposed to the M28 motorway but rather the route chosen by Cork County Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Hearing taking place into plans to upgrade N28 as means to link city to Ringaskiddy

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and Garda technical experts examine the scene in Skibbereen where John Ustic’s body was found. Photograph: Provision

John Ustic’s body was found at his rented home in Skibbereen after he was assaulted

Charleville Credit Union

Move follows decision by Central Bank to appoint liquidators to Charleville branch

The woman’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alarm raised when woman’s carer called to house and found fire in the kitchen

Cork City captains Jack O’Sullivan Byrne (under-17), Alan Bennett, John Dunleavy and Ciara McNamara were greeted by thousands of fans on Monday night. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Celebrations in full swing after Cork City FC win historic double and ladies’ side clinch cup

These tools, believed to be stolen, were discovered when gardaí on routine patrol stopped a van towing a trailer at Irishtown, Mountmellick, at about 5am on Saturday. Photographs: An Garda Síochána

Dublin-based gang have stolen tens of thousands of euro in a series of burglaries in Cork

Olumatemilorun Jimoh at Cork Circuit Criminal Court: a forensic psychiatrist said Mr Jimoh had responded well to anti-psychotic medication but at the time of the attack he was clearly schizophrenic. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Victim left wheelchair-bound after attack by man who felt an angel had compelled him to act

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

‘Where is freedom of speech?’ Alphonsus Cullinan asks after impeachment vote

Man to appear again at Bandon District Court on November 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Liam O’Connell remanded on bail after seizure of €245,000 of cocaine and cannabis

 Cork city: plan to move boundaries would bring areas belonging to the Cork County Council under the control of Cork City  Council.

Negotiation advised on Cork County Council ceding of land, people and revenue to city

The Kinsale find is one of the biggest in Cork this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe cocaine and cannabis destined for revellers attending the Cork jazz festival

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute paid to Col Pat Quinlan who led 155 Defence Members safely back to Ireland in 1961

The trial will resume at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Google Street View

Man requires use of wheelchair following incident at house in Cork in 2016

Martin Linehan is brought into court in Cork.  Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Martin Linehan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death of Gabriel Lege

Garda John O’Halloran who appeared in Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Friday on corruption and fraud charges. Photograph: Provision

John O’Halloran obtained cheques drawn on UCC student union account

Rory Fitzpatrick, chief executive of the  National Space Centre Ltd, with students, Kate Buckley, Eimear Manning, Melanie McGrath and Abbie O’Mahony  in Glanmire Community College as the school made  direct contact with the  International Space Station. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

US astronaut Joe Acaba takes questions from Cork second-level pupils about life in space

Cork City Council CEO Ann Doherty said in her letter that a “call for some form of mediation has merit” and welcomed the acknowledgment by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy (above) that the IOG “is well positioned to perform any required mediation”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Move boosts hopes that boundary extension dispute can be resolved

Specialist crews from ENEDIS, the electric grid operator for much of France pictured leaving Midleton, east Cork, following their work helping ESB Networks. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

More than 4,500 crew worked to restore power to 400,000 customers affected by storm

An aerial view of Cork Harbour where a new treatment plant is making a significant impact on the volume of raw sewerage being pumped into the water.

Marcia D’Alton says long-standing issue finally being dealt with by €112m treatment plant

The planning board was due to give a decision on Wednesday on the plan for the 240,000 tonnes municipal and hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Image: Google Maps

Latest deferral comes 18 months after oral hearing on Indaver’s €160m Ringaskiddy plan

It is understood that the man’s decision to go on to the roof was not a protest but may have stemmed from some personal issues. File photograph of Cork Prison: Alan Betson

Man was removed from top of building by staff using cherrypicker on Tuesday morning

Cancer care nurse and mother of one Clare O’Neill was killed when a tree hit her car near her home at Aglish in west Waterford last Monday

‘Mam left as she lived, she was one of a kind’, Clare O’Neill’s daughter tells mourners

Bill Kenneally has  pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts that he indecently assaulted 10 boys between October 1984 and December 1987.

‘No grounds’ for saying inquiry would prejudice appeal or future investigations

Flooding at Merchant’s Quay Plaza, Limerick, caused by  Storm Brian. Photograph: Limerick Council/PA Wire

At least 6,000 homes still without power and storm causes localised flooding in Limerick

Minister Shane Ross described the stadium as a major addition to not just Cork but to Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/INPHO

The 45,000-seater stadium is on long list of stadiums in IRFU’s bid for 2023 World Cup

Ophelia waves crash into the town of Summercove near Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: John Allen

Gardaí investigating deaths of men in 50s and 70s in Cork and Wicklow

Now in its 62nd year, the Cork Film Festival runs from November 10th to 19th

Festival will open with ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ and is predicted to generate over €2.5 million for local economy

Clean-up is under way as water levels fall on the River Shannon Photograph: Limerick Leader

Parts of Limerick are flooded as powerful winds continue to batter the country

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

High tide passes off with only minimal surface flooding and all roads remained open

According to county council sources, the letter from Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy suggests that there is room for negotiation on the Mackinnon report on the Cork city boundary extension. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hopes of resolution increase after letter from Minister to mayor of Cork County

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fear of flooding in Shannon region as water levels already rising and high tides forecast

The speed with which liquidators took over Charleville Credit Union caused shock in the north Co Cork town. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Retail and business sectors in Co Cork town brace for impact of move by Central Bank

Storm Brian tracks up the west coast of Ireland on Saturday morning. Photograph: windy.com

Rainfall warning is also in place on Thursday for counties in Munster and much of Leinster

Charleville Credit Union. Photograph: Google Street View

Public meeting hears of members’ ‘anger’ after liquidators appointed to credit union

Office of Public Works says preliminary costing suggests structure not viable

Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Local co-ordination centre of 40-50 people managed aid response and issued warnings

An uprooted tree lies in a road as storm Ophelia hits Cork on Monday. Photograph: Kieron O’Connor/Reuters

Council workers to focus on clearing roads of fallen trees, telegraph poles and debris

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Photograph: Irish Times graphics

Michael Collins says letting proposal go ahead will ‘decimate rural communities’

The damage Storm Ophelia inflicted on the  Derrynane Road stand of Turner’s Cross stadium where Cork City will host Derry City on Tuesday night. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Stadium’s capacity for Tuesday’s game reduced to 6,000 after stand's roof collapses

Fintan Goss from Ravensdale was on his way home from work during the storm when a tree fell on his car. Photograph: Facebook

Two drivers die when cars hit by trees, third while clearing fallen tree with chainsaw

Clare O’Neill died when a tree hit her car in Co Waterford and Michael Pike died while cutting a tree in Co Tipperary during Hurricane Ophelia.

Woman (50s) and man die after trees falls on cars; man (30s) dies while clearing fallen tree

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cork begins to assess damage as red warning remains in operation throughout the country

The Central Bank published new figures showing 12,500 customers were identified up to the end of June as having their mortgages changed.

Call comes as new figures show 12,500 customers had mortgages changed

Leo Varadkar: “The M20 is a huge project with a massive price tag. But it is, however, worth it.”

Work on €850m project could start by 2021 if planning is granted

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during his visit to Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach responds as Brendan Howlin writes to Sipo about the new entity

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said there had been movement towards agreeing the text of the principle governing the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister plays down talk of deadlock in Brussels talks between EU and UK government

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at Cork Chamber’s business breakfast at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Varadkar says worse-case scenario would be ‘a monumental disaster and political failure’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said many families had endured enormous mental health trauma due to fears  about what would happen to their family home. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach says as far as I am concerned the date for doing this should be ‘yesterday’

Bishop Paul Colton said he was not surprised at the 2 per cent decline in the number of Church of Ireland members nationally. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Clergy must reach out to those not availing of services, says bishop

“The pharma industry makes a huge contribution to the Irish economy in terms of jobs and manufacturing exports, and is one of our fastest-growing sectors,” said Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

Work on Cork expansion will create 450 jobs during pharma plant’s two-year construction

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. File photograph: Eric Luke

Coveney says expanding city boundary into county will be good for region

Luke O’Donovan, the six-year-old  who was killed in a traffic accident at Ballymacoda in Co Cork. Photograph:  Provision.

Luke O’Donovan (6) was hit by car driven by man who suffered two head injuries previously

Eoghan Murphy says  it is his aim to get every single family out of homelessness Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Eoghan Murphy rejects suggestion housing hubs are equivalent to direct provision centres

Eoghan Murphy said he expects the issue of local government reform in Cork to be finalised within weeks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister rejects allegation department officials were pushing a pro-merger position

Fianna Fáil councillor  Bob Ryan in Matey, Co Cork, the proposed new boundary of Cork city currently 17km from the city. Photograph: Provision

A proposal to make Cork city seven times bigger has local politicians vying for land and income

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The tax automatically returns to the base rate each year of 0.18% of the house price

Denis Cullinane (33) died after getting trapped under debris when laying pipes

A general view of High Street in Skibbereen where John Ustic (51) was found dead on Monday. Image: Google Maps.

Detectives believe the late John Ustic was helped back to house after car park assault

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday it was important that Ireland continued to develop motorways linking cities such as Cork, Limerick and Galway so that all roads “do not lead to Dublin.” Photograph: Maxwells

‘It’s part of a future Atlantic Corridor which is going to link the entire western seaboard’

A general view of High Street in Skibbereen where John Ustic (51) was found dead on Monday. Image: Google Maps.

Postmortem found John Ustic (51) died from injuries sustained in assault in Cork town

Passenger charged with engaging in behaviour of a threatening, abusive or insulting nature on board Aer Lingus Flight EI823 Paris to Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man was allegedly abusive and threatening to female worker on Paris to Cork flight

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and Garda technical experts examine the scene in Skibbereen where a man’s body was found. Photograph: Provision

The English national who was found dead at his rented house in Skibbereen is named

The man had only lived in the rented two storey terraced house on High Street in Skibbereen for a number of months. Photograph: Google Maps

Gardaí say they are treating the death of the English national as suspicious

Adrian O’Sullivan, of the Environmental Health Association said the legislation was a practical measure to limit the visibility and availability of alcohol.

Adrian O’Sullivan welcomes Bill forcing shops to keep alcohol away from other goods

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Irish Times graphics

Opposition to proposal growing in satellite towns and villages, say local councillors

Gardaí say they are exploring all possible motives of the latest attack. Photograph: Frank Miller/File

Explosive device thrown through windscreen of vehicle as it sat outside officer’s home

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

Criminal charges may be brought in relation to Amy McCarthys’ death in Cork, coroner told

 Nicola Collins. Photograph: Provision

Inquest into death of Tralee woman Nicola Collins adjourned until criminal proceedings finish

 Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer  was killed by a member of a right-wing grouping during a protest in Virginia last month. Photograph: Justin Ide/Reuters

It is important to let Heather Heyer’s family know they are not alone, says councillor

The two American tourists who were killed in a crash in Co Cork on Monday have been named. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Five die in two collisions on Monday on the worst single day for road fatalities this year

Three people – including a child – died after a crash near Claremorris in Co Mayo on Monday. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Residents express dismay at lack of action over ‘death trap’ junction on N17

Mallow District Court. Photograph: Google Street View

Two dogs and six horses shot dead at two farms in Newmarket area over weekend

Scene of a fatal accident on the Mallow Road outside Cork city involving an articulated lorry and two cars

Locals express dismay at lack of action over stretch where crashes happen ‘by the month’

The scene of the fatal car crash on the N17 outside Claremorris, Co Mayo. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Five people die in two collisions on the worst single day this year for road fatalities

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