Aidan MacCarthy was born in 1913 and graduated with a medical degree at UCC before travelling to London in search of work in 1938.

Aidan MacCarthy went from west Cork to Dunkirk and later a Japanese POW

Simon Coveney: ‘Pat Hickey hasn’t been convicted of anything yet and he is being held in a high security prison’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister defends Government’s handling of Olympic tickets controversy in Rio

A Co Cork community has been praised by President Michael D Higgins for commemorating its past. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Kilmurry Independence Museum highlights town’s role in the fight for Irish freedom

Breda Quirke in the crowd at the Béal na Bláth commemoration, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael D Higgins addresses Michael Collins Béal na Bláth gathering

Rob Heffernan in action during the 50km walk. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Family and friends in Rebel County elated with fifth-place finish in Olympics number five

Aoibhe Sheehan (8) from Lisgoold in Co Cork getting red-y for the upcoming Irish Redhead Convention with the Highland Cow at Rumley’s Open Farm. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Crosshaven Redhead Convention has grown in numbers since inception seven years ago

Kevin Meehan (39) died at Mercy University Hospital in Cork on December 20th, 2011. Image: Google Streetview

Inquiry found officers had no case to answer over death of man who collapsed in Garda van

US Democratic vice presidential candidate senator Tim Kaine with US Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton. Photograph:  Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Woman who unveiled Obama’s ancestory finds new link in VP candidate’s family tree

Niamh Ryan from Castleknock with her eight A1 results in the Leaving Certificate at Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Top of the class: Six students got eight A1s in schools in Dublin, Cork and Mayo

The Irish Coast Guard Marine Emergency Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Valentia was notified and carried out a search operation involving an Irish Coast Guard helicopter from Shannon. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Michael O’Brien (69) from Ballydehob went missing during fishing trip on Monday

A handout from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing a thin-section transmission electron micrograph of a single virus particle of measles virus. Health officials have issued a warning about an outbreak of adult measles in Co Cork. Photograph: CDC via Getty Images.

Health officials trying to trace those who may have been in contacted with infected people

President Michael D Higgins will vis Kilmurry village to officially open a new museum which houses an exhibition commemorating Cork’s role in the fight for Irish freedom. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Cork community to be honoured for its part in the fight for Irish independence

Among those celebrating the silver are uncle Peter, aunt Sandra and cousin Róisín O’Donovan (centre) in Skibbereen Credit Union. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Screams fill credit union as family and friends watch O’Donovans win Olympic silver

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, the only son of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier, encountered Ian Bailey just once in the years he has been coming to the area. Photograph: : Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud encountered journalist once in years visiting west Cork

Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas leaving the Four Courts in Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former journalist wants to clear his name over the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The post office in Waterville. Image: Google streetview

Accused remanded in custody on a total of four charge following special court sitting in Killarney

The post office in Waterville. Image: Google streetview

A woman arrested in connection with the investigation has been released on Saturday

Ian Bailey: his solicitor Frank Buttimer pointed out that the Supreme Court had ruled against a similar extradition request in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frank Buttimer says authorities have not informed him or his client about warrant

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, the only son of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier, pictured in Bantry, west Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Victim’s son welcomes as a victory new move by French authorities to try Ian Bailey

Undated image of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French woman who was murdered in Co Cork in 1996. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP/Getty Images

Spilliaert says 2012 Supreme Court ruling will pose challenge and trial likely to be in absentia

Bronze award given for efforts to improve representation of women in higher edcaution

Gardaí continue search for third raider connected to Waterville robbery

French authorities issued a European arrest warrant with a view to having Ian Bailey extradited to France over in relation ot the killing of Sophie Tuscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

French authorities had not yet decided to try English journalist, Supreme Court found

Ian Bailey said in 2013, “I can’t leave Ireland – I am strangely enough a prisoner in the 26 fair green counties.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

French authorities charge journalist with killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Undated image of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French woman who was murdered in Co Cork in 1996. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP/Getty Images

Toscan du Plantier family welcomes fresh investigation into murder 20 years ago

Ian Bailey (right) and solicitor Frank Buttimer. As a result of the High Court case in 2015  and earlier libel actions by Mr Bailey, the public has  heard from many of the witnesses who made statements to gardaí

Rules of evidence in France allow for statements from deceased witnesses

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: her  badly-beaten body was found outside her holiday home near Toormore outside Schull in West Cork on the morning of December 23rd, 1996.

Authorities seeking extradition of journalist to stand trial in Paris for killing

Cork Airport  director Niall McCarthy said the claims about Norwegian Air International using crews on cheap Asian contracts on the proposed Cork-Boston service were without foundation. Photograph: J Stiegler/Creative Commons

US congressman says permit for Boston flight could lead to erosion of working conditions

The post office in Waterville, Co Kerry. Image: Google Streetview

Gsoc investigates incident as two men held after ‘brazen’ armed robbery in Waterville

Daniel O’Connell Summer School academic director  Prof Maurice Bric of UCD has confirmed Dr Mary  McAleese has accepted an invitation to address the event, held annually in O’Connell’s birthplace of Cahersiveen and his home at Caherdaniel. Image: Daniel O’Connell Summer School website

Ex-president to speak on 19th-century leader’s legacy at annual South Kerry event

A politician, who is in his 30s and has served at national level, was arrested three times by gardaí in Co Cork after he was ejected from the Indiependence music festival. File Image: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Man, ejected from music festival, alleged to have assaulted garda in Co Cork

Garda Elite Coxed IV 1976: Christy O’Brien, Willie Ryan, Mick Ryan, Jim Muldoon and Liam Redmond (cox)

Coxed fours were pipped for a place in the grand final but won the petite final with ease

White-tailed sea-eagle: a sea eagle breeding programme began four years ago on Garnish Island at Glengarriff in Bantry Bay

Twelve-week-old white-tailed sea eagle seen flying over Garnish Island in West Cork

A politician was arrested twice by gardaí over the weekend while attending the Indiependence Festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.

Man allegedly assaulted garda after he was detained for being drunk and disorderly

Dave Hopper campaigned for justice for miners after the closure of the pits in the Durham and Northumberland coalfields. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images.

Dave Hopper honoured posthumously in Cork for campaigning for justice in coalfields

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have confirmed they have begun an investigation into a sewage spillage into a tributary of the River Lee over the weekend which has resulted in the death of around 700 brown trout, salmon and sea trout.

Over 700 brown trout, salmon and sea trout die after failure at sewage pumping station

 Pictured at the launch of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen are (l-r) Sean Atkinson, ceo of Siro; John Field who donated the building; Anne O’Leary, ceo of Vodafone Ireland and Sean O’Driscoll, Glen Dimplex Group President. Photograph: John Allen

Ludgate Hub in west Cork aims to facilitate the creation of 500 jobs locally by 2020

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has said trade unions need to debunk the idea that they exist to provide a voice against management. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jack O’Connor says labour movement should aim to increase innovation

Country musician Garth Brooks’s spokeswoman has said he has  no plans to play a concert at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh next year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Country star responds to claims by Lord Mayor of Cork of concert next summer

Norwegian Air Shuttle chief executive Bjorn Kjos. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

European Commission ‘to begin arbitration process’ to break impasse over planned route

Vernon Mount was built in 1784 for a prominent Cork merchant and is understood to have been designed by architect Abraham Hargrave

Compulsory purchase order was not sought on 18th century property gutted by fire

Jonathan Heaphy said the search lasted around nine hours during which time they removed skirting boards, window boards and floor boards, drilled dozens of holes in partition walls, removed a bath panel and a sink pedestal in the bathroom but found nothing and left the house “wrecked”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Convicted money launderer brought case after officers damage home during search

In 2015 alone, some 50,000 cattle were sent over the Border, according to Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Essential for cross-Border agriculture that no ‘hard border’ formed, says Michael Creed

Emergency services attend the scene of the fire at Vernon Mount  in Cork on Sunday night. Photograph: Brian McMahon via Twitter

Gardaí believe fire began after teenagers gained entry to Douglas property

Emergency services attend the scene of the fire at Vernon Mount  in Cork on Sunday night. Photograph: Brian McMahon via Twitter

Villa in Douglas appears in World Monuments Fund List of 100 Most Endangered Sites

UCC’s gender-equality action plan will  benefit staff and students across all disciplines. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Just over half feel promotion process not transparent and fair, internal report finds

Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on his death bed in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Great grandsons of fenian began film after finding out about dynamite campaign

Cedric Simpson (50) appeared in court on crutches charged over fatal crash in Cork

Peter Whittle (left): “There’s the opportunity to work abroad when I’m qualified”

Trainee plumber looks forward to working in a rapidly expanding sector

Gardaí from Mayfield have begun studying CCTV footage which shows two youths climbing over the school fence around 9.25pm while they have also carried door to door inquiries in the area. Photograph: The Irish Times

Principal warns of massive disruption to 60 pupils ‘who need structure in their lives’

Like many involved in Irish agriculture, dairy farmer Sean O’Leary is adopting “a wait and see approach”. File photograph: Getty Images

Currency fluctuations and possible tariffs dual areas of concern, says Cork dairy farmer

Simon Coveney: ‘I’m pretty confident that it is possible to put a compromise position that everyone can be reasonably happy with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister says ‘significant process’ will be made to reform local government in Cork

Leave campaign exploited huge ignorance about EU, says Oscar-winning producer

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association President Patrick Kent said the Government can play a vital role as a broker between the EU and the UK to help ensure that the single market continues to include the UK, given the huge and unique dependence of Ireland on exports to the UK. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Farmer leaders call for support in wake of British decision to leave European Union

A dog waits as its owner casts their ballot paper in a polling station set up in the grounds of a private residence near Fleet, southwest of London. Photograph: Adrian Dennis /AFP

Identity Ireland says it will campaign to get Ireland to leave the European Union

New service by Iberia Express is one of the dividends of IAG takeover of Aer Lingus

 US vice-president Joe Biden is hugged by Abbie Conway from Knock, Co Mayo,   as he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are greeted by schoolchildren from  four local schools - St Attracta’s, Charlestown; Barnacogue; Tavneena and Cloonlyon, upon their arrival at Ireland West  Airport Knock. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Ancestors of US vice-president left Ireland around time of Famine, research shows

The ongoing direct provision controversy sees some 4,000 asylum seekers remaining in designated centres awaiting a decision on their status.

Mother Jones Festival to hear from Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness

Clare and Kevin Flynn. “We both voted to Leave,” said Kevin, whose parents emigrated to Britain from Limerick and Meath. “I think we just need our own country back. We shouldn’t be dictated by Germans, or anyone else. We should be independent.”

‘Older generation favour leaving, young people want to stay with flexibility of travel’

Victim (29) attacked after parking her car near the city centre in March

The lobby of the Imperial Hotel, Cork, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Photograph: Flynn Hotels

Daniel O’Connell, Charles Dickens,Michael Collins, Maureen O’Hara among past guests

President Michael D Higgins: will become the first serving president to deliver the oration which takes place on the nearest Sunday to August 22nd, the date that Michael Collins was killed in a republican ambush in 1922. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Organisers ‘really looking forward’ to hearing what President has to say on Michael Collins

Prof Watson has proven a controversial figure in the world of science and beyond. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members disassocaite themselves from decision to name a new building after controversial professor

A woman wears a pin  during a vigil in central Brussels, Belgium, in memory of the victims of the shootings at a  gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US. File photograph: Francois Lenoir

Speakers condemn shootings at gay nightclub in Florida and pledge to fight bigotry

University College Cork has been criticised over a decision to name one of its buildings in honour of Nobel laureate James Watson, who has expressed controversial views on race. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

University stands over tribute to James Watson who has expressed controversial views on race

Tony Backe lights a candle at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a vigil in Cork Wednesday evening for the victims of the  shooting. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Lord Mayor says shooting is a hate crime and must be confronted as such

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Phil Lynott, Elvis Costello among past performers

A Cork county hurler in action. Defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his funeral were told today.

Defender won four All-Irelands with Cork and won Railway Cup medals with Munster

 Little Mix are one of the acts scheduled to play this year’s Live at the Marquee concert series in Cork. File photograph: Ryan Phillips/PA Wire

Little Mix, Chic and Don Henley among the acts scheduled for this year’s concert series

Jimmy Barry Murphy and Denis Coughlan remember former team-mate

The Republic of Ireland’s Ray Houghton (C) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring in  the World Cup match between Italy and Ireland in East Rutherford New Jersey on June 19th, 1994. Irish super fan Jim Ryan, who has followed the team around the world, says Houghton’s goals in 1994 and against England in 1988 are some of his most memorable moments.  Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters.

Support for Boys in Green has seen Jim Ryan visit the US, Iran, Korea and now Paris

John Murray had hidden 10 grammes of heroin worth €1,700 in a teddy bear at his home in Co Cork. Stock photograph: Getty Images

John Murray (30) from Co Cork had 99 previous convictions, five for drug offences

A 24-year-old man who knocked another man unconscious in an unprovoked one-punch attack in Cork city centre has been jailed for two years. File photograph: Getty Images

Wayne O’Riordan knocked another man unconscious in unprovoked attack in 2014

Crimes include near strangling of woman during handbag robbery

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that Customs Officers received information about a package being delivered by An Post and carried out tests on a white powder in the package. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and Customs Officers carried out a controlled delivery of parcel with 6kg of drug

A biker from Buckinghamshire was travelling from Bantry in Co Cork towards Crookstown on the R585 Bantry Line when he crashed while descending from the Cousane Gap (marked above) at about 11am on Thursday. File photograph: Google Street View

Biker pronounced dead at scene after descending from Cousane Gap outside Bantry

Pat O’Dwyer was back before Cork Circuit Criminal Court for sentence after he pleaded guilty last week to the extortion of €10,000 from his sister-in-law.

Judge expresses concern man showed little empathy for victim of extortion attempt

Handout photograph issued by the RNLI of a fishing boat that began sinking in the Atlantic off the west Cork coast and led to two fisherman being rescued. Castletownbere RNLI said its volunteers received a call to rescue the crew of a local fishing vessel at about 4.45am. Photograph: RNLI/PA

Man who got into difficultly while swimming in river dies at Cork University Hospital

Over 30 youths attack gardai with stones and bottles as officer respond to call in the Glen

A social worker put the names of children who were never in care on an official HSE register of at risk young people in order to carry out a fraud which allow her to claim almost €100,000 in payments, a court has heard.

Jennifer O’Driscoll put names of children never taken into care on list of at risk youths

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority  have begun separate investigations following the death of a 28-year-old man in an incident on a farm near Macroom, Co Cork, on Wednesday afternoon. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Man (28) died after shed roof collapsed at a family farm near Macroom on Wednesday

Retired schoolteacher Leo Hickey outside Cork District Court. Photograph: Provision

Leo Hickey charged with assault at Ballincollig boys school over 20 years ago

Cork Fertility Centre has just announced the first reported pregnancy in Ireland as a result of an advanced sperm retrieval technique, Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE).

First reported pregnancy in Ireland as a result of Micro-TESE technique announced

Judge Gerard O’Brien said the accused had limited appreciation of the seriousness of events until very late in the day even though he had pleaded guilty to the offence

Girl was dumped unconscious and semi-naked on roadside near her home, court hears

“He said he was going to boil a kettle of water with sugar and pour the mixture on me. He put the sugar in the kettle and boiled it and said if I screamed he would hit me on the head with an iron bar” said Tara Byrd . Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Victim spent 10 days in hospital undergoing skin grafts for third degree burns to her leg

The HMS ‘Queen Mary’ explodes during the Battle of Jutland. Arthur Kidney from Barryroe died when the ship went down. Image: Ohne Angabe/Wikimedia Commons

Communities commemorate six men who died on same day in 1916 with monument

Jules Thomas: her landscape scenes depict plants that flourish in west Cork settings

Welsh-born artist puts acrylics on show of plants that grow in west Cork

Damien Coleman runs the Cork City  Marathon with a hurley and sliotar in a time of  4.28.49. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Couple Joe and Kay O’Regan (both 80) finish together 30 years after first marathon

The man suffered three stab wounds in the back when he was attacked on Tuckey Street off the Grand Parade while socialising with friends at about 10.55pm.

Polish man received serious but non life-threatening injuries in weekend attack

Fr Tim Hazelwood (57) from Castletownroche in Co Cork spent six years fighting to clear his name following a false accusation. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fr Hazelwood says Church presumes priests are guilty until they prove their innocence

The crash happened at Rathduff near the turnoff for Bottlehill, some 19kms from Cork city at around 1.55am when the two vehicles were in collision.

Incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning on main Cork-Mallow road

The woman had  got out of her car near Friar St when a lone assailant approached her armed with blade. Photograph: GoogleMaps

The 29-year-old woman’s face was slashed with a knife near Friar St in Cork city

A retired priest (83) has been found not guilty on two counts of indecently assaulting a teenage boy in a Cork school during the 1970s.

After a two day trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court the jury reached an unanimous decision

A 33-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with an incident in which two young women were threatened at knifepoint in their home in Cork city.

State alleges accused produced a knife and threatened two young women in their home

Damien Coleman from Cork, who will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by running the entire Cork City Marathon while soloing a sliotar on his hurley in the fastest time. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Damien Coleman hopes for Guinness Book of Records entry with novel long-distance run

Kenneth Parker(46) put his metal prosthetic limb behind Garda Mooney and kicked him in the ribs, causing him to fall. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Court hears Garda left in constant pain from back injury after assault in Co Cork in 2014

 The man sent the letter with the photographs because he blamed his sister-in-law Ria Burgoyne for the break-up of his marriage, Cork Circuit Criminal Court was told. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patrick O’Dwyer alleged victim’s husband had affair and claimed to have vial of his semen

A 44 year old man who was arrested for questioning about the fatal shooting of a man in Cork city last month has been released without charge.

Diarmuid Byrne (41) shot dead at his home in Ballyphehane in Cork last month

Cork County Council had sought planning approval in 2012 for the 5,000-house scheme at Monard, some 6kms northwest of Cork city. Photograph: PA

Cork County Council says location at Monard will balance growth in metropolitan area

Diarmuid Byrne was shot in his Ballyphehane home last month

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