Cork Ignite, one of this year’s Cork Culture Night events. Photograph:  Culture Night

GAA commentator will speak as part of largest programme yet for Leeside event

Former TD Noel O’Flynn. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Cork politician had criticised Micheál Martin and said party had ‘no traction or identity’

Simon Coveney Ireland has been ‘very generous’ in response to migration crisis

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: praised Quinlan Seafood for its entrepreneurial spirit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Quinlan’s Seafood are an example of what an indigenous Irish company can achieve, says minister

Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Commission urged to intervene and help falling agricultural prices

IFA president Eddie Downey described farm incomes as “non-existent” at a time when children are going back to school, and urged Agriculture Commissioner Phil  Hogan to move to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. File photograph:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture says he recognises farmers have it tough due to falling prices

The Ballycotton lifeboat ‘Austin Lidbury’ It performed an unusual rescue on Sunday when it saved a dolphin

Ballycotton lifeboat saves young dolphin stuck on slobland

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish government would support such a move to honour Irishman, says Kerry TD

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Film will promote Unesco Heritage site to millions, says former minister for arts

Statue of Daniel O’Connell on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Catholic emancipation paved the way for British Catholics to sit in parliament, says Mulhall

Actor Jeremy Irons. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Actor says those suffering from depression can be helped through love and friendship

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

Dr Michael Murphy delivers this year’s Daniel O’Connell lecture in Caherciveen

The man was found by gardaí carrying a loaded rifle after having crashed a stolen car. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

27-year-old disarmed by gardaí after crashing stolen car on outskirts of city

The man was arrested for firearms offences after he crashed a stolen jeep on Spring Hill in Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork city around 5pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí in Cork arrested the 27-year-old man after he crashed a stolen jeep

Former Obama adviser and Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein believes Hillary Clinton is campaigning from an increasingly strong position

Cass Sunstein surprised by Trump’s progress but doubts contender has necessary stamina

150 devotees kitted themselves out as Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin’s grandson leads bowler-hatted enthusiasts at festival in Waterville, Co Kerry

Mayo’s Darragh Doherty celebrates scoring a goal against Tyrone during the All-Ireland Minor Championship Final in Croke Park in 2013. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to crashes in Mayo, Donegal, Down and Cork

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told The Irish Times: “There is no difference in fact when you look at what the Chief Constable said and what the Garda Commissioner and the Independent Monitoring Committee said in terms of the very changed situation regarding the Provisional IRA.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister insists police chiefs North and South share security assessment on PIRA threat

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the State was pleased to be able to offer the honour of State funeral to the descendants of Thomas Kent (above), who was executed in Cork Prison, the Victoria Barracks in May 1916.

Prominent nationalist Kent executed in Victoria Barracks in May 1916 after firefight

The man entered the Ulster Bank Branch in the Blackpool Shopping Centre and threatened staff at knifepoint before making off with what is believed to be around €1,000. Photograph: Getty Images

Man entered Cork branch, threatened staff and took what was believed to be €1,000

Patrick O’Rourke was brought before a special sitting of Clonakilty District Court where he was charged in relation to the attack on Donna Foster at their house in Cobh. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Judge orders man not to work as taxi driver after partner stabbed 14 times

Karen Buckley: lord advocate Frank Mulholland told how Pacteau killed her by striking her on the head with a spanner

Scottish lord advocate went to Cork in advance of trial of Alexander Pacteau

Mr Murphy’s  home remained sealed off on Monday as Garda technical experts continued with a forensic examination which is expected to last a number of days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Woman and her daughter injured in incident at house at Cooline, Ballyvolan

Karen Buckley’s father John makes a statement with his wife Marian outside court: “Our hearts are broken at the thought of Karen’s final moments on this world.” Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Murderer Alexander Pacteau was previously acquitted of attempted rape

The injured duo were taken to Cork University Hospital. Photograph: The Irish Times

Man arrested, mother in serious condition while daughter discharged with hand wound

Handout picture from Scotland’s Crown Office of High Craigton Farm where the body of Karen Buckley was found in a barrel behind the double doors.

Alexander Pacteau has pleaded guilty to the murder of Karen Buckley in Glasgow

Handout picture from Scotland’s Crown Office of Alexander Pacteau being questioned by detectives. Photograph: Crown Office/PA Wire

Karen Buckley’s encounter with murderer was entirely random – Glasgow police

Karen Buckley, from Glynn in Mourneabbey outside Mallow in north Cork, moved to Glasgow last January to study for a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Student was murdered after chance meeting three months after arriving in Glasgow

Handout picture from Scotland’s Crown Office of Alexander Pacteau’s bedroom, where he kept the body Karen Buckley. Photograph: Crown Office/PA Wire

Major police operation traced the killer’s movements in the days after the murder

The Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow and insets Karen Buckley and Alexander Pacteau.

Karen Buckley (24) went missing after a night out at the Sanctuary nightclub, Glasgow

The Garda Boat Club website showing its premises at Islandbridge. Although the club was founded in 1954, it was 1955 before the club put its first boat in the water - and its first win in competition that year was recalled at the weekend Islandbridge event.

Islandbridge event recalls club’s prestigious win at Henley Royal Regatta in 1975

Bishop William Crean of the Diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork paid tribute to the Irish Naval Service for its efforts to rescue  refugees in the Mediterranean. Photograph: PA

Bishop Crean pays tribute to Irish Naval Service and calls on Europe to do more

Patrick’s Hill viewed from Patrick Street in  Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

‘Profound concern’ at prospect of new single authority to run both city and county

Gardaí believe  a caravan fire in east Cork  may have started when the occupants were frying sausages. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe blaze that has left one man critical may have broken out in a pan

Former Labour MP Chris Mullin saidJeremy Corbyn, who is currently leading the contest, is a close friend of his but he very much doubted that he would be able to lead Labour back into power if he is chosen at the party’s leader. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Former Labour MP tells crowd in Cork none of the candidates for leadership would return the party to power

Reports of an increase in the number of seagulls coming inland to forage for food may be due to a new EU rules on the discarding of fish, the chairman of a fisherman’s group has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Ban on discarding fish means birds deprived of food source, fishing group chair says

Military permits became a  requirement for  entering or leaving Limerick, and the Limerick Soviet of 1919 was set up in response.

Workers went on strike after British military introduced martial law on Shannonside

It’s understood the man in critical condition suffered serious smoke inhalation from the blaze which completely destroyed the caravan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Second man taken to Cork University Hospital with smoke inhalation

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said  it was a serious and worrying offence. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

Man shot former friend in back of head with air rifle over perceived snub at social event

The Port of Waterford is seeking a judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant the Port of Cork permission for a €100 million redevelopment of Ringaskiddy. Image: Port of Cork website.

Planning permission recently given for €100m redevelopment at Ringaskiddy

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement in Ireland, photographed shortly before he died in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Historian to examine Fenian’s support for Poles at lecture in Dublin this weekend

Paud O’Leary died after he was struck by a vehicle while he was out for a training cycle for the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

Man (70) arrested for questioning about being an accessory to fatal Co Kerry crash

 Fr Peter McVerry said that hitherto, the issue of homelessness was not a major issue for the main political parties as they didn’t see the homeless as voters. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Putting right in Constitution would solve homelessness over time, says campaigner

Fr Peter McVerry said he saw the award as an acknowledgement that homelessness remains a hugely important issue in Irish society. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner honoured in Cork for ‘fearless’ refusal to keep homeless issue ‘out of sight’

The Makayabella after her seizure by Irish Naval service.

Makayabella at centre of €290 million drugs seizure

Kerry cyclist Paud O’Leary who died after he was struck by a car in 2012.

Pensioner questioned over 2012 collision in Co Kerry in which Paud O’Leary was killed

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Up to 20 potential buyers have viewed the ‘Makayabella’, says auctioneer Dominic Daly

An artist’s impression of the proposed redevelopment of the Capitol Cinema site in Cork city.

Simon Coveney welcomes planning decision for project on city’s Grand Parade

Det Garda Colin Greenway told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Philip Kelly (26) hid in the ladies toilet of McDonald’s on Patrick Street in Cork for some time before sexually assaulting a woman. Image: Google Maps.

Accused (26), given three year sentence, waited in cubicle for some time before attack occurred

Unsuccessful general election candidate Diarmuid Ó Cadhla has failed in his appeal against conviction for failing to file a list of donations with the Standards in Public Office Commission.

Diarmuid Ó Cadhla did not file returns as he believed legislation was discriminatory

Since January of this year, EU regulations have made it illegal to discharge or return pelagic fish such as herring, mackerel or horse mackerel to the sea after they are caught.

Cork court orders confiscation of catch and fishing gear worth more than €400,000

A former Christian Brother and teacher has been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys in a Cork school in the 1970s and 1980s.

Edward Bryan (62) pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting boys while he was a teacher

Heroin addict with 101 previous connvictions also also attacked 17-year-old on same night

Garda Sgt Dave Haughney who was assaulted when he and a colleague made a routine traffic stop in Cork in 2014. Photograph: Provision

Judge condemns appalling violence as he sentences Luke Quilligan to four years

A child sex abuse victim has told Cork Circuit Criminal Court  that he felt he was being assaulted all over again due to a statement by his abuser. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patrick Bassett (80) told garda he could not remember boy he sexually assaulted in Cork

Customs find €40,000 worth of cocaine in suitcase of passenger on flight from Faro

Eric Stanton,  who died  in Glanmire, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

Coroner wants warning signs erected near Glashaboy River following fatal incident

Gardaí have charged 20 people  in connection with the alleged  deliberate staging of  crashes in Cork city and county.

Nine men and eleven women charged after inquiry into deliberate staging of crashes

Perry Wharrie received the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state when he was jailed for his part in the €440 million cocaine smuggling operation at West Cork in 2007. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Trial judge may have erred in principle in imposing 30-year term, says appeal court

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Perry Wharrie to learn today if he has been successful in having 30 years term reduced

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in New York in January 1911. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Fenian leader’s ceremony was attempt to stir national consciousness, conference hears

Prof Des MacHale: “George Boole’s life reveals that there is an innate simplicity and humanity in genius.”

Account of discussions on possible precursor to computer part of display at Boole Library

Fearghal Beamish from Clonakilty suffered fatal injuries while working in the yard of Clona Dairy Products. Photograph: Facebook

Gardaí and HSA continuing with separate investigations into Fearghal Beamish’s death

Man (26) arrested in Charleville on Thursday over incident which occurred on July 5th

File image of a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer receiving treatment. Pub owners or bar staff are being nominated to sing a song for customers as part of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s  Raise the Bar for CF campaign. File photograph: Getty Images

CF Ireland hopes bar staff will participate in Raise the Bar campaign to help raise €65,000

A German tourist has been killed in a road traffic crash involving a car and a motorbike in west Cork

German tourist was holidaying in Ireland before west Cork collision

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: the little boy underwent emergency treatment at CUH but was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin, where he was treated in the intensive care unit. Photograph:  David Sleator

Prayers said at Masses for Ronan Kennedy (3) from Templederry, Co Tipperary

Subcontractor Paulus Zalimas told the court he saw Brian Gould put his hands into boxes and break the meters by removing the automated meter readers attached to each meter

Activist also ordered to pay compensation and bound to the peace for two years

Gardaí and the HSA have begun separate investigations after the death of a man at a dairy in Co Cork.

Gardaí and HSA start separate investigations after workplace fatality in Clonakilty

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said the Greek prime minister had taken “a gamble” on the referendum in the hopes that it would enhance his negotiating position. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Phil Hogan says there should be sufficient support among Greek MPs for the new deal

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan

Family pay tribute to all who helped in the search to recover his remains from the sea

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

Barry Davis-Ryan died while trying to save his girlfriend from drowning

James (15) and Chris Mintern (21), the winners of the wetsuited and nonwetsuited categories at the Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim. Photograph: Barry Roche

Young triathletes Chris and James Mintern come out on top in 2km river swim

Gardaí investigating the death of Peter Murphy in north Cork earlier this year are to prepare a file for the DPP. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP on the killing of Peter Murphy at Shanavoher

Search and recovery operation in Baltimore, West Cork for the body of missing Barry Davis Ryan. Photograph: Emma Jervis

Divers ‘overwhelmed’ with response for help in search for Barry Davis Ryan

Detectives to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing one man without charge

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, died in New York in 1915. File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Fenian’s influence on Irish nationalism will be discussed at free event in Rosscarbery

Detectives believe the death in February of Peter Murphy at his rented home at Shanavoher in Bweeng, some 10km from Mallow, may have been drugs-related. Photograph: Google Street View

Detectives believe death in February of Peter Murphy (36) in Bweeng was drugs-related

Two men have been remanded in custody over an attack with an iron bar which left a man in hospital for more than a month.

Gardaí charge men in their 20s with more serious offences over April 28th incident

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

Up to 40 divers expected to aid search for Barry Davis Ryan in west Cork

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city. The Minister for Transport has declined to commit to the €850m estimated cost for an upgrade of the route linking Limerick and Cork.

Minister says N20 motorway project in competition with other roads for funds

Sisters Fiona and Aileen Evans checking out a fishy friend ahead of SeaFest, Ireland’s first national maritime festival. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Hurricane simulation and cookery demonstrations on offer in Seafest

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

Bishop says role of priests in offering solace created positive image of clergy

Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Appeal for rescue divers to join west Cork search for Barry Davis Ryan

Capt Frederick Parslow  perished when his merchant ship, Anglo-Californian, was shelled by a German U-39 submarine off the south coast of Ireland in 1915.

Capt Frederick Parslow died while trying to evade U-boat off Cork coast in 1915

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa near the end of his life. He died  in Staten Island in New York in 1915.   Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Artist Robert Ballagh to unveil new print of Pearse’s oration at Fenian’s funeral

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been urged to hold an investigation into why the HSE allowed over € 2 million raised by a charity to be invested in a new purpose built isolation unit for cystic fibrosis (CF) sufferers at Cork University Hospital when it didn’t have the staff to run the centre.

Joe Browne said Build4Life charity was assured new CF unit would open in March

 Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

Cork auctioneer Dominic Daly expects ‘Makayabella’ to fetch around €100,000

Niamh O’Connor (20), who was drowned off Baltimore, Co Cork, and who will be buried in Kilcully in Cork on Saturday.

Search to continue off Beacon Point for young man still missing after tragedy

Barry Davis Ryan went missing after going to the aid of his girlfriend, Niamh O’Connor when she fell or was swept into the sea near Beacon Point outside Baltimore on Tuesday. Photograph: Provision

Underwater operation to be called off over weekend due to strong winds

Barry Davis Ryan (20) is still missing after he was swept out to sea in Baltimore, west Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Provision

Divers hope to resume search off Baltimore after expected bad weather front passes

The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry will also appear at Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

CityJet has confirmed plans to operate 18 flights a week between Cork and London City Airport from October.

Dublin headquartered airline says it sees potential in greater Munster region

Barry Davis Ryan (20) is still missing after he was swept out to sea in Baltimore, west Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Provision

Barry Davis Ryan was one of three people who were swept out in west Cork on Tuesday

Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Arthur Ryan’s son drowned in Cork tragedy while his grandson remains missing at sea

Barry Davis Ryan (left) who is missing feared drowned off the coast of West Cork and Barry Ryan senior, who drowned in the same incident on Tuesday. Photographs: Provison

Barry Davis Ryan’s girlfriend and father drowned on Tuesday evening in same incident

Ships in Cork Harbour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ten T - Connecting Europe funds will assist planned redevelopment of Ringaskiddy

The area off Beacon Road, Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Google Maps

Man and woman drown after being swept into the sea by waves near Baltimore

An Aer Lingus plane. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two Aer Lingus planes and one Ryanair redirected to Shannon because of conditions

Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

Investigators to be allowed back in Ireland to interview up to 30 witnesses in murder case

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