A candle lit beside a portrait of Karen Buckley in the Hibernian Hotel,  Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hundreds queue in Mallow for removal of murdered nurse

Fr Joe O’Keefe and relatives of Karen Buckley arrive at Cork Airport from Glasgow with her remains.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hundreds expected at removal on Monday before funeral of nurse on Tuesday

A sample of the photos on exhibit at The Cobh Credit Union Lusitania Centenary Photographic Collection in Cobh, Co. Cork from Sunday 26 April 2015. The exhibition comprises of over sixty striking images, mostly taken in Cobh in the aftermath of the Lusitania tragedy. The A.H. Poole Lusitania collection was digitised from glass plates held in the National Library of Ireland and has never been seen collectively in the 100 years since the photographs were taken. For more see www.visitcorkcounty.com/Lusitania100Cork. Image courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Photographs show people coming ashore as part of event to mark centenary of the sinking

Health professionals say genetic screening technology can play a vital role in preventing miscarriages and the inheritance of debilitating genetic conditions. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Child is first reported case in world free of parents’ mucolipidosis gene after PGD process

Karen  Buckley’s body will be flown from Glasgow to Cork on Sunday and then brought by her family to the hillside farm where she grew up at Glynn in Mourneabbey.

Body of murdered student (24) expected to be brought back to Ireland from Scotland on Sunday

Karen Buckley’s remains will lie in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Mallow, Co Cork, from 4pm to 8pm on Monday. Photograph:  Karrie Gillett/PA

Delay for relatives a consequence of murder accused requesting second postmortem

Tributes left for Karen Buckley at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow last week. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Parents to travel to Glasgow to bring their murdered daughter home

John Calnan, who is no longer in ministry, was sentenced to three years in jail, with the final year suspended, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in West Cork in 1989. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Victim says school refused to believe her parents and warned them about complaint

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Men detained on Makayabella yacht off Cork coast after multi-agency operation

Garda Brendan Cahill told the court that investigators believed there was no excessive speed involved, but that the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Teenager wept as he listened to eight-year-old’s mother describe how her life has been devastated

When the remains of Karen Buckley are brought home, her funeral mass is expected to take place at the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha in Mourneabbeey.

Man accused of Irish student’s murder has exercised his right to a second autopsy

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

UCC historical conference marks 100th anniversary of incident in 1915

Police were puzzled as to why Karen Buckley (24) would have left the Sanctuary nightclub  without collecting her jacket. They have established she gave it to a friend.

Police established Buckley gave her jacket to a friend after a zip in dress broke

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn. Cork Circuit Criminal Court has heard impact statements from the three intended victims in O’Flynn’s hitman plot.    Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Court hears impact statements from three targets in ex-Fianna Fáil councillor’s plan

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn has been jailed for three years for to soliciting to murder three people. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gary O’Flynn (39) jailed for three years for soliciting to kill garda, Revenue official and accountant

The tragedy of Karen Buckley’s disappearance and murder in Glasgow has touched people in her native Cork so much that the books of condolences are being opened in towns across the county.

Cork County Mayor says people very keen to offer support to family of murdered student

Coroner for South Cork Frank O’Connell has  adjourned the inquest into the death of Olivia Dunlea (36) until Darren Murphy’s appeal against his  conviction for her murder is concluded. Mr O’Connell  listed it for review in January 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Deceased died of stab wound to the neck and smoke inhalation in fire, inquest hears

Coroner for South Cork, Frank O’Connell, said: “Clearly there is a great danger if people come in home late at night and decide to cook chips in a chip pan while under the influence of alcohol.” File photograph: Getty Images

Inquest hears 17-year-old died of carbon monoxide poisoning after chip pan fire

Dr Kevin Mulcahy of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork outside Cork  Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Doctor denied two counts of attacking teenage girl at his surgery

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Local rowers to replicate rescue efforts to commemorate 100th anniversary of tragedy

The Government is continuing with its effort to facilitate the earliest possible return of the body of Karen Buckley from Scotland to her parents for burial in her native Cork

Consulate liaising with Scottish authorities for student to be returned to Cork for burial

At a vigil for Karen Buckley in Glasgow: it is alleged she was hit with an implement and strangled before Alexander Pacteau tried to dispose of her body with acid. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Owner of farm where body found reported suspicious activity on Monday 13th April

A silent vigil for Karen Buckley near her home in Glasgow: Scottish authorities said it would be a number of days before they could release her body to be taken back to Cork. Photograph: PA Wire

John and Marian Buckley flew home on Saturday and await release of daughter’s body

Visitors reading tributes to Karen Buckley at the site of a vigil for the young Cork woman   at George Square, Glasgow. Photograph: Barry Roche

Locals continue to visit site of vigil to read tributes to young Cork woman

Marian Buckley, Karen’s mother,  at the vigil for her daughter in George Square, Glasgow. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Tears, hugs and flowers as hundreds gather at candlelit vigil in solidarity and pain

Marian and John Buckley, the parents of Karen Buckley,  stand with their son Kieran (left) during a vigil for Karen  in George Square, Glasgow. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

‘There is sorrow over the waters for one of Ireland’s daughters and from Glasgow to Cork, we all share your pain’

Irish student Karen Buckley who disappeared after she left a nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow last weekend. Photograph: PA

Drinking glass used by Cork woman at nightclub examined

The Sanctuary nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow where student Karen Buckley was seen on CCTV footage in the early hours of Sunday morning talking to a man before she went missing.Photograph: Paul Ward/PA Wire

Key questions surrounding the disappearance and death of Karen Buckley

Floral tributes at High Craigton Farm, outside Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Scottish police confirm that body found on farm was that of missing Irish student

Area where body of young woman was found close to Loch Lomond tourist route

Police search garages near a block of flats near Dorchester Avenue in Glasgow for any trace of Irish student Karen Buckley. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Detectives following definite line of inquiry over disappearance of Karen Buckley

Marian and John Buckley, parents of missing girl Karen Buckley, make a statement during a press conference at Govan Police Office in Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

John and Marian Buckley urge public for help in search of youngest daughter

 Karen Buckley was seen on CCTV footage talking to a man and walking in the opposite direction to home early on Sunday morning.

Karen Buckley (24) last seen by friends at nightclub early on Sunday morning

Polish national detained after officers find cannabis resin and cannabis weed

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn, who pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial advisor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gary O’Flynn (39) admits six counts of deception while working as financial advisor

Judge says offence was not a victimless crime as everyone pays for such frauds

Anti-water charge protesters march through Cork city centre on Saturday.

Socialist TD Joe Higgins tells crowd of 1,200 in Cork people deserve chance to oppose austerity

The strategy  envisages the upgrade of a number of junctions, the provision of new footpaths and cycle lanes. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Proposal to limit traffic on main thoroughfare to buses, taxis and bikes each afternoon

Christopher John Barry, known as Jackie, was originally from Cobh, Co Cork. He was murdered in London last December

Boy given 11-year jail term at Old Bailey for murder of Cobh man Jackie Barry

Psychiatric nurse Des McSweeney received notification from HSE management last week that he was being put “off rostered duty on paid leave” pending a review of his behaviour

Des McSweeney said unit at Cork University Hospital was ‘not clinically fit for purpose’

Irishman Christopher John Barry, known as Jack, died after he was stabbed in the back as he and his partner tried to get into their flat block in Edmonton. Mr Barry exchanged words with a gang of youths after they tried to get into the complex to go a party at another flat.

Cobh man Jack Barry died from a stab wound after row with group of teenagers

Marie Farrell said during Ian Bailey’s action against the State that she must have been “getting confused with fact and fiction” during interview with Gsoc in 2012. Photograph: Courts Collins

Witness in Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder inquiry will not be questioned again

A concerned looking Ian Bailey (58), leaving the High Court on Monday after he lost his case against An Garda Siochána and the State. Photograph: Courtpix

Bailey’s ruinously expensive failed civil case is just the latest fallout from the unsolved murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier ne(...)

Marie Farrell: Despite some protestations to the contrary, Farrell was the principal witness in 2003 at Bailey’s libel action at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins

Credibility problem of star witness for damages action simply one hurdle too many

Marguerite and Georges Bouniol, parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier: their lawyer Alain Spilliaert said  the failure of Ian Bailey’s court action should pave  way for French investigators to return to Ireland

Suspension on co-operation with Toscan du Plantier inquiry should be lifted, says lawyer

 Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas leaving the High Court on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Manchester-born journalist’s lengthy legal bid to ‘clear his name’ fails

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case against An Garda Síochána and the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jury dismisses claim gardaí conspired to implicate Bailey in death of Toscan du Plantier

 Marie Farrell

Mini-profiles: who they are and what they said

The controversy that has dogged the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier started on the day her body was found near her holiday home at Drinane,Toormore outside Schull.

Investigation into 1996 death of French film-maker has raised questions for many

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

Story starts in 1991 when English journalist Bailey moves to West Cork

 Irish Naval Service vessel the  LE Niamh  with detained  yacht the Makayabella on September 24th, 2014, off West Cork. File photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Plot last year to smuggle haul of drug into UK foiled by Irish authorities off West Cork coast

David O’Loughlin is charged with killing Liam Manley by putting him into a rubbish chute at a Cork apartment block in May 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

David O’Loughlin (28) charged with killing Liam Manley at Cork apartment block in 2013

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cork, a murder trial has been told

None of the injuries victim suffered before entering the chute were fatal, trial hears

Gardaí in Cork have begun investigating a second fatal road traffic collision

Pensioner and man (51) lose lives in separate collisions in county and city

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa pictured in New York in January 1911, during the long illness that eventually led to his death on June 29th, 1915.  Photograph: Getty Images.

Funeral can be seen as marking start of countdown to 1916 Rising, says academic

An Irish Coastguard rescue helicopter was involved in a search for the man who fell into the River Lee.

Irish Coastguard helicopter carries out sweeps of north channel of river in Cork

A partial eclipse of the sun is seen through clouds over Europe.  Cork residents reported that it was ‘one of the best places’  to view the solar eclipse. Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory held viewing event attended by about 300 people

David O’Loughlin (28), of Garden City Apartments, North Main Street in Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley (59) at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013.

Family of dead homeless man will get closure and answers, David O’Loughlin told gardaí

An artist’s impression of the development, designed by Cork architects, Wilson Architecture

Project on site of former Capitol Cinema will rejuvenate west of city centre, says Minister

Tom Stanton  had begun legal proceedings over an injury he suffered while doing postering work for Labour candidate Cllr Paula Desmond (above) at Deanrock, in Togher, on February 17th, 2011.

High Court told the safest way for election staff to put up posters is with cherrypickers

A Cork man (34) has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to  the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in the city. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Accused remanded in custody for sentencing after application for psychologist’s report

Seán Óg Ó hAilpin  will speak at the event which will include performances from groups such as ApocalypsE, Tiger Boy and The Lost Gecko. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cork concert marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Gardaí are investigating a crash in which Pamela Ahern (35) was killed in Co Cork on Wednesday.

Gardai investigating whether heavy fog could have been a factor in two vehicle collision

A 33-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged over a €37,000 St Patrick’s Day drugs seizure on. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

Meath man remanded on bail on two drugs charges following court appearance in Cork

Witness Mary Kate Fitzgerald said she was good friends with David O’Loughlin (28) when he allegedly told her that he had assaulted someone and thrown them down a drain pipe. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

Accused denies murder of 59-year-old homeless man at apartment in Cork

Ecstasy tablets: The Court of Appeal ruled that subsection 2 (2) of the Act, dealing with the power of the Government to control substances harmful to human health was unconstitutional. As a result, a case against Cork man Mark Burke was dropped.

Decision to strike out charges follows ruling by Court of Appeal earlier this month

Gardaí say there was no obvious sign of trauma on the man’s body. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Scene cordoned off after 41-year-old man found less than 100m from west Cork home

 Cork’s inclusive choral group in rehearsal in the Rory Gallagher Theatre. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Choral Con Fusion are about inclusivity and have united voice against discrimination

The march drew anti-water charges protestors from around the city and county and passed off peacefully through the city centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

People’s Convention accuse Government of ignoring will of the people by persisting with charge

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party colleague Cllr Chris O’Leary at the second attemp

O Laoghaire wins nomination at second attempt after first round ends in tie

A Cork auctioneer has failed in his legal challenge to a rates bill of over €100,000 in respect a series of properties which he owned but which he was unable to rent due to a collapse in the letting market.

Liam Lynch pleaded inability to pay Cork City Council due to property market collapse

Maggie Cantwell, wife of the late Manchester United star Noel Cantwell, and her daughter Kate talking with Roy Keane at the opening of Noel Cantwell Walk in the Mardyke area of Cork City. Photograph: Provision

Roy Keane and John Delaney among those present for naming of pedestrian road

A homeless man and woman, whose bodies were recovered close together from the River Lee in Cork just before Christmas, both died from drowning, an inquest has heard

State applies for adjournment to allow a file be sent on the deaths to the DPP

David O’Loughlin, with an address at Garden City Apartments, North Main Street Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Homeless man made no attempt to defend himself during assault, court hears

 George Hook:  “It is vital that we keep alive the important traditions and festivals of our nation and I am delighted to partake in the unique celebration of our country’s patron saint.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Lord Mayor says Hook’s passionate pride in Cork makes him ideal candidate to lead city’s parade

 Seán Gillane SC: said the jury would hear medical evidence that Liam  Manley died from mechanical asphyxia as he was trapped in the chute. Photograph by Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Accused denies murder of homeless man (59) in Cork apartment complex

Forefather of the information age, George Boole is to be honoured in Cork on Thursday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribution to mathematics and science

Book of essays on maths professor’s life and contribution to science to be launched

Mr Justice Paul Carney: he was praised  for his willingness to embrace technology and it was  recalled how he had once used a video link to charge a jury in a case from his hospital bed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mr Justice Paul Carney will be irreplaceable at the Central Criminal Court, says lawyer

“Birds such as the heron are protected, so shooting a heron is a crime - I have never come across a heron being shot before but we would strongly condemn it,”  Birdwatch Ireland development officer Niall Hatch said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Predator which is protected species shot dead on banks of Sullane river near Macroom

David O’Loughlin, with an address of Garden City Apartments, North Main Street, Cork, pleaded not guilty to  murder when he was arraigned at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork. File photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

David O’Loughlin (27) charged with murder of Liam Manley (59) at Cork apartments

Cork City Council had to abandon its meeting on Monday night after  anti-water charge protester Diarmaid Ó Cadhla of the People’s Convention refused to leave the council chamber.

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla of People’s Convention cites council decision to remove group’s posters

Alan Kelly: set September 30th deadline for Cork local government review report. Photograph: Eric Luke

Review chairman says group will complete report before September deadline

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch who has received an apology and undisclosed damages from 96FM. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

96FM admits comments made about Minister on show two years ago wrong and untrue

Some ten members of the People’s Convention began the protest on Monday morning to highlight what they claim is the illegal removal of posters advertising an anti-water charge march later this month. Photograph: Barry Roche

Protest to highlight removal of posters advertising anti-water charge march

Solicitor for Mr Veale, Eddie Burke yesterday said that his client was applying for bail on both charges but Insp Finbarr O’Sullivan said that An Garda Síochána would oppose any bail application.

Judge accepts garda objection to bail application due to seriousness of charges

Musician Mick Flannery, a graduate of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN)’s pioneering music, management and sound course. CSN is tonight celebrating 25 years of the course.   File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Alumni of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa’s music, management and sound course include Mick Flannery and the Frank and Walters

Mark Cronin (39) was remanded on bail after being charged with arson  in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Reuters

Ex-lawyer also remanded on bail for service of book of evidence on nine fraud charges

Gardaí in Cork arrested a man in his late 50s for questioning following a €50,000 drugs seizure in the city centre. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Officers discover 7kg of cannabis resin after stopping and searching car in city centre

Ten  men and six women appeared before Cork District Court on Wednesday morning,  where one man was charged with six fraud offences, a second was charged with four fraud offences and the remaining 14 people were each charged with two fraud offences.

State claims incidents staged to allow accused make fraudulent compensation claims

Sixteen people are due in court in Cork on Wednesday following an extensive garda investigation into the staging of fake car crashes in order to make false insurance claims.

Four-year long Garda investigation led to the arrests of 20 men and women

Mr. Justice Frank Clarke. The Supreme Court judge said the State requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is still fit for purpose. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mr Justice Frank Clarke says State needs to consider whether process is fit for purpose

According to the HSE, it was notified of the incident at St Raphael’s Centre in Youghal, Co Cork on February 23rd. It has informed both the Garda and HIQA of the alleged assault.

Staff member at Co Cork centre has been removed from duty without prejudice

Chief Justice Susan Denham adresses the court as for the first time the Supreme Court sat outside of Dublin. Photograph: Provision

All 10 judges of Supreme Court sit in Cork for the first time to hear two cases

Eric Stanton (15) who died after falling into the Glashaboy  river in Cork. Photograph: Provision

Eric Stanton died after falling into the Glashaboy river while riding a horse

Two men have appeared in court in connection with a series of robberies in Cork

One man charged with robbery of American student injured with a machete

Doctors at Cork University Hospital treated the boy but he failed to regain consciousness

Paramedics worked to try and resuscitate the 15-year-old boy following ‘terrible tragedy’

Two men remanded in custody and remaining two remanded on bail by judge

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Peter Aiken says Ireland needs to capitalise on venues like Croke Park and Aviva

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Promoter also announces Ellie Goulding and Beck gigs for Live at the Marquee in Cork

The HSE issued a statement confirming a senior psychiatrist had contacted the girl’s mother on Thursday to discuss a number of assessment options.

Girl was left in a distressed state for five hours in hospital, mother says

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