Ken Curtin of the Social Democrats was told  by the administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh he was being removed from the Mass reader rota because of his party’s support for removing the Eighth Amendment on abortion, which gives equal rights to the mother and unborn child. File photograph:

Ken Curtin has ‘fruitful’ meeting with bishop over removal due to party policy on abortion

One man in his early 20s died and another is in a critical condition in hospital following a two car crash on the outskirts of Cork city on Tuesday night.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to two car crash on Inniscarra Road outside city

 People wave ‘Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West’ (Pegida) flags, German flags and the so-called ‘Wirmer flag’ which is mainly used by extreme right and populist groups during a demonstration of the islamophobic and xenophobe right-wing organization ‘Festung Europa’ on Monday.  The rally was accompanied by a counter-demonstration of antifascist youths. Photograph: EPA

Identity Ireland founders extended invite during Fortress Europe conference in Prague

Discrepancies in figures on dioxin levels supplied by Indaver in support of its planning application for a €160 million waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour (artist’s image above) call into question the veracity of documentation supplied by the company, a planning inspector has said.

Planning inspector tells hearing into Cork Harbour plant of concern over veracity of data

Dick Grogan: “A conviction journalist” not only committed to ensuring the truth emerged, as was evident in his coverage of Bloody Sunday, but was also a fine stylist. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Irish Times news editor applied his ‘great intellect in the pursuit of justice’

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

Members of Cork City Council have voted to provide an emergency loan of €200,000 to save Cork Film Festival. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Members approve emergency loan of €200,000 to avert financial collapse

Ciara Sheehan (21) is recovering at Cork University Hospital after undergoing surgery early on Sunday morning to remove a bullet from her neck.

Ciara Sheehan (21) recovering in hospital after being shot in throat at house

Gardai in Cork are questioning a man and a woman following a shooting incident in the city which left another woman with a serious injury to her neck.

Man and woman arrested by gardai after incident at house in early hours of Sunday

The raider, who was armed with a knife, threatened a cleaning lady at Mayfield post office. Photograph: Google Maps

Lone raider threatened the cleaning staff before fleeing empty handed

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary  is among the signatories to a Cork Chamber of Commerce letter on the controversial transatlantic route proposed by Norwegian Air. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Cork Chamber of Commerce writes letter over controversial Norwegian Air plans

People’s Convention election candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who  has been jailed for five days. Photograph: People’s Convention

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla failed to file necessary returns with Sipo following 2011 vote

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility which Indaver is seeking to build at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour

In case of accident, staff at nearby base would have to travel towards hazard, says Government

Simon Coveney: ‘I think it is possible to design a solution that the city and county can live with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister will not avoid ‘awkward’ issue, calls for ‘blunt and honest conversations’

Vincent Morey (23), pleaded guilty to seizing a woman’s car by threat of force after she spotted him hitching  in Co Cork in sleet and hail before dawn broke on  January 13th last.

Vincent Morey (23) pleads guilty to seizing car after woman saw him hitching in bad weather

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

Leo Hickey charged with eight counts of sexual assult while teaching in 1991 and 1992

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator in Cork Harbour

Indaver plays down suggestions that proposed incinerator at risk of explosion

Peadar Kearney: Easter Rising veteran suffered such straitened circumstances during the 1920s that he was obliged to sue the State for royalties after the song was translated into Irish and became the national anthem

Peadar Kearney wrote national anthem to steer faithful away form musical hall fare

A postmortem examination has ruled out foul play in the death of man whose body was found in Rathcormac in Co Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Body of Polish man in his 40s was found outside duplex apartment in Co Cork

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said it was a very serious case where Siobhán Kelleher had suffered catastrophic injuries

Victim suffered stroke after assault in which she was thrown down stairs

Members of the Defence forces fold the Tricolour over the coffin bearing the remains of Thomas Kent at St Nicholas’s Church, Castlelyons, Co Cork, during his State funeral and reinterment last year. He was executed 100 years ago today. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Family members lay wreaths where Kent shot following court martial for armed rebellion

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I never heard of it [a coin toss for a ministry] in my life. I think it’s unprecedented and it was demeaning of the office.” Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Idea of two candidates tossing coin to decide rotation of ministry demeans office - FF chief

Five members of a Cork family have been given prison sentences after pleading guilty to money laundering offences in relation to more than €130,000. File photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan Heaphy (34) jailed for four years after pleading guilty to nine offences

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office and hope a postmortem on the body of a man found outside an  apartment complex in Co Cork will establish the exact cause of death.

Body of Polish man found outside house in Rathcormac estate where he lived

Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery on a post office in Co Cork on Monday.

Lone raider escapes with small sum of cash after holding up staff at Little Island post office

 New Minister for Housing Simon Coveney  receives his seal of office. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Minister’s priority is to tackle homelessness, and to plug deficit in housing supply

Michael Creed, new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with his son Oran, niece Hazel Healy and supporters. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork TD not dwelling on why he was passed over for promotion after 2010 heave against Kenny

Margaret McKenzie was from Shieldaig, a village in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

Newly-wed Margaret Shineman had lain in a grave in Kinsale as an unnamed victim

Actors Edward Lynch and James Lenane of Lismore Dramatic Society, Co Waterford, in costume ahead of ‘Lismore through the Ages’, a live pageant which celebrates the town’s 25th Anniversary as a Heritage Town on Saturday, May 14th. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Historical links to Sir Walter Raleigh, Fred Astaire and John F Kennedy to feature

A public protest against  ECT in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: MindFreedom Ireland

Anti-ECT group holds demonstration against use of ‘outdated and unsafe’ treatment

Three firefighters were injured after a barrel exploded at the scene of a fire at a farm in Co Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fire service members suffer non life-threatening burns at scene of fire near Macroom

Gabriel Jean Lege was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Cork city in2013. File photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gabriel Jean Lege (25) fatally injured in incident on George’s Quay nearly two years ago

Charlotte Cargin with her daughter Eliza protest outside a Bord Planala application for an incinerator by Indaver in Carragline, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

If Ringaskiddy incinerator goes ahead Air corps will operate no fly zone, says Defence

Cork City Coroner, Dr Myra Cullinane said the inquest into the death of Gerard ‘Topper’ Staunton could go ahead given that no criminal proceedings are currently being contemplated.

Real IRA claimed responsibility for death of Gerard ‘Topper’ Staunton

The Lee Valley golf course was closed as mark of respect to Maurice Hennigan, who played golf there several days a week.

Investigators hope postmortem will reveal how exactly man in his 60s died

File photo: Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton, has asked whether law-abiding water charge payers should now cancel direct debits. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Church of Ireland’s Paul Colton queries fate of direct debits amid charge suspension plan

Ecstasy, the trendy drug of the 1990s, has come back in fashion in recent years.

Dutch research institute finds ecstasy pills contain double the amount of MDMA

The scene of a fatal fire in St Colman’s Park in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Chip pan believed to have caused fatal blaze that killed two men in Co Cork

James Connolly addressing a meeting of about 8,000 people in Union Square, Manhattan, New York City on May Day, 1908. Photograph: Library of Congress

Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil says Connolly believed working class was ‘on its knees’ after Lockout

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator in Cork Harbour

Using Bottlehill landfill will bring waste through residential areas, says Green Party

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Historian says 1916 document should be read in entirety not judged on individual phrases

Bill Kenneally was sentenced to 14 years and two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts of indecent assault on 10 boys between October 31st, 1984 and December 31st, 1987. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford man Bill Kenneally pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts of abuse in 1980s

File photo: The remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a state funeral on Friday 18th September.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Event at Fermoy Bridge marks centenary of firefight between Kent brothers and RIC

Noel O’Mahony:  Portraying his stage character Leon Haymoon and The Ghost Town Tumbleweeds

O’Mahony a popular entertainer in mid-Cork during the 1990s – a talented, lively performer

Sean Hurley was buried along with 20 other casualties of the Easter Rising in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Commemoration for Sean Hurley – only Cork volunteer to die in Dublin over Easter Week

A file image of former Green Party TD Dan Boyle  who is hoping the Welsh Green Party can secure seats this week. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Cork South Central deputy is surprised by the popularity of UKIP in Wales

The scene of a fatal fire in St Colmans Park in Macroom, Co Cork in which two people died. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Kenny Relihan (26) and Noel O’Mahony, who was in his early 60s, lose their lives in Macroom fire

A file image from September 2015 showing the remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a State funeral. Thomas Kent was one of the 16 men executed in 1916 following the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Historian tells commemoration Kent had a strong sense of duty informed by his family

Sean Hurley was buried along with 20 other casualties of the Easter Rising in a mass grave in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Hurley (29) was a member of a party involved in some of the heaviest fighting of the Rising

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork will host a newly commissioned work. Image: Google Maps

Medieval style singers White Raven to feature at Cork International Choral Festival

A woman walked free from court on Thursday after the family of a motorcyclist she killed while out driving urged the judge not to jail her.

Judge praises family of motorcyclist TJ Sweetnam (41) who died after Co Cork collision

Image of the proposed Ringaskiddy incinerator in Cork Harbour.

Indaver argued trade was necessary as recently as 2013, Marcia D’Alton tells hearing

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility which Indaver is seeking to build at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour.

None of company’s incinerators in Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany are in comparable locations, planning hearing is told

Garda   at the scene of the fatal shooting accident on  Plunkett Road, Ballyphehane, Cork: Diarmuid Byrne’s friend, who was deeply traumatised, explained to gardaí he had discharged Mr Byrne’s legally held shotgun without realising the weapon was loaded. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí in Cork believe technical tests will determine direction of investigation

Geraldine Clancy (58) and her daughter, Louise (22 pictured) from Leitrim, Kilworth, Co Cork died after their car was involved in a crash on the Fermoy to Ballyduff Road at around 11.30am on December 22nd last.

Car carrying Geraldine and Louise Clancy left road after collision and landed in dyke

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster will carry out a postmortem.  Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dermot Byrne suffered single gunshot wound to the head in house in Ballyphehane

Barry Davis Ryan (20) drowned off the Cork coast in 2015.

Barry Ryan (51), Barry Davis Ryan (20) and Niamh O’Connor (20) died in 2015 incident

Man in his 40s shot dead at house in Ballyphehane on southside of city

Newly elected Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has been replaced on Cork City Council. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Month long delay after Labour questioned right of AAA/PBP to nominate successor

Communities such as those living near Cork Harbour should be protected by legislation limiting the number of times planning applications can be made for major infrastructural projects that impact on their lives, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Micheál Martin calls for cap on repeat planning applications for major projects

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Man charged in connection with seizure of sawn-off shotgun in Blarney last week

 Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has criticised Indaver’s plan to build a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Co Cork. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister says proposal would be contrary to Government plans for Cork Harbour

Taoiseach Enda Kenny laughs with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the 1916 Arbour Hill commemoration ceremony  in Dublin. Mr Martin said Fianna Fáil would support a Fine Gael-led minority government in honouring any existing contracts with Irish Water. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Party leader outlines the conditions of a deal on the suspension of water charges

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ‘So far there has been a willingness to keep channels open and to engage - I think the tone has been good’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader says there is 50/50 chance of current talks with Fine Gael succeeding

Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the carrier looking to offer long-haul low fares option to Asia and America out of Ireland.

Fianna Fáil Cllr says unions set to lobby against move for new transatlantic route

Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney speaking to reporters after leaving talks on government formation. ‘A lot has been agreed. There was 30 items up for discussion, the vast majority of them have been agreed in terms of accommodation or compromise,’ he said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fail offered three year agreement in return for the suspension of charges for three years

A man from the Mayfield area of Cork is to  appear at Cork District Court on Monday where he will be charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney on April 22nd last. File photograph: Getty Images

Car searched at checkpoint as gardaí target gangs carrying out burglaries in rural areas

The man and woman, who are in their 30s and from the Mayfield area of Cork city, were arrested when gardaí stopped the car at Clogheenmilcon just outside Blarney at around 7.30pm on Friday.

Woman released without charge after pair arrested on Friday as part of Operation Thor

Detail of the proclamation from 1916 from the Trinity College Exhibition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Cork Rising commemorations in 25 communities include re-enactments and lectures

Peter Kingston  at his family farm in Nohoval, Co  Cork. An auction was held to sell the fan dairy herd, which was ordered following a High Court ruling on a charge in relation to a debt associated with the Kingston farm.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Second auction to be held at Kingston farm in Nohoval to re-sell remaining 500 animals

A 72-year-old man who told his nine-year-old granddaughter that her grandmother in heaven would be very displeased with her if she told anyone that he was abusing her has been jailed for four years. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Man (72) told girl that her dead grandmother would be unhappy if she reported the assault

A relative of a homeless french man who died last year after being assaulted in Cork city has said she hopes his attacker can rehabilitate himself and ‘make good of his life’.

Sister of the late Vincent Morgain says she hopes Daniel O’Sullivan can be rehabilitated

Ciaran Lynch, the former Cork South Central TD  welcomed  Joan Burton’s statement on Tuesday evening when she ruled out Labour entering any minority coalition arrangement with Fine Gael. He believed it was not what Labour Party members wanted.  Photograph: Collins

Ciaran Lynch says party can now tackle leadership issue in line with its constitution

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility

Health expert for waste company Indaver says dioxin emissions will be ‘insignificant’

The  interior of a National Ambulance Service vehicle. A priest has questioned the level of investment in the National Ambulance Service after a parishioner was left waiting for more than 45 minutes for an ambulance after he collapsed at Mass.  File photograph: Dave Meehan

Elderly man had to wait for over 45 minutes for help despite a nearby ambulance base

Proposed incinerator in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

Indaver had been refused permission for project due to concerns over coastal erosion

Artists impression of the proposed Indaver facility in Ringaskiddy.

Floors of Indaver development would be 5m above sea level, reducing flood risk - expert

Bodies of John Palmer and Greg Lonergan recovered from 2014 fire at flat in Co Cork

Jennifer Connery pleaded guilty over death of TJ Sweetman in Cork last August

An  Applegreen service station  in Co Cork was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night.  File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí seek assistance after raider makes off in Fiat Punto after robbing filling station staff

Chase supporters protest outside a Bord Pleanála oral hearing in Carrigaline for an incinerator by Indaver in Ringaskiddy. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Company defends proposal for Ringaskiddy facility after protest outside Bord Pleanála hearing

Artists impression of the proposed Indaver facility in Ringaskiddy.

Director of firm behind proposal extols benefits amid growing local opposition

Labour TD Sean Sherlock said he had taken soundings on a daily basis from Labour Party members  and the clear view was the party should regroup in opposition rather than enter any coalition arrangement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TD says Labour members he contacted believe party should regroup in opposition

Norwegian Air Group CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Cork Chamber hails plan as a positive step to boost tourism and business links

Founder of the charity Chernobyl Children International Irishwoman Adi Roche will address the United Nations General Assembly later this month at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Plight of Chernobyl ‘liquidators’ who battled to contain radiation leak from nuclear plant to be highlighted

Mick Barry was elected to the Dáil as a Cork North Central constituency TD in February when he ran on the AAA-PBP platform. File photograph:

Co-option of replacement for AAA-PBP’s TD Mick Barry not covered by existing Act

Buyers pictured in the yard of Peter Kingston’s farm in Nohoval, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Protesters greet auction of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ winner’s prize herd in Co Cork

Mick  Barry TD is confident the AAA-PBP has the power to nominate his replacement to Cork City Council, explaining the merged party has been recognised by the Register of the Dáil as being composed of both the AAA and the PBP.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour questioning of merged party’s right to co-opt termed ‘the biggest brass neck’

The River Lee in Cork city. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Solicitor says city council failed to respond promptly to risk over weekend

Three fishermen were recovering in Kinsale, Co Cork, on Sunday night after they were rescued by the RNLI when their trawler hit rocks and sank while entering Kinsale Harbour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Trawler sinks after hitting rocks as stormy conditions continue in Co Cork

Paul Linehan (Annie Moore’s Irish relative), genealogist Megan Smokenyak and Michael Schulman (Annie Moore’s American relative) with a photograph of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island on January 1st, 1892 with her brothers, Anthony and Philip. Photograph: Megan Smolenyak

Descendant Paul Linehan speaks of influence of first immigrant through Ellis Island in 1892

Waves  coming over the pier in Howth on Sunday. Photograph: Howth Coast Guard

Howth Coast Guard urges walkers to avoid pier due to risk of waves washing people into water

Jennifer Connery is charged with careless driving causing the death of TJ Sweetnam at Ballinrush, Kilworth on the 22nd of August 2015. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Motorcyclist TJ Sweetnam died after collision near Kilworth, Co Cork last August

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I think it’s time for people to knuckle down in terms of what’s likely to happen which is a minority government.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader says party made ‘solemn promise’ not to go into power with Fine Gael

MV Northern Dedication will dock in Cork Harbour on Friday

‘MV Northern Dedication’ some 230m long, carrying 5 million bananas from Central America

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility

Environmentalists accuse board of rushing hearing of submissions on Indaver project

Minister of State Simon Harris as responsibility of the Office of Public Works which is charged with co-ordinating and managing the implementation of government programmes relating to flooding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Group which did not meet for 6 years should have community member, says flood forum

The couple, who were both aged 76, died at the scene and their remains were removed to Cork University Hospital (above). Photograph: Provision

Local community in Buttevant still in shock following the deaths of popular pensioners

Gardaí have closed off the main road and diversions have been put in place south of Mallow General Hospital and at Newtwopothouse to allow a Garda forensic crash investigator examine the scene. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí appeal for witnesses as couple named locally as Con (76) and Mary McCarthy (76)

The Easter Rising centenary commemorations were marked with ‘great dignity’ and will help promote reconciliation between Ireland and Britain and on the island of Ireland, the British ambassador to Ireland has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Events commemorating 1916 can help reconciliation between Ireland and Britain

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