A man and woman believed to be British citizens have been  arrested in Waterford city  and taken to Waterford Garda station (above) for questioning. File photograph: Google Street View

Irish man and British woman in their 20s questioned by gardaí investigating Islamic extremism

Aidan O’Driscoll (37) who at one point was the self-styled chief-of-staff of the Real IRA in the south.

Detectives believe Aidan O’Driscoll shot dead by former dissident republican comrades

Victims of convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally pictured after his conviction in 2016: Colin Power, Jason Clancy, Kevin Keating and Barry Murphy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Frances Fitzgerald backs investigation into role of State bodies in Bill Kenneally case

The €100 million project at the Port of Cork, involving Irish-American developer Kevin O’Sullivan and his brother, Donal, is expected to be completed within three years once planning issues are resolved. Image: Google Streetview

Docklands development worth €100m to be twice height of city’s tallest building

The Fifth Division of Replacements arrive and give the word that the troops of Navarre have come to fight in the Spanish Civil War, circa 1936. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

Jack Prendergast joined the Basque Army to fight against Franco until ’the last inch of Basque territory had been taken’

Bernadette McAliskey: “Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged.”

Veteran republican gave address at event to mark 80th anniversary of Gernika bombing

Funding cuts affecting School Completion Programme will have ‘savage’ consequences, according to an Impact member. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Impact conference hears decision to pull services will have ‘savage consequences’

There has been a complicated tiered system of pay in operation for school secretaries since the early 1980s. Photograph: iStock

Secretaries’ rates of pay mainly determined by individual boards of management, union says

Some 25,000 people work in the early-learning sector where they care for up to 170,000 children but they are badly paid

Conference hears how many assistants are paying for their own upskilling

A motorist gets a tow through a flood on the main Cork Bandon road at the Viaduct. Photograph: Donna McBride

Failure to dredge the river could leave the town exposed to the risk of another winter flood, businessman warns

Cork Harbour. A luxury hotel and skyscraper development could be built at the Port of Cork site.

Plan involves construction of a flagship skyscraper building and hotel at port site

“In absolute terms we don’t spend enough on upskilling – I think we spend €18m on upskilling out of an education budget of €9.5bn”

Richard Bruton tells Impact conference goal is to make Irish education best in Europe

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

Popular belief that proposed €850m development would enhance economic links

Judge David Waters remanded all three men in custody to appear again at Fermoy District Court on Friday

Men remanded in custody after 320 cannabis plants worth €250,000 found in Fermoy

Cork Opera House: Retired professor of civil engineering at UCC Prof Philip O’Kane has argued for more creative solutions than building quay walls to prevent flooding in the city.

OPW says tidal barrier will do nothing to prevent the Lee flooding Cork city centre

The Sinn Féin commemoration at the republican plot at St Finbarr’s Cemetery in Cork. Earlier in the day, the Cork branch of the Workers Party also held a commemoration at the graveyard

Easter Rising leaders would not be satisfied with modern day Ireland, says Sinn Féin MEP

The grow-house was discovered on Rathhealy Road in Fermoy. Photograph: Google Maps

Detectives in Fermoy find grow-house in Victorian house on the Rathhealy Road

Johnny Hannon (67) was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency which led to him developing 80pc emphysema in his late 50s. Photograph: Facebook

Johnny Hannon compares uncertainty over drug availability to being on death row

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney:  a Co Cork community group has criticised him for failing to introduce legislation for large-scale solar farms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland lacks guidelines to deal with solar farm planning applications, says campaigner

Mr Morrissey  died at Cork University Hospital  after being transferred there from South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. File photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA

Man attended Tipperary hospital three times in three weeks complaining of headaches

Detectives arrested the man, who was  in his early 40s, at a house in the Ballyvolane area of Cork’s northside on Sunday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll was shot dead in Cork late last year

Joan Lucey, of Cork business Vibes & Scribes, says she has experienced a 10% hit in sales due to the ongoing Bus Éireann strike. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Bus Éireann dispute would be solved by now if it was affecting Dublin, says businessman

Advisory group examines both merger and expansion of Cork councils options in review

The new plant treats  50%  of sewage previously being discharged into the harbour from Carrigaline, Crosshaven and Shanbally

Mayor says 44,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage were pumped into harbour daily

Simon Coveney: “This is about ensuring we have a position that is consistent with our obligations under EU Water Framework Directives”. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Michael Noonan says there is ‘a lot of goodwill’ between FF and FG over issue

Aidan O’Driscoll, who was shot dead in December in Cork

Detectives to prepare file for DPP after releasing five arrested over shooting of Aidan O’Driscoll

Rebecca Harte of  Farm Gate cafe. The Save Cork City group says she is among the city’s business people who back its campaign

Opposing campaign group says number of people against wall defences is increasing

Micheál Martin: We are slightly concerned that the leadership situation in Fine Gael is affecting this. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister rejects accusation and says FF leader’s comments are not helpful

A study found there were two heroin-related deaths in Cork in 2004, rising to a peak of 17 in 2009.

32 County Sovereignty Movement accuses state of being in denial over heroin problem

Bus Éireann strike: “It has been a bit of an upheaval,” says Tara Cotter, mother of Lily, James, Olivia and Ella. Photograph: Emma Jervis

A fortnight into the dispute, stranded Bus Éireann passengers say Dubliners don’t realise the importance of the service outside t(...)

Alan O’Driscoll: shot dead in Blackpool in Cork on December7th.

Detectives continue to question three men and a woman about killing of Aidan O’Driscoll

Dog owner Noreen O’Mahony holds the disputed urn of her dog Emily at Macroom District Court, Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Woman was given wrong ashes after 10-year-old pet was put down, court hears

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Mr Justice Niall Fennelly and his team examined telephone recordings made at a Garda station and identified 297 calls directly linked to her murder

Fennelly Commission investigation in West Cork found no evidence of illegal behaviour

Aidan O’Driscoll pictured among protesters against the visit of Queen Elizabeth at Dublin Castle in May 2011. Photograph: Collins Photos

Aidan O’Driscoll believed to be former chief-of-staff of dissident republican group

Anthony Breen carried out the attacks while on bail.

Accused already serving a sentence for a nose bitting assault, judge is told

Former boxer Kieran Joyce pleaded guilty to two separate counts relating to the offences in February and September 2015. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Boxer Kieran Joyce pleads guilty to possessing smuggled cigarettes and tobacco

Christine Crowley (72) from Main Street, Drimoleague, Co Cork, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail. The judge suspended the final two years of the term. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Christine Crowley (72) overstated claims from HSE drug payment scheme at Cork businesses

Some of his Bill Kenneally’s victims, including   Jason Clancy, second from left. Photograph: Patrick Browne

They say death of Msgr Shine – who allegedly knew of abuse since 2002 – adds urgency

 Minister for  Transport  Shane Ross: attitude was blamed by unions for wildcat action. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Secondary picketing of train stations and bus depots leads to widespread travel disruption

Gardaí in North Cork have arrested a 46-year-old man for questioning following the seizure of almost €20,000 worth of heroin during a search operation early on Saturday morning.

Gardaí stopped a car early on Saturday morning on the main Cork-Dublin Road

Minister for Health Simon Harris: committed to upgrading  services at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Harris commits €14m to tackle waiting list for outpatient appointments

Cystic fibrosis: Ireland had 1,219 people registered with the disorder in 2015.

There are more CF patients per head of population here than anywhere else

Rail staff in Cork have refused to pass pickets.

Rail staff at Kent and Mallow station have refused to pass the unofficial pickets

All train services out of Cork have ground to a halt.

Rail staff at Kent and Mallow station have refused to pass unofficial picket lines

Supporters of the Support Palestine group hold placards and protest  in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/AFP/Getty Images

Richard Falk accused country of running apartheid-like regime towards Palestinians

Gardaí at the scene on Popham’s Road, Cork where a woman’s body was found. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Nicola Collins (38) found dead at city flat after sustaining head and neck injuries

Waterford Regional Airport.

Plane crashed in field adjacent to N25 Dungarvan to Waterford road at Knocknagranagh

Couple Gary Kelly (19) and Delia Keary (18) died after a road collision in Co Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Facebook

Gary Kelly (19) and Delia Keary (18) died after collision with truck on Friday evening

Nicola Collins of Togher, Cork, was found dead in a flat on the city’s north side. Photograph: Provision

Nicola Collins, a mother-of-three, found with serious head injuries in flat on city’s northside

The scene of a fatal crash  on the N59 near Newport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Paul Mealey

Incidents in Clare, Cork, Mayo and Limerick claim the lives of four men and a woman

The USS Donald Cook, which is currently visiting Cork.

Anti-war campaigners say the USS Donald Cook’s presence is a breach of neutrality

Former Kildare Gaelic footballer Brian  Nolan  at Washington Street courthouse in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts

Former Kildare Gaelic footballer Brian Nolan sues ‘Sunday World’ for breach of privacy

The programme from the famous “Thunder and Lightning Final” of 1939 which saw Kilkenny and Cork   brave extraordinary weather

GAA memorabilia includes hundreds of programmes for football and hurling finals

Claire O’Brien from Ballinlough, Cork with her son Conor attempting to travel to Dublin for the soccer international, at Kent Train Station, Cork during industrial action halting services. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Among thousands left stranded were Ireland fans travelling to World Cup qualifer

One of four Irish Naval Services ships to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, the LÉ ‘Aisling’ was involved in significant moments in the Naval Service’s history. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Former Naval Service vessel involved in response to Air India disaster in 1985

Donal Varian: “We’re deeper now into partition . . . [and] further away from a united Ireland than we ever were.” Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

‘We stayed true to traditional republicanism – he and cohorts went down Free State line’

An Bord Pleanála’s deferral of the decision on a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy (bottom left) was to allow Indaver to provide more information on the impact it would have on helicopters entering and leaving Haulbowline Naval Base (top right). File photograph: Google Maps

Deferral to allow Indaver provide detail on impact €160m facility to have on helicopters

Ian Bailey received a copy of the indictment from the French authorities last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Lawyers expected to be given access to full French file on Toscan du Plantier case

The site for the proposed incinerator at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Planning authority to seek more information on Ringaskiddy project from Indaver

Shrine in Tuam, Co Galway. “The desire to be instruments of what is right is not the monopoly of one religion or, indeed, of religion at all,” said Bishop Paul Colton. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

‘Many people who are religious, find themselves in an emotional heap,’ says Colton

Noel Motherway of Ballyrahoon, Rathcooney was charged with a total of four offences following the discovery of 33 kgs of cannabis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Accused charged with four offences following investigation by customs and gardaí

Customs uncovered the shipment of cannabis herb and resin and worked closely with gardaí, allowing a controlled delivery of the drugs to Cork.  File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Man collected drugs concealed in pump parts from courier firm before gardaí moved in

The Sunday World is being sued for defamation and invasion of privacy. File photograph: Getty Images

Brian Nolan offered Sunday World names of party revellers if no story published on him

The Green Party has called on the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Des Cahill, to decline an invitation from Donald Trump to visit the White House as part of St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photograph: Getty Images

Green Party says Mayor should not visit for St Patrick’s Day in protest at travel ban

The “Sunday World” denies that the articles were written falsely or with malice

Brian Nolan takes case against ‘Sunday World’ for defamation and breach of privacy

The impressive interior of St Colman’s Cathedral.

St Colman’s organ among finest examples of craftsmanship by Dublin instrument builders

Dr Aodh Quinlivan, of University College Cork, told the committee hearing at the House of Commons that Brexit could have a major impact on local Government on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

UCC centre director says Northern Ireland could move away from various EU directives

A  judge  dismissed all charges against two Cork fishermen over  the hiring of  two Filipinos to work on their trawler

Fishing organisation told trial practice of hiring Filipino crew is common in Ireland

The Labardie Fisher. Photograph: Trawlerphotos.co.uk

Owners of vessel tell court they were unaware of issues around hiring Filipino crew

Dan Duane (78) had already lost two appeals against a decision by the Canonical Court in Ireland to dismiss him from the priesthood after it found he had abused five girls in the 1970s and ’80s.  File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Dan Duane (78) already lost two appeals on decision by Canonical Court to dismiss him

Gardaí  at the scene in Fermoy where Ludovit Pasztor was killed. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Mourners gather to pay their respects to father of two fatally injured in Fermoy assault

The LÉ Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire

Greek ship broker and Irish yacht club among the others to make inquiries about the decommissioned Irish Naval Service ship

Youghal Clock Tower: the four floors of the building  trace the history of the town from the 1400s up until the 1900s

Emphasis on living history hits right note for Bord Fáilte ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ project

MV Albatross at Port of Cork’s Ringaskiddy deepwater berth. Photograph: Aidan Fleming

Three 900-tonne cranes built by Liebherr first ever such cargo to leave Irish shores

Gardaí began investigating Christine Crowley (72)   in July 2009 following a complaint from the HSE after its inspectors had carried out an audit of two pharmacies that she owned in Dunmanway, Co Cork. File  photograph: PA Wire

HSE reimbursed her for fictitious medicines that had never been dispensed to patients

Rachel Allen: “I am hugely honoured to be the Grand Marshal of the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade.”

Food and Ford to feature in celebration of city as place of community, culture, commerce

Gardaí identified and arrested a robber who held up a post office in Co Cork by tracking him for some 65km to his home in Co Limerick using CCTV footage, a court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gary Walsh (32) was arrested at his Co Limerick apartment following Blarney raid

Ross Outram (26) has been  charged with murder of Paddy Lyons (90) in Co Waterford last weekend.  Photograph:   Provision.

Ross Outram remanded in custody over death of farmer (90) at his home last weekend

 Garda forensics officers  search  for evidence at the home of murdered 90-year-old Paddy Lyons at Ballysaggart, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Young man arrested was well-known to gardaí and had cuts on his arm, say sources

Garda forensics searching for evidence at the home of Paddy Lyons at Ballysaggart, near Lismore. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

Man in 20s being questioned over death of 90-year-old in rural Co Waterford home

Gardaí search for evidence at Paddy Lyons’s home at Ballysaggart, near Lismore. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

Man in his 20s arrested in connection with the killing of 90-year-old in Ballysaggart

Paddy Lyons: A well-known figure on the roads around the village. Photograph: Provision

Local community alert activist says ‘that he was killed in his home will be a huge shock’

 Murder victim 90-year-old Paddy Lyons, discovered in his home at Ballysaggart near Lismore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Provision

Pensioner was found dead at farmhouse near Lismore in West Waterford

Garda forensics at the remote scene where an elderly man’s body was found in his home, near Lismore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

Retired farmer Paddy Lyons (90) found dead in suspicious circumstances at home near Lismore

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said he would honour the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil if he became Fine Gael leader. Photograph: Eric Luke

Party figures are considering expediting the process of electing Enda Kenny’s successor

The English Market: A survey of customers suggested the venue was overcrowded and trading had become sidelined to accommodate tour groups. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Tour operators must register large groups as numbers on rise since Queen’s 2011 visit

Leo Hickey: “I have no recollection of him.” File photograph: Provision

Abuse survivor from Cork boys school tells court of ‘quarter of a century blocking it out’

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar said he hoped   personal lives will not be issue in the party’s leadership race. Photograph:  Collins

‘I’m not going to make my personal life an issue and I hope others won’t do either’

Nicknamed ‘the last of the Mohicans’, the LÉ Aisling set the bar under its first captain, the ‘Sheriff’, Lieut Cdr Peadar McElhinney. Photograph Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ship was involved in some of the most dramatic events in Irish Naval history

The Flint Hills Gun Works of Manhattan, Kansas, whose weapons and munitions Michael Ryan attempted to export illegally to Cork and Mallow.

Garda intelligence role pivotal to conviction of Kansas gunrunner Michael Ryan

Nicole Ryan issued a stark message following evidence at Thursday’s inquest hearing into the death of her brother Alex.

Nicole Ryan says we need to wake up to danger of youth taking synthetic narcotics

The incident happened at the truck-parking area at the Amber filling station on the Dublin Road, Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Ludovit Pasztor died after being struck with bar during fight at truck stop in Co Cork

 Alex Ryan (18) from Millstreet, Co Cork

Alex Ryan (18) died in 2016 after taking hallucinogenic drug at Cork house party

Gardaí  at the scene of where a man was killed following a  dispute at a truck stop in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph:   Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Father of two dies after being hit in head with metal bar in row on Tuesday night in Fermoy

The Spraoi float coach at the Cork St Patrick’s festival parade in 2016. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Over 50,000 visitors expected for city’s parade which will be led by a fleet of cars made in Cork

File photograph of an Army bomb disposal team.

Devices were deemed viable and capable of serious injury had they gone off

Incident happened at  truck parking area attached to  rear of  Amber filling station on the Dublin Road in Fermoy. Photograph: Barry Roche/The Irish Times

Two Polish truck drivers have been arrested following incident in Fermoy Tuesday night

MP O’Sullivan’s tobacconist on Academy Street, Cork: the original family business of local man James O’Sullivan who has passed away at Marymount Hospice.

Tributes paid to director of wholesalers M&P O’Sullivan for role in commerce and charity

An Irish Coast Guard exercise: the Rescue 115 helicopter was tasked with airlifting the casualty. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Injured man was airlifted from boat 260km off coast to University Hospital Limerick

The project is located on the site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery on South Main Street

Cost rises stem from increase in size of centre to meet needs of the operator , says BAM

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