Louise O’Keeffe: successfully sued the State in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014 for failing to protect her from sexual abuse by principal Leo Hickey while a pupil at Dunderrow national school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins.

The State risks another challenge by a school sex abuse victim in the European Court of Human Rights because of the narrow way in which it is interpr(...)

A view of Cork city’s skyline. Dr Aodh Quinlivan of UCC said the task set for the Smiddy Review Group to examine local government reform in Cork might require more time than the September deadline set by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty.

A review group set up to examine local government reform in Cork and whether Cork city should get a boundary extension may not have time to carry out(...)

The LE Aoife  was launched in 1979 and has travelled over 600,000 nautical miles in the course of fish protection patrols and other missions.

Ireland is proceeding with the planned donation of the LE Aoife to Malta to assist in humanitarian work despite reports that members of the armed forc(...)

Cllr Chris O’Leary, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork City Council, and Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork County Council, had both sought the nomination to run in Cork South Central. Photograph: Provision

Sinn Féin is to hold a rescheduled selection convention to choose a candidate to run for the party in Cork South Central in the next general election (...)

Commander Liam Brett joined the Naval Service in 1946. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service Liam Brett has died. Commodore Brett played a pivotal role in the expansion of the service in the 197(...)

The LE Aoife in Dun Laoghaire. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has agreed to donate the recently decommissioned LE Aoife to the Maltese armed forces as part of an agreement reached between the two countrie(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, who successfully took a case against her employer NUIG on the grounds of gender discrimination. A meeting on gender and equality issues in higher education has heard how such cases are still rare.  File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Female academics remain very reluctant to bring cases over career progression or gender discrimination, often because they feel isolated, a leading tr(...)

Gary O’Flynn is charged with three counts of making gain or causing loss by deception to Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been further remanded on bail in connection with nine alleged fraud offences relating to his obtaining of mortgage(...)

Extending Cork City Council’s boundary simply to include suburbs currently under the control of Cork County Council will do little to address the planning needs of the city over the next 50 years, a seminar on local government reform in Cork has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Extending Cork City Council’s boundary simply to include suburbs now under the control of Cork County Council will do little to address the city’s pla(...)

A woman is in a critical condition and four others, including a four-year-old boy, are in a serious condition following a five vehicle collision on the Cork to Mallow Road.

A woman is in a critical condition and four others, including a four-year-old boy, are in a serious condition following a five vehicle collision on th(...)