Pity the poor bronze boy in Midleton. He’s being chased across the grass in the east Cork town by furious bronze geese, his shirt tail gripped forever(...)

Clontarf’s Tadhg Furlong in action for the club against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The IRFU today announced the return of semi-finals and final - Division 1A - to the Ulster Bank League club rugby landscape and also an extension in(...)

Despite the potential savings, just 37 per cent of consumers had checked to see if there was a better deal available for their home insurance over the last 12 months.

Canny consumers who shop around for house insurance can make annual savings of over €400 according to a survey published by the National Consumer Agen(...)

Edel Casey, mother of James Casey Butler (7) from Midleton, Co Cork, who died last year.  Photograph:  Collins

A six-year-old boy bravely tried to save his friend when he fell into a fast flowing river, an inquest heard.James Casey-Butler (6) tragically died ha(...)

Bishop William Crean said that the new reports showed that the Cloyne diocese had come a long way.  Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

A special policy to facilitate whistleblowers concerned about possible clerical child sexual abuse should be established by the Diocese of Cloyne as p(...)

James Gray: “I could have just stayed on my own and put a chicken in the oven, though I have something wrong with my fingers.” Photograph: Malcolm McNally/Irish Post

For the first time in nine Christmases, Irish octogenarian James Gray did not spend the festive period alone. The 85-year-old pensioner originally fro(...)

Winner of the Young Carer of the Year Award 2013  Niamh Duffy (13) from Middleton, Co Cork, who helps care for her brother Finn (11) with her parents Liam and Susan. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

Carers deserve better treatment by Government than the recent cuts to respite care, the withdrawal of medical cards and cuts to the telephone allowanc(...)

Judge O’Neill said there was a clear conflict between the evidence given by HSE inspectors and the creche owner and her staff

A judge has reserved his decision in the case of a Cork creche owner being prosecuted over eight alleged breaches of child care regulations including (...)

Hazel O’Mahony, owner of Tiny Tots Creche, Killeagh.

The owner of a Co Cork creche being prosecuted for alleged breaches of childcare provision regulations yesterday denied breaching guidelines on staffi(...)

Solicitor Frank Buttimer: said his client would be strongly contesting all alleged breaches of childcare regulations.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The HSE yesterday began a prosecution of a Co Cork creche owner over eight alleged breaches of childcare regulations, including it being insufficientl(...)