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.

Communities such as those living near Cork Harbour should be protected by legislation limiting the number of times planning applications can be made f(...)

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

Fianna Fáil would support a Fine Gael-led minority government in honouring any existing contracts with Irish Water in the event of a deal being done o(...)

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 Micheál Martin has said the issue of Irish Water must be addressed in advance of the formation of any government if it is to have a(...)

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

Waste management company Indaver has said it is confident that its €160 million hazardous waste incinerator planned for Ringaskiddy will have a “negli(...)

Proposed incinerator in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

A study of coastal erosion at the site of the planned €160 million incinerator in Cork Harbour has found that the proposed site will not be affected b(...)

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

Three fishermen were recovering in Kinsale, Co Cork, on Sunday night after they were rescued by the local RNLI lifeboat when their trawler hit rocks a(...)

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

There was surface water flooding in many of the low-lying areas of Cork city centre adjacent to the River Lee on Sunday morning after high tides, heav(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Data flow: High-speed broadband is the new necessity for modern living and working. It lets people live where they choose, work from home, run web businesses or use apps to farm more efficiently

Rural Ireland was last in the queue to get electricity in the 20th century. The government’s Rural Electrification Scheme started after the second Wor(...)

Helena O’Callaghan was brought before Cork Circuit Court yesterday, where she was asked to give an undertaking to vacate a near-finished house at Kilmoney Woods housing estate in Carrigaline (marked A), south of Cork city. Image: Google Maps

A woman has been jailed for contempt of court after she refused to give an undertaking to vacate a house in Co Cork in which she had been squatting fo(...)