In recent years, young adult fiction has moved from the fantastical and the dystopian to an altogether more compelling and trickier terrain: real l(...)

Crew members and participants in Safe Haven Voyages on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, docked in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Before last Monday, Victor Springbok had never been on a boat. A week later, the 22-year-old knows how to steer a vessel through “wild Atlantic wat(...)

The man was found by gardaí carrying a loaded rifle after having crashed a stolen car. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man arrested with a loaded rifle by gardaí on the outskirts of Cork city on Wednesday afternoon is due to appear in court on Friday on f(...)

The man was arrested for firearms offences after he crashed a stolen jeep on Spring Hill in Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork city around 5pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a 27-year-old man for questioning after he was found with a loaded rifle walking through a residential area on the outski(...)

Eamon Ó Cuív: In July 2010 the island was officially handed over to Cork County Council on behalf of the Department of Justice by then minister for social protection. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Work is under way on a €5 million redevelopment of Spike Island off the coast of Cork. In July 2010 the island was officially handed over to Cork Co(...)

Educate Together says more than 250 children  are expecting to start their second-level education in the planned schools in Dublin and Cork next year. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The opening of four new Educate Together secondary schools, due in September 2016, is being “seriously disrupted” as the Department of Education has (...)

The four-year-old boy was trying to avoid being stung by a wasp when he was hit by the car. Photograph: Getty images

A four-year-old boy who was trying to avoid being stung by a wasp when he was struck by a car is recovering in hospital. The young boy was dragged 17 (...)

Charles Tyrrell’s studio

Charles Tyrrell  Recent paintings and drawings Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen ****   The galleries in Ui(...)

“Fine Gael has always stood for the rule of law, believing that with rights come responsibility - the solemn responsibility of all Irish men and women to respect and adhere to those same laws.” - Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael must never cease in challenging the propaganda that suggests violent protest is virtuous and effective, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzger(...)

John Caulfield’s Cork City side will play Derry away in the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Cork City’s reward for their cup win over St Patrick’s Athletic is a trip to the Brandywell in mid-September with Peter Hutton’s side now standing bet(...)