Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “Everybody has to be very conscious of the great importance of these anniversaries . . . We need to be very dignified and very respectful.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Fein is currently examining how best to commemorate those who died in the First World War and deserve to be remembered for the sacrifice they mad(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is seen while canvassing with local candidate Mary Butler in Waterford on Thursday.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour are contesting the election with contradictory healthcare policies that cannot be delivered if they get back into government toge(...)

 Michael Micheál Martin: “Broadband is as critical as a motorway was a couple of years ago for economic development.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

As metaphors go, it was apt – the Fine Gael poster of a gimlet-eyed Enda Kenny urging people to “Let’s Keep the Recovery Going” gradually disappearing(...)

Sean O’Driscoll: “Broadband and digital technology will consign geographical disadvantages to history”

The digital age offers a huge opportunity for both Cork city and the county to overcome geographic disadvantage and compete internationally in a varie(...)

Vincent Morgain died in the Mercy University Hospital on September 15th, 2015, following injuries sustained in an assault five days earlier. Image: Google Streetview

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody for sentence after he pleaded guilty on Thursday to the manslaughter of a homeless man in Cork city las(...)

Colin Vearncombe performing in Edinburgh. File photograph: Getty Images

A ceremony filled with music and warm words provided a moving send-off for the international star known as Black in his adopted home of Schull, west C(...)

Colin Vearncombe had been driving from Schull to Cork Airport when the crash occurred on January 10th. Photograph: Gisli Snaer/PA

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday in Co Cork for singer-songwriter Black (53) who died in Cork University Hospital last month after being in(...)

Diarmuid Twomey, who went missing before Christmas. Photograph: Garda Press Office

The funeral will take place on Tuesday of a 31-year-old father of two whose body was found in a slurry pit on a farm in Co Cork just over a month afte(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: ‘It’s just ludicrous to suggest the Taoiseach isn’t entitled to comment publicly on the repercussions of a British withdrawal from Europe.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was fully entitled to comment on the repercussions of a British exit from the EU for Northern Ireland, according to Northern Ire(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to  the incident in which a man in his 20s died after he was hit by a car on the Naas Road in west Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
Three die in weekend crashes

Three people died in crashes over the weekend. A man in his 20s died after he was hit by a car on the Naas Road near Newlands Cross in west Dublin e(...)