Health professionals say genetic screening technology can play a vital role in preventing miscarriages and the inheritance of debilitating genetic conditions. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

An Irish newborn has become the first reported case in the world of a baby born free of an extremely rare fatal condition despite both of her parents (...)

John Calnan, who is no longer in ministry, was sentenced to three years in jail, with the final year suspended, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in West Cork in 1989. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

A 76-year-old retired priest who sexually abused a seven-year-old girl while hearing her first confession has been jailed for two years.John Calnan, w(...)

Garda Brendan Cahill told the court that investigators believed there was no excessive speed involved, but that the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A teenager has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of an eight-year-old girl (...)

When the remains of Karen Buckley are brought home, her funeral mass is expected to take place at the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha in Mourneabbeey.

The family of murdered Irish student, Karen Buckley are hoping to receive confirmation this weekend that they can travel to Glasgow to collect her bod(...)

Coroner for South Cork, Frank O’Connell, said: “Clearly there is a great danger if people come in home late at night and decide to cook chips in a chip pan while under the influence of alcohol.” File photograph: Getty Images

A coroner has issued a warning over the dangers of people cooking in chip pans late at night while under the influence of alcohol following the death (...)

Dr Kevin Mulcahy of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork outside Cork  Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a Cork doctor charged with sexually assaulting a teenage patient at his surgery almost 20 years ag(...)

Gardaí arrested a man for questioning following a €500,000 drugs seizure in a remote part of Co Cork yesterday evening.Officers arrested the Polish(...)

Fraudsters who staged a crash to collect an insurance payout had to get one of the cars to smash into the other vehicle a second time after the first(...)

Anti-water charge protesters march through Cork city centre on Saturday.

An estimated 1,200 anti-water charge campaigners in Cork have heard Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins call on the anti-water charge movement to run ca(...)

The strategy  envisages the upgrade of a number of junctions, the provision of new footpaths and cycle lanes. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Cork City Council has begun consultations with interested parties over a series of traffic measures, including banning private cars from St Patrick’s (...)