Extending Cork City Council’s boundary simply to include suburbs currently under the control of Cork County Council will do little to address the planning needs of the city over the next 50 years, a seminar on local government reform in Cork has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Extending Cork City Council’s boundary simply to include suburbs now under the control of Cork County Council will do little to address the city’s pla(...)

Comedian Dara Ó Briain and Crónán Ó Doibhlin,  Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC inspect a cpy of George Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’. The book centred on his famous theory of logic and probabilities and has heavily influenced mathematics for modern  computer systems. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Comedian and science aficionado Dara Ó Briain paid his respects to mathematician George Boole at the weekend when he visited University College Cork t(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, who held a meeting in Cork to gauge people’s thoughts on the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum. Fine Gael party sources report that the Government will focus on  ‘middle Ireland’ outside Dublin during the  referendum campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s campaign in the same-sex marriage referendum will target so-called middle Ireland voters outside Dublin who are seen as key to ensuring th(...)

Some 1,198 of the 1,959 passengers and crew aboard the Lusitania perished when she sank within 18 minutes of being struck by a torpedo from German submarine U20 off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7th 1915

The three bright flares looped in an arc over Cork Harbour, illuminating the glassy waters off Cobh as people of the town gathered to remember that da(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national interest”.. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national in(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, has called for the enactment of legislation to formally recognise Travellers’ ethnicity. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The enactment of legislation to formally recognise Travellers’ ethnicity would be a major step towards achieving equality and the equal valuing of Tra(...)

Cunard liner the RMS Lusitania. File photograph: PA Wire

A series of events is being organised in Co Cork over coming months to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7th, 1(...)

Anjem Choudary said the Charlie Hebdo magazine had “been inciting and provoking and poking and prodding the Muslim community”. Photograph: Tal Cohen/Reuters

Ireland is a legitimate target for attack because of its decision to allow American planes refuel at Shannon Airport on their way to bombing Muslim co(...)

File photo: INMO relations officer Patsy Doyle says that part of the problem stems from two wards closing at Cork Univeristy Hospital in April and August. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has expressed concern about the situation in Cork where some 36 patients were on hospital trollies i(...)

A 38 year old man in is a serious condition in hospital after being injured in a single vehicle car crash in North Cork in the early hours of the morning.

A 38 year old man in is a serious condition in hospital after being injured in a single vehicle car crash in North Cork in the early hours of the mor(...)