Galway harbour. The first phase of the proposed €126 million port expansion into south Galway Bay involves reclamation of almost 27 hectares of foreshore and seabed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

State wildlife experts have “key outstanding concerns” about the implications of the Galway harbour expansion plan, an oral hearing has heard. (...)

The Greaney family:  Michael and Valerie with their daughters Michelle and Sarah

Michael Greaney (53) was deeply troubled about financial matters and was concerned that he would not be able to provide for his family after borrowin(...)

Simon Quilligan, who is in his forties and the father of 16 children, was among  five individuals arrested on Monday morning following an incident in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts.

Five people have appeared before Mallow District Court in Co Cork charged in connection with a two-hour standoff in which a garda received serious hea(...)

The charges include issuing or producing forged documents to the Revenue Commissioners. Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Three company directors have been charged with stealing over €80,000 from a Cork local development company and producing forged documents in relation(...)

Malachy Duggan with his two-year-old daughter Easkey with the trampoline that appeared in their back garden in Knocknacarra, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The storm which battered the west and south coasts reached category one hurricane status in Galway harbour early yesterday.Peak wind speeds of 73 knot(...)

The sea churns under the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head as a walker takes to the beach on Sandymount yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mop-up efforts after the devastation caused by storm-force and even hurricane-force winds and heavy rain were hampered yesterday by continuing poor we(...)

2012 Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham, England 14/3/2012Simon Coveney TD,  Minister for Agriculture, Food and the MarineMandatory Credit �INPHO/Dan Sheridan *** Local Caption ***

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney had a summons for speeding against him struck out yesterday after a judge said he was satisfied that Mr Coveney(...)

File photo of an Irish Naval Service ship. Photograph: Patrick Browne jnr

A sailor in the Naval Service charged with sexually assaulting a female colleague shed tears in court yesterday as the case against him was dismissed.(...)

A complainant has said in court her Irish Navy colleague slapped her on the bottom and the buttocks while she was working. She spoke of her outrage at the actions of her colleague. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A sailor in the Irish Navy yesterday denied sexually assaulting a female colleague, instead insisting he had engaged in general banter and horseplay w(...)

Rory and Monica O’Brien of Killicane, Mitchelstown, Co Cork appeared at Fermoy District Court yesterday on 31 summons each relating to the treatment of pigs on their farm.

A leading pig producer and his wife were yesterday charged with mistreatment and cruelty to pigs over a five month period at their farm in North Cork(...)