There have been so many announcements in the past about rural broadband that Séamus Boland, chief executive of Irish Rural Link compared it to the dig(...)

About 1,000 houses lost power last night, mainly along the south coast. Photograph: ESB

Some 20,000 people are without electricity tonight due to adverse weather conditions in the south of the country.A statement from ESB Networks said th(...)

Patrick’s Bridge over the river Lee in Cork city. “These patterns of disadvantage have persisted for many years,” the report notes. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Cork city suffers from levels of deprivation higher than the national average, with much of the city’s north side suffering most, according to(...)

Photo of witnesses in the case of Sir Roger Casement. Gardaí are calling on members of the public to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event being organised at Cork City Hall on Friday. Photograph: www.garda.ie

Members of the public have been invited to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event at Cork City Hall on Friday.The Gar(...)

Historian Dr Brian P Murphy acknowledged  Ireland’s relationship with the United Kingdom had enjoyed positive advances in recent years thanks to the state visits to Ireland by the Queen Elizabeth II and to the UK by President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s improved relationship with the United Kingdom should not prohibit the state from according a pre-eminent position to the commemoration of th(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport Alan Kelly pictured on one of the new public bikes.

The €3 million roll out of public bike schemes in regional cities of Cork, Limerick and Galway will be such a success that the local authorities in ea(...)

The new chair of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Brassil, FF, a pharmacist and engineer from Ballyheigue - a married man with three children - has already declared his interest in running in the next general election for Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil councillor has been elected to the chair of Kerry County Council with support from Fine Gael in a historic election signalling the end o(...)

Labour Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Catherine Clancy is recovering following a car accident in the early hours of this morning in the Ballyphehane. Photograph: Labour Party

Labour Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Catherine Clancy is recovering following a car accident in the early hours of this morning. Cllr Clancy, who was been d(...)

John Condon, nephew of Private John Condon,  who is recorded as the youngest battle casualty of the First World War and was known as the Boy Soldier, at the unveiling of a monument to his uncle in Waterford today. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Waterford today honoured its war dead when it unveiled a specially commissioned memorial to the youngest recorded casualty on the Allied side in the f(...)

Full list of candidates Although Cork City Council was the only local authority area not to change in the constituency revision, this month’s loc(...)