Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Thousands take part in the Anti-Water charges protest from Parnell Sq to Leinster House, Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group campaigning for the abolition of water charges will on Wednesday unveil a petition signed by over 13,000 people in Cork opposed to the payment(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on justice and equality Niall Collins TD says the referendum is about the fundamental issue of equality. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Sharp differences between delegates emerged during the ardfheis debate on the marriage equality referendum. Dublin delegate Peter Soden claimed Fiann(...)

The HSE had continued to make capitation payments to GPs in respect of these cardholders after their deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has recouped more than €3 million paid to doctors for taking care of people who were dead.But the HSE is due another €2 m(...)

 Cllr Chris O’Leary  of Sinn Fein: said he didn’t want to lock the doors  but health and safety issues had to be factored in. Photograph: Provision

Members of the public were locked out of City Hall in Cork on Monday night after councillors voted to hold their bi-monthly meeting in private.Water c(...)

 George Hook:  “It is vital that we keep alive the important traditions and festivals of our nation and I am delighted to partake in the unique celebration of our country’s patron saint.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Broadcaster and rugby pundit, George Hook has been chosen as grand marshal for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork, the city’s Lord Mayor, Mar(...)

Forefather of the information age, George Boole is to be honoured in Cork on Thursday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribution to mathematics and science

Forefather of the information age, George Boole was honoured in Cork on Wednesday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribu(...)

Cork City Council had to abandon its meeting on Monday night after  anti-water charge protester Diarmaid Ó Cadhla of the People’s Convention refused to leave the council chamber.

Cork City Council had to abandon its meeting on Monday night for the second time in a fortnight after an anti-water charge protester refused to leave (...)

Some ten members of the People’s Convention began the protest on Monday morning to highlight what they claim is the illegal removal of posters advertising an anti-water charge march later this month. Photograph: Barry Roche

Campaigners against water charges have begun a sit-in at Cork City Hall in protest over the council’s decision to remove posters advertising a march a(...)

 Patrick Street:  there will be plenty of debate about the  review of the Cork city boundary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The decision by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to order a review of the Cork city boundary has been greeted with widespread agreement that c(...)