Alan Kelly: set September 30th deadline for Cork local government review report. Photograph: Eric Luke

The chairman of an independent review group set up to recommend reform of local government structures in Cork has expressed satisfaction with the leve(...)

A view of Cork city’s skyline. Dr Aodh Quinlivan of UCC said the task set for the Smiddy Review Group to examine local government reform in Cork might require more time than the September deadline set by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty.

A review group set up to examine local government reform in Cork and whether Cork city should get a boundary extension may not have time to carry out(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly said it was important that both Cork city and county were not held back in terms of economic progress. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairman of a specially appointed independent review group to examine local government structures in Cork has pledged to consult widely with all (...)

 A German Nazi flag from the second World War at the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoighaire. “Ireland’s geographic position, small size and strategic interests would dictate that it could not be absolutist about its foreign policy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been much recent comment in relation to Ireland’s controversial neutrality during the second World War that suggests a diminishing ra(...)