Before the reception in a marquee at The Castle in Castletownshend, Veronica and Neil climbed to a local Bronze Age fort for photographs.

Shortly after moving to Darwin in Australia to start a PhD (involving marine snails), marine scientist Veronica (33) from Leap, Co Cork, met local (...)

Jim Kennedy, owner of Jackson Way Properties. Photograph: Collins

A company of businessman Jim Kennedy has been refused an order that it be paid a €12.8 million arbitrator’s award made as compensation for land needed(...)

Businessman Jim Kennedy.

A company of businessman Jim Kennedy wants a court order directing it be immediately paid a €12.8m arbitrator’s award made to it in 2003 as compensati(...)

A file photograph of a group of children from Belarus arriving at Dublin airport to spend Christmas with Chernobyl Children International host families. Photograph: Eric Luke

The driver of a lorry bound for Belarus which was broken into in Kilkenny on Monday has described the robbery and damage to planned donations as “soul(...)

Impressive ball control from Viktor Kee

This is the last bank holiday weekend of the high festival season, and the last bank holiday weekend of my obsessive festival adventuring. Electric(...)

Hilary Fannin with Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking taking part in a twilight trip at Reen Pier, Union Hall. Photograph: Emma Jervis

The stretch of coastline from the fishing village of Union Hall, on the west side of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork, to Ring Head, overlooking Clonakilty(...)

A culture of impunity

The findings of the Mahon tribunal, which concluded - on the basis of probability - that corrupt payments were made by Frank Dunlop to four councillor(...)

Solicitors representing John Caldwell stated in a letter to the tribunal dated January 31st, 2002, that Mr Caldwell “had now and did previously have what amounts in his opinion to an indirect beneficial interest” in the lands.

The ownership structure of 108 acres in Carrickmines was “complex and was designed at all material times s to conceal the ultimate personal beneficial(...)

Businessman Jim Kennedy will have to take legal action to collect a €12.86 million land compensation payment, sources have indicated

Businessman Jim Kennedy will have to take legal action to collect a €12.86 million land compensation payment after the planning tribunal found he wa(...)

“The shortcomings of our processes for investigating corruption are all too obvious today following the release of this chapter and last week’s collapse of the corruption trial because of the illness of former lobbyist Frank Dunlop.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

The publication yesterday of the “missing chapter” from the planning tribunal’s final report represents the final act of an inquiry that started 16 ye(...)