The big winners on the northside of Cork City are Sinn Féin who will gain a seat in Cork North East through newcomer Stephen Cunningham, who is vying with Workers’ Party veteran Cllr Ted Tynan to top the poll on about 20 per cent in the four-seater. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A recount and recheck in two Cork city wards have delayed the final result and the ultimate composition of the new 31 seat council, which looks set to(...)

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(...)

Gardaí in Cork noticed sterling cash moving in the area prior to the robbery. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 65-year-old financial adviser has been given a five-year suspended sentence for his part in the money laundering of about £275,000 of the £26(...)

Ted Cunningham has been given a five-year suspended sentence in relation to the money-laundering offence. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 65-year-old financial advisor has been given a five year suspended jail sentencing for his part in money laundering around STG£275,000 of the(...)

Ted Cunningham indicated this morning that he wanted to plead guilty to some of the offences. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A 65-year-old financial advisor has dramatically changed his plea to guilty on the fourth day of his trial for money laundering arising out of (...)

 Joan Sheehan photographed in her house in Dungarvan getting ready for christmas with the help of her grandchildren Elizabeth Gill  and Emily Gill.  Phototgraph: Mary Browne
The real spirit of Christmas

The mere hint of a notion of opening one’s home to a crowd at Christmas may fluster most of us, but some people have a born talent for creating Christ(...)

David Taylor from Kircubbin, Co Down, with the rare Viking silver ring he discovered on his brother in-law’s farm outside a special treasure trove inquest hearing at Belfast coroner’s court. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Northern Irish man who ignored his wife’s request to bin a dirty piece of metal he found in a field has been toasting his instincts after it was dec(...)

Ireland’s legal system continues to frustrate people in search of justice for abuse they suffered as children. Photograph: Reuters

Despite many years of breast-beating by this State over its role in aiding and abetting the abuse of women and children in residential institutions, I(...)

‘What do you love most?” I asked her. “Getting away from the kids,” she said. “I like coming over the hills near Castleisland, and seeing the Kerry mo(...)

 Pro-Life Campaign supporters in a protest outside the Dáil last year. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

If you think we’re having a debate on abortion at the moment, I’m afraid you’re mistaken. The Government hasn’t engaged in any sort of real debate sin(...)