The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s call for immediate action on a range of issues including new legislation to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest and lethal foetal abnormality was raised in Stormont. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has called for “immediate action” on a range of issues including new legislation to allow abortion in cas(...)

Cllr Sean Martin outside Cork City Hall. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork City Council has avoided abolition by passing a budget at the second time of asking. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael steered through proposals despite (...)

Deirdre Somers: in the news this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, was in the news this week after the exchange held a press conference extolling its contr(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Padraig O’Sullivan was elected  in Cobh, Co  Cork.

A hard fought battle in west Cork concluded in losses for Fine Gael with gains for Sinn Féin and Independents after an epic count.The 14th count saw f(...)

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(...)

Undated handout photo issued by Wartski of a Third Imperial Faberge Easter Egg made for Russian royalty that was bought by a scrap metal dealer at a US bric-a-brac market, the egg is ultra-rare and worth around £20 million. P	hotograph: Wartski/PA

A scrap metal dealer who bought a golden egg at a US bric-a-brac market discovered it is an ultra-rare Faberge egg worth around $33 million (€(...)

British and Irish Lions baggage master  Rala O’Reilly with Donncha O'Callaghan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

‘Enjoy all of this, guys, because blink and it will be over’. It was the eve of the Grand Slam match against Wales in the Millennium Stadium. We were (...)

Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney

Sixteen parties have expressed an interest in investing in the luxury five-star Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney run by businessman Bill Cullen(...)