Taking flight: Mick Barry in action at Dublin Hill in 1984. Photograph: Denis McGarry
Modest monarch of Irish road bowling
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  • December 20, 2014, 01:00

Mick Barry, who has died aged 95, was the greatest player ever to compete in the minority sport of road bowling, a 17th century game introduced to Ire(...)

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 (...)

Protests took place in Bandon, Clonakily, Fermoy, Mallow and Youghal today in Co Cork.

Up to 20,000 people braved driving wind and rain to take to the streets of Cork as part of the national campaign against water charges organised by th(...)

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(...)

The European Commission has always been on the side of Ireland and will continue to stand by Ireland even now after it has exited the bailout programme, European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso said tonight

The European Commission has always been on the side of Ireland and will continue to stand by Ireland even now after it has exited the bailout progr(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Anti austerity campaigners plan to picket University College Cork this afternoon in protest over the university’s decision to award an honorary(...)

Cllr Mick Barry said part of the new party’s platform would be to get people to give it an electoral mandate to campaign against water charges when they were introduced this year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A left-wing political party has been launched to contest local elections under the banner of the Anti-Austerity Allianc(...)

Two serving members of Cork City Council were among a small group of anti-household tax protestors who were arrested when they refused to leave(...)