New regulations to make it safer for people cutting down trees have been recommened by an inquest jury in Cork.

New regulations to make it safer for people cutting down trees have been recommened by an inquest jury in Cork. It follows the death of a father of (...)

A child whose thighs were allegedly scarred because of thick elastic in a pair of baby pants, was on Tuesday awarded more than €17,000 damages against clothes company Ralph Lauren.

A 10-weeks-old child, whose thighs were allegedly scarred because of overly thick elastic in a pair of baby pants, was on Tuesday awarded more than €1(...)

Bus shelter almost submerged in floodwater in Mallow, Co Cork.  Photograph: David Morrissey

Civil Defence volunteers have been dispatched to help residents in a Midleton housing estate in east Cork after a local river burst its banks and trap(...)

Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork

The successful Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork along with strongly performing retail parks in Drogheda and Galway will be sold in a single lot on the i(...)

Reports of an increase in the number of seagulls coming inland to forage for food may be due to a new EU rules on the discarding of fish, the chairman of a fisherman’s group has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Reports of an increase in the number of seagulls coming inland to forage for food may be due to a new EU rules on the discarding of fish, the chairman(...)

Senator Denis O’Donovan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan called on the Seanad to address the “lack of societal respect” for law, order and authority in the State. He said(...)

Sen Denis O’Donovan: “The issue of a vacancy of a seat here is a matter for the Seanad.’’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A further attempt by Fianna Fáil to have Taoiseach Enda Kenny answer questions on the byelection controversy in the Seanad failed yesterday. De(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin  keep an eye on any announcements of future electoral intentions by the party’s Senators. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s TDs to decide over the summer if they are going to contest the next general election. He will (...)

 Denis O’Donovan:  “If a US citizen tries to get a work visa or go a step forward and obtain a residence permit or citizenship in Ireland, he or she has as good a chance as a resident of Mars. Let us be real.’’

The State should face up to the reality of seeking to regularise the position of undocumented Irish in the US while failing to give “one iota of a ch(...)

Senator Denis O’Donovan: said Stephen Donnelly had “the wisdom, good faith and trust to stand down from the committee, which has a particular agenda and motive’’.

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly was congratulated for resigning from the banking inquiry committee during renewed Seanad exchanges on the controversy(...)