Eoghan Plunkett with his sister Siobhán and mother Mary Plunkett nee MacCarthy

Eoghan Plunkett is Republican royalty, if one can forgive the obvious contradiction in terms. His uncle was Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory of th(...)

Kris Collins pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing serious harm to Sherzad Ismail on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork in the early hours of September 7th, 2014. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for an unprovoked attack on a Kurdish-born Irish citizen which a judge said probably involved an ele(...)

 Matt Cooper: ‘Dubliners have a thing about themselves being the city folk and everyone else from around the country being bog-trotting cultchies.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I grew up by the waterworks, where the river divides in two, directly opposite the County Hall, right underneath what was known, charmingly, as the me(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry snapped at Senator Mary White, when interrupted:
“You’re an ignorant goat.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In recent years, budget night in the Dáil bar has been a rather dull and subdued affair.The place used to be heaving during Fianna Fáil’s heyday. It g(...)

Sitting pretty Kristalia’s BCN plastic stools can be used indoors and outside. Available in two sizes – medium, 44cm by 45cm by 78cm, and high, 4(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Lisa and Jessica McNamara of King’s Island Limerick, victims of the recent flooding. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The people of Cork hit by flooding last week deserve the best possible solution in the shortest possible time, President Michael D Higgins said today (...)

Analysis shows relatively small rises in tide levels can have huge effect on extent of flooding in Cork city centre. Photograph:  Ger McCarthy

A tidal barrier across Cork Harbour has been ruled out by experts drawing up a plan to prevent a repeat of last week’s flooding in Cork city centre.Ac(...)

Brian Hayes, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works: the Government will make up to €100 million available to carry out flood protection work for Cork, he said yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government will make up to €100 million available to carry out flood protection work for Cork with a possible starting date for the three-year pro(...)

Reg Collins dries out money after the shop safe in Pamela Scott’s was flooded, on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The morning after the night before and the trail of debris interspersed with sodden sandbags said all that needed to be said about how Cork city centr(...)

Residents behind sandbags at Poleberry, Waterford city. Photograph: Patrick Browne
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SOUTHEASTResidents and businesspeople along the southeast coast are hoping they are over the worst of the flooding which hit many areas badly on Monda(...)