Judge Donagh McDonagh decided not to impose a prison sentence on James Lordan because he said the incident had occurred due to a momentary lapse of concentration. Photograph: Reuters

A learner drive whose friend sustained a brain injury in a crash avoided a jail sentence today. James Lordan (20) of Dunmanway, Co Cork pleaded guilty(...)

 Jeremy Irons: in the film ‘Trashed’ he explores the world’s most environmentally polluted places to reveal how rubbish affects our planet. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will take part in a discussion following a free screening of ground-breaking environmental documentary Trashed at Uni(...)

A man in his sixties has appeared before Cork District Court charged with damaging water meters and stealing keys from a van belonged to a water meter firm. File photograph

A man in his sixties has appeared before Cork District Court charged with damaging water meters and stealing keys from a van belonged to a water meter(...)

SIMS co-founder and CEO Dr. David Walsh says that World Health Organisation statistics for Ireland show that one in five people have fertility issues. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Twenty new jobs are to be created with the opening of a new fertility clinic in a suburb on the southside of Cork city. The recently opened SIMS IVF (...)

Three Garda Traffic Corps units, two fire brigades and three ambulances attended the crash site outside Ballyvourney village. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Three people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on the Cork-Killarney road outside Ballyvourney village.The accident happened on the N22 ju(...)

Judge Marian O’Leary granted an application by the Health Information and Quality Authority  in respect of Glanmire Residential Care Centre at Glynntown, Glanmire. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The HSE is to take over the running of a nursing home with 38 residents in Co Cork amid concerns about governance and staffing levels.Judge Marian O’(...)

Gardaí have viewed CCTV footage from the night in question. They have also interviewed members of the public who were at the fast food outlet when the attack occurred. The Spanish woman was left traumatised by the alleged incident.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions after a Spanish woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in the toilet of a fast food r(...)

Judge O’Connor dismissed the fines saying that Mr O’Connell was a “decent man” who was doing a small bit of business which lasted a few minutes. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Coroner who parked on a footway outside a premises he owned in order to bring some rubbish out to his car had a parking fine dismissed against him t(...)

With 50 per cent of boxes opened, Aindrias Moynihan (FF) was leading the poll with 1,704 votes this morning in Blarney Macroom. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With 50 per cent of boxes opened, Aindrias Moynihan (FF) was leading the poll with 1,704 votes this morning in Blarney Macroom. Des O’Grady (SF) was i(...)

Week-long festival also celebrates 50th anniversary of Ballymaloe House with a gala candlelit supper on Friday, followed by a special screening of Jean Luc Godard’s Le Mepris

The 25th Cork French Film Festival got under way yesterday with a gala screening of director Jacques Demy’s 1964 musical comed(...)