President Michael D Higgins said it was an honour to  become a Freeman of a city of writers, poets, sports stars, patriots and composers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today recalled Cork’s great contributions to Irish politics, sport and culture over the past 100 years as he spoke (...)

The Somme battlefield. Some 350 men from Blackpool, Cork, fought in the Great War and 
some
about 69 of them never returned home
 and his research has revealed that there was not a single street in the area that did suffer some loss in the conflict
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Ireland’s involvement in the Great War is more complex than previously suggested and should be recognised approaching the centenary of the st(...)

Martyred lord mayor Terence MacSwiney: the exhibition features material from the revolutionary period in Cork from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in the city in 1913-14 up to the start of the Civil War

BARRY ROCHE An exhibition telling the story of Cork’s martyred lord mayors, Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney along with their successor, Dona(...)

The controversy arose when Fine Gael members of Cork City Council noticed that a brochure promoting Cork Rebel Week

The organisers of Cork’s main contribution to The Gathering have apologised after controversy flared up at Cork City Council over their use of the Cor(...)

Det Garda Jim Kearney told Cork District Court  about graffiti written on the plot where the lord mayors of Cork Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney are buried

A 52-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged with criminal damage by daubing graffiti on the graves of leading figures from(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh delivered the oration at the republican plot in St Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Sinn Féin councillor in Cork city has expressed his disgust at the “desecration” of graves and monuments of republican leaders in the city. (...)