Patrick’s Hill viewed from Patrick Street in  Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Some 18 former lords mayor of Cork have warned that the city will cease to function if it loses its powers to self-govern. The 18, from Fianna Fái(...)

Gardaí believe  a caravan fire in east Cork  may have started when the occupants were frying sausages. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating a caravan fire in east Cork that has left one man in a critical condition in hospital believe the fire may have started when the (...)

Former Labour MP Chris Mullin saidJeremy Corbyn, who is currently leading the contest, is a close friend of his but he very much doubted that he would be able to lead Labour back into power if he is chosen at the party’s leader. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

None of the candidates contesting the leadership of the British Labour Party is electable as prime minister and the party may be facing into a long pe(...)

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(...)

Military permits became a  requirement for  entering or leaving Limerick, and the Limerick Soviet of 1919 was set up in response.

The Limerick Soviet of 1919 became worldwide news because of the presence of an international press corps in the city to cover a transatlantic flight,(...)

It’s understood the man in critical condition suffered serious smoke inhalation from the blaze which completely destroyed the caravan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One man is in a critical condition in hospital while another is stable following a fire that destroyed a caravan in east Cork in the early hours of y(...)

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said  it was a serious and worrying offence. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

A man with a history of impulsive behaviour has been jailed for two years after he admitted shooting a customer in a north Cork pub because he thought(...)

The Port of Waterford is seeking a judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant the Port of Cork permission for a €100 million redevelopment of Ringaskiddy. Image: Port of Cork website.

The Port of Waterford is seeking a judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant the Port of Cork permission for a €100 million redevelop(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement in Ireland, photographed shortly before he died in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

As the State prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at the weekend, O’Donovan Rossa’s champio(...)

Paud O’Leary died after he was struck by a vehicle while he was out for a training cycle for the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP after they released without charge a 70 year-old man arrested for questioning about the death of a father-(...)