A Cork priest has announced he is going to vote Yes in the marriage referendum. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Cork priest has announced that he plans to vote Yes in Friday’s marriage referendum, as he believes gay people are entitled to the same rights as ev(...)

Installation from Imagine Arts Festival

The organisers of one of the country’s innovative arts festivals have expressed dismay after the Arts Council announced that the festival was to recei(...)

Thousands take part in the Anti-Water charges protest from Parnell Sq to Leinster House, Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group campaigning for the abolition of water charges will on Wednesday unveil a petition signed by over 13,000 people in Cork opposed to the payment(...)

Five fishermen rescued after their Scottish registered fishing boat sank in heavy seas in the Celtic Sea are safe and well aboard an Irish trawler and are on their way to port in Co Cork.

Five fishermen rescued after their Scottish registered fishing boat sank in heavy seas in the Celtic Sea are safe and well aboard an Irish trawler and(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said keeping prisoners safe was “challenging both nationally and internationally”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is satisfied every effort is being made to keep prisons as safe as possible. She was speaking af(...)

Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said that a study carried out by her office found that there were no heroin-related deaths in Cork prior to 2004. Photograph: Thinkstock

  The vast majority of the 87 heroin-related deaths in Cork over the past decade were caused by users taking the opiate with other drugs s(...)

The farmhouse in west Limerick where the couple were found dead by burglars. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The bodies of a man and a woman found in a Co Limerick farmhouse had lain undiscovered for several weeks until the alert was raised by men who broke i(...)

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy is due to carry out a post-mortem examination this morning on the body of a 41-year-old prisoner stabbed to death in Cork Prison yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Alan Betson

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy is due to carry out a post-mortem examination this morning on the body of a 41-year-old prisoner stabbed to death i(...)

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to create a Metropolitan Cork with a population of around 250,000

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to cr(...)

Gardaí believe Johnson, who was from West Cork, was stabbed once in the chest with a shank of metal by his assailant after a row broke out.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 41-year-old man has died following a stabbing in Cork Prison on Saturday evening.Graham Johnson, who was serving a five year sentence for robbery an(...)