Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly said it was important that both Cork city and county were not held back in terms of economic progress. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairman of a specially appointed independent review group to examine local government structures in Cork has pledged to consult widely with all (...)

A view of Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s controversial business plan to rejuvenate the town with a mandatory levy charge from ratepayers was voted in by councillors last ni(...)

A 30-year-old man is missing after a fire broke out in the funeral home he was working in this evening.

A 30-year-old man is missing after a fire broke out in the funeral home he was working in this evening. The man, a Lithuanian national, has not(...)

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 (...)

Dún Laoghaire. Local businesses remain divided last night ahead of the counting of votes on a new Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to revitalise the main street.

Dún Laoghaire businesses remain divided last night ahead of the counting of votes on a new Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to revitalise (...)

Some of the many shops that  have closed for business on George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Marks and Spencer closing isn’t the end of the world. It’s just another shop,” states Graham Mongey. Mongey is one of three family members who own JJ(...)

After a person applies to Linked Finance for a loan, details are posted on the company’s website. Individuals participate in the auction by bidding amounts of money they wish to offer and the interest rates they require.

A leading businessman in Cork has given his backing to crowdsourced funding as a means for small and medium-sized enterprises to obtain funding, follo(...)