Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city

Cork has fought off the challenge of London and Liverpool to see its second street, Oliver Plunkett Street win a major award for the best street in th(...)

The merger of Cork city and county councils  was recommended by a majority of a local government review group set up by  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business organisations in Corkhave clashed amid deepening divisions over the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. The move was recommende(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cork City Council has decided to obtain legal advice on whether it can take an injunction to prevent Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly procee(...)

Last week the CBA, which represents around 250 small and medium-sized businesses in Cork city, came out strongly against the recommendation made by three of the five members of the group under the chairmanship of former Beamish & Crawford MD, Alf Smiddy (above).

A former president of the Cork Business Association (CBA) has come out against the association’s opposition to the proposed merger of Cork City Counci(...)

Cork City Hall: given that the city’s governance dates back to the 12th century, it would be an act of folly of historic proportions for the Smiddy committee to recommend amalgamation of the city and county. Photograph: Getty Images.

It is surely unprecedented in the history of this State that no less than 18 former mayors, from all shades of the political spectrum, would join toge(...)

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(...)

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 (...)