Nassau House, a five-storey retail and office block with shops fronting on to Nassau Street and Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund

A substantial retail and office building in Dublin’s south city centre has been offered for sale privately to a number of leading development and inve(...)

A Big Mac. Fast food restaurant McDonald’s was denied permission to open until 3am in Temple Bar. Photograph: Getty

Fast food company McDonald’s has been refused permission to extend the opening hours at its Temple Bar outlet in Dublin to 3am every morning. Currentl(...)

From left, Mary Hickson of Cork Opera House, Julie Kelleher of the Everyman Palace Theatre, and Lorraine Maye of Cork Midsummer festival, at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mary Hickson, chief executive of Cork Opera House, has a powerful gut. Right now it is telling her that the future will be exciting, but it won’t b(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard novel psychoactive substances were distributed at a shop on Gresham Street between October 2013 and July 2014 in a substantial commercial operation taking in £50,000 a month. File photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire

Two men and a woman were given community service orders on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case over the sale of £400,000 worth of so-called legal highs i(...)

Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Jack Lynam, a double amputee who has been in Beaumont Hospital for the past 15 months, pictured with his wife Frances. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times 4:17

Jack Lynam (53), from Coolock, Dublin, had both legs amputated last year after he developed a rare blood disorder, Antiphospholipid syndrome. He had b(...)

A handout combo released by the Baltimore police department  shows (clockwise from top left) Ceasar Goodson, Garrett Miller and Edward Nero and William Portner, Brian Rice and Alicia White, the six  officers t charged in connection with the death in custody of Freddie Gray. EPA/Baltimore Police Department

The six suspended Baltimore police officers charged Friday in the death of Freddie Gray are a mix of veterans and recent recruits, of varying ranks an(...)

Nora Largy told Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday the case against Movie House Cinema Yorkgate Ltd regarding Flicks restaurant was being brought by the Belfast City Council environmental health and food safety department, and asked that the company be arraigned on the charges. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A leading Belfast cinema and former restaurant owner who once rejected suggestions his eatery was responsible for an outbreak of E.coli food poisoning(...)

Former city councillor Gary O’Flynn:    nine fraud offences which allegedly occurred in a period between 2008 and 2009. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

A former Fianna Fáil councillor who is facing nine fraud charges in relation to mortgages he worked on while operating as a financial consultant has b(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “There is a clear need to have an independent overview of local government structures in Cork.” Photograph: The Irish Times

A five-person committee has been given nine months to report to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly on proposals to extend the Cork city boundary (...)