Carys Davies has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.  Photograph: The Frank O’Connor Award

Welsh writer Carys Davies has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her selection of short sto(...)

Councillors in Cork city are keen to maintain the integrity of a premises dating to 1730. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The opening of a Starbucks cafe at the historic Queen Anne House at the corner of Emmett Place/Opera Lane in Cork city centre has worried councillors.(...)

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others(...)

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(...)

File photograph of anti water-charges protest. The  People’s Convention  has claimed Cork City Council insulted the people of Cork by refusing to accept a petition opposing water charges signed by some 15,000 people. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge campaigners on Monday night claimed Cork City Council had insulted the people of Cork by refusing to accept a petition opposing wate(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel O’Flynn and his sons Gary and Kenneth O’Flynn have a mortgage debt of almost €117,000 on a buy-to- let property in Limerick, the court heard

Members of a well-known Cork political family were among the 126 repossession cases heard before the Limerick County Registrar’s Court yesterday. Form(...)

Councils across the State have reported busy days ahead of today’s deadline to register to vote in the forthcoming referendums. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A late surge in voter registration has taken place across the State on the last day on which people can register to vote in the upcoming referendums o(...)

Targets set under Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 mean that the private sector will supply three-quarters of the new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sou(...)