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(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Mr Kelly’s housing strategy will rely on the private sector to help solve the housing crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Finally we are beginning to see some real detail as to how Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly intends tackling the national housing crisis. And w(...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn has been jailed for three years for to soliciting to murder three people. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been jailed for three years for soliciting someone to kill a garda, a Revenue official and an accountant whom h(...)

The tragedy of Karen Buckley’s disappearance and murder in Glasgow has touched people in her native Cork so much that the books of condolences are being opened in towns across the county.

The tragedy of Karen Buckley’s disappearance and murder in Glasgow has touched people in her native Co Cork so much that books of condolences are bei(...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn, who pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial advisor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been remanded for sentence after he pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial ad(...)