The seemingly unstoppable thirst for craft beer will be somewhat sated at the Irish Craft Beer Festival this week, which takes place at the RDS fro(...)

Gerard and Denis McCarthy and John O’Connell of West Cork Distillers. John says their individualistic approach towards working with partners has helped them in the US market. Photograph: Neil Danton

West Cork Distillers, which is based in the fishing village of Union Hall, was set up by former food scientist John O’Connell and cousins Gerard an(...)

Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)

Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork, where the search for a Barry Davis Ryan who went missing while coming to the aid of his girlfriend on Tuesday is continuing. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

Coastal communities along the west Cork shoreline are no strangers to tragedy. Search and rescue volunteers regularly step in to avert accidental drow(...)

Stephen Clarke (65) and Jonathan Scott (61) both died while diving at the wreck of German submarine U260 near the entrance to Glandore Harbour in West Cork on July 2nd 2014.

All recreational divers should comply with the rules of the Irish Underwater Council, a jury has recommended at the inquest into the deaths of two Bri(...)

Ian Bailey and Claire Wilkinson arriving at the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

An friend of Ian Bailey said members of a garda inquiry appointed to look into allegations of corruption in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder inves(...)

Five fishermen drowned after the “Tit Bonhomme” sank in January 2012. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Three medals for marine gallantry were handed out last night as a result of the Tit Bonhomme tragedy which occurred in January 2012 off the Cork coas(...)

20 piece Worcester dinner service, all signed Stinton, dated 1916

Auction Results Sunday (July 20th)  Hegarty’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Bandon, Co Cork. Auction of contents of Listarkin House, Union Hall(...)

20-piece Worcester dinner service, all signed Stinton, dated 1916 (€4,000-€6,000)

Next weekend, Hegarty Fine Art Auctioneers in Bandon hope to attract holidaymakers in west Cork to a sale on Sunday (July 20th) at 4pm. Auctioneer Te(...)

The inshore lifeboat service at Union Hall will be maintained on a 24-month trial basis, after which the RNLI will evaluate whether to establish a permanent station at the busy West Cork fishing port.  Photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

The RNLI is to establish a lifeboat base in the Cork harbour which was the scene of one of the country’s worst fishing tragedies of recent years when (...)