Fr Peter McVerry said that hitherto, the issue of homelessness was not a major issue for the main political parties as they didn’t see the homeless as voters. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Putting right in Constitution would solve homelessness over time, says campaigner

Fr Peter McVerry said he saw the award as an acknowledgement that homelessness remains a hugely important issue in Irish society. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner honoured in Cork for ‘fearless’ refusal to keep homeless issue ‘out of sight’

The Makayabella after her seizure by Irish Naval service.

Makayabella at centre of €290 million drugs seizure

Kerry cyclist Paud O’Leary who died after he was struck by a car in 2012.

Pensioner questioned over 2012 collision in Co Kerry in which Paud O’Leary was killed

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Up to 20 potential buyers have viewed the ‘Makayabella’, says auctioneer Dominic Daly

An artist’s impression of the proposed redevelopment of the Capitol Cinema site in Cork city.

Simon Coveney welcomes planning decision for project on city’s Grand Parade

Det Garda Colin Greenway told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Philip Kelly (26) hid in the ladies toilet of McDonald’s on Patrick Street in Cork for some time before sexually assaulting a woman. Image: Google Maps.

Accused (26), given three year sentence, waited in cubicle for some time before attack occurred

Unsuccessful general election candidate Diarmuid Ó Cadhla has failed in his appeal against conviction for failing to file a list of donations with the Standards in Public Office Commission.

Diarmuid Ó Cadhla did not file returns as he believed legislation was discriminatory

Since January of this year, EU regulations have made it illegal to discharge or return pelagic fish such as herring, mackerel or horse mackerel to the sea after they are caught.

Cork court orders confiscation of catch and fishing gear worth more than €400,000

A former Christian Brother and teacher has been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys in a Cork school in the 1970s and 1980s.

Edward Bryan (62) pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting boys while he was a teacher

Heroin addict with 101 previous connvictions also also attacked 17-year-old on same night

Garda Sgt Dave Haughney who was assaulted when he and a colleague made a routine traffic stop in Cork in 2014. Photograph: Provision

Judge condemns appalling violence as he sentences Luke Quilligan to four years

A child sex abuse victim has told Cork Circuit Criminal Court  that he felt he was being assaulted all over again due to a statement by his abuser. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patrick Bassett (80) told garda he could not remember boy he sexually assaulted in Cork

Customs find €40,000 worth of cocaine in suitcase of passenger on flight from Faro

Eric Stanton,  who died  in Glanmire, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

Coroner wants warning signs erected near Glashaboy River following fatal incident

Gardaí have charged 20 people  in connection with the alleged  deliberate staging of  crashes in Cork city and county.

Nine men and eleven women charged after inquiry into deliberate staging of crashes

Perry Wharrie received the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state when he was jailed for his part in the €440 million cocaine smuggling operation at West Cork in 2007. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Trial judge may have erred in principle in imposing 30-year term, says appeal court

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Perry Wharrie to learn today if he has been successful in having 30 years term reduced

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in New York in January 1911. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Fenian leader’s ceremony was attempt to stir national consciousness, conference hears

Prof Des MacHale: “George Boole’s life reveals that there is an innate simplicity and humanity in genius.”

Account of discussions on possible precursor to computer part of display at Boole Library

Fearghal Beamish from Clonakilty suffered fatal injuries while working in the yard of Clona Dairy Products. Photograph: Facebook

Gardaí and HSA continuing with separate investigations into Fearghal Beamish’s death

Man (26) arrested in Charleville on Thursday over incident which occurred on July 5th

File image of a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer receiving treatment. Pub owners or bar staff are being nominated to sing a song for customers as part of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s  Raise the Bar for CF campaign. File photograph: Getty Images

CF Ireland hopes bar staff will participate in Raise the Bar campaign to help raise €65,000

A German tourist has been killed in a road traffic crash involving a car and a motorbike in west Cork

German tourist was holidaying in Ireland before west Cork collision

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: the little boy underwent emergency treatment at CUH but was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin, where he was treated in the intensive care unit. Photograph:  David Sleator

Prayers said at Masses for Ronan Kennedy (3) from Templederry, Co Tipperary

Subcontractor Paulus Zalimas told the court he saw Brian Gould put his hands into boxes and break the meters by removing the automated meter readers attached to each meter

Activist also ordered to pay compensation and bound to the peace for two years

Gardaí and the HSA have begun separate investigations after the death of a man at a dairy in Co Cork.

Gardaí and HSA start separate investigations after workplace fatality in Clonakilty

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said the Greek prime minister had taken “a gamble” on the referendum in the hopes that it would enhance his negotiating position. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Phil Hogan says there should be sufficient support among Greek MPs for the new deal

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan

Family pay tribute to all who helped in the search to recover his remains from the sea

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

Barry Davis-Ryan died while trying to save his girlfriend from drowning

James (15) and Chris Mintern (21), the winners of the wetsuited and nonwetsuited categories at the Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim. Photograph: Barry Roche

Young triathletes Chris and James Mintern come out on top in 2km river swim

Gardaí investigating the death of Peter Murphy in north Cork earlier this year are to prepare a file for the DPP. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP on the killing of Peter Murphy at Shanavoher

Search and recovery operation in Baltimore, West Cork for the body of missing Barry Davis Ryan. Photograph: Emma Jervis

Divers ‘overwhelmed’ with response for help in search for Barry Davis Ryan

Detectives to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing one man without charge

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, died in New York in 1915. File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Fenian’s influence on Irish nationalism will be discussed at free event in Rosscarbery

Detectives believe the death in February of Peter Murphy at his rented home at Shanavoher in Bweeng, some 10km from Mallow, may have been drugs-related. Photograph: Google Street View

Detectives believe death in February of Peter Murphy (36) in Bweeng was drugs-related

Two men have been remanded in custody over an attack with an iron bar which left a man in hospital for more than a month.

Gardaí charge men in their 20s with more serious offences over April 28th incident

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

Up to 40 divers expected to aid search for Barry Davis Ryan in west Cork

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city. The Minister for Transport has declined to commit to the €850m estimated cost for an upgrade of the route linking Limerick and Cork.

Minister says N20 motorway project in competition with other roads for funds

Sisters Fiona and Aileen Evans checking out a fishy friend ahead of SeaFest, Ireland’s first national maritime festival. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Hurricane simulation and cookery demonstrations on offer in Seafest

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

Bishop says role of priests in offering solace created positive image of clergy

Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Appeal for rescue divers to join west Cork search for Barry Davis Ryan

Capt Frederick Parslow  perished when his merchant ship, Anglo-Californian, was shelled by a German U-39 submarine off the south coast of Ireland in 1915.

Capt Frederick Parslow died while trying to evade U-boat off Cork coast in 1915

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa near the end of his life. He died  in Staten Island in New York in 1915.   Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Artist Robert Ballagh to unveil new print of Pearse’s oration at Fenian’s funeral

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been urged to hold an investigation into why the HSE allowed over € 2 million raised by a charity to be invested in a new purpose built isolation unit for cystic fibrosis (CF) sufferers at Cork University Hospital when it didn’t have the staff to run the centre.

Joe Browne said Build4Life charity was assured new CF unit would open in March

 Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

Cork auctioneer Dominic Daly expects ‘Makayabella’ to fetch around €100,000

Niamh O’Connor (20), who was drowned off Baltimore, Co Cork, and who will be buried in Kilcully in Cork on Saturday.

Search to continue off Beacon Point for young man still missing after tragedy

Barry Davis Ryan went missing after going to the aid of his girlfriend, Niamh O’Connor when she fell or was swept into the sea near Beacon Point outside Baltimore on Tuesday. Photograph: Provision

Underwater operation to be called off over weekend due to strong winds

Barry Davis Ryan (20) is still missing after he was swept out to sea in Baltimore, west Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Provision

Divers hope to resume search off Baltimore after expected bad weather front passes

The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry will also appear at Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

CityJet has confirmed plans to operate 18 flights a week between Cork and London City Airport from October.

Dublin headquartered airline says it sees potential in greater Munster region

Barry Davis Ryan (20) is still missing after he was swept out to sea in Baltimore, west Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Provision

Barry Davis Ryan was one of three people who were swept out in west Cork on Tuesday

Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Arthur Ryan’s son drowned in Cork tragedy while his grandson remains missing at sea

Barry Davis Ryan (left) who is missing feared drowned off the coast of West Cork and Barry Ryan senior, who drowned in the same incident on Tuesday. Photographs: Provison

Barry Davis Ryan’s girlfriend and father drowned on Tuesday evening in same incident

Ships in Cork Harbour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ten T - Connecting Europe funds will assist planned redevelopment of Ringaskiddy

The area off Beacon Road, Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Google Maps

Man and woman drown after being swept into the sea by waves near Baltimore

An Aer Lingus plane. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two Aer Lingus planes and one Ryanair redirected to Shannon because of conditions

Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

Investigators to be allowed back in Ireland to interview up to 30 witnesses in murder case

Jack O’Rourke:  “It wasn’t a  conscious decision  to write a coming-out song . . . but Silence did seem resonate with a lot of people, both men and women”

Jack O’Rourke’s song ‘Silence’ became a campaign anthem in the marriage equality referendum

“I have observed a palpable air of dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and leadership of Fianna Fáil”

Alan Coleman says Fianna Fáil lacks direction and needs strong leadership

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The hurler, who won six All-Ireland titles, was remembered as ‘the special one’

Dr Padmini Turlapati at the   30th anniversary commemoration of the Air India bombing  at the Flight 182 Memorial, Ahakista, West Cork, June 23rd, 2015. Dr Turlapati lost  two sons, Sanjay (14) and Deepak (11), in the terrorist attack. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mother who lost two sons says Indian government ignored warnings of terrorist attack

Saroj Gaur lays candles at the Flight 182 memorial in Bantry Bay, after the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Air India disaster in which her father died. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Service to mark 30th anniversary of terrorist attack that killed 329 held in Ahakista

Recovery operations following the Air India bombing off the coast of Cork. A memorial service will today mark the 30th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Memorial service will mark 30th anniversary of terrorist attack that killed 329 people

Sinn Féin sources said a blog called ‘An Rebel Óg’, which criticised Cork East TD Sandra McLellan and the party generally, was included in the review.

Party not saying why Cllr Kieran McCarthy expelled and Cllr Melissa Mullane suspended

Thomas Kent: was executed by firing squad on May 9th, 1916 after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Thomas Kent was only one of two executed outside of Dublin for part in Easter Week

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD to give annual Michael Collins oration.

Fitgerald to join a select group of women politicians to speak at Beal na Blath

Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle on Sunday agreed to expel Cork county councillor Kieran McCarthy (above) and suspend Melissa Mullane, also a Cork county councillor. Photograph: Sinn Féin

Party not saying why Cllr Kieran McCarthy expelled and Cllr Melissa Mullane suspended

Under the redevlopment plan, the 39-year-old stadium in Blackrock, Cork, will be extensively redesigned with capacity being increased from its current level of 43,000 to 45,000 with two new stands

Stadium work continues as nearby Live in Marquee concerts set to top 100,000 fans

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called on the new owners of Clerys to behave with decency to staff and concession workers who have lost their jobs after the closure of the store. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Developments at Dublin store the ‘lowest level’ of financial capitalism, Burton says

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has defended her decision to proceed with social welfare reforms as essential to helping lone parents get out of the poverty trap. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Tánaiste says highly criticised move will help people get back to employment or education

Dumping pelagic fish  such as mackerel herring and  horse mackerel at sea has been banned in the EU since January

Jury finds skipper had equipment on board capable of dumping small fish overboard

Judge Sean Ó Donnabhain said Martin Doyle had shown “mindless reckless disregard” for the wellbeing of his 84-year-old  neighbour when he broke into his house on Blarney Street in Cork and set it alight on October 15th, 2014.  File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Martin Doyle (24) showed ‘mindless reckless disregard’ when he set neighbour’s home alight

A victim of the Air India bombing which killed 329 people on June 23rd, 1985,  is removed from Cork Airport on a stretcher.

Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar who lost relatives in Cork disaster will attend event

Kris Collins pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing serious harm to Sherzad Ismail on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork in the early hours of September 7th, 2014. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Judge says probable racist element to attack when sentencing Kris Collins

Flowers at St Marys College in Rathmines, Dublin, where late UCD student Niccolai Schuster had previously  studied.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

UCD mourns students Eimear Walsh, Lorcán Miller and Niccolai Schuster

Patrick O’Donovan pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine for sale or supply at Tramore Road, Togher, on March 23rd, 2006, at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. He received an 11-year sentence with the last four suspended. File photograph: Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images/The Image Bank

35-year-old sentenced to 11 years after extradition back to Ireland having fled to Spain

Ireland has been minting coppers at three times the rate of the EU average but there is a consistent shortage of them across the country.

National Payments Plan recommends nationwide roll out for ‘rounding’ system

Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel O’Flynn has criticised party leader Micheál Martin and said the party is cannibalising itself rather than gaining support under his leadership. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Noel O’Flynn says party losing not gaining support under man who should have been ‘interim’ leader

Roches Point, Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

Decision by An Bord Pleanála will 'future-proof' Cork as international gateway

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.

Inquest hears men ascended too quickly while diving at World War II submarine

A monument commemorating three Irish patriots, including Michael Collins (above), is to be unveiled next month in the West Cork parish of Rosscarbery. File photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

O’Donovan Rossa, Michael Collins and Tom Barry all linked to Co Cork community

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

People’s Convention sought to hand in 15,000-name petition at Cork City Hall

Averil Power said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is “a leader without any followers”. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil leader says Power’s resignation related to refusal to allow her run as sole candidate

The attack happened about 2am on Saturday morning when the car was petrol bombed outside the officer’s home in a housing estate in Tower near Blarney.

Prison officer’s car destroyed in petrol bombed outside their home in Co Cork

In the courtyard at Dublin Castle, the Central Results Centre, during the results of the Referendum on Marriage Equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Referendum saw political awakening of an energetic generation, says Cork campaigner

Detectives arrested a suspect at Cork Prison at 9am on Friday and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning over a fatal assault on father-of-three Graham Johnson. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Detectives arrested man for questioning over stabbing of Graham Johnson at Cork Prison

Boy was injured when part of a horsebox fell on him on a farm in west Cork.

Boy was taken by helicopter to Cork University Hospital after being hit on head

Director of elections Simon Coveney: “People recognised that Ireland needed to change.” Photograph: EPA

Civil society groups and individual testimonies deserve much of the credit for Yes win

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mirian Daegli and Diego Cerbo. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Personal stories of gay people hugely important in campaign says Fianna Fáil leader

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

Star says he was blessed to be born in Cork and has always been proud of native city

Detectives arrested the suspect at Cork Prison and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning about the fatal assault on Graham Johnson, a father of three. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Detectives quiz 30-year-old man over fatal stabbing in prison kitchen last weekend

Newly-married couple Anne Fox (nee Cole) and Vincent Fox cast their votes in Dublin in  the referendum on their wedding day. Photograph: Getty

Most people with jobs set to vote in same-sex marriage and presidential referendums between 7pm and 10pm

A Cork priest has announced he is going to vote Yes in the marriage referendum. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fr Tim Hazelwood says he believes gay people deserve the same rights as everyone else

Installation from Imagine Arts Festival

Funding lends legitimacy to efforts of volunteers who run festival, says chairperson

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

People’s Convention says the petition shows widespread opposition to water charges

Five fishermen rescued after their Scottish registered fishing boat sank in heavy seas in the Celtic Sea are safe and well aboard an Irish trawler and are on their way to port in Co Cork.

Scottish fishing boat sank quickly in heavy seas some 90 miles south of Mizen Head

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said keeping prisoners safe was “challenging both nationally and internationally”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice was speaking following fatal stabbing in Cork Prison over the weekend

Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said that a study carried out by her office found that there were no heroin-related deaths in Cork prior to 2004. Photograph: Thinkstock

Meeting hears 87 people have died from opiate-related deaths in city since 2004

The farmhouse in west Limerick where the couple were found dead by burglars. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Criminal gang knew they would have left forensic evidence and been implicated

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