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

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy is due to carry out a post-mortem examination this morning on the body of a 41-year-old prisoner stabbed to death in Cork Prison yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Victim was nearing the end of sentence for robbery when stabbed in kitchen row

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

Decision yet to be made on one merged authority or two redrawn authorities

Gardaí believe Johnson, who was from West Cork, was stabbed once in the chest with a shank of metal by his assailant after a row broke out.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Graham Johnson from West Cork was serving a 5-year sentence for robbery and larceny

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney paid tribute to the Naval Service for its professionalism in preparing the LE Eithne for such a major humanitarian mission in just five days. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Enda Kenny applauds Irish ‘humanitarian personality’ as ship leaves on aid mission

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned against complacency and urged voters to come out and vote ‘Yes’ in the marriage equality referendum after an opinion poll showed the proposal is likely to be passed. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Kenny says electorate must come out to vote despite polls suggesting Yes win

 Gardaí: wanted to know if Capt Herbert Woods’s widow, who was living in the UK, should be informed about the discovery of the bodies.

Historian discovers material suggesting State colluded with Church of Ireland over bodies

A horsedrawn hearse in Cobh at the commemoration of the sinking of the Lusitania. Photograph: Barry Roche

People of Cobh watch in silence as cortege followed the original 1915 funeral route

 Lusitania moored in the Mersey, England,  in 1911. Photograph: PA Wire

All wars have forgotten casualties, says Higgins in Cobh marking centenary of sinking

A general view of  Macroom in Co Cork. Former solicitor Mark Cronin is to go on trial for  nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pub and a solicitor’s office, in Macroom. Image: Google Maps.

Mark Cronin also charged with committing arson at building in Macroom in 2010

David Atkinson was fined €500 after he was convicted of assaulting Joe Duane in 2013

‘We urge all those who witness ill-treatment in care facilities to report it to the gardaí’

Defendant dismissed from job with Cope Foundation within 24 hours of conviction

A number of sports stars have appeared in a video pledging their support for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Cork hurler says ratification would offer reassurance to young gay people

RMS Lusitania:  Artefacts were recovered by Dungarvan diver Eoin McGarry in 2011

Artefacts from Cunard liner, sunk by German U-Boat in 1915, will go on display

A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car on the Cork side of Castlemartyr on the N25 at about 5.15am on Monday.

Man was returning to B&B after wedding – Gardaí appeal for witnesses

Donatellos fast food restaurant on Tower Street, Cork, was robbed on Friday. A man has been charged in connection with the incident. Photograph: Google maps

Accused denied bail after allegedly pointing air rifle at staff and demanding cash

Members of the Cobh re-enactment group at the Pageant on Blind Strand, west Cork, before the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat crewmembers re-enacted the trip from Barry Point to the sunken Lusitania 100 years ago. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Locals re-enact community response to sinking of the British ocean liner

Members of  SIPTU and NBRU unions at at Phibsboro Depot. Siptu said the drivers regretted any inconvenience caused to commuters but insisted the strike needed to go ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 150 buses out of commission in Cork as drivers picket Capwell garage

Irish Steel workers on their way into the plant on Haulbowline in Cork Harbour in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Work to turn former Irish Steel plant into green amenity due to start this later year

Michael Murphy (33) was sentenced to two years in jail and his co-accused, Garrett Hill (34) was sentenced to 12 months in jail for the two separate assaults on the same night in February 2014. File photograph: Collins Courts

Michael Murphy (33) gets two years and Garrett Hill (34) one year for separate assaults

Hundreds of thousands of bus passengers across the country face travel disruption as a result of the industrial action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Workers dismissive of Minister’s promise on job security under new dispensation

The Soho bar in Cork city where two women were assaulted in February 2014.

Michael Murphy and Garrett Hill convicted of assaulting the women outside Cork city bar

An Aer Arann ATR 72 with 50 crew and passengers on board had to fly into a weather cell  before approaching the runway after congealed sea salt obscured the windscreen. File photograph: Aer Arann

Aer Arann flight had to execute go-arounds through rain before being able to land safely

John Wilkins (59) has admitted posing as a gynaecologist, sexually assaulting a young woman and conning her into paying him €4,000 for treatment at a clinic in Switzerland. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sexually assaulted young woman and conned her into paying €4,000 at Swiss clinic

Father Francis Kelleher, who has been jailed for four years for hiring the Continuity IRA to issue death threats, pictured at Cork Circuit court. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Behaviour of hospital chaplain was appalling, says judge as he jails him for four years

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with an iron bar attack on a 38-year-old man which has left him in a critical but stable condition in a Cork hospital

Two accused made no application for bail and have been remanded in custody

The State had alleged Hugh Mockler, being the director of HM Yachts Ltd, did consent and connive with the company to knowingly or wilfully declare an incorrect VAT sum to the Revenue Commissioners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Hugh Mockler pleaded guilty to 15 charges over VAT returns between 2008 and 2010

 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gareth Noonan (38) admits reckless endangerment of Dixie Jebb in Mallow

Gardaí have arrested two men in relation to an assault in Cork, in which a man was attacked with an iron bar after apparently interrupting an attempted van theft. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man suffers broken arm, broken legs and broken fingers after interrupting attempted van theft

Nurses from Karen Buckley’s University of Limerick graduation year at the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Analeentha, Co Cork, following her funeral mass. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Fr Joe O’Keeffe said a young life being cut short violated people’s sense of order

A candle lit beside a portrait of Karen Buckley in the Hibernian Hotel,  Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hundreds queue in Mallow for removal of murdered nurse

Fr Joe O’Keefe and relatives of Karen Buckley arrive at Cork Airport from Glasgow with her remains.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hundreds expected at removal on Monday before funeral of nurse on Tuesday

A sample of the photos on exhibit at The Cobh Credit Union Lusitania Centenary Photographic Collection in Cobh, Co. Cork from Sunday 26 April 2015. The exhibition comprises of over sixty striking images, mostly taken in Cobh in the aftermath of the Lusitania tragedy. The A.H. Poole Lusitania collection was digitised from glass plates held in the National Library of Ireland and has never been seen collectively in the 100 years since the photographs were taken. For more see www.visitcorkcounty.com/Lusitania100Cork. Image courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Photographs show people coming ashore as part of event to mark centenary of the sinking

Health professionals say genetic screening technology can play a vital role in preventing miscarriages and the inheritance of debilitating genetic conditions. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Child is first reported case in world free of parents’ mucolipidosis gene after PGD process

Karen  Buckley’s body will be flown from Glasgow to Cork on Sunday and then brought by her family to the hillside farm where she grew up at Glynn in Mourneabbey.

Body of murdered student (24) expected to be brought back to Ireland from Scotland on Sunday

Karen Buckley’s remains will lie in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Mallow, Co Cork, from 4pm to 8pm on Monday. Photograph:  Karrie Gillett/PA

Delay for relatives a consequence of murder accused requesting second postmortem

Tributes left for Karen Buckley at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow last week. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Parents to travel to Glasgow to bring their murdered daughter home

John Calnan, who is no longer in ministry, was sentenced to three years in jail, with the final year suspended, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in West Cork in 1989. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Victim says school refused to believe her parents and warned them about complaint

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Men detained on Makayabella yacht off Cork coast after multi-agency operation

Garda Brendan Cahill told the court that investigators believed there was no excessive speed involved, but that the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Teenager wept as he listened to eight-year-old’s mother describe how her life has been devastated

When the remains of Karen Buckley are brought home, her funeral mass is expected to take place at the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha in Mourneabbeey.

Man accused of Irish student’s murder has exercised his right to a second autopsy

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

UCC historical conference marks 100th anniversary of incident in 1915

Police were puzzled as to why Karen Buckley (24) would have left the Sanctuary nightclub  without collecting her jacket. They have established she gave it to a friend.

Police established Buckley gave her jacket to a friend after a zip in dress broke

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn. Cork Circuit Criminal Court has heard impact statements from the three intended victims in O’Flynn’s hitman plot.    Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Court hears impact statements from three targets in ex-Fianna Fáil councillor’s plan

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

Gary O’Flynn (39) jailed for three years for soliciting to kill garda, Revenue official and accountant

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.

Cork County Mayor says people very keen to offer support to family of murdered student

Coroner for South Cork Frank O’Connell has  adjourned the inquest into the death of Olivia Dunlea (36) until Darren Murphy’s appeal against his  conviction for her murder is concluded. Mr O’Connell  listed it for review in January 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Deceased died of stab wound to the neck and smoke inhalation in fire, inquest hears

Coroner for South Cork, Frank O’Connell, said: “Clearly there is a great danger if people come in home late at night and decide to cook chips in a chip pan while under the influence of alcohol.” File photograph: Getty Images

Inquest hears 17-year-old died of carbon monoxide poisoning after chip pan fire

Dr Kevin Mulcahy of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork outside Cork  Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Doctor denied two counts of attacking teenage girl at his surgery

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Local rowers to replicate rescue efforts to commemorate 100th anniversary of tragedy

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