According to county council sources, the letter from Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy suggests that there is room for negotiation on the Mackinnon report on the Cork city boundary extension. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hopes of finding a resolution to the controversial Cork city boundary extension dispute have received a boost following a letter from Minister for Loc(...)

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Photograph: Irish Times graphics

The proposed expansion of Cork city could have as devastating effect on rural communities in Co Cork as Brexit could have on the Irish economy, Michae(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

 Delegates attending the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis had to choose between the Halloween “scare house” on Simmonscourt Road or the “Ireland for All” hot-air house on Merrion Road. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The billboard on the corner wasn’t helpful, confusing visitors before they even set foot inside the door. Pitched on a main junction between neighbour(...)

Eoghan Murphy said he expects the issue of local government reform in Cork to be finalised within weeks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has defended his department officials over their handling of proposed local governme(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor  Bob Ryan in Matey, Co Cork, the proposed new boundary of Cork city currently 17km from the city. Photograph: Provision

The hurlers’ strike in 2006 and Roy Keane in Saipan – Cork doesn’t often do splits but when it does it does them royally. A row over a proposed expans(...)

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Irish Times graphics

The Government should hold a referendum in Cork to allow people living in the county decide whether they want to become part of the city under local g(...)

Projects located mainly in Dublin and Cork but also in east coast and midland commuter counties have the potential to deliver 69,240 new homes. File photograph: Getty Images

Friday is the deadline by which 15 local authorities must submit their applications to central government for special infrastructure funding for 34 ho(...)

The three men’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have begun an investigation after three men were attacked and stabbed during a row in a housing estate in Ballincollig in Co Cork on Tuesday ni(...)

A graphic showing the different options and proposals for a land transfer to Cork City Council. Graphic: Irish Times Studio

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork County Council is to submit a boundary extension plan to Cork City Council which will allow people ac(...)