Shona Heaslip competes in the  5,000m Women’s Final at the World Student  Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Shona Heaslip, from An Riocht AC, starred at the Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival to win the women’s 6km race at the Sport Ireland Nat(...)

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fears that Storm Brian might lead to flooding in Cork city and a number of county towns proved unfounded as high tide passed off in both the city and (...)

As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardai will be out in force early on Friday morning to crack down on speeding on Irish roads. National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise a(...)

Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

An ESB crew  works to restore services following damage by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emergency responders to Storm Ophelia are monitoring anticipated poor weather this weekend to see if it might set back efforts to restore water and po(...)

The mauve stinger: one of the two varieties of jellyfish responsible for the salmon kills.  File photograph: Franco Banfi/Getty Images

Swarms of stinger jellyfish have wiped out large stocks of salmon after invading four fish farms along the west coast of Ireland in recent weeks. It (...)

View approaching Whiddy Island with the Cahy Mountains in background.

Most Irish offshore islands are known for a distinctive feature, be it dramatic topography or archaeological remains. Whiddy Island (Oileán Faoide) ha(...)

A general view of High Street in Skibbereen where John Ustic (51) was found dead on Monday. Image: Google Maps.

Gardaí investigating a fatal assault on an Englishman in west Cork have renewed their appeal for anyone who may have assisted the man after he was fou(...)

Olive 	McCarthy pictured with her children Christopher (2), Anna (six months) and William (3), on Sherkin Island, off west Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ireland’s Islands is a continuing ‘Irish Times’ series on our offshore islands The births of six babies on Sherkin and Hare islands, off west Cork, i(...)

Gerard Sullivan at his dry dock, Bere island, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ger O’Sullivan’s family has lived on Bere island off the coast of west Cork for more generations than he can count – yet the businessman has to go to (...)