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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Senior members of the Cork Irish Farmers Association are opposed to the proposed boundary extension of Cork city. Pictured are (from left to - right) Corney Buckley, West Cork IFA county chairman; Harold Kingston, Cork Central IFA county chairman; and Billy Cotter, North Cork IFA county chairman. Photograph:  Robert Bateman

The Irish Farmers Association has criticised a proposal to allow Cork city expand into the county. It says the move would have a detrimental impact o(...)

David Kitt. “I knew if I played well I would have a good chance around here. It’s not too long a course for me,” said the 17-year-old schoolboy.  Photograph: Pat Cashman

Former Boys internationals Marc Norton and Jamie Fletcher could meet in the final of the AIG Irish Amateur Close today, but the romantics might not be(...)

The lord mayor of Cork city, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, has written an open letter to some 100,000 people who currently live in the county council area but would be incorporated into an expanded city region.

A row over the proposed expansion of Cork city into surrounding county areas has escalated, with the mayors of the affected local authorities clashing(...)

Michal Kurek, a Polish murder victim whose body was found earier this month in north Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A man stabbed dozens of times in a fatal frenzied knife attack before being dumped by the roadside was homeless, the Garda has said. His killing rema(...)

A map of the Cork City Council area with areas (in yellow) which Cork County Council proposed to transfer.

Cork City Council has voted unanimously to reject an offer by Cork County Council to take over a portion of its land that would lead to the urban loca(...)

A map of the Cork City Council area with areas(in yellow) which it is proposed would  transfer into it from Cork County Council’s territory.

The Cork City Council area could be set to almost double in size after Cork County Council offered to hand over responsibility for a number of surroun(...)