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

The proposed expansion of Cork city as recommended by the Mackinnon report on local government reform in Cork is not a land grab, members of Cork City(...)

Fine Gael Cllr Des Cahill is the the third Lord Mayor of Cork to be elected under the D’Hondt system. Photograph: Sebastien Thomas/Getty Images

Fine Gael councillor Des Cahill has been elected as Lord Mayor of Cork replacing Sinn Féin’s Cllr Chris O’Leary. Cllr Cahill pledged to do his utmos(...)

Tony Backe lights a candle at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a vigil in Cork Wednesday evening for the victims of the  shooting. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a vigil in Cork Wednesday evening for the victims of the Orlando shooting. The vigil, which is being organ(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a shooting in Hollyhill in Cork on Sunday morning. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A 21-year-old woman who was shot in the neck while visiting a house in Cork city on Sunday has thanked the public for their support. Ciara Sheehan of(...)

Members of Cork City Council have voted to provide an emergency loan of €200,000 to save Cork Film Festival. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Members of Cork City Council voted on Monday to provide an emergency loan of €200,000 to save Cork Film Festival, after it emerged the festival was in(...)

A file image from September 2015 showing the remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a State funeral. Thomas Kent was one of the 16 men executed in 1916 following the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish patriot Thomas Kent believed a republic was morally superior to a monarchy, a 1916 Rising commemorative event in Cork was told on Saturday. Un(...)

Patrick de Witt is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Galway gears up for Cúirt 2016 Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda (...)

Adi Roche, who is being awarded the Freedom of Cork City, greets a teenager from the Chernobyl region of Belarus who visited Ireland through her Chernobyl Children International charity. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Peace campaigner and founder of the Chernoby Children International charity Adi Roche is to be conferred with the Freedom of Cork city. Councillors v(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)