Cork Constitution’s Niall Kenneally and team-mates celebrate the Division 1A final victory over Clontarf at the Aviva. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last weekend Cork Constitution retained the Cork Charity Cup – one of four trophies they won in a remarkable 2016-2017 season. They also triumphed in(...)

Ireland has developed chip manufacturing skills and knowledge and this can be used in the development of solar photo voltaic (PV) systems
The shape of things to come

No single technology will provide the solution to Ireland’s future energy needs. Nor will any existing technology or combination of them. Energy sourc(...)

Cork: If the city has any ambition to develop as a metropolitan scale city-region of European significance, it urgently needs new governance structures to reflect those aspirations. Photograph: Getty

The Government is soon set to make two critical, once-in-a-generation, decisions about the future of Cork. The outcome of these dual major public poli(...)

The recent surge in corporation tax from foreign companies corresponds to €1,500 for every household in the country. Photograph: Getty Images

Next year should see Ireland have a balanced government budget for the first time in a decade. The huge deficit between government income and spending(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Empathy levels and emotional intelligence are not being properly assessed under the Health Professions Admission Test (Hpat) which was introduced to make medical school more accessible to aspiring doctors. Image: Getty.

Empathy levels and emotional intelligence are not being properly assessed under the Health Professions Admission Test (Hpat) which was introduced to m(...)

Ian Bailey launching his book of poetry in the Hot Press tent at Electric Picnic Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish times

The strangest event at this year’s Electric Picnic so far was the launch at the Hot Press Chat Room of a book of poetry, The West Cork Way, by Ian Bai(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the homelessness crisis was “neither resources, nor money nor ideology. A huge amount is being done but clearly more is needed.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charities involved in helping homeless families have criticised the Minister for Housing for claiming “ideology” does not play a role in the housing c(...)

A view of the River Lee in Cork City. Photograph: File/Bryan O’Brien

The family of a homeless woman who died in a tent on the southside of Cork city on Friday have issued an appeal for privacy as they grieve their loss.(...)

“The rain here is absolute, magnificent, and frightening,” said Heinrich Böll. Above, 2014 flooding in Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty caused commotion during the week with her contention that the public services card is “mandatory but not(...)