Liam Miller in action for Ireland against Colombia in a friendly in London in 2008. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Former GAA president and Micheál Martin urge solution to impasse over soccer match

Adam O’Keefe has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Amy McCarthy. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Adam O’Keeffe found guilty by jury after two hours and 14 minutes

Former Man United star Roy Keane  is organising  the benefit match which will feature former United stars such as Denis Irwin, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and Rio Ferdinand as well as Irish players, Robbie Keane and Damian Duff.

Former GAA stars say some way should be found to allow Cork GAA HQ be used on a one-off basis for charity soccer match

Cork man will manage Manchester United past players against a Celtic/Republic of Ireland selection in tribute to late teammate

The scene at Bridge St in Mallow on Friday morning following the  fatal stabbing. Photograph: The Irish Times

CCTV footage has assisted the garda investigation into the death of Conor Quinn (24)

“Normally people grow out of bad behaviour. You need to smell the coffee,” the judge said to the offender.

Great effort goes into rehabilitating peoplegiven opportunities, court hears

A scenes of crime examiner told the court there were six separate seats to the fire which had been started using oil, shredded paper and pallets and had caused extensive damage. File photograph: Getty Images

Perpetrator ordered to repay over €30,000 to the State after attempted insurance scam

Adam O’Keeffe denies the murder but admits the manslaughter of Amy McCarthy on April 29th or 30th, 2017. File photograph: Cork Courts Limited.

Adam O’Keeffe on trial for murder of Amy McCarthy on Sheares Street in April 2017

Damien O’Brien was a keyboard player with a Waterford rock band. Photograph: Chimpanbee Facebook

Gardaí have launched murder investigation after Damien O’Brien died in Cork hospital

Rare female white lobster caught off Mizen Head, west Cork by the vessel “Fair Maiden”. Photograph: Niall Duffy/West Cork Photo

Only one in a 100 million lobsters are white, and female caught in west Cork is in spawn

An artist’s impression of the new bridge planned for Cork

Bridge will be used by over 11,000 people a day to enter and leave Cork city

Gardaí at the scene in Fermoy where Ludovit Pasztor was killed. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Marcin Skrzypezyk and Tomasz Wasowicz accused of killing Ludovit Pasztor last year

The scene at Bridge St in Mallow on Friday morning following a fatal stabbing in the town last night. Photograph: The Irish Times

Death of Conor Quinn (24) may have been linked to earlier dispute at horse fair

Gardaí cordoned off the scene of the stabbing. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí alerted by witnesses to attack but suspect fled scene of the crime

The British base at Spike Island off the Cork coast was the first to be handed over on July 11th, 1938. Photograph: Richard Mills

About 400 attend ceremony to mark day control of ports given to State in 1938

Adam O’Keeffe,  a native of Midleton but with an address at St Vincent’s Hostel, Cork, denies the murder but admits the manslaughter of Amy McCarthy on April 29th or 30th, 2017. File photograph:  Cork Courts Limited

Ambulance crew ‘told him to leave scene’, Central Criminal Court trial in Cork hears

An elderly farmer suffered catastrophic head injuries when a rope snapped and he fell more than 40ft from a cliff top while trying to rescue a calf, an inquest has heard.

Inquest told Anthony O’Sullivan suffered fractured skull in 40ft fall after rope snapped

A file image showing gardaí at Sheares Street where Amy McCarthy’s body was found. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Adam O’Keeffe (27) pleads not guilty to murder of mother-of-one Amy McCarthy

Fayez and Muna al-Taneeb meet local farmer John O’Connell in Carrigaline, Co Cork, ahead of the Occupied Territories Bill going to the Seanad. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Farming couple from West Bank urge Irish politicians to back import banning Bill

Cork incinerator objectors: Chase supporters outside Bord Pleanála’s 2016 hearing. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Indaver scheme will endanger Haulbowline naval operations, say opponents

Tánaiste Simon Coveney played down the impact of Davis’s move. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government are more focused on policies than personalities, says Coveney

Man (59) pronounced dead at scene despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him

Leo Varadkar: Relations are probably better than they are in traditional circumstances between government and opposition.

Leo Varadkar and FF leader likely to meet next week to discuss confidence and supply

Leo Varadkar: TDs will know what the vote was in their own constituencies. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Leo Varadkar says he still has to see draft law being prepared by Minister for Health

Leo Varadkar: Ireland’s objectives remain as they always have which is to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

Leo Varadkar says he is hopeful of ‘a significant step in the right direction’

Ludovit Pasztor was pronounced dead at the scene by local GP

Ludovit Pasztor – who was a carer for his ill wife – died after being struck with an iron bar

Independent Kerry TDs Michael and Danny Healy-Rae , strongly oppose the stricter drink-driving laws. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle says tactics bringing Dáil into ‘disrepute’ as debate exceeded 30 hours

An Isis member in  Raqqa, Syria pictured in  June 2014.  Hassan Bal had tried to reach the country to  fight for Isis  in April 2015 but was stopped at the Turkish border. Photograph: Reuters

Hassan Bal tried to go fight for Isis in Syria in 2015 but only made it as far as Turkey

A file image of a Muslim man praying. Gardaí who investigated Hassan Bal for fundraising for Islamic State (Isis) have said he was very much ‘a lone wolf’ in Waterford’s Muslim community. Photograph: iStock.

Man, jailed for fundraising for Isis, was living in southeast city when he committed offences

An Islamic State emblem in Mosul, Iraq. A man who tried to go to fight for Isis in Syria has been jailed for 2.5½years for transferring money to and attempting to raise funds for the terrorist organisation. Image: iStock.

Hassan Bal also attempted to raise funds for terror group but was caught by media sting

The approved upgrade of the N28 in Cork will ‘have a huge impact on the local communities in Rochestown and Douglas in terms of increased traffic, noise and visual amenity’, local residents have said.

Residents express bitter disappointment at decision on motorway from Rochestown to Ringaskiddy

Simon Harris attends the launch of the State’s new LGBTI+  national youth strategy, in Dublin. Photograph:

Tánaiste says Fine Gael not keen for there to be an election as the public do not want one

The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City

Tipperary native Christine Mahoney will participate in her 14th Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí for questioning about the 1996 murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier but was released without charge on each occasion. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bailey lodged complaint on Garda handling of Toscan du Plantier murder investigation

Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. PSNI chief constable George Hamilton told MPs that Mr Harris’s appointment will strengthen relationships and strategic co-operation between North and South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officers express hope he can push for more resources to counter the effects of cutbacks

A man, from north Kerry, was detained by gardaí for the alleged assault on a pregnant woman and was released on Monday without charge.

Gardaí investigating assault on pregnant woman say more tests needed

Gardaí in Co Kerry are investigating an alleged assault on a pregnant woman who later gave birth to a stillborn baby girl.s

Man questioned about Co Kerry incident released as investigators await postmortem results

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph:  Provision

Garda examine details of revolver found in getaway car used by gang in machete killing

More than 20 tenants at the Leeside Apartments in Cork are facing eviction.

Mick Barry urges Minister to introduce legislation to protect residents of Leeside apartments

Cork County Council secured an injunction at Cork Circuit Court

Couple says previous caravan was unsuitable for their sick infant daughter

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision

Seven premises searched and nine vehicles seized after CCTV footage and emails were examined

‘People with dementia and their carers will grasp at any straw,’ said  Professor Robert Howard, head of Old Age Psychiatry at University College London. Photograph: iStock

Waterford-based researchers claim food supplement can slow progress of disease

Paul Horgan (27) who has been jailed for life for the murder of his mother in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

‘I did not intend to kill her, I intended to set her free,’ says Paul Horgan (27)

About €7.8 million worth of items were stolen from construction sites nationally in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Builders urged to mark equipment and to secure their sites against criminal gangs

Paul Horgan denies murdering his mother in November 2015. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Accused told gardaí he drank two bottles of wine because he was depressed

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk: Officers say they have found nothing to date to link the qualified horticulturist with criminal activity. Photograph: Provision

Possibility that Polish horticulturist fell foul of criminals operating cannabis growhouses

 Tánaiste  Simon Coveney and Port of Cork chairman John Mullins at the launch of the Port of Cork’s  container terminal development in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

New facility will cater for larger container ships than are currently accommodated at Tivoli when it opens in 2020

The body of the 67-year-old was found by his wife near their home at Ballybane, Liscarroll in north Co Cork. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí speak to teenager about incident on Sunday morning and examine car

 Bill Kenneally driving near Waterford Court in late 2015. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Six men who pressed for commission of investigation are pleased at Flanagan proposals

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall underneath a portrait of Daniel O’Connell with his living relatives as they are shown around Derrynane House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Prince Charles and Camilla meet with Liberator’s relatives and hear how he championed Catholic Emancipation

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Prince Charles and Camilla impress assembled guests with their interest in Cork people

Prince Charles and Camilla meet fishmonger Pat O’Connell at the English Market in Cork, with Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Prince of Wales visits Cork and praises warm and friendly welcome received

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall  meet Tánaiste  Simon Coveney and Lord Mayor of Cork Tony Fitzgerald during a visit to the English Market in Cor. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hopes visit by royal couple will lead to similar upsurge as followed queen’s visit in 2011

Myrtle Allen, in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Leading figures from the worlds of politics and gastronomy pay tribute to the late chef

Mikolaj Wilk who was killed by a gang who broke into his home, and his wife Elzbieta who was injured in the attack. Photograph: Provision

Officers puzzled that assailants did not use loaded gun in attack on Mikolaj Wilk

Fr Tadhg Ó Dálaigh has been jailed for indecently assaulting a boy while teaching in a boarding school in Cork in the 1980s.

Tadhg Ó Dálaigh accepts verdict of jury following two day trial, sentencing hearing told

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Opponents of Indaver project near €50,000 in funding to seek a judicial review

Mikolaj Wilk who was killed by a gang who broke into his home, and his wife Elzbieta who was injured in the attack. Photograph:  Provision

Polish father of two may have been targeted in a case of mistaken identity

A 44-year-old  man has walked free from court after a judge directed a jury to find him not guilty of assault causing serious harm to his wife after she refused to give evidence against him.

Anthony Kelleher said woman’s injuries resulted from fall down stairs after drinking

Geoffrey O’Byrne-White who died while swimming in the sea in Co Cork.

Member of Irish Aviation Authority board became ill while swimming near Kinsale

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Campaigners hope to take judicial review of Cork Harbour planning decision

Patrick O’Donnell (inset) died following an assault  at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday.

Patrick Ginty O’Donnell’s funeral expected to attract large crowds to Ballindangan

A man has been charged with the murder of Patrick  O’Donnell (inset) at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael Dineen is accused of killing father-of-four Patrick O’Donnell in a pub row

Gardaí are investigating the killing of Patrick ‘Paddy’ O’Donnell (inset) at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A man in his twenties is being questioned in relation to the death of Paddy O’Donnell (36)

Gardaí at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Photograph Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man’s death following row at pub on Friday night

Belfast vessel Mamach Mór  is just one of over 200 boats participating in this year’s Ocean to City event. Photograph: Explore Home Photography

Over 200 craft and more than 600 rowers to participate in An Ras Mor from Crosshaven to the city quays

Joanne Nicholson.

‘There are very few medical conditions that are made worse by exercise’

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit visit several notable venues during their trip to Ireland. File photograph: The Irish Times

Royals to take in Liberator’s home at Derrynane during their three-day trip to Ireland

Following the death the shopping centre was closed and gardaí began a technical examination of the escalator. File photograph: Getty Images

Officers hope postmortem and CCTV footage clarifies incident in Cork city shopping centre

Protesters at the EPA oral hearing into the Indaver Incineration licence at Ringaskiddy,  in 2005. Photograph: Neil Danton

An Bord Pleanála decision to grant planning to Indaver may not be the end of the matter given its history of legal challenges

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Reaction: Indaver says Ireland is far too reliant on exporting our waste

Kathleen Lynch will contest  Cork North Central for the Labour Party in the next general election.

Former Minister of State faces a challenge in regaining seat she held from 2002 to 2016

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator

Environmentalists criticise decision, saying An Bord Pleanála ignored its own inspectors

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan opened the new Cork courthouse on Monday. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Darren Murphy (41) denies murder of mother-of-three Olivia Dunlea (36) in 2013

The Youghal RNLI lifeboat crew  operates an inshore B-class Atlantic  lifeboat. File photograph: David Sleator

Seamus and Susan Mason have given almost half a century to lifeboat station

A Court Service spokesman said the €26 million refurbishment of Washington Street had secured one of Cork’s most historic buildings for present and future generations.

O’Donnabhain says decision to refurbish Anglesea Street will result in idle courtrooms

Jason Clancy, one of the survivors of Bill Kenneally’s abuse: “I firmly believe that what we uncovered is only the tip of the iceberg in relation to this.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Jason Clancy, whose complaint against sports coach led to investigation, ‘delighted’ with news

Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan has said   legal advice he  received was that it would be possible for the Commission of Investigation to start hearing evidence on certain aspects relating to the gardaí handling of complaints in the 1980s without prejudicing Bill Kenneally’s right to a fair trial. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister to seek Cabinet approval for investigation into handling of Waterford sports coach

Attendance at the official opening of the refurbished Cork courthouse on Anglesea Street. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Chief Justice hails design and development of refurbished building and improved facilities

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the Cabinet was yet to discuss the idea of removing the current criminal penalty that faces women for procuring an abortion in the State. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader does not believe ‘fences to be mended’ with anti-abortion party colleagues

Micheál Martin at Dublin Castle for the referendum results on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

FF leader: No evidence that referenda results have an impact on election outcomes

Tánaiste Simon Coveney speaking in Iveagh House, Dublin. File photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Widespread nature of Yes win hows there is no urban/rural divide, says Tánaiste

Mick Barry TD (second left), who saw his Cork North Central constituency vote by 64.02 per cent to 35.98 per cent for repeal, said that the result was a clear call for greater equality in Irish society. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Difference between 1983 and 2018 campaigns was that this time there was no fear, says former Labour TD Kathleen Lynch

Turnout in both Cork North Central and Cork South Central topped the 60 per cent mark. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Voters come out in greater numbers than in marriage equality referendum to vote Yes

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin and his wife Mary voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in Cork. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

FF leader says not surprised by emphatic two-to-one winning margin for Yes campaign

A woman has been charged with the theft of more than €400,000 over a seven year period from the Co Cork credit union where she worked. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Court told Moira Coughlan intends to plead guilty to the 592 separate charges against her

Minister for Health Simon Harris voting at   Delgany National school, Delgany, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Micheál Martin says abortion debate has ‘far less aggression’ than it did back in 1983

Site plan for Ringaskiddy, Co Cork: campaigners against a proposed €160 million waste incinerator for Cork Harbour seek an investigation into the absence of any record of notes from meetings in 2011 between Indaver executives and civil servants. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Campaigners used FoI to learn of 2011 Indaver and Department of Environment talks

Gardaí in Cobh  questioned a woman after seizing approximately €60,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb. Photograph: An Garda Síochána.

File will be prepared for the DPP after woman quizzed over discovery of cannabis

The developers of the long awaited Cork Event Centre have insisted that they are fully committed to the project. Photograph: iStock

The cost of the project has since risen to between €75 million and €80 million with both Bam International and Live Nation request(...)

Weaver’s sword  on display at the launch of the  exhibition at Cork Public Museum. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM Photo

Archeologist says city as old as Waterford but Norsemen landed on Suirside earlier

24-year-old John Kennedy dos Santos Gurjao who died on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Provision

John Gurgao swallowed 113 cocaine pellets before boarding Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon

Micheál Martin: “There are people who are unhappy with the stance I’ve taken but there are a lot too who are happy with it.”

More than 30 Fianna Fáil parliamentary party members intend to vote No

Industrial waste (centre left) from the abandoned steel plant lies exposed at Haulbowline. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Effort to clear waste linked to old Irish Steel plant in Cork Harbour criticised by environmentalists

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin as they both canvassed in Cork city on Monday morning. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Simon Coveney rejects claim while canvassing with FF leader Micheál Martin in Cork

Gynaecologist Noirin Russell  who specialises in foetal medicine attached to Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gynaecologist: Doctors cannot provide same care to women having terminations abroad

GAA Annual Congress, Croke Park, Dublin 24/2/2018 Chairperson of the Cork County Board, Tracey Kennedy speaks to congress Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Tracey Kennedy hopes her election will dispel notions that Cork GAA is a conservative organisation

‘Compassion is not one sided,’ Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley said. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eighth Amendment does not tie hands of doctors, parishioners in Cork told

Dara Murphy extended his thanks to “all members of Fine Gael”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Party stalwart plans to concentrate on his work within the European People’s Party

Blogger Nikola Barrett, who is organising the protest in Cork, said the idea for the event there came from women responding to her posts about the scandal on her Facebook page. File photograph: Nikola Barrett/Twitter

Women ‘fed up with ill-treatment, disrespect, the disregard – the misogyny that is going on’

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