The car ban on Patrick Street in Cork has been suspended. Photograph: Google Street

Despite improvement in public transport councillors voted to suspend car ban

Bernadette Delaney and Thomas Power on their wedding day in September 2016

Waterford man Tom Power died while being transferred by ambulance to Cork

The ban on cars on Patrick Street in Cork will be discussed again in August.

Claim that business down by up to 40% because of Cork car ban

Patrick Street, Cork: The move came on foot of a motion by Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and was supported by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin, Independents and smaller parties. Photograph: Eric Luke

Restrictions lifted for three months following claims by traders of up to 40% loss of business

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal road accident outside Macroom

Diversions are in place following a fatal road crash on the Sleaveen Road in Macroom, Co Cork. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Gardaí ask anyone who witnessed crash on Sleaveen Road in Macroom to come forward

University Hospital Waterford. File photograph: Google Street View.

Bernardette Power says last words to her husband Thomas (40) were ‘love you, see you in Cork’

Patrick Street, Cork. Photograph: Eric Luke

Trade drops by up to 50 per cent and some businesses will not survive trial period, says Cork Business Association

Matt Shanahan of the Health Equality for the South East group said it was “very likely” Una McDermott would have survived if there was a cath lab open at University Hospital Waterford (above) on  March 4th last. File photograph: Google Street View

UHW is only designated emergency cardiac centre not offering 24/7 cover – lobby group

Despite suffering three heart attacks, Una McDermott had to wait 19 hours for treatment until University Hospital Waterford’s cardiac unit opened on a Monday morning. She died three weeks later.

Weekend cardiac care at University Hospital needs to be provided nationally, say family

Designed by the then Cork county architect, Patrick McSweeney, the 16-storey Cork County Hall, some 64.3 metres high, superseded Dublin’s Liberty Hall. File photograph: Ger McCarthy

Cork County Hall continues to loom large on Cork landscape and in Cork affections

According to figures from Cork City Council’s Traffic Division, 10,900 vehicles a day use Patrick St. Photograph: Google

Shop owners say the ban is leading to a drop in footfall and could put them out of business

Patrick Street, Cork city. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cork Chamber president supports restriction on cars travelling on Patrick Street

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court in Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hearing before France’s highest court is scheduled to take place early next month

Patrick Street, Cork city. Photograph: Eric Luke

Businesses will close if cars are not allow access Patrick St, organisation warns

Officers recovered cannabis worth an estimated €18,000, €1,000 worth of ecstasy and €1,000 worth of ketamine during the search of a house in the Curraheen area of Bishopstown, Co Cork. File photograph: PA

Four young men released after arrests in two separate Garda operations

Bishop of Cork and Ross Dr John Buckley:  he said the debate about repealing the Eighth Amendment had failed to make any mention of the “rightness” or “wrongness” of human behaviour. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bishop says there are effects if society decides ‘human life is disposable’

Designed by the then Cork county architect, Patrick McSweeney, the 16-storey Cork County Hall, some 64.3 metres high, superseded Dublin’s Liberty Hall. File photograph: Ger McCarthy

Cork County Hall to have exhibition and commemorative plaque

Noel Cantwell’s  daughter Kate, niece Alison and daughter Elizabeth  spread his ashes at Cork County Cricket Club. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Noel Cantwell led United to FA Cup win in 1963, but cricket was his first love, says family

Leo Varadkar: the Taoiseach said parents and teachers all had a responsibility to educate children about appropriate behaviour. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

Leo Varadkar refers to ‘prevalence of pornography’ in social media age

Davis College principal Stephen Gilbert said the school was treating the matter extremely seriously and had removed the list of names as soon staff learned of its existence. File photograph: Google Street View

Mary Crilly says ‘it’s not an isolated incident in terms of how some young boys view girls’

Normand Larose (62) and Rosalyn Joy Few (64) died in a freak accident at the Gap of Dunloe on Monday Normand Larose (62) and Rosalyn Joy Few (64) died in a freak accident at the Gap of Dunloe on Monday.

Remains will be flown to Phoenix, Arizona following cremation service in Co Cork

Dr Mary Favier said attitudes among GPs in Ireland towards abortion have changed over the past 15 years. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Halappanavar death a watershed moment, pro-choice GP campaigner says

The scene of the pony and trap  accident at the Gap of Dunloe, Kerry,  where two tourists  lost their lives. Photograph:  Sally MacMonagle

Couple from US fatally injured when thrown 15ft into ravine from pony and trap

Man pleaded guilty to terrorist-related offences after Garda probe into Islamic State fundraising

North American couple Normand Larose (62) and Rosalyn Joy Few (64) died in the  freak accident.

Rosalyn Few and Norman Larose died in pony and trap incident at Gap of Dunloe

Gardaí close off access to the scene where two American tourists were killed at the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney on Monday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

US couple in their 60s flung onto rocks after horse bolts at Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry

Many family-owned businesses in Cork city are facing extinction if Cork City Council does not start listening to traders’ concerns about the loss of parking spaces in the city centre, traders warn. Photograph: Getty Images

Household Linens trader never seen ‘anyone on a bike coming in to buy a pair of pillows’

Cocaine valued at €10,000 was thrown from a car along a road in Co Cork over the weekend prior to two men being arrested by gardaí.

Two men held in connection with Mitchelstown incident released after questioning

Caroline Simons (middle) speaks at a Pro Life Campaign event. On Saturday Simmons addressed a pro-life rally in Cork. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Anti-abortion rally told ‘vague’ health claims will lead to terminations beyond 12 weeks

There were about eight passengers on board the bus at the time of the robbery.

Lone raider made off with day’s takings as bus was en route to city centre last night

Claire Nash (fourth from left) with her staff at Nash19

If agreement cannot be reached on scheme, money ‘could be re-allocated’ to other cities

The Cork development used a scheme set up  as part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan to allow developers of more than 100 units to apply for planning in a process designed to fast track a decision.  File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

O’Flynn Construction application lodged last December under fast track housing scheme

A file image of Jack O’Mahony, an Irish man who fought in the British army during the second World War who has now turned 100. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Jack Mahony joined British army after his London home bombed by Luftwaffe in 1942

Mary Crilly: recently established Garda Protective Service Units in An Garda Síochána were working well. File photograph: Dan Linehan/ Irish Examiner

Director of Cork Sexual Violence Centre, honoured for contribution over 30 years

Irish Coast Guard search and rescue co-ordination manager Gerard O’Flynn said while there may not be a culture among sea anglers of wearing life jackets, it was a pratice the Coast Guard would encourage

Coast Guard airlifts man to hospital following fall from cliffs near Konkadoon

Louise O’Keeffe won her case in the ECHR over abuse she suffered at the hands of school principal Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in Co Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Courtpix

Settlement rate low and not reflective of ‘holistic and flexible approach’, says law lecturer

A woman attends a rally in Cork in support of the claimant in the Belfast rape trial. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Rape survivor opted not to report Spain attack because odds were stacked against her

A woman makes her way through flood waters in Cork city on February 4th, 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost half of €140m scheme’s benefits are likely to be delivered in its initial stages

Anja Bakker hopes to get to meet Pope Francis and set out her views on how women are treated around the world.

Anja Bakkers travelling with harp along 2,000km pilgrim in hope of meeting Pope Francis

Gardaí will investigate the matter fully and submit a file to the DPP. File photograph: The Irish Times

Officers review reports that horse involved in sulky racing when it collapsed and died

A book of evidence containing 99 counts of indecent and sexual assault against three teenage boys more than 20 years ago has been served against former sports coach Bill Kenneally.

Former sports coach charged with indecent and sexual assault against teens 20 years ago

Access to Patrick Street will be limited to buses, taxis, cyclists and emergency vehicles between 3pm and 6.30pm. Photograph: Getty Images

City business association says plan will only succeed if managed properly

David O’Donovan at Cork Court. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

David O’Donovan (41) allegedly attacked victim while trying to steal collection box

Jack O’Driscoll is a first-year Environmental Engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology.

Family of injured 19-year-old Jack O’Driscoll expresses gratitude to public for generosity

The 46km walking and cycling greenway from Waterford city to Dungarvan has proved popular with tourists. Photograph: Google Streetview

Challenge is to convince visitors to attraction to stay longer in the area, says Michael Walsh

Drones could be used to deliver medical supplies or to come to the assistance of swimmers. Photograph: Getty

U-Flyte aims to develop new systems that would allow drones fly longer distances

The lucky winner of €5.685 million bought the  Lotto ticket in Lynch’s Centra in the heart of Crosshaven. Shop owner Bernard Lynch was hopeful  the winner might prove to be local. File photograph: Google Street View

‘All the sweeter’ if a neighbour has won says owner of Lynch’s Centra, which sold ticket

A special mass off remembrance took place  today to the mark the 50th anniversary of the Tuskar tragedy.

All 61 victims recalled and candles lit in their memory as their names were read out during moving ceremony in Cork

More than 180,000 visitors and 80,000 crew set to arrive from March to September

Hilary Nunan pictured at home in Ringabella, Co. Cork. Photograph: David Creedon

Hilary Nunan says she feels no bitterness over the death of her father Noel on board Aer Lingus Flight 712

Cork coroner calls for school course on dangers of drugs

Call comes after inquest into death of teenager who died after taking synthetic opioid

Arrest was part of a Garda investigation into the targeting of bank customers.

Teenager granted bail on three charges following garda investigation into thefts

Michael Cornacchia who died in Cork. Photograph:  Provision

Cork teenager thought he was buying cocaine which turned out to be powerful opioid

Fr James Good who was suspended from carrying out his priestly faculties almost 50 years ago for publicly opposing Humanae Vitae. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Priest was sanctioned after speaking out against church’s teaching on contraception

On the first anniversary of Tina Satchwell’s disappearance her husband said he “has put his life on hold”.

Life on hold since wife vanished from home in Youghal one year ago today, says husband

Gardaí Gardai  have wound  up a search at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork for evidence relating to the disappearance of Tina Satchwell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Investigators have received over 30 phone calls from the public on foot of media appearances by Richard Satchwell

Gardaí say that they are satisfied that there was nothing suspicious about the man’s death but they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. Photograph:   Frank Miller

Man (53) believed to have been sleeping rough since his release from hospital last week

Thom Moore moved to Ireland in 1971, settling near Sligo where, together with his wife Kathy and fellow Americans Sandi and Rick Epping, he formed the folk rock band Pumpkinhead. Photograph: YouTube

Moore, who has died aged 74, founded folk rock bands Pumpkinhead and Midnight Well

 Tina Satchwell who was last seen in her home in Youghal, Co Cork, on March 20th, 2017. File photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Richard Satchwell reiterates belief missing wife is still alive a year after disappearance

Wandesford  Quay, off Washington Street, in Cork city centre. Image: Google Streetview

Gardaí plan postmortem to discover cause of 53-year-old rough sleeper’s death

Gang smashed the windows of a car they believed was trying to block their getaway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gang leaves empty-handed after gardaí hurdle gates to stop theft at bookmakers

Steps are being taken to close off the Dodder Road Lower ahead of a high tide at 10pm. File photograph: Alan Betson

River Dodder bursts its banks ahead of high tide

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Journalist challenged conduct of Garda investigation into Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder

There was no sign of a forced entry to the house. File photograph: The Irish Times

Postmortem results indicate elderly woman (89) suffered injuries consistent with a fall

Gardaí and search dogs at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

This is the first time a Defence Forces drone has been used in a Garda operation

Gardaí searching at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork for evidence relating to the disappearance of Tina Satchwell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí play down significance of discovery in wooded area in Castlemartyr, east Cork

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations.

It is understood pallets fell on the man at an Irish Distillers depot in Dungourney

Nurses said there were 15 children waiting on trolleys for admission to a bed, seven at Temple Street Hospital and eight at Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

‘I have heard of a 64-year-old man spending 4½ days on a trolley in Tallaght hospital’

Gardaí searching at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork, for evidence relating to the disappearance of Tina Satchwell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Husband of missing woman ‘shocked’ at news of woodland hunt and hopes she is alive

Gardaí conduct a search at Mitchell’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Garda team begins search of woodland as part of inquiry into the missing woman

Tina Satchwell: has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th, 2017. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Gardaí sealed off area of Castlemartyr wood when news of search emerged

Tina Satchwell: has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th, 2017. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Search to focus on Coillte land near Castlemartyr following new information

High tide on the Dart line at  Seapoint in south Dublin on Saturday morning.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tomorrow will ‘not be a normal Monday in many areas’, public warned

Staff at Apex Financial Services after the announcement of the creation of 50 new jobs at the company in the next 18 months. Photograph: Denis Hyland

Company plans to recruit graduates in finance, accounting and commerce as it expands its operation

 A snow gloo outside a house in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Snow reported to be waist deep in Meath, while all roads are impassable in Tipperary

Camp beds in the terminal at Cork Airport, on which stranded passengers spent  Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

About 140 spend night at terminal after snow leads to flight cancellations and diversions

A snowplough plies its trade at Cork Airport. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Snow ploughs used before liquid potassium acetate sprayed to combat ice build-up

Deutsche Börse Group acquired Clearstream in 2014. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Stock exchange group plans to have 600 employees in Cork within two years

East Waterford county coroner’s court in Dungarvan was told the aircraft’s engine had cut out due to carburettor icing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pilot (84) killed in crash shortly after take-off from Waterford Airport

Former garda John O’Halloran received a two-year suspended sentence for corruption. Photograph:  Cork Courts Limited

John O’Halloran lost his job, marriage and good name due to gambling addiction

Fine Gael has recruited Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a running mate for Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

34-year-old expected to join Michael Creed on Fine Gael ticket in next general election

A commemorative plaque is to be unveiled in Cork to mark the 70th birthday of Rory Gallagher, the late Irish rock and blues guitarist. Photo by Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

CIT event to take place on Thursday, the eve of late the blues guitarist’s 70th birthday

Former member of An Garda Síochána John O’Halloran at Cork Circuit Criminal Court pleading guilty to corruption charges. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Former officer with chronic gambling habit pleaded guilty to corruption and theft charges

The Apparition ells the story of a veteran war reporter sent to investigate a young woman and her alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Festival includes Q & A with award winning French actress Sandrine Bonnaire

Fr Tadhg O’Dalaigh has been convicted of indecently assaulting a boy while teaching in a boarding school in Cork in the 1980s.

Tadhg O’Dalaigh remanded on bail for sentence as complainant prepares statement

Mark Howell (39), Grenagh, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage and theft arising out of the Garda investigation into the desecration of two graves at St Mary’s Cemetery, Fern Hill, Clonakilty on August 8th, 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

Mark Howell stole a religious statue from one grave to complete work in another cemetery

 Colin Power speaking  to the media outside the Court of Appeal after an appeal by Bill Kenneally against the severity of his sentence was dismissed. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Colin Power says he is relieved that child abuser ‘facing into the type of sentence he deserves’

Garda tells court the victim was sleeping upstairs on a mattress when one of the incidents happened.

Judge says the accused is guilty of a huge breach of trust of a highly vulnerable child

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said politicians should not make the decision about the location of Cork’s new hospital.

Tánaiste says €260 million facility to be located adjacent to a general hospital

Denis McShane: Most obvious threat is the end of the common customs union between the UK and its EU partners including Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Labour minister says State to suffer greatest collateral damage if hard Brexit

The HSE said in a written parliamentary answer that the full capacity protocol had been invoked 199 times last year at Cork University Hospital and 150 times at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Over 620 people on trolleys or wards awaiting a hospital bed

Simon Coveney: “If we are going to counterbalance the dominance of Dublin then we are going to have to create economies of scale.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Tánaiste predicts transformed city as population likely to treble over next two decades

Simon Coveney: “There are strong views on issues like how you legislate for the Irish language.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Foreign Affairs insists DUP still wants devolved government

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said people could no longer turn a blind eye to the thousands of  women who have been forced to leave Ireland to get the medical interventions that they need. Photograph: EPA

Tánaiste says abortion issue is a two-step process and repealing Eighth is the first part

Parnell Place bus station in Cork city. The Government has pledged to invest €200m in Cork’s public transport through the Bus Connects Programme.  Image: Google Streetview

Business leaders welcome proposed investment in docklands and public transport

Frank McGuinness: Excerpts from his play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ will be performed in Cork Prison. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

McGuinness play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ is inspired by Brian Keenan’s kidnapping in Beirut

Cork is set to get a new acute hospital as part of a package of projects which range from those providing complex acute care to primary and community services. Photograph: Alan Betson

Roads, flood protection, docks regeneration and cultural projects to benefit in Cork

Local Minister of State Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he favours Athlone becoming the capital of the midlands. Photograph: Alan Betson

Opponents of proposal to turn Athlone into ‘capital of the midlands’ voice concerns

Business leaders in Cork hope a series of new road projects and public transport developments will be part of the Government’s National Planning Framework.

Call for improved road network and public transport to help second city grow in future

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