A file image of a break-in. Gardaí said the number of  burglaries rises during the winter.

Most common time for burglaries in Cork and Kerry is 6pm - 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Limerick auctioneer, Kersten Mehl,  said  hadn’t seen such a shortage in rental stock locally since the late 1970s when Aughinish Alumina and Irish Cement were setting up their operations in Limerick and people had to rent properties as far as well as Ballybunion in Co Kerry and Ennis in Co Clare. Photograph: Getty Images

Many landlords are exiting the market, resulting in a shrinking stock of houses for rent in both Munster cities, say local auction(...)

Leona O’Callaghan (37) speaks to the media outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre director backs calls by Leona O’Callaghan for legal system changes

Members of the West Cork Divisional Drugs Squad recovered 59 cannabis plants while searching a rented house in the Ballinhassig area. File photograph: Getty Images

Polish national (37) remanded in custody following discovery of narcotic in Ballinhassig

Moira Coughlan (55), a native of Mitchelstown, but living at the Stables, Mineville, Knocknahorgan, Sallybrook, Glanmire, Co Cork, admitted a total of 592 offences. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Accused stole the money from 29 accounts of relatives and deceased members of Synergy Credit Union in North Cork over a seven-year(...)

The emergency services were alerted and paramedics attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene

Man pronounced dead at the scene while his wife was injured in the incident

A former HSE home help has been charged with stealing more than €11,000 from a house bound 89-year-old  woman.

Shirley O’Connell told gardaí there was no excuse for what she had done to house bound woman

Neil Duggan also pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the injured party and with threatening to cause criminal damage to his property by burning down his house and caravan. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Accused threatened to report victim to gardaí for sending texts to a fictitious underage relative unless he handed over money

Alex McElroy and Abigail Poynton during a protest at the Spire on O’Connell Street in  Dublin over victim blaming in the courts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

About 600 attend Dublin, Cork rallies amid concern women’s choices being ‘weaponised’

Cathal O’Sullivan (45) is on trial accused of beating  Nicola Collins (pictured) to death in his flat on Popham’s Road, Farranree, Cork  on March 27th, 2017. Image: Provision.

Cathal O’Sullivan denies murdering Nicola Collins (38) at his rented flat in Cork last year

Last Christmas season, between December 21st and January 7th, some 1,700 people attended the MUH’s emergency department. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Full roster of staff will be on duty over the period, says hospital spokesman

Cork City Council has acted in response to claims that an afternoon ban on private cars is affecting city centre businesses. File photograph: Google Street View

Councillors back continued car ban which gives priority to buses crossing city centre

Lord Mayor Mick Finn suggested people should try and imagine what life was like for the generation of young Cork people who went to fight in battle.

Tributes are paid on Armistice centenary to 4,500 Cork men and women who died

Minister Michael Creed and Bridget Murphy with Greyhounds Paddy and Skylar. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed pays tribute to work of organisation

It is understood that the seizure includes 10 kilogrammes of cannabis resin with an street value of €60,000

Detectives recover cannabis resin, cannabis herb, cocaine and ecstasy in Passage West

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

Over 250 feature, documentary and short films to screen over next ten days

Cork University Hospital (CUH) chief executive, Tony McNamara said the hospital is planning a strategy this Christmas which will see greater engagement with the community. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Plan to utilise more community facilities will help ensure faster throughput says CUH chief

Cork East TD Pat Buckley pleaded guilty last May to two public order offences including being drunk in a public place and engaging in threatening or abusive behaviour.

Judge gives Pat Buckley the benefit of the Probation of Offenders Act

“Even giving extra goodwill at Christmas means that the doctors and nurses involved are even more rostered and burnt out – it’s not a viable solution.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Consultant says Taoiseach is denying frontline emergency staff their ‘necessary R&R’

A 26-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being found guilty of an assault on his girlfriend’s infant daughter, which left the chld with a fractured skull.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Mother says infant, who suffered fractured skull, looked ‘deformed on huge scale’ after incident

 Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney has rejected a proposal by British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab on the backstop. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste says a time-limited arrangement would not be ‘a backstop at all’

Gardaí from Togher carried out a search of a rented house in the Bishopstown area of Cork city and found the drugs hidden in a number of rooms. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Drugs worth €135,000 discovered in rented house in Bishopstown area of the city

Bill Kenneally. “It should be remembered that these matters are particularly sensitive, and that Mr Kenneally is due to stand trial for further alleged offences,” Judge Barry Hickson cautioned. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Commission will inquire into former sports coach Bill Kenneally’s abuse of teenage boys

A view of the Roughty river. File photograph: Kenmare.ie

Kayaker in her 30s dies after ‘tragic accident’ during trip down the Roughty river

The jury found Michael Wall guilty of stealing over €16,000 and forging the Sotheby’s document. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael Wall (40) gets three-year suspended sentence after sale of brooch at Sotheby’s

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy (bass, left), Brian O’Reilly on electric guitar and Paud O’Reilly on drums.

Formed as The Wizards in early 1960s, group evolved from beat group into folk-rock combo

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision

Gardaí seek adjournment of inquest into the death of Polish gardener during investigations

Pathologist said man would have lost consciousness almost immediately and not suffered in any way.

Cork pensioner placed his crutch on moving step in shopping centre and lost his balance

Colin Vernon (48) of North Gate Apartments in Cork pleaded guilty to possessing 14kg of cannabis with a street value of €168,000. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Accused pleads guilty to possessing 14kg of cannabis

Guitarist Rory Gallagher: Photograph:  Andrew Putler/Redferns

Guitarist one of several name suggestions for €5 million footbridge in city centre

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the  Cork city presidential election count. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Politicians and media too quick to dismiss Casey comments, says Fianna Fáil leader

Gerard Lynch, with his head covered in a grey jumper, at Bandon District Court where he was charged with the murder of Derry Coakley. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gerard Lynch remanded in custody after being charged with murder of Derry Coakley

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald (L) and Liadh Ni Riada canvassing in the Cabra area of Dublin last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

McDonald defends running Liadh Ní Riada despite poor result in exit poll and early tallies

Peter Casey: ‘I’ll definitely not be standing as a county councillor, that’s far too much hard work.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Derry man says he intends to eventually become Taoiseach of a ‘revitalised’ party

Leona Daly outside  Cork Circuit Court where she was jailed for two years. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Leona Daly (37) admitted stealing total of €325,000 from Gurranebraher Credit Union

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

40,000 jazz fans to attend as New Orleans-style funeral procession hits town

Tadhg Coakley in action for Cork against Kilkenny in the 1979 All-Ireland minor hurling final.

Former Cork minor a member of the team that beat Kilkenny in 1979 All-Ireland final

Derry Coakley who was shot   on Tuesday night. Photograph: Provision

Man still being held for questioning over death of Derry Coakley (59)

 Derry Coakley, who was shot on Monday night. Photograph: Provision

Detectives have arrested a man in his mid-60s following incident near Macroom

John ‘Buddy’ O’Brien at Mallow court. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Impersonation charges dismissed, following evidence of detailed Munster-wide investigation by gardaí

Gardaí cordon off a road in Raleigh North, near Macroom where a man was shot dead on Tuesday night. Photograph: John Delea

‘Workaholic’ victim has been named locally as Derry Coakley

The Cork Housing Action Group  said the group were seeking to highlight the growing housing crisis both nationally and on Leeside.

Campaigners had occupied council chambers

It is illegal to possess or operate fireworks without a permit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Consultant warns of the risk of serious injury at Halloween

The judge expressed his concern after a doctor had to set up a field hospital at a teenage disco at Bandon Rugby Club  to treat several teenagers suffering from extreme alcohol intoxication. File photograph: The Irish Times

Judge James McNulty comments after reports of serious alcohol intoxication at disco

Boat-builders working on a currach in Meitheal Mara’s workshop in Cork.

Men living in direct provision began project in July

 Susan Greene (36) has  not been seen since late September in Skibbereen. Photograph: Garda press office.

Investigators are examining whether Susan Greene (36) and her infant daughter may have travelled to the UK

Brendan O’Regan, chairman and owner of Zenith Technologies. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision Brendan O’Regan, chairman and owner of Zenith Technologies. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Zenith Technologies provides software solutions to oversee the use of genetically engineered cells to attack cancers

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene and the body of a man was found in the property. Photograph: iStock

Early inquiries suggest fire at farmhouse near Dunmanway started accidentally

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s funeral cortege passing by Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork rally hears Emma Mhic Mhathúna must not die in vain

General Electric aviation facility

Cork-based firm made €4.9m profit in 2017 but paid key executives €5.7m bonus

Rita O’Driscoll taken into Macroom District Court on Wednesday. Photograph: John Delea

Rita O’Driscoll from Bandon charged with murder of Timmy Foley

The arrival of Storm Callum. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard

Met Éireann issues updates as gusts of up to 130km/h and flooding are expected

Timmy Foley, who was found with stab wounds by gardaí when they were called to the house at Dan Corkery Place, Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

Timmy Foley died from multiple stab wounds to the abdomen in frenzied attack

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, from Baile na nGall, Co Kerry, leaving the Four Courts in June. File photograph: Collins Courts

Family say gesture is call for greater accountability from institutions and agencies

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s coffin is carried away from Séipéal na Carraige, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

Friends say farewell to woman affected by CervicalCheck controversy

By 2021 the number of over-65s will have grown by 36 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Growing demand for palliative care, says chief executive of Marymount in Cork

Timmy Foley: died after being stabbed in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

Gardaí carrying out inquiries and forensics ahead of Timmy Foley’s postmortem

It is understood that the CMCC constitution prevents it from offering its services to same sex couples as is required by Tusla following the passing of the marriage equality referendum in 2015.

Counselling staff distance themselves from directors’ decision, saying they have never discriminated

A 14-year-old girl suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries when fireworks went off in her hand in Cork city this afternoon. File photograph: Nenadpress/iStock

Gardaí describe incident as ‘very sad’ and reissue fireworks warning to public

A man in his late 20s was arrested following the seizure of a firearm and €60,000 worth of drugs in east Co Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man in his late 20s is arrested following stop and search in Fota on Saturday night

Takashi Miyazaki at his  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Takashi Miyazaki’s mission is to introduce Irish people to authentic Japanese cuisine

Provision was ‘not a solution’ to people getting back into independent accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

More than a quarter of people staying in Cork Simon’s emergency shelter had history of state care

Officers recover 1.5 kilos of cocaine during search of house in Carrigaline

The scene at Coonanna Harbour on Sunday  evening. Authorities believe the three men had been out on the water fishing. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Sea anglers, understood to be Latvians, died when Rib overturned near Coonanna Harbour

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s justice spokesman, Jim O’Callaghan, a senior counsel, to examine whether the Kenny Report could be implemented without the need for a referendum on the right to own private property. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Fianna Fáil leader claims 1973 Kenny Report can be implemented without referendum

Officially opening the inaugural Thomas Kent School of History in Fermoy, Micheál Martin said ‘a shared historical literacy is an essential part of inclusive citizenship and it is something which we must insist on’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

FF leader says abuse of history to justify extreme views has not been so evident since the 1940s

Redmonds GAA club chairman Mick O’Shea said it would not renew the bar licence for its clubhouse, effectively closing down its main source of income. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A group of Redmonds fans defers winding the club up amid proposals to pay off debts

Sinn Féin presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin candidate tells supporters next great debate will be on a united Ireland

Gerard Higgins pictured at Cork District Court. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Accused had repaid all the money taken using the victim’s Visa card and deeply regrets his action, court is told

 Roy Keane of Manchester United missed a penalty during the Liam Miller tribute match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dion Dublin strokes home winning penalty to see off Celtic and Ireland challenge

A tribute screen displaying photographs of Liam Miller above the stands during the tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Organisers express gratitude as event raises funds to support late footballer’s family

Liam Miller in action for the Republic of Ireland against Montenegro in 2009. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Páirc Uí Chaoimh expected to be at full capacity of 45,000 on Tuesday night

Mary Crilly said three female students from UCC and CIT had contacted them since the start of September to say that they had been raped. File photograph: Dan Linehan/ Irish Examiner

Mary Crilly says new Garda unit needs more resources to investigate sexual assaults in the city

Drug dealing and burglary lead way in terms of crimes examined, meeting hears

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

O’Doherty nominated for presidential bid by Laois authority but falls short of required four

Dave Langan in action for Ireland v Spain in 1985 in Cork, attendance 15,000. The Liam Miller match is set to top this

Páirc Uí Chaoimh expected to be at full capacity of 45,000 on Tuesday night

The gunman was described as being in his 20s or 30s and armed with a shotgun. Photograph: iStock

A gunman armed with a shotgun fired two shots in the air over a caravan

Farmer John Coughlan pictured on his farm in Buttevant, Co. Cork. He needs 550 kgs of meal (over half a tonne) extra per day since mid-June to feed his animals due the grass shortage.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Wet winter and dry summer leaves many dairy and beef farmers low on fodder reserves

The new coin officially marks the 70th anniversary of Gallagher’s birth at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, in 1948, where he spent his early years before the family moved to Cork.

Legal tender coin with €15 face value to be sold at €60 each as only 3,000 copies being minted

Gardaí said they are keeping an open mind on who might be behind the raid and have appealed to anyone in the Glanmire or Riverstown area who saw anything suspicious to contact them. File photograph: Getty Images

Customer wrestles masked raider before chasing him and companion out of shop

Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

London native became unlikely champion of set dancing of Sliabh Luachra and Muscrai on Cork-Kerry border

Gardaí, who were questioning the three men at Bandon Garda Station, opted not to extend their detention under drug trafficking legislation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The arrests had been made on suspicion of drugs trafficking on Thursday in Kerry

The incinerator will have an operational life of 30 years. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Indaver says it is seeking to establish exact sequence of events that led to fatal explosion

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Detained yacht is being searched by specialist customs and excise officers at Kinsale

Karl O’Brien: ‘I have my own apartment. If I lose it I am back to square one – to hostels and addiction’

Court heard accussed was hit on head withhammer during the incident in Cork city

INMO nurses and midwives protest at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

‘If you want to torture people, send them to A&E’ – southern nurses hit out at lack of plan

Keen soccer fan: President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Organisers ‘honoured’ that Higgins will attend match in memory of late player

The boy was rushed to Cork University Hospital  where staff worked to resuscitate him but without success.

Baby discovered by mother with cord around neck when she went to check on her in Cork home

1,000 locals have signed petition opposing council plan to close Waterloo Junction

Senator Joan Freeman says that if elected president her “personal conviction would have absolutely no impact” on her public duty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Áras hopeful speaks of miracle cure and No in abortion referendum

File photograph of a puma. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

‘It is a very large cat and the reports we’ve received have been too credible to ignore’

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan: ‘We must get serious in our mission to make farming greener and cleaner.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

Phil Hogan says EU will reward farmers who make contribution to environmental targets

 Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath said the party would be in support of the reintroduction of some form of SSIA-type (special savings incentive account) scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland needs to adopt a prudent approach and work towards ending deficits in advance of inevitable downturn, says McGrath

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance Michael McGrath called Minister Eoghan Murphy’s threat “a headline-grabbing announcement to coincide with the Fine Gael think-in in Galway”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Threat to strip powers from local authorities will not come to fruition, says Fianna Fáil spokesman

Presidential candidate Gemma O’Doherty: said she had “a constitutional right to my good name”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Presidential hopeful asked about her claims of collusion in murder of Veronica Guerin

 The Republic of Ireland’s Liam Miller in action  during a friendly against Colombia  in 2008. File photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Sold-out benefit game for former international will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Joan Freeman said she found trying to effect change in the Seanad very frustrating. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Nine Cork Fianna Fail councillors backed Senator to run for president on Monday

People in Ireland and Europe need to do more to stop plastic ending up in our oceans as society is going to become more dependent on the sea for food, energy and jobs in the future, the Irish MEP has said.

Deirdre Clune: As world population grows, people will be more dependent on sea

Cork Simon described 2017 as yet another ‘very challenging year’ for the charity. Photograph: iStock

Numbers using charity’s services increased by almost a fifth in ‘very challenging’ year

Nearly 200 landowners are in talks with Kerry County Council over a proposed 20km greenway. Photograph: Kerry County Council

Kerry council in talks with 197 landowners in bid to get 32km greenway project on track

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