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’

Washington Street (pictured) will continue to hear civil cases after criminal cases move to Anglesea Street

High profile murder, drugs and sex abuse cases have been held in ‘Cork’s Palais de Justice’

A spokeswoman for Cork University Hospital confirmed that management and staff were assisting gardaí with an investigation into an incident.

Girl was being treated in all-male ward when incident allegedly happened

 Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, meeting locals on James’s Street, Kilkenny on their visit in May 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Royal expected to retrace footsteps of Queen Victoria in visiting Killarney

A view of the river Lee in Cork. The €6m project includes plans by the OPW to provide flood defences  as part of its €140 million Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme. Photograph: iStock

Project at Morrison’s Island criticised over loss of parking spaces and public access

Cork City Council  voted by 22-6 to approve the public realm project for Morrison’s Island off the South Mall in Cork city centre. File photograph: Google Street View

Councillors vote 22-6 to back public realm project for Morrison’s Island off South Mall

The Blind Boys of Alabama will play the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Line up includes American artists Maria Schneider and Nnenna Freelon

 Prof Patrick O’Shea, UCC president and president of the Irish Universities Association. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Study finds university supports 15,000 jobs and contributes €850m to economy annually

Mother-of-one Michelle Harte might still be alive were it not for the Eighth Amendment having prevented her from obtaining a termination here when she was taking a new cancer therapy and was in remission, Prof Louise Kenny said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Michelle Harte missed many weeks of cancer treatment due to Eighth – Prof Louise Kenny

Composed by Loudest Whisper founder and lead guitarist Brian O’Reilly (above left), The Children of Lir was first staged by the band in 1973. This May 18th and 19th his son Oran (above right) and  granddaughter Orna O’Reilly (centre) both join the show at the Cork Opera House to perform on guitar and in the choir respectively.

Show first staged in 1973 and Polydor Records signed Fermoy combo to record album

Car failed to stop for members of the Regional Support Unit in Cork

‘It is a fraud at the higher end of the scale. The dishonesty is virtually complete’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wicklow man jailed for four years for €1m fraud after jumping bail and fleeing country

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed (second right) visiting the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island last December. Photograph: Department of the Marine

Environmental group says entire site may not be remediated following Minister’s comments

Gardaí investigating images of a man wearing clerical garb engaging in a sex act with another man on the altar of a church are hoping to  establish whether the pictures are authentic or created digitally. File photograph: iStockPhoto

If genuine, gardaí will look to find men involved and establish who published images

Michael McGrath has warned that repealing the Eighth Amendment will leave the unborn exposed to the risk of abortion on demand. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

Michael McGrath issues appeal for No vote as party leader Micheal Martin backs Yes campaign

“I saw he had my heavy duty yard brush in his hands. I shouted at him.” File photograph: Getty Images

Victim feared for life during break-in as burglar wielded yard brush in his hands

The MV Connemara will have the capacity to carry 300-400 car passengers all of whom can avail of cabin accommodation on the 26 hour crossing down to the historic port city of Santander in Cantabria.

The twice weekly sailings will cut 1,200kms off the road journey for many hauliers currently opting for a land bridge via the UK, (...)

Voters going to the polls in the 1983 abortion referendum. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times.

Garda stations and local authorities dealt with requests from would-be voters until 5pm

All four had pleaded guilty to possessing over €50,000 worth of cocaine for sale or supply. Photograph: Getty Images

Four given sentences varying from 5-12 years for operation involving soak fabric from Brazil

Aside from the two accidents, gardaí reported that the three Ed Sheeran concerts passed off without major incident. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

One fan in serious condition while another breaks two legs trying to listen to concert

‘The law and the teaching of the Church have always found a way, with compassion, to deal with the hard cases’

Pastoral letters against repealing the Eighth Amendment are read out to masses

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a man unconscious in Bandon in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday are hoping to be given permission by doctors to speak to him later this week

Man in his early 30s found unconscious with head injuries in Bandon on Monday

“The concept of termination was so vigorously promoted that a ‘group-think’ has come to the fore,” said the Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire.

Dr William Crean says focus should not be solely on individual ‘sad and painful’ situations

“What we are proposing to do here is still protect unborn children but we are deciding to rebalance the discussion around prioritising the health and lives of women.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Simon Coveney says focus should not to be on voters who have already decided

Ian Bailey, who was released without charge twice and has since denied he had anything to do with the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier  in  Co Cork in 1996. Photograph: Eric Luke

An accused person ‘has no legal right’ to testify by video link in a trial in absentia

Margaret McCarthy Creedon  pleaded guilty to charges of  theft  while employed by Macroom Haulage

Margaret McCarthy Creedon stole from Macroom Haulage over a 13-year period

Signage is to be changed at a junction following crashes in which the drivers were using sat nav.

American tourists died at Waterloo Junction last September when giong to Blarney

Ian Bailey: disappointed. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Cork-based journalist to take case to European Court of Human Rights

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha referred to the issue of conscientious objection for those who don’t wish to be involved in terminations. Photograph: Lisa Moyles

Nurses union has had no discussions to date with HSE about the implications of repeal

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said its office had been contacted by many nurses seeking guidance as to what they should do to reassure women in relation to smear tests.

INMO says nurses should have been given accurate information to reassure women

More than 70 per cent of those who are training and will soon qualify as nurses plan to leave the State, according to a survey by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

INMO says 57% of soon to be graduates offered work abroad, while HSE has approached 18%

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro boost to the local economy. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters.

About 150,000 fans set to attend series of concerts in city over bank holiday weekend

Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien,  who disappeared 24 years ago in Cork, at Farmleigh, with a rose during the  Missing Persons Ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cathal O’Brien (23) disappeared from a flat in Cork in April 1994 and is believed to have been murdered

 Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien, who disappeared in Cork in 1994,  with a rose during the  annual missing persons ceremony at Farmleigh in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Authorities seek information about deaths of Cathal O’Brien and Kevin Ball 24 years ago

Berwick Fountain on Cork’s Grand Parade

Berwick Fountain has been a favourite meeting place for generations, says Lord Mayor

 Fine Gael  pressing for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish women can be trusted to make the right decisions about their treatment, says medic

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Cork Fine Gael Vote Yes for the 8th Referendum in Cork. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Simon Coveney says the woman’s story of having to go to the UK for a termination after fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis was horr(...)

Mr Coveney predicted it will be those who are currently undecided who will decide the referendum but he had concerns they may be afraid to vote for change because of the arguments made the No campaign. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fine Gael member deeply upset at plan to legislate for abortion up to 12 weeks

Susan and Tim Corcoran, from Donoughmore, Co Cork,  spoke of their personal experience of the Eighth Amendment at the launch of  Fine Gael’s campaign in Cor for a  Yes vote. Photograph: Brian Lougheed.

Couple told to wait for heartbeat to stop in pregnancy that would not go to full term

Simon Coveney predicted that undecided voters, which he estimated as being about 30 per cent of the electorate,would decide the outcome of the May 25th referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Yes campaign must convince voters that the status quo is no longer acceptable

A stretch of the N22 at Carrigaphooca where a multi-car collision occurred on Friday. Photograph: Google Street View

Man (20s) airlifted to Cork University Hospital but injuries not believed to be life-threatening

Campaigners at the launch of the LoveBoth ‘Vote No’ campaign on April 18th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Benedict O Floinn says proposal to remove rights of unborn from Constitution ‘clearly unjust’

Employee Margaret McCarthy Creedon  pleaded guilty to six sample counts from a total of 50 theft charges at  Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

€70,000 was stolen during recession when employees at Cork haulage company were taking pay cuts

Two men have been jailed for 10 and eight years respectively after being convicted for drug offences after gardaí seized more than €70,000 of cannabis in Cork city last year.  File photograph: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg.

Court hears Ronald McKenzie acted as drug storeman while William Power was ‘cynical organiser’

Long-awaited €850m upgrade due after design phase of project was put out to tender

Gardaí close southbound bore of Jack Lynch Tunnel

Fr John Calnan, pictured here during an earlier court appearance, was given an 18 months suspended prison sentence for the abuse of three girls between 1974 and 1978. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Serial abuser Fr John Calnan (79) has escaped a further jail sentence for the abuse

The driver pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court  to careless driving causing the death of a 45-year-old father of one. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Woman (38) was responding to her children when she took eyes off road and hit cyclist

Simon Coveney: I don’t read a lot into what Jacob Rees Moggs says.

Tánaiste says he believes British PM Theresa May wants to avoid a hard Border

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.

Three-car collision occured Monday morning at junction on the N20 to Mallow

Tusla: It is understood the man resigned from the agency after gardaí reported him. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla spokeswoman says social worker no longer with child protection agency

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

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