Kerry Babies protest at Leinster House in 1985 supporting Joanna Hayes. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Murder inquiry into ‘frenzied’ killing of baby found on Cahersiveen beach

A 1985 file image of Joanne Hayes, who has received an apology over the botched garda investigation into the Kerry babies case. Image: Tom Lawlor.

Solicitor praises resilience of family as Varadkar says compensation to be discussed

Joanne Hayes, June 1985. A DNA test carried out late last year into Baby John, who was about five days old and had been dead for two days, proved Ms Hayes could not have been the mother. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gardaí plan to identify people to ask for DNA samples in a bid to identify relatives of infant

Garda Breda O’Donoghue, Det Walter O’Sullivan, Supt Flor Murphy and Det John Brennan  at the Kerry Babies press conference in Cahersiveen Garda station on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Gardaí begin new investigation into death of Baby John ‘as if it happened today’

Joanne Hayes picutred at the Kerry babies tribunal tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Peter Thursfield.

Regret expressed that it took so long to confirm Joanne Hayes is not Baby John’s mother

White Strand beach in Co Kerry where the body of ‘Baby John’ was found.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh  The Beach White Strand where the Kerry Baby named John was washed up in Caherciveen Co Kerry and found by farmer John Griffin. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

‘I was trying to say to myself it was a doll but deep down I knew it wasn’t’

Joanne Hayes: charges against her were dropped.

Regret expressed that it took so long to confirm Joanne Hayes is not Baby John’s mother

Man in 70s was walking on the outskirts of Clonakilty when he was struck by a car

Micheál Martin: “I will be making a comprehensive statement in due course.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader reading submissions made to Oireachtas committee before statement

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin “have tried to change the narrative of what happened”.

Martin welcomes McElduff exit but controversy ‘evidence of poor Sinn Féin judgment’

 Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael TDs and senators meet to debate abortion

Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael wants to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

‘Nobody in Fine Gael will be taking Fianna Fáil for granted,’ says Tánaiste

The Anglesea Street Courthouse refurbishment will involve an expansion of the existing landmark building to include six courtrooms and improved custody cells. Image: Courts Service

Work on Anglesea Street courthouse due to be finished by end of March

 Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster at the  Killarney Economic Conference in Co Kerry at the weekend. Photograph:  Valerie O Sullivan/PA

Simon Coveney hopes the resignation will provide ‘some positivity politically in Northern Ireland’

Man was charged with possession of cannabis herb for sale or supply. Photograph: Getty Images

Detectives find 10kg of cannabis herb during search of house in Ballymakeera village

Prof Gavin Barrett said it was clear from the UK perspective that its priority was not trade as it was “getting out of the best international trade deal in the entire world”. Photograph: iStock

Brexit negotiations unique in terms of international trade deals, says EU law expert

‘There is a moment in time when there will be a flip between the older and the young population,’ said Prof Catherine Barnard of University of Cambridge.  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Brexiteers underestimate impact of WTO rules on sovereignty, economic conference told

Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with her husband, former Senator Paul Bradford. File photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Bradford and Lucinda Creighton expelled after voting against Bill in July 2013

Hassan Bal, who was born in the UK but came to Ireland when he was 12 and holds Irish citizenship, spoke only to confirm his identity and his guilty pleas to both charges.

Hassan Bal remanded in custody after pleading guilty to two separate terrorist-related offences

Members of Youghal RNLI boarded the fishing boat with a salvage pump and quickly began to pump the water overboard. Photograph: Youghal RNLI

Irish Coast Guard also assisted in operation at Whiting Bay off Ardmore in Co Waterford

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: had a preliminary discussion with the Attorney General about holding a commission of investigation into the handling of complaints against Kenneally in the 1980s by various state agencies.  Photograph:

Minister to explore holding a commission of investigation into handling of complaints

The latest discoveries at the South Main Street site confirm Cork’s significance in the Hiberno-Norse world, archaeologist says

Items including swords and foundations of buildings found at site of the planned events centre

The occupants of the car involved in the collision were unharmed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Cork woman questions why crew had to stay with her for two hours while she was processed

 Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with her husband, former Senator Paul Bradford. File photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Bradford says he heard rumour but is not interested in running for party in Cork East

The proposed boundary represented a compromise as it excluded Carrigtwohill and Little island which had also been recommended for inclusion in a report

FF and FG will support legislation to give effect to controversial extension, says Terry Shannon

The Baltimore lifeboat, the Alan Massey. File photograph: Provision

Baltimore RNLI brought man ashore from Sherkin Island days after operation on Heir Island

Cork University Hospital patient transfer: purpose is to free up capacity so more patients can be admitted from the emergency department. Photograph: Patrick Hogan/Provision

CUH frees up beds for new admissions by moving some non-complex cases elsewhere

Gardai have  begun harvesting CCTV footage from the Passage West area to see if it can explain what happened to the man.

Investigation appears to rule out possibility that man was hit and run victim

Bill Kenneally. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Man claims gardaí were aware as far back as 1979 that Kenneally was abusing boys

Polish national (38) to be charged with the murder of Marek Swider (40) after card game

Jason Clancy, who triggered a Garda investigation into abuse by Bill Kenneally (above), said a statement by Minister for Justice Charlie  Flanagan that he cannot allow a commission of investigation to begin on legal advice was very disappointing.  File photograph: Patrick Browne

Flanagan says holding inquiry now could prejudice possible future proceedings

Artist’s impression of the planned regeneration of  Heartbreak Pier in Cobh. A new phase of investment will see the creation of a contemporary walkway structure to provide a viewing point for visitors.

Landmark was used by generations of emigrants, including 123 who boarded Titanic

Gardaí investigating the murder of a man (40) in Co Cavan on New Year’s Eve have arrested a man in Cork city for questioning .

Polish man presented himself for questioning about death of Marek Swider

A boat is stranded on the edge of a pier after it was washed there by floods in Galway, Ireland, January 3rd, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Met Éireann warns of gale force winds, heavy rain and sleet throughout the morning

Victims of Waterford sex abuser Bill Kenneally have appealed to anyone with any information about the sports coach’s crimes to contact them.

Abuse survivors appeal for information on former Waterford sports coach’s crimes

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

Prosecution upgrades charges following postmortem on Charlie McCarthy’s body

Flood waters entered houses on Fr Griffin Road, Galway, during Storm Eleanor on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

ESB deals with 55,000 faults as gusts of up to 140km/h are reported off the west coast

Photograph: Aghada GAA Club/Facebook

Charlie McCarthy (32) was a wonderful husband and adoring father, says friend

Caroline Sweeney with her daughters, Jamie and Zara

Caroline Sweeney had told how she wanted to live to see her daughters grow up

A photograph from last year’s arrow ceremony shows Joszef Sztana from Hungary at Hook Head Lighthouse. Photograph: Patrick Browne

New Year’s Day event will see mayor cast arrow into sea to symbolise port’s authority over estuary

The   Baltimore lifeboat, the Alan Massey. File photograph: Provision

RNLI also called to assist bodyboarders in difficulty at Barleycove

Cork District Court heard a man was outside a hotel having a cigarette when he was mugged

Man remanded in custody after being charged with mugging in Cork city centre

Judge Olann Kelleher warned Michael Praetor he risked being taken into custody if he failed to abide by the bail conditions but Mr Praetor said he understood that and would fully comply with them. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Judge orders man to make no public comment about a serving garda, a judge or staff at Irish Examiner

Conchobar Ó Laoghaire and Senator Jerry Buttimer at their wedding  in Triskel Christchurch, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Party’s first openly gay TD says for years he never thought marriage would be possible

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

More details emerge about man charged over death of father-of-two over Christmas period

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy has opted not to introduce the proposed boundary change by way of ministerial order.

Lord Mayor of Cork hails confirmation by Minister of intention to introduce legislation

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

Charlie McCarthy from Aghada in east Cork died from injuries suffered in serious assault on December 23rd

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

East Cork father-of-two Charlie McCarthy received stab wound to head in Perth attack

A file image of Dunmanway Garda station which a court heard was attacked by two men armed with an iron bar.  Photograph: Google Street view

Two men told by court to stay out of Dunmanway and not to interfere with witnesses

Judge Brian Sheridan granted the state application and remanded Ms Kenneally on her own bond of €500 to appear at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on February 6th for trial on indictment. Photograph: Google Maps

Defence solicitor says his client will fully contest the charges

The suspect was arrested nearby and brought to Bandon Garda Station where he was detained for questioning. Photograph: Google Maps

Thomas O’Neill remanded in custody after being charged over aggravated burglary

Gardaí at the scene on Grand Parade, Cork. Photograph: Provision

Married man was out socialising in Cork with family members

Judge Brian Sheridan remanded both accused in custody to appear again at Fermoy District Court

Arrests after Garda investigation into activities of gang in Munster

FF Cllr Terry Shannon said he believed Cork County Council was intent on making an agreement on a boundary impossible.

Council members last week voted against a deal agreed by county and city chiefs

English Market fishmonger Pat O’Connell: “it looks to be very organised with one set begging and then others collecting from them.” Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Garda suspect group in Romania is flying in people to beg in run-up to Christmas

Leo  Owens had been found at the bottom of stairs on a first floor landing in the Cobh house at around 5pm by a neighbour who lived in another flat in the building. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Investigators believe Leo Owens died from injuries sustained in a fall at his home

Finbarr Savage (43) appeared at Cork District Court charged with causing criminal damage to a garda patrol van and producing two knives at Mayfield Garda Station in Cork. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Defence solicitor tells court his client’s behaviour was ‘some kind of bizarre cry for help’

The body of the 48-year-old was found at the bottom of stairs on the first floor of the house at Harbour Hill in Cobh at around 5pm by a neighbour living in the house which is divided into flats.

The 48-year-old man was found at the bottom of the stairs of his home in Harbour Hill

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Failure of city and county councils to agree new boundary prompts request to Murphy

Cork bishops said there was an increasing awareness of the problem of homelessness in Irish society. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops in Cork thank charities for their work

Sr Mary Deane  with Dr Mary McAleese beneath a portrait of Nano Nagle pictured at the official opening of Nano Nagle Place in Cork City on Monday, December 18th, 2017. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Presentation Sisters founder remembered at official opening by Ms McAleese of €10.5 million Nano Nagle Place in Cork

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Councillors vote down compromise boundary agreement after seeking legal advice

A number of events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917. Photograph: Robin Barnett/Twitter

Relatives of those who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed in 1917 speak of pride at ceremony

Leeside Apartments  complex in Cork city centre.

Cork campaigner urges Government to close refurbishment loopholes for landlords

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator

Campaigners against project hope ninth deferral shows objections being taken seriously

The survey found 80 per cent of those visiting from outside Waterford paid for accommodation

Nine out of 10 visitors to new walk and cycle trail rate facility as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’

 The memorials for the SS Formby (right) and SS Coningbeg in Waterford. Photograph: Google Street View

SS Formby and SS Coningbeg torpedoed by German submarine, leaving 83 people dead

Charges follow discovery of seven kilos of cannabis herb in Kanturk area

Owner Lungus Capital says Leeside Apartments are currently not in compliance with its fire certificates.

Over 20 families facing eviction from Leeside Apartments due to refurbishment works

Spike Island

Former prison and fort comes in ahead of the Great Wall of China and Mount Kilimanjaro

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy is expected to bring to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting a recommendation for approval of the agreed extension of Cork city’s boundary. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

County councillors criticise decision to transfer commuter towns to city council

Survey:  a total of 26,635 patients were invited to participate in May 2017. Some 13,706 took part, a response rate of 51 per cent. Photograph: Getty

Patient survey drew on overseas questions and is largest inquiry outside Irish census

A woman makes her way  through flood waters in Cork city on  February 4th, 2014. Flooding  had hit a large part of the country for a second day. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Over 1,000 submissions received on scheme designed to protect more than 2,000 properties

(From left) Steve Alexander, Doug Alexander jnr and their parents Doug Alexander Snr and Lily Alexander died  after their rental car collided with a lorry in Wexford. Photograph: via Facebook

Four members of Irish-American family from Chicago died when car hit by truck

A 41-year-old man has been remanded on bail after being charged in connection with drugs seizure in north Cork on Friday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Second man and woman charged in connection with same operation released on bail

The victim was stabbed during a row between two men on Keating Street (above to right) off O’Connell Street (above centre) in the centre of Dungarvan town at about 3am this morning. File photograph: Google Street View

Victim in his 30s in critical but stable condition following emergency surgery

Three people have been arrested following drugs seizures in Cork. Photograph: Frank Miller

Two men and a woman detained after gardaí find cocaine and cannabis during searches

Francis Denvir on his 100th brthday in 2015. Photograph: Denis Boyle

Frank Denvir, one of Ireland’s longest surviving participants, laid to rest in Co Cork

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

Francis Denvir awarded Legion d’Honneur in recognition of role in liberation of France

Adam O’Keeffe, with an address c/o St Vincent’s Hostel, has been charged with the murder of Amy McCarthy at Sheares Street, Cork.

22-year-old Amy McCarthy was found dead in a derelict office earlier this year

The homeless woman, who was in her mid-40s, has been named locally as Kathleen O’Sullivan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Three rough sleepers have died on Irish streets since last week

The Cork Local Government review group had recommended an even more expansive extension, which would have seen Killumney outside Ballincollig, Little Island and Carrigtwohill in east Cork also become part of the city.

‘We, as a county council, effectively had a gun put to our heads,’ Cllr Derry Canty says

Gardaí confiscated three caravans and a car on suspicion they were stolen. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Three men arrested in relation to spate of burglaries and thefts over the past few months

Cork Airport is to be incorporated into Cork city under the agreement reached between the city and county councils.

Councils agree deal to expand city to include satellite towns and Cork Airport

Det Garda Padraig Reddington gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution in relation to both charges, and told the court  Mr O’Brien made no reply to either charge after caution

John Buddy O’Brien brought before Mallow District Court where he was charged with two offences

Steve Alexander, Doug Alexander jnr and their parents Doug Alexander Snr and Lily Alexander died on Monday after their rental car collided with a lorry in Wexford. Photograph: Facebook

U-turn believed to have caused crash that killed family visiting from US for funeral

A lifeboat station at Union Hall in Cork is to be made permanent  following a successful trial.  File photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

West Cork facility set up after 2012 tragedy when Tit Bonhomme trawler sank taking five lives

Gardai near the scene of a fatal crash in Co Wexford in which four people died. Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Couple in their 70s and their two sons die after car and lorry collide outside New Ross

Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla. File photograph: People’s Convention

Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla says is entitled to have criminal damage charges heard in Irish

Eoghan Murphy has retained the power to impose a boundary extension if both parties fail to reach an agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister retains power to impose expansion if councillors fail to form agreement

Gardaí in Cork are attempting to establish the cause of an explosion at a house in Cork city on Saturday morning.

Pair, aged in their 70s, suffered minor burn injuries after suspected gas explosion

A message posted on the Marymount Hospice online memorial Christmas Tree.

Palliative care service provider has created online memorial Christmas tree

A proposed €220 million upgrade to a motorway of the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road is essential to bring further investment in the pharmaceutical industry, Cork Chamber has claimed.

Locals allege project backers trying to bulldoze it through without regard for residents

Michael Collins leaving 10 Downing Street during treaty negotiations between representatives of Sinn Fein and the British government which resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Former chairman of the Beal na Blath Commemoration Committee urges Taoiseach to address pay grievances

Gardaí discovered €30,000 worth of cannabis herb and €12,000 worth of cocaine concealed in the vehicle. File photograph: PA

Officers stop car on the N8 at Corrin outside Fermoy on its way towards Cork city

Aidan O’Driscoll was killed in December 2016.

Detectives arrest and question teenager about Aidan O’Driscoll killing in 2016

Street scene of Patrick Street,  Cork, showing No. 68 K & M O’Connell and Thompsons Cafe, including a ‘shawlie’, taken in the 1960s. Photograph: Anthony Barry

Photographs were taken by late Anthony Barry when he was Lord Mayor of Cork

First responders and ambulance crews pictured during the ‘Cork City City Safe 17’ exercise in a Cork city nightclub. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Training exercise aimed to see how services would respond to Istanbul-type attack

Four people have been remanded in custody by a judge in Bantry

Gardaí believe gang were producing cocaine as part of an international crime group

Gardaí in West Cork have arrested three men and a woman following the discovery of an elaborate drugs laboratory. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí believe operation was set up to extract cocaine hidden in fabric and sell it in the run up to Christmas

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