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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

Gardaí are investigating the fatal road traffic collision, which occurred at 9.55pm on the R600 at Ballinacourty, Belgooly, Co Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Gardaí investigate fatal collision between Bus Eireann bus and car on Monday night

Former minister of state Donal Creed’s daughters carry his coffin from St Colman’s Church in Macroom, Co Cork after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Former FG minister of state remembered as a family man at funeral in Macroom, Co Cork

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the funeral of Donal Creed, father of Minister Michael Creed, in St Colman’s Church, Macroom, co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Reaction: Taoiseach and ministers insist they don’t want election

The late Donal Creed TD

Mourners queue to sympathise with Michael Creed and his family on death of former TD

Gardaí are  examining CCTV footage from the area and have also spoken to neighbours  in a bid to try to establish what exactly happened to the man. Photograph:  Frank Miller

The 49-year-old remains in critical condition following incident at end of work night out

A drink-driver (21) involved in a crash that seriously injured a passenger has been jailed

Court hears driver (21) had been drinking and speeding and had no insurance at time of single-vehicle crash

The Judge said there were no aggravating factors, such as sppeding or drink, involved in the case.

Suspended sentence for man whose lapse of concentration led to tragedy in west Cork

Gardaí found 46.3kg of cannabis herb in Aidan Crowne’s house in 2008. Photograph: Getty Images

Aidan Crowne fled bail in 2008 but returned when brother became terminally ill

Political crisis: Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald leaving Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Political crisis: ‘We have everyone from polling officers to count staff’

Donal Creed

Cork Fine Gael TD served 22 years in the Dáil and was father of Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said the complainant had showed great maturity and insight in his victim impact statement

John Rath (62) expresses remorse at ‘horrendous’ five-year abuse to which he subjected victim

Fomer garda John O’Halloran who appeared in Cork Circuit Criminal Court  on corruption and fraud charges. Photograph: Provision

The 46-year-old was based at Barrack Street Garda station in Cork city

Gardaí  found  cannabis, worth €18,950, stashed in a bag hidden in a wooded area near Coneybeg, Rathpeacon, Co Cork.

One man was arrested while searching for stashed drugs as gardaí searched house

Gardaí in Cork arrested 15 people last week for obstructing the footpath while begging. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cities targeted due to increased footfall before Christmas

River Lee: The Government must recognise the position and ambition of Cork as Ireland’s second city, according to Cork Chamber. File photograph: Google Street View

City has potential to become driver of regional growth like Manchester – president

Sam Davidson, John Wilson, Alan Niblock, of John Wilson’s Taste, playing Cork this Friday night. Photograph: Brigitte “Bibi” Lehmann

After combating cancer, John Wilson back on road with own version of seminal group

Man sentenced after pleading guilty to threatening to kill his mother and girlfriend

Dr Michael Obrowski who appeared at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph:  Cork Courts

Dr Michael Obrowski had denied allegation of abuse by woman in Midleton in 2012

Dr Michael Obrowski told Cork Circuit Criminal Court his surgery was being painted on the day of the alleged assault

Woman claims Dr Michael Obrowski examined her internally for no reason

Cork Street Names Campaign members have been charged with criminal damage to certain Cork street signs by blacking them out.

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla and group say honouring British monarch insults Famine dead

Members of the Travelling community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

No any addition to Traveller accommodation in Cork in nearly 30 years, says campaigner

Michael A O’Sullivan, chairman of the Mercy University Hospital in Cork: ‘Don’t believe the facile populist analysis that it is the health sector’s inability to manage budgets that is the reason for overruns each year.’ File image: Google Streetview

Head of Mercy hospital urges extra funds to maintain current services due to ageing population

Louise O’Keeffe took Ireland to the ECHR over its failure to protect her from teacher Leo Hickey when she was a pupil at Dunderrow National School in Co Cork in the 1970s, and won the case. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Taoiseach challenged to look at stance on ECHR ruling used to stop damages payments

Lungus Capital says ‘Leeside Apartments are currently not in compliance with their fire certificates.’

Claim block was forced to close for refurbishment work does not stand up, says councillor

Members of the Navy with the cocaine haul seized on the yacht Makayabella, in Haulbowline Naval base, Cork in 2014. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Jonathan Powell received a ten year sentence for skippering the Makayabella in 2014

Zevas hopes to fill most of the Cork positions before Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Outsourcing company provides services to Google, Twitter and PayPal

YapStone said it had decided to grow its irish presence by establishing a product engineering development centre at its Drogheda facility.

YapStone, CarePlus and Zevas Communications all in expansion mode

Lawyers for Ian  Bailey have lodged an appeal  against a decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted for the voluntary homicide of   Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above) in Co Cork in December 1996.

Details emerge as Bailey prepares to appeal decision by French authorities to charge him

A man has been given a suspended jail term after he admitted making a false report to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) about being assaulted by gardaí in Cork.

James O’Leary claimed he was thrown out door of station in Cork city as he left custody

The man was charged with being intoxicated to such an extent on board  that he might give rise to a reasonable apprehension that he was a danger to himself or others on the flight. Photograph: PA.

Man charged with assaulting air stewardess on board flight and being dangerously drunk

The Irish Wind Farmers Association said Ireland was well positioned to capitalise on its location at the western edge of Europe to rely on wind energy. Photograph: Getty Images

Developing wind energy in rural Ireland could benefit local economy, says IWFA

Cllr Seamus McGrath of Fianna Fáil urged An Bord Pleanála not to rush into any decision on the M28

Single lane loop from M28 to Southern Ring Road will lead to congestion, says councillor

Edward Dambrauskas  co-operated in full with the investigation and travelled back from Illinois every time the case was listed in court.

West Cork couple in 1934 Morgan struck by hired car driven by visitor from Illinois

Michael Cornacchia  died from ingesting ecstasy and U-47700. Photograph: Provision

Teenager pleads guilty to possessing synthetic drug which claimed life of Cork boy (16)

Michael O’Riordan  volunteered to fight against Franco without any expectation of the war being won. Photograph: Alan Betson

Manus O’Riordan says father ‘honour-bound’ to defend Spanish republic against Franco

Gardaí believe the two victims had innocently stumbled upon the gang of around 25 teenagers in the Wilton Court area of Co Cork.

One victim suffered stab wounds to kidneys, another got head injuries in gang attack

A file image of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín during his hurling career. On Sundaym the All Ireland winner told the annual Sean Moylan commemoration in north Cork on Sunday that the former War of Independence leader was a trailblazer. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sean Moylan moved from military role to a politician who recognised value of education

The Gearagh was flooded as part the River Lee Hydro-electric scheme in the 1950s

MEP says public access to the Gearagh near Macroom in Co Cork must be restored

The N28 on the approach to Ringaskiddy, in Cork. A group of pharmaceutical companies has backed residents’ calls for an upgrade of the route to a  motorway to be diverted around Ringaskiddy village. File photograph: Google Street View

Group backs residents’ calls for M28 in Cork to be diverted around Ringaskiddy village

A  public health nurse is due to face trial at the Circuit Court over the alleged theft of €50,000 from  pensioner in Co Cork.

Accused will fully contest each and every allegation, woman’s solicitor tells judge

Commercial rates, the local property tax and car parking costs will remain unchanged in the Cork City Council area next year. Image: Google Street View.

Budget increases by 4.75% to €160m with focus on housing, roads and inclusion

The proposed €220 million upgrade of the existing N28 from Cork to Ringaskiddy to a motorway will create a port motorway but will fail to provide either strategic connectivity to Cork Airport or a proper linkage to the existing N40 Southern Ring Road around Cork, an oral hearing has been told. Photograph: iStock

Council and TII accused of opting for the cheapest option which will not provide a linkage between the port and Cork Airport

The Port of Cork Company says the full development  potential of Cork’s docklands will not be realised until its port related industries  and its container terminal are relocated to Ringaskiddy.

Port company says planned €220m motorway will allow land to be freed up for further development

Cedric Simpson pictured at Cork District Court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Lynn Anderson. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

British woman died after driver bent over to pick up pen in footwell and hit another car

Concern over motorway plan. Photograph: Getty Images

Council should have looked more seriously at alternative routes, Rochestown residents tell planning hearing

The continuing housing and homeless crisis meant all of the community’s services were operating at or above capacity. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Homelessness crisis worsens as record numbers availing of emergency beds

Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer said residents of suburbs such as Douglas, Rochestown and Grange were not opposed to the M28 motorway but rather the route chosen by Cork County Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Hearing taking place into plans to upgrade N28 as means to link city to Ringaskiddy

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and Garda technical experts examine the scene in Skibbereen where John Ustic’s body was found. Photograph: Provision

John Ustic’s body was found at his rented home in Skibbereen after he was assaulted

Charleville Credit Union

Move follows decision by Central Bank to appoint liquidators to Charleville branch

The woman’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alarm raised when woman’s carer called to house and found fire in the kitchen

Cork City captains Jack O’Sullivan Byrne (under-17), Alan Bennett, John Dunleavy and Ciara McNamara were greeted by thousands of fans on Monday night. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Celebrations in full swing after Cork City FC win historic double and ladies’ side clinch cup

These tools, believed to be stolen, were discovered when gardaí on routine patrol stopped a van towing a trailer at Irishtown, Mountmellick, at about 5am on Saturday. Photographs: An Garda Síochána

Dublin-based gang have stolen tens of thousands of euro in a series of burglaries in Cork

Olumatemilorun Jimoh at Cork Circuit Criminal Court: a forensic psychiatrist said Mr Jimoh had responded well to anti-psychotic medication but at the time of the attack he was clearly schizophrenic. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Victim left wheelchair-bound after attack by man who felt an angel had compelled him to act

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

‘Where is freedom of speech?’ Alphonsus Cullinan asks after impeachment vote

Man to appear again at Bandon District Court on November 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Liam O’Connell remanded on bail after seizure of €245,000 of cocaine and cannabis

 Cork city: plan to move boundaries would bring areas belonging to the Cork County Council under the control of Cork City  Council.

Negotiation advised on Cork County Council ceding of land, people and revenue to city

The Kinsale find is one of the biggest in Cork this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe cocaine and cannabis destined for revellers attending the Cork jazz festival

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute paid to Col Pat Quinlan who led 155 Defence Members safely back to Ireland in 1961

The trial will resume at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Google Street View

Man requires use of wheelchair following incident at house in Cork in 2016

Martin Linehan is brought into court in Cork.  Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Martin Linehan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death of Gabriel Lege

Garda John O’Halloran who appeared in Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Friday on corruption and fraud charges. Photograph: Provision

John O’Halloran obtained cheques drawn on UCC student union account

Rory Fitzpatrick, chief executive of the  National Space Centre Ltd, with students, Kate Buckley, Eimear Manning, Melanie McGrath and Abbie O’Mahony  in Glanmire Community College as the school made  direct contact with the  International Space Station. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

US astronaut Joe Acaba takes questions from Cork second-level pupils about life in space

Cork City Council CEO Ann Doherty said in her letter that a “call for some form of mediation has merit” and welcomed the acknowledgment by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy (above) that the IOG “is well positioned to perform any required mediation”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Move boosts hopes that boundary extension dispute can be resolved

Specialist crews from ENEDIS, the electric grid operator for much of France pictured leaving Midleton, east Cork, following their work helping ESB Networks. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

More than 4,500 crew worked to restore power to 400,000 customers affected by storm

An aerial view of Cork Harbour where a new treatment plant is making a significant impact on the volume of raw sewerage being pumped into the water.

Marcia D’Alton says long-standing issue finally being dealt with by €112m treatment plant

The planning board was due to give a decision on Wednesday on the plan for the 240,000 tonnes municipal and hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Image: Google Maps

Latest deferral comes 18 months after oral hearing on Indaver’s €160m Ringaskiddy plan

It is understood that the man’s decision to go on to the roof was not a protest but may have stemmed from some personal issues. File photograph of Cork Prison: Alan Betson

Man was removed from top of building by staff using cherrypicker on Tuesday morning

Cancer care nurse and mother of one Clare O’Neill was killed when a tree hit her car near her home at Aglish in west Waterford last Monday

‘Mam left as she lived, she was one of a kind’, Clare O’Neill’s daughter tells mourners

Bill Kenneally has  pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts that he indecently assaulted 10 boys between October 1984 and December 1987.

‘No grounds’ for saying inquiry would prejudice appeal or future investigations

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