The People’s Park Haulbowline was officially opened on Saturday. Pictured are (  from left) Tim Lucey, chief executive, Cork County Council; Minister Michael McGrath; Cllr Gillian Coughlan, Mayor of the County of Cork; Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and his daughter Annalise;  Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Cormac Ó Suilleabháin, senior engineer, Cork County Council. Photograph:  Brian Lougheed

More than 650,000 tonnes of waste from Irish Steel plant is sealed in and made safe

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin,  this weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Martin denies tensions with Holohan over proposed reopening of indoor dining

Ten years ago poet and Fianna Fáil supporter Thomas McCarthy said the party was ‘not a political philosophy, as such’ but rather the combination of men, and it was largely men, of ‘certain social origins and frustrated private hopes’.

Activists acknowledge issue of identity essential to repelling threats from Fine Gael and Sinn Féin

Illustration of the plan at Proby’s Quay

‘Game-changing’ plan will see one of the most historic parts of the city redeveloped

The Castletownbere RNLI crew rescued the kayaker and his dog, Lucky, after a night out at sea. Photograph: Castletownbere RNLI

Lucky and owner were rescued after being separated during adventure to Bull Rock

The judge said that Margaret Buttimer ‘has disregarded the rights to health and safety of those who work in frontline retail’. File photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Cork Court

Judge cites failure to take ‘basic care for protection’ of health and safety of citizens

Gardaí in Cork were questioning a man on Saturday night following the seizure of €160,000 worth of drugs after they stopped and searched a car and later searched a house in north Cork

Drugs seized during operations and searches in Cork, Dublin and Wicklow

Marie Farrell: Detectives have taken a statement from the former shopkeeper in which she identified a man she saw near Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s house on the night of her murder. Photograph: Courts Collins

Marie Farrell identified man seen near Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s house as associate of victim’s husband

Eamon Fleming suggests ‘there’s a certain amount of kite flying here by the Government’ with regard to the new figures. File photograph: Daragh McSweeney / Provision

Practitioners surprised by announcement but accept that guidelines have had impact

Restaurant Association chief executive Adrian Cummins said  Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly “must instruct Nphet to attend”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government facing increased calls for antigen testing to be used in indoor hospitality sector

Discussions between Government and the hospitality sector will take place on Monday.

‘What’s a really important principle is that people are not excluded because of their age’

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin in Cork on Saturday for the launch of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme annual progress report. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Northern Ireland protocol causing ‘big disaffection in the unionist community’, says British ambassador to Ireland

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin  at Gerry O’Sullivan Park in Cork to launch the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme annual progress report on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Delta variant will not stop children returning to school in September, says Micheál Martin

The NTA, which launched the Cork Bus Network Redesign Choices report on Thursday, hopes to dramatically reduce the 74 per cent of journeys in the greater cork area that are currently taken by car

New strategy targets fourfold increase in the numbers using public transport by 2040

Ian Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí and questioned about the killing but was never charged. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lawyers for murdered French woman challenge Bailey to present evidence at a new trial

The man was unanimously found guilty by a jury. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Judge praises victim for her honesty and credibility during distressing testimony

The man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and using an imitation firearm. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man had imitation firearm which gardaí believed to be real, court hears

Fortune Chigumira was given an 18 month suspended sentence and banned from driving for 18 months  which Judge Ó Donnabháin said was a serious penalty given his dependence on driving for work.

Victim was deaf and never heard vehicle reversing wrong way down Cork street

 Glounthane in east Cork, where a house  “was finished well but it attracted great interest at least partly as a result of companies telling people that they can now work from home”. File photograph: Google Street View

‘Houses are like hens’ teeth here’ – house prices outside Dublin continue to rise

Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered in West Cork in December 1996.

Netflix series to air this week as ‘new information’ is passed to gardaí by Jim Sheridan

Main Street, Schull: As the village’s  brightly painted cafes and pubs shook off a year or more of Covid restrictions,  the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has still not gone away. Photograph: Daniel Newman

Two new documentaries have put the west Cork village of Schull back in the spotlight

“I lived a blissful childhood until I joined the scouts and met Dave Barry. He stole my youth and my innocence.”

David Barry’s ‘vile self-gratification, lies and deceit had a profound negative effect on our lives’

  was approached by a gang in France and asked to bring the drugs to Ireland, the court heard. File photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Ltd

Polish man was to be paid €2,500 to smuggle the drugs into Ireland on ferry from France

Former scout leader David Barry who has been jailed for five years after having pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to a total of 29 separate indecent or sexual assault charges on the boys between 1986 and 2008.

David Barry plied teenage victims with alcohol before sexually assaulting them, court hears

Sr Irene Gibson and Sr Anne Marie Loeman, Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus, are pictured leaving Skibbereen District Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts.

Dublin native Sr Irene Gibson established her first hermitage in Co Mayo in 1990s

Sr Irene Gibson and Sr Annemarie Loeman,  Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus, are pictured leaving Skibbereen District Court on Tuesday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts.

Case against Sr Irene Gibson related to erection of chapel and other structures in Leap

The house in Schull, Co Cork, that belonged to Sophie du Plantier, and the cross marking the spot where she was murdered. Photograph: Eric Luke

Trailer confirms his view that documentary will seek to demonise him, Bailey says

Since early 2020, several hundred cannabis growhouses have been uncovered by gardaí. Photograph: iStock

Number of cultivation and drug manufacture offences doubled last year during pandemic

The Taoiseach said the increasing rates of vaccination have Ireland on course to participate in the EU Covid Digital Certificate.

Taoiseach says impact of move to cut interval between doses will start to be seen

Micheál Martin: ‘I do think the capacity is there within the DUP and within political parties in the North to pull this back.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Vital that both the Stormont Assembly and Executive are maintained, Martin says

Taoiseach Micheál Martin acknowledged most recent estimates suggest the new hospital, which is to be built on the St Vincent’s Hospital campus, pictured above, will cost €800 million. File photograph.

Leaders agree on issue of availability of services at proposed facility

Ian Bailey: ‘I don’t want sympathy, particularly, all I want is honest, truthful objectivity.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sky to remove contributions after family object to documentary’s take on Ian Bailey

The Janssen Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty

About 800 pharmacies nationwide expected to take part in rollout of Covid-19 vaccines

Margaret Buttimer is pictured leaving Bandon District Court on May 24th after receiving a suspended sentence for refusing to wear a face covering.

Court hears Margaret Buttimer refused to wear a mask on two separate occasions

 Mr Justice Michael White’s appointment was confirmed following a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mr Justice Michael White to lead the commission investigating handling of complaints

The three members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation – former judge Yvonne Murphy (above), Dr William Duncan and Prof Mary Daly – have not replied to calls to appear before an Oireachtas committee. File photograph: Eric Luke

Members of commission have not replied to calls to appear before Oireachtas committee

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin: seeking to play down tensions between the EU and the UK over the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London wants more flexibility from EU on goods checks as Biden expected to intervene

The house in Clashmore, Co Waterford, where Mia O’Connell died after being attacked by a dog. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Three-month-old Mia O’Connell died after dog gained entry to house, attacked her

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and  An Taoiseach Micheál Martin at the official opening of the Penrose Dock office complex in Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Increasing speed of vaccine rollout could enable workers to return sooner, says Martin

 An Taoiseach Michéal Martin on  Princes Street in Cork city on Tuesday. He said: ‘We will take it step by step – before Christmas we had similar issues, we were heading towards a no-deal Brexit – Maros Sefcovic and David Frost managed to work things out and they got sorted.’ Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan /OSM Photo

Martin believes row between EU and UK over imposition of post-Brexit controls can be resolved

Garfield Ebbs was remanded on bail to appear on September 8th  for sentence.

Accused also pleads guilty to filming males in toilets at various locations around Cork

Lord mayor of Cork Tomás Mac Curtain was murdered at his home on March 20th, 1920

Regular members of RIC were blamed for killing in Blackpool on March 24th, 1920

Fishing vessels in Cobh, Co Cork. File photograph: Getty

Brexit deal on fisheries will cost Irish fishing 4,000 jobs , fishermen warn

UCC interim President Professor John O’Halloran addressing the commemoration. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Men should have been treated as prisoners of war, according to historian Gabriel Doherty

Jason Callaghan from Lower Barrack Street, Cork was convicted of assaulting a fisheries officer in the course of carrying out their duties

Accused jailed for four months for assaulting on officer investigating illegal fishing

Ian  Bailey (64), who was convicted in absentia in France in 2019 of the murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier but was never charged in Ireland in relation to her death. Photograph:Nick Bradshaw

Bailey has written to Garda Commissioner alleging a conspiracy to frame him for killing

Dr Mary Favier, former president of the Irish College of General Practitioners, said the impact of the cyberattack on the HSE is just about manageable at the moment but she is concerned for the future. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Blood tests and X-rays which rely on IT among procedures facing major delays

Noel Barry, from Cherry Tree Road, Togher, was sentenced to three years in jail with the  final year suspended. He was ordered to have no contact with the Blair family for five years.

Judge says Noel Barry’s actions aimed to cause maximum pain to a grieving family

Anthony O’Sullivan, from Araglen Court, Deanrock Estate in Togher, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to robbery at the AllCare Pharmacy, Douglas Road, on March 6th, 2021. File photograph: Allcare Pharmacy

Anthony O’Sullivan (34) sentenced to three and a half years with 12 months suspended

Foreign truck drivers relying on SatNav systems to find their way around Ireland are a serious danger on the roads, a judge has warned.

Jiri Hrudres (30) given suspended sentence over serious collision in north Co Cork

When gardaí searched the accused they found four plastic bags of heroin. File photograph: Getty

Accused has been heroin addict for a decade and had more than 30 previous convictions

The French registered fishing vessel Rio Da Bouza that recovered a partial human torso when fishing 180 miles south of Ireland and brought the remains to Castletownbere, West Cork. Photograph: Niall Duffy/WestCorkPhoto

Garda investigation led to identification of fisherman (36) and return of body to family in Indonesia

Patrick Street, Cork. File photograph: Getty Images

Cork Business Association predicts greater pick-up when hospitality opens next month

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We served together for many years on Cork City Council and Tim was a true son of the north side of the city’

Former Fianna Fáil councillor (87) died at his home on Leeside surrounded by family

Born Mary Harris in Cork in 1837, Mother Jones immersed herself in the struggles of American miners earning herself the sobriquet ‘the most dangerous woman in America’.

Portraits of Mother Jones unveiled at Irish Embassy in Washington and Irish Consulate in Chicago

 Pat O’Connell meets Queen Elizabeth at his fish counter in the English Market in 2011: “There comes a time when you have to say ‘It’s time to move on’.”

Pat O’Connell believes PM is ‘mini-Trump’ who has created huge difficulties for Britain

A truck driver is in a critical condition in hospital after his lorry went out of control and crashed through a bridge before falling into a river in north Co Cork on Friday.

Driver understood to be in a critical condition after incident in Kanturk at around 9am

The Irish Coast Guard said the Maersk Maker used its powerful pumps to try and extinguish a fire on board the Horizon fishing trawler, but was unable to do so and the stricken trawler eventually sank at around 7am. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard.

Crew members forced to abandon vessel off Old Head of Kinsale in early hours of Friday

Ian Bailey gave a blood sample and was tested for driving under the influence of cannabis and he failed the test, the court heard. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Former journalist (64) also fined€700 after conviction for three drug related offences

A 30-year-old has been remanded in custody after he was charged in relation to a stabbing incident in a Cork suburb on Monday afternoon which left a young man in hospital with a serious leg injury.

Court told David Burke (30) knew Luke Hayes (25), who suffered cut artery in incident

Four men have been remanded in custody and a woman has been released on bail after they were charged by gardaí investigating an incident where a shot was fired during a feud between two families in Cork.

Four men, two from each family, remanded in custody due to concerns over further violence

Probationer garda Aoife Moore (27) tried to get into the back of an ambulance with an injured friend in breach of Covid-19 regulations and ended up being arrested for a public order offence, a court has heard.

Aoife Moore (27) nearly fell out of ambulance she was trying to get into with injured friend

Gardaí have arrested a man for questioning in connection with a Cork stabbing incident that left a 25-year-old man in a serious condition in hospital.

Victim (25) suffered non life threatening injuries during incident occurred in Glasheen

The Frederick Storey Cockburn, pictured, escorted the Maria Magdalena III to Kinsale Harbour. File photograph: Courtmacsherry Harbour Lifeboat Facebook

Five-hour operation after 33-year-old trawler took in water after hull was breached

Taoiseach Micheál Martin receives his AstraZeneca jab from  Brenda Dillon, assistant director of nursing at HSE vaccination centre in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision/PA Wire

Fears of ‘cancer epidemic’ across Europe as screening stalled during pandemic

A video circulating on social media shows a group of men arriving in a people carrier at Ravensdale Close estate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The incident is reported to have occurred at about 5.15pm in the Mahon area

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘The Secretary of State of the time has to make an adjudication if a referendum is merited or not and a majority then is provided for in the Good Friday Agreement.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Comments come as Mary Lou McDonald says Government has obligation to plan for unity

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  said ‘Anything we can do in terms of housing, we are going to do because it’s the No 1 crisis facing the people’. File photograph: Fran Veale

Martin says Government working on policy to tackle cuckoo funds buying up estates

Taoiseach Micheál Martin after receiving his AstraZeneca jab administered by Brenda Dillon, assistant director of nursing at a HSE vaccination centre in Cork City Hall for his vaccination against Covid-19. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision/PA Wire

Taoiseach anticipates ‘between 250,000 and 270,000’ jabs to be administered next week

German national, Mario Mueller,  had been riding his Suzuki motorbike on the afternoon of September 9th, 2020 when he was involved in a collision with a van at Kilpadder, Dromahane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Coroner returns verdict of death by misadventure after hearing details of incident

No arrests have been made, and gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact them

Victim suffered a number of lacerations after being attacked by two men in Charleville

 Two units of Cork City Fire Brigade extinguished the blaze which was confined to the kitchen area. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe blaze at Connolly Park in Ballyphehane began with kitchen appliance

Jamie McKenzie  from Dun Eoin, Carrigaline, Co Cork broke down in tears when a jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court found him not guilty of threatening to kill a woman, falsely imprisoning her and aggravated burglary at her home last year.

Woman had alleged 29-year-old threatened to kill her family

Cork City Council worker Paul O’Donovan and local residents Aodhan Quinlan and Ger Stack  plant trees on the school path in Glasheen  in memory of residents who have passed away this past year. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Glasheen event was an ‘emotional’ and ‘uplifting’ experience for elderly residents

A plaque on a wall at  Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home. File photograph: The Irish Times

Burial places of 859 children still unaccounted for

Tim Lucey: ‘We have 958 [bins] in public spaces across the county but we could double or treble that figure and we would still have people littering.’ File photograph: iStock

Bins at public amenities encourage people to leave litter behind, County Council chief says

Both officers testified that gardaí found some ammunition, petrol bombs and hand weapons which officers believe was evidence of the escalating nature of the feud with the other family. File photograph: The Irish times

Incident occurred in which a shot was fired at members of the Cork Armed Support Unit

Dr Anne McCloskey: ‘We will be chipped and pinned.’

Virus ‘not particularly lethal’, claims GP and former Aontú councillor Anne McCloskey

Gardaí from the Cork City Detective Unit backed up by members of the Armed Support Unit were preparing to enter a house at Island View on the Rochestown Road at about 6pm when a shot was fired at them. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

File to be prepared for DPP after shot fired at gardaí as they prepared to search house

Noel Sheehan, of Chimneyfields, Glenville, Co Cork, had denied a single count of indecent assault on the 13-year-old boy at an address in Glenville on a date unknown between January 7th, 1986 and April 31st, 1987

Noel Sheehan (75) accused of assaulting 13-year-old during weekend away in 1980s

The trial heard that after he was arrested, O’Connor sent a Snapchat message to the woman with the text: ‘I guess it takes a special kind of rape victim to want to stay close to her rapist.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Defendant sentenced for two rapes, organising prostitution and intimidating a witness

Cork county fire service was alerted this evening, just before 4pm, to a blaze on board the deck of the MV Alta. Photograph: Cork County Council

Blaze may have been started deliberately as oil had been removed from ship, garda source says

File photograph of  a red deer stag. Photograph: iStock

Gerard Withers suffered severe lacerations and bruising to chest and head

Man (45) dies following crash in Mallow Co Cork

Man fatally injured as he was driving west along the N72 towards Kanturk

Marius Rucinskas, a Lithuanian national, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his wife, Renata Rucinskeine on January 1st 2020. Cork Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Courts.ie

Fisherman (44) pleads guilty to assault causing harm to his wife at their home

Youghal Man Peter Connon, who was rescued with members of his family on Easter Monday after their sailing crafts capsized.  Pictured with him are volunteer lifeboat crew from Youghal Erik Brooks and Liam Keogh who were involved in the rescue. Photograph:Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

People should support RNLI as they never know when they might need them – Connon

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Accused also admits possessing a false bank statement following Garda investigation

Ann Doherty says while Covid-19 meant  many firms now happy to allow their employees work remotely she fully expected companies to still require large offices that give them a physical presence in a city or a country. Photograph: iStock

Multinationals will need employees to work in group settings to stilmulate innovation, says Doherty

Garretstown Beach, Co Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

Friend (23) tried to rescue man after ‘tragic accident’ on camping trip near Garretstown Beach

Plaque on wall of folly in Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home.

Developers say they would facilitate and fund a memorial on site of former mother and baby home

Bessborough in Cork city – site of proposed development and subject of oral planning hearing which has now concluded. Photograph: Provision

An Bord Pleanála hearing into application to build 179 apartments on site has ended

Noel Barry admits making threatening phone calls to Cameron Blair’s relatives at their home

David Barry pleaded guilty when he was arraigned on a total of 29 separate indecent or sexual assault charges. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

David Barry pleads guilty to a total of 29 charges of indecent or sexual assault on boys

Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork. Survivours of the mother and baby home say it should be preserved.

Bessborough housing project planning appeal urged to listen to the voices of women

Eamonn Fleming: ‘Solicitors in country towns are a resilient bunch.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Judges voted to introduce new guidelines to reduce amount paid out in specific damages

 Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork: The Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance says a plan by MWB Two Ltd to build 179 apartments will intrude on an area of children’s graves. Photograph:  Provision

Expert believes 1950s Ordnance Survey map correctly indicates Bessborough child graves

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork, former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

Experts called by developers of apartments on grounds of former Mother and Baby Home

The former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork. File photograph: Provision

Construction of 179 apartments believed to impact children’s burial site on grounds

A detail from the 1950 Ordnance Survey field trace map showing a children’s burial ground at Bessborough.

Site should be ‘handed over to the State’ as permanent memorial, says support group

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