Vytas Lemnickis was found unconscious in his cell on the Committal Unit at Cork Prison four hours after being admitted

Vytas Lemnickis (45) died by suicide within four hours of being admitted

Is is understood that when the man is deemed fit by doctors for discharge he will be brought to Cork Prison where he will remain on remand. Photograph: Frank Miller

Man in his early 30s recovering following suicide attempt in Cork courthouse toilet

Keith and Keran Byrne met the week Keith was due to return to Ireland having outstayed his visa.

US congressman hopeful deportation can be delayed to buy time for ‘permanent solution’

An Post says it is consolidating and reducing its letter processing capacity in line with global industry trends. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Post says company must adapt to ‘new realities’ of postal industry

Keith and Keran Byrne met the week Keith was due to return to Ireland having outstayed his visa.

Keith Byrne had social security number, paid taxes and was in contact with ICE following marriage

Gardaí are conducting a full investigation into a motorcycle crash in Cork and have requested witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman passenger seriously injured in separate motorcycle crash in Co Donegal

State Pathologist Margaret Bolster enters Elderwood Apartments on Boreenamanna Road, Cork after a girl (2) was found seriously injured, and later died. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Postmortem showed child suffered severe blunt force trauma to the head

Boxer Kevin Sheehy’s funeral cortege arrives at the Holy Family Church, Southill, Limerick.  Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Hundreds mourn Kevin Sheehy (20) killed in Limerick hit-and-run last weekend

State Pathologist Margaret Bolster  enters Elderwood Apartments, Boreenamanna Rd, Cork after a girl (2) was found seriously injured, and later died. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí issue fresh appeal for information following death of child on Friday

 LE Eithne: a letter sent by Cmdr Mick Malone to all Naval Service personnel claimed it and LE Orla would remain tied up until crew numbers improved.  Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

LE Eithne and LE Orla out of service for routine maintenance, says Paul Kehoe

State Pathologist Margaret Bolster  enters Elderwood Apartments, Boreenamanna Road, Cork where a two-year-old girl   was found seriously injured. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Girl with serious head injuries taken to Cork hospital after gardaí called to apartment

Gardaí are investigating the death of a two-year-old girl who was found injured at the Elderwood Apartments, Boreenamanna Road in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí investigating after child found by emergency services at Boreenmanna Road

A Public Sector Pay Commission report proposes a €10 million annual package to address pay issues, with the Military Service Allowance being increased by 10 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wives and Partners of Defence Forces group claims allowances insufficient to retain staff

A man described by gardaí as ‘a very significant drugs wholesaler’ has been jailed for a total of 17 years after pleading guilty to a series of offences including possessing heroin, cocaine and cannabis for sale or supply.

Garrett Hill ‘a cog in a wheel’ that destroys families and communities, judge says

 Anthony Quigley: jailed for assault, sexual assault and harasment. File Photograph:  Provision

Anthony Quigley sentenced to total of three and a half years after two separate trials

Gardaí said a technical examination will take place and investigations are ongoing.

Tenant of the local authority house was a woman in her 40s

John C Casey (60) of Crosstown, Killarney, Co Kerry pictured leaving Killarney District Court last April after pleading guilty to 14 offences. Photograph: Michelle Cooper Galvin

John C Casey (60) and his son John Casey jnr (37) steadfastly refused to co-operate with officials, court told

‘We, as a department, have never certified dogs to be exported from Ireland to Pakistan and we haven’t certified dogs to be exported to China since 2016 nor will we,’ says Minister Michael Creed. Photograph: Ray McManus

Minister says Prime Time programme will be reviewed and any illegality will be prosecuted

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was “evident” the deal would be bad for the beef sector. Photograph: Getty Images

Strong backlash from farmers concerned about potential European beef import surge

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said the industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it was to continue receiving State funding. Photograph: ©INPHO/ Donall Farmer

Several prominent sponsors to review their sponsorship of the sport

Dr Fintan Gavin

Bishop Fintan Gavin apologises at ordination to those who suffered clerical child sex abuse

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed: “The EU-Mercosur trade deal is a very comprehensive trade agreement, but one particular aspect of it, this agreement to allow the Mercosur countries supply 99,000 tonnes of beef into the EU market, is a very significant negative for us.” File photograph: Getty

Allowing Mercosur states supply 99,000 tonnes of beef to EU ‘a very significant negative’

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned. Image: iStock.

Minister says falling attendances at meetings a sign of public perception of sport changing

A boy has suffered a suspected broken collar bone in a Bandon hit and run. Image: Google Maps

Two-year-old boy suffers suspected broken collarbone when struck in Bandon

State alleged the offence happened on January 14th, 2017. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Judge thanks jury for their diligence in trying ‘difficult’ and ‘unusual’ case

 The 42-year-old told the Central Criminal Court the sex was consensual at all times and he never threatened or forced himself on the woman. File photograph: Collins Courts

Man (42) claims sex with 30-year-old at friend’s house in Cork city was consensual

Former Cork camogie captain Ashling Thompson. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited.

Ashling Thompson, who pleaded guilty, must pay €6,000 to two charities and her victims

 A conservation ranger told Youghal District  Court that he found a dead otter with other dead animals dumped in bags at Ballynatray Demesne in Co Waterford on September 14th, 2017. File photograph: Alan Betson

Trio who were working as gamekeepers convicted over animal’s death in Co Waterford

A former minister for agriculture, Simon Coveney said the CAP is worth about €12 billion annually to Irish farmers. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tánaiste expects next CAP to place huge emphasis on sustainability and greenhouse gas reductions

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Rostellan, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Ltd

Anthony Moynihan was sentenced in his absence to seven years for rape of 11-year-old boy

Two men have been charged in connection with a major drugs haul in Cork city over the weekend. File photograph: Getty Images

The two men face 10 charges in connection with a major drugs find over the weekend

A stretch of the old rail line between Youghal and Midleton which is to be turned into a greenway. Photograph: Denis Minihane

Greenway along old railway could attract up to 250,000 visitors and boost local tourism

The seizure of 40kgs of cannabis herb is the largest drugs seizure in Cork so far this year. Photograph: An Garda

Seizure of almost 40kgs of cannabis herb is biggest drugs find in Cork so far this year

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Rostellan, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Ltd

Anthony Moynihan (54), detained on foot of bench warrant, given 7-year sentence

A protest was held in Cork on Monday over the deportation of two asylum seekers.

Protestors claim men were deported before being given chance to speak to their solicitors

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man found on the side of a road near Glandore, Co Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí rule out foul play following postmortem on 57-year-old man

Simon Coveney: acknowledged it was Green Party ministers such as John Gormley, Eamon Ryan and Trevor Sargent who first introduced the idea of carbon budgets. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Fine Gael defends plan at Cork meeting as activists challenge Ministers on policies

Both suspects were arrested under drug trafficking legislation

Detectives from drugs squad found up to 40 kilos of cannabis

 Radiotherapy services manager Clarie Roe demonstrates the new linear accelerator at the Glandore Centre to Tánaiste Simon Coveney and  Geraldine McCarthy, chair of the South/South West Hospital Group.

Glandore Centre at Cork University Hospital will cater for 2,000 cancer patients a year

Gardaí have cracked down on the activities of a gang based in Cork city who have been  providing fraudulent TV services. File photograph: Getty Images

Garda cracks down on gang based in Cork city providing fraudulent television services

Simon Coveney: People are entitled to their opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Coveney says some rhetoric in Tory leadership debates over no-deal Brexit ‘simply not based on reality’

A court order is in place to protect the identity of the two boys who were convicted of murdering Anna Kriégel.

Court reporter named boy on Red FM during discussion about Garda memos in trial

Bishop of Cork Dr Paul Colton and Christopher Peters, Dean of Rosscarbery lead the procession at the funeral of Valerie French-Kilroy, who was found dead last week at her home in Mayo. Photograph:  Denis Boyle

‘Loving and caring’ mother-of-three, killed last week, laid to rest in her native West Cork

The man at the centre of the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork is charged with two counts of rape and three counts of aggravated sexual assault.

State proceeding with prosecution because of other witnesses in the case

Ashling Thompson (28) has pleaded guilty to a second assault of a woman in a night club in Cork last year. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Ashling Thompson (28) admits to incident in Secret Garden at Rearden’s in the city

Tightrope walker Chris Bullzini pictured at SeaFest at the Port of Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Tánaiste welcomes leaders from 31 small island developing states for Our Ocean Wealth Summit

Paulias Kazlauskas  charged with criminal damage to a hatch in the public office at Togher Garda station in Cork. Photograph: Google Street view

38-year-old remanded in custody following incident at Togher Garda Station, Cork

Gardaí are hoping that a postmortem will establish the exact cause of death of a 47-year-old man in Cork city. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí hope a postmortem will establish exact cause of death of Polish national

Sylva Tukula, the transgender woman living in direct provision who died last August.

Charlie Flanagan says he deeply regrets friends of Sylva Tukula were not notified

Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe was elected as the 350th Lord Mayor of Dublin at Friday’s council meeting. Photograph: Dublin City Council/Twitter

Fianna Fáil dominates council chairs including GP John Sheahan in Cork city

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said that the decision to send almost 160 of the 201 new recruits to Dublin and Louth,  was a very deliberate decision. File photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Justice Minister says postings will ‘help strengthen Garda response to gang violence’

Charlie Flanagan said  increasing use of cocaine in Ireland was not a surprise given the buoyancy of the Irish economy. Photograph: Getty

Garda Commissioner says by buying cocaine, users are ‘purchasing misery’ elsewhere

Gardaí have forwarded a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions following the death of a schoolgirl who was struck by a car as she was crossing the road on New Year’s Eve in Co Cork.

Inquest into death of Róisín Mae O’Donovan in Ballincollig adjourned as file now with DPP

Liadh Ní Riada at the Ireland South Count Centre at Nemo Rangers GAA complex in Cork as count staff were distributing her 98,379 votes. Photograph: Barry Roche.

Defeated Sinn Féin MEP says people need to give party leader time to ‘find her feet’

Independents 4 Change Mick Wallace talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Fine Gael politician will not return to European Parliament unless UK leaves union

Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan pictured last week. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sitting Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada concedes defeat and abandons recount

Ian Bailey at his stall at Schull market, West Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Toscan du Plantier family lawyer expects ruling to be appealed to Supreme Court

Ian Bailey, who has repeatedly denied having any involvement in the murder, refused to attend the French trial. File photograph: Collins

English man is sentenced by French court to 25 years for 1996 west Cork death

To anyone accustomed to seeing witnesses being put through a rigorous cross-examination in the Irish courts, IanBailey’s trial in absentia by contrast appeared relatively plain sailing.

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family would say Irish justice has done nothing for them

Speaking after the verdict was delivered Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s son, Pierre-Louis Baudey-Vignaud was in no doubt but it was the right decision.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Situation has changed since extradition attempt failed in 2012, family’s solicitor says

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Murder of French film producer near Schull in 1996 has never been solved

Ian Bailey has been accused of cowardice for failing to appear before a French court. Photograph: Getty

English journalist sentenced to 25 years in absentia, arrest warrant to be issued

A  view of the room in the Palais de Justice de Paris, where the trial of Ian Bailey is taking place in his absence. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Statement made to gardaí by Ginny Thomas read out by judge at court in Paris

Sophie Toscan Du Plantier was killed at her remote holiday home in west Cork in 1996.

Trial of Ian Bailey in absentia for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier continues in Paris

A file image of Sophie Toscan du Plantier whose badley beaten body was found near Schull in west Cork in December 1996 . Photograph: AFP/Family Handout

Cork resident being tried in absentia in Paris for Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s 1996 murder

Ian  Bailey (62), who is being tried in absentia in Paris,  has always  denied having any involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork in 1996. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Cork resident being tried in absentia in Paris for Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s 1996 murder

Ian Bailey in 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ex-journalist Helen Callanan criticises ‘fragility of process’ and lack of verbal testimony

Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) was found murdered at her holiday home near Schull in 1996.

Agnes Thomas tells court in Paris she warned her friend against meeting ‘weird guy’

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.  Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

English journalist Ian Bailey (62) did not show up for trial at Cour d’Assises

Waterford-based Gda David Hearne, who was married with four children, had been honoured on a number of occasions for saving people in various river and sea rescues.

David Hearne, who got into difficulty in the water off Hook Head, had received bravery awards

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD pictured at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader pays tribute to Greens and says ‘we are positive about the future’

Gardaí in Fermoy were alerted when a homeowner discovered three men breaking into his house in Glanworth  at around 9.30am, he was knocked to the ground by the gang as they fled to a waiting gold coloured Volvo driven by a fourth man.

Officers arrest teenager hiding in drain while three members of gang are still at large

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD  voting in Ballinlough, Cork with his family Mary, daughter Aoibhe and son Micheal. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Party faces a challenge to consolidate its 2014 success in local elections, says FF leader

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (right) said the EU position on Brexit would not change with a new prime minister, suggesting that the stated aim of Boris Johnson (left), to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement would put him on a collision course with the EU. File photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images.

Officials believe a new PM determined to deliver no-deal exit would be difficult to stop

British prime minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a statement in London, Britain, May 24th, 2019. Photograph: Simon Dawson

British prime minister’s three-year premiership was dominated by the issue of Brexit

In a statement on Thursday, Tusla accepted the findings and said steps have since been taken to improve standards.

National Review Panel to publish ‘scathing’ report on handling of Galway case by agency

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/File photo

Fine Gael deputy’s claim contradicts campaign against litigation culture – Martin

Jennifer Hester from Dublin and Patricia Prendiville from Wicklow with Spinal Injuries Ireland pictured embarking on their first ever Tall Ships Challenge. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Crew of 25 people of all ability embarks on 650km voyage from Cork to Southampton

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, said Tramore Valley Park park would be the largest park in the city. Photograph: Cork County Council

Tramore Valley Park includes 2.5km walkway named after Olympian Rob Heffernan

FILE PICAnthony Quigley from Mitchelstown who appeared in Cork Circuit Court charged with sexual assaultPic Cork Courts Limited

‘He was pushing close to me and breathing on me, invading my privacy. I was terrified’

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. File photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Minister for Local Government defends decision to hold votes on day of elections

Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) was found murdered at her holiday home near Schull in 1996.

Son of murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier appealed at weekend mass to people to testify at murder trial of Ian Bailey in France

Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

French authorities are understood to have written to 33 witnesses

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s son   told massgoers  in Goleen that his mother always had great trust in the people of West Cork and that was why she opened her door   to her killer.

He pleaded with those asked by French authorities to travel to France to testify at trial next week of Ian Bailey to do so

Mary Elmes Bridge. Photograph: Barry Roche

Mary Elmes Bridge expected to carry 11,000 pedestrians and cyclists over Lee every day

Tina Carey told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that her partner, Patrick O’Keeffe (35), had been ‘cheated of the life he had built’. Photograph: Google Maps

‘I know life goes on, as so many people keep telling me, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the couple involved had “lost a very wanted child”. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Independent review to focus on termination carried out for fatal foetal abnormality reasons

 Gardaí are investigating two separate stabbings in Cork. Photograph: Collins

Detectives believe attack in Bishopstown was in retaliation for assault earlier in that night

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Fine Gael is a prudent party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Simon Coveney says financing of national children’s hospital and rural broadband rollout are separate issues

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage  visiting an e-cigarette and vape shop whilst on a European Parliament election campaign rally in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales on Wednesday. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty.

Tánaiste sees obligation for Tories and Labour to find middle ground position

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations into the fatality. Photograph: Getty Images

Investigations are underway into the death of the 51-year-old agricultural contractor

 Cork’s population is expected to double over the next two decades. Photograph: iStock

Transport strategy also calls for major upgrade of suburban rail services with six new stations

Polish nationals Tomasz Wasowicz (45) and Marcin Skrzpezyk (31) deny the murder of Hungarian Ludowit Pasztor (40)

Tears in the courtroom as jury of eight men and four women return verdict after two week trial

Sister Anne Marie   after making a public profession of vows as a Carmelite nun at the Holy Family Carmelite Hermitage, Leap, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Sr Anne Marie happy to dedicate her life to praying and discerning the Will of God

Mary Elmes, who was born in Ballintemple in Cork in 1908 and died in France in 2002, was credited with saving the lives of 200 Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Mary Elmes Bridge weighing 165 tonnes to be brought by barge from Cobh

Gardaí investigating a stabbing in Cork cordoned off the scene of the attack on Sunday night and forensic investigators carried out a technical examination in the search for evidence on Monday.

Gardaí still waiting to speak to victim of Sunday night attack in Knocknaheeny

The pensioner’s handbag was snatched in Tesco, Wilton Shopping Centre, Cork. File photograph: Google Street View

Plucky 75-year-old tells court of attempt to recover phone containing family photographs

Henry Delaney with family members accepting Service Medal awarded posthumously to his uncle Irish Volunteer Joe Murphy.

Joe Murphy died in Cork Gaol after 76 days on hunger strike in 1920

A detective told the court    the images were of the most serious Category 1 type.

Denis O’Donovan (34) who has now left Tusla claimed at first he was researching child porn as part of his work

Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force carry the coffin of  Major Jan Linzel on Thursday in Glengarriff, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney /Provision

Jan Linzel (103) showed extraordinary courage and heroism, says Commander of Royal Netherlands Air Force

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