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

Thomas Lynch at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Provision

Judge agrees to an adjournment to allow defence obtain a psychological report

Joshua Allen, son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen. File photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen remanded on continuing bail

Dutch fighter pilot Jan Linzel who has died in west Cork aged 103.

Dutch fighter pilot, Major Jan Linzel fought against the Luftwaffe

Polish truck drivers deny murder of Hungarian man during row at Fermoy filling station

Gregg Bemis signs over legal ownership of the wreck of the Lusitania to the Old Head of Kinsale Museum. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gregg Bemis hopes more artefacts recovered from the wreck can be exhibited locally

Attendees at the rally called on the Government to improve pay and conditions for members of the Defence Forces. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Almost 1,500 retired Defence Forces members march in Cork to call for better pay

Elaine Fitzgerald and John Fitzpatrick, director of Cork Choral festival. Photograph: Barry Roche

Festival Director John Fitzpatrick marks 50 years involvement

According to the HSE, Cork University Hospital  is taking the data breach very seriously and is currently investigating the incident. Photograph: Provision

Labour candidate found sheet of paper containing personal data of CUH patients

Marcin Skrzypezyk (31):  denies the murder of Ludovit Pasztor at the Amber Petrol Station, Carrignagroghera, Fermoy. Photograph: Cork Courts

Marcin Skrzypezyk and Tomasz Wasowicz deny murdering Ludovit Pasztor at filling station

Mariusz Osail (40) said that he and his friend Ludovit Pasztor (40) only wanted to scare truck drivers Tomasz Wasowicz (45) and Marcin Skrzypezyk (31) when they went back to confront them at the Amber filling station in Fermoy on February 21st, 2017. File photograph: Collins Courts

Two truck drivers charged with murder of Ludovit Pasztor at petrol station in Co Cork

Dr Aodh Quinlivan  adresses the meeting at the Clayton Hotel in Cork City. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

UCC academic says democratic legitimacy is biggest advantage of proposed office

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and MEP Deridre Clune pictured in Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Members of the Connolly Youth Movement describe Government as ‘ruthless Blueshirt regime’

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny: he turned the sod of the 6,000-seat event centre in February 2016 in the run-up to that month’s general election

Taoiseach fails to provide details how €9m shortfall in State aid will be met

Sentencing of Ashling Thompson will be decided after second assault charge is heard

IFA president Joe Healy said up to 70,000 farmers nationally are involved in beef production. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

IFA claims beef producers have lost €100 million in revenue in the past six months

Peggy Sue Adams (left) who was killed in the crash, pictured with her husband Jack

Garda told inquest the sun may have blinded driver of their hire car to oncoming truck

The incident happened at the truck-parking area at the Amber filling station on the Dublin Road, Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Deceased and companion brought metal bars to scene after earlier row, trial hears

It is understood the man had been availing of services provided by Cork Simon based on nearby Anderson’s Quay.

Post-mortem due on man who is third to be found dead on Cork streets in a month

Some €31,500 in cash was seized during the raids. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Bank account frozen and documentation taken from solicitor and accountant as gang targetted

John Casey Junior and John Casey Snr leaving  Killarney District Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Michelle Cooper Galvin

Judge warns Kerry men they may face jail for consistent lack of cooperation with Department of Agriculture

Michelle Walsh holds a photograph of her late daughter, Hollie Gilson. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Michelle Walsh says the health system did not provide supports for her daughter

Michelle Walsh, Coolbaun, Fethard, Co Tipperary holds a photograph of her late daughter, Hollie Gilson. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

Hollie Gilson (26), who died following a series of seizures after ingesting toxic levels of painkillers, had a history of attempte(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “If you are the directly elected lord mayor of Cork city, for example, you will arguably be the most influential and powerful politician in the country outside of Cabinet.” Photograph: Clare Keogh

Plebiscites in Cork, Limerick and Waterford will gauge support for idea, campaign hears

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  ‘It is not acceptable for an organisation like the FAI to come to an Oireachtas committee and essentially stonewall them.’ Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Coveney says Delaney’s refusal to answer questions to Oireachtas was ‘frustrating’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: he  had said a decision on whether to proceed with the plan to roll out high-speed internet access to rural Ireland  would be made by Easter. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says Ministers will not meet Easter timeline outlined by Varadkar

Mikolaj Wilk and  his wife Elzbeta. Mr Wilk was killed at his home at Maglin near Ballincollig on June 10th, 2018. File photograph: Provision

Irish man being questioned over killing of Mikolaj Wilk in Ballincollig last year

A map showing the new boundaries of the extended Cork city. Image:

City boundary extension at end of May will be the first in 50 years

Leo Varadkar said John Delaney is not a public servant, and therefore not accountable to the Oireachtas. Photographer: Jasper Juinen

Delaney was ‘within his legal rights’ to stay silent but FAI must be accountable, says Taoiseach

Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Mikolaj Wilk killed by a machete-wielding gang in front of his wife and children

Joshua Allen, son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen, pictured arriving with his legal counsel at Midleton District Court, Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Son of Rachel Allen entered a signed plea of guilty on charges involving cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply

Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Officers detain Latvian national as part of their investigation into Co Cork killing

Students Sean O’Sullivan; Eoghan Kenny and Luke Kennedy pictured on the site of the 2016 school fire at Patrician Academy secondary school in Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Eleven classrooms were destroyed by fire in 2016 at Patrician Academy in Mallow

Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Polish national died after gang broke into his Co Cork house and attacked him

Fr Fintan Gavin says mass at St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Bishop John Buckley is stepping down after over 20 years in the position

The N71 road near Skibbereen. Photograph: Google Street View

Woman in her 50s was going to visit elderly relative when she was killed outside Skibbereen

Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, Mayor of the County of Cork (sitting), with Denis Healy, Tabor Group chairman, Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade and Dr Niall O’Keeffe, Tabor Group CEO, at the official opening of Tabor Group’s new centre Tabor Fellowship House at Spur Hill, Co Cork. Photograph Provision

Tabor Group’s new facility will see annual occupancy increase from 50 to 150 a year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Castletroy, Limerick on Friday.Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Tanaiste welcomes May’s decision to delay but calls for credible plan

The gang broke into the house Micholaj Wilk shared with his wife, Elzbeta and their two young children at Maglin near Ballincollig. Photograph: Provision

Micholaj Wilk was killed when a gang broke into his family home in Cork last June

It is understood that the officer also borrowed a Garda jacket which he was wearing when he filmed himself engaging in the sex act with the woman. File photograph: Getty Images

Officer was filmed engaging in a sexual act on the bonnet of a Garda car while off duty

Paramedics were unable to save a man who was stabbed several times in the abdomen at his home in Co Cork late last year, an inquest has heard.

Gardaí granted adjournment of hearing due to woman being set to face trial over death

A 60-year-old man bled to death after he was shot in the left arm while working late at night near Macroom in Co Cork last year, an inquest has heard.

Gardaí apply to have Derry Coakley’s inquest adjourned as man is currently before courts

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (left) has said that the DUP has not represented Northern Ireland following the unionist party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds’ (right) comments. Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters and Niall Carson/PA Wire

Coveney reiterates DUP does not represent majority view in Northern Ireland

The MV Astoria due to dock in Cobh on Monday.

Tanaiste says plan to reduce number of passenger ships could hit tourism

The Burning of Cork, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

Commemoration should have particular focus on Burning of Cork, meeting hears

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