John Casey jnr and John Casey at a previous hearing at Killarney District Court.  Photograph:  Michelle Cooper Galvin

Judge says the Caseys’ campaign could have affected reputation of Irish beef industry

The proposed route of the new bypass.

Proposed 22km motorway is expected to ease congestion in Co Cork town

Families of chough live on Dursey, and their numbers decline when tourist numbers increase near their habitat says FIE

Friends of Irish Environment warn Dursey Island scheme will damage chough numbers

The three men are being held in garda stations in Cork. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Two men arrested in home of elderly couple, as third man arrested after high-speed chase

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  said the risk of a no-deal Brexit was, in some ways, a negotiating tactic. File photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Coveney denies damage to Government relationship with DUP over Brussels deal

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with stabbing a man in Cork city earlier this month. Photograph: Google maps

Gardaí objected to bail on several grounds including fear that accused would interfere with witnesses

A new Audi Q7 SUV was  seized by Cab in a raid in Limerick along with a Rolex watch and electronic devices containing data and paper-based financial and business records.

Second unrelated operation carried out by Cab against Cork-based crime gang

Coroner Philip Comyn returned an open verdict and extended his sympathies to Richie Scanlan’s nephews on their uncle’s death. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Coroner troubled by failure of State agencies to notice that Richie Scanlan did not collect pension

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin: sharp clashes with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after COPE Foundation warned it needs €120 million in additional funding. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Taoiseach defends funding levels as FF leader says hundreds are going without help

Gardaí investigating the death of a man after an assault in Co Cork more than four years ago have made an arrest.

Peter Murphy (36) found dead at rented home in Bweeng, some 10km from Mallow

Cope has an annual budget of €61m, of which €56m comes from the HSE.

Waiting lists for children and adults with intellectual disabilities growing, says Cope

Approximately 50mm of rain fell in a short period of time. Photograph: iStock

Transport Infrastructure Ireland working with local authorities to keep motorways flood-free

 Timmy Hourihane, who was killed in Cork early on Sunday.

Gardaí investigating Timmy Hourihane’s death take witness statements from over 50 people

An €80 million event centre in Cork was granted planning permission by the city council. Photograph: iStock

Business leaders hopeful Government and developers can resolve €10m funding issue

Timothy Hourihane had been a chef: ‘He served Elton John and Lionel Richie. He loved his food’

‘He was the warmest, kindest man,’ says charity worker of Timothy Hourihane (53)

Kodie Healy

Kodie Healy (24) was a lobster fisherman who went missing on October 9th

The assault happened near TW Murray and the Ulster Bank close to the junction of Patrick Street and Academy Street. Photograph: Google  Street

Victim of the attack (40) remains in a critical condition

Cork University Hospital consultants: ‘We’ve had a lot of resignations.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/File

ICHA member says consultants are moving to private hospital due to working conditions

Timothy Hourihane had been a chef: ‘He served Elton John and Lionel Richie. He loved his food’

Murder investigation opened after man found unconscious in Mardyke Walk area

Co-accused John Moriarty (25) of Ballyspillane, Killarney, Co Kerry was charged with three offences in relation to the theft of monies from the 74-year-old woman at Dillon’s Cross. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Co-accused charged with nine offences in relation to thefts from three pensioners

The River Blackwater at Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

Large section of weir collapsed in January after locals had lobbied for repair funding

The woman reported the matter to gardaí and detectives in Mayfield began an investigation. Photograph: iStock

Men questioned about similar scams in other areas where pensioners had money stolen

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

Cork County Council hopes amenity will mirror success of the Waterford Greenway

Ellie Shine, who will perform at the  Cork Folk Festival, alongside her father Noel Shine, who played at the  first Festival in 1979, at The Corner House. Photograph:  Darragh Kane

Sliabh Luachra is a place without borders, says Cork Folk Festival organiser

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority were notified and gardaí cordoned off the scene for a technical examination.

Tommy Hill (73) found seriously injured in cattle shed at farm in Co Cork on Monday

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘This year we will add over 10,000 social housing units to the stock and next year, it will probably be 12,000.’ Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Housing market needs ‘injection of adrenaline’ to see developers on large-scale builds

The study looked at some 18 people over the course of 25 months from the time that they moved into employment with support from Cork Simon.

Working leads to better mental health, self belief, feelings of inclusion, Cork Simon finds

Tanaiste Simon Coveney said Ireland will support any UK request for an extension to Article 50 . Photograph: John Thys / AFP

Tánaiste believes Boris Johnson knows what is required to get a deal done

There will be a special race from Cowes to Crosshaven with the winner collecting a trophy donated by  Prince Charles. File photograph: Rolex/Daniel Forster.

Sailing, racing, food, entertainment and talks to feature at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven

Jerry Long, ICOS President, Ann Fogarty, Group Company Secretary, Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General DAFM, Jim Woulfe, Chief Executive & John O’Gorman, Chairman. Photograph: O’Gorman Photography

North Cork group famous for its cheese became one of country’s biggest employers

Irish Community Rapid Response’s chief executive John Kearney and pilot Capt John Murray at Kerry Airport after the emergency medical service’s first flight.  File photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA Wire

Fundraising drive launched to meet Helicopter Emergency Medical Service’s €2m costs

Tim Kelleher (35) from Slievereagh on the western side of Ballyvourney died in Spain on Thursday evening. Photograph: Facebook

Ballyvourney priest pays tribute to 35-year-old who had been walking Camino in Galicia

Calls come after man arrested and questioned by gardaí over importation

Mary Elmes’s son Patrick Danjou with Charlotte Berger-Greneche and Georges Koltein, who, as children, were rescued from deportation to Auschwitz, at the unveiling of a plazue in memory of Mary Elmes. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Aid worker Mary Elmes saved 200 Jews from being sent to camps during second World War

The teenager pleaded gulity to all 10 charges made against him at a juvenile sitting of Cork District Court. File photograph: Collins Courts

Toddler was hospitalised after being struck by vehicle at housing estate in Cork

Customs officers became aware of the transaction and intercepted the mannequin-like item at a postal sorting centre. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Man (44) had ordered sex doll online but customs intercepted item at postal sorting centre

 Sinéad O’Leary   and Nichola Sweeney (19)   who were attached by   Peter Whelan in April 2002. Photograph: Prime Time

Peter Whelan was jailed for life for murder of Nicola Sweeney

Campaigners in Cork ahead of Make Way Day. Photograph: Make Way Day Facebook page

Make Way Day aims to make people aware of the obstacles they place in others’ way

Diarmaid Fawsitt, grandson of nationalist, republican, journalist, civil servant and judge Diarmaid L Fawsitt, with his grandson Christian Murphy and the  extended Fawsitt family at the presentation of the Fawsitt archive to Cork City and County Archives Service. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The late Diarmaid L Fawsitt archive provides insight into Cork ’s cultural and political life

A large container containing illegal alcohol was found during the raid. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí believe suspect was selling illicit spirits to homeless people on streets of city

The two employees at the centre of the accusations of physical abuse have strongly denied the allegations. Photograph: iStock

Tusla and gardaí begin inquiries, as owner says she is taking legal action against accuser

Detectives investigating a mugging in Macroom have arrested two  16-year-olds. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

Two women were assaulted in Macroom Castle Grounds earlier this month

Gardaí have described the break-ins as very well planned and executed by experienced individuals.

Detectives believe same gang behind three incidents in four nights in Cork and Kerry

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said ‘everybody is trying to find a way forward that works for both sides but the negotiations take place in Brussels’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Michel Barnier has ‘done an incredible job over the last three years’, Coveney says

‘This was a nasty, mean crime on two vulnerable women and one which has caused a lot of upset locally,’ says gardaí. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí have described two suspects as being tall, thin and in their late teens/early 20s

Enhanced riverside route towards docklands at Albert Quay West. Picture supplied by Casy Communications

Critics say it will reduce access to river in city centre through use of concrete walls along quays

Teenager was remanded in custody to Oberstown. File photograph

Accused remanded in custody after being charged with ten offences

Gardaí investigating an assault in Cork which has left a 40-year-old man in a critical condition in hospital say that they are following a definite line of inquiry as they appealed to the public for assistance. Photograph: Eric Luke

Officers believe motorists may have captured incident on dash cameras

Seven Irish, one Briton and 42 French died when the Betelguese went on fire at Whiddy Island in Co Cork in 1979 while a Dutch diver died later during the salvage operation to bring the death toll to 51. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Anniversary commemoration hears campaigner criticise Irish, French governments

Stephen Teap (centre) has been named Cork Person of the Month for September.

Father of two lost his wife Irene to cervical cancer following two incorrect test results

The first car is removed by crane from Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Cork following an accidental fire which severely damaged the multistorey car park earlier this month. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Demolition work due on section of multistorey car park damaged in recent fire

 Among the charges were that Larry Connors  was in possession of an Audi RS3 at Coach Hill that had been stolen in the UK on August 28th and that he did drive the vehicle at and cause criminal damage to a garda patrol car.Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Accused charged with burglary and causing criminal damage to a garda car

Darren Murphy who was jailed for murdering Olivia Dunlea in February 2013 has been allowed compassionate leave to visit a grave. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited.

Sister of Olivia Dunlea criticises prison service for allowing killer Darren Murphy out on compassionate grounds

Gardaí in Cork are investigating two separate, serious assaults on two men in the city on Thursday night/Friday morning.

Homeless man in his 40s in hospital after altercation during soup delivery

Gardaí in Cork have resumed searches on Friday for two men suspected of being involved in attempted burglaries. File photograph: The Irish Times

Man arrested yesterday after car chase and operation involving 60 gardaí

Anatolijs Teivens, Jurijs Burcevs and Valerijs Klimentyevs went out fishing in a boat most Sundays during the summer from Coonana Harbour near Cahersiveen.

MCIB publishes report on incident involving Anatolijs Teivens, Jurijs Burcevs and Valerijs Klimentyevs

A Garda helicopter and up to 60 officers have been involved in a major search operation in Cork in which three men suspected of being involved in a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries are being pursued. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

Pair ram a Garda car after homeowner finds them attempting to break into house

Keith O’Hara, who appeared at Cork Circuit Court on Thursday

Paul Jones (55) was found dead at the weekend on Bandon Road in Cork

Mossy Griffin from Ballycotton Transport, Midleton. Beef exports account for about 80% per cent of the business. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Little impact on larger firms with diverse client list but beef-only haulage firms hit

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Meat Industry Ireland and employers’ body Ibec to urgently work to resolve the dispute

Talks to resume on Friday or Monday after farmers agree to lift pickets at meat plants

Drew Harris is seen by some as being more akin to a chief executive than a traditional Garda commissioner. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Distant but decisive’ ex-PSNI man has impressed many, but others say the jury is out

Jackie and Kevin Healy-Rae with Malachy Scannell at Kenmare Court on Friday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Kevin, Jackie Healy Rae and Malachy Scannell charged with series of assaults in 2017

Accused charged with possessing drug for sale or supply at Kent railway station

The woman was rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee but it’s understood she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Eastern European woman rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival

Speaking after an event in Cork, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he still believed British prime minister Boris Johnson would travel to Dublin next Monday to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Philip Leonard

Devaluation of sterling if no-deal Brexit could make Ireland expensive for British tourists

Department of Agriculture inspectors told court animal’s foot had been amputated

The aftermath of a large fire in the multi-storey parking facility of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork. Photograph: Cork City Fire Brigade/PA Wire

Management confirm part of car park to be demolished following major blaze

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said it would be in everyone’s interest if a more unified approach was  taken by farmers. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Independent Farmers of Ireland invites protesters to organise as pickets continue

Cpt John Murray (centre) with crew Paul Traynor and Brian O’Callaghan and the new air ambulance at Rathcoole aerodrome in north Co Cork. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Community-based, charity-led service operating out of Rathcoole will need €2m a year

The aftermath of a large fire in the multi-storey parking facility of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork. Photograph: Cork City Fire Brigade/PA Wire

Bill for damage after fire at Douglas Village Shopping Centre could top €10m

Tánaiste Simon Coveney speaking during a business conference at Longchamp racecourse in Paris last week. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Tánaiste says it would be wrong to think last minute deal could be reached given complexities involved

A Sowerby’s Beaked Whale. File photograph: Whitehead Lab

Conservationists hope Sowerby’s Beaked Whale will survive in open water again

The scene on Sunday morning in the Douglas Village multistorey car park where over 60 vehicles were damaged in a large fire. Photograph: Cork Fire Brigade via Twitter

Millions of euro worth of damage caused by the fire at Douglas Village Shopping Centre

Plumes of smoke coming from the Village Shopping Centre in Douglas, Co Cork. Photograph: Olivia Kelleher

Centre evacuated, as several units of Cork City Fire Brigade attend scene of blaze

Emergency services attended the fire shortly before 5am on Saturday morning.

Gardaí say there is nothing suspicious about blaze – ‘it’s just a very sad tragedy’

Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

Jim Walsh and Hammy Hammond honoured for dedication

Students Cian O’Leary, Kevin Hayes,  and Muireann Hickey with their mobility aid to assist users stand from a seated position. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Stryde Tech team from CIT take gold medal at competition in Australia

Gardaí cordoned off the scene of the hit-and-run and Garda technical experts carried out a forensic examination. File photograph: Alan Betson

Man (26) was in critical condition when found by off-duty doctor on Sunday morning

The Minister said   Macroom had   suffered commercially in that traffic congestion had dissuaded people living in the town’s natural hinterland from coming in there to shop and do business.

Cabinet set to approve funding for project next month, says Michael Creed

Gardaí are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the Connolly Road or Vicars Road area between 4am and 7am on Saturday and noticed anything suspicious. File photograph: The Irish Times

Victim attacked from behind, knocked to ground and dragged off in Ballyphehane area

One of the largest beef processors in the State has sought an application that could see individual beef protesters jailed for being in contempt of court. Image: iStock.

IFA tells court farmers involved may not be aware of consequences for breaching ruling

Seven sets of twins  started first-year at Glanmire Community College for the second year in a row. They are Jack and Callum O’Connor, Peter and Sean O’Brien, Adam and Sarah Hayes, Japheth and Joanna Kolawole, Ethan and Heather Bowman, Zach and Howard O’Connor, Oliwia Przychodzka and Oskar Przychodzki. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

It is the second year in succession for Glanmire Community College to enroll seven sets of twins

“My partner is 39 weeks pregnant, we’ve now been left without a car to do the hospital run in.”

Pregnant woman taken to hospital after stress of incident caused high blood pressure

Ian Bailey pictured in Schull market. File photo: Enda O’Dowd

Bailey confirms he failed roadside breathalyser test but passed in Garda station

Karen Harrington, who is four-and-a-half months pregnant, made her second court appearance this morning in connection with the death of Santina Cawley. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

Karen Harrington charged with the murder of Santina Cawley in her Cork city apartment

Ireland has no option but to continue insist on a backstop in the Brexit withdrawal agreement in order to prevent the return of a hard Irish border, economist Jim Power has said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Economist Jim Power tells Béal na Bláth Collins event that UK looks set to leave EU with no-deal

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean: ‘The Catholic Church’s goal is . . . not to control, but to serve.’ Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire.

‘We continue to work for healing of memories and hearts,’ says Bishop William Crean

Constable Michael Downing, a long-forgotten casualty of the War of Independence, will be remembered in his native west Cork this weekend. Photograph: supplied by Fachtna O’Donovan

Michael Downing was ‘simply in the wrong place at the wrong time’ when shot in the Liberties

Jim Power will give the oration at this year’s Béal na Bláth commemoration in West Cork. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Economist says his task when speaking atBéal na Bláth will be to link current challenges to his vision

The emergency services were alerted and according to local media, paramedics worked to try and resuscitate the little girl at the scene before she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Photograph: iStock

Emmy Eckert pulled unconscious from water after being found in a lake near Berlin

It is now anticipated the contract for the construction works will be awarded in 2020 with sectional openings scheduled to take place in 2022 with full completion in 2023.

TII says it has failed to reach agreement on cost with contractor Sisk

Woman to be interviewed following treatment at hospital sexual assault unit

Ted Crosbie: ‘Baltimore RNLI were at sea for 24 hours, rescuing yacht after yacht.’ Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former Examiner owner and veteran sailor remembers 1979 disaster, which took 19 lives

Demi Isaac Oviawe in a promotional shot for RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.

Demi Isaac Oviawe wants acting career but credits late father for placing emphasis on education

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at UCC meets ‘Tom’, an interactive paediatric patient simulator, as part of a demonstration of how 5G technologies will advance paediatric patient care. Also pictured are  UCC’s Professor Barry O’Reilly, Anne O’Leary CEO of Vodafone Ireland and Prof Helen Whelton of UCC. Photograph:  Naoise Culhane

Tánaiste predicts Taoiseach’s meeting with Boris Johnson will happen within weeks

Avery Greene (4) from Mallow in Co Cork who died during a family holiday at the Aldeas de Aguamarina Villas in Cabo Roig, on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

Avery Greene from Co Cork had been holidaying with his family on the Costa Blanca

Ellen O’Carroll of the Presentation Girls’ School in Kilkenny scored eight H1s in her exams. Photograph: Facebook

Four boys and one girl from around country secure the maximum grades

An Irish boy is in a critical condition in hospital in Spain after being pulled unconscious from a swimming pool near Alicante early on Monday. File image: iStock.

Child being treated in hospital in Alicante after being spotted by passerby early on Monday

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision in north Co Cork early on Monday in which a male motorist was fatally injured.

Car and truck collided on N20 Cork-Limerick Road at around 7am on Monday

The scene following the Provisional IRA Enniskillen bomb blast in Co Fermanagh in November 1987 which claimed the lives of 11 people. Photograph: PA

Community could be seen as ‘oppressive minority’, according to QUB historian

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