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

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce annual networking dinner in the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Friday evening. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Tánaiste says ‘new phase’ of Irish Brexit preparation to happen this weekend

Ahead of the the start of “summer time” at 1am on Sunday when clocks should be put forward one hour, Minister for Justice Chalrie Flanagan said EU plans to do away with daylight savings time in the next two years could present problems if it resulted in a time difference on either side of the Border.

Decision will come down to public reaction to the proposals and whether Britain will do the same, Minister signals

Paul Higgins and son Zac. Photograph: Facebook

Zac Higgins remains in an induced coma after being struck by a car outside home on Monday

The man took the witness box to deny the charge and said that he never hit or struck his daughter.

Father denied assault charges, after incident reported to gardaí by two women

Alice O’Sullivan, mother of the late Leah Troy, arriving at  Cork City Coroner’s for the inquest into her daughter’s death.

Inquest jury returns verdict of accidental death in case of Leah Troy (1) from Cork

Marie Downey who died in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her baby boy passed away two days later. He was four days old. Photograph: Facebook

Woman’s newborn son, Darragh, found underneath his mother, also dies

Paul Higgins and his son Zac.

17-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after car hit Zac Higgins (2) and failed to stop

Marie Downey, who died with  her baby son Darragh  in tragic circumstances at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Facebook

Marie Downey, who had epilepsy, and her newborn baby died in ‘tragic occurrence’

Gerard Kelly began a hunger strike outside of the Dáil to highlight his concerns in relation to the introduction of the controversial Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Seanad passes Bill to restore rights of northern fishermen to six-mile zone

Gardaí will forensically examine car found abandoned near collision in Mahon

A Norwegian airline Boeing 737-8JP plane lands at the Riga International Airport, Latvia March 15, 2019. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Customers to be transported by bus to and from Dublin after Boeing 737 Max banned

‘We need to see what happens in Westminster over the coming days and weeks,’ Leo Varadkar said. Photograph:  Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will be ‘as ready as we can’ for no deal, Simon Coveney says

‘I think the people here should realise all the people here are not terrorists,’ Lisa Smith told CNN. Photograph: CNN

‘I’m already in prison’, says Dundalk native suspected of association with Isis

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said ‘the most important transformation in transport will be the replacement of conventionally fossil-fuelled vehicles with cleaner more efficient alternatives’. File photograph: Getty Images

Eco-friendly journey to use biomethane in bid to play part in reducing carbon emissions

A toilet  at Charleville CBS in Co Cork, where part of the roof recently fell in.

Charleville CBS principal has threatened to shut the school due to its ‘dire’ conditions

A 30-year-old man has been  charged in relation to a serious assault which has left a 73-year-old man in a critical condition in a Cork hospital. File photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan O’Driscoll is accused of attacking Christy O’Callaghan as he slept in his van

Charleville CBS primary school. Image: Google Maps

Prioritisation of upgrades to existing schools needed, Fianna Fáil leader says

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a man in his 30s for questioning following the discovery and seizure of €70,000 worth of drugs when they stopped a car in the suburbs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Detectives recover kilo of cocaine which they believe was destined for local Cork market

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged people not to turn the delay in starting work on the Cork Event Centre into “a political football”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Tánaiste says legal issues over the €30m State aid investment need to be resolved

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting ahead of the European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Taoiseach meets prime minister in Brussels after warning against ‘rolling cliff edge’

Damien O’Brien was a keyboard player with  Waterford rock band Chimpanbee. Photograph: Chimpanbee Facebook

Inquest hears details of fatal injury to Damien O’Brien (28)

Black plastic and evidence bags protect a part of the crime scene in     Sleaveen car park, Macroom, where a man in his 70’s, was seriously assaulted. Photograph: John Delea.

A man (30s) has been arrested following assault which left Christy O’Callaghan hospitalised with life threatening injuries

Richard Satchwell holding up a photo of his wife Tina at their home in Youghal. Photograph: The Irish Examiner

Supt Colm Noonan confirmed gardaí have been liaising closely with Interpol to try find her

North Main Street, Youghal. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí say nothing to suggest anything suspicious about fire

A spectator at the  St Patricks Day Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Missing team raises eyebrows in Limerick, while Belfast promotes itself as ‘city of equals’

John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

Bere Island native John McCarthy was described as a ‘quiet, unassuming man’

Gardaí say the direction of their investigation will be determined by what medical experts at Temple Street Children’s Hospital tell them about how the infant might have sustained its injuries. File photograph: Eric Luke

Infant transferred from Tipperary to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin

School pupils  during a global protest for action to tackle climate change, outside the Dáil in Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fridays for Future: ‘These are our lives that are being put in danger. Politicians, do something’

John Kelly (centre), whose brother Michael died during Bloody Sunday, during a press conference in reaction to today’s Bloody Sunday prosecution announcement  in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Appalling that Britain intends to amend legacy system to protect former state forces – SF

Martin Graham claimed he had accepted cash, clothes and cannabis from gardaí in return for trying to get Ian  Bailey to speak about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s death.

Former British soldier Martin Graham had served in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles

Aoife O’Connell (21) from Ballintemple in Co Cork, was  hit by a motorist in Utrecht in the Netherlands, where she had been studying. Photograph: Facebook

People in shock over death of Aoife O Connell, says local councillor

Half of Irish consumers shop online, while  38 per cent of 25-34-year-olds shop online on a weekly basis. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Charter promotes customer service in hopes of bringing more shoppers to high street

John “Buddy” O’Brien, outside  Mallow Court last year. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Accused had duped pensioner into handing over cash in supermarket carpark

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Raise the Roof march is told there should be increased funding for public housing, an end to evictions and a cap on rents

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Trade unions, political parties, student and  community groups are to join forces in Cork at 5pm on Monday for a rally calling for action on the housing crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Unions, community groups and housing bodies to gather for event at City Hall at 5pm

Mick Ryan: lived on Popes Quay in Cork city centre with his wife, Naoise, and two young children

Clare man lived on Popes Quay in Cork city centre with his wife and two children

Rob Heffernan celebrates winning gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championshops in Moscow on August 14th, 2013. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Over 50,000 people expected to see over 50 groups, 2,000 participants in parade

The former purpose-built Orange Order lodge in Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Buildings of Ireland

Historian Quincey Dougan has spent years researching the Orange heritage across Ireland

Gardaí seized €94,000 worth of cocaine

Gardaí seize almost €100,000 worth of cocaine from Sandor Banati

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