University College Cork’s new sound studio, which consists of a fully-equipped live room, vocal booth and control room, will officially open on Tuesday.

Gift from estate of Sidney V Regan to help equip new studio and support students

Eamon Ryan said that the policy statement on prohibiting the importation of fracked gas is currently being developed by officials in his department. File photograph: Getty

Fracked gas should have no role in meeting Ireland’s energy needs, says Green Party

Sanita Pušpure (39), who won the Women’s Single Sculls World Championship in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2018 and successfully defended her title in Ottensheim in Austria in 2019, has admitted she was surprised to be chosen as Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Latvian rower hopeful for Tokyo Olympics after and London and Rio performances

“It would also be reassuring ... if the HSE could include home-help workers and other care-givers as a priority group for vaccinations as home-help workers provide essential care and support for older people in their homes.” File photograph: Getty

Cork TD says more than 5,000 home-helps visit almost 55,000 people each week

Bessborough,  set up as a Mother and Baby Home in 1922 and closed in 1998, was owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, based in Chigwell, Essex, in the UK. File photograph: BBC

Dr Fintan Gavin urges facilitation of Church to avail people born in homes of birth records

Cathleen Coffey O’Brien  who was a resident at the mother and baby home at Bessborough, Co Cork. Photograph: Garrett White

Commission could only find burial locations for 64 of 923 infants who died at Cork home

Roy Warke, former bishop of Cork. Photograph: David Sleator

He gave ‘with such generosity of spirit’ to the life of the Church of Ireland, says archbishop

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ran the Bessborough Home in Cork city for almost 80 years, during which times 923 infants died there. File photograph: Provision.

Mother and baby home commission said it was hard to believe nobody knew location of resting place

Adrian Henry, an English national, was charged with the manslaughter of James Duncan (40) at Patrick Street in Cork on September 12th 2019 when he appeared at Cork District Court on Wednesday.

48-year-old appeared in court after man died following an alleged assault

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Provision

Church delayed removal of Mother Superior in Cork when infant mortality was at its highest

Two former residents gave the Mother and Baby Homes commission very diferrent accounts of their time at the  Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork. File photograph: Provision

Woman tells commission of being locked alone in a room for 72 hours while in labour

Roderic O’Gorman: he  has written to An Bord Pleanála asking it to “take account” of “unresolved questions” about possible burials on the Bessborough site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In 1943, 75% of children born at Bessborough Mother and Baby home in Cork died before they turning one

The scene on the outskirts of Midleton, Co Cork, last week, where partial skeletal remains were found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Husband of missing Tina Satchwell notified ‘in line with protocols regarding missing persons’

Det Sgt Mick O’Halloran told the court: “This was the largest quantity of heroin ever seized by gardaí in any operation in Cork.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Derek Keenan pleaded guilty to possessing 2.99kg of heroin with street value of €418,000

A view of the fire at a grain storage facility in Cork Harbour on Saturday. Photograph: Simon O’Regan/Twitter

Locals and environmental activists express concern after blaze at depot in Ringaskiddy

Teenager charged following major drugs seizure in Cork city. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Accused charged with possessing cannabis and possessing cannabis for sale or supply

Eyewitness photograph of fire at Port of Cork. Photograph: Simon O’Regan/Twitter

No reports of any casualties arising from the blaze which was spotted at about 8.40am

The scene on the outskirts of Midleton, Co Cork, on Wednesday, where partial skeletal remains were found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Remains believed to be female and were at scene for less than ten years

Harry Sheedy (55) from Bishopstown in Cork has worked as carpenter on Capitol Hill since 2014

Harry Sheedy and colleagues watched events unfold from safety of basement building

Gardaí breaks up party with 100 attendees in Co Cork on Thursday. File image: Frank Miller

Men and women travelled from Cork city to attend party on Thursday night

Gardaí seized €85,000 of cannabis herb, €35,000 of cocaine, €10,500 of cannabis resin and approximately €8,500 in cash.

Officers recover almost €140,000 worth of drugs in raid on house in Hollyhill area

The scene on the outskirts of Midleton, Co Cork, on Wednesday, where partial skeletal remains were found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí hope scientific testing can help identify remains discovered near Midleton

The GAA has banned collective inter-county training until the end of January. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Pictures on social media show men training on Youghal beach without social distancing

The two men are accused of possessing  three kilos of cannabis herb for sale or supply at the Amber Filling Station Bandon Road in Cork on January 5th.

Court hears that neither man made any reply when they were charged with offences

Weeping in the Promised Land is  former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty’s first song in eight years. Image: Youtube/screengrab.

Former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty’s song emerges as riots occur in Washington

It is understood that the skull is believed to be male and there is no sign of trauma. File photograph: Getty

Investigators hope tests will enable them to date remains found near old railway line

Contractors working on the Macroom by-pass in Co Cork recently put in place beams for a bridge over the River Laney, just outside Macroom, which were almost 50m long. Image: Cork County Council.  Contractors working on the Macroom bypass in Co Cork recently put in place beams, which were almost 50m long, for a bridge over the River Laney, just outside Macroom. Image: Cork County Council

New 22km stretch of Co Cork dual carriageway is on target to be open by 2023

Gardaí must be among the groups given high-priority for receiving the Covid-19 vaccine due to members of the force facing an ‘increased danger of exposure’ to the disease, a representative organisation has said. Photograph: Collins.

Garda HQ says members of force affected by disease but capacity to do its duties remains

Gardaí have requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office following the discovery of the human remains. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Workmen find skull while carrying out clearance on old Midleton to Youghal rail line

Gardaí say they are satisfied that there was nothing suspicious about the man’s death. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Man (45) was found dead at house in Bishopstown on New Year’s Day

Gardaí  are hoping a  postmortem will clarify whether the man  suffered his injuries in a fall or whether foul play was involved. Photograph: Getty Images

It is hoped a postmortem will establish what happened to the 45-year-old who was found with marks on his face

Tracey Kennedy: the only people who are surprised by the fantastic performance of women are men. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

More women officers needed in GAA to make it a truly community organisation

A woman has been fined €1,500 by a Cork court over an air rage incident. Photograph: iStock

Woman (33) was intoxicated and directed homophobic slurs at steward, court hears

Chief Supt Cadogan appealed to motorists not to drink and drive this Christmas

Suspect was driving on wrong side of road and narrowly avoided several crashes

Taoiseach says while the deal reached between the EU-UK would disappoint fishermen, it is was still better than no deal. Photograph: PA

Irish reaction: ‘Very poor’ agreement ‘fails Irish fishermen’, industry group says

Sophie Toscan du Plantier was killed in west Cork in 1996

Family of murdered French woman (39) mark 24th anniversary of killing

Cork City Hall: the Lord Mayor said he was glad the city council was supporting the book. Photograph: iStock

Lord Mayor of Cork recalls role of the nine men in the fight for Irish independence

The event was ‘a disgraceful gathering of persons, despite the health advices in the last few days,’ the Garda said, quoting an inspector who attended the scene. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Man (20s) arrested, one vehicle seized during event with little evidence of social distancing

Tim Severin at his home in Timoleague, west Cork in 1999. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

Severin became famous when he recreated the Voyage of St Brendan across the Atlantic

Reopening of Daly’s Bridge (the Shakey Bridge) over the River Lee. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Pedestrian suspension bridge in Sunday’s Well is the only one of its type in the country

David Barry leaves Cork Court after he was freed on bail.  Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

David Barry (72) charged with 27 sex offences over almost two decades at a location in Cork

A member of the public walks past members of the Civil Defence as high tide passed in Cork city on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dropping of gale force winds earlier than predicted lessened the storm surge in river Lee

Incidents where gardaí recorded breaches of Covid-19 regulations, such as going beyond the 5km limit or refusing to comply with a garda direction in relation to a restriction, amounted to 62.

Pubs and nightclubs closed for long periods while more checkpoints boost drug seizures

John le Carré  told RTÉ radio in 2019 ‘I am indeed applying for an Irish passport. And it means a lot to me.’ File photograph: PA

Novelist was in process of applying for Irish passport after tracing family line to Co Cork

A file image of jewellers Roland and Shane Kennedy outside their shop in heavy flooding on Winthrop Street, Cork in October. With high tides forecast on Wednesday there are fears of renewed flooding in the city. Photograph: Darragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Warning of a tidal surge and strong winds prompt flood warning for Wednesday

Penguins at Fota are set to benefit from the donation of  fish to the wildlife park. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Fota will use the fish to feed penguins, pelicans and seals amid fall in revenue

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: “Despite the exhaustion after almost a year of negotiations . . . we think it is responsible at this point to go the extra mile.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Johnson’s hard line on talks seen by some as a sign that he is preparing to do a deal

Helen O’Brien and her brother Joe Cronin of Cork city, grand nephew and grand niece of the late Rev Canon T.J. Magner with Crowley family in the background.

Canon Thomas Magner and Tadhg Crowley shot dead days after the Burning of Cork

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “I do not underestimate the difficulties and challenges that face both sets of negotiators.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

UK and EU to continue trade negotiations after agreement to ‘go the extra mile’

Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean issued the appeal for help at masses. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Stewards could assist with maintaining social distancing over Christmas, says Bishop

About to testify before the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (left to right) - Tom Nolan, Donal Óg O Callaghan, Senator George W Norris, Peter MacSwiney and Jeremiah Dempsey, Washington, in January 1921. Photograph: Forgotten Lord Mayor; original source: Library of US Congress.

Donal Óg O Callaghan played vital role in garnering support for Irish independence

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘Let us summon the courage and resilience of the past to meet the challenges of now, to build a better future for tomorrow.’ Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool/EPA

Micheál Martin urges view of the past with ‘the measured eye of the discipline of history’

The head of Cork Simon Community said in 2019 it helped 52 people move into secure, affordable and supported housing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Cork Simon 2019 report shows it helped one person a week to move to affordable housing

The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Alfred Hutson sought to battle blaze as drunken Auxiliaries shot at fire crews 100 years ago

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winners in 1959 with Waterford – Larry Guinan and Martin Óg Morrissey. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Limerick will go in as favourites but Waterford won’t fear them, says Larry Guinan (83)

Bashiru Aderibige (44) outside  Mallow District Court, Cork . Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

Bashiru Aderibige (44) accused of 21 counts relating to more than €11,000 at nine locations

 Michael Power (55) and his RNLI rescuers. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Michael Power (55) spent day in coma after being pulled from the sea off Waterford coast

Accused said they were protesting over city honouring Queen Victoria in street names

Oliver Moran and Mark Cronin

Cork City Council also confirms its plans to appoint a Trees Officer

Dinah Busher: ‘If there isn’t a deal done to allow us to continue to fish in UK waters, then that’s all off limits to us and we’re losing out on five months of income.’ Photograph: Niall Duffy/West Cork Photo

Fisheries front and centre of Brexit negotiations with west Cork potentially the epicentre

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

Ceremony held in Cork to mark the 150th anniversary of consecration of cathedral

Tom Barry utilised good intelligence on where exactly a party of British Auxiliaries from C Company, based in Macroom, would go on patrol and selected a site in Kilmichael which offered his men ‘good killing ground’

New documentary marking Kilmichael ambush centenary and discusses controversies

President Michael D Higgins addressing a virtual meeting of tourism industry experts organised by the Irish Hospitality Institute. Photograph: Maxwells.

President praises those providing essential services and utilities during pandemic

Members of the public have been urged to report incidents of water pollution, fish kills or illegal fishing. File photograph: iStock

Farmers urged to be vigilant to the pollution risks posed to rivers from slurry discharges

Woman told gardaí that she suffered from arthritis and that she found the cannabis was helpful for the condition. Photograph: iStock

Woman told gardaí she was growing drug as a treatment for her arthritis

‘Foot soldier’ in gang jailed for 18 months after getting caught with heroin in Cork city

Accused tried to stab father-in-law and then knocked him down, court hears

 A two-year sentence for dangerous driving causing death was imposed but suspended while  Power McCarthy was also disqualified from driving for seven years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Accused pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death of 55-year-old Andrezej Obalek

Tyler Lewis pleaded guilty to possession of a knife, unlawful seizure of a car and false imprisonment of the couple  on the Grand Parade in Cork on July 20th, 2020. Photograph: Collins Courts

Accused jumped into the car and put a knife to driver and threatened to stab him

A large number of people came into Cork city centre to socialise on Saturday night, with few seen maintaining a social distance, gardaí said, but there were few instances of drunkenness or public order issues. Image: Facebook/Ali Hamou.

Gardaí say central Dublin busy but crowds coming together to drink alcohol down

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that recreational craft operators be reminded of their requirement to wear a personal flotation device following an investigation into a drowning tragedy off west Cork. Image: iStock.

Marine Casualty Investigation Board offers advice after examining man’s death in Dunmanus Bay

Gardaí at the scene. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Anne O’Sullivan returned to farm with Mark after interpreting letter as ‘olive branch’

Cora Desmond: ‘I know there are people out there going through what I went through or worse and it’s horrible but I would urge anyone in that situation to speak out as soon as possible.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Cork Courts Limited

People should not suffer in silence, says Cora Desmond (21) after stepmother is jailed

Evan Stubbins (24) from Church Road, Croom, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to possessing  various materials  with the intention of endangering life or causing serious injury to property contrary to the Explosives Substances Act.   Photograph: Facebook

Man (24) had researched how to use dangerously explosive equipment on YouTube

Antoinette Keegan speaking at a press conference last year as relatives of Stardust fire victims gathered at the announcement of a new inquest into the deaths. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Antoinette Keegan’s sisters - Mary and Martina - died in a nightclub fire along with 46 other people in 1981

Frances Murphy told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Kelleher was carrying out drainage work on his farm and had engaged O’Mahony to carry out the work using his digger. Photograph: Google Street View

Deceased was killed when the sides of a trench collapsed on top of him, court hears

Schoolboy was on foot when he was involved in a collision with a truck on Sheares Street

Bridget Kenneally (49), of The Green, Duncoran, Youghal, Co Cork, was jailed for two years after pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Cora Desmond.

Judge doubts remorse of Bridget Kenneally, who spiked girl’s food with hot and bitter flavours

Tyndall CEO, Prof William Scanlon said: ‘2019 was another phenomenally successful year for the Institute’.

Latest EU award brings to 100 the number of Tyndall projects to secure European funding

A significant rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is unlikely to happen before the middle of next year, the Taoiseach has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Priority will be given to vulnerable groups and health workers, Martin says

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have been given exclusive access to Ms Toscan du Plantier’s family.

Makers of three-part series say they have exclusive access to murdered French woman’s family

Cope Foundation chief executive, Sean Abbott said the foundation is concerned at the impact the Covid-19 forced reduction in numbers attending day services across Cork city and county is having on their service users and their families. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 regulations on social distancing mean Cope Foundation needs more spaces

A file photograph of Ian Bailey, who appeared at Bantry District Court on Thursday charged with drug driving, cannabis possession and two other charges. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Barrister for former journalist submits that garda procedures not properly followed at time of arrest

Tester Samantha Jakstonyte is pictured at a RocDoc Covid-19 testing centre at Cork Airport. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

New privately run test facilities are set up in wake of EU-wide ‘traffic light’ system

Standing stones   are protected under the National Monuments Acts and anyone wishing to carry out work on one must give two months’ written notice to the Minister for Heritage.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Skibbereen farmer says stone has been put back exactly as it was before it was knocked by bull

The blaze, which reached an estimated temperature of 1,000 degrees, destroyed 49 cars and caused steel girders in the structure to buckle

Douglas Village Shopping Centre has been closed for over a year since car park fire

Study finds 8.7 billion litres of milk were processed in the State in 2019 with more than 91.8 per cent of produced domestically. Photograph: iStock

Grass-based milk production helps Irish farmers keep costs down, study finds

Sophie Toscan du Plantier was killed in West Cork in 1996.

Alain Spilliaert represents parents Georges and Marguerite Bouniol and son Pierre Louis Baudey Vignaud

The developments will include among other amenities, homes, schools and medical and social services, according to Cork City Council. File photograph: The Irish Times

Magnet for investment capable of creating ‘29,000 jobs and 25,000 homes’, says Martin

The hearse carrying the coffin of Mark O’Sullivan leaves the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk, Co Cork, after his funeral Mass service. Photograph: Andy Gibson/PA Wire

Congregation told young law graduate had a future life that was full of possibilities

There is a risk of coastal flooding, according to Met Éireann. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Weather warning extended by Met Éireann in three counties as 100km/h gusts forecast

The funeral of Tadg O’Sullivan and son Diarmuid was held  in Castlemagner, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Anne O’Sullivan had phone taken from her and smashed as she tried to flee Kanturk farm

The uncle of Sophie Toscan du Plantier Jean Pierre Gazeau said  the family wished to consult with their legal advisors on the options that remain open to them.

Uncle says Ireland is protecting Ian Bailey even though he was convicted in France

Diarmaid O’Sullivan (23, left), his father Tadhg O’Sullivan (59) and another son, Mark (26, right) died at the family farm on Monday. Their funerals will be held over the coming days.

Tadhg and Diarmuid O’Sullivan to be buried on Friday, service for Mark O’Sullivan on Saturday

Gardaí at the scene in Assolas, Kanturk, northeast Co Cork, where the bodies of Tadgh O’Sullivan and his two sons Diarmuid and Mark were found on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Investigating officers find solicitors’ correspondence at farmhouse after triple killing

Rita O’Driscoll from Bridge Street, Bandon, Co Cork, has been found  guilty of murder. Photograph: John Delea

Deceased suffered 28 stab wounds including four potentially fatal ones, trial heard

A view of the farmhouse in Assolas, Kanturk, northeast Co Cork, where the bodies of Tadhg O’Sullivan and his two sons, Diarmuid and Mark, were found on Monday in what is being treated as a suspected murder-suicide. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Investigators are examining whether attack was planned by two of the deceased

A view of the farmhouse in Assolas, Kanturk, northeast Co Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Examination of firearms may reveal ‘who fired which gun at which person’

The Book of Lismore will eventually be displayed in a treasures gallery that UCC plans to develop in its Boole Library.

Duke of Devonshire gift to UCC of 15th century manuscript to go on display in new gallery

Gardaí were alerted to a shooting incident at Assolas near Kanturk, Co Cork, at about 6.30am on Monday, which left Diarmaid O’Sullivan (23, left), his father Tadhg O’Sullivan (59) and another son, Mark (26, right) dead at the family farm.

Technical exam of house and land ongoing after suspected murder-suicide of father and two sons

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