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

Jonathan O’Sullivan (29) from Kanturk Co Cork who received  a three-year suspended prison sentence in Cork Criminal Court for the manslaughter of a father of five in a one-punch attack.  Photograph:   Cork Courts

Sentence handed down after manslaughter verdict brought in for one-punch assault

The former Beamish & Crawford site in Cork.

Proposed 6,000 seat venue on site of former Beamish and Crawford brewery has been hampered by delays, say advocates

Cllr Ted Tynan and local resident Noreen Murphy by site of Ellis’s Yard near Spring Lane, Cork City: Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Contractors begin removing tonnes of waste from Ellis’s Yard site in Ballyvolane this morning

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Family gives undertaking to notify the authorities if woman stops taking medication

Cynan Rees pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of possessing child pornography at his home on May 1st, 2014.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Cynan Rees initially denied knowledge and said he was into naturism

Gardaí have opened an investigation into the death of a man at a sawmill in west Cork. File photograph: Getty Images

Health and Safety Authority, gardaí open investigations after victim is fatally struck by loader

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office as a precautionary measure and the man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital at around 10.15am on Tuesday for post-mortem.

Postmortem on 57-year-old is expected to take place at Cork University Hospital

File photograph of a member of the Army bomb-disposal team.

Viable device could have caused death or injury, Army bomb disposal team says

Corkwoman Mary Elmes, who saved Jewish children in occupied France from Nazi concentration camps

Mary Elmes, from Ballintemple, credited with saving 200 Jewish children during Holocaust

The decision by Bord Pleanála last July to grant planning permission for the upgrade of the N28 from Ringaskiddy to the Bloomfield Junction on the N40 South Ring Road was controversial.

Arguments about community rights v economic development likely to arise in court hearing

The council has estimated that the bridge will see up to 3.9 million users a year and result in a cutting of journey times of 1.8 minutes per day which will equate to savings of €11.20 per hour

Mother Jones, Mary Elmes and Joan Denise Moriarty among the names suggested

Michael O’Brien was charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply and possession of cocaine for sale or supply.

Michael O’Brien (44) brought before a special sitting of Mallow District Court

Gardaí recovered the drugs during a search of a farm in Bweeng near Mallow in north Cork on Saturday.

A 44-year-old man arrested following a series of raids at three locations

A businessman has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with a €10,000 drugs seizure by gardaí at a business premises in Cork on Wednesday.

Viktoras Andriejevas denies knowing about cannabis found on premises by garda sniffer dog

A man has been jailed for eight years for assaulting his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter, who was left with a life threatening skull fracture and other injuries.

Judge says 26-year-old’s lack of insight and remorse worrying aspects of case

 Luke “Ming” Flanagan: “While the council has occasionally made efforts to address this problem, most recently five years ago, they have failed utterly in their duties and responsibilities to the public, as have the Environmental Protection Agency”

Ballyvolane residents seek European environmental investigation of Irish authorities

Dan Breen of Cork Public Museum, Tom Dowdall, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn and Deborah Dowdall  with the marble bust of Terence Mac Swiney. The Dowdalls are grandchildren of Cork’s first female lord mayor, Jane Dowdall. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

Lord Mayor welcomes acquisition of two War of Independence-era artefacts

The court heard that one of the assailants pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed Mr O’Driscoll in the back, narrowly missing his lung. He then plunged the weapon into the victim’s shoulder. File photograph: Getty Images

Victim stabbed, kicked and punched by rampaging duo in early-hours Cork city attack

Photograph: iStock

Teacher (49) from Youghal found to have deleted thousands of pornographic images

Gardaí in Co Cork are awaiting postmortem results. File photograph: The Irish Times

Woman (88) suffering from Alzheimer’s disease walked over a mile in early hours of morning

Charles McCarthy, an Irish father-of-two who died in Perth, Western Australia

Fisherman Andrew Doan (35) was acquitted of murdering Charlie McCarthy after trial in Perth

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes (left): ‘I believe that armed conflict between Ireland and England was probably inevitable at some point’

Former Fine Gael leader tells Clonmult Ambush commemoration that British political understanding failed to appreciate Ireland’s un(...)

A hotels federation survey in Cork city and county reveals average occupancy rate of 74% , leading to fears that additional rooms could oversaturate the market if the Events Centre does not start soon. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 1,500 additional hotel rooms to come on stream in years ahead, says hotel organisation

Cork GAA star Ashling Thompson (28) at Cork District Court on Monday. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ashling Thompson (28) denies assaulting two young women

James D Watson pictured in Dublin in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

Nobel laureate’s comments on race ‘do not reflect’ college’s values, says authorities

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: ‘I believe that it is important a strong bond of working together between the PSNI in Northern Ireland, outside of the EU, and the Garda Síochána here continues.’ File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Minister stresses importance of continuing co-operation between Garda and PSNI

Gardaí are examining CCTV footage from Carrigaline to try to identify those involved in an incident in which a man in his 50s sustained serious head injuries. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man sustains fractured skull and bleed in the brain after hitting his head on the pavement

Impossible Love is among the offerings at this year’s festival

March festival to serving up mixture of love stories, comedies, war dramas and more

US engineer Albert Santiago. His case was adjourned until November. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Engineer pleaded guilty to endangerment and 11 counts of criminal damage at Cork hotel

Gerard Holland, 65, of Tir na Nean, Lislevane near Bandon pictured at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

Gerard Holland cut up cars and tractors stolen by gang with paramilitary links

Deirdre Kenneally, of  Kilworth, Co Cork, outside  Cork Circuit Court. Ms Kenneally had denied  62 charges that she stole money from Alice Twomey of Kilcor, Castlelyons. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney

Accused remanded on continuing bail to appear in Cork court again in May

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin directed the jury to find the accused not guilty before thanking them for their attention to the case which, he described as “unusual and very distressing” given the prevalence of suicide in Irish society.

Jury directed to acquit man after hearing he and woman who had intended to take their lives together had been psychiatric patients

Deirdre Kenneally (47) of Leitrim, Kilworth, Co Cork pictured at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts

Deirdre Kenneally denies stealing more than €11,000 from Co Cork widow

Trade union Siptu has deferred strike action by some 400 members at pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer after both sides agreed to attend a meeting at the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Workplace Relations Commission invites both sides to talks to avert strike action that had been due to start on Friday

O’Sullivan put his hands in his head and wept after the guilty verdict had been confirmed by the jury.

Victim died two weeks after single punch assault outside Kanturk pub, court hears

Det Garda Denis Ryan told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that the phone used to contact Bank of Ireland’s online  banking section to transfer three sums   was traced by gardaí and it was registered to the defendant Deirdre Kenneally.

Public health nurse denies stealing over €11,000 belonging to elderly Cork pensioner

Det Garda Niall Ruddy told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that the offences came to light after gardaí were contacted by Welsh police who were investigating a British citizen for child pornography offences. File photograph: Courts.ie

Defendant had some 210 ‘horrific’ images on phone depicting sexual acts with babies

Shirley O’Connell had access to the pensioner’s ATM card and knew her PIN number.

Shirley O’Connell took more than €11,000 from 89-year-old woman’s bank account

 French cartoonist, artist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer  died at the aged 87. File photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

Children’s author and illustrator provoked controversy with his erotic drawings in 60s and 70s

One of the limestone statues which was stolen from Milltown Castle in Co Cork in 2011. Photograph: An Garda

Historic limestone statues were stolen from Milltown Castle in Co Cork in July 2011

Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Harris says what happened ‘was plain and simple intimidation’

Judge notes nobody, including Moira Coughlan, seemed to know where money went

Des Breen had 2,000 images of child pornography on home computer, court hears

State alleges Deirdre Kenneally used woman’s debit card without consent

Members of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation on the picket line at Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

‘We are very resolved..... it has to continue, it has to finish,’ INMO member says

File photograph: Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork

ID card found on human remains in Irish waters matches missing man’s name

Garda Paul Mulcair at Cork Court . Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Officer had denied two counts of obtaining sums totalling €2,500 by deception

Gardaí said  the gang - believed to be in their early 20s and city based - are highly mobile and have previously targeted unlocked cars in Co Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 50 thefts over the weekend by gang suspected of targeting unlocked cars around the county

Gardai believe all six attacks are connected and targeted at people who supported repealing the Eighth Amendment . Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Six cars with ‘Repeal the Eighth’, ‘Together for Yes’ stickers had tyres slashed, mirrors and wipers broken

Christopher O’Callaghan did not speak during the brief hearing before Judge Olann Kelleher at Cork District Court

Joe O’Callaghan (66) found by wife lying in pool of blood in hallway last year

Cork Chamber President Bill O’Connell quoted one of his predecessors, Charles Stewart Parnell, at the chamber’s annual dinner. Photograph: iStock

Bill O’Connell says state must not hinder regional development by failing to deliver

President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina Coyne at the Cork Chamber event on Friday. Photograph:  Darragh Kane

President Higgins pays tribute to Cork Chamber for its role

“There are absolutely no circumstances in which Ian Bailey will set foot in that country to validate the unjust procedure as he sees it which is going on in that country,” says Frank Buttimer, Irish lawyer for Ian Bailey (above).  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

DPP had decided there was no evidence to warrant prosecution, says Buttimer says

Environmentalist Tom Jordan and ecologist Laura McCarthy at the woodland in the Toon Valley between Macroom and Inchigeelagh, Co. Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Forest Service suspends two-year felling licence granted to Cork landowners

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Assistant State Pathologist says injuries were not compatible with just a simple fall

Cllr Ted Tynan and local Noreen Murphy at the site of rubbish dumped near Spring Lane, in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ellis’s Yard in Ballyvolane a site of fly-tipping for almost 20 years, says campaigner

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland and the EU had been united throughout the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘We have made it clear the time for debate and discussion over the backstop was during negotiations’

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

Strong focus on mass movements, role of women and workers in series based on award winning book

David O’Loughlin assaulted Liam Manley and picked him up before opening a steel door on a rubbish chute and throwing him head first down it. File photograph: Collins Courts

David O’Loughlin’s attack on vulnerable 59-year-old ‘the stuff of nightmares’

DePuy Synthes Ireland manufactures orthopaedic products including hip and knee replacement joints

Capita adds 80 jobs after Electric Ireland contract, while DePuy Synthes will create 30 jobs in €36m investment

‘It Stops Now’: campaign aims to tackle the harmful behaviours which prevent students from being able to safely and equally participate in college life. Photograph: It Stops Now

Mural part of ‘It Stops Now’ campaign to dispel popular myths about sexual violence

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, was charged with intimidating a witness at an earlier hearing of the case. File photograph: Frank Miller

Accused remanded on bail to allow defence solicitor to get statements on new charge

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: “It is hard to see how this helps our case.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach in Davos warns soldiers may return to Irish Border

Mikolaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision.

Mikolaj Wilk died after attack at his home in Ballincollig last June

Gardaí say they are following definite lines of inquiry in their attempts to identify two bodies found off the west Cork coast and in Wexford. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Investigators warn it may some time to confirm identities of dead man and woman

 Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Third man still being detained over fatal attack on Polish gardener Mikolaj Wilk

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision

Father-of-two Micholaj Wilk (35) died after gang attacked him in front of his family

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and gardaí immediately set about sealing off the area.

Pedestrian comes across remains of man in 40s while walking at top of North Mall

A file image showing trawlers in Castletownbere in Co Cork. Photograph: Getty

Gardaí liaising with French and Spanish police after documentation discovered in clothing

Two biohazard bins have been provided in Cork for heroin users to dispose of their needles and drug-taking equipment.

Task force records ‘aging profile’ of people abusing drug in the south

 Strikers at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Psychiatric Nurses Association calls on Minister for Health to intervene in dispute

Cork camogie player Ashling Thompson pictured outside Cork District Court on Monday. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Triple All-Ireland winner due in court next month accused of assaulting two women

Joe Schmidt  was made an honorary Corkman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish rugby coach, Joe Schmidt made an honorary Corkman for his contribution

Simon Coveney: “The challenges that we face are the fact that a lot of the medicines that would have been supplied into Ireland until now come either via the UK or from the UK.”

Preparations ongoing by sourcing medicine via various routes from Europe, says Minister

Fergal Keane: “It is the city that gave me my start in words and in broadcasting and it is the place where my heart lies forever.” File photograph: The Irish Times

Fergal Keane pays tribute to native city during ceremony for Hall of Fame award

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

‘We know they don’t want a ‘no deal’ Brexit but we don’t know what they do want’

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