John O’Neill from Glanduff, Kilbrittain, Co Cork pictured at Bandon District Court where he pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage by releasing two rats into the offices of Cork County Council at Kinsale in February 2021. Photograph: Cork Courts

Judge says offence was of ‘unique wickedness’ that merited custodial sentence

Outside Cork city for the launch of the Road Safety Authority’s October bank holiday slow-down campaign was chief executive Sam Waide and Chief Supt Tom Murphy. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Gardaí to mount more than 1,300 speed checkpoints as part of enforcement plan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney revealed Cork Airport is on target to complete the refurbishment of its runway on time. Photograph: iStock

Airport expects 1.8m passengers next year following pandemic low, says Minister

The crew of the Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat is to be honoured by the organisation. Photograph: RNLI

October 2017: Crew faced 10m swells and Force 12 winds as they rescued stricken yacht

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body

Man was shot through door of his house as gunman fled in car

The review finds patient ‘Brandon’ carried out  at least 108 sexual assaults on mainly non-verbal peers, with the ‘full knowledge’ of management at Ard Gréine Court in  Stranorlar, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Prolonged sexual abuse of 18 intellectually disabled patients at care home ‘unforgivable’

Coveney dismissed suggestions EU move could prompt  greater determination in London to remove  protocol, Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

EU approach involved ‘listening to people’ in North and coming up with solutions

Former DUP leader and Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Peter Robinson says commission must ‘go back to the drawing board’ over NI Protocol

Concerns overescalating Covid infections and risks to the health system have cast doubt on plans to remove almost all restrictions in just over a week’s time. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

HSE chief says rising cases a warning sign rather than a ‘panic button moment’

Dr Fiona Kelly of Bank Place Clinic in Castletownbere in west Cork

‘We are already completely overwhelmed,’ says Dr Fiona Kelly in west Cork

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fresh proposals lodged for hundreds of homes on Bessborough lands in Cork city

The Government aims to ensure there are 10,000 apprenticeships a year from 2025. Photograph: iStock

Some 80,000 construction workers needed every year for major national projects

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath: ‘We have to make sure we are getting value for money and that the various projects are delivered on time and on budget.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

External reviews to take place of NDP projects costing over €100 million, says Minister

According to the NDP, every home, school and business in Ireland, regardless of how rural they may be will be provided with high-speed broadband by 2040

Plan updated to include remote working, with fast broadband to be rolled out by 2040

Paul Gallagher is serving as Attorney General for his second time, having started when the coalition Government was being formed in June,  2020.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Gallagher continued private case work after taking role as Government legal adviser

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city.

Party leader refuses to confirm whether road will be upgraded to motorway under NDP

Pictured at the National Development Plan 2021-2030 launch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar;  Taoiseach Micheál Martin; Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Eamon Ryan: Not all National Development Plan projects will ‘necessarily’ go ahead

Mary Lindsay passed information to the British Army in Ballincollig after she learned of the planned IRA ambush.

Six IRA volunteers were killed after landowner alerted British to ambush plot

Simon Coveney and other dignitaries at opening of new ONE hostel for veterans in Cobh.

Government committed to supporting retired members who have fallen on hard times, says Minister

Northern secretary Brandon Lewis giving a media interview at  the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

UK has shown ‘good faith’ in protocol talks by not triggering article 16

The crew of the Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat Frederick Storey Cockburn. Photograph: Courtmacsherry Lifeboat via Facebook

Golfers playing at Old Head of Kinsale spot man thrown from kayak and raise alarm

Bereavement nurses at CUMH rang the 18 families on May 11th and May 12th, 2020 to say that organs removed at postmortem had been sent to Antwerp for incineration. Photograph: iStock

Hospital wrote to families of dead infants to acknowledge serious error and offer apology

 A celebration of the life of Manus O Riordan heard of his ‘meticulous research skills,  prodigious intellect,  strong sense of justice and boundless energy’. Photograph:  The Irish Times

‘He defended those no longer here to speak for themselves in his articles and lectures’

Existing quotas limit Irish boats to just 15 per cent of the catch, said Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation CEO, Patrick Murphy and this is not longer sustainable. Photograph: iStock

Existing rules allow foreign vessels to catch up to 85% of fish in Irish waters

The court heard that Laura Murphy handed over all but €6,000 of a €218,000 inheritance to be invested but got less than half of the money back.

Victim felt ashamed and depressed after €120k of inheritance stolen, court is told

The South/South West Hospital Group, which is responsible for the Cork hospital, said in a statement that it has apologised to the 18 families. Photograph: Google Street View

Taoiseach calls incident at Cork University Maternity Hospital ‘cruel and unacceptable’

Manus O’Riordan, who was centrally involved in commemorating the 300 plus Irish volunteers who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, has died aged 72. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Siptu official helped commemorate Irish volunteers who fought fascism in Spain

“The actual speed of sale is the most striking thing about the current trends,” says Maeve McCarthy of Charles McCarthy Estate Agents and Auctioneers.

Mix of people seeking to buy a factor in rate at which market is moving, say auctioneers

Martin Ferris delivers the oration at the Diarmuid O’ Neill commemoration at Timoleague cemetery, Co Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Last IRA member killed during Troubles ‘continues to inspire us’, Martin Ferris says

Billa O’Connell being given the Freedom of the City of Cork in 2013. The entertainer has died at the age of 91. Photograph via Olivia Kelleher

Cork entertainer recalled as a ‘master of comedy’ during memorial service

Micheál Martin: to address history conference. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Descendants of those involved in 1921 talks in London also to speak at UCC

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said that Humphries had come to Watergrasshill on the night in question with another man to collect the drugs and he was clearly was not just a courier. Photograph: Google Street View

Karl Humphries (38) was caught retrieving drugs from ditch at remote Co Cork farm

Philip Murphy (51), Killala Gardens, Knocknaheeny, Cork, has been  sentenced to three years for a burglary at the African Missions property in Cork  and a further six years consecutive for a robbery at Mona’s Antiques in Cork  by Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin, at Cork Circuit Criminal Court (above). Photograph: Google Street View

Philip Murphy (51) given seven years in jail for burglary and robbery offences in Cork

A file photograph of Thomas Mannah. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Accused was tasered by Armed Support Unit after he ignored request to throw down his weapon

Pope Francis and President Michael D Higgins   in Rome: The Government is expected to send a Minister as a delegate to the Armagh church service marking a centenary of partition and creation of Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Maxwells/Vatican

President said title of service marking partition was not a ‘neutral statement politically’

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he understood where the President was ‘coming from’ with regard to his decision not to attend the commemoration service next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Martin says the decision on whether to attend service was President’s to make

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan: expressed disappointment at the “rancorous” nature of the Dáil debate on the Sinn Féin motion against Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Martin says TD has no evidence to support claims about leak of Zappone appointment

The Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021 is  up for debate in the Seanad next week. Photograph: iStock

Campaigners Eve McDowell and Una Ring liaised with UK experts to help prepare legislation

The couple, who can’t be named to protect the anonymity of their son, were brought before Cork District Court on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Man (52) is refused bail after gardaí warn of flight risk as woman (44) is remanded on bail

The grave of ‘Baby John’ in Holy Cross Cemetery in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Locals volunteer DNA samples after body of ‘Baby John’ is exhumed in Cahersiveen

Coroner Frank O’Connell paid tribute to survivor, Fergal O’Sullivan (23) who, saved the life of his fellow passenger,

Coroner warns on dangers of drink driving after two men die in West Cork crash

A view from the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland on January 29th, 2021. Photograph:  Gilles Martin-Raget/AFP via Getty Images

Concerns build about cost of underwriting project championed by Simon Coveney

Cork  Airport will be closed until November 22nd to facilitate the €40m reconstruction of the main runway. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Management defends decision to close just as tourism sector was starting to improve

Ian Bailey: ‘Hoping and praying that the truth will come out.’ Photograph: Collins

Journalist says bereaved family mistaken in the belief that responsibility rests with him

The 36th America’s Cup was hosted by Auckland in New Zealand in 2020.

Minister signals ‘significant amount of public money involved’ so in-depth review required

The Minister noted the ‘16,000 additional health professionals from the level we had pre Covid to the position at the end of this year and over 10,000 of those have been recruited’. File photograph: Getty

Government focus remains on bed capacity and health staff recruitment, says Minister

Michael McGrath Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has  disputed Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s claim that Katherine Zappone was named as a candidate for the envoy role  in a Cabinet memo. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

FF Minister says note did not name Katherine Zappone as candidate for envoy role

Gardaí at the scene of a suspected murder suicide at Ballyreehan, Lixnaw, Co Kerry. Photograph: Dominick Walsh

Bodies of man, woman and her son discovered in Lixnaw on Tuesday evening

Gardaí at the scene of a suspected murder suicide at Ballyreehan, Lixnaw, Co Kerry. Photograph: Dominick Walsh

Bodies of husband, wife and son discovered in Lixnaw on Tuesday evening

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney at the Naval Service 75th anniversary in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Martin and Coveney pay tribute to humanitarian and drug-smuggling interdiction missions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin moved again to play down the continuing controversy over Mr Coveney’s deletion of texts from Ms Zappone. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Martin expects FOI release as well as Coveney appearance at Oireachtas Committee to clarify issue

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shows his Covid Certificate  at Taste of Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal.

HSE runs further walk-in clinics as Ireland leads EU table for highest incidence of virus

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud was only 15 years old when his mother was beaten to death outside her holiday home in Toormore near Schull in West Cork on December 23rd 1996. Photograph: Andres Poveda/RTÉ

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud says DPP should revisit decision not to charge Bailey

Patrick Leader who rents apartments above his Menswear Store on North Main Street in Cork city centre. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cork City Council identifies 260 buildings with potential to create over 400 apartments

Rory Fuller: ‘Councils need to start building social houses themselves. Surely, they can build them more cheaply than the private developer.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

‘The State is artificially interfering with the market’, says one would-be first-time buyer

The RNLI Lifeboat crew members under Coxswain Sean O Farrell after they arrived back to base in Courtmacsherry.

Yacht suffered sail blowout and engine failure en route from Glandore to Kinsale

Paul Marken of Hazelwood House, Canal Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin for sale or supply. Photograph: Eric Luke

Accused was arrested after sniffer dog indicated towards him at Cork train station

Marie Downey, who died in her room at CUMH. Photograph: Facebook

Marie Downey and three-day-old Darragh died after she suffered apparent epileptic fit

A file image of the house in Mount Oval Village, Rochestown, Co Cork where a family was held hostage in a ‘tiger kidnapping’ in 2005. Photograph: Provision

Two detectives helped free a family held hostage by gang at Cork house in 2005

The 6000-seat venue will be built on the site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork city centre. File photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Public money of €50 million for the 6,000 seater facility remains intact, Minister says

Brothers Bryan, Dominic, Ross and James Foley, who are all heading to Croke Park to cheer on fellow Charleville man  Darragh Fitzgibbon as he lines out for Cork in the All Ireland senior hurling final against Limerick.

Former Republic of Ireland player hopeful Rebels can cause an upset against Limerick

  Although Mr Coveney has championed the America’s Cup project, the question of the State assuming a heavy financial burden to host the event is under close scrutiny in the Government. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Hosting sailing event in Cork harbour could cost State €200 million in investment

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Colm Kelleher; Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and French ambassador  HE Vincent Guérend. Photograph:  Brian Lougheed

French envoy highlights role of festival in cementing links between Ireland and France

Shandon street residents with the Rebel Supporters Band pictured on Shannon Street, Cork city ahead of tomorrow’s All-Ireland Hurling final. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The Rinaldis pledged their allegiance to the Rebels after a visit to west Cork in 2009

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher, and the French ambassador to Ireland, Vincent Guérend, at the River Lee Hotel for the launch  of the Cork French Film Festival. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Minister stresses Government keen to provide certainty to sector after ‘devastating’ lockdown

An Afghan family enter Pakistan through a border crossing point. Photograph: AP Photo

Minister hopes 35 Irish citizens in Kabul will be evacuated within days

The Rebels take on Limerick in the All-Ireland hurling final in Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: iStock

Cork businesses to show support by putting up flags following challenge from Limerick

Marie Finn  and Limerick supporter Joan Leddin (centre, in green) with their neighbours of Annmount, Friars Walk, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Joan Leddin displaying Limerick bunting as her neighbours prepare to support Cork

The 800kg male hauled itself onto a ski boat in Crookhaven. Photograph: Dee Sheehan

Walrus needs to rest in order to complete journey back to home waters

The man is to be sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Mary O’Keeffe died from severe burns and carbon monoxide poisoning, inquest hears

Gen Michael Collins at Portobello Barracks in August 1922. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Béal na Bláth commemoration committee says ‘no option’ due to coronavirus restrictions

Up for the Liam MacCarthy Cup: Lord mayors cross swords on holy grail of hurling. File photograph: The Irish Times

Jocular spat between first citizens of Cork and Limerick lays ground for clash of the ash

The court heard that gardaí had no objection to bail once certain conditions were met. Photograph: Collins

Accused charged with two offences when brought before Mallow District Court

Pictured at the award presentation,  front l/r, Manus O’Callaghan, awards organiser, Maurice Gubbins, Cork Person of Month, Majella Gallagher, MD of Irish Examiner/The Echo, rear l/r George Duggan, Cork Crystal, Pat Lemasney, Southern. Photograph:  Tony O’Connell.

Award recognises veteran journalist’s role in mentoring generations of reporters

Limerick’s Declan Hannon with the Liam McCarthy Cup in 2020. Photograph: Tom Honan

Liam has been missing from his ‘home’ on Leeside for years, says Cllr Colm Kelleher

Kerry Mountain Rescue: “There have been numerous examples of people with inappropriate footwear suffering injuries from slips and falls, groups starting out too late . . . and parties with no knowledge of the ground or area . . . getting lost.”

Kerry Mountain Rescue has dealt with 16 callouts since start of August

Jimmy Barry Murphy, one of Cork’s most famed hurling sons, in action  against Galway’s Sylvie Linnane during the 1986 All Ireland final win. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Come what may on Sunday, we are Cork and we are back

The late Fr Gus Hurley with his niece Rose Collins and nephew John Hurley on their final visit to Glasgow when he took them to see the church he helped build

Fr Gus Hurley wanted to die at home in west Cork and be buried in his Scottish parish

Ian Bailey (64) was twice arrested for questioning about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier but  never charged. Photograph: Collins Courts

Man told gardaí that Jules Thomas spoke about bloodied clothes after Toscan du Plantier murder

Air-filtering trees  on St Patrick Street in Cork city have been slated as a ‘costly gimmick’. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

Devices installed by city council designed to remove pollutants from the air in city centre

The HSE said the closure of the Medical Assessment Unit, which resulted in the hospital being unable to take new admissions, stemmed from a number of staff shortages.

More than 1,000 people protested to demand proper staffing for Acute Medical Assessment Unit

“Wally” the arctic walrus takes an interest in a boat off the coast of Ardmore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Animal is hauling itself onto boats to rest as it would with Arctic rocks, says zoologist

Fr Ger Galvin saying goodbye. Photograph: Facebook

Fr Ger Galvin famously spoke out in support of victims of clerical sex abuse

Free State soldiers fighting against Republican forces at O’Connell Bridge in Dublin during the Irish Civil War. Photograph:  Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty

Civil War and War of Independence left huge legacy of mental trauma, notes war correspondent

Cillian Murphy with Pádraic Delaney in Ken Loach’s 2006 film The Wind That Shakes the Barley

British media ‘reluctant’ to accept army engaged in brutal campaign in Ireland

Fr Con Cronin – ‘His rich, resonant and booming voice filled the room and made people feel at home – he was a real tonic for anyone feeling down’

Mark Wills and Fr Con Cronin remembered with affection in Ballincollig and west Cork

File image of RIC cadets in Dublin. File photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Decades of ‘indoctrinating’ against force will not be undone easily, conference told

Broadcaster Flor MacCarthy   delved into her family history and learned about a story from the War of Independence that had remained largely unspoken of. Photograph: iStock.

Flor MacCarthy’s granduncle died when RIC barracks attacked by IRA group featuring other granduncle

Fr Con Cronin (72), a native of the Borlin Valley near Bantry and curate in the Harbour Parishes of Passage West and Monkstown

Mark Wills, Fr Con Cronin to be laid to rest following separate funerals on Saturday in Ballincollig and Coomhola

Claragh Lucey  at Mallow Courthouse for the inquest into the murder of Mark O’Sullivan and the suicides of Tadg O’Sullivan and Diarmuid  O’Sullivan in Kanturk, Co Cork.  Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Inquest hears Mark O’Sullivan told friend he feared for his life in row over Kanturk farm

The farm in Assolas, Kanturk, northeast Co Cork, where Mark O’Sullivan was murdered in October 2020 by his brother, Diarmuid and his father, Tadg, who died by suicide after the killing. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Younger son had threatened to self harm over farm inheritance, mother told gardaí

Diarmaid O’Sullivan (23, right), his father Tadg O’Sullivan (59, left) and another son, Mark (26, centre) died at the family farm.

Tadg O’Sullivan (59) and his younger son, Diarmuid (23) shot victim in row over farm

Fr Con Cronin ‘will be remembered for his unique sense of humour and his openness to all people’.

Fr Con Cronin killed with driver of Bus Éireann vehicle that veered out of control

Prof John O’Halloran has served as interim president of UCC since Prof Patrick O’Shea stepped down in July 2020

Ornithologist looking forward to leading UCC ‘through next phase of transformation’

The People’s Park Haulbowline was officially opened on Saturday. Pictured are (  from left) Tim Lucey, chief executive, Cork County Council; Minister Michael McGrath; Cllr Gillian Coughlan, Mayor of the County of Cork; Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and his daughter Annalise;  Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Cormac Ó Suilleabháin, senior engineer, Cork County Council. Photograph:  Brian Lougheed

More than 650,000 tonnes of waste from Irish Steel plant is sealed in and made safe

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin,  this weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Martin denies tensions with Holohan over proposed reopening of indoor dining

Ten years ago poet and Fianna Fáil supporter Thomas McCarthy said the party was ‘not a political philosophy, as such’ but rather the combination of men, and it was largely men, of ‘certain social origins and frustrated private hopes’.

Activists acknowledge issue of identity essential to repelling threats from Fine Gael and Sinn Féin

Illustration of the plan at Proby’s Quay

‘Game-changing’ plan will see one of the most historic parts of the city redeveloped

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