Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said Fianna Fáil had responded after the last general election when others chose to stand idly by. Photograph: Sportsfile

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are ‘rightful inheritors’ of the revolutionary generation

“Fintan is a perfectionist. He wanted everything – the yard, the house, me – to be perfect... With two small children, it was getting harder to have everything perfect.”

When Maura's husband told her he would murder their four children, then her, she finally summoned the strength to leave him

A still from the animated film ‘Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero’ for which Cork people raised €3 million.

€3 million of €18 million needed to make ‘Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero’ was raised in Cork

Since the controversy broke more than 57,000 women have had new smear tests conducted resulting in the build-up of a large backlog. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

The ‘good news story’ surrounding the programme ‘has been somewhat lost’

From August 9th, private cars will be banned from Patrick Street between 3pm and 6.30pm daily. Photograph: Google

New measure to allow Patrick Street operate as afternoon bus corridor will take time to bed in, caution Cork Business Association

Mary Manning and her colleagues praised for their support of human rights

A swimmer takes a dip in the Forty Foot , Sandycove, Dublin in July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘People should not jump in without being fully aware of what is under the surface’

The two accused were charged with burglary at the elderly woman’s home at Friar’s Walk in Cork city on July 25th last. Photograph: Google Street View

Both accused remanded after bail denied due to Garda concern over gravity of indictments

Sophie Toscan du Plantier, whose body was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside Schull, in Co Cork, two days before Christmas 1996.

Ian Bailey describes report into case as ‘wishy-washy’, leaving him ‘disappointed but not surprised’

Most of Ian Bailey’s evidence to Gsoc related to his treatment at the hands of the gardaí during his arrests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Inquiry into Bailey’s claims of conspiracy hampered by witnesses’ refusal to co-operate

Ian Bailey: Gsoc spent almost seven years investigating complaints by Mr Bailey, his partner Jules Thomas and witness Marie Farrell alleging Garda corruption in an  investigation which saw Mr Bailey twice arrested for questioning but never charged in relation to the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Allegation by Bailey that review by DPP proved a conspiracy is also rejected by Gsoc

The failings in the investigation included the disappearance of a blood-spattered gate, taken from close to where Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s body was found.

Gsoc report cites serious failings in Garda investigation into 1996 west Cork killing

Driver later convicted of careless driving causing death didn’t know he had hit Stefan Cooper (18)

Inquest hears 41 year old motorcyclist died after colliding with large bales of hay

Former colleagues of Liam Miller, pictured here scoring for the Republic of Ireland against Sweden in 2006, have welcome the GAA’s decision to allow his tribute match go ahead in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish international Graham Barrett says it is important match is held in Cork

Liam Miller, who died from cancer at the age of 36, played for Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic and the Republic of Ireland.

Event will include a juvenile match in honour of former soccer player’s GAA background

Leona Daly who appeared at Cork District Court in connection with fraud of over €300,000 at Gurranabraher Credit Union. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Leona Daly pleaded guilty to stealing from Gurranebraher Credit Union over five-year period

Ford cars come off the assembly line in Cork in the early 1950s.

Fords - Memories of the Line paints story of working on assembly line at Marina in Cork

A file image of Liam Miller playing for the Republic of Ireland against  Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier in 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Late soccer player’s family happy GAA has let game go ahead at Páirc Uí Chaoimh - organiser

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Association came under ‘savage pressure’ to allow benefit match take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Senior GAA officials are today expected to recommend that a tribute soccer match for the late Liam Miller (pictured) can go ahead at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO.

Association had said it was prohibited in rule from hosting soccer game in Cork stadium

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

Plan for GAA challenge game to raise funds for injured players to take place before soccer match

Jack Power (25), from Brownstown in Dunmore East, who was fatally stabbed.

Jack Power (25) was fatally stabbed at house in Dunmore East on Thursday

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match   at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

GAA under increasing pressure from Government to open Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Compassion in World Farming says slaughtermen in certain countries are afraid of the animals so they can not be slaughtered properly. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Concerns also raised as just one additional vet inspector hired by department this year

Jack Power (25), from Brownstown in Dunmore East, who was fatally stabbed.

Jack Power (25), from Brownstown, fatally stabbed at house in Dunmore East

Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene died from cervical cancer, with sons Noah and Oscar. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

‘Irene was heartbroken at being told she was going die, gutted Noah would never remember her face, her voice...’

Páirc Uí Chaoimh remains at the centre of the controversy surrounding the Liam Miller tribute match Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Late Miller’s Éire Óg clubmates in favour of higher-capacity stadium

Liam  Miller was capped 21 times by the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

GAA top brass spent two hours discussing the proposal with organisers at a meeting described as “open and constructive”

Members of the Liam Miller Benefit Match organising committee Cork City FC manager John Caulfield; Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn;  committee chairman Michael O’Flynn, and Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Photograph:  Brian Lougheed

Association under pressure to allow Páirc Uí Chaoimh be used for fundraising soccer game

Ninety-nine per cent of the country want to see the star-studded Liam Miller testimonial being played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has said. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO.

The aim of the match is to raise money for the former Ireland international soccer player’s family

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Government intended to let local groups take the lead in marking events of the period. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach calls for honesty and inclusiveness during War of Independence and Civil War commemorations

The former Glasgow Celtic, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller also played Gaelic football with local club, Éire Óg.

Organisers of tribute game welcome GAA’s offer to meet but stress venue change not agreed at this stage

Liam Miller in action for Ireland against Colombia in a friendly in London in 2008. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Organisation says it wants to discuss ‘issues’ on the tribute game for the soccer player

Liam Miller in action for Ireland against Colombia in a friendly in London in 2008. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Former GAA president and Micheál Martin urge solution to impasse over soccer match

Adam O’Keefe has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Amy McCarthy. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Adam O’Keeffe found guilty by jury after two hours and 14 minutes

Former Man United star Roy Keane  is organising  the benefit match which will feature former United stars such as Denis Irwin, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and Rio Ferdinand as well as Irish players, Robbie Keane and Damian Duff.

Former GAA stars say some way should be found to allow Cork GAA HQ be used on a one-off basis for charity soccer match

Cork man will manage Manchester United past players against a Celtic/Republic of Ireland selection in tribute to late teammate

The scene at Bridge St in Mallow on Friday morning following the  fatal stabbing. Photograph: The Irish Times

CCTV footage has assisted the garda investigation into the death of Conor Quinn (24)

“Normally people grow out of bad behaviour. You need to smell the coffee,” the judge said to the offender.

Great effort goes into rehabilitating peoplegiven opportunities, court hears

A scenes of crime examiner told the court there were six separate seats to the fire which had been started using oil, shredded paper and pallets and had caused extensive damage. File photograph: Getty Images

Perpetrator ordered to repay over €30,000 to the State after attempted insurance scam

Adam O’Keeffe denies the murder but admits the manslaughter of Amy McCarthy on April 29th or 30th, 2017. File photograph: Cork Courts Limited.

Adam O’Keeffe on trial for murder of Amy McCarthy on Sheares Street in April 2017

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

Gardaí have launched murder investigation after Damien O’Brien died in Cork hospital

Rare female white lobster caught off Mizen Head, west Cork by the vessel “Fair Maiden”. Photograph: Niall Duffy/West Cork Photo

Only one in a 100 million lobsters are white, and female caught in west Cork is in spawn

An artist’s impression of the new bridge planned for Cork

Bridge will be used by over 11,000 people a day to enter and leave Cork city

Gardaí at the scene in Fermoy where Ludovit Pasztor was killed. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Marcin Skrzypezyk and Tomasz Wasowicz accused of killing Ludovit Pasztor last year

The scene at Bridge St in Mallow on Friday morning following a fatal stabbing in the town last night. Photograph: The Irish Times

Death of Conor Quinn (24) may have been linked to earlier dispute at horse fair

Gardaí cordoned off the scene of the stabbing. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí alerted by witnesses to attack but suspect fled scene of the crime

The British base at Spike Island off the Cork coast was the first to be handed over on July 11th, 1938. Photograph: Richard Mills

About 400 attend ceremony to mark day control of ports given to State in 1938

Adam O’Keeffe,  a native of Midleton but with an address at St Vincent’s Hostel, Cork, denies the murder but admits the manslaughter of Amy McCarthy on April 29th or 30th, 2017. File photograph:  Cork Courts Limited

Ambulance crew ‘told him to leave scene’, Central Criminal Court trial in Cork hears

An elderly farmer suffered catastrophic head injuries when a rope snapped and he fell more than 40ft from a cliff top while trying to rescue a calf, an inquest has heard.

Inquest told Anthony O’Sullivan suffered fractured skull in 40ft fall after rope snapped

A file image showing gardaí at Sheares Street where Amy McCarthy’s body was found. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Adam O’Keeffe (27) pleads not guilty to murder of mother-of-one Amy McCarthy

Fayez and Muna al-Taneeb meet local farmer John O’Connell in Carrigaline, Co Cork, ahead of the Occupied Territories Bill going to the Seanad. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Farming couple from West Bank urge Irish politicians to back import banning Bill

Cork incinerator objectors: Chase supporters outside Bord Pleanála’s 2016 hearing. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Indaver scheme will endanger Haulbowline naval operations, say opponents

Tánaiste Simon Coveney played down the impact of Davis’s move. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government are more focused on policies than personalities, says Coveney

Man (59) pronounced dead at scene despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him

Leo Varadkar: Relations are probably better than they are in traditional circumstances between government and opposition.

Leo Varadkar and FF leader likely to meet next week to discuss confidence and supply

Leo Varadkar: TDs will know what the vote was in their own constituencies. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Leo Varadkar says he still has to see draft law being prepared by Minister for Health

Leo Varadkar: Ireland’s objectives remain as they always have which is to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

Leo Varadkar says he is hopeful of ‘a significant step in the right direction’

Ludovit Pasztor was pronounced dead at the scene by local GP

Ludovit Pasztor – who was a carer for his ill wife – died after being struck with an iron bar

Independent Kerry TDs Michael and Danny Healy-Rae , strongly oppose the stricter drink-driving laws. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle says tactics bringing Dáil into ‘disrepute’ as debate exceeded 30 hours

An Isis member in  Raqqa, Syria pictured in  June 2014.  Hassan Bal had tried to reach the country to  fight for Isis  in April 2015 but was stopped at the Turkish border. Photograph: Reuters

Hassan Bal tried to go fight for Isis in Syria in 2015 but only made it as far as Turkey

A file image of a Muslim man praying. Gardaí who investigated Hassan Bal for fundraising for Islamic State (Isis) have said he was very much ‘a lone wolf’ in Waterford’s Muslim community. Photograph: iStock.

Man, jailed for fundraising for Isis, was living in southeast city when he committed offences

An Islamic State emblem in Mosul, Iraq. A man who tried to go to fight for Isis in Syria has been jailed for 2.5½years for transferring money to and attempting to raise funds for the terrorist organisation. Image: iStock.

Hassan Bal also attempted to raise funds for terror group but was caught by media sting

The approved upgrade of the N28 in Cork will ‘have a huge impact on the local communities in Rochestown and Douglas in terms of increased traffic, noise and visual amenity’, local residents have said.

Residents express bitter disappointment at decision on motorway from Rochestown to Ringaskiddy

Simon Harris attends the launch of the State’s new LGBTI+  national youth strategy, in Dublin. Photograph:

Tánaiste says Fine Gael not keen for there to be an election as the public do not want one

The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City

Tipperary native Christine Mahoney will participate in her 14th Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí for questioning about the 1996 murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier but was released without charge on each occasion. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bailey lodged complaint on Garda handling of Toscan du Plantier murder investigation

Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. PSNI chief constable George Hamilton told MPs that Mr Harris’s appointment will strengthen relationships and strategic co-operation between North and South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officers express hope he can push for more resources to counter the effects of cutbacks

A man, from north Kerry, was detained by gardaí for the alleged assault on a pregnant woman and was released on Monday without charge.

Gardaí investigating assault on pregnant woman say more tests needed

Gardaí in Co Kerry are investigating an alleged assault on a pregnant woman who later gave birth to a stillborn baby girl.s

Man questioned about Co Kerry incident released as investigators await postmortem results

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph:  Provision

Garda examine details of revolver found in getaway car used by gang in machete killing

More than 20 tenants at the Leeside Apartments in Cork are facing eviction.

Mick Barry urges Minister to introduce legislation to protect residents of Leeside apartments

Cork County Council secured an injunction at Cork Circuit Court

Couple says previous caravan was unsuitable for their sick infant daughter

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision

Seven premises searched and nine vehicles seized after CCTV footage and emails were examined

‘People with dementia and their carers will grasp at any straw,’ said  Professor Robert Howard, head of Old Age Psychiatry at University College London. Photograph: iStock

Waterford-based researchers claim food supplement can slow progress of disease

Paul Horgan (27) who has been jailed for life for the murder of his mother in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

‘I did not intend to kill her, I intended to set her free,’ says Paul Horgan (27)

About €7.8 million worth of items were stolen from construction sites nationally in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Builders urged to mark equipment and to secure their sites against criminal gangs

Paul Horgan denies murdering his mother in November 2015. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Accused told gardaí he drank two bottles of wine because he was depressed

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk: Officers say they have found nothing to date to link the qualified horticulturist with criminal activity. Photograph: Provision

Possibility that Polish horticulturist fell foul of criminals operating cannabis growhouses

 Tánaiste  Simon Coveney and Port of Cork chairman John Mullins at the launch of the Port of Cork’s  container terminal development in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

New facility will cater for larger container ships than are currently accommodated at Tivoli when it opens in 2020

The body of the 67-year-old was found by his wife near their home at Ballybane, Liscarroll in north Co Cork. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí speak to teenager about incident on Sunday morning and examine car

 Bill Kenneally driving near Waterford Court in late 2015. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Six men who pressed for commission of investigation are pleased at Flanagan proposals

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall underneath a portrait of Daniel O’Connell with his living relatives as they are shown around Derrynane House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Prince Charles and Camilla meet with Liberator’s relatives and hear how he championed Catholic Emancipation

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Prince Charles and Camilla impress assembled guests with their interest in Cork people

Prince Charles and Camilla meet fishmonger Pat O’Connell at the English Market in Cork, with Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Prince of Wales visits Cork and praises warm and friendly welcome received

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall  meet Tánaiste  Simon Coveney and Lord Mayor of Cork Tony Fitzgerald during a visit to the English Market in Cor. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hopes visit by royal couple will lead to similar upsurge as followed queen’s visit in 2011

Myrtle Allen, in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Leading figures from the worlds of politics and gastronomy pay tribute to the late chef

Mikolaj Wilk who was killed by a gang who broke into his home, and his wife Elzbieta who was injured in the attack. Photograph: Provision

Officers puzzled that assailants did not use loaded gun in attack on Mikolaj Wilk

Fr Tadhg Ó Dálaigh has been jailed for indecently assaulting a boy while teaching in a boarding school in Cork in the 1980s.

Tadhg Ó Dálaigh accepts verdict of jury following two day trial, sentencing hearing told

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Opponents of Indaver project near €50,000 in funding to seek a judicial review

Mikolaj Wilk who was killed by a gang who broke into his home, and his wife Elzbieta who was injured in the attack. Photograph:  Provision

Polish father of two may have been targeted in a case of mistaken identity

A 44-year-old  man has walked free from court after a judge directed a jury to find him not guilty of assault causing serious harm to his wife after she refused to give evidence against him.

Anthony Kelleher said woman’s injuries resulted from fall down stairs after drinking

Geoffrey O’Byrne-White who died while swimming in the sea in Co Cork.

Member of Irish Aviation Authority board became ill while swimming near Kinsale

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Campaigners hope to take judicial review of Cork Harbour planning decision

Patrick O’Donnell (inset) died following an assault  at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday.

Patrick Ginty O’Donnell’s funeral expected to attract large crowds to Ballindangan

A man has been charged with the murder of Patrick  O’Donnell (inset) at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael Dineen is accused of killing father-of-four Patrick O’Donnell in a pub row

Gardaí are investigating the killing of Patrick ‘Paddy’ O’Donnell (inset) at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A man in his twenties is being questioned in relation to the death of Paddy O’Donnell (36)

Gardaí at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Photograph Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man’s death following row at pub on Friday night

Belfast vessel Mamach Mór  is just one of over 200 boats participating in this year’s Ocean to City event. Photograph: Explore Home Photography

Over 200 craft and more than 600 rowers to participate in An Ras Mor from Crosshaven to the city quays

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