Ian Bailey has been excused from attending today’s hearing at the High Court. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Solicitor rejects idea Bailey owes family justice over Sophie Toscan du Plantier death

A shooting incident near Kanturk, Co Cork, on Monday,  left Diarmaid O’Sullivan (23, left), his father Tadhg O’Sullivan (59) and another son, Mark (26, right) dead at the family farm.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan was set to be conferred with degree at Cork Institute of Technology

Farm buildings at he scene of a fatal shooting at Assolas, near Kanturk, North Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Younger son found dead in house may have suffered more than one gunshot wound

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.

Tadhg O’Sullivan (59) and his two sons Mark (26) and Diarmuid (23) found dead at the family farm

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.

Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths

Joe Murphy, from Pouladuff on Cork’s southside, died on October 25th, 1920 on the 76th day of his hunger strike protest.

Death of Joe Murphy in Cork ‘overshadowed’ by passing of Terence MacSwiney on same day

Gardaí responded to a call of an intruder at a house in Ballyvolane. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Occupants forced to take refuge in a bedroom during early morning break-in, court told

GPs are being asked to ‘play God’ in having to decide who to give the flu vaccine to because of shortages in the availability of the medicine due to an increase in demand , says one GP. Photograph: iStock

Huge shortage in flu vaccine due to higher than ever demand, says Cork doctor

Gardaí have appealed for  witnesses after a male cyclist aged in his 60s was seriously injured after falling from his bike while cycling on the R614 at Ballybrack

In one fatality a 64-year-old man was involved in an incident with a car in Youghal

A homeless woman has been praised for her courage in seeking justice after the man who sexually assaulted her was jailed for 18 months. File image: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

‘I might have been addicted to heroin...but that still doesn’t give anyone the right to lay a hand on you’

 Many businesses and shops in Cork city have been left under a metre of water after significant flooding hit several streets last week. Photograph: Seamus J Kearney/PA Wire.

Campaign group strong opposing the ‘wall based’ council scheme has mounted a number of legal challenges

A 30-year-old man has been charged by gardaí after allegedly trying to obstruct gardaí from confiscating a mini-scrambler bike. File photograph: iStock

The 30-year-old was detained after incident in which attempt was made to set bike on fire

It’s understood that the man was treated for a number of non life-threatening injuries. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Motorist got out of his car to assault 75-year-old man in front of his terrified wife

After the Irish Coast Guard Team got Glynne Jones ashore, they helped him to the ambulance parked a few hundred metres away. File photograph: Irish Coast Guard

Glynne Jones thanked Coast Guard after he got trapped in gully in west Cork

Ian Bailey was convicted in his absence in France in 2019 of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s killing. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Alain Spilliaert says good grounds for appealing recent High Court decision

The ‘Lily B’ cargo ship was drifting close to Hook Head. Photograph: Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat

RNLI lifeboats prevent stricken freighter hitting rocks until tugboat arrives

Stone cutter Gerald McCarthy making flood preparations in his shop in  Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Businessman and former hurler Gerald McCarthy has been dealing with washouts for years

 The Lily B freighter had sailed from Brunsbüttel at the mouth of the Elbe in northern Germany to Waterford when it lost power coming out of Waterford port. Photograph: Causeway Coast Community/Twitter

Lily B with nine crew on board loses power in stormy seas near Hook Head

Jeweller Roland Kennedy bails out his shop in heavy flooding on Winthrop Street, Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

High tide led to south channel of River Lee overflowing its banks early on Tuesday

Jewellers Roland and Shane Kennedy  outside their shop in heavy flooding on Winthrop street, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Patrick O’Donovan asks campaigners to ‘think again’ after latest flooding in city centre

Rita O’Driscoll from Bridge Street, Bandon, Co Cork denies both the murder of Timmy Foley and assault causing serious harm to his brother, Jason Foley (43) at Dan Corkery Place in Macroom, Co Cork on October 8th, 2018. Photograph: John Delea

Woman denies murder of ex-husband and assault of his brother

Deirdre Coakley with her mother Siobhan, wife of the late Derry Coakley, at Cork Circuit criminal Court. Derry Coakley (59) a Macroom agricultural and plant hire contractor, was killed at Curraheen, Raleigh North, Co Cork in 2018. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

Daughter of man who was shot dead says his killing was murder

An Aer Lingus source reportedly expressed frustration within the company of the Irish Government’s handling of air travel compared to other European countries.

Airline says it is reviewing all operations because of Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Favier said that the growing numbers of people requiring ICU due to Covid-19 will impact on other people with serious conditions. Photograph: Getty Images

GP says average ICU stay for Covid patients is much longer than other patients

Walter Bujakowski, who was originally from Biala Podlaska in Eastern Poland, survived Auschwitz and later moved to London where he met and married Kathleen Hurley from Drimoleague.

Walter Bujakowski worked at Auschwitz and was then interned there

Mart staff herd sheep from an auction ring at Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

One farmer says ability of farms to help tackle carbon emissions must be recognised

Deputy Thomas Gould said he learned only one ICU bed was added  in the Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

HSE insists it has sufficient capacity in Cork to deal with current increases in virus cases

Rita O’Driscoll from Bridge Street, Bandon, Co Cork denied both the murder and assault charges when she was arraigned before a jury of five men and seven women at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork. File photograph: John Delea

Rita O’Driscoll threatened Timmy Foley so frequently it almost became normal, said niece

Pensioners Betty O’Mahony, Eileen O’Neill and Lillian Hamill discuss the budget in Tory Top Park, in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Pensioners in Martin’s home town welcome €5 increase in the Living Alone Allowance

Ian Bailey leaves the High Court in Dublin on Monday following the court’s decision to reject the French authorities’ request to extradite the British former journalist to serve a sentence for the murder of filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

State can appeal judgment prohibiting Bailey’s extradition to France to serve sentence

Ian Bailey arriving at the High Court in July. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former journalist was convicted of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder in his absence in Paris court in May 2019

The drive-through flu vaccine clinic in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Mike Thompson

GPs administer over 1,000 flu vaccines at Midleton clinic in one weekend

The directive from the department had banned trawlers over 18m from fishing within the six-mile limit. File photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

High Court rules Department of Marine ban has no legal effect on boats fishing in zone

Bridewell Garda station in Cork: The suspect was arrested at the GPO on Oliver Plunkett Street Cork city centre just after 9am on Friday and released later that night.

Gardaí to prepare file for the DPP after releasing €500,000 pension fraud suspect

The bus became wedged under the 3.4 metre high bridge. This picture was posted on Twitter by Cork Safety Alerts.

Ovens to Carrigaline service gets stuck on Church Road in Douglas

 Bridewell Garda station in Cork: The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection officials became suspicious when a man was asked to produce proof his father was alive in order to qualify for the Centenarian’s Bounty. Photograph: Alan Betson

Detectives believe suspect collected late father’s pension payments since death in 1987

UCC has now confirmed to The Irish Times that a number of cases of the disease have been reported. File photograph

Hotel in east Cork closes after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

Blarney Castle: A medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland dates from before 1200.

Colthurst says attractions need support in order to return to contributing taxes to State

Investigators believe the culprit may be known to victim

 Rita O’Driscoll at Macroom District Court in 2018. Photograph: John Delea

Rita O’Driscoll denies murder of ex-husband Timmy Foley and assault of his brother, Jason Foley

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha: ‘I’m delighted with the decision to go ahead with the conference using Zoom because it means that the conference will get to parts of the world where Terence MacSwiney had a huge impact like India, Vietnam and South America.’  Above, with a bust of his grandfather Terence MacSwiney.

UCC and Cork City Council host online event discussing impact of Terence MacSwiney’s death on hunger strike in 1920

A Cork hotel, which opened its doors in April to cater for frontline HSE staff combating Covid-19, is to close temporarily after two of its staff tested positive for the virus in recent days.

Kingsley Hotel previously open to HSE for frontline workers battling pandemic

The remains of poet Derek Mahon are brought into The Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy, Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mourners ‘privileged to be here to celebrate the life of ... a conduit of sublime thought’

Kalim Nolan, with an address at Mourne Avenue, The Glen in Cork was charged with criminal damage and burglary at Three Degrees Hair Salon, Redforge Road in Blackpool on September 18th.

Gardaí claim to have CCTV footage linking Kalim Nolan to fire at business premises

Tracey Kennedy, chair of Cork GAA: ‘Each of us has to take responsibility for our own actions. It’s easy to blame a club, but none of us have to attend games or attend celebrations.’ Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Fans urged to observe Government guidelines following post-match scenes in Cork

Izzedeen and Eman Alkarajeh (centre) are pictured in their restaurant on Izz Cafe in Cork city with Manus O’Callaghan (left) of the Cork Person of the Year award, and George Duggan of Cork Crystal. Photograph: Tony O’Connell Photography.

Izzedeen and Eman Alkarajeh felt there was an appetite for Palestinian food in Cork

E-bike ambassadors Stevie G (centre) and Deirdre O’Shaughnessy (second left), partners in the Cork We-Bike campaign, at the launch of the new wE-Bike campaign, promoting the use of e-bikes across Cork city and county. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Sales of e-bikes and bicycles have risen this year particularly during pandemic lockdown

Arriving in Cork in October 1845, Frederick Douglass gave a series of well-attended lectures including one at Cork City Courthouse. He also met temperance campaigner Fr Theobald Mathew, who also supported abolitionism. Image: Getty

‘Commemorating Douglass now would send signal about how Cork is a vibrant, multicultural city’

LÉ Niamh: No-one was injured in the onboard blaze, which broke out in a storage compartment aboard the vessel at about 12.15pm today at the Cork Dockyard at Ringacollig, Cobh, while moored for routine maintenance work. File photograph: Military.ie

No-one injured in blaze as Naval Service engineers to carry out examination of damage

Darren Hoey was brought before Fermoy District Court in Co Cork on Friday evening. Photograph: Google Street View

Darren Hoey remanded in custody after appearing in court in connection with €3.7m haul

Bus Éireann announced on Monday that some of its Expressway services are to cease.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Decision was ‘short sighted, flawed and a kick in the teeth for Cashel and Cahir’, says chamber of commerce

The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm on Tuesday and units of Cork Co Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Investigators have open mind on whether fire was accidental or intentional

Hundreds of students congregated at Galway’s Spanish Arch this week. Photograph: Photograph: Cllr Eddie Hoare via Twitter

Authorities should also look at restricting off-license operations, says Dr Chris Luke

Cork Simon found a lack of stable, affordable housing is the greatest challenge for homeless people trying to return to work. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Half of surveyed faced uncertainty around housing after returning to workforce

The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm on Tuesday and units of Cork Co  Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Firefighters spent over six hours battling to bring fire under control in Skibbereen

A Bus Éireann coach pulls into Cashel on the Dublin-Cork route. Photograph:  John D Kelly

Expressway service vital for locals and tourists, say business interests in Cashel

The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm and units of Cork County Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Large plumes of smoke seen spiralling over derelict building near centre of Co Cork town

Those seeking counselling following a termination of pregnancy spanned all ages, the Cork Sexual Health Centre says

Doctor says increased numbers reflect changing attitudes in Irish society

University College Cork students’ union will host a virtual freshers’ week online. File photograph

Events will be streamed online and not cause gatherings in breach of guidelines, says union

The UCC move follows a similar move at the University of Limerick which last week responded to reports of students organising large-scale parties next week. Photograph: iStock

Interim president voices concern over possibility of young people gathering in houses

Judge Con O’Leary remanded the accused in custody to appear at Cork District Court on Monday when it is expected that he will apply for bail.

Accused was charged with four drug offences following two seizures of cannabis herb

The incident occurred in a car park of a sports ground in Donnybrook in Douglas at about 3.30pm

Pedestrian was hit in car park of sports complex on southside of city

An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin with Dan Breen, Curator at Cork Public Museum, viewing the 1920 commemorative exhibition. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visits Cork museum providing fresh insights on conflict

Dr Mary Favier: ‘The Cork figures are coming in from a very low base but they have doubled week on week for the last two weeks.’

Serious concern among health experts at rise in number of Covid cases in Cork

HSE has notified four cases of Covid-19 to the Department of Health and these four cases have been removed off-site from the centre while they recover. Photograph: iStock

HSE urges 250 residents to come forward for testing in Kinsale Road facility

Dr John Sheehan: ‘We got a big bump about ten days ago when the first schools starting going back and then it quietened but the last few days we’ve seen a bit of an increase.’

Increase in referrals for testing since schools reopened

 Minister of State for the OPW Patrick O’Donovan said: ‘You have to allow people to object...  but there also has to be an end game’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Legal hold-up with River Lee scheme raises questions over whether planning regime is ‘fit for purpose’

The emergency services were alerted and paramedics and fire brigade personnel were quickly on the scene

Eddie Goggin (83) was crossing road in Charleville when he sustained fatal injuries

Gary O’Donovan sent  26 letters, four sympathy cards and two bouquets of flowers to the man, his family, a post office, a Garda station, Tusla and a number of local businesses.

Gary O’Donovan (41) from Clonmel, subjected victim to campaign of harassment, court hears

Sr Irene Gibson, a Carmelite nun of the Holy Face of Jesus, is  pictured leaving Skibbereen District Court with Sr Annemarie Loeman on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Court told sister has reduced number of structures erected without planning permisson on Co Cork site

Callanans is a small cosy snug pub with a regular clientele and over the years has become very popular with Cork’s growing cosmopolitan population. Photograph: iStock

Owner laments loss of counter seats where regulars often meet and chat

The man with the baseball bat hit the injured party a number of times around the head and upper body

Gardaí investigating after victim had collarbone broken and had large cash sum stolen

John Kennedy: pictured in green top holding framed photograph. Photograph: Cork City FC

John Kennedy (56) was ‘the epicentre of the club’s role and work in the community’

Ryanair flights to some 24 destinations currently account for some 81pc of all business at Cork Airport which has seen all other airlines cut services during Covid-19. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Aviation industry needs decisiveness from Government immediately, says airline chief

Sam Kendrick was presented with a medal by Dutch ambassador Adriaan Palm on the roof of Enniscorthy Castle on Friday. Photograph: John Walsh

Sam Kendrick (95) receives medal of remembrance at Enniscorthy ceremony for role in second World War campaign

Mercy University Hospital in Cork city. Photograph: Google Street View

Man (50) left lying in street after assailant made off with about €100 in cash on Monday

Cork taxi driver Derry Coughlan who has worked out of Cork Airport since 1975. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Covid-19 collapse of air travel hit Cork hard, now its key airline is threatening to leave

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin stands at the Éamon De Valera bust with former TD Máirín Quill at the Cork Public Museum where he officially opened a new exhibition on Friday. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Micheál Martin says strategy for next six months will balance public health and economics

The LÉ William Butler Yeats, which detained two Irish-registered vessels on Thursday. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

LÉ William Butler Yeats escorts two boats to Cobh after detaining them off south coast

There have been 1,500 cases and 31 clusters within meat plants to date with four clusters currently active, unions say.

‘Meat industry generates the perfect vectors for transmission of the virus,’ union spokesman says

A woman died and a man was seriously injured after their car collided with a van at Baxter’s Bridge outside Bandon at 12.45pm. File photograph: Alan Betson

Woman in her 60s dies in Bandon collision while motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries near Mallow

Garda car outside Debenhams on Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Six people arrested during protest at Debenhams’ Henry Street shop in Dublin

Motorists make their way through flooded roads on Thursday near Dunmanway in Co Cork following Storm Ellen. Photograph:  Damien Storan/PA Wire

Bid underway to replace 175-year-old monkey puzzle tree which fell in Cork during storm

Accused ordered to surrender his passport, sign on daily and keep a curfew while on bail

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed the new powers due to be given to the gardaí will focus on tackling rogue hospitality operators rather than private house parties. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Martin says new Covid-19 law will target businesses ‘endangering public health’ rather than house parties

Louise O Donovan of The Eldon Hotel in Skibbereen pointing out how high the flood waters reached   during Storm Ellen.

Scheme protected town from river, flooding was caused by separate issue, says O’Donovan

Two men have been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of  homeless man Timmy Hourihane (pictured) in Cork city last year.

Timmy Hourihane (53) died after being found with head and body injuries last October

Waves crash over Ireland’s Eye on Thursday afternoon at Howth  in the wake of Storm Ellen. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Cool, sunny and breezy temperatures forecast for the weekend

Louise O’Donovan: ‘As [the water] was coming down the street people ran upstairs and grabbed duvets off beds to throw them down to stop it.’ Photograph: Barry Roche.

Skibbereen residents helped businesses as water flowed down Bridge Street in the town

Taoiseach Micheál Martin on a visit to Nagle Secondary Community College, Mahon in Cork, with deputy principal, Nicholas O’Keefe. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Micheál Martin rejects claims of ‘confusion’ or mixed messaging on health controls

Storm Ellen has caused widespread flooding, including at Timoleague, west Cork (above), and cut power to thousands of homes and businesses. Photograph: Andy Gibson.

ESB warns affected customers should ‘prepare to be without electricity’ into Friday

People are hit by waves on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Status red weather warning for Co Cork as ‘destructive winds’ of 130km/h forecast

People are hit by waves on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cork is only county with status red warning as rest of Munster and Galway, Mayo at orange

Marcelle Leonti, owner of the Landmark restaurant in Roscarberry, surveys the flood damage to her business.

West Cork assesses flood damage caused by torrential rains

Gary Dineen

Investigators believe Gary Dineen sustained serious head injury in fall

Martin Hong shows a bruise he says he received during a racist attack in Cork earlier this month. Photograph: RTÉ

Victim says he and his friend were verbally abused by group of youths over Covid-19

Torrential rain caused the river Roury to break its banks and also caused flooding in Rosscarbery. Photograph: Andy Gibson.

Christopher O’Sullivan says Micheál Martin has pledged flood aid to west Cork

After a night of torrential rain   the river Roury broke its banks   and also caused flooding in Rosscarbery  earlier this week. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Thunderstorms forecast on Saturday as overnight downpours cause road closures in parts of Cork

Gary Dineen, a father of two, was originally from Herbert Park Lawn in Montenotte in Cork.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after Gary Dineen (35) found dead near car park in Cork

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