Cork coroner calls for school course on dangers of drugs

Call comes after inquest into death of teenager who died after taking synthetic opioid

Arrest was part of a Garda investigation into the targeting of bank customers.

Teenager granted bail on three charges following garda investigation into thefts

Michael Cornacchia who died in Cork. Photograph:  Provision

Cork teenager thought he was buying cocaine which turned out to be powerful opioid

Fr James Good who was suspended from carrying out his priestly faculties almost 50 years ago for publicly opposing Humanae Vitae. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Priest was sanctioned after speaking out against church’s teaching on contraception

On the first anniversary of Tina Satchwell’s disappearance her husband said he “has put his life on hold”.

Life on hold since wife vanished from home in Youghal one year ago today, says husband

Gardaí Gardai  have wound  up a search at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork for evidence relating to the disappearance of Tina Satchwell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Investigators have received over 30 phone calls from the public on foot of media appearances by Richard Satchwell

Gardaí say that they are satisfied that there was nothing suspicious about the man’s death but they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. Photograph:   Frank Miller

Man (53) believed to have been sleeping rough since his release from hospital last week

Thom Moore moved to Ireland in 1971, settling near Sligo where, together with his wife Kathy and fellow Americans Sandi and Rick Epping, he formed the folk rock band Pumpkinhead. Photograph: YouTube

Moore, who has died aged 74, founded folk rock bands Pumpkinhead and Midnight Well

 Tina Satchwell who was last seen in her home in Youghal, Co Cork, on March 20th, 2017. File photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Richard Satchwell reiterates belief missing wife is still alive a year after disappearance

Wandesford  Quay, off Washington Street, in Cork city centre. Image: Google Streetview

Gardaí plan postmortem to discover cause of 53-year-old rough sleeper’s death

Gang smashed the windows of a car they believed was trying to block their getaway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gang leaves empty-handed after gardaí hurdle gates to stop theft at bookmakers

Steps are being taken to close off the Dodder Road Lower ahead of a high tide at 10pm. File photograph: Alan Betson

River Dodder bursts its banks ahead of high tide

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Journalist challenged conduct of Garda investigation into Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder

There was no sign of a forced entry to the house. File photograph: The Irish Times

Postmortem results indicate elderly woman (89) suffered injuries consistent with a fall

Gardaí and search dogs at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

This is the first time a Defence Forces drone has been used in a Garda operation

Gardaí searching at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork for evidence relating to the disappearance of Tina Satchwell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí play down significance of discovery in wooded area in Castlemartyr, east Cork

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations.

It is understood pallets fell on the man at an Irish Distillers depot in Dungourney

Nurses said there were 15 children waiting on trolleys for admission to a bed, seven at Temple Street Hospital and eight at Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

‘I have heard of a 64-year-old man spending 4½ days on a trolley in Tallaght hospital’

Gardaí searching at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork, for evidence relating to the disappearance of Tina Satchwell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Husband of missing woman ‘shocked’ at news of woodland hunt and hopes she is alive

Gardaí conduct a search at Mitchell’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Garda team begins search of woodland as part of inquiry into the missing woman

Tina Satchwell: has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th, 2017. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Gardaí sealed off area of Castlemartyr wood when news of search emerged

Tina Satchwell: has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th, 2017. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Search to focus on Coillte land near Castlemartyr following new information

High tide on the Dart line at  Seapoint in south Dublin on Saturday morning.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tomorrow will ‘not be a normal Monday in many areas’, public warned

Staff at Apex Financial Services after the announcement of the creation of 50 new jobs at the company in the next 18 months. Photograph: Denis Hyland

Company plans to recruit graduates in finance, accounting and commerce as it expands its operation

 A snow gloo outside a house in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Snow reported to be waist deep in Meath, while all roads are impassable in Tipperary

Camp beds in the terminal at Cork Airport, on which stranded passengers spent  Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

About 140 spend night at terminal after snow leads to flight cancellations and diversions

A snowplough plies its trade at Cork Airport. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Snow ploughs used before liquid potassium acetate sprayed to combat ice build-up

Deutsche Börse Group acquired Clearstream in 2014. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Stock exchange group plans to have 600 employees in Cork within two years

East Waterford county coroner’s court in Dungarvan was told the aircraft’s engine had cut out due to carburettor icing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pilot (84) killed in crash shortly after take-off from Waterford Airport

Former garda John O’Halloran received a two-year suspended sentence for corruption. Photograph:  Cork Courts Limited

John O’Halloran lost his job, marriage and good name due to gambling addiction

Fine Gael has recruited Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a running mate for Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

34-year-old expected to join Michael Creed on Fine Gael ticket in next general election

A commemorative plaque is to be unveiled in Cork to mark the 70th birthday of Rory Gallagher, the late Irish rock and blues guitarist. Photo by Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

CIT event to take place on Thursday, the eve of late the blues guitarist’s 70th birthday

Former member of An Garda Síochána John O’Halloran at Cork Circuit Criminal Court pleading guilty to corruption charges. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Former officer with chronic gambling habit pleaded guilty to corruption and theft charges

The Apparition ells the story of a veteran war reporter sent to investigate a young woman and her alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Festival includes Q & A with award winning French actress Sandrine Bonnaire

Fr Tadhg O’Dalaigh has been convicted of indecently assaulting a boy while teaching in a boarding school in Cork in the 1980s.

Tadhg O’Dalaigh remanded on bail for sentence as complainant prepares statement

Mark Howell (39), Grenagh, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage and theft arising out of the Garda investigation into the desecration of two graves at St Mary’s Cemetery, Fern Hill, Clonakilty on August 8th, 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

Mark Howell stole a religious statue from one grave to complete work in another cemetery

 Colin Power speaking  to the media outside the Court of Appeal after an appeal by Bill Kenneally against the severity of his sentence was dismissed. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Colin Power says he is relieved that child abuser ‘facing into the type of sentence he deserves’

Garda tells court the victim was sleeping upstairs on a mattress when one of the incidents happened.

Judge says the accused is guilty of a huge breach of trust of a highly vulnerable child

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said politicians should not make the decision about the location of Cork’s new hospital.

Tánaiste says €260 million facility to be located adjacent to a general hospital

Denis McShane: Most obvious threat is the end of the common customs union between the UK and its EU partners including Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Labour minister says State to suffer greatest collateral damage if hard Brexit

The HSE said in a written parliamentary answer that the full capacity protocol had been invoked 199 times last year at Cork University Hospital and 150 times at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Over 620 people on trolleys or wards awaiting a hospital bed

Simon Coveney: “If we are going to counterbalance the dominance of Dublin then we are going to have to create economies of scale.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Tánaiste predicts transformed city as population likely to treble over next two decades

Simon Coveney: “There are strong views on issues like how you legislate for the Irish language.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Foreign Affairs insists DUP still wants devolved government

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said people could no longer turn a blind eye to the thousands of  women who have been forced to leave Ireland to get the medical interventions that they need. Photograph: EPA

Tánaiste says abortion issue is a two-step process and repealing Eighth is the first part

Parnell Place bus station in Cork city. The Government has pledged to invest €200m in Cork’s public transport through the Bus Connects Programme.  Image: Google Streetview

Business leaders welcome proposed investment in docklands and public transport

Frank McGuinness: Excerpts from his play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ will be performed in Cork Prison. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

McGuinness play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ is inspired by Brian Keenan’s kidnapping in Beirut

Cork is set to get a new acute hospital as part of a package of projects which range from those providing complex acute care to primary and community services. Photograph: Alan Betson

Roads, flood protection, docks regeneration and cultural projects to benefit in Cork

Local Minister of State Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he favours Athlone becoming the capital of the midlands. Photograph: Alan Betson

Opponents of proposal to turn Athlone into ‘capital of the midlands’ voice concerns

Business leaders in Cork hope a series of new road projects and public transport developments will be part of the Government’s National Planning Framework.

Call for improved road network and public transport to help second city grow in future

Bill Kenneally: accused of sexually abusing three boys, now all in their 40s.  File photograph: Patrick Browne

Bill Kenneally remanded on bail charged with assaults in Waterford 20 years ago

Detail of some of the planned interventions at Morrison’s Island in Cork. The location is a critical part of any flood protection scheme for the city. Illustration: Morrison’s Island Public Realm Project

Plan will involve raising road levels and quay walls with open steel cabling barriers

Ian Bailey’s barrister contributed to a new podcast which looks at the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Legal team did not expect history of assaults against partner to be raised

The jury of six men and six women were unable to reach a majority  verdict on any of the ten charges against the woman following almost four hours of deliberation on Monday at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge discharged jury and remanded defendant on bail to next month

Independent councillor John Paul O’Shea declined to comment but sources close to him confirmed approaches have been made.

Cllr John Paul O’Shea narrowly lost out in the three seat constituency in 2016 when he ran as an independent

Sean Óg Ó Duinnín who plays Sir Henry in the musical which comes to Cork’s Opera House for one night only on February 13.

Story of Sir Henry Browne Hayes is tale of spectacular fall from grace, says musical director

It is expected a jury will retire to consider its verdict on Monday in a  case of alleged sexual abuse  after Judge Brian O’Callaghan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court formally charges its members  at Washington Street Courthouse (above) in Cork. File photograph: Google Street View

Siblings had very acrimonious family law proceedings, Cork Circuit Criminal Court told

James McCarney (40), of  Branzeit, Balmore, Glasgow, was charged with assault and resisting Garda Willie O’Donoghue in the execution of his duty at Macroom District Court (above) on February 7th, and with attempting to escape from Garda custody at Macroom District Court on the same date. File photograph: Google Street View

James McCarney tried to escape courthouse only to be confronted by a number of gardaí

The body of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier  was found near a laneway at her Co Cork home in 1996.

Killing of French film producer unplanned but was deliberate, podcast series is told

Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the Ballintemple incident

Church sacristan Dan O’Connor from Blackrock was injured in crash on Tuesday

 The plan to build a 40-plus storey skyscraper as part of a €250m office and hotel complex in Cork has drawn much criticism in recent days. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Proposal for €250m complex will take account of port’s heritage, says Kevin O’Sullivan

Gardaí  are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the Ballintemple incident

Cork gardaí issue appeal after man suffered serious injuries in Ballintemple village

Social worker Jennifer O’Driscoll told gardaí it was very hurtful to be accused of taking money, Cork Circuit Court heard. Photograph: Google maps

State had alleged defendant collected children’s allowance from birth mother

The former Director of Public Prosecutions James Hamilton was interviewed for a 13-episode podcast on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier entitled ‘West Cork’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

James Hamilton says he was not told a team was being sent to Ireland to investigate the murder

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has denied charges of sexually assaulting her brother on dates in the 1990s.

Complainant went to gardaí after learning his sister was on school board of management

Garda suffered suspected broken jaw during attempt to restrain 40-year-old at Cork court

Neil  Duggan, a self-employed painter, made no reply to any of the charges when they were put him after caution.

He also faces charges of threatening to kill victim and threatening to damage his house

 Ian Bailey last week criticised the Department of Justice after learning that it had never passed on a request from investigating French magistrate Judge Patrick Gachon in February 2013 to arrange an interview with him. Photograph: Eric Luke

French magistrate dropped plans or ‘protected witness’ interview over Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder

The road remains closed this morning to allow Garda forensic crash investigators carry out an examination of the scene. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Driver killed in car believed to be travelling along motorway in wrong direction

File image of missing Cork woman Tina Satchwell

Richard Satchwell responds after officers appeared to mock his wife’s disappearance

The injured man underwent surgery for a head injury at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Google Street View

Injured man in induced coma after undergoing surgery for head injury

Winning design from international quayside competition uses Paris solution as inspiration

The attraction, developed at a cost of €15 million, has transformed tourism in the county, according Waterford chief executive officer Michael Walsh

‘The Waterford Greenway has transformed this county. There is no doubt about that’

Dutch flood expert Erik Kraaij (left) with Sean Antoin O Muiri of the Save Cork City group: Kraaij addressed a public meeting in Cork at the weekend

Proposal should also include issues such as river access, says Erik Kraaij

A prison Officer and a working dog inside Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn File photograph: Alan Betson

Independent councillor criticises use of strip searching at Maghaberry

Spokesman claims proposal for 40-storey skyscraper on Lapps Island is ‘ludicrous’

Murder investigation: Ian Bailey denies killing Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Collins Courts

Journalist criticises Department of Justice oversight in Sophie Toscan du Plantier case

Vodafone sales director Leo O’Leary, Cork Chamber chief executive Conor Healy, Vodafone’s Debbie O’Leary and President of Cork Chamber Bill O’Connell with Boston Scientfic’s  Barbara O’Gorman and Sean Gayer at Cork City Hall. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Call for investment in affordable apartments and public transport at awards dinner in city

Ian Bailey, a British citizen living in Schull, Co Cork, denies involvement in the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Solicitor responds as Bailey loses appeal to have homicide charges dropped in France

Denisse Dasco (20) died on April 21st, 2017, after complaining of a terrible pain in her lower back the previous night.

Inquest returns open verdict in case of Denisse Dasco (20) who was admitted with back pain

It remains open to Mr Bailey to appeal the matter to a higher court, but only on a point of law, not of fact or evidence. Photograph: Eric Luke.

English journalist based in west Cork says he is ‘disappointed but not surprised’

Some of the alcohol and tobacco products found during a search of a house a house and a car in Carrigadrohid, Co Cork. Image: Revenue

Revenue also discovered 4,500 contraband cigarettes and 6.5kg of tobacco

Keady Clifford (29), originally from Emlough in Dingle, Co Kerry but living at Broomfield in Midleton was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle crash on the N25.

Keady Clifford was returning home after working night shift at Cork University Hospital

An 84-year-old farmer  died when he collided with a van after driving for some 3km on the wrong side of the Cork to Dublin motorway, an inquest has heard.

Tom Joe O’Riordan had previously been treated for mild memory loss, inquest told

The judge said the accused had pleaded guilty to an offence of possessing the drug for sale or supply, knowing or being reckless to whether it was acquired for human consumption.

Accused told gardaí he sold synthetic opioid thinking it was cocaine

    Port of Cork buildings. Image: Google Streetview

Historic building should be developed as maritime museum, says John Adams

A gang is is targeting customers after they withdraw cash from banks in Cork, Carlow, Mullingar and Limerick.

Criminals are stealing cash left in cars after a large withdrawal from a bank, say gardaí

Gardaí  seized 1.5 kilogrammes of cannabis herb at the weekend when they stopped a van in Cashel and 2 kilogrammes of heroin in a follow up search of a house in the town.

Corkman charged with four drugs offences after gardaí find cannabis and heroin

Anthony O’Sullivan cannot leave the Bangkok hospital where he was found until his medical bills are paid, his family has said.

Mitchelstown man, Anthony O’Sullivan suffered a perforated bowel while on holiday

Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Officers recovered two kilos of heroin they believe was destined for Munster

Accused charged with careless driving causing death of pedestrian Michael Stapleton

If charges against Ian Bailey are maintained, Mr Bailey’s lawyer will file an appeal. If the decision to send Mr Bailey to trial is found invalid, lawyers for Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family will do so.

English journalist is appealing against decision to charge him in France with voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Richard Satchwell holding a photo of his missing wife Tina at their home in Youghal, Co Cork. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Tina Satchwell has been missing from Cork since March 2017

Ian Bailey: he denies he ever made any  such phone call to Ms Toscan du Plantier. “It’s a completely erroneous suggestion with no basis in fact”

Cousin tells French investigators Sophie told her she had been contacted by man from area where she had holiday home

Eighth Amendment referendum: “We are taking the approach that each member of the parliamentary party can decide for themselves,” says Michael McGrath of Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leadership not in question over Eighth Amendment, says frontbencher

Anthony O’Sullivan (54) from  Mitchelstown in North Cork has been missing for four days. Photograph: Facebook

Anthony O’Sullivan (54) has been missing from Bangkok hotel for four days

Gardaí closed the road and put diversions in place to allow a forensic crash investigator examine the scene. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pensioner (84) suffered deadly injuries in collision with truck and car outside Midleton

The flock - or murmuration - of starlings began gathering near Timoleague in early November

Up to 10,000 birds taking part in Timoleague murmuration, Birdwatch Ireland estimates

Kerry babies case: Baby John’s grave, at Holy Cross cemetery in Cahersiveen. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Garda also reviewed James Cahillane murder and Charles Brook Pickard abduction

According to an undertaker, the practice of holding removals in churches has led to wedding rehearsals and practice for Holy Communion having to be cancelled. Photograph: Getty Images

Funeral guidelines issued as churches becoming ‘social place rather than place of reverence’

Supt Flor Murphy confirmed that  gardaí were aware of the 1995 baby discovery and said ‘everything will be looked at’. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

Body was discovered on the shore in Waterville, Co Kerry

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