The Cork Housing Action Group  said the group were seeking to highlight the growing housing crisis both nationally and on Leeside.

Campaigners had occupied council chambers

It is illegal to possess or operate fireworks without a permit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Consultant warns of the risk of serious injury at Halloween

The judge expressed his concern after a doctor had to set up a field hospital at a teenage disco at Bandon Rugby Club  to treat several teenagers suffering from extreme alcohol intoxication. File photograph: The Irish Times

Judge James McNulty comments after reports of serious alcohol intoxication at disco

Boat-builders working on a currach in Meitheal Mara’s workshop in Cork.

Men living in direct provision began project in July

 Susan Greene (36) has  not been seen since late September in Skibbereen. Photograph: Garda press office.

Investigators are examining whether Susan Greene (36) and her infant daughter may have travelled to the UK

Brendan O’Regan, chairman and owner of Zenith Technologies. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision Brendan O’Regan, chairman and owner of Zenith Technologies. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Zenith Technologies provides software solutions to oversee the use of genetically engineered cells to attack cancers

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene and the body of a man was found in the property. Photograph: iStock

Early inquiries suggest fire at farmhouse near Dunmanway started accidentally

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s funeral cortege passing by Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork rally hears Emma Mhic Mhathúna must not die in vain

General Electric aviation facility

Cork-based firm made €4.9m profit in 2017 but paid key executives €5.7m bonus

Rita O’Driscoll taken into Macroom District Court on Wednesday. Photograph: John Delea

Rita O’Driscoll from Bandon charged with murder of Timmy Foley

The arrival of Storm Callum. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard

Met Éireann issues updates as gusts of up to 130km/h and flooding are expected

Timmy Foley, who was found with stab wounds by gardaí when they were called to the house at Dan Corkery Place, Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

Timmy Foley died from multiple stab wounds to the abdomen in frenzied attack

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, from Baile na nGall, Co Kerry, leaving the Four Courts in June. File photograph: Collins Courts

Family say gesture is call for greater accountability from institutions and agencies

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s coffin is carried away from Séipéal na Carraige, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

Friends say farewell to woman affected by CervicalCheck controversy

By 2021 the number of over-65s will have grown by 36 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Growing demand for palliative care, says chief executive of Marymount in Cork

Timmy Foley: died after being stabbed in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

Gardaí carrying out inquiries and forensics ahead of Timmy Foley’s postmortem

It is understood that the CMCC constitution prevents it from offering its services to same sex couples as is required by Tusla following the passing of the marriage equality referendum in 2015.

Counselling staff distance themselves from directors’ decision, saying they have never discriminated

A 14-year-old girl suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries when fireworks went off in her hand in Cork city this afternoon. File photograph: Nenadpress/iStock

Gardaí describe incident as ‘very sad’ and reissue fireworks warning to public

A man in his late 20s was arrested following the seizure of a firearm and €60,000 worth of drugs in east Co Cork. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man in his late 20s is arrested following stop and search in Fota on Saturday night

Takashi Miyazaki at his  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Takashi Miyazaki’s mission is to introduce Irish people to authentic Japanese cuisine

Provision was ‘not a solution’ to people getting back into independent accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

More than a quarter of people staying in Cork Simon’s emergency shelter had history of state care

Officers recover 1.5 kilos of cocaine during search of house in Carrigaline

The scene at Coonanna Harbour on Sunday  evening. Authorities believe the three men had been out on the water fishing. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Sea anglers, understood to be Latvians, died when Rib overturned near Coonanna Harbour

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s justice spokesman, Jim O’Callaghan, a senior counsel, to examine whether the Kenny Report could be implemented without the need for a referendum on the right to own private property. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Fianna Fáil leader claims 1973 Kenny Report can be implemented without referendum

Officially opening the inaugural Thomas Kent School of History in Fermoy, Micheál Martin said ‘a shared historical literacy is an essential part of inclusive citizenship and it is something which we must insist on’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

FF leader says abuse of history to justify extreme views has not been so evident since the 1940s

Redmonds GAA club chairman Mick O’Shea said it would not renew the bar licence for its clubhouse, effectively closing down its main source of income. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A group of Redmonds fans defers winding the club up amid proposals to pay off debts

Sinn Féin presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin candidate tells supporters next great debate will be on a united Ireland

Gerard Higgins pictured at Cork District Court. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Accused had repaid all the money taken using the victim’s Visa card and deeply regrets his action, court is told

 Roy Keane of Manchester United missed a penalty during the Liam Miller tribute match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dion Dublin strokes home winning penalty to see off Celtic and Ireland challenge

A tribute screen displaying photographs of Liam Miller above the stands during the tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Organisers express gratitude as event raises funds to support late footballer’s family

Liam Miller in action for the Republic of Ireland against Montenegro in 2009. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Páirc Uí Chaoimh expected to be at full capacity of 45,000 on Tuesday night

Mary Crilly said three female students from UCC and CIT had contacted them since the start of September to say that they had been raped. File photograph: Dan Linehan/ Irish Examiner

Mary Crilly says new Garda unit needs more resources to investigate sexual assaults in the city

Drug dealing and burglary lead way in terms of crimes examined, meeting hears

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

O’Doherty nominated for presidential bid by Laois authority but falls short of required four

Dave Langan in action for Ireland v Spain in 1985 in Cork, attendance 15,000. The Liam Miller match is set to top this

Páirc Uí Chaoimh expected to be at full capacity of 45,000 on Tuesday night

The gunman was described as being in his 20s or 30s and armed with a shotgun. Photograph: iStock

A gunman armed with a shotgun fired two shots in the air over a caravan

Farmer John Coughlan pictured on his farm in Buttevant, Co. Cork. He needs 550 kgs of meal (over half a tonne) extra per day since mid-June to feed his animals due the grass shortage.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Wet winter and dry summer leaves many dairy and beef farmers low on fodder reserves

The new coin officially marks the 70th anniversary of Gallagher’s birth at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, in 1948, where he spent his early years before the family moved to Cork.

Legal tender coin with €15 face value to be sold at €60 each as only 3,000 copies being minted

Gardaí said they are keeping an open mind on who might be behind the raid and have appealed to anyone in the Glanmire or Riverstown area who saw anything suspicious to contact them. File photograph: Getty Images

Customer wrestles masked raider before chasing him and companion out of shop

Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

London native became unlikely champion of set dancing of Sliabh Luachra and Muscrai on Cork-Kerry border

Gardaí, who were questioning the three men at Bandon Garda Station, opted not to extend their detention under drug trafficking legislation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The arrests had been made on suspicion of drugs trafficking on Thursday in Kerry

The incinerator will have an operational life of 30 years. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Indaver says it is seeking to establish exact sequence of events that led to fatal explosion

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Detained yacht is being searched by specialist customs and excise officers at Kinsale

Karl O’Brien: ‘I have my own apartment. If I lose it I am back to square one – to hostels and addiction’

Court heard accussed was hit on head withhammer during the incident in Cork city

INMO nurses and midwives protest at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

‘If you want to torture people, send them to A&E’ – southern nurses hit out at lack of plan

Keen soccer fan: President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Organisers ‘honoured’ that Higgins will attend match in memory of late player

The boy was rushed to Cork University Hospital  where staff worked to resuscitate him but without success.

Baby discovered by mother with cord around neck when she went to check on her in Cork home

1,000 locals have signed petition opposing council plan to close Waterloo Junction

Senator Joan Freeman says that if elected president her “personal conviction would have absolutely no impact” on her public duty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Áras hopeful speaks of miracle cure and No in abortion referendum

File photograph of a puma. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

‘It is a very large cat and the reports we’ve received have been too credible to ignore’

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan: ‘We must get serious in our mission to make farming greener and cleaner.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

Phil Hogan says EU will reward farmers who make contribution to environmental targets

 Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath said the party would be in support of the reintroduction of some form of SSIA-type (special savings incentive account) scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland needs to adopt a prudent approach and work towards ending deficits in advance of inevitable downturn, says McGrath

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance Michael McGrath called Minister Eoghan Murphy’s threat “a headline-grabbing announcement to coincide with the Fine Gael think-in in Galway”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Threat to strip powers from local authorities will not come to fruition, says Fianna Fáil spokesman

Presidential candidate Gemma O’Doherty: said she had “a constitutional right to my good name”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Presidential hopeful asked about her claims of collusion in murder of Veronica Guerin

 The Republic of Ireland’s Liam Miller in action  during a friendly against Colombia  in 2008. File photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Sold-out benefit game for former international will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Joan Freeman said she found trying to effect change in the Seanad very frustrating. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Nine Cork Fianna Fail councillors backed Senator to run for president on Monday

People in Ireland and Europe need to do more to stop plastic ending up in our oceans as society is going to become more dependent on the sea for food, energy and jobs in the future, the Irish MEP has said.

Deirdre Clune: As world population grows, people will be more dependent on sea

Cork Simon described 2017 as yet another ‘very challenging year’ for the charity. Photograph: iStock

Numbers using charity’s services increased by almost a fifth in ‘very challenging’ year

Nearly 200 landowners are in talks with Kerry County Council over a proposed 20km greenway. Photograph: Kerry County Council

Kerry council in talks with 197 landowners in bid to get 32km greenway project on track

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy said if Dublin continues to expand its population at existing rates, it will ‘end up sliding in the sea’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four presidential hopefuls make pitch for nomination to Kerry County Council

Pieta House founder Senator Joan Freeman has received the backing of Cork City Council for her first nomination to contest the presidential election .   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Businessman Gavin Duffy gets backing for Áras bid from councillors in Meath

 Martin Mansergh: said the diverse range of presidential candidates seeking a nomination showed the criteria were ‘neither too liberal nor too restrictive’.

Former Fianna Fáil TD says office of president has become a unifying figure

Micheál Martin: ‘It’s a scandal the Assembly and the Executive are not in situ’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Collapse of Northern Executive undermines people’s faith in politics, says FF leader

Although blue sharks are the most common species of shark in Irish waters, they rarely bite humans. Photograph: iStock

Belfast man sustained a serious lower arm injury while deep-sea angling

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

FF leader rules out coalition but says apology from SF for IRA atrocities would be ‘very significant’

A teenager has been released without charge after being arrested in connection with the seizure of €30,000 worth of drugs in east Co Cork.

Teenager released without charge after being arrested over delivery of cannabis herb

Micheál Martin would be not drawn on where talks with the SDLP would lead in terms of a merge of the two parties.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘There is a large middle ground in the North who want bread and butter issues of the day dealt with competently’

President Michael D Higgins arrives at the Tallaght Stadium on Friday afternoon for the Fifa Women’s World Cup qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil leader says President is ‘best-placed’ to handle centenary celebrations

The davit from the ‘Lusitania’ at the Old Head of Kinsale Lusitania Museum.

Lifeboat davit is the largest artefact recovered from wreck of the liner sunk in WW1

No long term strategic planning by the Irish bishops, said Fr Bernard Cotter. Photograph: iStock

Importing clergy from abroad will not provide a proper solution, says Fr Bernard Cotter

Dr William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairman of the Irish Catholic humanitarian aid agency Trócaire. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

The leading Irish Catholic charity to withdraw investment in oil companies to fight climate change

Fionn Doyle (7) pictured in a Garda car in Kildorrery, north Cork. His mother Eimear put out an appeal for people to send him a card for his birthday - and thousands of people from all over the world responded. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fionn’s mother explains they were told by doctors that he might not see his seventh birthday so aggressive was his cancer

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision.

GRA says many members left distressed after visiting crime scenes are unaware of supports

Gardaí and Customs officers recovered 100g of crystal meth with a street value of €6,000. Stock photograph: Getty

Accused remanded on bail after being charged with two offences

The crystal meth seized in Cork. Photograph: Revenue

Customs and gardai recover 100g of synthentic drug worth €6,000 in joint operation

Actor Cillian Murphy is to narrate a three-part documentary version of Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cillian Murphy to narrate screen version of one of publishing's more unlikely successes

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

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