Some €31,500 in cash was seized during the raids. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Bank account frozen and documentation taken from solicitor and accountant as gang targetted

John Casey Junior and John Casey Snr leaving  Killarney District Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Michelle Cooper Galvin

Judge warns Kerry men they may face jail for consistent lack of cooperation with Department of Agriculture

Michelle Walsh holds a photograph of her late daughter, Hollie Gilson. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Michelle Walsh says the health system did not provide supports for her daughter

Michelle Walsh, Coolbaun, Fethard, Co Tipperary holds a photograph of her late daughter, Hollie Gilson. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

Hollie Gilson (26), who died following a series of seizures after ingesting toxic levels of painkillers, had a history of attempte(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “If you are the directly elected lord mayor of Cork city, for example, you will arguably be the most influential and powerful politician in the country outside of Cabinet.” Photograph: Clare Keogh

Plebiscites in Cork, Limerick and Waterford will gauge support for idea, campaign hears

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  ‘It is not acceptable for an organisation like the FAI to come to an Oireachtas committee and essentially stonewall them.’ Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Coveney says Delaney’s refusal to answer questions to Oireachtas was ‘frustrating’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: he  had said a decision on whether to proceed with the plan to roll out high-speed internet access to rural Ireland  would be made by Easter. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says Ministers will not meet Easter timeline outlined by Varadkar

Mikolaj Wilk and  his wife Elzbeta. Mr Wilk was killed at his home at Maglin near Ballincollig on June 10th, 2018. File photograph: Provision

Irish man being questioned over killing of Mikolaj Wilk in Ballincollig last year

A map showing the new boundaries of the extended Cork city. Image:

City boundary extension at end of May will be the first in 50 years

Leo Varadkar said John Delaney is not a public servant, and therefore not accountable to the Oireachtas. Photographer: Jasper Juinen

Delaney was ‘within his legal rights’ to stay silent but FAI must be accountable, says Taoiseach

Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Mikolaj Wilk killed by a machete-wielding gang in front of his wife and children

Joshua Allen, son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen, pictured arriving with his legal counsel at Midleton District Court, Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Son of Rachel Allen entered a signed plea of guilty on charges involving cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply

Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Officers detain Latvian national as part of their investigation into Co Cork killing

Students Sean O’Sullivan; Eoghan Kenny and Luke Kennedy pictured on the site of the 2016 school fire at Patrician Academy secondary school in Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Eleven classrooms were destroyed by fire in 2016 at Patrician Academy in Mallow

Elzbieta and Mikolaj Wilk. File Photograph: Provision

Polish national died after gang broke into his Co Cork house and attacked him

Fr Fintan Gavin says mass at St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Bishop John Buckley is stepping down after over 20 years in the position

The N71 road near Skibbereen. Photograph: Google Street View

Woman in her 50s was going to visit elderly relative when she was killed outside Skibbereen

Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, Mayor of the County of Cork (sitting), with Denis Healy, Tabor Group chairman, Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade and Dr Niall O’Keeffe, Tabor Group CEO, at the official opening of Tabor Group’s new centre Tabor Fellowship House at Spur Hill, Co Cork. Photograph Provision

Tabor Group’s new facility will see annual occupancy increase from 50 to 150 a year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Castletroy, Limerick on Friday.Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Tanaiste welcomes May’s decision to delay but calls for credible plan

The gang broke into the house Micholaj Wilk shared with his wife, Elzbeta and their two young children at Maglin near Ballincollig. Photograph: Provision

Micholaj Wilk was killed when a gang broke into his family home in Cork last June

It is understood that the officer also borrowed a Garda jacket which he was wearing when he filmed himself engaging in the sex act with the woman. File photograph: Getty Images

Officer was filmed engaging in a sexual act on the bonnet of a Garda car while off duty

Paramedics were unable to save a man who was stabbed several times in the abdomen at his home in Co Cork late last year, an inquest has heard.

Gardaí granted adjournment of hearing due to woman being set to face trial over death

A 60-year-old man bled to death after he was shot in the left arm while working late at night near Macroom in Co Cork last year, an inquest has heard.

Gardaí apply to have Derry Coakley’s inquest adjourned as man is currently before courts

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (left) has said that the DUP has not represented Northern Ireland following the unionist party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds’ (right) comments. Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters and Niall Carson/PA Wire

Coveney reiterates DUP does not represent majority view in Northern Ireland

The MV Astoria due to dock in Cobh on Monday.

Tanaiste says plan to reduce number of passenger ships could hit tourism

The Burning of Cork, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

Commemoration should have particular focus on Burning of Cork, meeting hears

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce annual networking dinner in the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Friday evening. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Tánaiste says ‘new phase’ of Irish Brexit preparation to happen this weekend

Ahead of the the start of “summer time” at 1am on Sunday when clocks should be put forward one hour, Minister for Justice Chalrie Flanagan said EU plans to do away with daylight savings time in the next two years could present problems if it resulted in a time difference on either side of the Border.

Decision will come down to public reaction to the proposals and whether Britain will do the same, Minister signals

Paul Higgins and son Zac. Photograph: Facebook

Zac Higgins remains in an induced coma after being struck by a car outside home on Monday

The man took the witness box to deny the charge and said that he never hit or struck his daughter.

Father denied assault charges, after incident reported to gardaí by two women

Alice O’Sullivan, mother of the late Leah Troy, arriving at  Cork City Coroner’s for the inquest into her daughter’s death.

Inquest jury returns verdict of accidental death in case of Leah Troy (1) from Cork

Marie Downey who died in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her baby boy passed away two days later. He was four days old. Photograph: Facebook

Woman’s newborn son, Darragh, found underneath his mother, also dies

Paul Higgins and his son Zac.

17-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after car hit Zac Higgins (2) and failed to stop

Marie Downey, who died with  her baby son Darragh  in tragic circumstances at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Facebook

Marie Downey, who had epilepsy, and her newborn baby died in ‘tragic occurrence’

Gerard Kelly began a hunger strike outside of the Dáil to highlight his concerns in relation to the introduction of the controversial Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Seanad passes Bill to restore rights of northern fishermen to six-mile zone

Gardaí will forensically examine car found abandoned near collision in Mahon

A Norwegian airline Boeing 737-8JP plane lands at the Riga International Airport, Latvia March 15, 2019. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Customers to be transported by bus to and from Dublin after Boeing 737 Max banned

‘We need to see what happens in Westminster over the coming days and weeks,’ Leo Varadkar said. Photograph:  Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will be ‘as ready as we can’ for no deal, Simon Coveney says

‘I think the people here should realise all the people here are not terrorists,’ Lisa Smith told CNN. Photograph: CNN

‘I’m already in prison’, says Dundalk native suspected of association with Isis

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said ‘the most important transformation in transport will be the replacement of conventionally fossil-fuelled vehicles with cleaner more efficient alternatives’. File photograph: Getty Images

Eco-friendly journey to use biomethane in bid to play part in reducing carbon emissions

A toilet  at Charleville CBS in Co Cork, where part of the roof recently fell in.

Charleville CBS principal has threatened to shut the school due to its ‘dire’ conditions

A 30-year-old man has been  charged in relation to a serious assault which has left a 73-year-old man in a critical condition in a Cork hospital. File photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan O’Driscoll is accused of attacking Christy O’Callaghan as he slept in his van

Charleville CBS primary school. Image: Google Maps

Prioritisation of upgrades to existing schools needed, Fianna Fáil leader says

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a man in his 30s for questioning following the discovery and seizure of €70,000 worth of drugs when they stopped a car in the suburbs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Detectives recover kilo of cocaine which they believe was destined for local Cork market

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged people not to turn the delay in starting work on the Cork Event Centre into “a political football”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Tánaiste says legal issues over the €30m State aid investment need to be resolved

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting ahead of the European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Taoiseach meets prime minister in Brussels after warning against ‘rolling cliff edge’

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

Inquest hears details of fatal injury to Damien O’Brien (28)

Black plastic and evidence bags protect a part of the crime scene in     Sleaveen car park, Macroom, where a man in his 70’s, was seriously assaulted. Photograph: John Delea.

A man (30s) has been arrested following assault which left Christy O’Callaghan hospitalised with life threatening injuries

Richard Satchwell holding up a photo of his wife Tina at their home in Youghal. Photograph: The Irish Examiner

Supt Colm Noonan confirmed gardaí have been liaising closely with Interpol to try find her

North Main Street, Youghal. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí say nothing to suggest anything suspicious about fire

A spectator at the  St Patricks Day Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Missing team raises eyebrows in Limerick, while Belfast promotes itself as ‘city of equals’

John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

Bere Island native John McCarthy was described as a ‘quiet, unassuming man’

Gardaí say the direction of their investigation will be determined by what medical experts at Temple Street Children’s Hospital tell them about how the infant might have sustained its injuries. File photograph: Eric Luke

Infant transferred from Tipperary to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin

School pupils  during a global protest for action to tackle climate change, outside the Dáil in Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fridays for Future: ‘These are our lives that are being put in danger. Politicians, do something’

John Kelly (centre), whose brother Michael died during Bloody Sunday, during a press conference in reaction to today’s Bloody Sunday prosecution announcement  in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Appalling that Britain intends to amend legacy system to protect former state forces – SF

Martin Graham claimed he had accepted cash, clothes and cannabis from gardaí in return for trying to get Ian  Bailey to speak about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s death.

Former British soldier Martin Graham had served in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles

Aoife O’Connell (21) from Ballintemple in Co Cork, was  hit by a motorist in Utrecht in the Netherlands, where she had been studying. Photograph: Facebook

People in shock over death of Aoife O Connell, says local councillor

Half of Irish consumers shop online, while  38 per cent of 25-34-year-olds shop online on a weekly basis. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Charter promotes customer service in hopes of bringing more shoppers to high street

John “Buddy” O’Brien, outside  Mallow Court last year. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Accused had duped pensioner into handing over cash in supermarket carpark

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Raise the Roof march is told there should be increased funding for public housing, an end to evictions and a cap on rents

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Trade unions, political parties, student and  community groups are to join forces in Cork at 5pm on Monday for a rally calling for action on the housing crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Unions, community groups and housing bodies to gather for event at City Hall at 5pm

Mick Ryan: lived on Popes Quay in Cork city centre with his wife, Naoise, and two young children

Clare man lived on Popes Quay in Cork city centre with his wife and two children

Rob Heffernan celebrates winning gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championshops in Moscow on August 14th, 2013. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Over 50,000 people expected to see over 50 groups, 2,000 participants in parade

The former purpose-built Orange Order lodge in Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Buildings of Ireland

Historian Quincey Dougan has spent years researching the Orange heritage across Ireland

Gardaí seized €94,000 worth of cocaine

Gardaí seize almost €100,000 worth of cocaine from Sandor Banati

Jonathan O’Sullivan (29) from Kanturk Co Cork who received  a three-year suspended prison sentence in Cork Criminal Court for the manslaughter of a father of five in a one-punch attack.  Photograph:   Cork Courts

Sentence handed down after manslaughter verdict brought in for one-punch assault

The former Beamish & Crawford site in Cork.

Proposed 6,000 seat venue on site of former Beamish and Crawford brewery has been hampered by delays, say advocates

Cllr Ted Tynan and local resident Noreen Murphy by site of Ellis’s Yard near Spring Lane, Cork City: Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Contractors begin removing tonnes of waste from Ellis’s Yard site in Ballyvolane this morning

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Family gives undertaking to notify the authorities if woman stops taking medication

Cynan Rees pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of possessing child pornography at his home on May 1st, 2014.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

Cynan Rees initially denied knowledge and said he was into naturism

Gardaí have opened an investigation into the death of a man at a sawmill in west Cork. File photograph: Getty Images

Health and Safety Authority, gardaí open investigations after victim is fatally struck by loader

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office as a precautionary measure and the man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital at around 10.15am on Tuesday for post-mortem.

Postmortem on 57-year-old is expected to take place at Cork University Hospital

File photograph of a member of the Army bomb-disposal team.

Viable device could have caused death or injury, Army bomb disposal team says

Corkwoman Mary Elmes, who saved Jewish children in occupied France from Nazi concentration camps

Mary Elmes, from Ballintemple, credited with saving 200 Jewish children during Holocaust

The decision by Bord Pleanála last July to grant planning permission for the upgrade of the N28 from Ringaskiddy to the Bloomfield Junction on the N40 South Ring Road was controversial.

Arguments about community rights v economic development likely to arise in court hearing

The council has estimated that the bridge will see up to 3.9 million users a year and result in a cutting of journey times of 1.8 minutes per day which will equate to savings of €11.20 per hour

Mother Jones, Mary Elmes and Joan Denise Moriarty among the names suggested

Michael O’Brien was charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply and possession of cocaine for sale or supply.

Michael O’Brien (44) brought before a special sitting of Mallow District Court

Gardaí recovered the drugs during a search of a farm in Bweeng near Mallow in north Cork on Saturday.

A 44-year-old man arrested following a series of raids at three locations

A businessman has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with a €10,000 drugs seizure by gardaí at a business premises in Cork on Wednesday.

Viktoras Andriejevas denies knowing about cannabis found on premises by garda sniffer dog

A man has been jailed for eight years for assaulting his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter, who was left with a life threatening skull fracture and other injuries.

Judge says 26-year-old’s lack of insight and remorse worrying aspects of case

 Luke “Ming” Flanagan: “While the council has occasionally made efforts to address this problem, most recently five years ago, they have failed utterly in their duties and responsibilities to the public, as have the Environmental Protection Agency”

Ballyvolane residents seek European environmental investigation of Irish authorities

Dan Breen of Cork Public Museum, Tom Dowdall, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn and Deborah Dowdall  with the marble bust of Terence Mac Swiney. The Dowdalls are grandchildren of Cork’s first female lord mayor, Jane Dowdall. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

Lord Mayor welcomes acquisition of two War of Independence-era artefacts

The court heard that one of the assailants pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed Mr O’Driscoll in the back, narrowly missing his lung. He then plunged the weapon into the victim’s shoulder. File photograph: Getty Images

Victim stabbed, kicked and punched by rampaging duo in early-hours Cork city attack

Photograph: iStock

Teacher (49) from Youghal found to have deleted thousands of pornographic images

Gardaí in Co Cork are awaiting postmortem results. File photograph: The Irish Times

Woman (88) suffering from Alzheimer’s disease walked over a mile in early hours of morning

Charles McCarthy, an Irish father-of-two who died in Perth, Western Australia

Fisherman Andrew Doan (35) was acquitted of murdering Charlie McCarthy after trial in Perth

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes (left): ‘I believe that armed conflict between Ireland and England was probably inevitable at some point’

Former Fine Gael leader tells Clonmult Ambush commemoration that British political understanding failed to appreciate Ireland’s un(...)

A hotels federation survey in Cork city and county reveals average occupancy rate of 74% , leading to fears that additional rooms could oversaturate the market if the Events Centre does not start soon. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 1,500 additional hotel rooms to come on stream in years ahead, says hotel organisation

Cork GAA star Ashling Thompson (28) at Cork District Court on Monday. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ashling Thompson (28) denies assaulting two young women

James D Watson pictured in Dublin in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

Nobel laureate’s comments on race ‘do not reflect’ college’s values, says authorities

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: ‘I believe that it is important a strong bond of working together between the PSNI in Northern Ireland, outside of the EU, and the Garda Síochána here continues.’ File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Minister stresses importance of continuing co-operation between Garda and PSNI

Gardaí are examining CCTV footage from Carrigaline to try to identify those involved in an incident in which a man in his 50s sustained serious head injuries. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man sustains fractured skull and bleed in the brain after hitting his head on the pavement

Impossible Love is among the offerings at this year’s festival

March festival to serving up mixture of love stories, comedies, war dramas and more

US engineer Albert Santiago. His case was adjourned until November. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Engineer pleaded guilty to endangerment and 11 counts of criminal damage at Cork hotel

Gerard Holland, 65, of Tir na Nean, Lislevane near Bandon pictured at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

Gerard Holland cut up cars and tractors stolen by gang with paramilitary links

Deirdre Kenneally, of  Kilworth, Co Cork, outside  Cork Circuit Court. Ms Kenneally had denied  62 charges that she stole money from Alice Twomey of Kilcor, Castlelyons. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney

Accused remanded on continuing bail to appear in Cork court again in May

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin directed the jury to find the accused not guilty before thanking them for their attention to the case which, he described as “unusual and very distressing” given the prevalence of suicide in Irish society.

Jury directed to acquit man after hearing he and woman who had intended to take their lives together had been psychiatric patients

Deirdre Kenneally (47) of Leitrim, Kilworth, Co Cork pictured at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts

Deirdre Kenneally denies stealing more than €11,000 from Co Cork widow

Trade union Siptu has deferred strike action by some 400 members at pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer after both sides agreed to attend a meeting at the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Workplace Relations Commission invites both sides to talks to avert strike action that had been due to start on Friday

O’Sullivan put his hands in his head and wept after the guilty verdict had been confirmed by the jury.

Victim died two weeks after single punch assault outside Kanturk pub, court hears

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