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

The inquest heard there was no evidence of Jennifer  Dennehy being suicidal or intent on self-harm.

Coroner returns a verdict of death by misadventure for Jennifer Dennehy

Joanne Hayes in 1985. Ms Hayes was charged with murder on May 1st, 1984, but the charge was dropped. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People in Cahersiveen and Iveragh Peninsula to be asked for DNA samples

US singer Randy Newman has been forced to cancel his European tour due to illness. Photograph: Getty

Randy Newman has been forced to cancel his entire European tour

 Kerry Babies protest at Leinster House in 1985 supporting Joanna Hayes. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Murder inquiry into ‘frenzied’ killing of baby found on Cahersiveen beach

A 1985 file image of Joanne Hayes, who has received an apology over the botched garda investigation into the Kerry babies case. Image: Tom Lawlor.

Taoiseach apologised on behalf of State, saying Joanne Hayes had been ‘very badly treated’

Joanne Hayes, June 1985. A DNA test carried out late last year into Baby John, who was about five days old and had been dead for two days, proved Ms Hayes could not have been the mother. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gardaí plan to identify people to ask for DNA samples in a bid to identify relatives of infant

Garda Breda O’Donoghue, Det Walter O’Sullivan, Supt Flor Murphy and Det John Brennan  at the Kerry Babies press conference in Cahersiveen Garda station on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Gardaí begin new investigation into death of Baby John ‘as if it happened today’

Joanne Hayes picutred at the Kerry babies tribunal tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Peter Thursfield.

Regret expressed that it took so long to confirm Joanne Hayes is not Baby John’s mother

White Strand beach in Co Kerry where the body of ‘Baby John’ was found.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh  The Beach White Strand where the Kerry Baby named John was washed up in Caherciveen Co Kerry and found by farmer John Griffin. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

‘I was trying to say to myself it was a doll but deep down I knew it wasn’t’

Joanne Hayes: charges against her were dropped.

Regret expressed that it took so long to confirm Joanne Hayes is not Baby John’s mother

Man in 70s was walking on the outskirts of Clonakilty when he was struck by a car

Micheál Martin: “I will be making a comprehensive statement in due course.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader reading submissions made to Oireachtas committee before statement

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin “have tried to change the narrative of what happened”.

Martin welcomes McElduff exit but controversy ‘evidence of poor Sinn Féin judgment’

 Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael TDs and senators meet to debate abortion

Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael wants to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

‘Nobody in Fine Gael will be taking Fianna Fáil for granted,’ says Tánaiste

The Anglesea Street Courthouse refurbishment will involve an expansion of the existing landmark building to include six courtrooms and improved custody cells. Image: Courts Service

Work on Anglesea Street courthouse due to be finished by end of March

 Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster at the  Killarney Economic Conference in Co Kerry at the weekend. Photograph:  Valerie O Sullivan/PA

Simon Coveney hopes the resignation will provide ‘some positivity politically in Northern Ireland’

Man was charged with possession of cannabis herb for sale or supply. Photograph: Getty Images

Detectives find 10kg of cannabis herb during search of house in Ballymakeera village

Prof Gavin Barrett said it was clear from the UK perspective that its priority was not trade as it was “getting out of the best international trade deal in the entire world”. Photograph: iStock

Brexit negotiations unique in terms of international trade deals, says EU law expert

‘There is a moment in time when there will be a flip between the older and the young population,’ said Prof Catherine Barnard of University of Cambridge.  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Brexiteers underestimate impact of WTO rules on sovereignty, economic conference told

Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with her husband, former Senator Paul Bradford. File photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Bradford and Lucinda Creighton expelled after voting against Bill in July 2013

Hassan Bal, who was born in the UK but came to Ireland when he was 12 and holds Irish citizenship, spoke only to confirm his identity and his guilty pleas to both charges.

Hassan Bal remanded in custody after pleading guilty to two separate terrorist-related offences

Members of Youghal RNLI boarded the fishing boat with a salvage pump and quickly began to pump the water overboard. Photograph: Youghal RNLI

Irish Coast Guard also assisted in operation at Whiting Bay off Ardmore in Co Waterford

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: had a preliminary discussion with the Attorney General about holding a commission of investigation into the handling of complaints against Kenneally in the 1980s by various state agencies.  Photograph:

Minister to explore holding a commission of investigation into handling of complaints

The latest discoveries at the South Main Street site confirm Cork’s significance in the Hiberno-Norse world, archaeologist says

Items including swords and foundations of buildings found at site of the planned events centre

The occupants of the car involved in the collision were unharmed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Cork woman questions why crew had to stay with her for two hours while she was processed

 Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with her husband, former Senator Paul Bradford. File photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Bradford says he heard rumour but is not interested in running for party in Cork East

The proposed boundary represented a compromise as it excluded Carrigtwohill and Little island which had also been recommended for inclusion in a report

FF and FG will support legislation to give effect to controversial extension, says Terry Shannon

The Baltimore lifeboat, the Alan Massey. File photograph: Provision

Baltimore RNLI brought man ashore from Sherkin Island days after operation on Heir Island

Cork University Hospital patient transfer: purpose is to free up capacity so more patients can be admitted from the emergency department. Photograph: Patrick Hogan/Provision

CUH frees up beds for new admissions by moving some non-complex cases elsewhere

Gardai have  begun harvesting CCTV footage from the Passage West area to see if it can explain what happened to the man.

Investigation appears to rule out possibility that man was hit and run victim

Bill Kenneally. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Man claims gardaí were aware as far back as 1979 that Kenneally was abusing boys

Polish national (38) to be charged with the murder of Marek Swider (40) after card game

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