Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney has confirmed he expects to be in a position to publish the report of an advisory group looking at local g(...)

 The advisory group is to consider the strategic role of Cork city as a regional growth centre. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty

The advisory group examining local government reform in Cork needs to come up with proposals in the first six months of this year to allow preparation(...)

The original plan for the site, which was owned by Heineken Ireland, involved the construction of a 6,000 seat events centre

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has expressed confidence that a €50 million events centre for Cork will proceed and that a clearer timeframe for th(...)

Alf Smiddy: the former managing director of Beamish & Crawford has been appointed an independent director of the ESB. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Siemens executive Paul Lynam and businessman Alf Smiddy are set to join the ESB board. The Government has approved the appointment of both men (...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney said all options regarding local government reform in Cork remained on the table. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney said he is confident Cork City Council and Cork County Council will reach agreement on local government re(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘I’m pretty confident that it is possible to put a compromise position that everyone can be reasonably happy with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has revealed that he hopes to make progress on getting consensus on local governme(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘I think it is possible to design a solution that the city and county can live with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has said he maintains the view that local government structures in Cork are not de(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald set out his party’s plans for the justice system. Phoitograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has moved to reassure the public that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will be given the resources to combat gangland crime a(...)

The site in Washington Street in Cork city centre

Two Cork sites, one in the city and the other 14km to the south, come fresh to the market this week with strong development potential. The city centre(...)

The Beamish and Crawford cooperage in 1900. The brewery was once the biggest in the country, producing more stout than Guinness

It once was Ireland’s biggest brewery, producing more stout than Guinness and exporting it as far afield as Australia, the United States and the Carib(...)

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