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Investigators believe the two guns, a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, were disturbed by workmen on a construction site on the city’s northside. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have have sent two handguns found on a Cork building site for ballistics analysis to see whether they may be linked to a number of shootings in(...)

A file image of the  former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork. Photograph:  Provision

The Mayor of Cork County, a survivor of the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork, has apologised on behalf of Cork County Council for failing to e(...)

‘He went into a trade that is full of risks and he has to take the penalty,’ said Judge Ó Donnabháin as he jailed the man for eight years. Photograph: iStock

A man described as a “major cog” in a drugs distribution network in Cork has been jailed for eight years after he was caught by gardaí with almost €80(...)

The Southern Region Dog Unit and members of the divisional search team did not find any other suspicious items.

A sawn-off shotgun and ammunition were found by gardaí in Cork city on Tuesday. A search was carried out of the area next to the cemetery off Skehar(...)

Specialist crews from ENEDIS, the electric grid operator for much of France pictured leaving Midleton, east Cork, following their work helping ESB Networks. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

From Malin to Mizen and back – that’s how much conductor cable ESB Networks has replaced over the past seven days as repair crews worked around the cl(...)

Eoghan Murphy said he expects the issue of local government reform in Cork to be finalised within weeks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has defended his department officials over their handling of proposed local governme(...)

The former Great Southern Hotel in Killarney, which will return to its former name in January 2016

The grand dame of Killarney hotels will return to its roots next year, with a comeback for the monicker it held for more than a century. On January 26(...)

Labour TD Sean Sherlock said he had taken soundings on a daily basis from Labour Party members  and the clear view was the party should regroup in opposition rather than enter any coalition arrangement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Labour TD has come out strongly against any move to re-enter coalition with Fine Gael to break the current impasse, saying he believed the party did(...)

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to create a Metropolitan Cork with a population of around 250,000

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to cr(...)

Omphalodes ‘Starry Eyes’. Photograph: Paddy Tobin

What is your favourite Irish plant? And no, you’re not allowed to say shamrock … Instead, I’m thinking of the thousands of wonderful garden plants (...)

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