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

Ireland’s move towards reducing carbon emissions will move a step closer on Monday when passengers will make their first journey on a “green bus” duri(...)

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

Work on a €80 million events centre planned for Cork will commence before the summer, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. He called for “cool heads” and(...)

North Main Street, Youghal. Photograph: Google Street View

An 84-year- old woman living alone has died following a fire at her apartment in the centre of Youghal in Co Cork on Sunday evening. The alarm was ra(...)

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

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

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.

The death has taken place of an important witness whose handling by gardaí in the investigation into the 1996 murder of French film producer Sophie To(...)

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

Tributes have been paid to a young Irish student who was killed when she was hit by a motorist in the Dutch city of Utrecht where she was studying as (...)

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

Cork has become the first city in Europe to launch a customer service charter for businesses in a bid to help stores improve the shopping experience a(...)

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

A 42-year-old man has failed in his appeal against a nine-month jail sentence for stealing €700 from a 97-year-old man when he duped the pensioner int(...)

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

The Government should increase capital funding for public housing, end evictions and cap rents to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis, a Cork r(...)

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.

Trade unions and community groups are urging the public to support of a rally outside Cork City Hall this evening demanding radical action on the Stat(...)

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