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Ten years ago poet and Fianna Fáil supporter Thomas McCarthy said the party was ‘not a political philosophy, as such’ but rather the combination of men, and it was largely men, of ‘certain social origins and frustrated private hopes’.

Ten years ago, just before Fianna Fáil’s decimation in the 2011 general election, poet Thomas McCarthy reflected in a column on the way in which Fiann(...)

“I lived a blissful childhood until I joined the scouts and met Dave Barry. He stole my youth and my innocence.”

Sexual abuse victims should not be afraid to raise the alarm because they will get justice, according to a sexual abuse survivor abused by Cork scoutm(...)

Former scout leader David Barry who has been jailed for five years after having pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to a total of 29 separate indecent or sexual assault charges on the boys between 1986 and 2008.

A 72-year-old former scout commissioner, who plied 10 teenage scouts with drink from a private bar at his home and showed them pornography before sexu(...)

David Barry pleaded guilty when he was arraigned on a total of 29 separate indecent or sexual assault charges. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 72-year-old former scout master has been remanded on bail after he pleaded guilty to indecently or sexually assaulting 10 boys at his Cork city home(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin inspects a Covid-19 vaccination unit in Cork City Hall in February. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A mass Covid-19 vaccination centre at Cork City Hall opened on Friday morning. Work began to convert the building into a vaccination centre in Febru(...)

David Barry was charged with sexual assault of the 15-year-old boy on a date between September 1st, 2007, and June 30th, 2008, in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 72-year-old former scout leader has been remanded on bail after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Cork city more than a decade(...)

“Thou dost have more hair than when last we met,” says John Spillane when my hairy face appears on his screen. “That’s a line from Coriolanus. I did i(...)

Niamh O’Sullivan and Geraldine Rea with twin girls Réidín and Aoibhín who were born on February 4th. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Two women from Cork have become the first same-sex couple in Ireland to be able to both register as parents of their newly born twins. Geraldine Rea (...)

Former scout leader David Barry (72): accused of  26 counts of indecent or sexual assault on eight boys and one count of attempted indecent assault on a ninth boy

A former scout leader has been returned for trial accused of 27 sexual offences against nine boy scouts in Cork city. David Barry (72) had been charg(...)

Harry Sheedy (55) from Bishopstown in Cork has worked as carpenter on Capitol Hill since 2014

A Cork man working on Capitol Hill has told how he found himself caught up in the drama in Washington earlier this week when pro-Trump supporters stor(...)

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