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The proposed route of the new bypass.

Work will commence within weeks on the long awaited €280 million Macroom bypass, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said. Mr Creed conf(...)

Enhanced riverside route towards docklands at Albert Quay West. Picture supplied by Casy Communications

Plans for the controversial €140 million Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme will create some 8kms of new or improved riverside walk and cycleways, accordin(...)

The Minister said   Macroom had   suffered commercially in that traffic congestion had dissuaded people living in the town’s natural hinterland from coming in there to shop and do business.

The Government is committed to delivering on a near €300 million piece of infrastructure on the N22 which will improve connectivity between Cork and K(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

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 and Customs officers have uncovered an illicit vodka distilling operation in an area of Co Cork that is traditionally associated with producin(...)

Poulaphouca reservoir before it flows into the Liffey water treatment plant in Ballymore Eustace. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The ESB has warned people keen to cool off in the hot weather of the dangers and “potential serious consequences” of swimming in its reservoirs. It (...)

In November 2009, the ESB discharged large volumes of water from Inniscarra Dam which led to the River Lee bursting its banks downstream and extensive flooding in the western reaches of Cork city with the estimated damage totalling about €100 million. Photograph: KGalvin/Wikimedia Commons

The ESB has warned that there may be flooding of roads and lands upstream of Cork city over the coming days as it increases discharges from its dams a(...)

The flooding of November 2009 left the Grand Parade in Cork city centre submerged. Cork residents whose homes were flooded in 2009 have expressed disappointment that the ESB has chosen to appeal a High Court ruling which found it was substantially responsible for the flooding. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cork residents whose homes were flooded in 2009 have expressed disappointment that the ESB has chosen to appeal a High Court ruling which found it was(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city last week. The city is considering a plan to spend up to €100 million on measures including erecting up to 12km of protective barriers on the city’s quays. Photograph: PA Wire

A major flood relief scheme for Cork costing up to €100 million and aimed at preventing a repeat of this week’s severe flooding in the city will co(...)

Seán O’Sullivan was initially  given a 12-week ban by the Mid-Cork board. This was reduced to eight weeks on an appeal after the authorities learned that he had earlier suffered a head injury in the match.

Sports organisations have a duty to prevent acts of “savage violence” on playing pitches and if they fail to do so, then the courts will deal firml(...)