Clonakilty

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Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Our series on Irish tourist spots continues with a visit to the west Cork town, where property prices are rising, ‘especially since the pandemic’ (...)

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(...)

The judge said that Margaret Buttimer ‘has disregarded the rights to health and safety of those who work in frontline retail’. File photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Cork Court

A 66-year-old grandmother has been jailed for 90 days by a judge who said she had shown scant regard for the safety of others when refusing to wear a (...)

Glaslough, Co Monaghan, is  in the north of the county and home of luxury hotel Castle Leslie. File photograph: The Irish Times

The county with the greatest number of nominations in the Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland competition 2021 is now Co Monaghan, with 136 entr(...)

Margaret Buttimer is pictured leaving Bandon District Court on May 24th after receiving a suspended sentence for refusing to wear a face covering.

A 66-year-old grandmother, who told gardaí she didn’t believe in Covid-19 restrictions, has been remanded on bail after she pleaded guilty to two brea(...)

Margaret Buttimer is pictured leaving Bandon District Court after receiving a suspended sentence for refusing to wear a face covering in a Dunnes outlet. Judge Colm Roberts said she was ‘unrepentant and is likely to reoffend’. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts.

A Co Cork grandmother has received a suspended sentence over her refusal to wear face masks in a shop during the Covid-19 pandemic and a fine for verb(...)

Tommy Moyles, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: DOL

“Any competitor is a threat, and this is a big one,” says Tommy Moyles, as he tends his 130-strong herd of premium beef cattle on high ground overlook(...)

Prof Nick Payne and PhD researcher Haley Dolton from Trinity College Dublin’s school of natural sciences have returned from a week on the waves in which they managed to apply tags to four sharks

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have begun deploying a new form of tagging device on basking sharks off west Cork in a bid to learn more about(...)

The owner of the house told the court the defendant deliberately damaged the house so they couldn’t sell it to anyone else but him at a reduced price.

A tenant who put a family through a “living hell” by cutting the rafters on the house he was renting in a bid to force the owners to sell him the pro(...)

The O’Mahonys engaged with the Residental Tenancies Board seeking back rent from O’Connor. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A handyman tenant, who put a woman and her family through “a living hell” after he cut away the rafters on her house in an effort to force her to sell(...)

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